3.5 star hotel
Area: Convention Center District
2.38 mi from City Hall
Best Rooms: Guest rooms start on floor 5 in the Marriott Tower, offering great views of the river, from rooms facing 11th St., or Barney Allis Plaza and city from rooms facing 13th St. Rooms facing Wyandotte St. in the Muehlebach Tower overlook Barney Allis Plaza as well.
Best Rooms: Even-numbered rooms ending in *10 - *22 facing Baltimore Ave. offer a great view of the neighboring Kansas City Power and Light Building (e.g. 812, 1018, 1122); all other even-numbered rooms offer city views, better from floors 8 - 11, as rooms on floor 13 have smaller windows.
2.5 star hotel
Area: The Downtown Loop
2.88 mi from City Hall
Best Rooms: The Comfort Inn is surrounded by a parking lot to one side and trees to the other. Thus rooms at the Inn offer little in terms of views.
Best Rooms: Although Best Western Kansas City is surrounded by the parking lot, rooms facing Rainbow Extension offer a nice view of the trees.
Best Rooms: Rooms facing south which are available in all categories, offer a good view of the river.
3 star hotel
Area: Union Hill
3.53 mi from City Hall
Best Rooms: There aren't many views available; however, suites facing Walnut St. may offer a better view of the trees and buildings.