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Clayton, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pros: Very quaint hotel. Nice and quiet. Beautiful garden. We had the family suite with bunk beds, good size room. Loved how hotel was decorated and furnished. Cons: breakfast was almost obsolete, we went elsewhere. We needed an iron and I was told I had go to the lower level and get a iron and ironing board. Ummmm, I was... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location, exceptionally clean, very good breakfast , owners were very friendly and accommodating, wonderful outdoor garden to relax in, rooms clean and quiet, beds confortable. Highly recommend this place if you are coming to KC.

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Warren, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay at this hotel whenever we visit Independence. The owners are warm and friendly, and the atmosphere is perfect. The decor is lovely, and accommodations are perfect for what we want. Rooms are cozy, and the garden is lovely. Easy access to historic locations; across the street from the Truman home, and an easy walk to the library. I... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We have enjoyed seeing you again during your recent stay. We work hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable and we are glad and encourged that your stay was enjoyable. More 

Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was unsure about booking this hotel, but I was pleased. It's an old building (my teenager was openly doubting my choice when we pulled up), but it's very clean inside. The room was spacious and clean, and the staff was friendly. If you are attending a Royals or Chiefs game, this is a great place to stay. It's close,... More 

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

Thank you so much for trying Higher Ground Hotel. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. We are only 3.9 miles from the Chiefs and Royals Stadium. Our Building is in a Historic District and is a Mid-Century Modern Structure. We are not allowed to make any Exterior Changes to the Building.... More 

Elgin, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is tucked into a neighborhood with a great location. Walking distance to downtown Independence and the Visitors Center. Hotel has all the amenities you could want or need. Upscale and friendly. I cant imagine staying at any other place in Independence!!

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Thank Melinda P
moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you had a pleasant stay with us and look forward to seeing you again at Higher Ground Hotel... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint hotel right across from the Truman house. It is beautiful inside and is very clean and spacious. We had a room with bunk beds for the kids. The owners are friendly and old-school. We have stayed in a lot of hotels over the years and I have to say this is one of our favorites. The... More 

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

Thank you so much for noticing our efforts to make our hotel welcome for families. We work very hard to maintain our cleanliness. We do have a large room with 2 king size beds and a set of Bunk Beds. It is used often by families traveling to our area. We hope to see you again at Higher Ground Hotel. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family chose this hotel for a family weekend. The staff was very nice and the rooms were well equipped, extremely clean, and comfortable. When we asked for directions to Kaufman field, the man behind the desk gave a very colorful description of the directions. His directions were spot on! I would stay here again.

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

Thank you for your kind words concerning our hotel. We do provide guests with directions to Kaufmann Field. We are only 3.9 miles from the stadium. We have a short cut availbable that comes out right into the parking lot. Hope to see you again soon at Higher Ground Hotel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was great and filled with antiques. The staff were extremely helpful in providing dining choices and maps to the stadium. The breakfast was good. We felt extremely comfortable at this hotel and would definitely stay again!

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Thank Heather S
moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We do display Antiques from all over the world at Higher Ground Hotel. We have many interesting stories to tell about the Antique Items. Our Hot Breakfast is usually eggs and sausage with fruit, cereral,yogert, bread products, juice, coffe and tea. It suits most people. Hope to see you again. More 

Grand Prairie, Texas
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great boutique hotel across the street from the Truman Home. Minutes from the Truman Library and Courthouse Square. We found the hotel on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. Nicely decorated common areas and comfortable rooms. Continental breakfast was the usual fare. Would stay here again if in the area.

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

Thank you for your encourging words about our hotel. We work hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable. We are across the street from Harry Truman's home and less than a mile from his library. We are also the only hotel in the Historic District. Hope to see you again soon. More 

utah
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48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We were impressed with this hotel in the wonderful friendly staff, the clean rooms and the great breakfast. The Internet we pretty good also. There was a wonderful breakfast provided in the morning. The rooms were quiet and spacious. There was a historic charm about the hotel and it was close to the Truman Mansion and several other historic sites... More 

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

Hello: Thank you for your kind words about Higher Ground Hotel. We do have large rooms like a Double King with a set of Bunk Beds. We host many large families and are set up to make sure that they are comfortable and happy. We even provide free Cd's to watch on in room Blue-Ray Players. Kids especially enjoy this... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Higher Ground Hotel

Address: 200 North Delaware, Independence, MO 64050
Location: United States > Missouri > Independence
Price Range: $107 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Higher Ground Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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