The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

325 Ward Pkwy | Kansas City, MO 64112-2111  [SEE MAP]Kansas City, MO  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Attentive staff
Some guests said rooms were small
The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection earns praise for its affordability, as well as its luxury. The hotel's location – just steps from Country Club Plaza – is another feather in its cap, according to recent guests. The Raphael's 126 accommodations fit neatly into a converted brick apartment building, which was built in the 1920s. Past visitors said the hotel's charming atmosphere and convenient perch in Kansas City, Missouri, are reason alone to return. The upscale American cuisine at Chaz on the Plaza also comes highly rated, and it can be enjoyed either at a restaurant table or in the comforts of your private room (with 24-hour room service). Staying in your digs will be perfect for enjoying amenities like 300-thread-count sheets, a minifridge and complimentary wireless internet access. (Keep in mind that the accommodations are relatively small.) Because the Raphael is a part of the Marriott brand, members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can earn or apply accumulated points here for additional stay benefits.
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Location
Kansas City, MO
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 126 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families, Solo travelers

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, is an historic, luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Kansas City's well-heeled Plaza neighborhood. The 1920s building has been beautifully maintained and elegantly furnished from the common areas to the rooms, the latter of which are all suites, furnished with granite countertops, Keurig coffee machines, and iPod docks.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1037 have reviewed the The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1037 reviews 4.5 (based on 1037 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms at this hotel are colorful, with walls outfitted in plaid yellow wallpaper and foilage-themed duvets. In-room amenities include pillow-top mattresses, desks with armchairs, flat-screen TVs, clock radios with iPod docking capabilities and more.
  • Newspaper service available upon request

Standard room size290 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection is located within steps of Country Club Plaza, which offers upscale shopping and restaurants. Although the hotel is 5 miles south of downtown Kansas City, there are still plenty of attractions nearby, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Kansas City Art Institute and the Kansas City Repertory Theater at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
  • Kansas City International Airport is 24 miles north of the hotel
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Raphael Hotel houses Chaz on the Plaza restaurant and bar, which serves regional American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant hosts live jazz music six nights per week.

    Number of restaurants1

    Cuisine TypesAmerican

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast

    Fitness

    This hotel's small indoor fitness center features strength-training equipment and cardio machines with mounted TVs.
    • Towels, earbuds, water, reading material and snacks provided
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    The Raphael Hotel only has 651 square feet of meeting and event space, which includes the Blue Beacon Boardroom and the Plaza View Meeting Room, both of which can hold a maximum of 40 guests. Also on-site is a 24-hour business center, which offers photocopying, faxing, messenger and postal services.
    • Catering menus available
    • Audiovisual support on-site

    Number of meeting rooms2

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Wedding

    The Raphael Hotel hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions in two venues, the larger of which is the Chaz Restaurant and Lounge that can accommodate up to 125 for a ceremony and 85 guests for a dinner. There is also the Plaza View Event Room, which can fit 40 guests for a seated dinner and 49 for a reception.

      Maximum wedding guest capacityNone

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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