On a positive point, I will say that it looks like a nice facility for a large conference. The rooms are certainly nice enough in this modern facility, and the views of the Plaza are great from our 17th floor room (see photo attached). However, I have several issues with it.
I do not find a lot of value in their $200 a night rate. The first several days of our trip, we stayed at The Rafael Hotel, which is a boutique hotel that is rated number one in Kansas City. As stated in my five star review of The Rafael, we loved it there. First, the very name of this property, Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza" is somewhat disingenuous, as it is not in the Plaza Country Club District. It's a pretty good hike, and completely different from the Rafael, which was right there in the district.
Also, whereas The Rafael had FREE valet parking, this property is totally the opposite. When we arrived, we were asked if we wanted valet parking, and I said yes. The cost of this was never disclosed by either the valet or the front desk. It was only when I asked about a potential fee that I was told about the $18 per night! On the subject of fees, which is a real pet peeve of mine, I found out that it would cost $10 a day for Internet access. I also got this for free at The Rafael! Now, my $200 a night rate is $228!! And, I could not log onto the internet except for the one device that I used to register and pay. Like a lot of people, I have a laptop, iPhone, iPad, etc. What, do I have to pay $30 for access for all devices???
Additionally, because it has 18 floors, expect far more inconvenience getting up to your room. I've taken the elevator several times, and during busy times count on multiple stops. It must have stopped 10 times before getting to our room this last time.
In conclusion, unless you're a business person attending a conference here, I would stay clear as there is more value and better locations in the Plaza Country Club District.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza is a reimagined, modern and chic hotel in Kansas City, Missouri offering a convenient location in the Country Club Plaza near the city's top attractions. Our upscale accommodations are minutes from the Power & Light District, Sprint Center, Kauffman Stadium and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, among other premier destinations. ... more less
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- Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza Hotel Kansas City
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