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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
Ranked #1 of 109 Hotels in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 June 2014

My extended family chose The Raphael as the site for a destination bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law. Katie lives in KC, but a large number of guests came from out of state. We were thrilled with the wonderful accommodations . The attention to detail and willingness of all the employees to make our stay and the shower PERFECT amazed us all. Highly recommend!!

Room Tip: We requested a room overlooking the Plaza - great view!!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Dear KQSOKC<

Thank you for choosing the Raphael Hotel for your very special event. We certainly appreciate your kind review and comments regarding your experience with us. Congratulations to the bride and groom, we hope we will begin a new tradition with their future anniversary celebrations!

Best Regards,

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My wife and I have three small children, and I was planning a staycation for her 30th vacation. My wife is very particular about aesthetics. She likes a sophisticated, boutique ambience. I was stressing quite hard as I decided between the Raphael and a very high-end downtown hotel. I finally chose the Raphael, because (a.) the view would be better and (b) the manager has taken time to respond to EVERY tripadvisor review. (Now that's caring management!). And oh, we were not disappointed. The building itself felt aged and majestic. The staff - from the front desk to the hospitality staff - greeted us kindly at ever turn. And our room was just fantastic. The pictures do it no justice! The living room design was incredibly tasteful. The corner bedroom had TWO views of the Plaza, lit and glistening under a quiet rain. The subway-tiled bathroom was small, but sparking. And the bed. The bed! Ohhhhh did we ever sleep. We hated to leave. Next time we'll definitely try to stay longer. Thanks RH staff! It's wonderful work you do there.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Jovan,

We are so pleased we were able to assist you with the stressful situation! Thank you so much for letting us be part of your special staycation. I also want to thank you for your nice comments about our efforts with responses to our reviews. We hope we can begin a tradition with your special events. We will look forward to your return!

Best Regards,

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The service is outstanding. The rooms are amazing. I had a corner Plaza view suite. The room was clean and beautiful, and the view alone makes you want not to leave the room. The location is right off the Plaza. Incredible restaurants and shopping close buy.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear Etre1,

Thank you for being our guest, and for taking the time to share your very kind thoughts about your recent stay with us. We really appreciate your valued input as well as your patronage. Please plan on returning to see us again soon!

Best Regards,

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We were choosing between this hotel and another that was a bit less expensive - and I am so glad we choose the Raphael. Everyone was so helpful and humored our continued discussion of best BBQ places (especially David, Bob and Nate). April went out of her way to find us extra mints. Everyone made us feel welcome. The first night when we arrived the chef of the restaurant was cooking steak in the entrance way (which was wonderful).

Our room was very nice - the bed was super comfortable. There was a fridge to put the leftover BBQ (Oklahoma Joe's was best).

Parking is free and the location is fantastic - we walked over to the plaza every day. I think the best location in KC. It was an easy drive to the baseball game, art museums, negro league hall of fame, Truman Library, etc.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear SuperMom,

Thank you for being our guest and sharing your comments not only about the Hotel, but about so many of our associates by name as well. We really appreciate your efforts!

Please plan on returning to see us again.

Best Regards,

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

When my husband and I are going to Kansas City and have the time to stay awhile, we stay at Hotel Raphael. We stayed this past weekend and the experience was wonderful, as always. Everyone is so friendly. We stayed in a suite that even had a partial plaza view, even though it was not advertised as such. We had a mini-fridge which was so handy and the parking and wifi are complimentary with the room.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Dear 20Carolyn10,

Thank you for your very kind review and your recent patronage, we certainly feel honored to be your "favorite hotel in KC"! We will hard to retain that title, so please count on us on your next trip back. We will look forward to your return...

Best Regards,

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Our family stayed here on a road trip and enjoyed being pampered at The Raphael. Our small suite was perfect for a family of four. We had a great rest and plenty of space to get ready in the morning with the dressing area separate from bathroom/shower area. We used the workout room and although smallish, it perfectly suited us and our workout needs. It was nice and clean with good equipment and stocked with fresh towels and water. We had our choice of hot foods in the restaurant for a satisfying, excellent breakfast. What a nice change from the ho-hum continental breakfast choices at most hotels these days. It was a quick walk to the many plaza shops and restaurants. A beautiful, convenient location. We all give thumbs up to The Raphael. We WILL stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Dear Marahja,

We really enjoy your "Raves for the Raphael", thank you for all of your kind words and your generous review. We are so pleased you were able to enjoy all of our services. Please plan on retuning to see us again soon.

Best Regards,

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

This is a great hotel located near the Country Club Plaza. We stayed here for a little mini-moon after our wedding in May. The staff was friendly and the room was spacious and clean. Great bar and music in the lounge, an unexpected perk for a Sunday night. I will stay here again for the great location and awesome views of the plaza.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Patrick J, Front Office Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Dear Kendra,

Congratulations on your wedding and thank you for celebrating your "mini-moon" with us at the Raphael Hotel. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again on the Plaza.

Yours in Hospitality,

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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: £204 - £348 (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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