Wether it's for a bachelor party, wedding, Royals game or just visiting friends, I probably spend a handful of weekends in Kansas City each year. It's only a three hour drive from Omaha and there are always a ton of things going on. In a few of my more recent visits to Kansas City I've stayed at the Intercontinental and the Marriott Downtown.
For this trip I decided to book two nights at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza. The Plaza is by far one of my favorite areas of Kansas City. The Marriott is actually located just up the hill from the Plaza, but they offer a free shuttle back and forth to the hotel.
This hotel was a part of Marriott's renovations to bring some of their older properties a modern, redesigned look. Even though this property isn't brand new, it's got a similar feel to the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District.
The hotel lobby wasn't huge, but it had brand new furniture and plenty of places to sit. The check-in desk was located to the left of the entrance and the hotel bar was past the seating area on the right.
The check-in process was seamless and I was even offered 1,000 extra points for opting out of a room cleaning. I was assigned to room 1720 on the 17th floor.
The room had a small entryway with a closet and an even smaller bathroom.
There was just enough room for a single sink, toilet, and a walk-in shower. As always, the bathroom was outfitted with Thann amenities.
The main part of the room had a king size bed, a desk/dresser/refrigerator combo, flat screen television, and a brand new couch.
From the 17th floor I had a great view of the Plaza below.
As I mentioned above everything in the room was brand new and I loved the redesigned look. The bathroom was small, but that's typical across the board for Marriott properties.
The Concierge's Lounge was located on the 19th floor and was closed the majority of the weekend. Once again my room key wouldn't let me in so I could only get a single picture from the window.
The hotel's gym and restaurant were both located on the second floor. Believe it or not, I actually did use the gym for a little Saturday morning cardio. There wasn't a whole lot of space, but all of the equipment was brand new.
During my check-in I was offered two free continental breakfast coupons to use at the restaurant, Main Street Grill.
They didn't have a ton of options and I thought the overall breakfast quality was pretty low. The only plus side was they had a made-to-order omelette station. We ate there one morning, but went out for breakfast the following day.
The Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza was perfectly fine for my weekend stay. The rooms weren't terribly big, but all of the furniture and the fixtures inside were brand new. For the right price it would be tough to say "No" to this property the next time I'm in the Plaza.
What's your favorite place to stay in Kansas City?