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Higher Ground Hotel

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200 North Delaware, Independence, MO 64050
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Omaha, NE
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121 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Converted office building, surprisingly cozy. My king room was clean, spacious, and comfortable. This was the best sleep I've ever had away from home. The hotel was so quiet. My only regret is that I wasn't able to get to know the owners. My short interactions with them were lovely. They care about their hotel and their guests. I hope... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We would like to get to know you better also. We are glad that you were comfortable. Hope to see you again. More 

Kansas
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131 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The room was large and the bed comfortable. Felt like we had stepped back in time for everything older style. From the reviews, I did expect the 70's ambiance but felt the hotel was just lacking in character and charm. Breakfast was average.

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Higher Ground Hotel is a small (30 room or so) family-run hotel in a circa 1970's 3-story building located just off the town square in a residential neighborhood in Independence MO. President Harry Truman's house is about one block away and can be toured. Higher Ground Hotel is not fancy but it is very warm & welcoming and quiet, and... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words about Higher Ground Hotel. We work hard to keep the hotel clean and our guests comfortable. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon... More 

Greendale, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

What a find! This hotel is tiny with personal service from the owners. Can't rave enough about how clean it is. The price was right. Good breakfast. Great location. We felt very safe here. The 'prayer' is actually a poem that makes you feel welcome ...not religious at all, although we would have welcomed it had it been religious. We... More 

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

Thank you for your encouraging words about our hotel. We try hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable. Our Poem on the pillow is liked by 99% of the people that stay with us. It is just a little touch to make people at ease and feel welcome. Hope to see you again at Higher Ground Hotel. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Came to see the historic sights. The location- across the street from Truman's home. Couldn't beat location. Walking to town square and restaurants. Lovely garden, unfortunately a little chilly for us. Very clean. Quaint but updated. Spent two nights and Highly recommend.

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

Thank you for taking the time to let people know that you enjoyed your stay at Higher Ground. We try hard to make sure that everyone is comfortable and enjoys their time spent here with us. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Springfield, Missouri
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We will be back! Arrowhead stadium 10 minutes away! Owner gave us quick back road directions. Great restaurants within walking distance. Loved the jail restauraunt. Super clean rooms! All the amenities you could want. Non smoking building. Great hot breakfast! Owners are so kind and helpful. Secure building!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed staying with us at Higher Ground Hotel. We try hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable and feel welcome. Hope to see you again.... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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100 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is such a cute, sweet hotel. The room that we stayed in looked more like someone’s bedroom than a hotel room. We got actual keys to the room – real, physical keys – not digital key cards. One of the owners greeted us at the front desk when we checked in, and she was the same person staffing the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is nice to know that the hard work of our staff is noticed. We enjoy making sure that our guests are comfortable and happy at Higher Ground Hotel... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We stayed at Higher Ground Last weekend. What a little gem. This is a hybrid hotel, somewhere between a B&B and hotel. Nice homey common areas, beautiful gardens all set in quiet neighborhood. Safe to walk at night. We checked in and walked 4 blocks to town square for dinner. Eclectic homes lined the street, all nicely restored! There are... More 

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

Thank you so much for noticing how hard our gardener works to maintain our courtyard area. The garden was extra beautiful this year. Hope to see you again at Higher Ground someday. More 

Layton, Utah
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

First let me say that this was a great place to stay and very cute mom and pop atmosphere about it. However, we were charged $60 more then our confirmation receipt showed. The lady up front said they would take it off but never did. Frustrating being billed more then you were thinking.

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

Sorry that you were under the impression that you did not receive the credit promised. I personally credited you the amount promised. You checked out without picking up a receipt, so you will not know until your credit card statement arrives. These things happen sometimes and we want to be sure that there is no misunderstanding. We work hard every... More 

Tulsa, OK
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54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is a small hotel--30 rooms. Exceptionally clean, both rooms and common areas. This is located VERY close to the Truman Presidential Library and several other historic places to visit. It's located in a neighborhood so easy to just "take a walk" like President Truman did every day. It is only about 20 minutes from the Plaza Area/Art District in... More 

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