hello all. i am from KC (or near). i wanted to help all of you out with hotel options since this site has been a big help to myself and others. what you need to know is that the PEPC location is in downtown KC. this can be a very hectic and confusing place to be. you will be there during rush hour, and there are a lot of one way streets. here's the other thing. if you want to stay close to the PEPC, you are going to PAY to stay close. the cheapest hotel that i found is $100/night. that may not be much for some of you, but to those of us who know the city and suburbs, that is kinda pricey. the comfort inn and suites is .2 miles from the location and is the cheapest. the marriott, the hilton, and hotel phillips are .5 miles away but range from $129-$179/night. hope this helps! let me know if you have any questions.