A Comparison of Spa Hotels in and around Kansas City

by Bridgette Redman  |  Published May 25, 2023

Indulge your mind, body and spirit during a visit to Kansas City by booking a reservation in one of their spa hotels.

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If you’re looking to pamper yourself on your next trip to Kansas City, check into one of the region’s spa hotels. Read on for a comparison of three of the top spa hotels in or near Kansas City to help you find the perfect place to relax and unwind. Learn about the amenities, services and overall experience of each hotel so you can make an informed decision that suits your needs and preferences. Whether you desire a full day of spa treatments or just a short escape from the city, discover which of these spa hotels is right for you.

Chateau AvalonĀ 

Chateau Avalon is tucked away in Bonner Springs, 20 miles west of downtown Kansas City. It’s a boutique hotel featuring 61 uniquely themed suites, all with a jetted tub containing LED lighting. Suites are divided into luxury, adventure and classic. The luxury suites include such themes as Tuscany, Camelot, Roman Dynasty, Presidential, Venetian Palace, Monte Cristo, and Cesar Suite. Adventure suites take you from the Mayan Rainforest to the Serengeti to a Tahitian Treehouse to the Old West to Buckingham Palace to a Pirates Cove. Even the classic suites have themes including Hemingway, Renaissance, Seville, Casablanca, the Lincoln Bedroom and Havana. The Chateau Spa offers a variety of massages, facials, reflexology and specialty scrubs. Guests rave about the skill of the massage therapists there. When you get hungry, d’Nile Lounge offers a quaint hideaway with its romantic patio and an Egyptian themed bar with “quicksand” floors and 8-foot-tall gold Egyptian statues. From $180.

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The Elms Hotel & Spa

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For more than 130 years, The Elms Hotel & Spa, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel, has earned international fame for hosting celebrities and politicians. The rooms are appointed with high-end finishes all newly restored and updated. Guests sleep on signature Elms memory foam mattresses covered by luxury microfiber bed linens. In addition to the pools and fitness center, the property offers hiking and biking trails, a horseshoe court and a volleyball court. Built in Excelsior Springs, 35 miles northeast of downtown Kansas City, the 28,000-square foot, newly renovated Spa at The Elms, is a refuge for those seeking rejuvenation. In addition to spa services, guests can enjoy the steam room, sauna, the grotto (a modern twist on Roman baths), a lap pool, hot tubs, a 24-hour fitness room and a spa boutique. They offer Quartz Rituals on their Gharieni Quartz Table. For those interested in the paranormal, the hotel is said to be haunted and the hotel provides tours that narrate some of the ghost legends dating back to fires in 1898 and 1910 and the spirit of a gambler from Prohibition Days. They do promise that the spirits are friendly. From $144.

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Woodstock Bed and Breakfast

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While not the typical spa hotel, Woodstock Bed and Breakfast provides private couples massages in a room dedicated for two people to spend time together while getting their services. The property crafts memorable getaway experiences, starting with a gourmet breakfast offered to all guests along with a large outdoor courtyard and garden. Built in the 1890s, guests can order such special touches as a dozen roses, chocolate-covered strawberries or a chocolate fondue. Each room is appointed differently and guests can choose such special rooms as the French Chateau Spa Suite or the Italian Spa Suite with fireplace. Other rooms draw upon international decor from such countries as England, Scotland, Morocco, Scandanavia, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland and Greece. For those planning events, the entire hotel can be rented out. Woodstock is in Independence’s Historic Village, about ten miles from downtown Kansas City. From $129.

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