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1601 North Universal Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64120, United States of America – Show map
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Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Game Room
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, ATM on site, Laundry, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 4:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 20 per night in an extra bed.
One child under 2 years is charged USD 20 per night in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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Just a 20-minute drive from downtown Kansas City, this hotel is 3 miles from the Kansas City Zoo. It features an on-site fitness room and free wired internet.
Score from 119 reviews Good
April 16, 2015
The Hotel was nasty
The young Lady that was working alone at night was very helpful
April 14, 2015
The hotel was nice and staff nice, not too happy with the loud disrespectful kids that ran up and down the hall but not the hotel's fault
the bar and restaurant
March 31, 2015
Got stuck in the elevator! When we used the phone in there the person that answered acted like it was no big deal and it happened alot! No reassurance anyone was letting us out! We were staying on the 8th floor! Had to hike up and down 8 flights of stairs (112 stairs one way) cause I wasn't getting back on the elevator once I finally got out! Broken lamp in room. Only working ice machine on the 4th floor. They couldn't find our reservation when we were checking in. Tried to eat breakfast around 9. No meat, very few eggs, only about 6 bite size muffins, out of waffle batter. Families were walking out to go find food elsewhere! No hellos when you walked in the door, no how was your stay...customer service did not exist in this hotel! Will be calling in a complaint to corporate because that hotel should not have cost $100 a night! I'd rather camp outside then ever go back to that place!
March 25, 2015
Whole hotel is aged. Bathroom tile cracked, not repaired correctly. Rust stained tub. Surface run electrical on the hallway walls. Not as nice as I had thought it was going to be.
Very friendly and informative staff. Nice lobby area. Clean.
March 23, 2015
First got there and the sign says Ramada so we weren't sure it was the right place. They had just purchased it and haven't switched over, not a big deal, I can understand it taking time to fully switch over. The first room we got already had someone in it, luckily they were in the shower so we were able to back out without it being to weird. Second room was dirty with used matches on the floor, called the front desk as we didn't want them thinking we had been smoking in the room. They moved us to a third room which was ok. Room description stated there was a flat screen T.V. with an iPod docking station. There was no iPod docking station which is minor, but the TV was an old CRT TV and you could only change channels by scrolling down, the up button was smashed in, even the remote was taped together. Somehow the channel descriptions didn't match the channel. For example HBO was really BBC. Also 1/3 of the channels didn't have sound. Couldn't call the front desk as the phone didn't work(cable jack was broken), you could hold it together and make a call, just not worth the effort. The timer dial in the bathroom was missing. The rest of the hotel was similar. Wallpaper was peeling in places, carpet areas had bits of trash on them, there were hotel chairs in the little "lake" next to the hotel. Last thing I noticed was the price that I was charged was slightly higher than what Booking.com quoted me. The difference was very small, so I didn't worry about it.
We ran into several issues, but the hotel staff was friendly, apologetic, and seemed eager to help. The location was central to everywhere we needed to be. Rooms were fairly large with a lot of natural lighting (except windows were dirty). Bed was comfortable. There was a game room and bar/grill on site that we did not use. Also had an outdoor and indoor pool, didn't have time to use them, but I do like the concept.
March 15, 2015
Wifi was terribly slow. Couldn't get anything done online.
Pet friendly. Good location near highway.
March 15, 2015
Water pressure in the shower was poor. The location of our room was on the 5th floor and we didn't get to enjoy the free wifi they speak of. Maybe too far from the main hub. But if that's the case it should read free wifi as long as your near the front desk.
The price was right and I would definitely stay here again.
March 5, 2015
The bar/grill and restaurant closed due to problems with fire alarm. I had to walk half mile for access to restaurant.
Room was large, clean.
January 9, 2015
Water leaking in the room.
January 1, 2015
The suite was so big that it took 2 days to heat it up. Breakfast was good but cold.
Got up grated to a suite because we had family meeting us from Texas. No charge! It was so nice.
December 16, 2014
Front desk lady seemed overworked but handled customers well. Took her a minute to arrive to check us in probably.because the hotel seemed under staffed. the room was newer than the exterior. Which was a little scary at first. Especially since you.have to drive thru a commercial business distrit to get there. No flat screen or fridge in the room. Definitely needs some fine details worked on. Put a towell down in the tub since it was stained. Breakfast had a good variety but partially edible. Used the shuttle. Driver was very nice and arrived for pick up in expected time!
December 16, 2014
Hallways stunk the pillows sucked.
The room was good and the bed was kunfy
December 12, 2014
I liked that we did not have far to travel to enjoy the attractions in Kansas City.
December 12, 2014
The hallways and elevators are ridiculously cold.
Close to the football field.
December 5, 2014
When we arrived we were pleased to see many other NFL fans there as well and the guest service staff was fairly friendly. We got back to the hotel after our Sunday night football game (@ 15 degrees outside) and our heat that we had turned on early was shut off. The room was freezing. We called down to ask about a microwave to warm up our tailgating food we'd saved. The guest service staff member replied, "no, we don't have any." In response, I said, "you don't have an available microwave in the whole building?" And she proceeded to tell me there's one downstairs. After the game we gathered our things and headed toward the side entrance as there was no front parking, and the side doors were not accepting our key cards. So we took our things and headed to the front door, asking the front desk staff how to get in/out the side doors. She then told me, "those don't work. There is no in/out access to them." Why is there no sign there so people are not attempting to use these?! Overall a bad experience.
I liked the location of the hotel as it was near our event at arrowhead stadium.
December 3, 2014
Water was never hot in shower, just luke warm, elevators did not work, got struck in one, used phone in elevator, got front desk, was told she could not help us, maid told us to hit door several times and it would work (which it did). Water would not turn off completely in shower, had to listen to it drip for the 2 days we were there. We walked up and down the steps because of afraid we would get struck again and there were no fire hoses in the fire hose cabinets on any of the floors we walked down. It is such a large hotel, that I see why the maintence is not kept up but if you are renting out rooms, the parts of the hotel that are being used should be in good working order. .
December 3, 2014
The pillows were too hard
Really liked the shuttle to Arrowhead - it meant I didn't have to fight traffic.
December 2, 2014
The bar was closed due to bartenders calling in. People were rude and the location was terrible nothing close by besides gas station. The hot water didn't work hardly at all in the shower. The breakfast wasn't much of anything and lunch was never available overall not worth the 187$ I spent for the two nights.
The cable because I got to watch sports center. The bed was comfortable and plenty of room.
December 2, 2014
We went for a Chiefs game and I was happy to see they offered a free shuttle to and from the game! No problems with checking in or out!
December 2, 2014
Very nice facility, located by industrial park not a big deal since we only needed the hotel to sleep after the football game! Very quiet room, nice breakfast. Will stay there again!!
November 27, 2014
The shower heads are cheap and low. The place is a little hard to find.
The price, the service, the facilities.
November 27, 2014
Hotel is off a main road in an industrial park. Heard trains and air smelled like we were by factories. Room had stained carpet/walls in the barhroom, hole in the back of the office chair and outdated decorations and a tiny TV. Quality of room = Motel 6 or Budget Inn...pretty clean/economical but not convention center standards.
The price was right for a short, overnight stay during a slow week night. Front desk staff was nice.
November 23, 2014
Wifi did not reach our floor (9th), but could access it when we were on the lower level.
Friendly and helpful staff! Very comfortable bed and a large room. Breakfast was good, it's complimentary so I wouldn't complain even if it wasn't good.
November 18, 2014
I think the breakfast as with all included breakfasts at hotel could be better quality
Ease of arrival and ease of checking out
November 14, 2014
- the smell was bad everywhere - breakfast area was always dirty
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