by Karon Warren
Originally opened in 2002, the Sheraton Overland Park has undergone some renovation and expansion to become the family-friendly hotel it is today. Located next door to the Overland Park Convention Center, the Sheraton Overland Park provides a unique blend of thriving meeting space with more intimate, family-friendly spaces like the outdoor patio. This could be why many business travelers bring their families along on business trips.
But, more than that, these business travelers and families are staying throughout the weekend, when the hotel transforms into a leisure destination for families. Families flock to the indoor swimming pool and outdoor terrace, where they enjoy hours of relaxation. Throw in onsite dining and spacious accommodations, and you’ll start to understand why the Sheraton Overland Park is such a great lodging choice for families.
Our Editor Loves
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Onsite dining
- Connecting rooms and suites available
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Onsite Dining
Find the Best Price for Your Stay
The Sheraton Overland Park maintains 412 guestrooms and suites, and connecting rooms are available. Guestrooms include a bathtub/shower combo (except accessible rooms), a refrigerator, coffeemaker, a complimentary in-room safe, and flat-screen TV. Cribs are free upon request; be sure to ask for one when booking your reservation so the staff can set it up and have it ready upon your arrival. Also, rollaway beds are available for a fee of $25 per day, and should be requested at booking.
Standard guestrooms come with one bottle of complimentary Dasani bottled water per day for duration of stay. Suites and club-level guestrooms receive two bottles of complimentary Dasani bottled water per day for duration of stay. Additional bottled water (Fiji) is available in the room for a fee of $2 per bottle. (SPG rewards members will receive additional complimentary bottled water during their stay.) To stay plugged in, guestrooms have a small power strip on the nightstand, and the lamp desk has two outlets. Additional outlets are found throughout the room.
Standard Guest Room
Measuring approximately 334 square feet, this standard guestroom contains either one king bed or two queen beds, nightstand, chair, small chest, work desk and chair. It typically sleeps four guests.
Deluxe King Room
With a little more room thanks to its corner location, this guestroom measures approximately 400 square feet. It contains a king bed, nighstands, chairs, small table, small chest, and work desk and chair. This room is best for families of three, with the addition of a rollaway bed or crib.
Sheraton Club Level Room
These guestrooms are essentially the same as the standard guestroom, but with extra amenities. These include upgraded bath amenities, bathrobe, free Wi-Fi, and access to the Club Lounge --Â including daily continental breakfast, all-day snacks and beverages, and evening hors d'oeuvres.
With 676 square feet, this two-room suite features a bedroom with either a king bed or two queen beds, a chair, a chest with flat-screen TV, and nightstand. In the separate living area, there is a double-size sleeper sofa, two chairs, an ottoman, a desk and chair, and a small chest with flat-screen TV. This room also includes upgraded bath amenities and a bathrobe.
Coming in at 1,040 square feet, this two-room suite features a separate bedroom with king bed, nightstand, chairs, small table, and chest with flat-screen TV. In the separate living room, you'll find a board room table with seating for eight, a sitting area with sofa, chair, side tables and coffee table, and a chest with flat-screen TV. In addition, there are two and a half baths, along with upgraded bath amenities and a bathrobe.
by Matthew H
We decided to stay here for a somewhat weekend getaway. I rented the room online and was pleased to find that we were able to check at 1 pm vice the normal time of 3 pm. The room was ok and to be honest I wasn't really sure what to expect as the pictures online showed two different types of rooms. It seemed as if they had some from updated junior suites and some from older junior suites. Needless to say, I got an older style as you can see in the pictures. Immediately I noticed some cosmetic issues with the room that I am not really sure are consistent with a $300 a night suite. For example, outlet covers were damaged, walls were dirty, shower seals were not in the best shape, not all the furniture looked well maintained (you can see all this in the pictures). At check-in, I was delighted to find that we had access to the club lounge (which is always a major plus) and I think there was an extra fee for that. The lounge provides drinks, seating area, cappacino machine, snacks, and it is where the breakfast is provided. The walls seemed to be sufficiently sound proofed as we didn't hear much when in the suite, even with a major soccer outing happening that weekend. Furthermore, because I have 3 children we always make sure there is a pool and this one was great, no complaints there. The television did have an excellent on demand section with movies that are still in theatres and not available to rent elsewhere yet. We decided to watch the new IT movie once the kids went to bed. We ordered room service as well later in the evening. I want to point out that IT WAS THE BEST ROOM SERVICE I'VE HAD! Great job to the staff, we ordered some goodies and it was on time with the estimated time they gave us. And again, it was amazing... Probably better than some restaurants in the area. The staff in general was great. Even the lounge staff was especially friendly and made conversation with the kids which is always nice. The major negative feedback I have, that I know probably can't be fixed, is that you have to take a separate elevator to get to the parking area (if you opt out of doing valet). For example, I was on the 4th floor so to get to my car I had to take an elevator to the main level then walk about 500 feet to a separate elevator and then you get to the door to the outside parking area. There were no handicap parking areas in the front of the hotel only 2 spots for 15 minute parking for check ins, that wasn't great either.
-I rented a junior suite that in my opinion was slightly sub-par for the price. The website has pictures of other suites so they aren't consistent with what you'll actually get.
-Room Service was exceptional
-TV on demand selection was amazing (however slightly pricey at 19.99 to rent a movie for 1 day)
-pool was average
-Staff was great
-Lounge was very good and well stocked
by Ryan L
I stayed at the Sheraton Overland Park Convention Center for two nights while in the area for business. Hotel was decent overall, but rooms were not up to the standard that you would expect for the price. Staff was very helpful when there were issues with the first room I checked in to. I would say that overall this hotel’s rooms need refreshed.
The indoor heated saltwater swimming pool is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. The pool has a maximum depth of 5 feet, and a minimum depth of 3 feet. There are lounge chairs, tables and chairs spread around the pool. If needed, the hotel has additional chairs it can bring out for guests.
Towel service is provided. No lifeguard is on duty. Guests 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Guest room key is required to access the pool area. Bathrooms are located just outside the entry door to the pool area.
Note: No outside food or glassware is permitted in the pool area. In addition, guests are not permitted to go in and out between the pool area and the outdoor patio. Once you exit the pool area onto the patio, you must circle back around through the hotel and re-enter the pool area using your room key.
Also located in the pool area, the indoor whirlpool is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., and has a maximum depth of 3 feet. No lifeguard is on duty. Guests 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
On weekends, the hotel usually sets up games on the outdoor patio behind the pool. These games include giant Jenga, corn hole, Connect 4, and others. Also, in the green space between the hotel and the convention center (access is downstairs by the meeting spaces), guests are welcome to bring their own games to play on the grass. For example, Frisbee, hula hoops and Nerf football are welcome. Baseballs, bats and other sporting equipment is not permitted due to the small size of the green space.
Op1906 Bar & Grille
Located in the hotel lobby, the Op1906 Bar & Grille serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast is served from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m on Saturday and Sunday. Lunch is offered daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner is served nightly from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Bar and lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to midnight on Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Food is served nightly until 11 p.m.
For breakfast, guests may choose between a breakfast buffet or order from an a la carte breakfast menu. The breakfast buffet includes a variety of items, such as oatmeal and cereal, scrambled eggs, breakfast meats, breakfast breads and pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, juices, and smoothie shots. Adults price is $15. Kids ages 4 to 12 will receive one half-price buffet with purchase of one adult buffet. Kids 3 and younger will receive one free buffet with the purchase of one adult buffet.
Breakfast a la carte items range from fresh fruit and berries, yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal, and continental breakfast to egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, side dishes like fruit, hash browns, and breakfast meats, and beverages. In addition, there is a kids' breakfast menu that features cereal, pancakes, scrambled eggs, and fruit. All kids' menu items are $4.
Guests having lunch or dinner at the restaurant can choose from the all-day menu, which features appetizers, entree salads, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees such as steak and fries, pan-roasted salmon, blackened shrimp, homestyle meatloaf, and smoked chicken. The kids' all-day menu (which doubles as a color sheet) offers soup, pasta, chicken tenders, mini burger, cheese quesadilla, and chicken breast salad. Prices range from $4 to $7. The kids' menu also has ice cream, chocolate chip cookies with milk, and seasonal berries for dessert. All are $4 each.
Open Wednesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight (weather permitting), hotel guests can enjoy an adult beverage or light meal on the patio behind the pool. In addition to a selection of adult beverages, the menu offers a selection of small plates --Â think buffalo wings, quesadillas, hummus platter or cheese fries --Â as well as large plates like a burger, sandwiches and a cheese platter.
A room service menu is included in the informational packet placed in every guestroom. Guests actually can place their breakfast order by completing and placing the order menu on their room door prior to 2 a.m. each night. Menu items are similar to those listed above for the restaurant.
Breakfast room service is available from 6 to 11 a.m. An all-day room service menu is available from 11 a.m. to midnight, and, again, features similar items to those listed for the restaurant above. A similar kids' menu also is available for room service, both for breakfast and all-day.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Check-in time is 3 p.m., with check-out by noon.
The Sheraton Overland Park does charge guests for wireless internet access, and, in addition, guests are limited to a specific number of devices depending on the internet plan they purchase. However, members of the hotel's SPG rewards program will receive free Internet access. It is free to join the SPG rewards program.
When families check in, all children are allowed to choose a free gift from a goody basket. This basket contains such treats as small beach balls, water squirters and other kid-friendly treats. The hotel also sells welcome amenities that can be prepared in your room for arrival. These include snacks, beverages and special occasion treats. Talk with the hotel for specific packages and pricing.
The hotel maintains a 24-hour fitness center for guests. The facility contains free weights, a weight machine, a weight bench, exercise mats and balls, hand weights and cords, and cardio machines (five treadmills, three elliptical machines, three bikes). Water, regular towels and cooling towels (kept in mini-refrigerator) are provided. Guestroom key is required for entry.
For guests traveling with a car, the hotel does provide valet service for $18 per night, with in/out privileges. Or, guests may opt for the complimentary self-parking.
Guests with a SPG rewards membership will receive free Wi-Fi and free bottled water during their stay. They also will earn points for future rewards, as well as receive member rates and discounts on their room rates. However, to qualify, they must book their room through the Starwood website; bookings through third-party sites may void any SPG rewards members' benefits.
The hotel does allow dogs weighing less than 40 pounds to stay with their families for free.
The Art of Smart Timing
The Sheraton Overland Park stays busy year-round thanks to its close proximity to the Overland Park Convention Center. That being said, the hotel does see lower occupancy during the last two weeks of August, around spring break in March, and from Christmas through the first week of January.
The closest airport to the Sheraton Overland Park is the Kansas City International Airport, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The hotel does not provide shuttle service, so it will be necessary to arrange for a taxi, Uber or rental car. A one-way taxi ride from the airport to the hotel is approximately $60.
Because there is no local shuttle service provided by the Sheraton Overland Park, it will be necessary to have a rental car or arrange for taxi or Uber service. The hotel is conveniently located to Overland Park's many attractions as well as its dining and shopping destinations, so travel time does not take long.
For Mom and Dad
Parents able to slip away for some alone time won't have to go far for an intimate night out. If the patio is open during your stay, definitely head outside, where you can enjoy a cocktail from the Op1906 Patio bar. Relax by one of the fire pits, or take in the view from this elevated terrace. If you like, you can enjoy a small plate al fresco, or head back inside for dinner for two at Op1906 Bar and Grille. Afterward, head back to the patio to enjoy a night under the stars and one more cocktail before calling it a night.