Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 206
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 092013KC Wonderful Historic Hotel w/ Modern Amenities - blocks from P&L District
The hotel is just beautiful and the 99% of the staff is beyond AMAZING and helpful. The Aladdin has gone to great lengths to maintain the historical aspect of this lovely hotel but provided all of the expected modern amenities, including a beautiful decor. Sometimes its the simple things, but the elevators are crazy cool (not the average size you expect to see) but super fast! The hotel added an ADA elevator that fits right in with the look and feel of the hotel.
The staff went out of their way to greet us, explain our options for parking, assist with dining options in the area and even offered to reserve a table for us at many of the restaurants in the P&L District, which is just a couple of blocks away.
September 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Rocktime Comfortable stay but lackluster service
We had a pretty rough stay at this property. Once we arrived it was almost impossible to get valet service. I had to go to the front desk and ask if there was anyone on duty to valet our vehicle. On the only night we stayed there, we were awoken around 11:30 or so to a fire alarm going off on only our floor (level 3). I went down to the front desk to see if we needed to leave and they said it was a false alarm and were working on getting it turned off. 20-30 minutes later, I went back down to the front desk and they said they were still trying to get in touch w/their engineer to find out how to get it turned off. Finally, after a total of about 45 minutes of the alarm going off, they got it turned off. Needless to say, it took quite some time to get back to sleep!
When we were trying to leave the following morning, it was difficult again to get valet AND I had to ask for a receipt from the front desk regarding our stay. Fortunately I asked, because they put our valet service charge on the wrong room. Needless to say, I'd be hard-pressed to come back there and stay w/ so many other nice hotels and options in downtown KC.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ho5225 Room and Food
The room is quiet small for a hotel room.
Really appreciate the breakfast for government employees
September 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Trav109 Best Downtown Value
This is cati-corner to a major brand conference center. It is centrally located to the Arts district and Power & Light. There is also a fabulous grocery store within 4 blocks (easy walk). They've kept the hotel's original character and, if my room was any example, completely remodeled the rooms. It was clean, the bed was good and everything worked flawlessly.
Just be aware that, if you're staying downtown, you're going to pay for parking. I talked with people staying at that major conference center and we paid virtually the same daily parking rate. Also, if you're attending meetings at that conference center, this Holiday Inn is thee alternative with big savings.
September 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ACH21 Good historic hotel with modern feel, but housekeeping questionable
I stayed two nights at this hotel recently. The front desk staff was excellent. The vallet personnel are very polite and helpful and timely. The waiters for breakfast were polite and service was good. Room manintained a steady temperature. Rooms are a bit small, but cozy with a modern feel. One complaint is that my room was not cleaned between nights. When I returned to my room after working at around 4:30, my room had not been cleaned and towels were not replaced. I saw some of the housekeeping workers in the hall and in some rooms on my floor. They were giggling and seeming to have fun, but housekeeping should be completely done by 4:30 in the afternoon. I expect housekeeping to be done with my room by 12pm, not after 4:30pm.
September 23, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TMR86 Rude customer serivce
My husband is in the militarty and when given the option we chose to stay at Holiday Inn because they offer a military discount. When checking in my husband inquired about the military discount. The person at the counter was very rude and said he would not honor it because it was not mentioned when we booked the room. My husband asked if he could cancel the reservation and re-book it with the discount and the person said no because they were fully booked. I know in the past, we have always been given the discount at Holiday Inns, whether is was mentioned when booked or when we checked in. Working in customer service, I know how terrible it can be to be told how to do your job especially when it comes to discounts and such, but I know he had the power to do something for us. We travel through Kansa City often and will NOT be staying at this Holiday Inn again.
September 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Baileys101 Wedding stay
We loved the hotel and the staff. I highly recommend the hotel.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pleasantlypleased i recommend
Everything was very nice and staff was friendly. The parking was the only thing that at one point seemed to be a problem. They do have valet parking for a charge but we ended up paying $5 for a parking garage within walking distance. Just a hop really.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John099 Outstanding suite
The hotel has an old feeling that is completely updated. I was greeted with champagne and friendly service. The location is great for the Power and Light area.
September 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Heyang SAD
I like the location of this hotel BUT....we had absolutely NO hot water. Don't really like the idea of paying 222.00 after taxes and not even being able to take a warm shower. When checking out, I noticed that some people had received a free breakfast because of no hot water but we were told nothing!!!
September 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Findy12 Outstanding service!
I stayed at the hotel for six nights. The rooms were small but tastefully decorated and clean. All the staff members from the front desk, valet service, maintenance, housekeeping to restaurant staff went above and beyond! When I asked for changes in my reservations the front desk was very accommodating.
My room was quiet....to the point that I wondered if anyone else was staying on the floor. We enjoyed our meal selections at the Zebra Room and the wait staff was wonderful. The valet service was prompt and courteous. Even those that are behind the scenes such as housekeeping and maintenance did everything they could to make the stay better.
Would I stay again.....in a heartbeat!!!!
September 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bubbles2 an experience
The room was comfortable but would have liked to have a refrigerator to keep our water and sodas cold.
Since this hotel accommodates several weddings and parties the night hours were quite noisy. Was woke up because of loud talking from people who were drunk and using foul language.
The front desk did make it right with us for the inconvenience. I would stay again but will contact the front desk with any problems no matter the time of the night.
September 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by goodgirl13 its no fairy tale
i recommended the aladdin hotel to my friends and family for our wedding. most of the reservations were botched in some way. mine was completely cancelled, my fathers' and sisters' were as well, people who had requested 2 beds were only given one, rooms were not cleaned on time (my dad had to wait an hour in the lobby), etc. we ended up driving home on our WEDDING NIGHT because we had been put in a room right next to my father and little sister, on a different floor than any of our other guests, and because the one night we did stay there we woke up to a weird note under our door saying that there is a $250 fine and eviction for smoking in the room but "i decided not to be bothered, security god bless you" funny thing is, we dont smoke. we were not given champagne upon check in, either. even if everything had been smooth, the room was average at best. when everything was going wrong at check in, there was a mother of another bridal party who was having trouble with her reservation. we both asked to speak to the woman who was in charge of our room block, but she was not there at 3 pm on a friday afternoon. i feel sorry for the people working there with such incredibly shoddy management. it was *almost* funny.
September 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by s1200 Great service!! Hotel rooms average
Everyone from the desk, valet, bar and restaurant staff were great! The rooms were a real let down. They tried to spruce them up to look modern but they were average at best. Bathrooms were tiny and needed a real remodel not just new vanities.
Historic hotel, so rooms were small in my opinion. If it is ever remodeled they should expand rooms and have fewer nice rooms and charge a little more. I could hear conversations in other rooms pretty clearly laying on my bed through hvac vents in ceiling. I am a Priority Club member so I like HI and that is why I went with this place.
I would try another hotel next time in KC.
September 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kaysee49 comfortable bed and room
No counter space in the bath room, no towel rack
very in convenient
September 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by blade110 Holiday Inn near P&W
I brought my wife to KC for the weekend. Wanted to stay close to the pubs and this was perfect. We were 3 blocks from the Flying Saucer and many other spots. The grocery store is close enough to swing in for room snacks. The rooms are small but it was decorated nicely with a clean, comfortable bed. Avoid the hotel restaurant. The buffet selection was ok but the food was poor. The $30 charge for breakfast did help either. Find a McD's and be done. The valet is ok for $16/day IF you are in & out very much. However, you have the tip to consider. If you park on your own (same place as the valet) its $12 each time you take your car out. Do the math, plan & you'll be ok.
September 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Travelercj Good value for the price
We enjoyed a weekend stay in downtown Kansas City for a very reasonable price. The room was small but nicely decorated and comfortable. We ate breakfast and had a drink at the bar and were satisfied. The concierge was very helpful.
September 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jack123Jack Business center not well managed - Small rooms
Overall it's a nice hotel. Room and bath size were small. Check in time is very late around 4pm. Location is very good. You are near all the nice places to eat and hangout. Business center was not very well managed, Printers were not working properly.
August 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sockerboy70 Nice hotel, but......
I returned from my conference after my first day and after the room was cleaned i noticed a chewed piece of gum still in the trash can. Kind of grossed me out since i had not been chewing gum. Also the elevator was so small that you couldn't fit two people with bags in it. Overall my room was nice but my view out the window was a brick wall.
August 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MB4018 Pleasant atmosphere with great staff
Hotel was wonderful. Staff pleasant & very helpful. Parking was a challenge.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hoefs Staff is wonderful and the beds fantastic
Great place to stay! Staff is friendly and fun! The rooms were clean and well maintained, and the beds are extremely comfy, but don't eat in the restaurant. The staff there is wonderful too, but the food was not.
August 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Turtle316 KC Trip
It was a weekend getaway, for my girlfriends birthday. Walking distance of power and light district. I was disappointed that from the price of the hotel there wasn't a mini fridge in the room. I had asked for a birthday card when I reserved the room and I didn't receive one. Makes me think they don't look at it. Over all it was a relaxing weekend.
August 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by judiq don't stay here
we use the holiday inn series alot and this is the first time we have been dissatisfied.
the rooms are very nice although extremely small. probably not worth the cost which includes an expensive parking fee.
However, the worst is that there appears to be no sound proofing and no attempt by management to control the atmosphere. we stayed the weekend of the Chiefs/49ers football game and expected some partying. we expected noise in the evening and until maybe midnight. However, the partying on our floor continued until 430 am with people running up and down the hall, doors slamming, screaming and laughing, obviously drunk patrons.
Management made no attempt to control the situation or make it acceptable for other patrons.
We won't be staying there again.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JHBIZTRAV2013 charming, great staff at every position
Very well maintained, in a great location. Walk a couple of blocks to Power & Light. Ideal staff. Very comfortable staff. Restaurant looks nice, but did not try it out this time. Will stay here again on next trip to KC. Handy better branded food market 2 blocks away.
August 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SmadaWerdna Not like the first stay
The first time we stayed here it was awesome, got a big corner room with great views, extra space, big bathroom, and the recent updates on the decor are pretty modern/cool.
This time not so much, I guess they were pretty full so maybe we just waited too late(?) but we got a much smaller room right across from the not quiet old elevator, despite using points and being platinum status we couldn't get a diff location (since they were booked). Understandable, we can deal with it, but the room itself; was much smaller like I said, really low ceiling, super loud A/C units, not clean, hairs on towels in a much smaller bathroom, view of a brick wall, etc.
I'm pretty laid back so it didn't ruin our stay in KC, mainly just a place to sleep and the beds are always comfortable here. Great location downtown walking distance to Power & Light and lots of other locations too. Just was an opposite experience of our first stay. Would still come back and recommend others to give it a try, one more strike and we'll prob try others though.
August 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Louie56 A short stay
We didn't arrive until late and left again first thing in the morning.
It was very convenient for us to walk to the convention center. We also found parking across the street. That turned out good. Our room had nice lighting and I liked the windows.
August 15, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by pawsrice rude check-in hostess
The staff was rather busy however they should not give a customer the feeling that they think you are trying to sneak in. I told the hostess my name and she could not find it on the computer. She was not inquisitive as to its spelling or anything she just said that I would have to provide her with the reservation number. Fortunately, my husband was able to look the conformation up on my phone. When we showed it to her she said "Oh, it's hyphenated." as if it were my fault that she did not understand.
August 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nursemomofgirls wonderful place to stay
We recently stayed at the Aladdin downtown Kansas City after a concert. The room was perfect. The towels were even soft which we don't find very often - and we stay at types of hotels on a regular basis. The staff was very accommodating and friendly and I loved the glass of champagne given to us upon arrival. The hotel is also walking distance from the Sprint Center and Power and Light District.
July 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jilly24 Great location, but ...
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Aladdin because it is located near the Sprint Center. At first glance the hotel seems quite nice, but look a little closer and you will see many things in need of repair. Our room had a chair that was coming apart at the seam and areas of the ceiling that needed TLC. The room and bathroom were clean, and the beds were comfortable. The air system allows voices in nearby rooms to travel to your room. We were wakened by loud talking in the morning. The food was good, but the restaurant was understaffed. The bartender in the Zebra room was rude and just wanted to go home. He didn't like a woman sitting next to me and would make rude comments under his breath, however they were loud enough for us to hear. He definitely should not be working in the food and beverage service industry. We wanted to get a bite to eat after the concert, but the restaurant had closed at 9pm. I would not stay in this hotel again.
July 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AmberandMason Just a great anniversary get away
I booked a room early and was able to save enough up front to cover more than what it cost me to park valet. So, I was super happy about that. Valet is only $16 a day though, which is a steal considering you can come and go as you please for not additional fees. I booked this as an anniversary surprise for my boyfriend. It was in the middle of downtown, which was absolutely perfect for us. Just a few blocks from all the entertainment we were looking for. The hotel is gorgeous. But it is small compared to many new/modern hotels. So, if you are looking for something charming, full of life, history and character, stylish, and just fun but can over look the fact of a smaller room, then this hotel is for you. Probably my favorite thing was when we arrived for an early checkout (AMAZING!) we were given a glass of champagne. There was no better way for my boyfriend and I to settle down into the room for a refresher before hitting the town than that. View was not spectacular in our room, but it was still amazing none the less. We were able to admire the architecture of other buildings surrounding the hotel. We even had a wonderful lazy morning laying in bed watching the pigeons on the rooftops and the sun rise. We were able to get a late check out, which was amazing as well. Neither my boyfriend or I have any complaints at all. We loved everything about this charming, beautiful, old hotel. The staff was very kind and extremely helpful. And the gentlemen running the valet the time we were there was by far my favorite employee. He was just great! These are my notes for you:
What you will find:
Old School Charm
Middle of Downtown KC
Comfortable rooms for size
What you might lack:
More space in the room (but you get everything you could want or need)
Bar open longer (We didn't get to visit it)
Cold Enough A/C (We were fine enough, but it wasn't hot out during our stay)
July 17, 2013