1 E. Pershing Rd., Kansas City
COST: $150–250 per night
At the Westin Crown Center, all of the high-end hotel amenities await: fully appointed rooms with the hotel’s signature Heavenly bed, as well as an on-site health club, beauty salon, and 24-hour business center.
Yet the true appeal of the Westin is its afternoon Unwind program, weeknights 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the hotel’s Brasserie bar. Relax with the sounds of Kansas City  jazz and the tastes of local barbecue, and challenge your mind with trivia—it all adds up to a rejuvenating experience that gives you the best the city has to offer.