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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a great place! Staff was excellent and so friendly and professional. The bed and all amenities were perfect! Would love to have stayed a couple more days! The King Suite was the perfect retreat to a late night arrival.

Thank Jan M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel looks like just an older apartment from the side as you approach. Then you behold a beautiful iron arch to drive into the properties welcoming frontage. From the Christmas trees to the subtle white lights adorning the arches to the outdoor fire pits this property says it all Welcome to the day of yesteryear and enjoy the amenities of... More 

Thank gpfaff1
Omaha, NE
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Raphael is well-located for enjoying the Christmas Lights on the Country Club Plaza. The Lighting Ceremony is on Thanksgiving night and the hotel is a popular place to spend Thanksgiving. Therefore, rates are quite high for Thanksgiving night. We were able to get a room in late October, but we did not have a view of the Plaza. Shortly... More 

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Wichita KS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite hotel in KC. The staff were exemplary as always, with the exception of housekeeping - the reason for the "disappointed" title - bathtub not cleaned properly- our bottled waters were trashed - bed was made so sloppily, it felt like they didn't care. On our last visit I was so impressed by our room - this... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been a frequent visitor to Kansas City over the past few months, and primarily stayed within Crown Center. However, I recently decided to stay at the Raphael based on a number of my co-workers recommendations, and it was a great experience. The hotel itself is fairly small (compared to the Westin Crown Center), but comfortable. The service is top... More 

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Topeka, KS
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby and I decided a few days before Thanksgiving to spend the holiday on the plaza. I called the Raphael and was able to get a room. The staff is amazing and very personable. We loved the free valet parking. The elevators are tiny and were quite slow, but the place was packed. We sat outside by the fire pits... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our stay at The Raphael. We took advantage of a Presidential Suite and the Sunday Culinary Getaway package. It was WELL worth it. The staff was amazing and friendly. We had a few small issues with our room that were resolved above and beyond what would be expected. We will definitely be staying here again. The most relaxing... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is excellent. The rooms are quaint; the room I had was on the smaller side. The restaurant serves good brunch and meals - but the food does not seem to transfer to room service. If in the area again. Would stay at the hotel.

Thank Ryan T
Wentzville, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third stay at the Raphael, which has become our go-to favorite for visiting family in KC. We love the quality and size of the rooms, with a feeling of an old hotel with modern update. The service is always first rate. You can't beat the live jazz, not to mention free valet parking. Get a Plaza View... More 

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Timothy R, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stays with us at the Raphael Hotel. We appreciate your efforts, in order that we can share your comments with our Associates as well. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Independence, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful up to date old hotel, with 21st century attitude and amenities It;s on the first and elegant, shopping center in the country, the Country Club Plaza.The icing on the cake is that one of the finest restaurants in the city is located there, Chaz, with live music for your evening pleasure along with superb cuisine. Short ribs, shrimp and... More 

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

dpaliasbuynsell, Thank you for being our guest, and for taking the time to share your thoughtful comments. We appreciate your efforts, and look forward to your return! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Raphael Hotel is an elegant, charming boutique accommodation modeled on the finest small European hotels. Readers of Travel+Leisure voted The Raphael Hotel one of the 2015 T+L 500 World's Best Hotels. With a combination of a significant historic landmark, vintage hospitality, and individualized service, this Kansas City luxury hotel delivers a unique destination experience in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri's famed Country Club Plaza.The hotel's signature restaurant, Chaz on the Plaza, is noted for its intimate, romantic atmosphere and its distinct brand of modern, regional American cuisine. Menus offer a concise, yet diverse variety of appetizers, salads, soups, entrees and desserts. Signature items include fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and a hand-cut, wet-aged prime beef Kansas City strip steak that advances Kansas City's beef reputation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Address: 325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112
Region: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Price Range: €205 - €365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 126
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Also Known As:
The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection Hotel Kansas City
Raphael Hotel Kansas City
Raphael Kansas City
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#1 Business Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
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#2 Family Hotel in Kansas City
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“first floor front has great view of Christmas lights All front rooms better views”
 of 5 bubbles gpfaff1, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Plaza view suites are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles TimothyR639, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Suites with Plaza view are great! All rooms quiet and cool.”
 of 5 bubbles zercherkathy, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Just ask for a room over looking the river and city”
 of 5 bubbles tomsQ5601AR, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Great Sunday stay deal most/not all/ weeks!”
 of 5 bubbles chriscU4838XG, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
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