The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, is an historic, luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Kansas City's well-heeled Plaza neighborhood. The 1920s building has been beautifully maintained and elegantly furnished from the common areas to the rooms, the latter of which are all suites, furnished with granite countertops, Keurig coffee machines, and iPod docks. Chaz on the Plaza, the on-site restaurant, is a high-end favorite in the city and serves modern American regional cuisine amid white tablecloths and leather booths. The hotel has a modern gym, free valet parking, 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, and plenty of meeting and event space. The location is exceptional, just steps from Country Club Plaza, but you'll want a car to explore the rest of the city. This hotel and its restaurant may be pricey, but they have a lot to offer -- albeit no pool or spa -- in a great location.