Kansas City Hotels
“The best room rates in Kansas City are available in October when hotels are looking to fill rooms.”
With over 32,000 rooms, finding hotel deals in Kansas City, MO is easy if you know where to look. You'll pay more for downtown convenience so consider the surrounding areas for better deals. Your best bets are places like the Capri Motel Kansas City northeast of downtown, or, if you're a sports buff, the Four Points by Sheraton Kansas. Cheap hotels near the Crown Center include America's Best Value Inn and Suites Kansas City Downtown and Comfort Inn and Suites Downtown. Planning a visit during the colder seasons, from January to May or in October, can save you even more.
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Hotels Near Attractions

Kansas City has so many attractions it is easy to find a cheap hotel close to any activity. The Ramada Kansas Hotel and Conference Center and the Red Roof Inn Kansas City are both low-priced and close to Worlds of Fun. The Ramada Inn Overland Park has plenty of sightseeing options too.

If you are there for work, check out the budget hotels near the airport which include the Super 8 Kansas City Airport, Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Kansas City Airport, and the Sleep Inn Airport Kansas City. Most lodging places by the airport offer flat screen TV's, Wi-Fi and breakfast.

Staying at the Super 8 Kansas City brings you close to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun. This hotel is also near Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and the Arabia Steamboat Museum.

Airport Transport and Cheap Hotels

Since Kansas City is the largest urban city in Missouri, there is plenty of transportation. With over 21 million visitors, vacationing, working, or playing, getting around is important. The Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Kansas City Airport offers a shuttle to and from the airport, but if you rent a car, you have up to 10 days free parking at the Fairfield. Try the Best Western Country Inn, Super Budget Inn, Comfort Inn and Suites Downtown, America's Best Value Inn, or the Suites Kansas City Downtown if you are on a budget.

General Transportation Tips

A shuttle from the Kansas City International Airport will cost up to $45 one way. It makes stops at the Crown Plaza, Crown Center, and Hotel Phillips to name a few or you can share a ride for cheaper pricing. The Max or Metro are inexpensive choices. Purchase a 3-day pass for $10 or get a one day pass for $3.00, both offering unlimited access. In town, trolleys are a bargain. Youths 12-18 years of age can get a cheap monthly pass with TransIt in June, July, and August at just $12 per month.

Off-Season Rates

The best room rates in Kansas City are available in October when hotels are looking to fill rooms and prices drop drastically. Some mid-priced hotels drop their rates by 40-60 percent. The Best Western Plus Seville Plaza Hotel and the Holiday Inn Country Plaza offer daily rates of $100 and are less than a quarter-mile to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Try Airbnb for an Alternative Place to Crash in Kansas City

Kansas City is worth a visit, but it isn’t a vacation spot that gets a lot of attention. Hence, Airbnb options in the area are fairly limited. There are just over a hundred choices in the city. For around $50, you can rent a private room in someone’s home. It is a great opportunity to connect with locals and learn more about how to have a low-budget blast while you’re on vacation.

There are also several entire homes available for rent. They start out at less than $100 a night, but if you want a prime location or a little more luxury, expect the price to go up. If you have a big group traveling with you, rent a large home and enjoy lounging in a comfortable setting while you take advantage of a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Best Places to Go and Free Things to Do

While you’re in town check out the Crown Center, which features over 60 shops and restaurants. The Hallmark Cards headquarters offers plenty of free activities, including child exhibits, puppet shows, ethnic feasts, and antique shows.

Whether you visit the Spirit Center or the Historic River Market, or you go to 18th and Vine to listen to jazz, downtown Kansas City, has a hotel to meet your budget. Hipmunk will make it easy for you to find the best prices for hotels and flights.