The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza $$
401 Ward Pkwy., Kansas City
COST: $150–250 per night
Impeccable service and numerous luxuries await guests of the InterContinental, which overlooks the Plaza. Views from the Plaza-facing rooms are so good, in fact, that the hotel is booked years in advance for the Thanksgiving lighting ceremony. An outdoor pool, also with prime Plaza views, is an ideal place to cool off between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Choose from suites or standard rooms, each with a mini bar, coffee maker, morning newspaper delivery, and in-room safe.
On-site dining is available at The Oak Room. Local favorites include the mango-encrusted red snapper and steak served with pine-nut risotto.
© Katy Ryan from Moon Kansas City, 1st Edition