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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Hawthorn is a grand stone mansion outside Kansas City in a quiet neighborhood. We stayed in the Evans Room on the second floor. It was a spacious room with its own private bathroom and shower. The home is beautifully decorated with many intricate details. Jim and Wendy were very gracious hosts. Breakfast was great!! Everything was meticulous and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Our much needed business trip to transport a couple dogs to the KC are was turned into a little honeymoon treat! The room was beautiful and very comfortable. The home is outstanding and the innkeepers are a breath of fresh air! Best breakfast in independence :) we recommend the fruit platter add on!

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I have never really enjoyed a 'nice' B&B, the Hawthorn is probably the best there is for our needs. We enjoy being on our own but always knew that our hosts were only a phone call away. Where else can you go and have the run of someone else's home? We enjoyed being on our own to walk the gardens... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

A truly wonderful experience. We stayed for three nights and loved every minute. Great room, delicious food, super clean, and top notch service by very friendly hosts. Beautiful grounds. Highly recommended!

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Hawthorn15, Owner at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for recommending us and we are delighted you enjoyed your three day stay with us. Wendy works especially hard on our extensive gardens and grounds and it so nice when they are noticed! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have stayed at B and Bs across the country. We've had some great ones, a bunch of pretty good ones, and our share of scary bad ones. Hawthorn is easily among the best. The renovation is very good and the couple in charge know their business well and do a superb job. Grounds are beautiful, house... More 

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Grain Valley, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

My lovely bride and I held our wedding at Hawthorn on April 30th, 2016. Jim and Wendy could not have been more accommodating and helpful throughout the process. They bent over backwards to help make our Cinderella themed wedding perfect in their little "castle." Jim even helped us hire a bagpiper and Wendy added lots of special Disney touches to... More 

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Hawthorn15, Owner at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Congratulations to the two of you once again. What a delightful couple and amazing friends and family! We so enjoyed helping you plan your special day and as you noticed Wendy was thrilled to “Disney” the Mansion to match your wedding theme. So glad you enjoyed the bagpiper, as it fits so well with the Scottish heritage of the mansion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Our trip to Independence included a stay at Hawthorn and it was more than what we could have expected. Jim and Wendy were amazing hosts and went above and beyond to ensure our needs were met. Our room was spacious and cozy and very well kept. Breakfast on both mornings were varied and what you would expect from a 5... More 

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Hawthorn15, Owner at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and so happy you enjoyed your three-day stay! You got to witness first-hand what we love to do and why we do it! Jim loves to cook and your acknowledgement of his skills in the kitchen means so much. Wow! Like a five-star restaurant? We are truly flattered. One of many fun things we... More 

Augusta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

My husband made our reservations here a long time in advance and forgot that we were supposed to check in by 6:00 p.m. The innkeepers were not happy when I called them at 3:30 and told them we would be there by 7:00. When we got there, we were given a very quick tour and a good recommendation for dinner.... More 

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Hawthorn15, Owner at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

As covered in previous responses many bed and breakfasts do not offer 24/7 front desk service and innkeepers make their evening plans based on communicated arrival times. While we appreciated the call you would be late, we could accommodate the change and apologize if you felt we were not thrilled to do so. We do offer a King bed in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

While the accommodations and setting are top-notch, the host needs some work. We were booked to arrive between 5 and 6 pm, but got a last-minute dinner invitation that would have necessitated our checking in closer to 8. When we called to request a later check-in, my daughter was humiliated and put down by the innkeeper. When we asked what... More 

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Hawthorn15, Owner at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind words regarding the lovely setting and amazing sheets. We are very proud of our location on two beautiful acres in a quiet residential setting. The brand of sheets we use have been part of our bed & breakfast for more than 8 years. Guests love them so much they order sets for themselves! As Innkeepers... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I found the owners to be hostile and unfriendly. The breakfast was meager and not very tasty. I have stayed at many many bed and breakfast inns in America and Europe through the years. This was one of the most disappointing Bed and breakfast experiences we have had.

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Hawthorn15, Owner at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. The reservation made via phone enabled us to learn of your husband’s extensive voluntary dietary restrictions which we gladly were able to accommodate to the letter and told privately by him was very much appreciated. Based on dozens of previous reviews, speaking specifically about our wonderful, delicious and substantial... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elegant 19th century stone mansion meticulously renovated and opened as a Bed & Breakfast in 2000. Relax in the comfort and privacy of this beautiful estate and savor the gourmet cuisine. Extra large guestrooms, exquisitely decorated, all with private baths, cable TV, wireless internet, individual heat & air-conditioning and full complimentary breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1 Hawthorne Pl, Independence, MO 64052-1966
Location: United States > Missouri > Independence
Price Range: $153 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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