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Hilton President Kansas City
Ranked #14 of 109 Hotels in Kansas City
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“Nice Hotel”
Reviewed 30 December 2011

The hotel was historic and had many beautiful features in the common areas. The rooms were were average and clean. The first day we were there the internet would not work and I called the front desk to have a woman give the the contact information for the service provider and told me to "call a technician I am too busy". I did not feel that was my responsibility. The next day I had much better luck with a guy named David who was very helpful. He went out of his way to help me straighten out a problem with our reservation for the following night. It is noisy but you have to expect that due to the location in the power and light district. Overall I would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank hhailey
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, 2 January 2012
Thanks for your review, certainly some room for improvement. I was pleased to see your recognition of David, he is a fine associate.
We will do some training based on your comments about your first interaction with the front desk in regards to helping with your internet issues.
Thanks again for your time and your comments.
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

The President is a lovely old hotel that is tastefully refurbished. The rooms are comfortable but not well enough lit. There were only bedside lamps and a desk lamp so it is impossible to read anywhere at night but in bed or sitting at the desk. The fitness center is excellent by hotel standards with a good range of modern equipment. I was there just a week before Christmas and the hotel was really noisy with holiday parties. There were also a lot of drunk people in the elevators and liquid (who knows what) on the elevator floor. I will go back again - but not close to Christmas

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, 20 December 2011
Indeed our hotel and the Power and Light District can get noisy. Looks like we did not do a great job of providing you with a nice relaxing visit.
The weekends can be a little rowdy downtown, and yes during the holiday season there are a good deal of parties.
Hopefully you can return at such a time where things have quieted down for the season. Thanks for taking the time to share your candid thoughts with us about your visit.
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Birmingham
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

I stayed at the Hilton President for two nights and it is an Excellent hotel all round - the hotel is a beautifully restored historic building in the Power and Light District.The staff are very friendly, keen to please and proud to show off the heritage of the hotel and its restoration. My room on the 5th floor was large and well fitted - very comfortable stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend. I had dinner both nights in the Drum Room and the food was excellent, well beyond expectations.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, 20 December 2011
Thanks so much for that very kind review of the hotel. I am especially pleased you enjoyed the historic Drum Room restaurant. We have done our best to truly represent the historic nature of the Drum Room.
We look forward to your return visit. And thanks again for your candid comments!
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Bolivar MO
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

We stayed at the Hilton President over the Thanksgiving weekend. The atmosphere was wonderful, the internet speed was great, and the location was ideal for visiting the local shops and restaurants in the Powerlight district.

Within walking distance to the Sprint Center and the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

I loved the Christmas Decor the hotel decorated with. Thank you for the wonderful stay.

The only warning is the Kansas City sewer smell and if you in a room that faces the busy streets, there could be a lot of people and traffic noise on the first few floors.

Room Tip: Room facing behind the building or towards the parking garage would be better.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, 20 December 2011
We think Santa himself would approve of the Christmas decorations! Thanks for taking the time to point this out as the staff spent countless hours getting the hotel ready for the holiday season.
Point taken on the odor from the street outside of the hotel.
Thanks again for your candid comments!
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

This hotel is beautiful and centrally located to the Light and Power District downtown. Everyone was welcoming and eager to please us. Our room was so clean and the decor was beautiful. The shower in the bathroom was granite and roomy enough for two. The bedding was fine linens topped with a thick comforter. We would stay here again and again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, 17 November 2011
Thanks for your kind review of the visit to our hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed the hotel and the quality we offer. The bathrooms and the showers are pretty roomy! We look forward to your return visit!
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Kearney, MO
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

First off, the guys out front were very helpful getting our luggage, opening doors and answering questions. Front desk was ok as long as you don't ask anything too complicated. We had more than 1 room under our name and it got very confusing at check out. Rooms were wonderful. COMFY beds, CLEAN bathrooms and all the little things you need. Within walking distance to KCP&L and surrounding restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

This is a really beautiful hotel right in the middle of everything right at the Power & Light District. It is hard to believe that this hotel was closed for more than 20 years. Why would anyone let such a building go to waste? Anyway, my experience at this hotel was very good. I arrived very early on a Saturday morning on the Southwest Chief from Albuquerque. Even though it was before 8am I was given a room straight away! Just an example of the great service I experienced for my entire stay. Not just any room btw, but a corner room overlooking the P&L District and the rest of the city with huge windows that open. Even being close to an entertainment district on a Saturday night, with the windows closed the room was very quiet. I would definitely stay at the Hilton President next time I am in KS and would recommend it to anyone!

Room Tip: I would go for a corner room if I could. You get a view on two sides!
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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, 7 November 2011
Thanks for the great review of our hotel and your visit. Why anyone would have wanted to tear this gem down is beyond us. Fortunately we have some ownership with real vision about taking something like our hotel and restoring to its original condition. It is certainly part of Kansas City history.
Let us know when you are in town again, we will try to get you in one of those rooms with the great views of KC!
Philip
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Property: Hilton President Kansas City
Address: 1329 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Kansas City
#7 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#11 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#16 Business Hotel in Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton President Kansas City 4*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AAA Four Diamond award winning hotel, and the only hotel in the new Power and Light entertainment district. The hotel was originally opened in 1927, closed for many years. Re-opened in 2005 after a 45 million dollar renovation. This stunning hotel is truly one of Kansas City's grand hotels. ... more   less 
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