Walk to the Midwest’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment district from this moderately priced and family-friendly hotel. For its location and amenities, the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza is the best deal going.
Bright, airy and modern, like many Holiday Inns, the Country Club Plaza has undergone some recent remodeling. While the lobby and guest rooms are noticeably upgraded, I’m hoping the hallways to the guest rooms are on the “to-do” list, as they were dimly lit and smelled less than fresh. But, who spends time in the hallways? So, I gave them a pass because everything else about the hotel more than made up for it.
Our beds were the kind you never want to get out of: crisp linens, soft pillows and plush mattresses. The complimentary Wi-Fi, local calls and garage parking are only part of what make this hotel a great choice; it also has the largest outdoor heated hotel pool in the city! And as parents, we all know that the pool is the most important factor in choosing a hotel.
While you are just a couple blocks from the world famous Country Club Plaza, free shuttle service is also available within a 3-mile radius. Good to know if you’re visiting without kids and planning to hit up some of the nearby nightlife hotspots; or, you’re just too tired to walk home after strolling the entire 15-square-blocks of boutiques, fashionable national stores, unique restaurants and outdoor cafes of the Plaza.
If shopping isn’t your bag, you’re also just a few blocks from two nationally renowned art museums: the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. I also recommend visiting the nearby Toy and Miniature Museum – with or without kids, it is a completely magical experience.
You couldn’t pick a more beautiful district to stay in than Country Club Plaza. Many of the city’s 200 fountains (more than any other city in the world except Rome, Italy) are featured there, complementing the romantic Spanish architecture of the area. If it’s available, request a “Plaza view.”