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Serendipity Bed and Breakfast

116 S Pleasant, Independence, MO 64050
Serendipity Bed and Breakfast
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Why you might want to stay here: -It was clean. We didn't notice any musty smell that other reviewers have mentioned. -Good firm mattress -Enough hot water and decent water pressure -Our room (I think it was End of Trails Suite) had a small but useable kitchen -It's quiet, no street noise at all as the carriage house is behind... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

As a result of this experience I am literally turned off bed and breakfast experiences for the forsee able future. The woman in charge is clearly not mentally stable and viciously rude and condescending to boot. I have never been so uncomfortable in my entire life and will never again book a place based on a brochure without checking reviews... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I travel for the government and wanted to try something new, so I chose this location. I am a professional and have traveled all around the world, both in the military and as a civilian, and have never treated so abruptly or rudely. Susan, who supposedly owns the place, hug up the phone on me several times, which eventually went... More 

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Highland, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

My wife and I and our 3 children stayed in 2 rooms in the coach house. The upstairs room was a bit warm at first but it cooled down to a comfortable temperature by nightfall. The downstairs room was better temperature controlled. Both rooms smelled quite musty. The beds were comfortable and the living room and kitchen were a functional... More 

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Serendipity is an old Victorian era house now operated as a B&B. We were in a spacious suite in the coach house, complete with its own kitchen. The entire place is crammed with antiques which might be a bit overdone for some folks, and might lend an "old" smell. (If you have a house full of antiques you'll know what... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Very nice place! The owner was very pleasant, the breakfasts were fantastic, and the suite was spacious and clean. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast. My sister, my son and I had a wonderful time.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

My wife and I make it a habit to try new B&D's as often as possible. For us, getting to know the hosts is often the highlight of the trip. Our stay at Serendipity, however was a rude awakening. When we checked in, we were asked to pay in advance. The host would only let us barely in the front... More 

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indpendence, missouri
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I called the business to find out the availability for a night. I asked whether or not they had a hottub, the lady (who claimed she owns the bed and breakfast) replied by saying I should call around to another place.. there was no room for people like me there? what is that suppose to mean... and hung up on... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

If you want to stay really close to the historical sites and experience true history, the Serendipity B&B will offer you that. We thourouly enjoyed our stay and would return to visit again. Be sure to ask for the tour of the house from Susan and Doug and ride in the 1927 Buick. Great place to stay.

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Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

We hated this place but stayed for 3 nights because we had pre paid. The pre payment policy should have been a clue to avoid staying here. We did talk with another couple at breakfast who decided they would move on to a hotel and forfeit their pre payment. In hindsight, we should have cut our losses and just left... More 

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