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“Perfect location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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
New Braunfels, Texas
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12 reviews
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“Perfect location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

We had a long weekend in Kansas City and had a wonderful experience at the Raphael. The hotel has a wonderful restaurant and bar with a jazz combo playing, free parking free wifi and very comfortable rooms and beds , perfect location for local attractions, including the Nelson museum and plaza shopping district

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mary O
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
Dear Mary O,

Thank you for your description of our "perfect location", and all your kind comments regarding so many of our features at the Raphael and of Chaz on the Plaza. We are very appreciative to be able to share your comments with all of our Associates, who make it all happen.

Please plan on returning and seeing us again soon!

Best Regards,
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

We spent two nights in november here and got very well greeted and upgraded upon arrival. Very nice room. Clean and one of the best beds I have ever slept in. Great wi-fi.

The breakfast was a bit expensive, but delicious. Soft music to wake up to.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank BigBirger
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Dear Big Birger,

Thank you for sharing your recent experience while our guest at the Raphael Hotel. We truly appreciate your time and efforts. Please plan on retuning again one day!

Best Regards,
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Stockholm, Sweden
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We were fortunate to stay in this property for 3 nights, on a 3 week road trip of the U.S. that included 13 States and 18 different hotels. This was by far the best and one of the nicest places we have stayed globally. The lobby is tiny but tasteful; the rooms are large and comfortable with every kind of attention to detail; beds super comfortable with the highest quality of sheets; staff is fantastically trained and courteous; location is across the street from high end shopping; parking is FREE. The Chaz restaurant is a fun place for drinks and for all meals. The breakfast we had there was delicious. Scott was the best bartender we had on this trip and was fully informed of what to do/see in the city - a perfect travel partner for our trip, his drinks perfect and his German impressive! As we left the hotel we experienced an unfortunate situation that will go unwritten (because I don't want to detract from the hotel experience) but the hotel has assumed full responsibility and is working with us very professionally and efficiently to remedy the situation. First class all the way and it deserves all the outstanding reviews it receives. Not sure I will ever return to KC but if..the Raphael is the only place I would stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MafaldaNordica
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Dear Stockholm Guests,

How nice of you to share all your kind comments. We promise to include Scott and his skills with your remarks about him as well. Please keep us in mind if you do travel back this way again, we will be looking for you! Thank you again...

Safe Travels!
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Columbia, Maryland
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225 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

The Raphael has now become my home away from home in Kansas City. The hotel is terrific with clean, comfortable and well appointed rooms. There are bigger rooms in Kansas City, but few as nice. Not to be missed is the restaurant Chaz with one of the best breakfasts in town. The location is very convenient for meetings and across the way from the Plaza with numerous shops and fine restaurants.

What really continues to make the Raphael so strong is the excellent, friendly service of the staff.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MDFreqTvlr
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Dear MDFreqTvlr,

What a great E-Mail address by the way! Thank you so much for all your kind comments and thoughts about "your home away from home". That is exactly our goal we strive for everyday. Please plan on returning "home" soon....

Best Regards,
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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Stayed for our anniversary and had an excellent stay. Staff was very helpful and courtesy. Highly recommended for special occasions. Easy walking distance to the Country Club Plaza, great location. Had an amazing breakfast at the restaurant in the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Vince P
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Dear Vince,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us at the Raphael Hotel. We truly appreciate your comments and your patronage.

Best regards,
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Clearwater, FL
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794 reviews
142 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Hosted a training event for 20 people. The service from this property was first class. The food quality at their restaurant "Chaz" is well known and lived up to its billing. I really enjoyed the fitness room as it was high quality equipment and the space had lots of windows to view the beautiful surroundings. Thrown in at no cost is the enjoyable walks around KC's venerable "Plaza district" known for its high end shopping and remarkable restaurants. Very grateful to Tyler in sales & catering for his watchful eye on our breakfast, lunches & breaks during our tightly scheduled agenda. Marriott did their typical job; they miss very little detail-wise and over deliver on promises.

Room Tip: Ask for a Plaza view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jimvet1826
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Clearwater Guest,

You certainly covered alot of territory on you recent visist with us, and then you were still thoughtful enough to take the time to share your experiences. Thank you for all patronage and your valued input. We hope the next time you return you will have more time for yourself to enjoy.

Best Regards,
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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84 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

On a Friday nite in October, my wife and I were very pleasantly surprised with a stay at the Raphael Hotel in Kansas City, MO. This is an autograph hotel, part of the Marriott Collection and was an excellent boutique hotel! I heartily recommend this hotel to the most discerning traveler who wants style and class with all the amenities at a very reasonable price. We had just stopped across the street at a nice hotel where we had stayed many times before and just didn't connect on room rates and what was available, so I decided to drive across the street and see if the Raphael had rooms available. They had only a few, but the front desk staff made a fantastic deal for us! We got a room that was very presidential and had everything from separate sitting room and master king bed to huge bathroom. A nice feature was that all the windows had powered curtains., literally press a button to open or close. I must mention that room service was fantastic and the fastest I have received at any hotel in the last 30 years. I would definitely say this hotel is a don't miss! You will be very happy to stay here!

Room Tip: Ask about the suite rooms and special pricing, also ask about the specials!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Terry V
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Dear Terry,

Thank you for selecting the Raphael Hotel, and for your gracious comments. We truly appreciate your patronage and your efforts. Please plan on returning and seeing us again soon!

Best Regards,
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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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