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CanadianChief
08-22-2005, 08:18 AM
Me and my pals are a little tight on cash so we're not staying at anything near the stadium which was around $100 a night. I've found a couple of hotels that might be okay. The first is the "Days Inn & Suites" located at 3120 NW Jefferson St., Blue Springs MO. The second is the "American Inn" located at 1211 Armour Rd, Kansas City MO.

Anybody know if these hotels are okay? Are they in a bad area? Are they close to the nightlife, restaurants, strip clubs???

osumatt
08-22-2005, 08:30 AM
My wife and I ALWAYS use Priceline.com and say we want a four star hotel downtown for $50. I comes back to us and says these hotels usually cost around 130/night, are you sure you want to submit this bid (or something to that effect). Anyway, we always say, yes. We have always gotten a room at the Westin Crown Center. VERY nice hotel and the visiting team stays there to boot. Once when we came up for a Broncos game, we rode down on the elevator with all of our Chiefs garb on with Pat Bowlin (owner of the Broncos).

I'd try priceline.

Matt

saraed001
08-22-2005, 08:48 AM
American Inn = Crack House.

ChiefsGirl
08-22-2005, 08:50 AM
I'm sure that somewhere in Independence you can find a hotel that rents by the hour.

BigRedChief
08-22-2005, 08:52 AM
Right across the street from American Inn is a good hotel. About a mile from the stadium.

ChiefsGirl
08-22-2005, 08:59 AM
Right across the street from American Inn is a good hotel. About a mile from the stadium.

BigRed - I wasn't able to see the game. Is that Johnson making that play in your sig?

BigRedChief
08-22-2005, 09:10 AM
BigRed - I wasn't able to see the game. Is that Johnson making that play in your sig?

Yep

tomahawk kid
08-22-2005, 09:17 AM
American Inn = Crack House.

I second that.

DON't stay there.

wolfpack0735
08-22-2005, 10:07 AM
i live about 5 hours away from kc but lucked out. my dad still lives there so we stay with him. any way didnt the chiefs open a rv park or something there this year? maybe you can put up a tent there.

Mr. Kotter
08-22-2005, 10:59 AM
I'd take osumatt's advice; otherwise, stay away from KC, MO proper....stick with the burbs Independence, Blue Springs, etc.

Armor is not good, in my experience.

redbrian
08-22-2005, 11:21 AM
1211 Armour Rd is in North Kansas City and is a totally safe area.
The higest crime in North Town is drive aways at the QT's and thats been greatly reduced with the new pump card.

Either location is fine, the Armour Rd location will be closer to the Casino's, The Market, Westport and the Plazza.

One other nice thing about the Armour Rd location is that about a half mile from the Inn is one of the best sporting collections in the nation at a nice little bar and grill, Chappells.

tomahawk kid
08-22-2005, 11:35 AM
1211 Armour Rd is in North Kansas City and is a totally safe area.
The higest crime in North Town is drive aways at the QT's and thats been greatly reduced with the new pump card.

Either location is fine, the Armour Rd location will be closer to the Casino's, The Market, Westport and the Plazza.

One other nice thing about the Armour Rd location is that about a half mile from the Inn is one of the best sporting collections in the nation at a nice little bar and grill, Chappells.

Agreed. You shouldn't have any problems in that area.

CanadianChief
08-22-2005, 12:19 PM
Agreed. You shouldn't have any problems in that area.

Except for the crack whores coming to the crack whore hotel?

Is the American Inn that bad? I'm not looking for a five star hotel...just a place to crash without roaches crawling around.

KC Dan
08-22-2005, 12:22 PM
Except for the crack whores coming to the crack whore hotel?

Is the American Inn that bad? I'm not looking for a five star hotel...just a place to crash without roaches crawling around.
Yes, it IS that bad. & all bets are off on the roaches, they may crawl on you there. Find another place, you WILL regret it if you don't.

PunkinDrublic
08-22-2005, 12:23 PM
Except for the crack whores coming to the crack whore hotel?

Is the American Inn that bad? I'm not looking for a five star hotel...just a place to crash without roaches crawling around.

Just take a motel six in a safe neighborhood. How much are you looking to spend? You could get by on like $35-$40 bucks a night. Of course that might be a lot considering Canadian money is like monopoly money to us.

Dartgod
08-22-2005, 12:48 PM
Yes, it IS that bad. & all bets are off on the roaches, they may crawl on you there. Find another place, you WILL regret it if you don't.
I'd listen to this man. Rumor has it that he knows quite a bit about crack-whore hotels. :D

Mr. Kotter
08-22-2005, 12:50 PM
It IS a block or two off I-29. But that industrial area of KC gives me the eebby-jeebies anyway.

On the bright side, there is a hospital within two or three blocks in case you need it. :hmmm:

:)

KC Dan
08-22-2005, 01:17 PM
I'd listen to this man. Rumor has it that he knows quite a bit about crack-whore hotels. :D
Whore, yes. Crack, no.

tomahawk kid
08-22-2005, 01:17 PM
Except for the crack whores coming to the crack whore hotel?

Is the American Inn that bad? I'm not looking for a five star hotel...just a place to crash without roaches crawling around.

Can't speak to the hotel specifically, since I've never stayed there.

saraed001
08-22-2005, 03:35 PM
I have stayed there and it is not good.

You can spend about $5-$10 more and get twice the room at a Super 8, Motel 6 etc…

Plus, I don’t like staying at a place where I have to pay thru bullet proof glass and leave a deposit on the key.


Dirty, dirty, dirty...

Hoover
08-22-2005, 04:07 PM
I couldn't get any 4 star hotel for 50 or even 75 bucks in KC using priceline for Sat Nov 5th, I used Hotwire and got the Westin for 84 bucks.

redbrian
08-22-2005, 04:26 PM
Except for the crack whores coming to the crack whore hotel?

Is the American Inn that bad? I'm not looking for a five star hotel...just a place to crash without roaches crawling around.

These guys are smoking crack, they are totally confused.
The American Inn you are speaking of is North of the river, not the one near the stadium.

As to the cleanleness of the Inn I cannot speak as I have never stayed at an American Inn, but it is only about 10 or 15 years old.

RedandGold
08-22-2005, 04:48 PM
These guys are smoking crack, they are totally confused.
The American Inn you are speaking of is North of the river, not the one near the stadium.

As to the cleanleness of the Inn I cannot speak as I have never stayed at an American Inn, but it is only about 10 or 15 years old.

I had some friends that stayed at that one to save a buck, and I can honestly say that it's a total pit. The Quality Inn that's across from the American Inn looks like it would be nice from the pictures you might see on Travelocity, Orbitz, etc, but it's not. The rooms were filthy and in poor repair. For $75+ a night, I expected more.

The "Truman Inn" is at the same exit (Noland Road). It's an older hotel that's been remodeled, and if you're just looking for a clean place to stay for the night, it's not bad for the price (<$60). Just ask for one of the rooms that doesn't face I-70.

If you don't mind spending a little more ($93), there's a Hilton Garden Inn a couple of exits away (exit 17) that's nice.

I hope this helps.

R&G

Nzoner
08-22-2005, 04:51 PM
Damn I may just have to convert the gameroom into Joe's Quality Inn during the season.

redbrian
08-22-2005, 05:08 PM
I had some friends that stayed at that one to save a buck, and I can honestly say that it's a total pit. The Quality Inn that's across from the American Inn looks like it would be nice from the pictures you might see on Travelocity, Orbitz, etc, but it's not. The rooms were filthy and in poor repair. For $75+ a night, I expected more.

The "Truman Inn" is at the same exit (Noland Road). It's an older hotel that's been remodeled, and if you're just looking for a clean place to stay for the night, it's not bad for the price (<$60). Just ask for one of the rooms that doesn't face I-70.

If you don't mind spending a little more ($93), there's a Hilton Garden Inn a couple of exits away (exit 17) that's nice.

I hope this helps.

R&G

Ok once again a little slower, the American Inn he is talking about is in North Kansas City, north of the river, no where near Noland Road.

Here are some reviews from people who have stayed at the North Kansas City American Inn...


This hotel is within 1/2 a mile for Harrah's, 15 miles from Worlds of Fun and 12 miles from The Ameristar Hotel and Casino. For the price we paid for a suite for two nights. I want to let you know that I was happy with it.


I stayed at the American Inn earlier this year when my truck broke down in kc. The staff was great the lounge was awesome and the price was unbeatable, especially compared to the holiday inn and comfort inn located nearby.I would recommend American Inn any day.

They took our family in at midnight when the power went out at home during a recent ice storm. The front desk staff was friendly, yet professional. Along with an in-house restaurant (also a small lounge), there is every conceivable fast-food franchise within a reasonable walking distance.

The building is rather dated, but our room was very clean, spacious and comfortable. There is plenty of free parking, a good choice of cable television channels, and also a coin-op laundry room. Would definitely stay there again and would recommend to anyone looking for reasonably priced accommodations in the Northland area of Kansas City.

During the very very hot weather, we were traveling thru Kansas City and had problems with our car. We made it to the American Inn, however, when we went out to start the car the next morning it would not turn over. The folks at the reservation desk were most helpful and gave us the name of a tow company. To make a long story short...we were stuck at the American Inn several days, while waiting for our car to be repaired. The room was clean/cool, maintenance improved (since the last time we'd been there), the restaurant was excellent and it ended up being a pleasant time instead of a disaster like we'd anticipated. Keep up the good work staff!

Hope this helps.

kcchuck
08-22-2005, 05:35 PM
I live in KC, the NKC Armour rd is fine, stay away from Armour rd in KCMO.

Chappell's is a great place, right down the street from the hotel, casio's close, ck it out.

chief52
08-22-2005, 05:45 PM
My wife and I ALWAYS use Priceline.com and say we want a four star hotel downtown for $50. I comes back to us and says these hotels usually cost around 130/night, are you sure you want to submit this bid (or something to that effect). Anyway, we always say, yes. We have always gotten a room at the Westin Crown Center. VERY nice hotel and the visiting team stays there to boot. Once when we came up for a Broncos game, we rode down on the elevator with all of our Chiefs garb on with Pat Bowlin (owner of the Broncos).

I'd try priceline.

Matt

You must have been the one who gave me this great advice. I am staying in KC the weekend of Sept 30 through Oct. 3. I used Priceline and tried the $50 and then $60. No go. Ended up bidding $75 which was accepted and I will be staying at the Westin Crown Center.

$75 for the Westin over the weekend sounds like a hell of a deal to me.

Thank you.

CanadianChief
08-22-2005, 06:48 PM
I'll try the priceline thing and see how that goes. I'd be willing to pay $75 for a 4 star hotel...it's only $3000 Canadian!!!!

Bwana
08-22-2005, 07:29 PM
http://www.football.worldsbestdeals.com/kansas_city_chiefs_hotels/

saraed001
08-25-2005, 09:50 AM
This is why you don't stay at the American Inn.

http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/news/4893612/detail.html

Phobia
08-25-2005, 10:05 AM
This is why you don't stay at the American Inn.

http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/news/4893612/detail.html

Yeah - saw that on the news last night. You can stay there, just don't bring your teenage daughters.

jspchief
08-25-2005, 10:26 AM
FWIW, I just got in the Westin Crown Center for $65 using priceline.

It was a different weekend (this Sat.), but It's still a guideline of what to bid.