A Great Gatsby-era hotel known for hosting celebrity entertainers from John Barrymore to Tina Turner, Hotel Phillips offers guests Art Deco glamour with Midwestern-style warmth. An original Art Deco chandelier hangs in the lobby and the walls are paneled in walnut and wreathed in bronze and nickel metalwork—all original from the 1930's—and a statue of Dawn stands at the top of the grand stairway.
The guestrooms are stylish and simple, with clean lines, white linens and generous workspaces (wireless is free throughout the property). Hotel Phillips partners with Kansas City's artisans: ultra eco-conscious (and luxurious) package amenities are by Mixture and you can have Christopher Elbow chocolates delivered to your room—or walk over to his nearby shop, part of the collection of artisans, galleries and boutiques that make the neighborhood ideal for exploring.
Jazz Age style meets Kansas City fun
Guests with waggely tails get a custom-made bed, treats from Three Dog Bakery, and even a canine aromatherapy gift with the Phillips Phido package.
12 Baltimore Bar and Café serves a modern American menu with a Kansas City accent: try Bourbon Crab Corn Chowder or the Apple-Brined Pork Chop. The room has tables with views of the city street scene, quiet booths, and a long dark bar—especially lively during "downtown's longest happy hour", and there's live jazz Thursday-Saturday. In-room dining is available.