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“Clean, stay out of front parking lot” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Truman Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4048 South Lynn Court, Independence, MO 64055 (Formerly Shoneys)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 17 hotels in Independence
Bennington, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Clean, stay out of front parking lot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Hotel was very clean. Front desk staff very nice. Would stay there again, just not park in the front parking lot. It is so small and you can get stuck there till other people finish checking in. Park in the back and walk up to the front of the hotel to check in. Otherwise you may be waiting a while.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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DaveParmar, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Truman Inn, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Miss Christine,

Thank you for your positive reviews on the cleanliness of our hotel and our staff’s responsiveness, it is an added motivation for our team to be able to be on top of our priority at work at all times. I appreciate your posting parking tips for other guests as well, grateful. I will evaluate that matter and implement corrective measures.

I sincerely hope we could have another opportunity of providing your next accommodation needs soon.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Spencer, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Though we usually stay in more upscale lodging, the Truman Inn was at the right location for us for a night's stay near a relative, and I'm glad we chose it. Our first impression was positive, as the exterior and lobby are very inviting, and the front desk manager was friendly and courteous.
The motel surely had been recently remodeled; with fresh paint and new bathroom fixtures and furniture, the room was quite pleasant. Sparkling white towels for the bath and clean smelling sheets on the comfortable bed were great.
Another reviewer commented on a loud air conditioner. Ours was so quiet we hardly noticed when it came on. A different reviewer commented on an odor they believed to be covering up the smell of smoke. There was a fairly strong, though pleasant, odor when we first arrived, but I didn't notice it later, even after leaving and returning. I never got the slightest hint of a cigarette smell. My suggestion would always be to ask for another room if you sense a problem; usually these things can be resolved. The real problem occurs when they are not taken care of.
I have nothing negative to say about this property. We definitely would choose to stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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DaveParmar, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Truman Inn, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hello cliving,

Thank you very much for the very inspiring, generous review for Best Western Truman.
Your comments indeed inspire us to be more productive in performing our responsibilities and be able to provide the best value service for all our guests. Indeed, things can be resolved with proper communications. Your reviews guide us to address our guests requirements and preferences accordingly.

I am sincerely grateful for appreciating our effort to implement a better, more inviting environment in our property.

We look forward to your next visit in our hotel again soon.
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White Lake, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The beds were the best, very comfortable. They provided a great list of places to eat with directions on how to get there. Breakfast was super. They have a pancake maker. Fresh and hot in about one minute.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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DaveParmar, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Truman Inn, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hello Miss Peggy,

Thank you for choosing to stay in Best Western Truman.

Your reviews complete our business and ensures we have successfully provided your most deserved accommodation for giving us your business. We are happy that we have served your breakfast to your liking.

We assure you, we will work our best to maintain the quality of services you enjoyed during your stay.

I look forward to your next visit in our hotel again soon.
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Fort Worth
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The staff at the hotel were extremely helpful. We were a large group and everyone was helpful with accommodating us. We used the pool and the breakfast area. They opened the conference room and started breakfast a bit early as there were so many of us. The breakfast was very good, as well, with a good variety. The only issue that people brought up was that some of the showers did not drain very well.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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DaveParmar, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Truman Inn, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hello Jason/Daniel K.,

We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay in Best Western Truman including your breakfast.

I apologize however for the inconvenience in the shower area. We assure you that this matter was already corrected and you will surely have a better stay on your next visit in our hotel.

Thank you very much for your business.
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Independence, Missouri, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Great location and accessible to many good restaurants and entertainment venues. A good price and quality while not having to spend the cost of staying in a big city location. Rooms are clean and service is excellent. Was not an issue for me but it should be noted that a railroad track is just to the west of the hotel and Interstate 70 runs parallel to the south side of hotel. During warm weather, enjoy the Sheridan's Ice Cream right next to hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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DaveParmar, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Truman Inn, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Mr. David T.,

We are grateful that you find our hotel convenient for your travel purpose and our services of good value. Receiving positive reviews from our guests motivate us even more to work for continuous improvement and provide our guests with nothing less than the best in return for giving us your business.

We look forward to your next visit in Best Western Truman.
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Tualatin, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Upon our trip home from Ohio to Oregon, after a brief stay over in Louisville, KY. My wife and I drove to Independence, MO. this Best Western reminds me of the old motels I used to stay at while traveling as a child with my parents. All room have outside access and parking right outside the door. Room was nice, however I do have to say the "red" shower was somewhat a surprise. We did not use the pool, however it looked really nice. Although the motel is right next to I-70 you could not hear the trucks as they pass thru. The breakfast in the morning was very good. Breakfast burittos, fresh fruit, pastries, pancakes, cereal, milk, juice,coffee & teas, Motel staff nice and helpful. I would recommend for all travelers.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Gaithersburg MD, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Very close to Kauffman Stadium and Truman library and museum the two places we wanted to visit. The room was clean and service outstanding. There was a good variety of options at breakfast. We would definitely stay there if we were in the area again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Also Known As:
Best Western Truman Hotel Independence
Best Western Independence
Best Western Truman Hotel
Independence Best Western
Address: 4048 South Lynn Court, Independence, MO 64055 (Formerly Shoneys)
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Location: United States > Missouri > Independence
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Independence
#5 Family Hotel in Independence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN Truman Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Best Western Truman Inn where the service is impeccable, the amenities top-notch and the accommodations are comfortable and affordable. This Missouri Best Western hotel offers guests convenient access to many area businesses, attractions, shopping and dining options in and around Independence. Guests staying at this Independence hotel will be treated to spacious guest rooms featuring cable satellite television, microwave, refrigerator and free high-speed Internet access. A complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning in the hotel's breakfast area. The Best Western Truman Inn is also equipped with an outdoor swimming pool for relaxing. The hospitable staff at the Best Western Truman Inn is ready to ensure a comfortable stay. Make a reservation today and save! ... more   less 
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