I recently traveled to Kansas City with my family to attend an American football game at MLS Stadium. The match started at 4 p.m. so we could have done the round trip in a day, but I figured after a noisy match in the heat, we’d rather relax in a hotel.
With two teenagers and a husband (and sometimes our dog), we’ve pretty much moved beyond traditional hotel rooms. Plus, unless you’re really looking for a place to sleep, the stay is half the fun.
The newly opened City Club Apartments, about 15 minutes from the stadium in the Crossroads Arts District of downtown Kansas City, were just what I wanted. It is essentially a luxury apartment building, with a lot of amenities, but a few of the apartments are furnished and available for short or long term rental. We stayed the night in a two bedroom, two bathroom unit for about $ 250 including taxes and fees. The smaller units cost $ 80 a night there.
Renting luxury city apartments is an emerging trend across the country. You get more space to spread out, often in the heart of a city for a less touristy experience, with most of the amenities of a traditional hotel.
“For travelers, City Club Apartments offers the unique opportunity to truly integrate into the communities they visit,” Founder and CEO Jonathan Holtzman said in an email sent to me later. .