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Higher Ground Hotel

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200 N Delaware St, Independence, MO 64050-2633
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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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twovettes wrote a review Jun 2020
Blakeslee, Pennsylvania3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stopped for the night. Cannot say enough, the rooms were very comfortable ( bed was amazing). Our view of garden was relaxing. The garden was very calming and peaceful. The owners were welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly May have to go back since although MO was open the mayor of Independence closed the town. We wanted to see Truman’s house (across the street) and eat at a local restaurant. Maybe next time In these dats support Independent hotel owner Worth it!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Moreta Hartman, General Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded Jun 29, 2020
It was a pleasure meeting you and your group of people. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our garden is extra beautiful this year, as there has been extra time for gardening due to the slowdown. We hope to see you again soon. We look forward to things returning to normal. I'm sure everyone does.
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Tina wrote a review Jan 2020
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I stayed 3 nights at this Hotel while in Independence, MO for Rural Carriers Academy for the USPS. The first night I got checked in pulled around back to park got out to get the cart to take my stuff to the room and locked my door got back to the car with the cart and realized I had locked my keys in the car. They were very helpful and concerned. Brought me tools to try and unlock it, then got a flashlight and shined light on the lock button and handle so I could see. The next morning I got a very friendly call to see if I had gotten into my car and if I hadn't he could give me a ride to training. I was greeting with a how was your day when arriving back after class and a good morning have a good day when I was leaving. I will recommend this hotel to everyone needing to stay in Independence and for sure for anyone coming to RCA Academy.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded Jan 30, 2020
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Higher Ground Hotel. We are always eager to help our guests with any problem that they might have. Your hero husband saved the day when he drove for hours to bring you a spare set of keys. So glad that it worked out just fine. We hope to see you and your family again at our hotel.
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Traveller-930 wrote a review Dec 2019
Warwick, United Kingdom271 contributions123 helpful votes
Unusual hotel with an overall feel of stepping inside someone's house. Large rooms with good beds. The breakfast wasn't great, a bit too basic, and after the first day we decided to find other options in downtown. Nice and quiet location off the main road but within easy walking distance of all the Truman sights.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded Dec 10, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you liked our hotel and its location near all of the Historic Sites available in Independence. Harry S. Truman's home is right across the street from the Hotel. We are located in a Historic District full of interesting homes and an easy walk to Independence Square with its 9 restaurants and shops, plus other attractions. We hope to see you again at Higher Ground Hotel.
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jjcoffman wrote a review Nov 2019
Parker, Colorado1,075 contributions190 helpful votes
We chose this spot because it was close to our rental we were doing some work on, and because they had free hot breakfast. It was perfect. The rooms were great and the breakfast delicious and filling. When we’re back in town we will stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded Nov 30, 2019
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our scrambled eggs and sausage, with all of the fix-ins, is very popular with our guests. We thank you for the compliments and we look forward to seeing you again at Higher Ground Hotel.
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hjt35650 wrote a review Oct 2019
Moulton, Alabama49 contributions3 helpful votes
The Higher Ground Hotel is in a great location across from the Harry S Truman home. It is clean. Staff is friendly. Public sitting areas makes it feel like a bread and breakfast. Cozy rooms with eclectic furnishings. Not your typical chain hotel experience- in a good way
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded Oct 19, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is nice to hear that our hard work is appreciated. We make sure every day that our facility is clean and comfortable for our guests. Yes, our location is really special. Across the street from Harry S. Truman's home run by the U.S. Park Sevice and next door to the Noland Home, another museum run by the Park Service. We are walking distance to 9 restaurants, shops, movie theater, and a really cute Bowling Alley. There are also several other Historic Sites within walking distance. We hope to see you again at Higher Ground Hotel .
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$120 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMissouriIndependence
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Higher Ground Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Higher Ground Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate (0.6 miles), Harry S. Truman Library and Museum (0.7 miles), and Harry S Truman National Historic Site (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Higher Ground Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Higher Ground Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Higher Ground Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Higher Ground Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ophelia's Restaurant & Inn, A Little BBQ Joint, and Cafe Verona.
Does Higher Ground Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Higher Ground Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Higher Ground Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Independence.
Are any cleaning services offered at Higher Ground Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Higher Ground Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate (0.6 miles), Harry S Truman National Historic Site (0.5 miles), and Vaile Mansion (1.1 miles).
Is Higher Ground Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.