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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

When you think of a quality hotel, you think about excellent delivery of service. The Raphael has amazing service across the board. I had booked our 3 night stay & then called to confirm & mention it was a celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary. Upon arrival, we were so pleasantly surprised to find an upgraded lovely King suite & a complimentary bottle of wine with a thoughtful note congratulating our 20 years. This is classy - they took note & followed through. The service at the front desk, valet with free parking, amazing free coffee in the tasteful lobby & lovely patio out front with gas fireplaces on cool mornings.... need I say more? The rooms are impeccable, toiletries of highest quality, amazing housekeeping services. We loved the Plaza location overlooking the riverwalk, used the B-Cycles across the street, did some shopping on the Plaza. Kansas City has a real gem in the Raphael - and a few music celebrities have also noticed the classy touch (as noted in sighting some tour buses of musicians parked curbside as we left for our U2/Beck concert at Arrowhead Stadium). We will be back!

Bath was very small, concierge just existed, wasn't all that friendly.

Ask for something it was done immediately. Location overlooking the Plaza us second to none.

Great quaint hotel fabulous location-- easy to go shop and walk to dinner Love this hotel

It's a beautiful hotel and the staff is great. The location is excellent: you are within walking distance to the entire Plaza.

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

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!

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Excellent stay, staff was great!

You really can't go wrong staying at the Raphael Hotel on the Plaza. The staff were all very pleasant and the room was very nice. The only thing that I would have done different was to upgrade to get a room with a view of the Plaza. They had a string quartet playing on the patio, which was a classy touch. We couldn't have asked for anything more of our stay.

Exceptional property. Outstanding rooms. Receently remodeled. Exceeded my expectaions.

The front desk staff were very nice and helpful. Our room was upgraded to a suite. An all around wonderfull hotel. Do take note that the noise level is high at alllevels of night (especially when near plaza and on first floor). The plaza is a hot night spot in kc. And is loud due to the heavy traffic even at 6 am. I would stay here again just not on the first floor.

It was a lovely hotel and the staff was great. I loved being within walking distance of the Plaza. My only negavtive was the bed was too soft for my bad back, but my boyfriend loved the bed and thought it was perfect. I loved the tub and shower head and they provide bath crystals, too.

325 Ward Pkwy Kansas City MO

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Country Club Plaza
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Country Club Plaza Area, The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection is adjacent to Country Club Plaza and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Loose Park. This 4-star hotel has 126 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and University of Missouri-Kansas City are also nearby.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All 126 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, refrigerators, and minibars. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night. Other amenities include coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes.


Property features

Guests staying at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection enjoy a nightclub, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free valet and self parking are available, and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this historic hotel include 2 meeting rooms, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed (Plaza view)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Plaza view)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for The Raphael Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (13) Business (3) Family (1) Other (3) Friends (1)
5

20th anniversary celebration

Everyone

When you think of a quality hotel, you think about excellent delivery of service. The Raphael has amazing service across the board. I had booked our 3 night stay & then called to confirm & mention it was a celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary. Upon arrival, we were so pleasantly surprised to find an upgraded lovely King suite & a complimentary bottle of wine with a thoughtful note congratulating our 20 years. This is classy - they took note & followed through. The service at the front desk, valet with free parking, amazing free coffee in the tasteful lobby & lovely patio out front with gas fireplaces on cool mornings.... need I say more? The rooms are impeccable, toiletries of highest quality, amazing housekeeping services. We loved the Plaza location overlooking the riverwalk, used the B-Cycles across the street, did some shopping on the Plaza. Kansas City has a real gem in the Raphael - and a few music celebrities have also noticed the classy touch (as noted in sighting some tour buses of musicians parked curbside as we left for our U2/Beck concert at Arrowhead Stadium). We will be back!

By , from San antonio, Tx on Sep 14, 2017

4
Everyone

Bath was very small, concierge just existed, wasn't all that friendly.

By on Sep 8, 2017

5

staff made the stay!

Everyone

Ask for something it was done immediately. Location overlooking the Plaza us second to none.

By , from Jupitet, FL on Dec 19, 2016

5

great hotel and location

Couples

Great quaint hotel fabulous location-- easy to go shop and walk to dinner Love this hotel

By on Oct 18, 2015

5

great anniversary weekend!

Couples

It's a beautiful hotel and the staff is great. The location is excellent: you are within walking distance to the entire Plaza.

By on Mar 19, 2015

4

great for weekend trip to plaza

Couples

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

By on Jun 2, 2014

5

great hotel

BusinessTravelers

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!

By on Apr 25, 2014

4

great place to stay in kc

Couples

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.

By on Nov 26, 2013

4

great couples getaway

Couples

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!

By on Mar 26, 2013

5

perfect

Couples

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.

By on Nov 30, 2012