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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seminole, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Omaha, Nebraska
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Denver, Colorado
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20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I'm glad I booked into this hotel for two nights recently. The main reason was the location, in the heart of Independence where I wanted to visit the Truman library and other sites. The good reviews here on TA were also helpful. Check-in was easy. The proprietors were friendly. It's a unique hotel, and I like that. As other reviews... More

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Branson, Missouri
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18 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This hotel is very near the courthouse square and the Truman Library, very convenient. I choose it because of the affordability, but found the convenience was great. I was a short drive to downtown Kansas City where I visited Union Station, and equally close to Lees Summit where I met with family. The building is a converted events center so... More

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Newark, Ohio
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Higher Ground Hotel is a fine and affordable option for accommodations in Independence, MO. The hotel building was once a set of offices, as well as a religious retreat. The rooms are simple, but comfortable – providing most of the expected basic amenities for its guests. The innkeepers are a passionate and cheery bunch – I wish I could... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a good spot for Truman fans as it's an easy walk to the museum and across the street from his house. It's also close to KC. The hotel is clean and accommodating. The breakfast is standard continental, does the job. I agree with the other post though, turn off the Fox News. It's annoying even in the background.... 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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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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