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Rockford, Illinois
Reviewed 5 April 2014

The staff was very friendly and the location is excellent for spending time on the Plaza. The double queen suite we stayed in was of nice size with a small seating area, great for the family as it also had a pull out couch. We very much enjoyed our 5 star breakfast at the Chaz both mornings. We would return...

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

Dear Raleigh198, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay at the Raphael Hotel. We truly appreciate having the opportunity to host you. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards,

eureka springs
Reviewed 5 April 2014

This hotel is obviously well run ! From arrival with a well groomed entrance and neatly uniformed doorman we were whisked into the hotel and greeted by a very friendly clerk up to a bog room that was super well appointed with amenities that far surpassed our expectation. We walked across the bridge into the country club plaza for dinner...

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

Dear 1905 Manager Guests, Thank you for efforts to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us a the Raphael Hotel. We truly appreciate your kind words, and promise to share them with all of our associates. Please plan on returning again soon! Best Regards,

Oxnard, California
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We were in Harrisonville planning a quick getaway for out first year anniversary. Sheraton let us down with a terrible presidential suite, but Raphael made that experience history. Room was fantastic and absolutely clean. Everything worked except for T.V but it didn't really matter. Service was great. I reeeeaally recommend :)

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

Dear Melisa, Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much for selecting the Raphael to host your special day. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us. Let's make this an annual event... Best Regards,

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 20 March 2014

I much prefer sleek, modern hotels for business trips but nevertheless, i thought the Raphael was an excellent stay. Walking distance to country club plaza, decent sized rooms, comfortable bed and fairly quiet. Kansas City as a whole is an old city - the intercontinental was located across the street and that place looked very dated from the outside. At...

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

Dear BigLeagueC, We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us, even if we do provide alittle different style than you are used to. Thank you for your kind comments. We hope we will have another opportunity to host you again in the future. Best Regards,

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We stayed here on a business trip but wanted something a little bit special as well for husband and wife..... man it was awesome, from the minute we hit the front driveway, hands on to assist, friendly team on the desk, and when we got to our room wow!!!!!!!! awesome coffee machine, amenities, the spa bath was out of this...

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

Dear Amy S, Thank you for being our guest, and sharing your thoughts. We are so pleased to have had the opportunity to hosting you at the Raphael and Chaz. Your comments will be shared with all of our associates. Please make plans to come back and see us again! Best Regards,

minneapolis
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Amazing room, exceptional staff . Drinks at the fire such a highlight because of Josh! He was such a wealth of knowledge not only of the history of the hotel, but of the wine offerings, What an asset to this hotel! This man deserves a raise!

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

Dear ScobbyM< We promise to share your comments with Josh from Chaz! thanks so much foa ll your kind comments about him, Chaz, and the Raphael. We truly appreciate your input and your patronage. Please plan on returning to se us again soon... Best Regards,

Lindsborg, Kansas
Reviewed 15 March 2014

If you are looking for a hotel with excellence, look no further. For banquets, Chad and Tyler are the best. Luggage, it doesn't get any better with Rick. Comfort, historical, and great water pressure for a relaxing shower with nice robes. Room service is top notch with great choices for food. The hot chocolate in the evening was the perfect...

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

Dear Airbeanie, What a very complimentary review, thank you so much! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and appreciate your willingness to share your thoughts. It is always so helpful to share this type of review with all of our associates, it does make a difference. Please plan on returning and seeing us again soon. Best...

Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 7 March 2014

This is a beautiful historic hotel. We stayed in a Suite which had 2 Queen beds and a pull out sleeper sofa. We were impressed with how large the room was and the bathroom was also large and beautiful! All the bedding and furniture looks very updated and well taken care of. The curtains are on an electronic system so...

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

Dear Luvtrips1, Thank you so much for your very generous review of your stay with us at Christmas! We truly appreciate your comments and thoughts. Please don't wait until next Christmas to come back and see us again. Best Regards,

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Have stayed here numerous times over the past 30 years. It is an older hotel but well taken care of. Most rooms are not large but are clean and comfortable. Staff is young but capable. Very little noise. The best part of staying here is the location, just a block (or so ) from Country Club Plaza.

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Dear John, Thanks so much for your very kind review regarding your recent stay with us at the Raphael Hotel. We will look forward to your return. Best Regards,

Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

We visit the Plaza area several times a year and the Raphael is always our choice. Great location, wonderful rooms and impeccable service. The rooms are great, the bar and restaurant are great, and it has no equals. Not as cheap as others, but it is worth it to us. Quiet, romantic and worth a visit. You visit once and...

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

Dear Charles, Thanhk you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent visists to the Raphael.It is always so helpful to share these comments with all of our associates, who make it all happen. Please plan on returning soon! Best Regards,

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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 

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Address: 325 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112-2111
Region: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Price Range: $339 - $556 (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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Raphael Hotel Kansas City
Raphael Kansas City
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Business Hotel in Kansas City
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#2 Family Hotel in Kansas City
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