Check-out ends at: 11:00
1 East Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA - Kansas, Missouri - U.S - 64108
Great Location near Downtown
Reviewed 17 august, 2022
This is an older hotel built back in the early 1970’s. Probably used to be quite a grand hotel back in the day. The front desk staff provided an efficient and quick check in, but were not particularly friendly. My guest room on the 15th floor looked out at the downtown which was quite beautiful after dark. The bed was very comfortable and I slept well. The hotel has a very nice fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool. Be sure and catch a free ride on the RideKC Streetcar to downtown across the street at Union Station.
Great location, friendly staff, and decor and furnishings modern and comfortable.
Reviewed 31 july, 2022
Cannot say enough about the location. Right across from Union Station and connected with skyways to it and other places like the aquarium And Legoland. Directly across the street from the WWI memorial and museum, which is a must see. But rooms were adequate sized and everyone was pleasant on staff.
This is one funky, weird, time-warped old Westin that desperately needs new carpet and furnishings
Reviewed 17 july, 2022
Well, to say this hotel is past its prime would be an understatement. It looks okay in photos but really, I would not stay here again. They are in dire need of a major remodel which I doubt would financially make sense. This was built to be a very grand contemporary hotel for the Hallmark Company when greeting cards were a huge thing. So, think early 1970s. It's in a version of LA's Century City that's getting a little tired. The self-parking entrance is being redone so you have to park in the mall next door then try to figure out where the hotel entrance is. This took us about 30 minutes of driving around a claustrophobic garage and would have taken the rest of my life if not for a very kind security guard who had us follow him to the parking area on the ground floor. There is NO signage for self-parking. Once you get into the hotel, it doesn't get much better. This was built to be very fancy and one-of-a-kind but it is really, really dated. The front desk staff was exceptionally friendly so I appreciate that. We were upgraded to a corner suite with a fantastic city skyline view. ALAS, it also overlooks KC's massive rail yards. Which are very busy night and day and you can HEAR the trains through the old sliding doors which are not sealed. It was a great view but we knew we'd get no sleep. So we were moved to a lesser suite facing some nondescript, empty 70s office buildings which was large but just as oddly shaped. However, that wasn't the problem. It was the absolutely filthy, dirty carpet and furniture that I couldn't get past. I mean, just gross. We'd already changed rooms once so there was no point to complain. I think they are all in equally bad shape. We got out and went to dinner elsewhere as quickly as possible. In the morning, we went to the Starbucks in the mall next door for a cheap, fast breakfast and checked out asap. What's interesting about this hotel is it was built to be a showpiece and now is just a dated footnote to what used to be a very influential company. Sad but fascinating. They need to spend a lot of money to make this hotel work again and I don't see any reason for that to happen. Only stay here if you want to spend a night in bizarre, fantastically faded time warp.
Reviewed 17 july, 2022
This hotel was very nice. The staff was very nice and extremely quick with requests. The pool was my favorite part. Most hotel pools these days are shallow only. This pool had a deep end that was roped off for adults to do laps- it was great! I stayed with my dogs and they put us in a room with a balcony that led right to a grassy area, which was very convenient. I didn’t eat at the restaurant in the hotel, but the concierge gave me a recommendation for a very yummy German spot around the corner. I only stayed one night, but I had a great time in Kansas City because of the hotel.
Reviewed 27 june, 2022
Overnight trip with our 3 year old grandson. The Westin is the perfect location. We walked to the aquarium and lunch at Fritz. Our grandson loved the glass elevator and the view from our corner room. The room itself had a nice TV and was clean. We would definitely stay here again.