Southmoreland on the Plaza

116 E 46th Street , Kansas City, MO 64112 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Southmoreland on the Plaza-an Urban Inn, sets a new standard for B&B hospitality and comfort. Located just two blocks off the Country Club Plaza and four blocks from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,the Inn blends classic New England Bed and Breakfast ambiance with small hotel amenities. Twelve guestrooms and the Carriage House suite offer private baths, telephones and parking. Each room has a special feature such as a treetop deck, fireplace or jacuzzi. Business guests will discover support services unusual for B&Bs such as free local calls and FAX, 24-hour access and switchboard, and guest privileges at two full-service fitness centers. Southmoreland on the Plaza is an Inn of national reputation, worthy of its Plaza locale; warm and accommodating like Kansas City itself.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Beautiful location and attentive service made for a memorable stay

5 on May 23, 2017

This was my second stay at this property and it was again a delight. The home itself is beautiful and the location cannot be beat. It is walking distance to the Plaza with good restaurants and shops. It is also either a short walk or a short drive to the many excellent museums in the area. There are parks close by for walking as well. The owner and innkeeper are friendly and helpful with a good knowledge of the area. They really seem to enjoy their jobs. The breakfast was delicious and I appreciated that they gave us a choice of times. I highly recommend this B and B.

We'll be back!

5 on March 14, 2016

We had a delightful stay during the Big 12 Tournament. I really wasn't ready to come home! Great breakfasts, tasty wine,cheese and crackers and great bedtime cookies and tea that got us leaving the games early enough to get our share! Even made some new friends we'd never have met otherwise! Our compliments to the innkeepers and staff!

Our favorite while staying in KC

4.6 on February 20, 2016

Each time we visit KC we stay with Nancy at the wonderfully warm and hospitable Southmoreland. Many of our friends have stayed here if only to quiet us from singing the B&B virtues. We take a walk each evening to a small Italian Restaurant down the street. Nelson Atkins Art museum and Kemper are a stones throw away.

Tasteful luxury, extreme comfort, our favorite B&B!

5 on September 28, 2015

Nancy and Mark are seasoned artists and their craft is hospitality. They have managed to attend to everything you could possibly want or need and have done so in a way that is so uncontrived you almost don't notice it. Their inn embodies a tasteful, seamless aesthetic; a mixture of classic but functional antiques, and new, crisp simplicity with comfort being the top priority. Our room was perfect. It was cozy with a subtle nautical theme. A gorgeous antique cabinet concealed a white noise/sound machine, phone book, and other amenities, and on its shelves behind a glass door was a bowl with giant fresh apples, a decanter of complementary sherry, two tiny sherry glasses, and clean drinking glasses. Our bathroom was spotless and stocked with blindingly white, cushy towels, a hairdryer, shaving mirror, and high quality travel toiletries. Our room had a balcony porch, with a porch swing overlooking the deck and the yard. The bed is the most comfortable bed either of us had ever encountered. THE SOFTEST SHEETS on earth. Seriously, softness from another planet. I don't think a higher level of sleep comfort can be achieved than what can be found at Southmoreland Inn. Breakfast was amazing. It was decadent and light all at once. A subtly sweet poppyseed bread was served with coffee, followed by warm citrus braised pears with a cherry and raspberry sauce (a comforting alternative to the usual fresh fruit plate). A veggie spinach and feta frittata came last with a smashed yukon gold potato on the side. It was filling without being heavy. We enjoyed wonderful, stimulating conversation with Nancy and ended our time at Southmoreland with a walk down the street to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (free to the public!). The Inn is located right in the middle of Kansas City's historic Plaza. On every level, this is our favorite bed and breakfast we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. Our highest recommendations and praise go to Nancy and Mark at Southmoreland on the Plaza!

Great stay

3.8 on May 14, 2015

My husband and I had a lovely stay. The innkeepers were very friendly and the food wonderful. Wish we could have spent more time there.

Best bed and breakfast I have stayed at

5 on April 25, 2015

We had a fantastic time at Southmoreland. We experienced friendly staff, clean rooms, and fantastic gourmet breakfasts. Not to mention the short walk to many different attractions. Will absolutely be staying here again!

Making Memories

5 on March 18, 2015

We booked as a group celebrating a 60th birthday. The staff welcomed us with appetizers and wine. When we returned from dinner at an off-site location, the staff had prepared a place in the dining room where we could have coffee and cake, while exchanging stories, taking photos, and opening presents. The party continued the next morning with breakfast and a private set-up in the dining room. The food was excellent. The service was warm and friendly. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We visited on the patio well passed check-out time. Thanks for an awesome memory.

Lovely place

4.8 on March 16, 2015

Lovely, large home with GREAT decor. Would have liked to spend more time "hanging around" but had other fun things to do. Pictures of site are exact. Did I say "lovely"?

Full of character & cozy

4.6 on March 03, 2015

This was an incredible place to be for a recent business trip. Our group rented the entire house and was able to connect at a very personal level and build many friendships. This house was very suitable to meet this need and enabled many great conversations and opportunities to occur. Our favorite room is the sunroom/dining area. The food was incredible and we would go back any day. Mark and Nancy truly make this place remarkable.

Low Key, High Class

5 on March 03, 2015

WOW! This place is spectacular. Ask for the Carriage House - fireplace, king bed, sunken tub and even your own garage. The hosts genuinely love what they do. Don't even get me started on breakfast. You have to go to understand how spectacular that meal can be....

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Rooms & Rates

Kathryn Winstead

2nd Floor Room -- Queen with Deep Soaking Tub and Covered Deck Perfect for a romantic getaway, this sunny, cheerful room features a queen-sized iron bed with bright brass cannonballs and is decorated in vintage Americana befitting the sponsor of Kansas City, Missouri’s favorite steakburger. After a long day, sink into the unique 32-inch deep soaking tub or enjoy a treetop view from your adjoining covered outdoor deck.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

William Gilliss

3rd Floor Room -- Queen with Private Bath and Balcony The rich hunt colors, brass accents and duck prints of this “gentleman’s library” decor are inspired by Gilliss’ bachelor status among K.C.’s founders. A queen-sized pencil post bed, private bath and balcony overlooking the courtyard deck enhance the comfort of this handsome guestroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

William Rockhill Nelson

2nd Floor Room -- King with 1 person Jacuzzi Tub and Fireplace Traditional Colonial colors adorn this spacious room furnished in Chippendale, which includes a restored, original bath with a single person Jacuzzi tub. Richly painted Irish hunt prints hang over the elegant, king-sized bed. Plaid “Mr. and Mrs.” chairs sit companionably by the wood-burning fireplace (stocked seasonally October 15 – April 14).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Clara & Russell Stover

3rd Floor Room -- Relaxing Queen with 2 Person Bubble Tub Among this lovely room’s many comforts is a two-person Bain Ultra bubble tub with heated air jets, chromatherapy, and a rain shower head in an oversized restored bath. Soothing colors, favored by the creators of the “Eskimo Pie,” are featured here. It has a queen-sized brass cannonball bed and an outdoor deck across the hall with wrought-iron sunning chaises.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

George Caleb Bingham

3rd Floor Room -- Queen with Private Bath and Deck You might first notice the queen-sized four poster mahogany bed flanked by brass lamps from a railroad club car, but the real treasures are on the walls: copies of Bingham portraits that have hung in this home since 1948. A private bath and oversized deck on the top of the Inn with a treetop urban view adjoins.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Mary Atkins

3rd Floor Room -- Queen with Private Bath and Balcony Like Southmoreland’s last three sets of owners, Mary Atkins was a teacher. Her bequest was the original endowment for Kansas City’s art museum. A quiet soul, Mary would have enjoyed this cozy peach room with copper accents (including a teapot collection), queen-sized pencil post bed, private bath and outdoor balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

George Kessler Carriage House Luxury Suite

George Kessler Carriage House Luxury Suite -- Separate Carriage House King Suite with Jacuzzi, Deck and Fireplace This romantic getaway in Kansas City is an inviting private suite in a Carriage House just steps away from the Main House at Southmoreland on the Plaza. The rich red patterns, vaulted ceiling, and eclectic accents are reminiscent of a spacious cottage inspired by landscape architect George Kessler. The room features all the amenities required for a memorable stay: a king-sized bed, free standing fireplace, an adjoining deck, a two-person Jacuzzi and a separate stand-up shower in its generous bath. Comfortable club chairs are the perfect place to cozy up in the seating area in front of the red Vermont Castings wood-burning fireplace (stocked seasonally October 15 – April 14). Wake up to your choice of hot beverages and a newspaper that will be delivered to your door each morning at the time of your choice.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Thomas Hart Benton

2nd Floor Room -- Comfortable Queen with Full Bath and Deck Unique Mission era furniture, including a queen-sized oak four poster bed create historic context for select Benton works in a warm, comfortable guestroom. An adjoining covered outdoor deck and full bath round out this important page of Kansas City art history.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Col. Robert Van Horn

2nd Floor Room -- Queen with Carved Headboard and Restored Bath, Ideal for Corporate Accommodations in Kansas City Perfect for recreational or business travel, a porcelain Vermont Castings freestanding fireplace (stocked seasonally October 15 – April 14) complements this authentic Cape Cod lodging room. A cozy fire will warm you as you enjoy the turn-of-the-century carved oak furnishings, notably, your comfortable queen-sized bed with 6 foot high carved headboard. A restored, original bath adjoins.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Leroy "Satchel" Paige

2nd Floor Room -- Queen Timber Bed with Fireplace, Ideal for Corporate or Government Travelers This restored knotty pine sleeping porch has the feel of our Kansas City baseball legend’s favorite fishing cabin. It has a queen-sized natural timber bed, antique sports gear and a freestanding Vermont Castings fireplace (stocked seasonally October 15 – April 14).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Ella and Jacob Loose

2nd Floor Room -- Private and Comfortable Queen with Deck and Porch Swing The Loose family’s Massachusetts summer house “Searocks” is inspiration for this guestroom and full bath decorated in a navy and white nautical theme, with an ornate, queen-sized iron bed. A private and spacious adjoining covered outdoor deck with a porch swing overlooks the courtyard and rock waterfall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Kersey Coates

2nd Floor Room -- Queen with Full Bath and Deck The Pennsylvania Quaker roots of Coates were inspiration for this guestroom’s handmade Shaker furnishings, queen-sized pencil post bed, and selection of artwork. Includes a full bath. A stately maple tree commands your view from the relaxing traditional porch swing on your adjoining covered outdoor deck.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

August Meyer

1st Floor Room -- Accessible King with 2 Person Jacuzzi Tub Pleasing hues of cream and taupe with red accents are the backdrop for Civil War-era Eastlake furnishings in burled walnut. It features a two person Jacuzzi tub in its oversized bath and a king-sized bed. With advance request, the room can be made up with two twin beds. It is located on the wheelchair accessible first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Adjacent to Country Club Plaza, Downtown


Kansas City, MO (MCI) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From I-70 or I-29 in downtown KC, take Broadway S to Cleaver II Blvd., L on Cleaver II Blvd., R onto East 46th St. From I-35 take Main St. S to East 46th. L onto East 46th. The Inn is located 1 1/2 blocks east of Main on Left side.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Botanical Gardens, Professional Sports, Shopping, Truman Presidential Library, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Zoo

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Private entrance, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Newspaper Delivery, Off Street Parking, Fitness Center Priveleges

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 4:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Appropriate for children 13 or older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Advanced reservations are required and are secured with a credit card (MasterCard, VIsa or American Express).
  • Cancellations: A $20 service charge is placed on the card for cancellations occurring 8 or more days before the reservation date. Cancellations 7 or fewer days before the reservation date result in a 50% deposit forfeiture(one-half the cost of all nights reserved). Same day cancellations and "no-show" reservations will be charged at 100% unless they can be re-booked. Different cancellation policies apply to business travel reservations, groups and on special event or holiday dates.
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Mark Reichle & Nancy Miller

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  • Time Served: 6:30am - 9:30a,
  • Serving Location: Courtyard, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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