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Webb City, Missouri
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't have anything but wonderful things to stay about this hotel. It is classic, elegant and the service is second to none. This was our second stay at this hotel and Job's service was so excellent, that we remembered him from a year ago. He was fantastic again this year. My fiancé proposed in the hotel and we were...

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

MeaganBayless0615, CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you for sharing your special evening with us at the Raphael Hotel, and with Chaz on the Plaza. We certainly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. We will make certain to share them with all of our Associates as well. We hope to see you both again soon!

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for her birthday. We enjoyed early check-in and then headed to the Plaza for shopping. The hotel provided a bottle of wine and chocolates for her birthday. The next morning we had a great breakfast at Chaz, the onsite restaurant. I usually don't do valet parking but it was a real treat given the...

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

NebraskaFan71, Thank you for both of you reviews! We appreciate you taking the time to share you thoughts about both the Hotel and Chaz. Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us. Don't for get our outdoor entertainment on the Patios begin in May, on every Friday and Saturday evening throughout the summer. Come back and join us...

Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night at the Raphael Autograph Hotel in Kansas City. The hotel is about 40 minutes from the airport and about 20 minutes from Kauffman Stadium (we were in town for a baseball game). We booked the presidential suite, which had a large bedroom, a sitting area and one bathroom. We usually book 2 connecting rooms when we...

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

tlh02, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Thanks to efforts like yours we have the opportunity to provide attention to any situations that may require further review, as well as to share all input with all of our Associates. We appreciate your thoughts on the sleeper sofa, and certainly apologize if it did not meet your...

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here two nights while in Kansas City on business. It's location is great. It overlooks Country Club Plaza and Brush Creek. The service is very good. The rooms are well appointed and well maintained. There is free wi-fi and ample free parking behind the hotel. My room had an interesting layout with separated living and sleeping areas. Both...

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

Brad145, Thank you so much for your efforts to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us, at the Raphael Hotel. We truly appreciate your kind words, as well as your patronage. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick overnight stay Easter weekend. Quiet property, very nicely updated and walking distance to all the shops and restaurants at country club plaza. My corner room had a separate sitting area and was larger than most regular hotel rooms by 50%. There's a Keurig in the room with a mini refrigerator and separate mini bar. Felt upscale in old world...

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

Peaprincess1972, Thank you for choosing he Raphael Hotel for your Easter weekend. We appreciate your kind words, as well as your patronage. Please plaan on coming back to see us again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I both travel for a living so we know our hotels. We took our daughters to KC to see a concert and stayed two nights at the Raphael. From the front desk, to the valet, to the servers in the outstanding Chaz Restaurant, everyone was smiling, happy and eager to please. Time and time again, little things...

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

Sean W, Thank you for your kind words and review. We will certainly share your comments with all of our Associates, who make all the WOW moments. We hope we will have the opportunity to host you again soon!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice hotel! Very refined but also relaxed and utterly friendly in that Mid-west way. Recommended by family members who have stayed here; extremely happy we listened! The staff was outstanding; upgrade was a total surprise! One of the best Marriott hotels I've experienced in quite awhile. Nice bar downstairs with a talented mixologist. Excellent location right across the...

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

kelphxpdx, Thank you for your kind review about your recent stay with us, at the Raphael Hotel. We appreciate your time and effortws as well as your patronage. Thank you for sharing.

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is with regret that I write this, however I feel compelled given recent experience at Hotel Raphael in Kansas City. Checked in for an overnight stay and experienced very poor customer service. 1. Wanted to check in early, but rooms full. Okay no worries good with that. However needed access to an iron. Asked if they could provide or...

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Patrick J, Front Office Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear AggieOR, Thank you for staying at the Raphael Hotel and sharing your feedback. Please accept my sincere apologies for the shortcomings you described. This was certainly not in line with our level of service and will be addressed. I will be sending you a personal message to find out more about your experience. Best Regards, Patrick

St. Louis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in March 2017 and it was one of the most beautiful rooms I have ever stayed in. The hotel sits right on the Plaza and was so convenient to shopping and dining. The room was comfortable and so wonderfully decorated. I hope to stay here again!

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

ShellyN2, Thank you for being our guest, and for sharing your very kind review. We hope you will choose to stay with us again as well.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always stay here. When we don't feel like it is what we are used to, we are a little sad. Most of the employees are fantastic. Most of the rooms are fantastic. When you get that ONE, it is just disappointing.

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

Tammy V. Thank you for your review. We appreciate your input as well as your patronage. We hope will have the opportunity to host you again in the near future.

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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 Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112-2111
Region: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Price Range: €202 - €362 (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 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Business Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#2 Family Hotel in Kansas City
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“Presidential Suite”
MeganBayless0615, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Plaza view is very nice.”
NebraskaFan71, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“double queen suite was great for the 4 of us!”
838seanw, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't be shy about asking for an upgrade...”
kelphxpdx, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a room that faces the plaza”
ShellyN2, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
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