My husband and I stayed at the B&B for our one year anniversary. We had such a wonderful time! Jim and Wendy were wonderful hosts. The breakfasts we had each morning were DELICIOUS!!! The rooms were very comfy and very comparable prices to hotels in the area. The B&B was also conveniently located, being within 15 minutes of the plaza and power and light. I would definitely recommend this place and plan to go back in the future!
My husband and I have stayed at Southmoreland on the Plaza five times that we can remember. It is the home away from home we look forward to. Southmoreland is a destination place filled with delicious cuisine, friendly staff, beautiful guest rooms and gorgeous gardens. We look forward to our return!
Jim and Wendy were gracious hosts. The Hawthorn is a beautiful home and the atmosphere was light and pleasant. Jim's breakfast is world class. Thank you Jim and Wendy for a great first B&B stay. Would definitely stay again. Best wishes Perry and Roz.
From the first personal greeting at the front door to the gracious send off at check out, my husband and I were served with a perfect balance of attention and privacy in beautiful, immaculate surroundings. Comfort, care, and attention to details are the standards in this lovely facility.
Immaculate and updated, yet all the charm of a 100 year-old home. Don't know how they do it. So nice to have the Nelson-Atkins and Country Club Plaza within easy walking distance. Have had the same delicious breakfast several times now, so hesitate to say this, but changing it up now and then might be nice.
I have stayed in hotels in the KC area and wanted something different this time. The Southmoreland was wonderful in every way and I will NEVER stay anyplace else when I am visiting beautiful Kansas City!
The overall stay was a great experience and we would go back. We stayed in the Stover room on the 3rd story. The only thing I did not expect was their website says the room has a private deck; however, the deck access is actually across the hall. It is only for the Stover room, but I would not call it completely private. Great breakfast, very polite and professional staff. We'll be back!
The Southmoreland is near and dear to our hearts and has been a special local hide away to celebrate our marriage. Thank you for providing a beautiful, calming, peaceful place for us to create loving memories.
Mark and Nancy run a five star B&B. Staff goes above and beyond with recommendations and reservations. Breakfast is DELICIOUS! The atmosphere takes you to a serene place and you relax and enjoy your time. The only down side is unique to us...husband is 6'7" and every bed is a bit small. Visit Southmoreland today!
This was our second time staying at Southmoreland. We enjoyed both times emensly! Property is very nice and large! Sitting on the deck was great. The location can't be beat so close to Country Club Plaza. We will be back!
Five stars everywhere. A lovely property, not a thing amiss, yet something lacking--ah yes, the shower, but then I think I complain too much, for there was a two-person jacuzzi! Sadly, did not have time enough to use it. Any disappointment is on me! Seriously good B and B, seriously.
My wife and I just completed another wonderful stay at the Southmoreland on the Plaza. Our innkeepers, Nancy and Mark, were as charming and generous as ever with their time and knowledge of the region. The food was consistently good and accommodations were made for our individual tastes. The room was as good as ever, and cool weather for July allowed us to enjoy the wonderful deck both days of our stay.
My daughters and I explored Independence, MO and enjoyed the opportunity of staying in this Bed and Breakfast. We hope to stay there again next year. The family is blessed with a hospitable nature and talent in preparing different types of breakfasts. They were able to guide me through the town knowing that I had my two little girls with me. We enjoyed the Beach Cottage, it was perfect.
Only thing that was confusing is the form online asks what time you would like to arrive/checkin, we did so however when we arrived we found out checkin was not until 4 and there were other couples that were there that I believe they understood the dame thing.
This was our first bed and breakfast experience and I think we will have tough time getting a better one. The room and balcony were great. Room was private. The staff was very friendly and made the visit feel like a family visit, they even refrigerated our anniversary wedding cake overnight. I would recommend this place to anyone. The price was the same as many local big name hotels and came with far more included amenities.
Deb and I enjoyed thoroughly our short but delightful stay at the Hawthorn. It was our 5th anniversary and we had never stayed here before but it was so worth the trip. We were in KC for the weekend and we love bed and breakfasts so much more than any hotel. Hawthorn is simply gorgeous. What a house! Breakfast was amazing and Jim and Wendy are so delightful to chat with. that had to be our favorite thing, talking with them and hearing details of their home and lives. Try that with a hotel clerk.....all in all it was a short stay as one nighters go but well worth the money to have home away from home like that.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Hawthorne Mansion. The inn keeper stayed past check in time to accommodate our late arrival. The Breakfast was so beautiful and scrumptious. We especially loved the potatoes cooked with a hint of maple syrup. The bed and pillows were exceptionally comfortable. The whole mansion was impeccably clean. We were the only guest for the night and all the rooms were locked. I would have liked to see the other rooms. I will definitely recommend this B&B to friends and family.
This may be the best bed and breakfast experience I have ever had. It was charming, peaceful and quiet. The staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful. I especially liked the fresh cookies and hot beverages at bedtime.
A fabulous stay in the heart of Kansas City within walking distance of the Nelson Atkins Museum, The Kansas City, The Plaza and Southmoreland Park (Shakespeare Festival). One of the best birthday presents I ever bought!
I was on a business trip, and no "routine" hotel rooms available. Thanks to a very resourceful administrative assistant I was booked into this very quiet, well-appointed bed and breakfast. The welcome was genuine and I was shown the home and reminded of all the amenities. After a quick walk to the Plaza I returned to find my bed turned down, a yummy chocolate atop my pillow, and the welcome didn't end there. Freshly baked cookies awaited me in the expansive kitchen. The owner's served a leisurely three-course breakfast, with my pre-selected time. I have stayed in other B&Bs, where you were at the command of their service. Not so here. I would love to come back and bring my husband for a retreat from the mundane. Simply, Southmoreland on the Plaza will surpass your expectations! J. Pollock
The breakfast was the best I've ever had, the fanciest to say the least. Our hosts were more than accommodating, their staff, too. Everything you could want in a B&B, pleasant guests, quiet location... PLUS it is within walking distance of The Plaza, fine dining, iconic fountains and museums.
I highly recommend Hawthorn B&B. We stayed with Jim and Amy Friday and Saturday night. They were both so warm and friendly and made us feel right at home. Their home is lovely! It's full of antiques and had a romantic cozy feel throughout. Jim made breakfast each morning and it was delicious. On Saturday we didn't eat again until dinnertime because the meal was so hearty. Both mornings we had fresh fruit to begin. The first morning we had omelets, potatoes and fresh from the oven raspberry muffins. The second day was homemade pancakes. I can't say enough about the comfort and hospitality of Hawthorn B&B!
The Hawthorn B&B was lovely. We enjoyed our stay. It is convenient to many Independence & KC sites, the breakfasts were excellent, the hosts very pleasant & helpful, the rooms were very nice & the common areas (enclosed porch, living room, etc) were very inviting.
Best hosts of any B & B we've ever stayed in. Best food. Best atmosphere - like home! And the guests that come are friendly and considerate. Deck and landscaping makes it like a secret garden getaway in the middle of a bustling city. Having it so close to the Plaza makes it even more desirable. Nancy and Mark are so knowledgeable about activities and events around KC and can offer suggestions about options for their guests. Always most accommodating to guests needs. We've stayed there for over 10 years every time we come to KC and we try to get there about 6 - 8 times a year.