$229 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 26, 2014 Check-out: Sep 27, 2014

The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

4 stars
325 Ward Parkway, 325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
20 reviews
Great hotel

Gracious living at its best! Food at restaurant and room service was great! Personal professional... See full review

  • Raslad
  • Apr 25, 2014
Great for weekend trip to Plaza

The room was clean, well-appointed, and the location was excellent for a weekend on the Plaza. See full review

  • F'ville Biz Traveler
  • Jun 2, 2014
As one of the most sophisticated luxury Kansas City Plaza hotels, The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection combines historic charm with modern amenities. Built in 1927, our landmark hotel originally served residents of Villa Serena Apartments. Its 1975 transformation made it one of the most distinct upscale Kansas City hotels and a pioneer of the boutique hotel concept. Emphasizing personal service and an ambiance that goes beyond cookie cutter, our spacious guest rooms, complete with luxury bedding, offer travelers an urban retreat in the middle of the city. Our on-site restaurant, Chaz on the Plaza, features American cuisine with regional flair in an upscale setting. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness center with free weights, as well as cardiovascular and yoga equipment, allowing you to stay fit while you are away from home. Discover elegant meeting facilities that accommodate up to 49 guests, or revel in immediate access to some of the city's best treasures.

Hotel Map

39.0385 -94.5974
Nearby airports
Kansas City International Airport, (MCI), 23.00, MI, S; Charles B Wheeler Downtown Airport, (MKC), 6.30, MI, S;
Area description
Suburban, Location Type: Suburban

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Tennis
Steam bath
Horseback riding
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Cribs available
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub
Wet bar

Nearby points of interest

  • Loose Park Rose Garden: 0.4 mi
  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.9 mi
  • Toy and Miniature Museum: 0.9 mi
  • The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden: 1 mi
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • Westport: 1.5 mi
  • The Money Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Kaleidoscope: 3.1 mi
  • Coterie Theatre: 3.2 mi
  • National World War I Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium: 3.2 mi
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center: 3.3 mi
  • Union Station: 3.5 mi
  • Kemper Arena: 3.7 mi
  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: 3.9 mi
  • Loose Park Rose Garden: 0.4 mi
  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.9 mi
  • Toy and Miniature Museum: 0.9 mi
  • The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden: 1 mi
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • Westport: 1.5 mi
  • The Money Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Kaleidoscope: 3.1 mi
  • Coterie Theatre: 3.2 mi
  • National World War I Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium: 3.2 mi
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center: 3.3 mi
  • Union Station: 3.5 mi
  • Kemper Arena: 3.7 mi
  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: 3.9 mi
  • American Jazz Museum: 4.1 mi
  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: 4.1 mi
  • The College Basketball Experience: 4.2 mi
  • Sprint Center: 4.3 mi
  • The Midland by AMC: 4.3 mi
  • Kansas City Zoo: 4.3 mi
  • Kansas City Public Library: 4.5 mi
  • The Steamboat Arabia Museum: 5 mi
  • Airline History Museum: 5.6 mi
  • Arrowhead Stadium: 6.2 mi
  • Kauffman Stadium: 6.4 mi
  • Missouri Town 1855: 7.2 mi
  • Ameristar Casino Kansas City: 9.9 mi
  • Worlds Of Fun: 11.2 mi

Dining

Chaz on the Plaza
Our Kansas City Plaza restaurant's charming atmosphere is enhanced by modern American cuisine & live music performed six nights a week. Menus at the hotel's Chaz Restaurant in Kansas City reflect regional bounty & the culinary team's creativity.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (20)

Ratings and reviews for The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 20
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.9
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
F'ville Biz Traveler
Fayetteville, AR
Jun 2, 2014

Great for weekend trip to Plaza

The room was clean, well-appointed, and the location was excellent for a weekend on the Plaza.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Raslad
Business
Hays, KS
Apr 25, 2014

Great hotel

Gracious living at its best! Food at restaurant and room service was great! Personal professional attention from checkin to checkout . Great place to go to recharge!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CyBuhari
Stockton, CA
Nov 26, 2013

Great place to stay in KC

The hotel was very clean and has an excellent staff. The hotel bar and restaurant "Chaz," is very nice with good food and drinks. They have a nice live band there over the weekend. I would stay here again if I am ever back in Kansas City.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
M4Daddy
Wamego, KS
Mar 26, 2013

Great couples getaway

We stayed in the presidential suite, which was superb! Only wish was that it was on a higher floor and that our view was of the plaza and not the back of the hotel. Need more underground parking!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Review of The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MJFix
Iowa
Nov 30, 2012

Perfect

We love The Raphael and this was our second stay this year.It is lovely,intimate and feels like staying in a beautiful home with friends.Will definitely return whenever we are in KC.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Breakfast at EggsTC on Main is convenient,delicious,and so reasonably priced.

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Review of The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hawseville Babe
Winter Park, Fl
Sep 7, 2012

Wonderful experience

This is the only hotel I consider when in Kansas City.I

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Country Club Plaza with high end shopping is in walking distance as is the Capital Grill.

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Review of The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GTM in Chicago
Chicago
Aug 29, 2012

Perfect.

Perfect from start to finish..... Great room, friendly staff. We will stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Review of The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GTM in Chicago
Chicago
Aug 29, 2012

Perfect

From check in to check out, the staff was amazing, the hotel comfortable, and the room well maintained. Free wifi and parking, so a much better deal than the hotel across the street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Review of The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Saint Darren
Business
Topeka, KS
May 15, 2011

The Kansas City Raphael Review

I recently took a business trip where I assisted a person with disabilities while he was on his vacation. We booked our hotel rooms with [...]. I do alot of business travel arangements throughout the year... [...]makes everything easier for me. Service at the hotel was great, staff & valet were very helpful with everything from type of room selection for persons with handicaps to vehicle and parking management. The scalpeling draping the entire front of the building was not visually pleasing, but the interior elegance and the great service made it hardly noticeable. We did a lot of sight-seeing and visited numerous hobby shops. Overrall it was a grand experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The entire Plasa shopping, dining & entertainments was just a short walk from the hotel

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Review of The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Longboat Key, FL
Apr 6, 2011

A Boutique Option

This is an alternative to the Intercontinental across the street. Small and quiet, with a better restaurant. Good for business travelers and couples. No pool. Formerly an apartment building, so room sizes and configurations vary, but rooms have all been updated to first class standards.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

On the notable Country Club Plaza.

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