I'm still in an information gathering mode regarding hotels to host our meet but I think I may already have a winner.
The Clarion Hotel-Sports Complex quoted me a $69 rate even though the KC Royals are in town that weekend (of course, by September, they'll probably be 20 games behind the division leader!). The link to their site is
and I just tried punching in our dates and got a $63 "Internet Guaranteed Lowest Rate" without any special group codes.
When it opened in 1975, this hotel was the "Sheraton Royal" and was "the" place to stay near the sports complex. It then became an Adams Mark and then last year it changed to a Clarion. The new owners are already in the process of a major update that will be completed in late July or early August of 2006. The website has pictures so you can see it is a nice place.
Being a hotel versus a motel, it has restaurants and bars on-site as well as an indoor pool (outdoor pool closes after labor day). Its across the street from the Harry S Truman Sports Complex and our twin stadiums (Kaufmann Stadium-KC Royals and Arrowhead-KC Chiefs).
If you follow the link above, the information includes a list of local attractions and the distances to each. Don't worry, there are 2 of our infamous KC BBQ places within 2 miles of the hotel for those urgent cravings!
I may find something even better, although doubtful, so its too early to book your reservations. At least it gives you an idea of what we are working on and a basis for comparison as I continue my research!
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