During a recent trip to Kansas City, my husband and I stayed at The Raphael Hotel. The property has a prime location directly across the river from the popular shopping area, Country Club Plaza.
Our visit was right after Christmas, so the property was still decked out. We arrived ahead of check-in and our room was not ready, so we visited a nearby museum.
I received a call our room was ready, and after the museum we made our way back. Check-in was swift. Our room on the seventh floor provided a view of Country Club Plaza, also still decorated for the holiday. The room featured a comfy king bed, large desk and sitting area. The closet had a window, which I thought was a nice touch and provided natural light.
On our first night, we stopped at the on-site bar and restaurant, Chaz on the Plaza, for a drink. The property features nightly live jazz, which we enjoyed while having a cocktail. We also utilized the 24-hour room service one night during our stay, ordering a late-night burger after checking out live music downtown. The service was swift and the burger was really tasty.
Since we were indulging in the city’s well-known barbecue scene, we made sure to carve out some time for the gym. Located on the second floor, the gym featured several cardio machines, free weights, medicine balls and other equipment. There were plenty of towels, granola bars and a mini fridge with water.
Throughout the day, the property offered beverages in the lobby with coffee in the morning, water in the afternoon and cookies and hot chocolate in the evening. We felt at home during our three-night stay.
If you’re traveling to Kansas City, book a stay at The Raphael for great service, excellent amenities and a comfortable visit.
The Raphael Hotel
325 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112
tel 816 756 3800
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