Dorothy may not be in Kansas anymore, but you certainly could be. Despite all that’s known about Kansas from pop culture references and the Wizard of Oz, Kansas is a culturally diverse midwestern state, was once home to some of the most numerous and diverse modern Native American tribes, and still retains that cultural significance today.
Kansas is also home to the beautiful geographical regions that make North America so stunning, with two thirds of the western part of the state settled in the great central plains of the United States. On the eastern end, Kansas is home to rolling hills and stunning forests. With such a diverse landscape, when you’re looking to get a romantic getaway, you’ll have plenty of places to choose from.
Let’s explore the best romantic (weekend) getaways in Kansas City:
1. Ambassador Hotel Kansas City
Couples who are looking for both luxury can a connection to the historical side of Kansas will be pleased to find both at the Ambassador Hotel, located in Kansas City. This hotel is a renovated National Bank from the 1920s, with all the same 1920s charm and ambiance, will upgrading to modern style. Couples can hide away in any number of guest rooms or suites, all overlooking the stunning downtown brilliance of Kansas City.
For dining, guests can have breakfast, lunch and dinner served to them at the onsite restaurant, Reserve, which is for casual dining and serves American cuisine favorites. For fun, guests can explore all of the nearby Kansas City attractions, such as the Kansas City Zoo or the Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium.
2. The Raphael Hotel
Another stunning Kansas City location, the Raphael Hotel is located in the Kansas City Plaza, and it is one of the most luxurious hotels there to offer. This hotel was built in 1927, and still holds all the same historical charm while boasting modern amenities and luxury. Couples who are looking for historical ambiance and modern charm will enjoy any one of the studio, standard or one-bedroom suites that the Raphael Hotel has to offer.
The Raphael Hotel serves full American and hot breakfast daily for all guests. As well, the Chaz on the Plaza is the onsite restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers delicious American cuisine as well as live music six nights a well. Along with live entertainment, the Raphael Hotel is centrally located near all of the exciting Kansas City local entertainment and activities.
3. The Fontaine
The Fontaine is located in Kansas City, among all the shopping and entertainment. This hotel is a blend of both Mediterranean styles and modern luxuries, making it a little piece of private island in the middle of Kansas City. Couples well enjoy any one of the 132 guest rooms and suites, with natural wood floors and high ceilings in every room and suite. It’s the perfect place to escape with your partner amidst all the excitement of the shopping and entertainment district.
The Fontaine offers guests three different dining venues, as well as a rooftop pool terrace. Couples looking for a romantic meal can indulge in Mediterranean, or enjoy a cocktail together, or even get a private dining experience. Onsite at the Fontaine are pools and a fitness, and the hotel itself is tucked amongst all of the best excitement, entertainment and shopping that Kansas City has to offer.
4. InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
The InterContinental is considered a modern landmark in Kansas City, and it’s a luxury hotel that’s surrounded by the stunning architecture and fountains that make Kansas City a unique place. The InterContinental is also located in Kansas City’s shopping and entertainment district, and the guest rooms and suites will overlook the plaza and the Diana Fountain that greets guests just outside.
Guests will enjoy onsite dining at the hotel, and couples will be able to sneak away for any number of romantic meals. American Slang Modern Brasserie is the onsite restaurant that boasts vibrant fun and excitement. When guests are done with the 15-block shopping district that’s just steps away from the hotel’s front doors, they can return to the hotel for live entertainment.
5. The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
The Westin is located in Kansas City, and boasts the best location to all of the excitement of the shopping and entertainment district. It’s a perfect retreat from all the hustle and bustle just outside the hotel doors, with 724 guest rooms to choose from, each one that will tuck couples and honeymooners away from all the excitement outdoors when it’s time to enjoy some alone time.
The Westin boasts three different Crown Center restaurants, including delicious Italian cuisine, an upscale American restaurant and a more casual American venue. Couples will be able to dine as fine or casual as they like. For fun, the Westin is located in the midst of the best shopping and entertainment district in all of Kansas City. The Westin also offers both indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a sauna and tanning beds for couples who want to relax and rejuvenate.
6. DoubleTree Kansas City Overland Park
The DoubleTree Kansas City is located in Overland Park in Kansas City, and is centrally located for guests to have easy access to downtown Kansas City and more. Couples who are looking for a hotel that’s close, but not too close, to all the fun of Kansas City will be able to enjoy proximity as well as seclusion. Couples will enjoy any number of guest rooms and suites, overlooking the surrounding city and being able to tuck themselves away from a romantic night alone.
The DoubleTree offers an onsite restaurant where guests will be able to enjoy a night in – or, explore the nearby restaurants of downtown Kansas City. For couples looking to stay in, the DoubleTree also offers room service. Couples who are eager to explore can find their way to downtown, or the nearby Oak Park Mall and Country Club Plaza.
7. Marriott Kansas City Overland Park
Nestled in the very heart of Overland Park in Kansas City, the Marriott Kansas City boasts luxurious accommodations. Each room features granite bathrooms and televisions that have Netflix and Hulu available, for couples who just want a night in together. Couples can take their pick of standard guest rooms or concierge suites that overlook the surrounding area of Overland Park.
The Marriott Kansas City offers guests buffet, full American and hot breakfast choices. Epicure, the onsite restaurant, also offers casual American breakfast choices. For lunch and dinner, the 210 Bar and Grill offers casual American dining choices. Overland Park is located nearby many Kansas City attractions, like the Science City or the Schlitterbahn Vacation Village.
8. Crowne Plaza Kansas City
Located in Overland Park in Kansas City, the Crowne Plaza is the perfect places for couples to escape to while still having all the exciting access to the nearby must-see Kansas City locations. Couples and honeymooners can take their pick of guest rooms and suites with luxury amenities and home-away-from-home satisfaction in each room.
The Bistro, onsite at the Crowne Plaza, serves breakfast and dinner with a delicious, all American cuisine that’s heavily inspired by America’s Heartland. In addition to the onsite amenities such as a pool and fitness center, Crowne Plaza is within easy traveling distance to Worlds of Fun, downtown Kansas City, and Harrah’s Casino, so couples looking for an adventure will easily find one.
9. Hyatt Place Kansas City
Nestled in a quiet, suburb location in the heart of Overland Park, the Hyatt Place is located in Kansas City and offer 126 different guest rooms and suites for couples looking to have a comfortable, relaxing vacation while still being within traveling distance of the excitement. Couples can choose between a standard room or a high floor room, where they’ll be treating with stunning, ones in a lifetime views.
Hyatt Place offers a free gallery kitchen breakfast to all guests, where you can get breakfast bowls filled with only and exactly the food you want. For lunch and dinner, nearby restaurants are all within easy traveling distance. For a romantic day or evening out, couples can seek the nearby activities, such as the Museum at Prairiefire or the Kansas City Zoo.
10. Homewood Suites
Homewood Suites is located in Kansas City in Overland Park, close to ideal entertainment locations as well as downtown Kansas City, making it perfect for couples looking for a retreat. Homewood Suites offers a luxurious home-away-from-home feeling with it’s one or two-bedroom suites, with full sized sofa beds and cookware and glassware in each room. Couples will be able to relax and enjoy their vacation with all the luxurious of a hotel stay and all of the amenities of home.
Although there’s no on-site restaurant here at Homewood Suites, guests are within easy traveling distance of all the exciting and delicious dining venues that Kansas City has to offer. For fun, couples can explore the nearby activities such as the Starlight Theatre, or the NASCAR racing at Kansas City Speedway.
11. Drury Inn
Drury Inn is located just near Overland Park, and only a short drive away from Country Club Plaza as well as downtown Kansas City. Couples who stay at the Drury Inn will be able to choose any one of the offered 111 guestrooms and suites as well as the serene location that will allow for rest and relaxation after an exciting day sight-seeing all around the nearby areas.
Drury Inn offers both free Hot Breakfast and a free 5:30 Kickback menu, where guests will be able to enjoy free evening meals from 5:30 to 7p.m every evening. With the Drury Inn being just ten miles from downtown and just a short drive from the premier shopping and entertainment district, guests will always have something fun to do during their stay.
12. Holiday Inn and Hotel Suites Overland Park
Holiday Inn and Hotel Suites is located in Overland Park in Kansas City, within perfect distance to both downtown Kansas City as well as the shopping and entertainment district. Couples will be able to enjoy both the proximity to the entertainment districts of Kansas City, as well as the suburban solitude of Overland Park. The Holiday Inn and Hotel Suites has a number guest rooms and suites to choose from, so couples will be able to make their getaway perfect.
Holiday Inn and Hotel Suites has two onsite restaurants, including the Cafe Restaurant for breakfast and dinner, and the Avenue, for delicious American dinner. Onsite amenities include the indoor pool and fitness center, while Holiday Inn and Hotel Suites is also within easy traveling distance to the Crown Center shopping district and downtown Kansas City.
13. The Residence Inn Overland Park
The Residence Inn in Overland Park is absolutely perfect for couples who are looking for an extended stay, and want to stretch their getaway out for more than just a weekend away. Just as the name suggests, this all-suite hotel offers one and two-bedroom suites for guests who are seeking the at-home experience with their vacation, while also being able to indulge in the luxury amenities of a romantic getaway.
The Residence Inn offers free full American and hot breakfast options, as well as local restaurant delivery for lunch and dinner. For a quick snack, there’s an onsite sundry convenience store. Nearby, for couples to explore, are activities like the Overland Park Arboretum and the Town Center or Country Club Plaza.
14. Courtyard Kansas City Overland Park
Courtyard Kansas City boats stylish guest rooms and suites as well as high-tech amenities for each and every guest. Located in Overland Park with direct access to all the excitement that Kansas City has to offer, couples who stay at Courtyard Kansas City will enjoy any number of guest rooms and suites with living and sleeping areas, perfect for couples who are looking to enjoy a home away from home.
Onsite, the Courtyard Kansas City offers continental and hot breakfast options, as well as breakfast on the go. For lunch and dinner, the Bistro is the onsite restaurant, where couples can enjoy a nice American meal, as well as drinks and beer. Because of its central location, guests at the Courtyard Kansas City will be able to enjoy a day out in downtown Kansas City, or at the shopping and entertainment district within traveling distance.
15. Chateau Avalon
Drenched in French architecture and ambiance, the Chateau Avalon is a unique hotel with one of Kansas City’s largest fountains on the property. Couples looking for something decadent and exotic will be happy to find an array of guest rooms, ranging from luxurious to adventurous, with 61 guest rooms and 23 different concept suites, each with a unique theme, or a classic room or suite.
Onsite at the Chateau Avalon is the d’Nile bar, which offers unique and delicious alcoholic beverages, wine and beer, as well as a small plate and dessert menu of food. For couples who are looking for a perfect romantic getaway, the Chateau Avalon has an onsite spa that offers treatments in the privacy of your own room.