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The Elms Hotel & Spa - Excelsior Springs, MO

Century-Old Estate with Spa

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Restored century-old estate features a sprawling spa, 20-person hot tub, and onsite restaurant and tavern

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Hotel at a Glance: The Elms Hotel & Spa

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 $20 million renovation in 2011 restored the Bavarian-style limestone building to its former grandeur and brought it into the 21st century.

  • A modern spa allows guests to step inside a secluded grotto with steam showers and a bar stocked with exfoliating herbs and sea salts.
  • 88 at The Elms: an on-site dining area where chefs use locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce to put together gourmet entrees such as mushroom carbonara and smoked pork shoulder.
  • Memory-foam mattresses are in every room along with microfiber bed linens, Keurig coffeemakers, and in-room safes.
  • Location, location: This hotel is located near all-things Kansas City including a golf course, Watkins Woolen Mill State Park, and the Hall of Waters Visitor Center and Cultural Museum.

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 sprouted 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 queen room, king room, or double-queen room
  • Kids 18 or younger stay free in a double-queen room

$15 Daily Destination Fee Includes

  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • In-room coffee
  • Yoga on Saturdays
  • Access to pools


  • Restaurant/bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Pools
  • Spa/sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Pet-friendly
  • Large garden

Customer Reviews

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2 ratings1 reviews
June 25, 2020
The comfort
1 ratings1 reviews
June 25, 2020
Upgraded to king
1 ratings1 reviews
June 23, 2020
This place is amazing!
2 ratings1 reviews
June 19, 2020
Wonderful service, fabulous pool, fresh bedding, perfect steak, beautiful grounds, abundant outdoor seating. The bathroom needed a deeper cleaning, but was adequately sanitary.
19 ratings16 reviews
June 19, 2020
We had two queen beds which was nice as a lot of us could fit in there. Pools were awesome and we did a ghost tour which was fun.
1 ratings1 reviews
June 19, 2020
Overall fantastic facility!
3 ratings2 reviews
June 15, 2020
Beautiful room and hotel was beautiful
4 ratings3 reviews
June 14, 2020
My friend and I stayed in a king room and it was overall very nice. Bed was super comfortable. The indoor lap pool was awesome. It was windy out so I didn't brave the outdoor pool but it is very nice. Only complaint was the shower had few hairs and there was absolutely no cold water in the shower. It was the hottest shower I have ever had and it wasn't by choice. I would go back though.
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The Fine Print

  • 72-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
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • $40 credit card hold required at check-in
  • $15 daily destination fee plus tax paid at check-in
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.

Other Details

Room Details

Queen Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Double-Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 19 or older; kids 18 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 12 p.m.
  • $15 destination fee includes: Parking, WiFi, In room coffee, Yoga on Saturdays, and access to pools.
  • Parking: included in destination fee.
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: up to two pets under 75 lb. may be added for an additional $50 per room per stay.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Kansas City International Airport (MCI; 30 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $73 from MCI
  • Distance from Kansas City: 28 miles

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