The Fontaine: Kansas City Hotel Review

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One of the nicest parts of traveling to Kansas City is visiting Country Club Plaza. It’s a wonderful place to spend the day any time of year, but winter is special. The Plaza Lighting Ceremony, held Thanksgiving evening, is particularly nice. The lights shine every night until mid-January. Kansas City is known as the city of fountains, so naturally, a pearl among its hotel options is named The Fontaine.

If you’re looking for a hotel for a romantic getaway or just a place filled with simple luxuries, The Fontaine at Country Club Plaza is an excellent choice. The timeless finishes and top-notch staff will make you feel like a very important person, indeed.

Location

Located blocks from the famous Country Club Plaza, The Fontaine couldn’t be better positioned to enjoy the fashionable center of Kansas City. It’s a only a few minutes’ walk to the heart of the plaza.

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Rooms

The rooms are generously sized, with plenty of space for a king-size bed, nightstands, a chest of drawers, desk, entertainment unit, and a sitting chair. I had some work to do on my laptop and I was very comfortable for an extended period of time.

The oversized headboard, smooth white linens, and other classy decor pieces made the room feel very luxurious. The heavy, sumptuous blackout curtains did their job well with no gaps. Oh, and can I take a moment here to call out the luxurious, thick robes? Robes aren’t always provided at hotels, so when I get the chance to wear one I really do feel like a movie star.

From the beginning of my stay until the end, the staff provided impeccable service. Each of them knew the answer to any question and were eager to please. Compared to a handful of brusque front desk attendants during my travels in Europe last fall, it was awesome to be treated like a VIP.

Something I’ve noticed disappearing in many hotels rooms is the minifridge. I know that running hundreds of them is a huge power suck (not very green at all- so I get it). However, when I find one these days I am delighted at the small gesture. I often like to pick up treats (or bring back leftovers) throughout my trip and love when I can store them in my room. It’s the little things, people!

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Other Amenities

I didn’t have the chance to check out the rooftop pool, but those two words combined conjure a luxurious and relaxing experience, don’t you think?

The in-house restaurant, Parker, is located on the top floor and has a good view and lovely ambiance. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, and brunch on the weekend. Happy Hour is a way of life at Country Club Plaza and The Bar at Parker offers good deals.

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Photos by Doug and Staci Jackson for The Voyageer.

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