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“Beautiful property--exceptional staff--even a storm shelter!”

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Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita
Ranked #2 of 88 Hotels in Wichita
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at the Drury Plaza Broadview on two different occasions. Here are the short and long reviews. Short review: lovely renovation with luxurious details and spotless rooms, exceptional staff from the housekeepers to the GM and everyone in between, and many safety features like elevators that only work with room keys and a large storm shelter--something I have never read about in a review but think every hotel should include! Add on the 5:30 Kickback and complimentary breakfast, and why would you choose any place else downtown?

Long review: If you go to druryhotels.com and click on the esaver rate, you can stay at this beautiful property on the weekend for a bargain price. Choose an oversized room with a view if available; some top floor rooms have huge windows that overlook the river. You can specifically request these if you call the hotel directly; ask the reservation number to transfer you to the hotel to be sure you get the top floor with a river view. Very relaxing! Also relaxing is the beautifully landscaped river walk outside the hotel. The hotel has a large indoor pool area and both indoor and outdoor hot tubs. Also included are a business center and laundry facility for the business traveler. This is a prime location for weddings, reunions, etc. with large ballrooms. You will see why. We saw couples going to prom come here just to have their pictures taken.

Were there any drawbacks? We found a city room view to have some traffic noise; I am sure that guests from urban areas would not be bothered, but we wanted absolute quiet, which we found in a river view room. Like another reviewer, the large dispensers of shampoo, shower gel, and conditioner were not my favorites. When we treated my mother-in-law to a stay here, however, she loved that feature! She felt like it was much less wasteful than lots of small bottles.

I will close with perhaps the best feature: the staff. My experience with Drury Hotels has shown that service is a priority. Staff like Costello, who made me feel so appreciated, and Eric and Danielle, who made me feel so welcome, were highlights of our stay. I was also pleased to visit with the GM personally. Even one of the housekeeping staff stopped her work to say, "Good morning."

We can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: River view rooms are quieter. Some top floor rooms are oversized and include huge windows.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

My son was running at WCU and we booked this hotel. We were very pleased with this property, very clean rooms, the free breakfast was great and I always like the 5:30 kick back. I would stay at this hotel again.

Room Tip: Go for the suite
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

This is a great property. I can say I was very pleased with my stay with the single exception of having to have my room key reprogrammed twice during my short stay. Usually, not a big deal but this property uses the key to control access to the hotel, elevators, and guest floors. Finding out your key isn't working while trying to get on the elevator is a drag. Other than that, the hotel is great. Rooms are spacious, very clean and well appointed. HVAC worked great and was quiet. Bathrooms are nice but lack adequate ventilation and could use a fan. They also provide bulk shampoo, shower gel and conditioner through a dispenser in the shower. Not sure I am a fan of that. Three other positives are the morning free breakfast which beats all other chains. The evening reception is exceptional also. Lastly, the shuttle service from the airport is efficient and timely. Stay here.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Management response:Responded 26 June 2012

Thank you for your feedback about your stay with us. We offer our apologies for the difficulties with your keys during your stay. We have used your experience as an example to better inform our guests about the functionality of our state of the art KABA key system. We have had many guest compliments on the high level of security that it provides. Hopefully if you return to Wichita, you will give us another try. We appreciate your business and the opportunity to improve our guest's experience.

Scott M.Ragatz
General Manager
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

From the most hospitable staff to the cleanest comfort, this property is the best Drury we've stayed at so far. And Drury Hotels are very nice overall. Stayed at this historic Wichita hotel years ago when it was the Broadview & it was in need of a renovation then, but in came Drury and this place really shines.

Room Tip: if you partake in their free hot breakfast, get there right when it opens on a busy weekend
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 May 2012 via mobile

My husband and I had a great experience here. Our room was clean. The breakfast was good and the staff was excellent! Its located right along the river with plenty of places to walk or sit and relax. They offer a lot of free things to their guest and we thought that was awesome! We will be in Wichita again this month and are definitely staying here! I recommend this hotel!

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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Highly recommend the Drury Broadview. Rooms are clean and spacious. Staff is helpful. Easy to get to and close to downtown actitivies, especially anything in Century II. I highloy recommend eating dinner in AVI, which is attached to the hotel. They have a cheese and fruit plate appetizer that is supurb. Highly recommend starting off with that and a good bottle of wine. From there I will let your preferences be your guide, but all of the food is excellent.

The evening social time is okay. Wine, beer, sodas. About what you would expect as part of the hotel stay. The breakfast in the morning is very good. Again, the staff working both the evening reception and the breakfast are great. If you need something they were there to help you out.

Room Tip: If they are available try out on of the loft rooms. They only have 4, but they are wonderful. Make...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by our experience. The Drury is an older downtown hotel but recently renovated. It retains the charm of an older hotel with the modern conveniences that we all like so well! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is downtown but also fairly quiet, and of course is right by the river, which was a great place to walk!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita

Address: 400 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202-2902 (Formerly Radisson)
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Region: United States > Kansas > Wichita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Wichita
#2 Romantic Hotel in Wichita
#2 Business Hotel in Wichita
Price Range: £88 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita 3*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic Broadview Hotel opened in 1922 on the Arkansas River banks in Wichita. Our 2011 renovation preserved the large chandeliers, ornate ornamental features in the grand lobby, and the original mosaic mural in the Crystal Ballroom, which was installed by Native American artist Blackbear Bosin. The hotel is LEED(R) Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for energy-efficiency in the design. ... more   less 
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