116 E. 46th St., Kansas City
COST: $150–250 per night
Twelve rooms await in this urban inn that also features a luxury suite in the attached carriage house. Each room boasts a special feature such as a whirlpool tub, wood-burning fireplace, or treetop deck.
Rooms are named after notable Kansas Citians, and the decor within reflects the namesakes’ personal tastes and styles of the era: Stay in the Clara & Russell Stover room and you’ll be treated to a two-person whirlpool tub, pastel decor, and a queen-sized brass cannonball bed. Opt for the George Caleb Bingham and you’ll be surrounded by copies of Bingham portraits from his home.
Step outside and soak in the view from the attached oversized deck, and you might just be inspired to create your own masterpiece. First-floor common areas allow you to mingle with other guests and the Southmoreland’s owners.