North Kansas City Hotels by Worlds of Fun

by Laura Latzko

Worlds of Fun, a Charlie-Brown-themed amusement park in Missouri, has roller coasters, raft rides, a go-cart track, a ripcord ride and bumper cars. Area hotels sit within a 30-minute drive of Kansas City's zoo, children’s science museum, baseball and football stadiums, Power and Light District and Negro League museum. Budget hotels close to the park, which are representative of area hotels, feature basic amenities, such as fitness centers and indoor pools and hot tubs.

Comfort Inn

About one-half mile from the amusement park, North Kansas City’s Comfort Inn is within a 10-mile drive of the Power and Light District’s jazz clubs, historic theater, family entertainment center and boutiques. The hotel offers homey spaces that include a breakfast area with bistro-style tables, a lobby lounge with an overstuffed sofa and a big-screen TV and guest rooms with recliners. A fitness center with weightlifting equipment overlooks the indoor pool and hot tub, and some guest rooms feature two-person Jacuzzi tubs. Rooms also come with rolling office chairs, mini refrigerators and microwave ovens. A daily breakfast includes waffles.

Hampton Inn Kansas City-Near Worlds of Fun

Hampton Inn Kansas City-Near Worlds of Fun sits about 0.8 miles from the amusement park and within a 10-minute drive of Kansas City’s casinos. The hotel offers spacious areas decorated with basic colors, including a lobby lounge with a coffee area, a wooden table, couches, a big-screen TV and armchairs; an outdoor patio with café-style patio furniture and a breakfast area with a communal bar with wooden stools, a long table with arm chairs and intimate wooden tables. A daily breakfast includes hot foods such as eggs, oatmeal and sausage, and to-go bags have bottled water, muffins and apples. The hotel is within a five-mile drive of restaurants such as Chappell’s Restaurant and Museum. Guest rooms and suites come with laptop holders and flat-screen TVs, and hotel staff provides cribs upon request.

Fairfield Inn and Suites Kansas City North Near Worlds of Fun

The Fairfield Inn and Suites Kansas City North Near Worlds of Fun hotel is also about 0.8 miles from the amusement park and within a 15-minute drive of Kauffman Stadium, the home stadium of Kansas City’s baseball and football teams. A lobby lounge with wood paneling and armchairs situated near a fireplace and an indoor pool and hot tub area with lounging chairs enhance the cozy atmosphere of the hotel. Guest rooms come with wooden tables with two seats, feather pillows, CD players and work desks with office chairs. A 24-hour business center offers a public computer with high-speed Internet access, and the hotel has an express dry-cleaning service. Hotel staff provides coffee in the lobby; guests enjoy a daily breakfast of fresh fruit, juice and waffles.

Days Inn Kansas City-Worlds of Fun

Days Inn Kansas City-Worlds of Fun sits about 1.6 miles from the amusement park and about 15 miles from the Kansas City Zoo. The hotel is also within a four-mile drive of Longhorn Steakhouse and Applebee’s. A breakfast area with café-style tables and a small lobby sitting area with a couch and armchairs enhance the hotel’s warm and understated atmosphere. Unlike other area hotels, the Days Inn hotel has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Front-desk staff provides hygiene products, microwaves, cribs and mini refrigerators for guest rooms upon request, and the hotel also has an on-site limousine service. Some guest rooms come with multiple armchairs or sofas and desks with office chairs.

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