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Higher Ground Hotel
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Independence
Certificate of Excellence
Independence, Missouri
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86 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“I have not been to the Higher Ground Hotel”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

I was looking for a place for my daughter's wedding reception and asking to see the facility. I was invited to see the facility and when I arrived it was necessary to be buzzed in. The person at the other end of the buzzer was so incredibly rude that I will/would never consider staying there or having any sort of function at the facility. Perhaps it WAS a really bad day for them. That would be a shame as it left a terrible impression with me and I am more than willing to share that impression with anyone that will stand still long enough to listen! I was left standing outside as this person barked at me over the intercom that they would not help me.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were very happy during our stay! Room was modern and very clean. Staff was helpful and polite. Breakfast was great with a nice variety! The garden was a unique part of our stay that we enjoyed. The price was low and location was perfect for our trip. We will be back for sure!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Nixa, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We really loved our stay here. The rooms were very clean and well furnished, the antique furniture throughout the hotel was lovely. The breakfast was the best, with hot breakfast sandwiches and all the regular trimmings. And they had kid friendly movies we could borrow. A lovely place which we look forward to revisiting.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013

After a long road trip my wife and I were absolutely thrilled when we opened the door to our room.
It faced the well maintained, beautiful garden. The decor of the room was old world and looked elegant. The bed was comfy and the whole place was very quiet. The staff were most accommodating with every detail. Breakfast was also a highlight with a wide choice of delicious food. If you wish to experience American history in a wonderful town, Higher Ground fully compliments this.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

My adult daughter and I were traveling across country and I wanted to stay at some more unique hotels than our regular choices. I chose the Higher Ground Hotel because of its location, but I found a nice surprise also. The room was lovely, clean and comfortable. I liked the layout, and the view of the beautiful gardens. Breakfast was sufficient with the most spacious breakfast area I have ever seen in a hotel. I suspect this building may once have been a dorm. We wandered across the street to see the Harry S Truman House and enjoyed the historic feel of the neighborhood. Close to LDS and Community of Christ properties. A good choice overall. I would stay again if in Independence.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 6, 2013

It was just me and my husband for a little getaway at the 4th of July holiday. We had a great experience. Check in was easy and fast. We got the room we desired (king room with the garden view). It was well worth the money, very competitive prices. Staff was very friendly and accessible. We borrowed a blu ray dvd and watched it in the Trails end room, which was comfy with a nice couch. Breakfast was more than just cereal and juice. We took advantage of our location and toured the Truman home. Overall it was a really neat experience. We highly recommend this hotel. You will not be sorry.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We love staying in hotels that are not "fast food" hotels. We very much enjoyed the atmosphere. The garden is gorgeous, and we looked out our window to that incredible sight every morning. Breakfast was good. It was a very nice experience. The staff was friendly, helpful, and very nice. And across the street is Harry S. Truman's house!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Higher Ground Hotel
Address: 200 N Delaware St, Independence, MO 64050-2633
Location: United States > Missouri > Independence
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Independence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Higher Ground Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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