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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
Ranked #1 of 109 Hotels in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We spend a few days every spring break in KC, lodging in the Plaza area with our two daughters to be well-positioned for shopping expeditions. This year both daughters had other plans, so my wife and I upgraded our hotel to the Raphael. What a treat! Unlike other Plaza area hotels, the Raphael is a destination in itself. Room had excellent view. Bath well-lit - my wife loves to read in the tub. Staff very friendly and helpful. Live jazz in the club downstairs. Outdoor patios, great for nibbling your pastry and sipping your coffee in the morning. Location south of the Plaza makes an easy walk south on Main Street to new restaurants and old standbys such as Minsky's Pizza and Eggstc, as well as Visitation Catholic Church for mass. Caveat: super-firm mattress - I liked it but my wife did not.

Room Tip: Ask for a Plaza view on an upper floor
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Steve560, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Thank you for upgrading your stay and a letting the kids do their thing. The Raphael is perfectly positioned for shopping and dining. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your return next year.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Raphael for Valentine's Day and the hotel did not disappoint. The service was wonderful. I ordered an in-room massage and the front desk did a great job of fulfilling my last minute request for my wife. She said the massage was amazing and it really was not that pricey. There is some great shopping near by and a wide range of restaurants. Also we had breakfast at the hotel and the food was fabulous. Enjoy this rich culture hotel in KC and you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Steve560, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Thank you for your great comments. We are happy to coordinate massages or anything that will make your stay enjoyable. Thank you and please come again.

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Reviewed 20 April 2012

I was completely blown away by this hotel. I travel a lot and the level of service from the staff, to the condition and amenities in the room were top notch. I travel a lot for work and it was a pleasure to discover this amazing hotel.

Room Tip: Overlooking the canal and the plaza. Fantastic.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Steve560, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2012

Dear Unexpected, now that you have discovered us, please make us your regular stop for both business and pleasure. Thank you for your great comments about the staff and hotel.

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Reviewed 19 April 2012

No cookie cutter rooms here! Had a room on the 9th floor that was very nice. Plenty of closet space, plenty of room. did not have the best view, mine was mainly of the Hotel Intercontinental across the street, but in talking to a few other guests, there are some rooms that offer a great view of the park or the Plaza, would suggest that you ask for one of them. The main room had a very nice HD flat screen along with one of the newer Keurig coffee makers. Wireless internet access was available and included in the price of the room. There was a mini bar available and surprisingly enough the prices were actually reasonable for the beverages and snacks. No $10.00 peanuts here. A very nice table and workstation were also in the room. To often you get a mini-bar and no room to put your drinks or items that you might like to keep cool. This room had both, which was an added plus. The bedroom was nice and for you iPod people, had a alarm radio which also charged your iPod at the base.
The bathroom has a nice soaking tub and shower, a little small, but it got the job done. The service was very good and the staff go out of their way to ensure that your needs are met. All in all a very good stay and you might do cheaper, but you won't do better in Kansas City.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Steve560, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2012

Everyone needs to be pampered and it sounds like that was accomplished with your stay at The Raphael. Thank you for enjoying the many amenities that The Raphael offers. We look forward to your next pampering.

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Reviewed 19 April 2012

What a wonderful treat in KC! This all suite hotel offers all the amenities you'd expect to find in a much pricier hotel. Perfectly clean, wonderful robes, nice bath amenities, comfy towels and linens
and Key Lime pie chocolate waiting in my room upon arrival? Not to mention the complimentary valet parking and wireless? I won't stay anywhere else in KC!
The decor is relaxing and the business traveler has plenty of room to spread out.
I didn't have an opportunity to enjoy the restaurant on property, but it sounds wonderful. My in-room dining was perfect. Can't wait to come back. Oh, and the staff is great too :)

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Steve560, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2012

Thank you for staying with us and using Raphael’s signature bath amenities. It’s great to hear that we could accommodate your business traveling need with the large desks. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 15 April 2012

Wow, this is a great historic hotel. The employees from both the hotel and the restaurant Chaz were exceptional. My little girl felt like Eloise from the Plaza hotel in New York. The rooms were elegant and very clean. The breakfast served in the room was wonderful. I can't wait to stay here again.

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the Plaza.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Steve560, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2012

What an honor to say your daughter felt like Eloise from The Plaza in New York. The staff takes great pride in making everyone feel welcomed and special. Thank you very much for spending your girls weekend at The Raphael.

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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We stayed three nights and fell in love with the hotel. Food was really good and the bar in the evening was superb with live music, the bed was wonderful but it was the staff who really made the place. They were really attentive and friendly without being over the top. But the hotel is also brilliantly positioned so you can walk to a huge range of excellent shops and restaurants. It was a great weekend.

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Steve560, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2012

Thank you for the great comment about our attentive staff. We are very proud of the level of service they provide to each and every guest. Thank you for joining us in Chaz for food and live music. We look forward to your return to The Raphael.

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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 Business Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#2 Family Hotel in Kansas City
Price Range: £179 - £314 (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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