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Hotels in Kansas City near Power and Light District

Power and Light District Introduction

Spread across nine blocks and over a half million square feet, the Kansas City Power & Light District (P&L) is a vibrant dining, shopping, office and entertainment district which has won awards for its regeneration of the Downtown neighborhood. At its heart is Kansas City Live! with two floors of bars and restaurants, and a covered outdoor plaza which hosts gigs and events. Completed in 2008, the P&L development also is the home of a brewery, as well as hotel and corporation head quarters. On the eastern edge is the Sprint Center, a 20,000 capacity indoor sports and music venue.

Hotels near Power and Light District

Power and Light has a hotel within its boundaries and a good selection in the immediate vicinity. The on-site hotel is an upscale 1920s option with chic restaurants, a coffee shop and a popular bar. Around the P&L, hotels tend to be at the higher end of the market reflecting the Downtown location. With the Sprint Center and the Kansas City Convention Center close by, you can expect room rates to shoot up when there are big events in town, such as the American Royal festival in the fall. The cheapest deals can be found in the quiet winter months.

Where to stay near Power and Light District

The area around Power and Light is a lively urban setting and is very handy for events at the Sprint Centre and the Convention Centre A stroll to the north takes you to the River Market neighborhood, which is known for its restaurants, farmers' market and riverside location. There are a few hotels just to the south of this area. Further to the south, the Crown Center neighborhood has museums, shopping and Penn Valley Park, as well as LEGOLAND. Here you can find modern luxurious hotels with fitness centers, pools and restaurants.

Things to see near Power and Light District

For city sights, the first stop within the city centre is the National World War I Museum and Liberty Memorial. The observation deck at the top of the 62m obelisk has spectacular city views. Families will enjoy the Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium with sharks, seahorses and rays, as well as LEGOLAND® Discovery Center at the Crown Center; both within 1.5 miles. Just out of town you can find the Worlds Of Fun theme park with thrilling rollercoaster rides (9.2 miles) and, for sports fans, the Kauffman Stadium (7.5 miles), is the home of Major League Baseball side Kansas City Royals.

How to get to Power and Light District

The best way around the center of town has to be the KC Street Car, which stops at P&L and goes north to River Market and south to Union Station; best of all, the service is 100% free. Union Station is an iconic building with museums and restaurants, and has services to Chicago and St Louis. The Power and Light District is also handily placed for the city’s bus network which can take you to all of the city’s main attractions. Kansas City International Airport is 19.8 miles away and can be reached by catching the 129 bus.

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