The Elms Hotel & Spa - Excelsior Springs

Stay at The Elms Hotel & Spa in Greater Kansas City

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Century-Old Estate with European Spa and Gourmet Dining

Excelsior Springs, Missouri, is said to have natural mineral waters with soothing effects. The stately Elms Hotel & Spa was a built as a haven for visitors to the springs; its guest list has included Al Capone, “Pretty Boy” Floyd, and President Harry Truman, who stayed at the hotel on the night of his memorable “Dewey Defeats Truman” re-election in 1948. A $16 million renovation in the late ’90s restored the Bavarian-style limestone building to its former grandeur. And today, the Elms Hotel & Spa is a draw of its own for its updated European spa. Here, you can take it easy inside a secluded grotto with steam showers and a bar stocked with exfoliating herbs and sea salts.

At the hotel’s restaurant, Eighty-Eight at the Elms, chefs use locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce grown onsite to craft the entrees on a gourmet dinner menu. Pink peppercorn butter adds a zesty touch to the 12-ounce grilled rib eye. The restaurant also serves peanut-butter-and-jelly french toast for breakfast and lighter entrees and sandwiches at lunch.

In the guest rooms, there are signature memory-foam mattress and several contemporary amenities, including Keurig coffeemakers and iPod docking stations.

Excelsior Springs, Missouri: Historic Mineral-Spring Town Outside Kansas City

Excelsior Springs lies about 35 minutes northeast of Kansas City, along the banks of the East Fork Fishing River. The town made a name for itself after a natural spring unexpectedly spouted up near the river. The Excelsior Springs Hall of Waters & Cultural Museum is housed in a former 1930s bathhouse in an art-deco building hung with brilliant chandeliers, It has one of the world’s longest water bars and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Outside the museum, in downtown Excelsior Springs, there are craft shops, boutiques, and florists inside vintage redbrick buildings. Since Excelsior Springs sits in a riverside valley, there are several wineries in town and wine tastings are popular with tourists.

If you’re visiting the region for the first time, consider a side trip up to Kansas City, where the ratio of fountains to barbecue joints is roughly 2:1—as in, 200-plus public fountains and more than 90 restaurants where you can order the city’s signature slow-smoked meat.. Add a die-hard sports community and a downtown area named one of America’s best by Forbes magazine, and the at-times overlooked Kansas City has all the makings of a memorable getaway: culture, Midwestern charm, and an endless supply of sauce-slathered ribs.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • Stay for two


Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • Taxes: 16.34% tax added at purchase

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Onsite dining
  • Full-service spa
  • Tavern and café
  • 20-person hot tub
  • Free WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48hr cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check in
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • 16.34% tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Classic King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; no charge for kids 17 or younger

Classic Double-Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; no charge for kids 17 or younger

Parlor Suite King

  • One king or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; no charge for kids 17 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $20 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets up to 75 lbs. may be added for an additional $50 per stay.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 35 miles from Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
  • By cab: about $70 from MCI
  • By car: about 30 miles northeast of Kansas City, MO

Customer Reviews

241 Ratings

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TB

Terri B. ·
Reviewed August 27, 2013
Beautiful building and grounds.

AC

Amy C. ·
Reviewed August 27, 2013
Customer Service of the hotel staff

CW

Courtney W. ·
Reviewed August 27, 2013
Most expensive and worst pedicure I have ever had... Yet immensely enjoyed the Grotto and the rest of the stay. Did receive a great dinner tip during pedicure.
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