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Staying in Kansas City - From Luxury Hotels to Cost-Effective Inns

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Accommodation for visitors to Kansas City is mainly provided by modern chain hotels. You’ll find spacious, elegant options in and around the centre of the city, close to major attractions like 18th & Vine District and Country Club Plaza. You won’t be as close to the action if you cross over into Kansas, but you'll have several budget-friendly chains to choose from.

Downtown Kansas City

 

If you want to capture the essence of Kansas City, choose to stay in its energetic downtown. Basing yourself in this area will put you within walking distance of historic neighbourhoods packed with quirky boutique stores, simmering jazz clubs, and casual barbecue joints. Since downtown is the epicentre of Kansas City's popular public art movement, you can get your culture fix by simply strolling along its streets.

 

Several downtown hotels are skyscrapers designed for travellers doing business at the nearby Kansas City Convention centre or Sprint centre. The more expensive properties feature restaurants and elegant lobbies ideal for unwinding after a day of business or pleasure.

 

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Country Club Plaza

 

This neighbourhood is the ideal place to stay if you’ve come to Kansas City to shop. You’ll be on the outer edge of the city’s most prestigious shopping district. While you walk from your hotel to Michael Kors, Tiffany & Co., or other upscale stores, you can check out some of the city's ornate fountains.

 

Since downtown Kansas City is about 6 miles away, you can expect to find hotels equally suited for business and pleasure. The decor and restaurants at more expensive options reflect the neighbourhood's sophisticated vibe.

 

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Overland Park

 

If you’re looking for a cost-effective place to say, consider staying in this quiet suburb west of the Missouri/Kansas border. You’ll be a little less than 12 miles from downtown Kansas City, but Overland Park's own public artworks and family-friendly venues such as Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead may inspire you to stick around.

 

Hotels in this suburb tend to be smaller and more budget-friendly than Kansas City's towering venues, while amenities are often geared toward family travellers. If you're looking for comfort, you can choose to stay in apartment-style accommodation.

 

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Kansas City

 

Staying in the east of the city is the most convenient option if you’re in town to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play football or the Kansas City Royals play baseball. This part of the city is also a good base if you plan to visit the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in the neighbouring suburb of Independence.

 

Hotels near the stadium are designed for convenience. You'll find standard rooms, amenities including free WiFi, and perks like free parking, which is harder to find downtown. The hotels also come with a price tag that is sensitive to your budget.

 

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