Kansas City, Missouri -- “K.C.” to locals -- is something of an American gem. With more fountains than any other city on Earth except Rome, and more boulevards than anywhere except Paris, with its vibrant performing arts scene and with its casinos and world-famous steak and barbeque restaurants, there truly is something to delight any visitor.

Of course, as with a stay in any city, where you reside has as great an impact on your memories as the activities themselves. Try one of these three highly recommended hotels when visiting Kansas City, MO. While all are excellent, each has a very distinct personality.

The Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

Located close to both the heart of K.C.’s entertainment district and the famous Power & Light District, K.C. Marriott is ideal for those interested in shopping, or the city’s vibrant night life and great restaurants. Encompassing 22 floors -- with one concierge level -- this hotel offers 946 rooms and 37 suites. The entire facility is smoke-free, and pets are not accommodated. On-site, off-site and valet parking is available (all fee-paying). Complimentary High Speed wireless Internet access is provided in every guest and meeting room

Harrah’s North Kansas City Harrah’s K.C. offers 392 rooms broken down into Luxury, Premium, Junior Suite, Presidential Suite and PetStay deluxe categories. The attached casino offers gamers everything from slots to international poker tournaments. The Buffet at Harrah’s North Kansas City is rightly famed for its Center Cut carving station. Specialty nights include Fridays’ steak and seafood specials, Saturdays’ endless crab legs and Sundays’ prime rib and shrimp dinners. The onsite Voodoo Lounge functions as both nightclub and concert auditorium; contact the hotel to learn who’s performing during your stay! The Raphael Hotel The Raphael is one of Marriott’s exclusive Autograph Collection, modeled on the charming and elegant, boutique accommodations offered by smaller European hotels. Ideal for both business and pleasure travelers and only steps from Country Club Plaza, visitors have almost immediate access to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, The National World War I Museum, the American Jazz Museum and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Feeling at Home?

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