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Southmoreland on the Plaza an Urban Inn

3.5 out of 5.0

Southmoreland on the Plaza an Urban Inn

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife and her sister planned this as a chance for us to get together for a fun weekend (they live in Omaha, NE and we live in Columbus, OH). We picked Kansas City since we would be passing thru there on our way to Denver and my sister-in-law recommended this place as a BnB that she had stayed at in the past. This is an urban BnB in the Plaza District of Kansas City. From the Inn, it is an easy walk to the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum and to the "downtown" or Plaza District. The Plaza district offers a wide variety of shopping and dining opportunities and you don't need your car. The rooms are all unique and I would urge you to check their website before selecting a room. Our rooms were both very comfortable and both had some balconies that would seat 4 (ours even had swing). The real treat, however, was their "BBQ breakfast" (Saturdays only and only during the summer and fall). Grilled pork chops with grilled French toast that was served with a bourbon, pecan dressing and croissants, juice, coffee, tea, etc. Sunday's breakfast was Huevos rancheros with some homemade bread plus the usual coffee, tea and juice. It was also an excellent breakfast but Saturday's was really special. They also have a "reception" from 4:30 to 6:00 with wine. One day it was cheese and crackers; the other it was a homemade Artichoke dip with crackers. The Artichoke dip was outstanding. Then - every evening - they have homemade cookies with coffee or tea. The public areas (an enclosed porch, a dining room, a living room, the breakfast room) provided nice areas to sit and socialize - not just with the four of us but with other guests as well. The owner was on-site (and cooked the Saturday breakfast). She and her staff were all exceptionally nice and very accommodating. Please note that they have a strict 4:30 check-in time but they'll allow you to hang out in the living room while they finish prepping the rooms - but there are no early check-ins.

This little gem is not only beautifully designed and maintained both indoors and out, it is staffed by the kindest, most thoughtful hosts I've ever encountered. Ideally located between Kansas City's best museum and best shopping area, you could easily stay here without a car (but they do offer free, safe parking onsite.) Southmoreland serves elaborate, hearty breakfasts (fortunately half portions are available) and there is an afternoon happy hour with wine and snacks. Every room is different, and filled with whimsical touches and lots of reading material about the famous Kansas City personage that the room is named after. I cannot recommend Southmoreland highly enough for any one who's looking for a non-cookie-cutter hotel experience.

My wife and I stayed two nights at the Southmoreland Urban Inn. The 1913 neo-Colonial style mansion is beautiful, and is located just 2 blocks from the famed Country Club Plaza with its fountains, boulevards, good restaurants, and upscale stores. We stayed in the Col. Robert Van Horn Room which is small but well appointed and comfortable. The common areas (living room, harvest dining room, solarium, and four season porch) are relaxing spaces to read, catch up on email, and enjoy looking out at the beautiful gardens around the house. The breakfasts were outstanding. Happy hour drinks and treats, late night snacks in the kitchen, and the apples and sherry in our room were very nice touches. The staff were all friendly and helpful. All in all, a wonderful experience.

We just returned from KC where we were treated like royalty at Sothmoreland on the Plaza. Griiled breakfast on the patio was spectacular with grilled peaches topped with pecan bourbon maple syrup and a succulant pork chop! Ken and Nancy are gracious hosts and accomplished chefs! We could walk to the Nelson-Atkins Museum which was spectacular. As well, we strolled to the many fountains in Town which were so reminiscent of Rome! (Without the crowds)! We hated to leave!

My wife and I have visited probably visited 20, or more B and B's in the past, both in Europe and here in the States. The Southmoreland is the "gold standard", in my view, of an inn and how the guests are to be treated. We loved the close proximity to the Nelson-Atkins museum and the Plaza. The afternoon wine/cheese at 4:30, the 8 PM fresh cookies, and the sherry in our room were all nice "touches". We were there for two breakfasts and both were outstanding. While the facility was very nice and well located, my wife and I both appreciated the owners and how welcome they made us feel.

My wife and I stayed here just this week. Has to be one the most hospitable staffs I have ever encountered. They were personable, polite, and offered great assistance. The breakfast was amazing. Also, the cookies in the evening were tasty. Very relaxing environment and close to everything. Walked to Nelson-Atkins one morning from Southmoreland. Hope to return soon.

What a great spot for a couples getaway. Every year we leave our home turf and venture to a new golf destination for the weekend. KC was on our radar this year and the golf did not disappoint and neither did The Inn. Our hosts were delightful as well as their entire staff. The Inn is close to The Plaza and the art district and incredibly quiet. Why stay at a hotel chain when this B&B is convenient, quiet and a beautiful oasis in a great town.

We had an amazing stay at the Southmoreland. The entire staff was extremely caring, friendly, and welcoming, with great recommendations and anecdotes. The room was comfortable, charming, and a perfect place to return at the end of busy days. Breakfasts in the sun-filled dining area were a highlight! So was the adorable back porch. It felt like a home away from home and we were sad to say goodbye.

My husband and I recently stayed in the Carriage House for our 10th wedding anniversary. We had previously stayed at Southmoreleand, and as always, the innkeepers were professional, friendly, helpful, and beyond hospitable! They were accommodating with menu adjustments and answering questions. The breakfast was delicious! We had Morning Glory muffins and a wonderful quiche. Another beneficial aspect of this bed and breakfast is the location; it's within walking distance of great shopping and restaurants at the plaza. We will continue visiting this property for special occasions. The rooms are a bit pricy for us as two teachers; I would love to see teacher discounts-- especially during teacher breaks and/or teacher appreciation week. I highly recommend that you visit this relaxing bed and breakfast for the welcoming innkeepers and out of this world breakfast!

We spent 2 nights here in mid June. It's the nicest B&B that we have stayed in and if I could give it 6 stars I would. The B & B was in a great location to access the amenities on the Plaza and the Art museum (great cafe at the art museum). Nancy was a delight-very pleasant and accommodating, interesting to talk to and a great chef. The home has been extensively updated and restored under Nancy and her husband's ownership and is beautiful and comfortable with very nice sitting, dining, and outside areas. Our room was very nice and had an outside balcony. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. One planning note. The shower/tub in our room had a higher than normal step in height so if you have mobility or balance issues you might keep that in mind, I'm not sure if it's the same in other rooms.

116 East 46th Street Kansas City MO

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Southmoreland on the Plaza an Urban Inn places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. This 3.5-star bed & breakfast has 13 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Liberty Memorial and Hallmark Visitors Center are also near this Kansas City B&B.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and designer toiletries.

Property features

At Southmoreland on the Plaza an Urban Inn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide concierge services.

Room options

Queen Bed Deck (Kathryn Winstead)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

King Bed Jetted Tub (August Meyer)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Queen Bed Deck (Kersey Coates)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

King Bed Suite (Carriage House)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 246 reviews

Southmoreland on the Plaza an Urban Inn

116 East 46th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112