An unexpected gem
Posted Oct 6, 2016
To be honest, I booked this hotel despite some bad reviews because it was a cheap deal, and was a little hesitant when I pulled up (first time in KCMO, so had no idea what to expect). The hotel has been undergoing renovations (more on that later), but when I walked in I was pleasantly surprised by the new contemporary decor. The front desk attendant was very welcoming and friendly, and gave me a free upgrade to the "BBQ Room" when she found out I was in town to eat my way through! She also gave me a list of recommended restaurants -- very helpful.
Along with the free WiFi and breakfast bar (open till 9:30am -- thank you!), the place has some unexpected amenities: a free drink at the bar during happy hour, a free shuttle service within 4 miles of the hotel.
Now back to the construction/ renovation, as it was my only negative experience -- everything was fine, until loud drilling started in the room next to mine one afternoon and went on for 3 hours. Any chances of a power nap were gone that day!
But overall, this place exceeded expectations by a lot, and I would definitely go back (maybe not in the BBQ Room though . . . having a picture of Guy Fieri staring at me from the wall got old fast, haha).
Thanks to the staff for a great stay!