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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
Ranked #1 of 109 Hotels in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Kansas
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73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Romantic destination in Kansas City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

The suite with the soaking tub is the best. Watching tv while soaking in the huge tub was priceless. The beds are sooooo comfortable, that I wanted to take it home. The front desk staff are wonderful and help you indentify the best restaurants on the Plaza.

Room Tip: Get the bridal suite for the tub!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 11 July 2012
Dear Romantics,

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We truly appreciate hearing back from all our guests. We pride ourselves in being the best! Please come back and see us again soon!
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Fairhope, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

We recently spent 3 days at the Raphael Hotel and it met our very demanding expectations. It was spotless, the staff was attentive and professional, the food was excellent and the location was perfect for our needs. We will certainly return.

Room Tip: A higher floor, plaza view is best
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 9 July 2012
We are so appreciative of your kind comments. It is always so helpful to share these type of experiences with all the people who strive everyday to provide all the services you described. We want to be your home away from home whenever you are visisting Kansas City!
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st. louis, mo
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74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

we met our former neighbors in Kansas City for a long weekend. They had never visited KC so we thought the Rapahel would be a nice place to be close to the plaza. The service and staff was exceptional. Everyone from the front desk staff to maintenance and housekeeping were so very friendly. Free self parking was a surprise at this caliber of hotel. Live classical music outdoors on the weekends contributed to the overall ambience. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 8 July 2012
Thank you so much for choosing the Raphael for your reunion with your friends. We truly appreciate your kind words, as it gives us the opportunity to share them with all the people who strive to make each visit a memorable occasion. We will look forward to your return.
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Our family traveled to Kansas City for a long weekend. We hadn't stayed at the Raphael for years and boy, have things changed at this property. We've traveled to a lot of great places over the years and this has to be one of the nicest places we've ever stayed at in the area. We had three rooms and were in close proximity to each other. It's a beautiful hotel and as we arrived on Friday afternoon, a string group was playing outside the hotel. There was lemonade and mini shortcakes in the lobby for guests. Our rooms were well-furnished, with plush towels, great bath products, a Keurig coffee machine, a refrigerator, and the list could go on. Everyone who works at the hotel was gracious and spoke to us. The restaurant Chaz is a great place for breakfast too. It's so close to the Plaza too. This is a lovely property and I'd highly recommend it to you. We plan on returning to the Raphael! By the way, the chocolate chip cookies were tasty!

Room Tip: Fun family vacation to Kansas City and the Plaza!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank teach2travel58
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, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 3 July 2012
Dear Weekend Family,

WOW, thank you so much, we could not have said it any better! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience as guests of the Raphael. Your experience is exactly what we strive to achieve with every guest. Your kind comments are particularly helpful, as we can share them with all of our associates here at the Raphael who all work so hard to make it all happen on a daily basis. Thank you again and we will look forward to your return!
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

The hotel was very clean and beautiful. Great location to restaurants and lots of shopping. Like that you are able to park yourself. We absolutely loved the chocolate chip cookies but wished they had left 3 instead of just 2 since there were three of us in the room. The only drawback was that we were on the fifth floor but could hear dogs barking in the morning.

Room Tip: Might want to try a room higher because of street noise
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank travelfun234
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, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 2 July 2012
Thank you so much for all very kind comments regarding your recent stay with us at the Raphael. Your satisfaction means so much to all of our associates who strive to make certain that everyone will receive the same type of service and experience as you described. We will look forward to your return in the near future.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012 via mobile

The Raphael Hotel is a very enjoyable place to stay if you are going to be in the Plaza. It is across the bridge from all the shopping , and restaurants , and the Mill Creek Park. The staff are super friendly, the evening bands are great. The cookies , chocolate covered strawberries, and cold juice are a great treat as you come and go thought the hotel during the day. They have easy parking , or you can valet with the front door attendant both are easy to do. Great place .

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 2 July 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience while a guest at the Raphael. Your total satisfaction is always our number one goal, and your comments really helps us to achieve that goal. Thank you again for your input and your patronage, we will look forward to your return.
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Doha, Qatar
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

I stayed at the property for a conference back in April. I previously lived in Kansas City so knew of the hotel but never had a chance to stay. The staff and property were absolutely perfect. Very one was very professional and helpful. Room was very botquet like and the attention to detail and extras were very nice touches. The breakfast at Chaz was delicious.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
Dear Perfect Location,

Thank you for your wonderful compliments of our hotel and our associates. It is always so helpful to share comments like yours with all the people who work so hard everyday to make it all possible. We are very pleased you enjoyed CHAZ as well. Please visit us again soon!
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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 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Luxury 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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