The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
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Grammy's family came to Kansas for Thanksgiving. Her brothers Steve and George came with their families. I got to meet my 2nd cousin Jonas for the first time. My Uncle hosted it, my mom's brother. It was nice.
I started at Kansas City, because of work. But, truly, it is not worth staying longer.
... was top notch from beginning to end food-wise. Bryan had the rib eye and I had the prime rib. It was melt in your mouth good. We kept saying, "this is sooo good". No room for dessert.
After dinner we walked around the area and then headed back to the hotel. We were too full to go and have a drink. I know...gettn' old. ...
... from him to his wife, Bess, his cars, so many photos! My favorite part was the room that was a replica of what the oval office in Washington would have looked like while he was president. It really took you back there. One thing that I noticed on a buffet table in the oval office was an ear of corn encased in a glass see through block. I asked the security guard who it came from. He said that it is a question they haven't found ...
... make funnel cake into French fry looking sticks. Yum and so much less messier than the pull apart funnel cake I am accustomed to. We didn't have any because we were so full from Gates BBQ but it seemed to be a hit at the park. The Royals were playing the Texas Rangers. Unfortunately they ended up losing but they aren't out yet in the race for the wild card spot. THe place was packed because of Fan ...
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Our room was very nice and all of the hotel staff was wonderful.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Stayed at this hotel over Labor Day weekend 2004. Like most reviewers, I agree that hotel is looking somewhat neglected. Carpets old, bathrooms with ancient tile, bathroom counter with faux wood siding, and peeling wallpaper galore!
Hyatt Regency Crown Center Needs Work
The Hyatt Regency @ Crown Center is adequate, but it is neglected. The hotal is dirty. The walls, floors, doors, bathrooms are dirty. My shower had mold. The carpet in the hallway was coming up. The thermostat didn't work correctly. The service was slow, unenthusiastic, and unprofessional. The hotel shuttle was late. It looks like the hotel gets tons of business class patrons, and they never have time to really clean the place up and focus on quality of service.
Fine, but nothing special or memorable.
This is a large, bland convention-oriented hotel technically located within the Crown Center shopping complex. However, it's a long, tiring walk via indoor walkways to the shops & restaurants--the Westin hotel is much better located.
The rooms at the Hyatt are OK, but are extremely bland, and don't have coffee makers. The rooms do have a mini-bar, I used the fridge for my own items. Bathroom counterspace is large.
Overall, not a bad place, but it's sterile, bland, and impersonal. This really is a hotel primarily for conventioneers--for all others it's OK, but utterly forgettable.
I stayed at the Hyatt in Crown Center on 7/16 for one night with my pal, and our fiancees. I have stayed at almost every hotel in the Plaza and Crown Center in the last 20 years. The Hyatt was my worst experience yet, and I am a very reasonable person. I deal with customer service every day, and I know what people expect during their travel.
What can we say about the Hyatt that hasn't been said before? The facilities are top notch. The staff are some of the best in the world. And if you are looking for a fun spot, a romantic getaway, and close to just about anything and everything, then the Hyatt is for you. You are close to some of the best shopping with the Crown Center, Country Club Plaza, or the interstates to take you where ever you want to go. You have Union Station/Science City a short walk away (via the sky walks if the weather is not cooperating). This historical site is great for kids and adults. If it is romance you want, then that is the Peppercorn Duck Club Restaurant in the Hyatt is for you. We will warn you right away, it is $$$$$. But it is worth every cent. The staff makes your dining experience just absolutely wonderful. And save room for dessert, "The Whole Lotta Chocolatta Bar". So if you are looking for that long weekend getaway, or even just an overnight adventure, the Hyatt Regency at the Crown Center area is the place for you. Also, come celebrate New Years with them, you won't be disappointed either....
A so-so stay
We just got home from a weekend stay in Kansas City. Watch out because there are a lot of hidden costs...like $10/day for parking. Also, the connecting tunnel to the Crown Center is not a short walk...I have 4 little ones, and it was a much more challenging ordeal that planned.
The staff was courteous...front desk personnel were a little too perky...the valet workers were pushy and hurried. The room was descent and the beds were very comfortable. Local calls are $1.00. Seems a little over-priced for a standard-type room. It's obvious that this hotel caters mostly to conference groups...the line to check-in was practically out the door. Overall, the trip was mediocre...the kids liked the Crayola Cafe/Store. I would definitely stay someplace else for our next visit.
Loved the Hyatt!
My daughter and I just spend two nights at the Hyatt to celebrate her 19th birthday, before she leaves for college...we had a fabulous time, due in large part to the accomodations AND service that we received at the Hyatt...the staff was extremely attentive and gracious, from check in to check out and every thing inbetween! Room service was some of the BEST I have ever experienced (and I feel I have much to compare this to). Our room on the 40th floor was lovely with an entire wall of window to enjoy the view! We would recommend the Hyatt to anyone, and even got a great week-end rate!
Checked out, went to Westin
First, do not consider this hotel if you have any mobility problems (or fear of heights) or just don't like walking high, narrow, crowded terraces to get to restaurants, etc. Hotel design is very strange and uncomfortable. Rooms are OK, furniture was slightly "abused." Terrace cafe food was bad and overpriced. Be prepared to take a long hot (in summer) walk through the overated "Link" to get to anything in the Crown center. Staff was great, the only good thing about my stay. I checked out of Crown Hyatt and went to the Crown Westin. Liked it MUCH better.
Just returned home from a three night stay at the Hyatt. What a big disappointment! We like staying at nice places and won't return to the Hyatt in Kansas City. When I made the reservation, I requested a king bed, with a rollaway for our child. We were told we would have to settle for two double beds. Our room was very dirty. One afternoon I returned from shopping to find the maid in our room. I asked to borrow her cloth and cleaner so I could wipe the dust off the headboards and light fixtures by the beds. When I was finished with that job, I cleaned the tops of the dresser, desk and night stand. Nicks on the furniture had been covered with stain/paint of some sort that didn't match the orginal finish. The cap on the shower had separated from the tile. I always had to ask for a third glass for our room, plus additional towels. Plus, there was no coffee maker in the room. I had read the hotel was newly renovated, however I believe our room on an upper floor was an original. Prior to leaving the hotel, I asked a man at the front desk if I could cash a travelers check and he told me I could go to the bank next door. Another desk clerk heard the conversation and ended up helping me with my request. This hotel is obviously used for convention groups. However, if you plan to spend some time in your room, look elsewhere.
I was staying in Kansas City to attend a semina and take a mini-vacation. I decided to stay at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center since that's where the seminar was being held. Overall, I was pleased with the experience. The staff was quite friendly and the lobby had a spacious feel to it. My room was a good size and featured an exceptionally comfortable king-size bed. The honor bar was well-stocked with goodies, though the items were predictably overpriced. Everything in the room was impeccably clean.I'd also like to put in a special word of praise for the room service. The food was uncommonly delicious, and it was delivered in a very timely and friendly manner.I can confidently recommend this hotel to anyone who desires a clean, comfortable room with quality amenities and highly efficient service. From what I've heard, the Fairmont and the Hotel Phillips have superior style and ambience, but the Hyatt Regency more than holds its own.By the way, I got a good deal on this hotel at Expedia. Make sure you check out their website before you make your reservations.