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Kansas City is known for its amazing barbecue scene, excellent museums, fine dining restaurants, and craft cocktails. It is an affordable city full of small-town comfort on a big scale.
A home to great entertainment, from adrenaline-filled sporting events to great live music, there are plenty of luxury boutique hotels in Kansas City.
The Best Boutique Hotels in Kansas City
The Historic Browning Guest House
Price: From $400
Just outside of Kansas City in quaint Lee’s Summit, The Historic Browning Guest House offers a boutique hotel experience along with the comforts of home. With plenty of local charm and premium design details provided by businesses in the area, the Historic Browning allows guests to immerse themselves in the peaceful Missouri atmosphere.
Created to provide a memorable experience to all guests, The Historic Browning Guest House prides itself on personalized service. The guest house includes lavish common areas with Keurig coffee and a commercial coffee brewer, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a Tazo tea bar, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.
Each room features locally-made bath amenities from Embers Candle Bar, a flat-screen TV, and deluxe bedding and towels. For further pampering, 2 face masks are provided, along with 2 granola bars and 2 water bottles.
Price: From $155
Guests can find a peaceful hidden gem at Casa Somerset in Paola, Kansas, just south of the Kansas City metropolitan area. This Tuscan-themed villa in the beautiful countryside full of wineries brings rustic European charm to the Kansas City region.
With 6 acres of land, this picturesque boutique experience allows guests to fully disconnect from the frenzy and stress of everyday routines. The on-site restaurant provides gourmet food, with a full breakfast served to guests free of charge every day.
Each room at Casa Somerset has private exterior access with an outdoor seating area where guests can enjoy the pleasant atmosphere. The property has unique design features that preserve the overall Italian ambiance, and the opulent presidential room includes a whirlpool tub.
Price: From $199
A quintessential Kansas City boutique experience, the Crossroads Hotel has beautifully-designed guest rooms and suites in a historic atmosphere enhanced with modern functionality.
Fueled by the importance of the connections between communities, the Crossroads provides an authentically local alternative to the traditional lodging experience. The design features are locally sourced, with artists and creators contributing to the stunning appeal of the hotel.
The rooftop beer garden provides casual fun with amazing views, while guests can enjoy a woodfire pizza or gourmet coffee at XR in the Crossroads’ lobby. Italian fine dining is served at on-site Lazia, along with beautiful wine options.
The stylish guest rooms and suites at the Crossroads are full of midwestern refinement and top-tier amenities like Grown Alchemist bath products, an HDTV with streaming capabilities, and an electronic safe.
The Elms Hotel and Spa
Price: From $110
The Elms Hotel and Spa has been a part of history right next to Kansas City since 1888. After being rebuilt in 1912, this magnificent limestone boutique option provides a great retreat to guests looking to escape the frenzy of the city.
Only a short walk away from Siloam Mountain Park and the Hall of Waters, The Elms allows guests easy access to many attractions in the area. Located on beautiful grounds, the top-tier service at the hotel includes luxurious upscale amenities.
The grounds offer landscaped gardens, including one just for herbs. Guests can enjoy various yard games, such as shuffleboard and ping-pong. There is a European lap pool and a seasonal outdoor pool that includes cocktail service on weekends. Rooms have a K-cup coffee and tea service and bottled water.
The Fontaine Hotel
Price: From $111
A modern and elegant Kansas City boutique hotel, The Fontaine Hotel is conveniently located on Route 56. Right next to the many shopping options at the Country Club Plaza, the Fontaine offers a unique upscale experience to all guests.
Opulent marble floors are adorned with custom tile mosaics, Renaissance art is included in every space, and wood paneling adds historic charm. Venetian glass chandeliers also contribute to the lavish location.
The sophisticated and comfortable guest rooms and suites at the Fontaine have refined color palettes and luxurious details like a woven tapestry headboard, velvet accents, and modern amenities.
Each bathroom features white tiles, Carrera marble touches, and stainless steel appliances. The oversized walk-in shower has a rainfall showerhead for extra comfort. There is plush bedding and warm wood flooring in every room.
Main Street Inn
Price: From $177
With easy access to Kansas City, Parkville’s Main Street Inn is a hidden gem full of comfort in a colonial-style building from 1885. This peaceful oasis features amazing hospitality with vintage charm and modern functionality right across from Park University.
The Main Street Inn is a great way to experience a private retreat. The beautifully-appointed guest suites are full of vintage style, a romantic atmosphere, and an intimate, luxuriously cozy setting.
The rooms include complimentary breakfast, a spacious private bathroom, cable TV, and queen or king bed. Each room has locally-sourced deluxe toiletries, luxury linens, premium bathrobes, and a smart TV.
The Missouri River Suite has a secluded balcony, a large Jacuzzi tub, several skylights to get the most of the gorgeous natural light, a stained glass window, and period furnishings.
Price: From $88
Providing an alternative boutique experience in Kansas City, No Vacancy is a great lodging option that offers exclusivity and intimacy.
There is a shared lounge and second-story courtyard to add further relaxation to the experience, but this loft-style boutique hotel focuses on privacy, with studio guest rooms full of amenities and refinement.
Each room at No Vacancy has a queen or king bed, and guests can easily access the premises with keyless entry. Rooms have rich textiles and sophisticated designer furnishings, with some featuring a 4-poster bed and a built-in wet bar. There is also a bistro-style table where snacks and treats can be enjoyed after a long day of exploring the city. Connecting rooms are available to create an exclusive experience for those traveling together to enjoy the beautiful stylishness of this hotel.
Price: From $188
The Raphael can be found in a Renaissance revival building from 1928. With such a past, it is no surprise that the Raphael is Kansas City’s original boutique hotel. With beautiful views over Brush Creek, the hotel is right next to the upscale shops at the Country Club Plaza and within walking distance of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Vintage hospitality and modern service are what drives the Raphael experience. There is a 24-hour front desk and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property. On-site parking is available either on a self-service basis or with a valet.
The on-site fitness center has state-of-the-art Precor equipment. Guests can enjoy the delights of Chaz Restaurant on the premises but can also choose to have it delivered in-room.
The guest rooms and suites at the Raphael benefit from a gourmet coffee maker, a pillowtop mattress, and luxurious bedding.
Silver Heart Inn & Cottages
Price: From $115
Right next to Kansas City and easily accessed via Highway 78, visitors can find the historic Silver Heart Inn & Cottages in Independence, Missouri. Originally built around 1856, this charming boutique experience is within walking distance of the Truman Historic Courthouse and the National Frontier Trails Museum.
There are elegant rooms and 2 suites in the main house and 2 private cottages on the grounds. The rooms and suites are full of luxurious design and comforts, with many preserved architectural details.
All the rooms at the Silver Heart Inn feature unique themes and details. Each room has either an electric or gas fireplace, Keurig coffee maker, designer bath products from Gilchrist & Soames, a flat-screen TV with DVD player with complimentary Netflix access, and in-room indulgent treats. Every guest can also enjoy the open-air spa tub in the shared outdoor area.
Southmoreland on the Plaza
Price: From $121
Found in a 1913 Colonial Revival mansion right next to Country Club Plaza, the elegant Southmoreland on the Plaza offers unique boutique accommodation in the heart of the city. The prime location goes great with the upscale decor and casual atmosphere at the hotel.
Suitable for all types of guests, the Southmoreland provides contactless check-in, meeting spaces, amazing common areas on the first floor, and a large courtyard deck with several gardens.
Each room at the Southmoreland has a king, queen, or California king bed with memory foam mattress, luxurious linens, opulent Fiberfill pillows, a flat-screen TV, a sleep sound machine, and comfortable bathrobes, Designer bath products are provided by William Roam from the Float line. Some rooms add a Jacuzzi or cozy in-wall fireplace.
Price: From $108
The Truitt is located close to Country Club Plaza and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a chic boutique hotel in a peaceful residential area. The Truitt provides a sophisticated and intimate boutique experience set in a beautiful Colonial Revival mansion.
The modern luxury found at The Truitt is enhanced with original brick architectural details. Offering spacious rooms with opulent bathrooms, The Truitt has amazing amenities. Each room features Matouk sheets and linens, Nespresso coffee, luxury chocolate, fragranced deluxe soap from Nest, a smart TV, complimentary bottled water, morning treats, and curated fine art.
Guests can enjoy the beautifully manicured gardens and the proximity to many of Kansas City’s best attractions, especially museums. Accommodation options include king and queen guest rooms and 1- and 2-bedroom suites for guests seeking more space.
With amazing artistic, cultural, and entertainment events to explore in Kansas City, visitors can take full advantage of the complimentary bus fare across the urban area. Discover Kansas City in style with an opulent stay filled with fun activities and hidden gems.
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