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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I had lived in KC over 15 years ago and returned to visit friends and the area. I had known about the Raphael from reviews and reputation and wanted to see for my self. I was not disappointed! Very elegant perfectly located! It was interesting to see that it is owned by a family from Salina Kansas. From the moment...

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

Dear Daveatbeach, Thank you for your very kind review regarding your recent stay with us at the Raphael Hotel. We really appreciate being able to share your thoughts with all of our Associates. please plan on returning again soon! Best Regards,

Blue Springs, Missouri
Reviewed 29 May 2014

For my 50th birthday, my husband surprised me with a night at The Raphael. We stayed in an executive suite which was the perfect size with a king size bed. The bed was very comfortable & I appreciated the additional refrigerator. We had breakfast in the room the next morning. It was delicious. The staff & service was outstanding!

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

Dear Gravesgrl1, Happy 50th Birthday from all of us at the Raphael Hotel. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your surprise visit to the Country Club Plaza. We think your husband has great taste! In Hospitality,

Kansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The location is excellent for the perfect romantic weekend. We walked to the plaza area where there is wonderful dinning and shopping. The valet service was great and welcomed in the cold winter weather. The fire pit areas out front were not just pretty to look at but very functional while waiting. Our room was rather odd shaped due to...

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

Dear grahamcracker, Thank you for selecting the Raphael Hotel for your special "date night getaway". We appreciate your very kind review and thoughts. Keep us in mind for that next "getaway", as there is always something going on at the Country Club Plaza! Best Regards,

western kansas
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We were in town to attend a KC Royals baseball game and found a great rate on this hotel. Typically, I look for hotels with a rate of $100 or less, but must have good reviews and be clean. This hotel was rated #1 on Trip Advisor, and was in the price frame that I wanted, so I booked a...

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

Dear toni_tx, Wow, thank you so much for your wonderful and detailed review! It is always so helpful to be able to share this kind of input with all of our associates. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts... Hope to see you again soon!

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

A beatiful, historic hotel with outstanding service and accommodations. Best hotel in the best location in KC. Walk to Plaza shops then have a relaxing dinner at the incredible Chaz on the Plaza at the hotel. This is a favorite retreat for us as a couple when we need some pampering! Love it.

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

Dear Samantha, Thank you so much for being our guest at the Raphael Hotel. We really appreciate your kind review, and promise to share it with all of our associates. We hope to see you again soon... Best Regards,

Fremont, NE
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The hotel is wonderfully located near lots of restaurants in a beautiful area of Kansas City. The outside is warm and inviting and has valet service to great you. We went in the dead of winter and they had little fire pits to sit by. Nice touch. Upon entering the bell service was very kind and helpful answering any questions...

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

Dear Nebraskatraveler5, We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful review. Thank you so much for all time and effort to do so. We hope you will return again soon! Best Regards,

Mexico, Missouri
Reviewed 13 May 2014

My family and I occupied a Presidential Suite and a King Suite for the night before Mother's Day. The rooms were very nice and the beds were very comfortable. The fold out beds received good revues from my teenage daughters who occupied them. A word about bathrooms---the bathroom in the Presidential Suite is extremely nice. The shower has two shower...

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

Dear Mr. Moose 581, Thank you for your very kind review, and the sharing of all your thoughts. We truly appreciate your time and efforts, as well as your patronage. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards,

America
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed at the Raphael for 2 nights in the Plaza Suite. We got a great deal on the room, so, there are really no complaints, but this is an 'honest review'. I like all kinds of hotels, boutique, historic, sleek, modern, etc. This falls into the historic, boutique side of things and on those notes, it delivers. The service...

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

Dear Te sheets, Thank you for your many kind comments regarding your recent stay with us. We certainly apologize for the housekeeping error, and will address that issue. Thank you for your valued input and your patronage. Best Regards,

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 13 April 2014

I decided to take my wife out to the Plaza for her birthday and reserved a room at the Raphael. We have stayed there a few times before and always had a good experience. Not this time however. Some of the rooms can be a bit smaller and the bathrooms as well, but we had a bigger room this time....

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

Dear Recent Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us. Thanks to guests like yourself, we have the opportunity to give attention to situations that may require improvement, as well as to share all input with all of our associates. In addition, we truly appreciate your follow up call. I promise...

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,

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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 Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112
Region: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Price Range: $338 - $526 (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 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#2 Family Hotel in Kansas City
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“Higher floors may limit traffic noise...”
 of 5 bubbles MatthewR563, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had rooms 701-702 with a common room in between. Floor was very quiet. NIce view of plaza.”
 of 5 bubbles TulseyTed, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Request plaza view”
 of 5 bubbles drb945, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a view of the Plaza”
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