Hotel + Travel

2023 Storybound Fest will take place at Kansas City Marriott Downtown. We have secured a hotel room block from Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22, 2023. The hotel room block is open to all attendees. Hotel and travel expenses are not included in 2023 Storybound Fest ticket prices. Every attendee (including authors and vendors) are in charge of their hotel and travel expenses. 

Kansas City Marriott Downtown - Kansas City Convention Center

Kansas City Marriott Downtown

200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Book your hotel here:

Discounted rate: $189 + taxes per night (based on availability)

The hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-out. In addition, there is a $1.50 city development fee per room, per night, which is also taxable.

There will be complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms & access to fitness center for all overnight guests.

Check-in: 3:00 pm CT
Check-out: 12:00 pm CT

Room block cut-off date: Thursday, June 29, 2023

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Kansas City Marriott Downtown will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods.

Kansas City Marriott Downtown hotel requires Storybound Fest to be financially liable for unused sleeping rooms. The sleeping room rate covers the cost of meeting space, upkeep, and utilities of the hotel. Staying at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown hotel also provides you with the benefit easy accessibility to meetings and sessions and the opportunity to meet with authors and readers after-hours. Please help Storybound Fest avoid unnecessary penalties by booking your sleeping room at Storybound Fest’s host hotel. Thank you!

Hotel Parking: 

  • Valet: $34 a day
  • Self-park Daily: $24 a day
  • Self-park Hourly: $4 an hour
  • Electric car charging stations are available

Airport Travel

Kansas City International Airport

The Kansas City International Airport is approximately 19.1 miles from Kansas City Marriott Downtown hotel. To book a Supershuttle, please call 800-258-3826 or 816-243-5000.

Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

The Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport is approximately 1.8 miles from Kansas City Marriott Downtown hotel.


Uber and/or Lyft services are available in the Kansas City area.


If you have any questions about hotel and travel, please email