The owners of La Plata's Depot Inn are Tom and Kelly Marshall. In the few days I stayed there, I came to think of them and their staff as friends. If you come in by Amtrak train as I did, someone will meet the train at the station and drive you the short distance to the Inn. Walking into the expansive lobby of the Depot Inn provides a great first impression. It has a feeling of home style friendliness mixed with cleanliness and efficiency. Just across the parking lot is a wonderful restaurant called the Red Rooster. Although there is a bank between the two, the Red Rooster and the Depot Inn compliment each other well, since both proved to be top notch establishments. The food was delicious and the waitresses professional. At the Depot Inn, I took one of the normal rooms instead of a suite. It was very clean, yet homey with a large comfortable bed and more. Anyone not liking this room would have to be daft. There is plenty of space to move around. It had a large screen TV and a roomy shower with lots of hot water. Look at the photos and take note, that this was only a regular room and not one of the suites. This ground level hotel (I'm not even going to say motel, because it is so much more), was most impressive. There is a playground in the back and picturesque grounds surrounding. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting La Plata, MO. If you are anywhere near La Plata, go out of your way to stay here -- you will not regret it. Nearby is Amish country and the hotel runs a small and comfortable bus tour. If you rent a car you can drive to Marceline where Walt Disney grew up. One can see the town that he used as the model for Disneyland and Disney World. A hard-working Depot Inn staff does an efficient job in making your stay a pleasure. Everything was spotlessly clean, inside the hotel and out. It is themed after an 1800s Railroad Depot with railroad antiques and related items abounding. They even have an old handcar on a track out front. There are four themed luxury suites -- Pullman with mahogany sleigh bed, Victorian with canopy bed, Western with huge leather covered sleigh bed and the Sportsman's theme. The rooms include many amenities such as wireless Internet, hair dryer, refrigerator, 27" TV, desk, comfortable rocker recliner, and more. There is a heated indoor pool and a lobby filled with railroad objects and books. The hallways are loaded with railroad memorabilia. I cannot say enough good things about the Depot Inn and the folks who make it work. I hope to make a return visit soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Depot Inn & Suites is themed after an 1800's railroad depot and is decorated with many historic railroad artifacts making the hotel a small railroad museum in and of itself. Mid West's Finest, Unique and Upscale Lodging Experience! 26 Standard Rooms, 4 Themed Luxury Suites. Guests can start their mornings out with complimentary continental breakfasts and enjoy complimentary coffee and tea around the clock. Indoor pool, patio with grills, business center, meeting room, in-house laundry, playground, professional putting green, bicycles and Golf Cart for guest use. All rooms include refrigerator, microwave, hairdryer, iron/board, cable TV. Themed Suites have hot tubs. Heavily decorated with antiques and railroad memorabilia. Train-watching facility within walking distance. Free Shuttle service to Amtrak depot and Kirksville Regional Airport. Free Tesla Charging station onsite. Nearby 18 hole golf course. Bus tours of Amish country, Walt Disney's Hometown -- Marceline, Missouri, Mark Twain's Hometown, Hannibal, Missouri. Independently owned and operated. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Depot Hotel La Plata
- Depot Hotel Llc