Best Hotels in Downtown Kansas City, Kansas City

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Downtown Kansas City based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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    Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection
    Kansas City, MO
    #1 in Best Hotels in Downtown Kansas City, Kansas City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 527 reviewsTripAdvisor (527)
    Free WiFi

    Set inside the former Gate City National Bank building, the Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection balances iconic 1920s neoclassic architecture with modern amenities and stylish decor. Guests are greeted by expansive rooms appointed with contemporary accents like 37-inch flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, minifridges and iHome docking stations. What's more, the hotel sits within walking distance of cherished downtown attractions, including the Kansas City Power and Light District and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Apart from the elegant setting and close to downtown shops and restaurants, previous visitors especially praised the cuisine and presentation at Reserve restaurant. Should you wish to explore the area's attractions, you can take advantage of the hotel's shuttle service, which offers free rides anywhere within a 5-mile radius of the property. And since the hotel is now part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, Marriott Bonvoy members can collect and use points here.

    Kansas City, MO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 527 reviewsTripAdvisor (527)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Phillips Kansas City Curio Collection by Hilton
    Kansas City, MO
    #2 in Best Hotels in Downtown Kansas City, Kansas City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 605 reviewsTripAdvisor (605)
    Free WiFi

    If you're looking for a boutique hotel with a central downtown location, the Hotel Phillips in the Power & Light District might be just the choice for you. Guests enjoy the art deco decor and praise the staff members, describing them as both friendly and helpful. Spacious rooms include European-style beds, flat-screen televisions and complimentary Wi-Fi access. And since this hotel is pet-friendly, you don't have to leave the pup behind when you head out on your Kansas City trip. The on-site restaurant Tavernonna Italian Kitchen serves classic Italian cuisine daily. The hotel is also home to a coffee shop and a contemporary speakeasy. And bucks spent on-site can go even further, because Hotel Phillips is part of the Hilton Honors program. 

    Kansas City, MO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 605 reviewsTripAdvisor (605)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton President Kansas City
    Kansas City, MO
    #3 in Best Hotels in Downtown Kansas City, Kansas City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1284 reviewsTripAdvisor (1284)
    Free WiFi

    If you're looking for elegance and proximity to the city's top sites, the Hilton President Kansas City might be a good choice for you. The 200-plus guest rooms offer seclusion even though the hotel is located close to the nightlife and entertainment of the Power & Light District. Recent visitors appreciated the renovated guest rooms, which are outfitted with Hilton Serenity beds, blackout curtains, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, complimentary HBO and coffee makers. The biggest drawback for recent guests, though, was the limited amount of parking. When you get hungry, head to the redesigned Providence or have breakfast in the elegant Walnut Room. When just cocktails will do, retreat to the Drum Room Lounge, a KC mainstay since it first opened in 1941 (and also host to the likes of Frank Sinatra and Patsy Cline). If you're a Hilton Honors member, you can accrue or redeem points by staying here.

    Kansas City, MO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1284 reviewsTripAdvisor (1284)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
    Kansas City, MO
    #4 in Best Hotels in Downtown Kansas City, Kansas City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2535 reviewsTripAdvisor (2535)

    This Westin offers all the signature amenities the brand is known for, including Heavenly Beds, Heavenly Baths, and the WestinWORKOUT fitness center. Beyond trademark amenities, this Westin outpost also boasts an ideal Crown Center location. Guests have near-immediate access to three floors of shops, restaurants and theaters. In your guest room, you'll be surrounded by amenities like flat-panel TVs, 24-hour room service and a selection of movies to enjoy. Plus, the hotel also provides tennis courts, a heated outdoor swimming pool and in-room spa services. Guests rave about the kind and helpful staff members and the hotel's proximity to Union Station, but recent visitors think the accommodations are a bit outdated. Members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can accumulate or redeem reward benefits by staying here.

    Kansas City, MO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2535 reviewsTripAdvisor (2535)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
    Kansas City, MO
    #5 in Best Hotels in Downtown Kansas City, Kansas City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1894 reviewsTripAdvisor (1894)

    Unlike the city's Westin, this Sheraton isn't actually inside of the Crown Center, but it is right next door and accessible via an enclosed walkway. Recent guests said the pleasant staff adds to the property's charm, but noted that rooms could use some updating. Visitors also said the lodgings are made all the more comfy with the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, and recommend booking a room on one of the upper floors for views of downtown Kansas City. Beyond your digs, you'll find an on-site fitness center, an outdoor pool (located on the fourth floor) and two on-site eateries. If you feel like exploring beyond the property, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to the Power & Light District and the Freight District Monday through Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. What's more, you can earn or redeem points at this hotel through the Marriott Bonvoy program.

    Kansas City, MO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1894 reviewsTripAdvisor (1894)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Kansas City Marriott Downtown
    Kansas City, MO
    #6 in Best Hotels in Downtown Kansas City, Kansas City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1312 reviewsTripAdvisor (1312)
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    Kansas City Marriott Downtown is connected to the Kansas City Convention Center and within walking distance of the Power & Light District, the city’s entertainment and dining area. Other nearby attractions include Arrowhead Stadium, Kauffman Stadium and Sprint Center. The hotel’s 971 rooms have free Wi-Fi access, TVs with cable channels, minifridges and coffee makers. It has multiple on-site dining options: MetropolitanKC serves American fare and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; BARCENTRAL offers lunch, dinner and drinks; and CoffeeCentral purveys coffee and pastries in the mornings. Fresh Bites provides packaged meals for pick up or delivery. Amenities include a business center, a fitness center and an indoor swimming pool. This Kansas City property has more than 95,000 square feet of space for meetings and events. Both self-parking and valet parking are available for a fee. Some recent travelers describe the hotel as dated though. This Marriott property participates in the Marriott Reward program, which means that rewards members can earn and redeem points here.

    Kansas City, MO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1312 reviewsTripAdvisor (1312)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown
    Kansas City, MO
    #7 in Best Hotels in Downtown Kansas City, Kansas City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 947 reviewsTripAdvisor (947)
    Free WiFi

    Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown is adjacent to the Kansas City Convention Center and within walking distance of the Power & Light District in Kansas City and its various dining, shopping and entertainment options. The hotel’s 385 rooms offer free Wi-Fi access and TVs with cable channels. Amenities include a business center and a fitness center (both open 24 hours a day) as well as an outdoor swimming pool. The on-site restaurant at this Crowne Plaza, City Grille, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The property also has a cocktail lounge, called City Bar, and a coffee shop. Business travelers can use the nearly 15,000 square feet of space for events and meetings. Both self-parking and valet parking are available for a fee. While recent guests appreciate the hotel’s convenient location, some say the rooms feel dated. As a part of the Intercontinental Hotels  Group, this property participates in the IHG Rewards Club program.

    Kansas City, MO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 947 reviewsTripAdvisor (947)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Holiday Inn Kansas City Downtown - Aladdin
    Kansas City, MO
    #8 in Best Hotels in Downtown Kansas City, Kansas City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 598 reviewsTripAdvisor (598)
    Free WiFi

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Holiday Inn Kansas City Downtown - Aladdin is located within a restored art deco building adjacent to the Kansas City Convention Center. The property is also less than 2 miles from the historical Union Station Kansas City and is about 5 miles from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. There is a fee to park at the hotel, but many bars and restaurants in downtown Kansas City, Missouri are within walking distance of this IHG property. Recent guests lauded the hotel staff, but some others complained that the rooms were on the smaller side. Accommodations include 32-inch LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi access, pillow-top mattresses, walk-in showers, coffee makers and desks with ergonomic chairs. What's more, the hotel has a business center, a fitness center, guest laundry facilities and free coffee in the lobby. The hotel's Zebra Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, and the Martini Loft Lounge serves drinks in the evenings. IHG Rewards Club members may earn and redeem points here when they book directly through the IHG website. 

    Kansas City, MO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 598 reviewsTripAdvisor (598)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City Downtown Union Hill
    Kansas City, MO
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 153 reviewsTripAdvisor (153)
    Free WiFi
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    Kansas City, MO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 153 reviewsTripAdvisor (153)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Fairfield Inn Kansas City Downtown/Union Hill by Marriott
    Kansas City, MO
    2.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 367 reviewsTripAdvisor (367)
    Free WiFi
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    Kansas City, MO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 367 reviewsTripAdvisor (367)
    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Comfort Inn & Suites Kansas City Downtown
    Kansas City, MO
    2.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 344 reviewsTripAdvisor (344)
    Free WiFi
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    Kansas City, MO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 344 reviewsTripAdvisor (344)
    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Kansas City Downtown
    Kansas City, MO
    2-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 2 based on 78 reviewsTripAdvisor (78)
    Free WiFi
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    Kansas City, MO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 2 based on 78 reviewsTripAdvisor (78)
    2.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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