The Westin Crown Center
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Hello! Last night after we rested up from our day of touring...Bryan and I went back downtown to the Power and Light District, an area that is made up of lots of restaurants and bars. WE had a hankering for a good steak dinner. I mean, how can you come to Kansas City and NOT have a good steak! We decided on a place ...
... the sign.
After the tour of the museum, complete with a visit to President Truman and his family's graves out in the garden in the back of the museum, we got back in our car and drove a mile down the road to the house that he and his wife lived in after returning from the White house until their deaths. See pics.
Tonight we are going to head down to the Power and Light district and have a nice steak dinner. Bye for now.
... were inside the stadium that we realized that the game started at 6:05 because it is the Midwest...they start an hour early so that it fits in with the East coast games. The stadium is older than most but very nice. There doesn't seem to be a bad seat in the house. One of the foods that I saw a lot of people eating was packs of confection covered sticks that turned out to be funnel cake. Who would have ...
... even listening to the story. I loved the it! Can't wait until we get back on the road again tomorrow to hear the rest of the story. Jeff did ask me a question as I was putting in the 4th cd: "how many disks are there?" I think that was my cue that he really wasn't listening. What do you think? Hope everyone is doing well. Until ...
... because it had so many interesting things for him to look at. He wants to come back and look at it again someday.
We drove into Kansas City, MO and went to another museum, the Steamship Arabia Museum. I had been there about 10 years ago during a business trip to Kansas City and I knew John would enjoy it. On September 5, 1856, the Arabia set out for a routine trip ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Crown Center Kansas City
My husband and I went to Kansas City for the 1st time to watch football game. We picked this hotel because of its great location. The hotel locates in the shopping mall and a walk distance to Union Station. We paid around 10$ for a cab from the hotel to the Plaza. We could have drove, but we were told that it might be difficult to find parking space there. The hotel is also close to the express way, so it's very convenience to drive around the city without being lost. But besides the room charge, we have to pay 10$ each night for the parking. The room was nice and clean. The staffs were helpful too. However, as other people, they didn't have our reservation record when we checked in. (We booked through expedia) I would recommed those who are interested in staying here call them and reconfirm their rooms before arriving.
My wife and I live in KC and on special occasions we have dinner and spend a night out. We have never stayed at the Westin Crown Center due to many bad reviews and the resturant is sub-par for it's prices. We decided to try it anyway as my wife wanted to do some shopping at Crown Center. Let me just say, we still haven't spent a night there nor will we ever. I booked the room aproximately 3 weeks in advance. I was confirmed for a King size bed. non-smoking room. Upon arriving to check-in, I was informed that room I had confirmed wasn't available.
The hotel was great, remodeled, comfortable bed, and very clean. We enjoyed cocktails and the Brasserie, and walked across the street to Union Station. We also enjoyed a superb brunch at Bentons, on the top floor at the Westin. A+++
We stayed at the Crown Center Hotel in September of 2002 while we were attending the NASCAR races. It was just beautiful and so very spacious.
It was a beautiful room with a veiw to die for. The only problem was my friend had problems getting from the garage parking into the Hotel. I am from KC so I new the ropes. I would stay there anytime.
I used to stay at this facility regularly with my family. The problems started with the restaurant hours of operation. Posted operating hours are 5-11 for dinner. In reallity: pick a time....any time. The restaurant has been closing between 8pm and 9pm regularly now. I was however told that the bar serves food and that I could eat in there. Great idea but my religious views don't allow me in an establishment that serves alchol. When I asked for a restaurant manager I could talk to I was told that there wasn't a restaurant manager available. I insisted on speaking to a RESTAURANT MANAGER and they came up with someone named Sandy who came off like she could care less as food was available at the bar. So why post operating hours if you don't want to be open? If you want to stay in a place that features indifference as an attitude....then stay at the Crown Center!!
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Yuck is all I can say! They are remodeling, but the room we were given was disgusting! We complained, until they finally gave us an updated room which reeked of smoke. The pool area is a joke. They have it surrounded by ropes, not allowing anyone room to sit or for kids to jump in. We will never stay here again!
What a horrid place to stay at! The front drve person wouldn't open the car door for my wife. When I asked for help with the luggage, I was told I had to wait, there was no one to help. When I mentioned a tall guy standing there with glasses, I was told he was waiting on a FOOTBALL team to help them. I later found out the football team had been delayed and HE KNEW IT!
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Had a great experience, everyone was very friendly and helpful. Hotel was clean, food was great, hwt more can I say??
Our first night was just terrible. There was a youth conference in the hotel and from the sounds of it, every delegate was in the room beside us. Called down to guest services but the noise didn't stop. That was the only night that was annoying. The service was excellent. Room service gratuities were outrageous. Meals were excellent though. Gift shop staff were rude and didn't help at all. Everything thing was top notch.