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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
Ranked #1 of 109 Hotels in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 March 2011

Stayed one night. Some construction going on in the entrance and lobby. Great restaurant/room service. Terrific shopping and restaurants within walking distance. Wonderful room with separate dining and living area. I will defininitely go back.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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theraphael, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2011

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Reviewed 21 March 2011

I stayed in a suite at the Raphael with my husband. The hotel had a great ambiance with friendly staff always willing to provide help. Our suite overlooked the plaza and included 2 rooms. The bed was very comfortable with great bedding. The restaraunt was quiet and romantic with candles and white table cloths. Almost everything about the hotel was perfect. The only negatives would be room service (food arrived cold) and the elevators (really small and slow).
The hotel was lovely and we are already planning our next trip back!
We love staying at the plaza because of the shops and restaraunts. A trip is not complete without a trip to Jack Stack's BBQ for dinner. Swing by the Cheesecake Factory for a slice of cheesecake to go on your walk back to the hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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theraphael, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2011

Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Raphael.

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Reviewed 12 March 2011

This hotel was fantastic. It is historical which I love but more than that, it has a friendly, happy staff , complimentary valet parking and a wonderful location just across the street from the Plaza. The elevators were being renovated when I visited and this did make it challenging to get to your room but I know that if I enhoyed it this much with this issue, I will be even more happy when all is in working order during my next visit.

The decor of the Raphael is understated and elegant it is not over the top or modern in any way. The majority of the guests appeared to be 35+ and it probably would not be a good choice for children.

I thouroughly enjoyed the small bar and music at Chaz's downstairs and the breakfast food there is amazing!

Overall, a lovely relaxing stay!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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theraphael, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2011

Thank you for your positive comments, I will share your review with the staff. Thank you for staying at the Raphael!

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Reviewed 11 March 2011

The converted apartment consisted of fashion designed rooms, all different, furnished very nicely. But what particularly impressed me were how responsive the bell boy, front desk clerk, wait staff were to our requests.

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theraphael, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2011

Thank you for your feedback and for staying at the Raphael!

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Reviewed 10 March 2011

The staff was wonderful, friendly, and courteous. The hotel was clean, beautiful and in a great location. I would definitely stay here again next time we come.

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theraphael, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2011

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Reviewed 20 February 2011

It was so fun! We went there for my boyfriends birthday/valentines day. Everything turned out great. All the ammenties in the romance package made the whole experience worthwhile. And then being so close to all the resturants and shopping on the plaza was great. We walked to Houstons and the dinner was perfect. I cant wait to go back.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2011

My wife and I planned to come up to the Plaza from Topeka, KS for Valentines day and to go to the Capital Grille (which was amazing and you need to go to; read my review) and to stay here. The entire hotel seems to be pretty clean and nice considering its age. We got a presidential suite to be fancy for our date night. The room was everything we expected from the description online; nice big tub, a neat walk-in shower, very comfortable king-sized bed, it was very nice. The little bit of contact with staff we've had, has been very good with nice friendly people. When we came back from our meal at about 8:30, they had two fire pits outside where people were standing around with wine glasses, which seemed pretty fun! I especially like the remote blinds/curtains on the windows :) The only thing I have to complain about is that we ordered a cheese tray for room service from their Chaz restaurant. In the menu it cost $7, but after all of the charges (which the menu states, but I didn't realize it'd be so much) it came to almost $16! Plus, the tray only had seven, yes seven, pieces of cheese! So at about $2 per piece of tiny cheese...I'm not happy about with that, no matter how fancy the cheese is. Just wasn't what we were expecting. But that's probably more against Chaz, and not the hotel, so I still gave 5 out of 5 instead of 4 :) But all in all, it was a nice little getaway!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Address: 325 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112-2111
Region: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Business Hotel in Kansas City
#2 Family Hotel in Kansas City
Price Range: £165 - £291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Raphael Hotel is an elegant, charming boutique accommodation modeled on the finest small European hotels. Readers of Travel+Leisure voted The Raphael Hotel one of the 2015 T+L 500 World's Best Hotels. With a combination of a significant historic landmark, vintage hospitality, and individualized service, this Kansas City luxury hotel delivers a unique destination experience in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri's famed Country Club Plaza.The hotel's signature restaurant, Chaz on the Plaza, is noted for its intimate, romantic atmosphere and its distinct brand of modern, regional American cuisine. Menus offer a concise, yet diverse variety of appetizers, salads, soups, entrees and desserts. Signature items include fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and a hand-cut, wet-aged prime beef Kansas City strip steak that advances Kansas City's beef reputation. ... more   less 
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