OverviewLocated about a 5-minute drive from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and a 1 minute-drive from Interstate 29, the Embassy Suites Kansas City Airport is suitable for air and car travellers who prefer an all-suite hotel with a free airport shuttle, an indoor pool and a complimentary breakfast.
This hotel has 237 air-conditioned two-room suites, each offering two TVs, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a living room with a sofabed, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Some suites offer a six-person boardroom table and an additional bathroom.
Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional $9.95 per day. Smoking and non-smoking room types are available. Pets are permitted for an additional $75 per suite, per stay.
Hotel amenities include an indoor saltwater pool, fitness facilities, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, guest laundry facilities, a free evening cocktail reception and a free made-to-order breakfast daily. A free round-trip airport shuttle is also offered, and requires pre-booking.
Fountain Court Bar and Grille serves lunch and dinner daily on site. A 24-hour convenience store is also available on site and sells food.
Zona Rosa Shopping Mall is roughly a 7-minute drive south, while Kansas Motor Speedway can be found about 21 minutes away by car. Worlds of Fun Amusement Park is an 18-minute drive southeast of the hotel and Tiffany Greens Golf Course is a 4-minute drive east. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $9.95, free parking, pets permitted for $75/suite/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: June 10, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and breakfast.
The hotel's staff received many compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as attentive, helpful, accommodating and professional. One guest remarked, "The front desk was extremely helpful with directions and menus for local restaurants, and they were always very polite and friendly".
Many guests were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, well equipped and spacious, with modern decor, comfortable beds and strong Wi-Fi. It should be noted, however, that a few reviewers were disappointed with their rooms (see below).
Several lodgers praised the hotel's free made-to-order breakfast. They described it as delicious and fresh, with good choices and efficient service.
The hotel's location was also praised by several guests, who described it as easy to find, as well as close to the airport, highway access, restaurants and shopping.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about noise transfer, the rooms and the Wi-Fi charges.
Some guests complained of noise disruptions during their stays. They reported noise from children's sports teams running and yelling in the hallways, as well as noise reverberating from the indoor pool area.
While the majority of lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious accommodations, a few guests had complaints about their rooms. They reported worn decor and carpets, as well as an abundance of humidity in their rooms and difficulty controlling the temperature.
A few guests were disappointed the hotel charged extra for Wi-Fi, and felt it should have been included in the room rates.