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Hilton President Kansas City
Ranked #13 of 109 Hotels in Kansas City
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Doha, Qatar
1 review
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“Hotel perfect for business traveller and close to great amenities”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

This is the 5th time I've stayed at the Hilton President. Very professional staff, nice rooms but somewhat crampt. Good bar and breafast facility. Bell staff is very friendly. The building has amazing character and I will definetly stay here in the future.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thanks for the great review James. There is really no higher compliment than a return guest. There are so many choices of hotels in Kansas City, so to hear we have your loyalty is a wonderful compliment. Thanks for your time in writing your review and we look forward to seeing you in the future!
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Kansas, United States
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

It was a very good experience to stay at this hotel. We enjoy old style. Althought it was a modern old. Everything clean. Good localization. There was a big wedding party, but our room had no noise. The bar was very good, althougth at a certian time(after 11PM there was a litle presure to live the bar. Good atmosphere in the bar and to finish the nigth before go to bed.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Anette,
Thanks for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your visit to our hotel. Wonderful comments, and I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We certainly hope to see you again in the future!
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stayed at this hotel for a Kansas City wedding, held in the Marriott Muehlebach. As Hilton members, we chose to stay in the Hilton President Kansas City. I am so grateful we did.

The President is one of those gorgeous old hotels built in the 20s that probably went under at some point before becoming a Hilton. It doesn’t look like your typical downtown hotel in the slightest. It’s gorgeous, and the public areas have been lovingly restored. You feel more glamorous just walking through the lobby.

The rooms are modern, well-appointed, and up-to-date. Ours didn’t have a tub, but had an enormous walk-in shower. The bed was fantastically comfortable. The breakfast buffet was ample and hot. (I love a breakfast buffet with biscuits). The staff was unfailingly pleasant and helpful.

The only difficulty we ever encountered was in trying to access the wifi; it was very slow. However, we weren’t there to work, and it didn’t bother us enough to call and ask for help.

One of the best things about the room is how dark it got at night. There were copious windows to let light in during the day, but the curtains kept out all the city lights at night (which just almost never happens). The layout of the room is such that the bed was around the corner from the door, so that the light from the hallway light didn’t shine in every night. (It's so nice when hotel rooms are like that).

The hotel was quiet; we never heard any noise at all in our room. We got excellent sleep each night.

I couldn’t help but compare it to the Marriott where the rest of the wedding guests were staying. It was huge and newer, yes. But it didn’t have a fraction of the character of the President, and (from what I heard) it was much noisier.

The President has class, charm, comfort, and quiet. You can’t ask for much better than that in a downtown hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you for that very thoughtful comprehensive review. I am so pleased you enjoyed just about every aspect of your visit to our hotel. These kind of reviews show what we are all about. Its a combination of service and product. Thank you again for your time and we look forward to seeing you in the future!
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

This landmark hotel is a great choice for people in town for business. It's also good as a place to crash after a concert at Sprint Center or a night at the Power & Light district. Price can vary a lot, but expect something in the $150-200 range.

Pros
Very comfortable room. Bed is nice and desk and chair are easy to work at. Valet parking is only $2 more than self parking. They always have oranges and apples at the front desk - love that. The in-house restaurant is much more than your average hotel restaurant - The Drum Room - lots of history and lots of good food and drinks. And, as 99% of Hilton properties are, all of the employees were great.

Cons
No executive level. I've stayed here a few times but as a HHonors diamond member I've never been bumped up a room - why? The buffet breakfast has always have very few customers at it. Might make sense to just cook to order on mornings of light occupancy? Fresher breakfast and possibly lower cost to the hotel? Just a thought.

Overall
A very good choice for many reasons. I highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Harry-
Thanks for the great review of your visit to our hotel. I am sorry we did not offer you a nice upgrade. Let me know next time you are at the hotel and I will ensure you are upgraded. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to the hotel. Thanks so much for your loyalty and your kind words about the hotel and the team.
Philip
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Virginia
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

First time in the city. I enjoyed the hotel. Classy lobby, good breakfast, friendly and professional service. Room was a bit small but very well maintained. Location was a plus for me, being near sprint center and the power/light entertainment district. No shortage of options for food and fun.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thanks for your wonderful review of your visit to our hotel. I am pleased you found the location to be just what you were looking for. There are so many entertainment options right outside our door. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

After three complaints and no response, they blamed the lack of hot water on the city, not the hot water heater!! They kept saying that it was poor water pressure. But the water pressure was just fine. Then at checkout the clerk really got defensive about it. Then they couldn't find my car. The breakfast was over-priced and had no selection, plus the eggs were cold. For what used to be one of the grandest hotels in Kansas City, this is a pretty pathetic way to start over.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank James C
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
I am so sorry you had these multiple issues during your visit. We will certainly be happy to refund the cost of your stay.
You may have noticed the street closures around the hotel during your visit. These were indeed crews working on electrical service that was damaged by a water main break about ten days ago. Their worked caused overnight outages of water service to the hotel, the outages caused air pockets in the system that resulted in no water service in the morning. Some of our guests experienced hot water issues, others cold. We are very sorry this happened and we had little to no notice from this city of this work.
Again our apologies, I am sure this was extremely frustrating, no matter whose fault.
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Denver, United States
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

The President Hilton was fantastic. It was like a trip through time but with all the modern amenities. Way to go Hilton!! The pictures around the hotel tell its history. A trip to the Drum room is a must as well. Its a 1920's feel that was updated perfectly.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
I am so pleased you enjoyed the historic nature of the hotel. We spent a great deal of time on the historic pictures located throughout the hotel. It certainly does take you back in time to the days of grand hotels.
Thanks for the time to write the review. We hope to see you again in the future!
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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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