The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

325 Ward Parkway | Kansas City, MO 64112 [SHOW ON MAP]
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Recommended
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels


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How it Ranks: The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection ranks #1 out of 18 Kansas City Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Kansas City.

Our Take: The Raphael Hotel earns praise for its affordability, as well as its luxury. The hotel's location — overlooking Country Club Plaza — is another feather in its cap, according to recent guests. The Raphael's 126 units fit neatly into a converted brick apartment building, which was built in the 1920s. The upscale American cuisine at Chaz on the Plaza Restaurant and Lounge comes very highly rated, and it can be enjoyed either at a restaurant table or in the comforts of your private accomodations (there's 24-hour room service). Staying in your digs will be perfect for enjoying in-room amenities like 300-thread-count sheets, a minifridge and complimentary wireless Internet access. Because the Raphael is a part of the Marriott brand, members of the Marriott Rewards program can earn or apply accumulated points here for additional stay benefits.

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 18 hotels in Kansas City, eight are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Kansas City. The seven closest to The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection are shown on the map below. These include InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza (<0.5 miles) and The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center (3.1 miles).

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Nearby Things to Do

The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection is 4.8 miles from the #1 ranked Kansas City attraction, Steamboat Arabia Museum. Of the nine top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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