I am from KC and travel back about twice a month. I'm an admitted hotel snob and been inside most of the 2.5* + hotels in the KC downtown-plaza area (where you should stay if you want anything other than generic suburbs.) I now typically stay in one of two 4* boutique hotels. When booking this trip, I recalled an article about a new theme hotel in Westport, my old stomping grounds, so I had to check it out.
This hotel has had a complete overhaul from the previous hotel. Hip decor, themed rooms to represent KC such as, The KC Star and Roasterie themed rooms, each decorated by the KC classics that they represent. I stayed in the Boulevard Room as I heard it even smelled of aging Oak Barrel) ....this was my first choice so I was sure to book in advance. The room was decked out in Boulevard memorabilia, and indeed the smell of aging oak. It brought back a lot of memories for me as a Boulevard fan.
This is a unique hotel concept and in the middle of Westport, a prime location featuring KC's nightlife, restaurants and bars and outdoor shopping boutiques. It's also within walking distance to the plaza.
5* across the board and a must try for KC....I will add it to my rotation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover Kansas City's only hotel dedicated to the past and present of the Paris of the Plains. The 816 Hotel offers the BEST location in all of Kansas City...in the heart of Westport. There are over 170 shops, restaurants and nightlife within a 5 block radius of the hotel. 6 blocks to our South is the Country Club Plaza and 30 blocks to our North Sprint Center and Power and Light Entertainment District. All of this is at your disposal with our complimentary shuttle service. Check into the 816, and tuck your keys away. Enjoy the best of KC without the hassle of driving and paying to park. Every guest of the 816 Hotel will enjoy the following amenities: * Free Breakfast including a made to order Omelet station * Nightly Manager's Cocktail Reception * Free shuttle service in a 4 mile radius * KC;s fastest (and free) hotel Wi-Fi * Free parking * Free passes to Gold's Gym (2 blocks to our East) We look forward to seeing you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Kansas City - Westport Plaza Hotel Kansas City
- Holiday Inn Kansas City
- Kansas City Holiday Inn