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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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  • 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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Bakersfield, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great hotel in the heart of Independence, just a couple of blocks from the square. It was very clean and the staff are so friendly. I really appreciate the garden. It is one of the prettiest things around and it was so peaceful.

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

Thank you for your kind words. Our garden is a labor of love. Our gardener works on it almost daily to keep it beautiful for our guests. It is a great place to visit with friends and family. We look forward to your return to Higher Ground Hotel... More

Wichita, Kansas, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to rank this 3 instead of the 4 I gave it. I gave it a 4 since it is exceptionally clean. It is very there quiet too. Seems like a good fit for the over 65 crowd. The beds are low which was odd, comfortable though. Nice pillows. The bad: The building is an re-purposed office building and... More

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

Thank you for noting our cleanliness. We work hard at it . On another note most people like our décor. We get constant complements on the Antiques and Real Art displayed in our common areas and in the rooms. The room that you were in is 420 square feet with two king size beds, a seating area and a dining... More

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is so quaint. Keurig machines in each room. Comfortable beds. Very clean. Breakfast each morning. Plus, it's in a quiet neighborhood location. It's across from President Truman's house and two blocks from the square.

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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 3 weeks ago

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 August 6, 2014

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 August 6, 2014

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 August 4, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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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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