Whatever the reason for visiting Kansas City there is much to see and do. Music fans will delight in the chance to sample some of the city’s famous jazz, history buffs will be able to learn more about the area’s fascinating past at one of the museums, and those after family fun can thrill the kids with visits to the Legoland Discovery Center or Oceans of Fun waterpark. And after a busy day enjoying the sights, how does a relaxing dip in a pool sound? If so, you’re in luck, as there are a number of hotel options boasting rooftop or outdoor pools. These are some of the best.
With a range of top attractions located nearby, this well rated hotel is ideal for those who wish to get out and about and do some sightseeing. Indeed, the likes of the Legoland Discovery Center and the National World War I Museum are less than half a mile away (under a kilometer), and it is also well placed for a range of local eateries and bars - should you prefer to dine out rather than take full advantage of the hotel’s own restaurant. The hotel also offers a free shuttle bus to a number of local businesses and entertainment spots, so those who don’t have their own transport will have no trouble getting about. And, should you prefer to spend a little time in the hotel, then there are also fitness and business centers - as well as the rooftop pool and its view of the city.
If it’s city views you’re after, then this fabulously rated hotel may be for you. For not only does it offer a rooftop pool, but guests can also dine in style by tucking into the Mediterranean cuisine served in the top floor restaurant - one of two eateries within The Fontaine. Located near the very heart of Kansas City, it is also nevertheless close to a number of bus links - so you’ll be able to get about regardless of whether you have your own transport or not. Paths running along the banks of nearby Brush Creek also provide a nearby spot in which to stretch your legs. The hotel’s position within the Country Club Plaza District also means there are plenty of upscale shops and eateries to enjoy too.
Address: 901 West 48th Place
Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Golf course (within 3 km) Shuttle service (free) Mobile app for room service Designated smoking area Invoice provided Thermometers for guests provided by property WiFi available in all areas
Located just a block away from the previous entry on this list, this four-star hotel is equally well-placed for the local area’s eateries, bars and other amenities. Its position in the Country Club Plaza has also earned it praise from past guests, who loved the location as well as the cleanliness and welcoming staff. Guests also enjoy access to a microwave and small fridge in every room, should you be tempted to tuck into a simple snack, although the hotel is also home to its own restaurant serving a range of American dishes. The on-site fitness centre and the rooftop pool are also popular amenities - as too is the free wi-fi.
Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
Address: 770 West 47th Street
Laundry Parking Pool/beach towels Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Non-smoking rooms Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Free WiFi Concierge service
Options for hotels with outdoor pools
Another hotel with a fabulous reputation among past guests, this InterContinental is located in the same Plaza area as the previous two entries, so whether you have business at one of the nearby university campuses or at the local hospital you will find yourself well placed. The outdoor pool is a great location in which to unwind and admire the local skyline, although guests will also be able to enjoy the vista from the hotel’s bedroom balconies. Its location places it within easy reach of local eateries, but there is also a fine restaurant on site serving meals throughout the day, and room service is also provided. There is also a 24-hour gym, should you feel the need to burn off a few calories.
InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, an IHG Hotel
Address: 401 Ward Parkway
CCTV in common areas Live music/performance Bar ATM/cash machine on site Safety deposit box Swimming pool Face masks for guests available Fence around pool
The best reviewed hotel on the list, this three-star accommodation is a great option for business travelers thanks to its airport shuttle, which ferries guests to and from the terminal. Its position close to the interstate also means those using a car to get around will have no problem getting to and from their accommodation. The hotel also comes with a number of amenities, including the seasonal on-site swimming pool, parking facilities and free wi-fi access - the latter of which will come in useful for guests who plan on doing a little work on the go. The hotel’s daily hot breakfast was well received by former guests, although those who wish to vary their diet will also find a number of eateries within the area.
Hyatt Place Kansas City Airport
Address: 7600 Northwest 97th Terrace
Free WiFi Allergy-free room Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning CCTV in common areas Meeting/banquet facilities
Those who wish to take more than a simple dip in a pool may wish to consider this hotel, eight miles (13 kilometers) outside the downtown area, for it is also home to the CoCo Key Water Resort - complete with water flumes and a number of family friendly attractions. This makes it a good contender for those looking to enjoy a family getaway. The wi-fi access, on-site conference centre and associated facilities should also appeal to those traveling for business purposes. Other amenities include the on-site restaurant and a spa, where all guests can find a little time to unwind.
Adam's Mark Hotel & Conference Center at the Sports Stadium Complex
Address: 9103 East 39th Street
Sports fans looking to visit the likes of Kauffman and Arrowhead Stadiums may wish to give this hotel a look as it is directly across the road from both sites. Indeed, this position across from the stadiums and next to Interstate 70 have earned the hotel a superb score from past guests for its location. Other plus points include the free food and cold drinks provided every evening, the hotel’s free wi-fi access and the on-site laundry facilities. There is also a well-rated fitness centre on the premises, should you prefer a work out to a relaxing dip in the outdoor pool.
Drury Inn & Suites Kansas City Stadium- Kansas City
Address: 3830 Blue Ridge Cutoff
Heating All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized WiFi available in all areas Physical distancing in dining areas Outdoor pool Face masks for guests available Breakfast takeaway containers Swimming pool
This well-rated hotel scored highly among former guests for its good location in the Plaza area. The hotel comes complete with a number of on-site amenities, including a fitness centre and the popular pool. Guests also enjoy on-site parking - ideal for those using their own transport - as well as free and highly-rated wi-fi access. The latter will come in useful for those traveling for business who need to stay connected while on the move. There is also an a la carte restaurant and bar, although the hotel’s location means you’ll also find plenty of other eatery options in the surrounding neighborhood.
Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza
Address: 1 E 45th St
Plenty of options to choose from
Whether your trip is for business, family fun or sightseeing, you can rest assured that you’ll find a hotel with that all-important swimming pool.
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