The Elms Hotel & Spa - Excelsior Springs, MO

Stay with Optional Hotel Credit and Grotto Entry at The Elms Hotel & Spa in Greater Kansas City, with Dates into January

Century-Old Estate with European Spa and Gourmet Dining

Excelsior Springs, Missouri, is said to have natural mineral waters with soothing effects. The Elms Hotel & Spa was built as a stately 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. 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, 88 at The Elms, chefs use locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce grown on site to craft the entrees on a gourmet dinner menu. Smoked-shallot butter adds a zesty touch to the 12-ounce pan-seared rib eye. The restaurant also serves blueberry-quinoa pancakes for breakfast and lighter entrees and sandwiches at lunch.

In the guest rooms, there are 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.

What You Get

  • Stay for two in a classic king or parlor suite king
  • Select options include a $50 daily hotel credit, two daily grotto passes, or both
  • Dates into January

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 nonrefundable
  • Taxes: 16.34% tax added at purchase

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.

The Fine Print

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

Other Details

Room Details

Classic King Room and Parlor Suite King

  • 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

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Checkout: 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

(350 ratings)

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1 rating   4 reviews  
June 6, 2016
The Elms Resort never disappoints. The elegant historic charm of this old building makes one feel pampered and relaxed from the moment you step foot in the door. The service is impeccable. Be sure to see the sights in the local areas. It is quite historic. Some say it is haunted. We have been going for 25 years, and it has been renovated quite a bit; however, we loved it even before they made the changes. By the way, if you can go it the fall, take a drive around the countryside. It is beautiful when the leaves are changing.


Julie H. ·
1 review  
March 6, 2014
Grotto and spa. Very relaxing


2 reviews  
February 5, 2014
The grotto! It was amazing!
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