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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Kansas City Sports Complex

2.5-star2.5 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
8551 E Blue Pkwy, Kansas City, MO, 64133, United States of America

Suburban hotel with indoor pool, near Crane Brewing
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 151 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Pool should be renewed

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Kansas City Sports Complex

from £66
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LEISURE)
  • Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Feature)
  • Standard Room
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub (Feature)

What’s around Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Kansas City Sports Complex

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Crane Brewing (18-minute walk)
  • Kansas City Zoo (36-minute walk)
  • Arrowhead Stadium (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Kauffman Stadium (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Hallmark Visitors Center (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Crown Center (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Liberty Memorial (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Sprint Center (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)

Getting around

  • Kansas City, MO (MCI-Kansas City Intl.) 34-min drive
  • Lee's Summit Station 13-min drive
  • Independence Station 13-min drive
  • Kansas City Union Station 19-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 81 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *

  • 1 per room (up to 55 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Business centre
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2010
  • Lift
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Kansas City Sports Complex’s small print

Also known as

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Stes Kansas City Sports Complex
  • Express Stes Sports Complex
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Stes Sports Complex
  • Holiday Inn Express Stes Kansas City Sports Complex
  • Holiday Inn Express Stes Sports Complex
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Stes Kansas City Sports Complex
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Stes Sports Complex
  • Holiday Inn Express Stes Kansas City Sports Complex
  • Holiday Inn Express Stes Sports Complex


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 10 PM
  • Optional extras

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per day

    Cribs/Infant beds are available for an extra charge

    Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD $50.00 per pet, per stay

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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    Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

    Very good 8.2 From 269 reviews

    Very good 8.0
    Nice, clean hotel near Kansas City Zoo
    The hotel is very nice. The staff were very hospitable and handled my requests quickly. The room was very clean and overall pretty comfortable. There was a good variety at breakfast. The kids loved the pancakes. The pool was average size. It was nice that it was inside, but it did smell strongly of chlorine. My only issues with our stay was with the area. I chose this location because it seemed to be a good choice for our plans. It was an easy drive to the zoo and to Crown Center. It was easy to get to the major interstates. I would stay at this location again. For those staying at this location I would warn that there are not many places for food other than fast food restaurants. If I were to stay here again, I would make sure to plan to have dinners in Kansas City proper. This hotel is right on the city limit of KC and Raytown. I was not pleased with any of our dining experiences within Raytown. My experience with the hotel was a pleasant one. Like I mentioned before it was very clean and comfortable. The staff was very nice and accommodating. The rooms felt spacious. There is a microwave and small refrigerator, a long with a Keurig coffee maker. Parking, breakfast and wifi were all free.
    Amanda, usOther trip
    Fair 4.0
    Not a good hotel to stay in.
    I normally enjoy staying at Holiday Inn Express Hotels but this one was not particularly well run and the location was terrible. It is located off of a very busy four lane highway and very difficult to access. or leave, during high traffic periods. The nearest restaurants are about a mile away and it took me twenty minutes to travel that mile due to the stop and go traffic on the road to and form the hotel. At checkout time the girl behind the counter would not give me a receipt, even though I was supposed to be paying at the hotel. She thought I was prepaying through a third party ( I was actually supposed to pay at the hotel. The rate she was quoting was more than what quoted me. I am now trying to sort all of this out. Also, when I checked into the hotel, Holiday had prepopulated my address with my name in the computer. Unfortunately, it was the address for some other person with the same name as me. I caught the era not the hotel employee. So, I suspect this led to some of the billing confusion. has tried to contact the hotel manager on at least two occasions now but to no avail. This, in my opinion, is not a very well run property and it is in a lousy location. I definitely won't be staying at this location the next time I am in Kansas City.
    James, us2 night trip
    Fair 4.0
    The motel, staff and breakfast was great. However, my family and I were deeply disappointed when we found out upon arrival the pool was closed. At check in, we were told it would be open in the morning- no mention of why. Our room happened to be right down the hall from the pool. We noticed the sign stated it was closed by THE CITY OF KANSAS CITY, MO HEALTH DEPARTMENT. The next day the pool was still not open. We asked & was told it just needed reinspected..yet when we left the next day - it was STILL closed. We had no apology and no discount for not getting to use one of their amenities. I feel I should have been informed at checkin and given the choice of a discount or to cancel with no charge so I could’ve stayed elsewhere that had a pool.
    usOther trip
    Good 6.0
    Our keys stopped working on the 2nd day of our 3 day stay. They gave us new keys. When those didn't work, the front desk clerk came up with an electronic device to get us into our room. She apologized and said she would upgrade us to a suite when she got our stuff out. We were already in a suite. She messed around with the gadget and the door for about 10 minutes and couldn't get it to work. She said she would have to do something for us because of all this trouble. She was going to have to call a maintenance person to get the door open and we would need to switch rooms. She left us sitting in the hallway, presumably to get keys to the new room. After another half hour had passed, I went to the front desk, where she was just sitting. I politely asked what the situation was. She said she had to call maintenance personnel to come in. I asked if my family could get keys to our new room so we could wait more comfortably than sitting on the floor in the hallway. We were called when maintenance came to come get our stuff. We never did receive any kind of discount whatsoever.
    us2 night family trip
    Good 6.0
    The clerk on duty on the night of the 18th took almost an hour to come to the desk during the night. We checked in early and left at midnight yo help our friends unload livestock at the American Royal complex, cam back around 3 am and the clerk had the door locked and we could not get in to help our friends check in, we stood there for almost an hour trying to get checked in. What the heck was she doing!!! Worst front desk service I have ever had at a hotel. Was she sleeping? I don’t know but her response was “I was helping another customer” Really At 300 am, and it took you almost an hour! Won’t ever stay here again!
    Troy, us2 night family trip

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