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Higher Ground Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   200 North Delaware, Independence, MO 64050
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Ranked #4 of 17 hotels in Independence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would not have chosen this place, but I signed up for the Murder Mystery weekend package at the hotel. It is a dated hotel. The room was large but with dated décor. The bed was not overly comfortable, but not uncomfortable. The weird thing is the bed sits only about a foot from the floor. It was like lying... More

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moretajunehartman, General Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for noting our efforts to keep the hotel as clean as possible. On your other comments, our hotel is a Mid Century Modern building in a Historic District. We are not allowed by our City Historic Commission to make any changes to the building. We have chosen to decorate with 19th century Chinese and English Antiques and color.... More

Norwood, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Uniquely situated in the most historic part of Independence, a few steps from President Harry S. Truman's home, close by the Presidential museum and library, not far from Independence Square, this Modern Style 30 room hotel offers an artfully crafted balance of antique vignettes, very high quality public sitting/working spaces, cheery colors, thoughtfully posted information, lush 'waterfall' fed koi pond... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delight to find this wonderful hotel with a B&B feel. Extremely reasonably priced, lovely decor, friendly owners, really clean and comfortable, and totally secure. We totally enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

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Jefferson City, MO
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small hotel with a bed and breakfast feel. Loved the decor - antiques. Beautiful garden. Room was supper nice and clean. We didn't have a window, but we had a large sky light. Very quiet. Breakfast was great!

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Seminole, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was expecting more after reading the reviews. My husband and I had a room with a queen size bed which seemed a perfectly good choice, but I wasn't expecting the room to be so small and I certainly wasn't expecting it to not have a window! Isn't that against fire codes? The room is clean though, and the Keurig... More

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moretajunehartman, Owner at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

The Queen Rooms in our hotel are the smallest rooms and the least expensive. They either have a window or a skylight. Your room must have had a skylight. They are among our most popular rooms, since you can see the stars at night. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your skylight. If you ever return to Higher... More

Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife found Higher Ground when looking for a place to stay when we went to see the Kansas City Royals play. The hotel is right across the street from Harry S. Truman's home. The rooms are nice. They're updated with flat screen televisions, nice modern digital clocks and there is a Keurig coffee maker (made my wife happy). The... More

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moretajunehartman, Owner at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you again at Higher Ground Hotel... More

Lawrence, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went for the murder mystery weekend. This was our 5th murder mystery weekend, but our first at the Higher Ground Hotel. It was an exceptional value for the price. The murder mystery was very fun. The mystery dinner were great. The play centered around Truman (whose house is across the street). The actors interacted with the guest and tragedy... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We loved this little unique hotel. They have a beautiful courtyard, comfortable beds, and welcoming atmosphere. Clean, clean, clean!!!! Breakfast was very nice as well. It is right across the street from the Truman Home. Within walking distance of good places to eat. Guests are quiet and courteous as well.

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Springfield, Missouri
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I booked this hotel according to other Trip Advisor reviews and was very glad I did. The room was cute, very clean and the bed was comfortable. It even had a Keurig coffee maker with a variety of K-cups. This hotel was close to downtown Independence activities and right across the street from the Truman Home. Staff was awesome and... More

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Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We can't say enough good things about Higher Ground. Friendly, clean, affordable. This is by far one of the best places we've ever stayed at in our travels over the years. We will always stay at Higher Ground in the future when visiting the Independence, MO area. Thank you for a pleasant experience.

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Address: 200 North Delaware, Independence, MO 64050
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Location: United States > Missouri > Independence
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Higher Ground Hotel 2.5*
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Higher Ground Hotel is a boutique hotel located in a wonderful Historic District across the street from Harry S. Truman's home and close to his library and other attractions. We are within 3 blocks of Independence Square surrounding the Historic Courthouse. There are many restaurants and shops on the Square, plus a movie theater and a bowling alley. There are several museums in our area and many fun things to do like take a covered wagon ride around the area. The hotel has a beautiful garden where you can relax. We have a large selection of Blue Ray Movies that you can watch free in one of our 2 lounges. You can also order High Tea in the Afternoon served in our library or your room. There is much to enjoy at Higher Ground Hotel. ... more   less 
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