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Boutique Hotel Round-Up

Kansas City has no shortage of boutique hotels to enjoy for a relaxing weekend getaway that is chalked-full of charm and class. Each location carefully curated an atmosphere that boasts style and comfort and is surrounded by entertainment venues, shopping and eateries. This isn’t a comprehensive list by any means, but we wanted to share a few of our favorite local boutique hotels that are sure to impress.


Housed in the beautifully renovated 1930s-era Brookfield Building which held ticket offices for various train stations, the Hotel Indigo Kansas City Downtown offers a reminder of the rail lines that put this city on the map. As a nod to this 12-story tower’s past, the 118 guest rooms are styled with travel-themed touches—including postcard and postmark designs in rooms—and the lobby features a train mural. You can start the day with a cup of locally brewed Parisi coffee before heading out to must-see spots like Union Station, the Arvest Bank Theater, legendary jazz clubs and world-class restaurants just steps from the hotel.

101 West 11th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

P. 816-283-8000

The Raphael

Conveniently located on the doorstep of Kansas City’s renowned Country Club Plaza is The Raphael Hotel. Housed in a significant architectural landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Raphael Hotel has won the hearts of locals and visitors alike for its distinctive blend of vintage charm and contemporary sophistication. With breathtaking views, live jazz music regularly, and an award-winning restaurant, Chaz on the Plaza, The Raphael Hotel offers an authentic experience that embodies the culture, history and spirit of Kansas City.

325 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112

(816) 756-3800

No Vacancy

Opening in this environment has proven the importance of adaptability. The concept pivoted as inquiries began pouring in from small groups wanting to rent out the whole place. The ‘hotel buyout’ allows guests to enter a clean and curated environment and trace all who come in. It’s essentially like stepping into your own personal hotel. Fortunately, the place offers ample room for distancing, a courtyard for outside hangs, keyless check-in, no shared ductwork, and operable windows. Additionally, hotels are “essential businesses,” so guests never have to worry about the hotel canceling.

1717 Wyandotte Street Kansas City, MO

The Fontaine

Located on the far west side of Country Club Plaza, The Fontaine, a four-diamond property offers “approachable luxury.” With 132 rooms, including nine suites and an 1,800 sq. ft. presidential suite with private pavilion, The Fontaine is ideal for corporate and personal travel, including a variety of events for all guests. There are two ballrooms, flexible meeting spaces, as well as an outdoor serenity garden for private events. Specializing in guest experience, this boutique hotel has focused on activating the property with socially distanced pop-up events and offerings such as wellness classes, virtual floral design, and most recently, Nine Zero One Igloo Bar.

 901 W 48th Pl, Kansas City, MO 64112

(816) 753-8800

21c Museum Hotel

The Historic Savoy Hotel and Grill building has been transformed into 21c Museum Hotel-Kansas City located in the heart of downtown Kansas City and two blocks away from the streetcar. The 120 guest rooms and suites provide a welcomed sanctuary from the art and activity that fills the 21c galleries. Designed by renowned architecture firm Deborah Berke Partners and KC-based firm Hufft Projects, rooms have high ceilings, contemporary furnishings, large windows, and beautiful original artwork. As North America’s only multi-venue museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting art of the 21st century, 21c Museum brings a new cultural resource to the city’s vibrant art scene. From rotating, curated exhibitions, to site-specific installations and cultural programming, 21c Museum offers the local and traveling community unprecedented access to the work of some of today’s emerging artists. Looking for more than just an ordinary hotel visit? 21c has just the thing. The hotel, chef-driven restaurant and museum were crafted to ensure that your stay is truly one-of-a-kind. From a quiet, relaxing weekend away, to a trip that gives you everything 21c has to offer, you’re sure to find your travel more enjoyable.

219 W 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

(816) 443-4200

The Inn at Meadowbrook

The Inn at Meadowbrook’s unique setting in an 80-acre park – alongside tiered lakes – offers the opportunity to step into serenity. Located at the heart of Meadowbrook Park – in Prairie Village – you can mingle around the Inn’s firepit and lawns to enjoy outdoor calm. Inside, the Inn’s spacious rooms boast purposeful design such as banquette window seating, leather-bound reading chairs, custom bunk beds, expansive walk-in showers, and pillow-top mattresses. Well-appointed suites and connecting rooms allow six to eight guests – perfect for a girl’s weekend, or wedding party. The surrounding area is perfect for an active lifestyle (at your pace). Bike rides around paved trails, picnics on Meadowbrook hill, a morning walk around the lakes, evening yoga in the park, pickleball courts, and fishing are just a few of the recreational finds. The Inn also boasts world-class dining at Verbena, an American Restaurant, offering dishes such as a Kennebunkport Lobster roll and a Prime KC steak. The Market – a corner hotspot – curates local finds and dishes out made-from-scratch pastries, sandwiches, soups, and charcuterie boards. Exceptional surroundings, 5-star service, and higher standards for cleanliness and care, The Inn at Meadowbrook is a local haven for a special getaway, the affluent business traveler, or treating out-of-town guests to a one-of-a-kind respite.

4901 Meadowbrook Pkwy, Prairie Village, KS 66207

(913) 329-9000

The Historic Browning

Has pandemic-life left you feeling like you're living the same day over and over with nothing to look forward to? At the Browning, we believe you should always have something to inspire you. Travel safely by renting our private guest house that accommodates up to ten. While you're here, travel just two blocks to eat, shop and play in the premiere Downtown Lee's Summit area. With chef-owned restaurant concepts like Third Street Social, our exclusive speakeasy the W, and several boutiques-you're sure to leave with plenty of inspiration.