The Elms Hotel & Spa - Excelsior Springs, MO

One- or Two-Night Stay with Optional Grotto Access and Hotel Credit at The Elms Hotel & Spa in Greater Kansas City

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Century-Old Estate with European Spa and Gourmet Dining

Built in 1912, the stately Elms Hotel & Spa was a haven for those visiting Excelsior Springs for the soothing effects of its natural mineral waters. Over the years, the elegant health resort has hosted several noteworthy guests, including 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 draws guests looking to unwind at The Elms’s 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.

The hotel’s interior decor also exudes a stately European vibe. In the guest rooms, you’ll sleep on signature memory-foam mattress amid several contemporary amenities, including Keurig coffeemakers and iPod docking stations.

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 ($33), and sour-cherry gastrique gives the pan-seared duck breast ($27) a pleasantly tart bite. The restaurant also serves peanut-butter-and-jelly french toast ($11) for breakfast and lighter entrees and sandwiches at lunch./

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. Admission is free at the Excelsior Springs Hall of Waters and Cultural Museum, which delves into the area’s past. Housed in an art-deco-style building hung with brilliant chandeliers, the 1930s bathhouse is home to 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, 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.

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

What You Get

Stay for two. Up to three kids stay free in parlor suite. One kid stays free in classic room.

  • Option 1: $99 for one night in a classic room with grotto access for two, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $259 value)
  • Option 2: $229 for two nights in a king parlor suite with grotto access for two and a $50 hotel credit, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday for Sunday–Thursday stays (up to a $518 value)
  • Option 3: $129 for one night in a classic room with a $50 hotel credit, valid for check-in Friday (up to a $219 value)
  • Option 4: $249 for two nights in a king parlor suite with a $50 hotel credit, valid for check-in Friday for Friday–Saturday stays (up to a $448 value)

The $50 hotel credit is valid at the onsite restaurant or spa only.

Book by: 3/15/13
Travel by: 4/30/13

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


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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 3/15/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 4/30/13
  • Not valid 2/9/13, 2/14/13, 2/16/13, or 4/5/13-4/6/13
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking
  • 7% hotel occupancy assessment (subject to tax) and 8.726% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Classic Room

  • One king bed, one queen bed, or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 (5 for two-bed rooms)
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; no charge for children 17 or younger

King Parlor Suite

  • Two king beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; no charge for children 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: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking 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

Traveler's Tips

Customer Reviews

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Linda B. · 3 reviews
May 23, 2013


Sandy B. ·
May 21, 2013
Our room was very small but very nice. We only used the Spa and it was a lot of fun. We went for a couple of hours, twice.


Sandy B. ·
May 21, 2013
The Spa was awesome.
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