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“Double reunions”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Appletree Inn

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Appletree Inn
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Independence
Nixa, Missouri, USA
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Double reunions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

4-star relative to area. 3-star property in reality. Breakfast closes at 9:29am sharp and the muffins start running out by 9am. Plan accordingly. This is Fairmont or Springhill Suites of Montgomery county. Back in the day, OtisSpunkmyer were served, but no more. :-(

Stayed May 2014
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Carbondale, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

The hotel is the best and only place to stay with kids. Has a great indoor pool which, I believe, is the only one in Independence. Has a few minor cosmetic issues but overall a very clean and neat property. Front desk help was excellent. Breakfast is limited (could use some real eggs and sausage, not frozen, to really hit a home run) but is much better then the other two "national" hotel locations in town. Excellent location being close to downtown, eating and grocery. Overall a great stay and will stay there again for sure.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

As I've said before, my ratings are based on expectations- you have to judge in the context of where you are, and this place rates a solid very good. Though I've not stayed at other hotels in Independence Kansas, I have stayed in small towns across the mid-west, and this place holds it's own. Our room and the facilities were clean, the hotel was well managed and the staff was friendly and accomodating. The room had wi-fi and a fridge; and the downtown location lends itself to some pretty good places to eat and shop. It's old school for reservations and check out; telephones and a face to face with the desk are the means of communication. That being said, the folks are friendly and very helpful. We had a minor issue with our refrigerator/microwave (unplugged by a previous guest) and a call to the front desk brought immediate repair.

Pros: Great location, great staff; easy parking; easy wi-fi, clean.
Cons: Facilities are dated- if you want shiny new the carpets and bathroom won't do. Like the author, old, but clean.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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La Grange, Texas
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51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Since there are only 4 or 5 places to stay in Independence this seemed to be the best choice. Phone reservation was very efficient. Check in easy. Very friendly lady at front desk. Room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was included. Selection was limited, but okay for a free meal.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

I've stayed here on business several times and I've never had anything but a wonderful experience at the Apple Tree Inn. There aren’t a ton of hotel options in Independence, KS and the Apple Tree is definitely the place to be. It is hands down better than the popular Microtel up the road (The accomodations there are MUCH smaller). Rooms are spacious and clean. They feature a wall-mounted HDTV, large fridge and microwave. Bathrooms are large and clean as well. Best of all, the rooms feature a full-sized leather recliner! I can’t stress how wonderful this is. It’s awesome to crash in after a long day. The pool, waterfall and two hot tubs are fabulous. The free breakfast bar is excellent as well. The Wi-Fi sometimes takes a few tries to get connected to, but once you are on there are no issues surfing the net. The whole property, though somewhat dated, is exceptionally clean and well maintained. It’s within easy walking distance of several restaurants and the local movie theater. If you’re traveling to Independence, the Apple Tree Inn is the place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Sterling, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Stayed here for one night. It was a trip back in time. So many outdated and weird things. The keys were those plastic one with holes in them like a punch card. The room numbering system was so odd. Rooms you think would be on other floors were on the first. They had signs all over the place advertising "No Smoking" almost to the point of being intimidating, yet the entire place smelled of smoke. I think they had me sign a piece of paper indicating I would be charged $250 if I smoked. Whew! Glad I don't smoke! It also seemed relatively expensive. The room was clean and the people were very nice. That's the only reason I gave it a 3.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

We had to go to Independence, KS for a wedding. the groom recommended this hotel. Staff very pleasant and welcoming, room(king bed w/fridge, microwave and single-serve coffemaker) was clean and comfortable. The pool area had 2 hot tubs and a pool w/a rock waterfall. Adequate free breakfast in the morning. We would definitely stay there again-very convenient to the main streets.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Appletree Inn
Address: 201 North 8th Street, Independence, KS 67301-3301
Location: United States > Kansas > Independence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Independence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Appletree Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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