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Hilton President Kansas City
Ranked #12 of 109 Hotels in Kansas City
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Stayed at the hotel for one week in connection with business meetings. Nice hotel, old style, well maintained. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean room, flat screen etc. price not to bad. Got an upgrade to a junior suite so i did not complain. The hotel is located downtown Kansas City. Bars, restaurants and pubs as well as theatres and cinemas are located a few steps from the hotel. I will definitely stay at the same hotel during my next visit.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2012

Thank you for the very kind words about your visit to our hotel. I am pleased you enjoyed the history of the hotel and at the same time the very modern and up to date ammenities! We look foward to seeing you again at our hotel!

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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Spent four nights while attending a conference. It's just 1-2 blocks from the KC Convention Center. The breakfast buffet was excellent--not has laden with high fat/cholesterol items as is often the case. They even had smoked salmon, along with all the trimmings that go with it. This is something that is rare in Europe, unlike 10 years ago. For those who like historical hotels, this building has a past, and was recently remodeled. Gorgeous lobby.

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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2012

Thank you for the wonderful review of our hotel! I am very pleased you enjoyed the breakfast service, we have spent a great deal of time and effort over the last few months upgrading our entire breakfast program. It is difficult to be the perfect breakfast for everyone, but we feel we have created a breakfast experience that comes close!
Thanks again for the kind words about out hotel and we look forward to seeing you in the future!

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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Spent two days/nights in Kansas City a couple weeks ago visiting old friends and catching a Rangers/Royals game. Can't say enough about the wonderful hospitality we received at the Hilton President by the front desk and staff. The hotel lobby is beautiful. There was a nice jazz bar downstairs but ran out of time. The location couldn't be beat as it was in the heart of downtown within walking distance to the Power and Light district loaded with restaurants and bars for hours of pure entertainment. Thanks for a wonderful stay! Would definitely come back.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2012

What a wonderful review, thanks for the time you have taken to share your thoughts about our hotel with the Tripadvisor community!
I am pleased you added a picture of our lobby as it certainly helps paint the picture of elegance our hotel offers.
We look forward to your return visit, and again thanks for your time!

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Reviewed 15 August 2012

I come to Kansas City about every 2 months and have a ton of friends who live there. I wont stay anywhere else but the Hilton President. Located just 5 min from world class shopping and on the corner of the power & light district, this is the ultimate hotel to stay at in Kansas City. With spacious rooms and a friend staff, I will never stay anywhere else!

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2012

Seeing the comment "I will never stay anywhere else" is indeed the ultimate complment. Thanks, thanks and again THANKS!
It is always nice to read a nice review of the hotel, and I am pleased you enjoyed your visit. The location is almost always a factor in booking a hotel, and we are proud to be the only hotel in the Power and Light Entertainment District. Thank you again for the very kind words about the hotel, and of course we look forward to seeing you in the near future!
Philip

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Reviewed 15 August 2012

I stayed at the President during the weekend of August 10th and 11th. I was with my neice for her bachelorette party. From the moment you arrive, the bell hop greets you with a warm smile and an open door. The lobby was gorgeous with a piano that puts you in a place that only a place this historic could.

The front desk staff was lovely. They were friendly and acted as it they genuinely cared about every guest.

The room was very clean and well-appointed. Although the building is old, they must take great pride in the rooms and the care that they receive everyday.

On saturday night the lobby was filled with what looked like a wedding party. The front drive was a little backed up but it didn't keep the valet from opening the door and taking a moment to point us in the right direction for dinner.

I have always used this site to reccomend hotels, but I have never reviewed on it. This place was just too good to not tell everyone about. Thanks for an amazing weekend!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2012

What a thoughtful review. Thank you for the kind words. It is always nice to see a guest point out the hotel features, but even more importantly the staff service. We have a wonderful team of hospitality professionals, and I am pleased to see we all lived up to your expectations.
For your valuable time, again, thank you.
Philip

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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Awesome location downtown. Very good dining nearby. Cool lil bar in here. Price is a lil high for what you get, rooms are average but you pay for the location and it's convenience and the fact that a few dignitaries have stayed here in the past.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2012

Well, we always like to be better than just "good" but the review was still very kind. I really trust we gave you a "wow" experience. I am pleased you had the chance to learn a bit about the hotels vibrant history, including many interesting guests of years past.
I certainly thank you for the time you took to review our hotel, and we certainly would like to see you return again in the future!
Philip

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Reviewed 30 July 2012

My family and I spent one-night at the Hilton President; it was our first stop during a cross-country drive from St. Louis to Los Angeles. As others have mentioned, the location is great - right near the Power & Light Distrcit; the art deco lobby is lovely; and the rooms are quite spacious. We used Hilton Honors points to book a room with two queen beds (we only had enough points for a two queen room). The woman at the front desk kindly moved us to a king room upon our request since the hotel was not busy that evening, which we really appreciated. The room was spacious enough to accommodate a pack & play (provided by the hotel) for our toddler and to accommodate our medium-sized dog who needed room to play and roam. The bed was comfy, the bathroom clean and well-appointed, and our short stay was enjoyable. The downsides were the $16 charge for self-parking. Downtown was deserted, and it seemed like a lot to pay for parking in KC. The free wi-fi was a plus initially, but it didn't work for the half of the day. When I mentioned this to the front desk, they told me to call the 1-800 number for AT&T as if that would have really helped. Still, despite the parking and the unreliable wi-fi, I would return to the Hilton President. It's definitely one of the better pet-friendly options out there.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2012

Thanks for the very kind words about the hotel and your visit. I am pleased we could get you the room you wanted, especially as you redeemed your HHonors points!
Your detailed information about your visit surely will be helpful to future guests that use Tripadvisor as a source of booking information.
We certainly hope to see you again in the future, and thanks for your loyalty to Hilton Hotels!
Philip

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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: £182 - £313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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