Hotel Phillips

Stay at Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, with Dates into October

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Historical Boutique Hotel in Downtown Kansas City

As the saying goes, “Jazz was born in New Orleans, but it grew up in Kansas City.” And that’s more than just a boast. The city’s own style of the music flourished during the Prohibition era, when Kansas City continued to allow alcohol and became an entertainment capital. That legacy of jazz continues today in clubs and bars all over town, including the onsite lounge at Hotel Phillips, which has an ongoing music series that spotlights local jazz artists. It’s fitting, considering the hotel also got its start in the 1930s. It has since been renovated and redecorated and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hotel Phillips is located downtown amid the local art scene, and it taps into Kansas City’s artistry in a number of ways. The original lobby has many art-deco details from the 1930s, including dark walnut paneling and a golden statue of the goddess of dawn. Hotel Phillips also has an artist in residence, photographer Ahram Park, whose work can be seen throughout the hotel. The hotel’s artistry extends to guest rooms, which feature custom furniture and decor that mixes bold patterns.

The onsite restaurant, 12 Baltimore, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Daily specials include sandwiches, soups, and entrees such as crab cakes. The restaurant also has happy-hour specials from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday–Friday. This is also where musicians play for the Jazz At The Hotel Phillips music series. Alternatively, you can head to the mezzanine level on weekday evenings for complimentary wine-and-cheese receptions.

Kansas City, Missouri: Barbecue, Jazz, and Nightlife

In Kansas City, 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. Though Kansas City is known for its aquatic architecture and barbecue, it has also evolved into an artistic hub. Here, you’ll find a legendary history of jazz and blues, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, prized for its European paintings and Imperial Chinese art. 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.

Though the storied jazz scene continues to thrive in numerous clubs around 18th and Vine, it’s the flashy Power & Light District that draws a fashionable late-night crowd. This nine-block neighborhood in the middle of downtown is home to more than 50 shops, restaurants, and bars. If the weather is warm, head to the open-air rooftop lounge at Elements or The Jones for a drink under the moonlight.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a superior queen, executive king, or executive two-double room
  • Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free in an executive two-double room
  • Dates into October

Policies and Fees * Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
* Cancellation policy: 24-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
* Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

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


  • Restaurant and bar
  • Free wine-and-cheese reception (Monday–Friday, 5 p.m.–6 p.m.)
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Well Spa bath amenities

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 24-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are 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
  • Credit card required at check-in.

Other Details

Room Details

Superior Queen Room * One queen bed * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 2

Executive King Room * One king bed * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 2

Executive Two-Double Room * Two double beds * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 4 * Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; guests 17 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: valet available for an additional $22 per day
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $20 per night in executive rooms only
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $50 nonrefundable deposit per stay.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Kansas City International Airport (MCI; 19 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $50 from MCI

Customer Reviews

158 Ratings

good location. walk to light fist convention center and train station.
Andrew K. · February 22, 2017
Easy access to Hotel. Very accomodating staff! Great location for power and light district.
Meghan · November 20, 2016
The view from my room was amazing.
Kris C. · September 21, 2016
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