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Independence, Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly a boutique hotel. Previously a BB now a hotel...but very nice. The rooms were clean. It is located in the historical district of Independence. Harry Trumans home is across the street. You won't be disappointed.

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

Thank you for your kind words. Our location does work well for seeing the local historicial sites and we are walking distance of 9 restaurants and many shops. We hope to see you again at Higher Ground...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a convenient place to stay for visiting Truman sites and not the usual fare of chains. This unusual Inn redone in a old office space does the trick. It's not fancy, it's not classy, but it is clean, comfortable, and in its own way quite charming. Location is perfect to walk to NPS sites and good eating and...

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

Thank you for your kind responce. We are planning our spring garden at this time and it will be extra beautiful for the spring, summer and fall. We currently have it decorated for Christmas. The Hotel is all decked out for the Holidays. All of the Historical sites are also decorated, especially the Historical Homes that are available to tour....

Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Meticulously maintained office building retrofitted as a boutique hotel! We were pleasantly surprised by the color scheme and art work throughout this hotel. Bright and cheerful. Touches from days gone by ( the toilet seal - reminded me of the late 60s/70s when my brothers and I would fight over who would get to remove it, the wall mounted towel...

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

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We work hard to keep the hotel clean and our guests comfortable. We have recently upgraded all of our beds and most of them are new. If you ask for a firm bed next time, we will be happy to accomodate your wish. Glad you like our colorful decor. Most...

Pasadena, California
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Interesting hotel in an old office building, with very friendly hosts. Each room is different. Very large, clean room. Would love to give this hotel a higher rating but the mattresses were so hard as were the large foam pillows, this is what we remember the most. Room had a sitting area with lovely furniture, and two large windows. The...

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

Sorry that you did not find our beds comfortable. Most of them are new and we always buy firm mattresses, as most of our guests prefer that type of mattrass. Glad you enjoyed our beautiful garden.

Tyler, Texas, United States
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We loved the Higher Ground Hotel. From the moment we walked in the door we both had a feeling we were going to enjoy our stay. We first met Mauretta (owner) at the front desk. She was so warm and friendly. She made us feel welcome and gave us a few insights on the ins and outs of Independence. She...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We work hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable. The kindness that we extend to our clients is genuine, as we enjoy getting to know our guests. We are a unique hotel, even in our decor. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay . We hope to see you...

Reviewed October 22, 2016

Safe,Clean,Close to Truman Home and sites we wanted to visit. completely charming--quiet !! Complete surprise to find such a wonderful place to stay in the middle of a neighbor!! I highly recommend this hotel and hope I can visit Independence again and will stay at the Higher Ground Hotel again

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Higher Ground Hotel. The Historic neighborhood is convenient to Independence Square with its 9 restaurants, shops and other attractions. Harry Truman's home, run by the Park Service, is just across the street. Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again.

Saint Joseph, Missouri
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This was by far the cleanest hotel we have ever stayed at. Loved the bright colors and white bedding. Gave us the re-assurance that we were sleeping in a super clean bed. Room was huge, and felt like home. We were spending our anniversary weekend in KC for our anniversary and it was in the perfect location. Close to all...

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

Our Staff work hard to keep the hotel clean everyday. We are so happy that you noticed, as it takes much time to keep up our high standards. Our white comfortors do require alot of laundering, However we do not mind as they are comfy and clean. Our rooms are decorated to feel like home and to make our guests...

Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Such a wonderful place. Great hospitality. The decor is just beautiful. One of the cleanest ho hotels I've ever been in!! Hotel is right across from president Truman's home. Very centrally located. Not like a hotel chain with all the hustle and bustle. Nice a quite.

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

We are happy to pick up our guests at the Historic Train Station, closeby the hotel. Our hotel is close to all of the historic attractions that Independence has to offer. Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again.

Melbourne, Florida
Reviewed October 9, 2016

This hotel is perfectly located to explore the Independence/Kansas city area. It is in easy walking distance to the downtown and its restaurants, and is across the street from the Truman House. The Truman Library is near by. Kansas city is 15-20 minutes away. The hotel itself is very nice. Not fancy, but much more than adequate. The proprietors are...

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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely little hotel, super clean and comfortable. Beautiful.garden. Friendly proprietors. Located in a pretty neughborhood across the street from President Harry Trumans home and within walking distance of town and restaurants. Highly recommended!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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 N Delaware St, Independence, MO 64050-2633
Location: United States > Missouri > Independence
Price Range: $106 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Higher Ground Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Be advised that all rooms don't have windows.”
 of 5 bubbles Hobnail, Oct 5, 2016 | Read review
“Room was quaint and perfect for 2 overnight”
 of 5 bubbles Rob60450, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
“Call for a room reservation rather than making it online. The computer doesn't match the front desk records or something”
 of 5 bubbles patriciarL4943TS, Aug 20, 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the third floor; we had no problems whatsoever, but someone with health issues might want to stay on the 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles elizabethlF4177RI, Aug 16, 2016 | Read review
“Third floor rooms my favorite. Roomy and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles dmulligan41, Jul 17, 2016 | Read review
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