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Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Ranked #21 of 109 Hotels in Kansas City
Charleston, West Virginia
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“Great stay at the Marriott!”
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Being in town for a event at the KC convention center, we needed a place to stay that was relatively close and clean. We decided upon the Marriott based on a rate that was given by our organization. We walked into the main building to find a efficient front desk and awesome concierge that assist in any way possible. We were placed in the tower building on the top floor (18th) and were amazed at the view being in a corner room and having the high ceilings being on the top. The room was spacious and spotless, however lacked a few things like extra electric outlets that would have made it perfect. Upon checking in we had a water pressure problem, but within 15 minutes someone was at our room and fixed it. In addition since we were there for the week we requested a refrig which was provided free of charge. The beds were comfy but the TV was a bit fuzzy. The main building was connected by way of bridge to the tower which was cool to walk over especially at night to see all the lights. In addition the main building houses a restaurant, coffee bar, and pool/fitness center which all proved useful and efficient during my stay. The bus line will pick you up right out front and for three dollars one can hop on and hop off all day... what a deal! and go places like country club plaza and the federal reserve. There is also a grocery store around the corner that has a great food area where one can get made to order sandwiches, fix a salad, or have sushi. Overall a great stay and a convenient location for power and light and the KC convention center! I will definitely stay again if back in KC!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2012

This hotel is just a few blocks, (within walking distance), of the Power and Light District. It is so nice and clean and the staff rocks. You ask for it and it is no problem to get it!

Room Tip: Ask for extra pillows. Their pillows are so great...I can never have enough.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Everything was great - friendly service, complementary iced-drinks, a fitness room on the top floor overseeing the entire city, a clean room, and amazingly soft pillows!!

The only one minor complaint is having the exact same breakfast (eggs/bacon/sausage/cereal/oatmeal/fruit) and the same snacks throughout the day (peanuts/pretzels/tea/coffee/other drinks/yogurt) in the executive lounge. It can get a little boring after a while!

The second minor complaint was that it was very expensive (over $200/night)!

Room Tip: Don't choose the room that's below the fitness room. You'll hear people running on trea...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Buckeye, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2012

Stayed here for a Trade Show. The KC Conv. Center is right across the street. This isn't the 1st time I have been here, and that's the issue. The hotel is the same as it was back in 2000. It really needs a make-over. In fact, it looks like that is what they are doing in the main looby, which was pretty ripped-up and closed off. This hotel has 2 wings-apparently they purchased an old hotel across the street and now have a connector you can use on the 2nd level. For the prices we paid, the quality level of the rooms just wasn't there. This should be above the level of, say, Hampton Inns, but I didn't see that. The rooms, at least in the tower wing, really need more outlets and better lights. The desk in the room really wasn't set-up for today's business needs-one outlet only under the desk, so you had to un-plug the phone to use your laptop or a charger.
It was clean, the bathrooms and bedding, etc. Not too noisy. Internet was $9.95 day. The Fitness Center is top-notch! I didn't eat at the resturant there-only one open. They have 2 bars-one in the main hotel(if you like the 70's look you will love this one)and one in the wing. The staff I encountered will all friendly and helpful.
Great location near a fun area called the Power & Light District-lots of places to eat there. You can walk there and it is safe around the area. Kansas City itself is a real surprising city if you have never been there-lots to see and do-a nice looking town.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Clean location, very helpful employees. Valet was good. Refrigerator available upon request in room. Lack of outlets. Stayed on 12th floor. Did not use breakfast or spa services.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2012

We stayed at this hotel, in the Mulhebach Towner, as part of a conference. The rooms are basic, but clean and usable. The two biggest complaints are the lack of outlets and lack of a safe in the room. I would think that a business hotel would provide adequate electrical outlets. I tried to get information from the information desk. There was no one there, but a woman at the front desk was very helpful, providing maps and information about the area. I like to take public transport when in a city. The bus service only comes every 20 -25 minutes! Best to taxi, although if you want a taxi, someone must call for you, give your name and then you wait for the taxi. I found the shops and restaurants very helpful with this, but you do have to wait - although the taxis do come much faster than you are quoted.

Upon arrival, there were 3 things not working in our room. I think these should have been noticed and repaired before the room was occupied. I will say in Marriott's defense, that when I called down to the desk to report the problems, they were taken care of in a timely manner.

The hotel is undergoing a remodel. Perhaps my complaints will be addressed as part of the remodel.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the park. This was very nice, but you face the main building that has lights ar...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2012

The view of downtown Kansas City from the 18th floor was amazing! So worth checking out. My King Room was spacious

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Property: Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Address: 200 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1638
Region: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Business Hotel in Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kansas City Marriott Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 983
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kansas City Marriott Downtown puts travelers in the heart of a lively downtown. Guests are just steps from the Power & Light District, with shopping, great restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. Kansas City Chief’s football, museums, jazz clubs and shopping at Crown Center and the Plaza, are minutes away. This premier hotel has two distinct towers: the Marriott Tower and the Muehlebach Tower which offer 983 luxury guest rooms and nearly 100,000 sq ft of diverse function space. The Kansas City Marriott Downtown is the KC's most popular venue for civic and social galas. ... more   less 
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