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“Accomodating staff nice pool surprising quality for the size of the town.” 4 of 5 stars
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Appletree Inn
201 North 8th Street, Independence, KS 67301   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Independence
Peoria, Arizona
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Accomodating staff nice pool surprising quality for the size of the town.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

The service was pretty darn good, they managed to get us 2 adjoining rooms in spite of the reunion that was in town that weekend. My (elderly) mother was commenting about back pain and one of the girls cleaning her room (volunteered) brought a warming pad for her bed which helped immensely. The staff manning the breakfast bar was always cheerful and helpful, even when dealing with a full spilled cup of hot coffee. The location was very convenient, right downtown. The only drawback I found was the bed which was just a bit too narrow for 2 adults, but was otherwise quite comfortable (and I think they have queen beds available in some of the other rooms). Definitely a recommend if you happen to be needing a hotel in Independence, KS.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kansas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009

We were impressed with the cleanliness of the rooms and the pool area. The kids enjoyed the pool area, while we visited with family at the nearby tables.
There was a mix up with our room at arrival, but it was corrected in minutes with a smile.
The breakfast was great with cereal, donuts, muffins, yogurt, biscuits and gravy, waffles, french toast, breakfast sandwiches, coffee and juice. This made up for the price of the hotel,in our opinion.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KS
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

We had a very upsetting experience with money taken by a maid (namely Angela and/or her accomplices), and no compensation from the manager for our stay. Here's what happened - We had reserved 3 rooms for us and our adult children for a family wedding. We arrived at midnight and went straight to bed. The next morning I went down to the continental breakfast with my children. I called my husband to come down since he was still sleeping and breakfast time was about to end. He got up quickly, checked his wallet and counted over $700 but did not put it in his pocket since he just pulled on some gym shorts for breakfast. He slightly tucked his wallet next to his suitcase and hurried down to breakfast at 9:30a.m. We both walked back to the room at 10:30 a.m. and found the maid still vacuuming. My husband walked in and noticed his wallet was pulled out from under and unfolded. The maid quickly unplugged her vacuum and headed down the hall. My husband ran down after her and questioned her. She said "I don't have it" and proceded to show him her apron pockets. We got the manager and he came to our room, listened and called the police. Of course, it could not be found. There is absolutely no question that an employee stole it. The 1 hour that we were gone to breakfast is when the maid(s) cleaned. Worse yet the manager gave us no discount. We lost $700-800 in cash and paid $600 for 3 rooms for 2 nights. Then, the clerk at the front desk had the audacily to defend the guilty employee and offer no costumer service whatsoever and tell me I had no right to talk to the maid. What a complete lack of courtesy, empathy and humanity.

Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Wichita, Kansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2009

Just stayed there yesterday on1/3/08. Hotel was clean, staff was very friendly and efficent, requested a rollaway it was already in the room when we got there. Pool area was beautiful and pool was warm a pleasent surprise. Room had large flat screen mounted on wall, refrig and microwave in room very nice. A little disappoinetd in breakfast, was more like a embelished continental breakfast with some frozen sausages and waffles you had to heat up yourself. But overall a great place to stay.

  • Liked — The Pool
  • Disliked — The breakfast
  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2008

We stayed at the Appletree Inn over the Labor Day weekend.

They offer a buffet breakfast. Upon checking in we inquired if we could pay for family to join us at breakfast. We were told, you are our guests, they are your guests and are welcome to join you at breakfast. We were pleasantly surprised. The breakfast buffet was always fully stocked. The food was fresh and delicious.The coffee pots were never empty

The hotel was immaculate. The staff was more than friendly. We were treated more like family.

We highly recommend the Appletree Inn.

  • Liked — The overall friendly attitude.
  • Stayed September 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2008

The Appletree Inn is the only REAL hotel in town, and the only place to stay in comfort. Independence is a small town approx. 10,000 and this is the only place to stay that is IN TOWN and not in the outskirts on a major US highway. The staff is wonderfully helpful and was willing to make accomodation for whatever we asked. HIghly recommended!

Stayed August 2007
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Kansas
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24 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2008

I spent two nights at the Apple Tree. I had to drive in a night early due to pending bad weather and they were very accomodating. The hotel appears to be newly remodeled and was exceptionally clean. My room had a microwave, frig, and a comfy recliner. The bed was very hard and I didn't sleep well because of that. However, the room was quiet and dark in the morning when the curtain was closed. The bonus was the brand new flat screen on the wall.

Be sure that you visit the Little House on the Prairie homesite while in Independence!

  • Liked — The TV
  • Disliked — The bed
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Appletree Inn

Address: 201 North 8th Street, Independence, KS 67301
Location: United States > Kansas > Independence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Independence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 64
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