The Raphael Hotel located on the Country Club Plaza checks in at number 22 on the list of top 50 large city hotels in the U.S. 


I had the chance to tour the hotel a while back and it is absolutely gorgeous! The decor is charming and The Raphael has preserved the historic significance while offering state of the art conveniences and top notch service.



I am looking forward to planning a “staycation” sometime and when I do, I will be sure let you know everything you are “missing” at The Raphael Hotel!


Below is more information from the official press release.

July 2, 2013 – Kansas City, MO – Travel+Leisure today announced its 2013 World’s Best Awards winners. The international travel magazine’s readers voted The Raphael Hotel among the Top Large City Hotels in the Continental U.S. in the Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards survey. The Raphael Hotel ranks No. 22 on the prestigious Travel + Leisure list of Top Large City Hotels in the Continental U.S. with a cumulative rating of 89.57. The hotel received an additional value distinction, signified by rates of $250 or less. The complete World’s Best Awards Lists of overall and regional hotel rankings are available at
About The Raphael Hotel: The Raphael is a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel that combines the charm and intimacy of a locally significant landmark with highly individualized service. It is the original boutique concept among historic Kansas City Plaza hotels.The nine-story, Italian Renaissance Revival structure is a member of National Trust Historic Hotels of America and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Raphael and its signature restaurant, Chaz on the Plaza – a standout among Kansas City Country Club Plaza restaurants, are affiliated with the Autograph Collection, a portfolio of independent hotels selected by Marriott International for their distinctiveness. The Raphael is noted for distinctive Kansas City hotel deals and specials. Its portfolio of romantic getaways, destination-rich and affinity packages includes a T+L 500 World’s Best Hotel package that features a night of luxury in a romantic suite complete with fresh flowers and artisan chocolates; a carriage tour of the Country Club Plaza; a three course dinner for two with a bottle of chef-selected wine in Chaz on the Plaza; breakfast for two and valet parking. The rate is $500 and may be reserved online.