1329 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City
COST: $150–250 per night
Channel 1940s elegance within the Hilton President, located in the heart of the city and billed as “the official hotel of the Power and Light District.” An extensive renovation completed in 2008 preserved many of the hotel’s historic features while adding updated rooms that make for an aesthetically pleasing contrast.
The ornate lobby, complete with velvet-covered chairs, plush rugs, and quietly luxurious accents gives way to guest rooms and suites that embrace simple, clean decor to offer a relaxing respite after a long day of exploring.
Two dining options at the Hilton President offer remarkably different experiences. The luxe Walnut Room is a reflection of the hotel’s historic charm, while in The Drum Room you’ll dine and drink among the ghosts of past performers such as Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, and Patsy Cline while enjoying live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.