Hotels Near Worlds of Fun

by Nicole Harms

Worlds of Fun is Kansas City’s largest amusement park, offering thrill rides and a Peanuts-themed kiddie land. It sits adjacent to Oceans of Fun, a large water park complete with a water coaster the two parks share. If your travels bring you to Kansas City to experience these two parks, you will find a wide range of hotels within a four-mile radius of the parks.

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Hotels with Casinos

Worlds of Fun is near Kansas City’s Riverboat casino district, and the casinos also have hotels with them. Ameristar Casino Hotel sits less than two miles from the amusement park. The hotel has standard hotel rooms and mini suites that have curtains dividing the sleeping area from the sitting area. Guests at Ameristar benefit from complimentary valet service, and children may stay in the hotel with their parents, although they may not visit the adjacent riverboat casino. The Harrah’s North Kansas City Hotel and Casino is a little further from the amusement park, sitting just over three miles away. Guests choose from standard rooms or premium rooms, which have a larger sitting area than standard rooms. Amenities cater to the needs of business travelers and those visiting the casino, but children may accompany their parents to the hotel.

Chain Hotels

Less than a mile from Worlds of Fun you will find several chain hotels. The Days Inn Kansas City offers affordable accommodations with an outdoor seasonal pool and complimentary "USA Today" newspaper every day. Guests start the day with a continental breakfast and may request a microwave and refrigerator to be added to their rooms. At Hampton Inn, guests may access a complimentary beverage area at any time during their stay, and each morning they have a hot breakfast. Hampton Inn has an on-site fitness room and indoor pool. The Super 8 sits across the street from the park, providing an affordable option with a free continental breakfast, refrigerator in every room and an indoor pool.

Pet-Friendly Hotels

The Worlds of Fun region has many pet- friendly lodging options. Red Roof Inn sits a mile and a half from the park, and this hotel welcomes pets for no additional charge. Guests may bring one pet per room. Children of paying adult guests may also stay for free in their parents’ rooms, and all rooms have free Wi-Fi. Holiday Inn also welcomes pets, and this hotel has a complimentary shuttle service to any attraction within a five-mile radius of the hotel, which includes Worlds of Fun. It is the closest full-service hotel to the parks, having a fitness center, indoor pool and on-site restaurant where kids eat free with an adult purchase. At Comfort Inn, located less than a mile from the park, guests, who are charged a nightly fee, may bring one pet per room that weighs 30 lbs. or less.

Suite Hotels

Families traveling to Worlds of Fun may wish to book a suite to give themselves additional space during their stay. The Fairfield Inn and Suites Kansas City North is one option. In addition to its standard rooms, the Fairfield Inn and Suites offers a studio room that has a king bed and sofa bed. The separate sitting area provides extra space, and guests may add a rollaway or crib to provide seating for up to five people. Fairfield Inn offers a hot waffle breakfast each morning as well as an indoor pool with hot tub. Crossland Economy Studios offers rooms designed for extended stay guests. Each studio guest room has a kitchen complete with dining and cooking utensils. Crossland Economy Studios allows one pet per room for an additional daily fee. Both hotels sit less than two miles from the park.

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