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Wentzville, Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third stay at the Raphael, which has become our go-to favorite for visiting family in KC. We love the quality and size of the rooms, with a feeling of an old hotel with modern update. The service is always first rate. You can't beat the live jazz, not to mention free valet parking. Get a Plaza View...

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

Timothy R, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stays with us at the Raphael Hotel. We appreciate your efforts, in order that we can share your comments with our Associates as well. We hope to see you again soon.

Independence, Missouri
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Wonderful up to date old hotel, with 21st century attitude and amenities It;s on the first and elegant, shopping center in the country, the Country Club Plaza.The icing on the cake is that one of the finest restaurants in the city is located there, Chaz, with live music for your evening pleasure along with superb cuisine. Short ribs, shrimp and...

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

dpaliasbuynsell, Thank you for being our guest, and for taking the time to share your thoughtful comments. We appreciate your efforts, and look forward to your return!

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My husband surprised me with the Raphael as a magical ending to our wedding night. We stayed on a Sunday, which included per diem for the hotel and free valet. The staff was wonderful. The presidential suite was amazing. We can't wait to make visiting the Raphael an annual trip!

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

Laura, CONGRATULATIONS! And thank you for sharing your thoughts about your very special evening you spent with us. We appreciate your efforts and your patronage, and look forward to your annual return!

Kansas
Reviewed 28 October 2016

A sisters trip to the plaza was made complete with our stay at the Raphael Hotel. We stayed three nights in a double queen suite facing the plaza. I require acessible roll in showers and this one was done right. The valets were top notch as were room service and guess services. Food from the Chaz was also top notch....

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

RMgigi, We are so pleased the sisters trip was a success! Thank you for including the Raphael in your plans. We appreciate your efforts to share your thoughts, and thank you for thinking of us as a home away from home. We hope we will see you again soon...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was recently here on a one night business trip and I was very impressed. The hotel has maintained it's old school charm but also has very nicely appointed rooms. We also enjoyed the live music in the restaurant to end the day.

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

James, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We appreciate your many kind comments. We hope we will have the opportunity to host you again in the near future. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way!

Rockwall, Texas
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I recently stayed at the Raphael Hotel on the Plaza and I can't say enough good things about our stay. I was traveling with family members that were older and needed a little extra help. John at the front desk bent over backwards to make sure that we were taken care and of that we were all close together! If...

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

zercherkathy, Thank you so much for your very kind review, and your comments regarding John's assistance. We will make sure he reads this as well. We hope we will have the opportunity to host you again in the near future. Please let us know if we can asssit you with any arrangements in the future.

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here last weekend for a mother daughter trip and were impressed with the high level of service. Aaron was at the desk in the evening and was lovely, and Kelly, the manager during the day was incredibly helpful. We had lost items and she tracked them down right away. The rooms were fine, the view of the Plaza...

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

Alison W, It was a very nice of you to take the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us. We really appreciate your efforts, and promise to make certain that Aaron and Kellie read them as well! We hope to see you again soon...

Kansas City
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I stay here once a year as a getaway (we live in KC) and we always love it. The location on the river with the Plaza, Loose Park, and environs at our feet is perfect. The rooms we have stayed in are small, but very comfortable, the staff professional, but warm. "Boutique" is the perfect descriptor, given...

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JD, Thank you for being our guest, and for taking the time to share your thoughts. Your input is very helpful to share with all of our associates as well. Thanks again for your efforts, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We spent three days at this hotel and really enjoyed it. It is extremely comfortable and the staff are efficient, accommodating and personable. Someone is a,ways on hand to open the door, answer questions or assist with directions. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The elevators are slow so we often used the stairs. Turndown service includes chocolate (...

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Karen S, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us at the Raphael Hotel. W e appreciate you input as well as your patronage. Please plan on coming back to see us again...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our single night last Friday in a Plaza facing King. The room was superb (the price isn't inexpensive) however the Raphael is a perfect example of the journey being more than the hotel room itself. We arrived and enjoyed the free valet parking and went straight to our room to freshen up. We walked the Plaza streets enjoying...

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Chuck S, Thank you for being our guest, and sharing all your kind comments. We appreciate your efforts, and will share them with all of our Associates. Nothing like a pretty fall day to wonder around the Plaza, and then return and take the elevator home! Come back and see us again...

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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: ₹ 14,974 - ₹ 26,545 (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 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Business Hotel in Kansas City
#2 Family Hotel in Kansas City
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“Ask for Plaza view.”
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“Plaza view suites are the best.”
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“Suites with Plaza view are great! All rooms quiet and cool.”
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“Just ask for a room over looking the river and city”
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