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Review of The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
Ranked #1 of 109 Hotels in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Abilene, Kansas
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68 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great weekend getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Lovely boutique hotel. Awesome friendly staff with the best location in all of Kansas City.
Suites are well appointed they may run small due to the age of the hotel but our suite was plenty large for our needs and we booked the smallest available. The dining is wonderful. A classic luxury hotel with midwest hospitality and laid back atmosphere. Great for business or pleasure and perfect for special weekend get aways to the Plaza.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wandersfar
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

We stayed in a junior suite. Accommodations are lovely and the room (overlooking the parking lot) was very quiet. The staff are all friendly and helpful. I appreciate that I was given the bottom line price when I booked so that there were no surprises when the express checkout statement was slid under the door.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

The Raphael was a treat venue for a small company meeting that I attended. The rooms were spacious & well-appointed. The staff was among the best I have experienced. Wireless internet was fast. New flat screen TV's gave a great viewing experience. The catered light evening meal & the breakfast were both good, but I don't think they were indicative of what a good dinner in the basement dining could be. Country Club Plaza & Brush Creek adjacent to the hotel provide a great view for the rooms facing the front of the hotel. The Plaza features numerous shops & restaurants, but more interesting is the classic Spanish architecture & public art works including statues, murals & fountains ih the creek. These make the area a great place for a walk.

Room Tip: High & facing Country Club Plaza & Brush Creek.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Couldn't help but feel like I was getting ripped off. The hotel is gorgeous and Valentines day was alot of fun, but the view I had was of the parking lot. After staying at the Q hotel and spa it seemed like alot better value. Also the construction outside my window woke me up in the morning.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Missouri
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43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

We used Marriott points to stay at the Raphael for our 20th anniversary celebration. The staff was excellent, our room superb (8th floor suite with a view of the plaza) and our stay was wonderful. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel's restaurant (Chaz on the Plaza). It was wonderful to have such a fine quality restaurant within the hotel so that we were able to check in and enjoy the evening without ever leaving the hotel!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

When I arrived at the Raphael, they had no record of my prepaid reservation! Once I produced the proof of booking it appeared that a recent system upgrade had seen my reservation disappear into the ether! Not a problem for the Raphael, and I was soon checked in to a beautiful 1 bedroom suite with a view over the Plaza - much more palatial than I had booked.

This place is a very nice hotel, with an attention to detail that is rare. The restaurant/bar in the basement is very pleasant and the food was very, very good. This best service I have had in the US and the central location to the Plaza meant that there was plenty to see and do over the couple of days I was there on business.

For a business traveller this place is hard to beat.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Markylush
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Nashville, TN
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

I had a king suite overlooking the Plaza. Absolutely gorgeous and the best and friendliest service anywhere!! Love the doormen, wait staff in restaurant, front desk.

Room Tip: third floor king suite overlooking Plaza. Gorgeous.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pearl43
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Additional Information about The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Property: 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 Business Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#2 Family Hotel in Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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