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Cave Johnson
11-03-2005, 11:29 AM
The girlfriend and I are coming to KC for the weekend and I need a place to stay. If it wasn't her birthday weekend we could crash with friends, but I digress.

Where is a good area to get a hotel? Other than the Chiefs game and the art museum, we don't really have anything planned. Someplace central would be perfect.

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-03-2005, 11:33 AM
The Clarion at I-70 and Blue Ridge Cutoff, right across from the stadiums. Not so centrally located but close to the game and a couple of decent bars inside. You could take the shuttle to the game and save the parking money.

Mr. Laz
11-03-2005, 11:35 AM
your girlfriend can stay with me

jspchief
11-03-2005, 11:36 AM
Do a priceline bid for a 4 star hotel in central Kansas City.

Me and several other people on this site have gotten a room at the Westin Crown Center for $65.00 in the past.

It's a good central location, connected to Crown Center mall, close to Westport and the Plaza, and near I-70 for a quick drive to the game.

GoTrav
11-03-2005, 11:40 AM
The Clarion at I-70 and Blue Ridge Cutoff, right across from the stadiums. Not so centrally located but close to the game and a couple of decent bars inside. You could take the shuttle to the game and save the parking money.

that place is an over-priced shithole though, at least it was when it was Adam's Mark...but it is centrally located. If you don't come into town a lot, shop around. Stay at the Plaza and just drive out. Ritz, Embassy...rates should be comparable to what you would pay at the Clarion. From the Plaza, you can take the back way into the stadium fairly easy...

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-03-2005, 11:42 AM
that place is an over-priced shithole though, at least it was when it was Adam's Mark...but it is centrally located. If you don't come into town a lot, shop around. Stay at the Plaza and just drive out. Ritz, Embassy...rates should be comparable to what you would pay at the Clarion. From the Plaza, you can take the back way into the stadium fairly easy...
I've never stayed there, just been in the lobby and the bars, which I thought were fine. I have no idea what it costs to stay.

tommykat
11-03-2005, 01:09 PM
I've never stayed there, just been in the lobby and the bars, which I thought were fine. I have no idea what it costs to stay.

Pricey! Not to mention the hospital bill I endured staying there...:rolleyes:. I won't stay in that place again....OUCH.:deevee:

Saulbadguy
11-03-2005, 01:11 PM
Pricey! Not to mention the hospital bill I endured staying there...:rolleyes:. I won't stay in that place again....OUCH.:deevee:
There has to be an interesting story to go with that comment.

tommykat
11-03-2005, 01:13 PM
There has to be an interesting story to go with that comment.

There is however, I have to go back to the shop now and do some hair. Someone else can tell the story...:)

Dartgod
11-03-2005, 01:21 PM
There has to be an interesting story to go with that comment.
Can't that be said for every TK post?

KC Dan
11-03-2005, 01:24 PM
There has to be an interesting story to go with that comment.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA! I remember that

Skip Towne
11-03-2005, 01:30 PM
There is however, I have to go back to the shop now and do some hair. Someone else can tell the story...:)
TK was in town for a Chiefs game. While she was sitting in a desk chair, one of the legs broke and TK hit her head and was hurt bad enough to miss the game. OSHA should make them post the weight limit of those chairs. Like they do on bridges. (Hehe, TK had to go back to work so I got to slip that in)

AustinChief
11-03-2005, 01:39 PM
The Savoy... right downtown and the rooms are only $89 (+20 per additional person)... awesome historic hotel and the room price includes a gourmet breakfast. I haven't stayed there in years... but it was nice 7 years ago.

http://www.bbonline.com/mo/hotelsavoy/pix2.jpg

gblowfish
11-03-2005, 01:43 PM
Here's some ideas:
Downtown: Muehlbach or The Phillips both pretty cool.
The Savoy Hotel is kind of like a downtown B&B. Savoy Grill restaurant is top notch and famous in KC, but expensive.

Plaza:
Raphael or Embassy Suites

Crown Center:
Westin
Hyatt

Across from Arrowhead Stadium:
Clarion
Holiday Inn
Drury Inn

Or you could stay at one of the Casinos that have hotels, like Harrah's or the Station.

plbrdude
11-03-2005, 01:43 PM
The Savoy... right downtown and the rooms are only $89 (+20 per additional person)... awesome historic hotel and the room price includes a gourmet breakfast. I haven't stayed there in years... but it was nice 7 years ago.

http://www.bbonline.com/mo/hotelsavoy/pix2.jpg
it was nice 2 yr ago too

AirForceChief
11-03-2005, 01:46 PM
The Clarion at I-70 and Blue Ridge Cutoff, right across from the stadiums. Not so centrally located but close to the game and a couple of decent bars inside. You could take the shuttle to the game and save the parking money.

You can get rooms at The Clarion for between $75 and $115 per night depending on how far out you book the room and overall availability. The place is between a two and three star hotel IMO. The indoor pool occupies my four year old daughter after the game.

I like the fact we get a room facing the stadium somewhere on floor five and up...great view of The K and Arrowhead. Decent bar downstairs from the lobby and and a mediocre lounge opposite the check-in desk.

The greatest advantage is location, location, location. I really like being able to walk across the street to the stadium for tailgating after warming up for the festivities in the room. Soft pack cooler over the shoulder, empty it before going into the stadium! No hassels driving to and from the stadium and paying the $20 for parking.

The hotel is two exits away from a Price Chopper where we go to stock the room on Saturday. Has a Gates BBQ w/n two miles. Easy drive to The Plaza. Fairly straight shot to and from the air port.

Stinger
11-03-2005, 01:51 PM
Here is a website for the Plaza area. There is a Chief's shuttle that goes to and from the game from a couple of hotels in the plaza area if you don't want to drive.

http://www.countryclubplaza.com/

Or if you can get in and want to impress her try this bed and breakfast.

http://www.southmoreland.com/


Chiefs Express Shuttle info

http://www.kcata.org/chiefs.html

Elwaysux
11-03-2005, 01:56 PM
I go to KC once a year for a game and always stay on the Plaza at either the Hampton Inn or Embassy Suites. Hampton Inn is walking distance to the Plaza and the Suites have a shuttle.

Saggysack
11-03-2005, 02:05 PM
Do a priceline bid for a 4 star hotel in central Kansas City.

I found out something interesting a few years ago. Those star ratings mean exactly nothing. Each hotel gives themselves their own star rating.

Saulbadguy
11-03-2005, 02:08 PM
Generally, a 4 star hotel is better equipped and has more frills than a 2 star.

Infidel Goat
11-03-2005, 02:09 PM
I'm a big fan of using "Bidding for Travel" when I try Priceline.

It will show all the known hotels in regions, how many stars the hotel has earned, and then other users will show what they have bid in the past.

http://p070.ezboard.com/bpricelineandexpediabidding

Earlier today, someone got the Hyatt Regency in Crown Center for one night at $50.

Pretty tough to beat that . . . though the guy who got it indicated that his first bid was accepted and he wondered if he should have offered even less.

Since the Downtown/Crown Center region is the only area with known four star hotels, he could have safely started at $40 and simply added another region at the four star level while adding $2 to each successive failed bid total.

FWIW, the four star hotels in Kansas City appear to be the Hyatt Regency, Westen Crown Center, and Hotel Phillips. I always find it funny when I stay at places like this that they nickel and dime you for parking and internet while a Holiday Inn throws them in for free.

Regardless, $50 for a four star hotel is great even with the extras not figured in . . .

--Infidel Goat

Cave Johnson
11-03-2005, 04:35 PM
Thanks all for the replies.

I hadn't tried Priceline this decade... still just as frustrating as before. I bid $70 for a 3 star Plaza/Downtown/Crown center hotel and was rejected. I'd expand my options to a 2.5 star hotel but am not sure I want to do that.

The other decent option appears to be a Holliday Inn in Mission for $59.

jspchief
11-03-2005, 04:39 PM
I'm a big fan of using "Bidding for Travel" when I try Priceline.

It will show all the known hotels in regions, how many stars the hotel has earned, and then other users will show what they have bid in the past.

http://p070.ezboard.com/bpricelineandexpediabidding

Earlier today, someone got the Hyatt Regency in Crown Center for one night at $50.

Pretty tough to beat that . . . though the guy who got it indicated that his first bid was accepted and he wondered if he should have offered even less.

Since the Downtown/Crown Center region is the only area with known four star hotels, he could have safely started at $40 and simply added another region at the four star level while adding $2 to each successive failed bid total.

FWIW, the four star hotels in Kansas City appear to be the Hyatt Regency, Westen Crown Center, and Hotel Phillips. I always find it funny when I stay at places like this that they nickel and dime you for parking and internet while a Holiday Inn throws them in for free.

Regardless, $50 for a four star hotel is great even with the extras not figured in . . .

--Infidel Goat

That's what I suggested too. I got Westin Crown Center for $65 (add $12 for parking). It's a very nice hotel. Definately 4 star.

I've also stayed at the Hotel Phillips. That place is really kick ass. My only complaint was the AC wouldn't run cold enough (I like to sleep in an icebox).

Like you said, the 4 star places try to get you in other areas. Don't plan on eating there, as their restaraunts are always over-priced.

jspchief
11-03-2005, 04:40 PM
Thanks all for the replies.

I hadn't tried Priceline this decade... still just as frustrating as before. I bid $70 for a 3 star Plaza/Downtown/Crown center hotel and was rejected. I'd expand my options to a 2.5 star hotel but am not sure I want to do that.

The other decent option appears to be a Holliday Inn in Mission for $59.Do a 4 star bid.

Start at like $50, and go up in $5 increments.

Everyone I know that has tried it has got the Westin Crown Center for $65.

Area 51
11-03-2005, 04:42 PM
I'd try the Holiday Inn Express.

It might not be the most convenient, but after staying there you will be able to call the plays for DV/AS!

Cave Johnson
11-03-2005, 04:54 PM
Do a 4 star bid.

Start at like $50, and go up in $5 increments.

Everyone I know that has tried it has got the Westin Crown Center for $65.

No dice. Either the Westin sold out, or Priceline hates me.