I'm glad I booked into this hotel for two nights recently. The main reason was the location, in the heart of Independence where I wanted to visit the Truman library and other sites. The good reviews here on TA were also helpful. Check-in was easy. The proprietors were friendly.
It's a unique hotel, and I like that. As other reviews have noted, the building was converted into a hotel from a prior use (offices? some other kind of accommodations?). It works well as a hotel. If I'd stayed longer I'm sure I would have used one of the lounge/sitting areas. I did use the coin laundry machines in the basement, which I appreciated having on site.
My room (I think it was 310) had large windows overlooking the attractive private hotel garden. Sadly, the weather went from gloomy to heavy rain during my stay so I didn't have a chance to explore the garden myself. My room was very spacious and had all the amenities I expected. A surprise bonus: lots of channels on the TV in my room, many more than the hotel room standard. Another pleasant thing: a Keurig coffeemaker in the room with plenty of K-cups.
Parking was convenient, and I appreciated the access code controls on the building entry doors.
The whole place seems very clean, and the owners' pride of ownership is obvious. I would stay here again.
- 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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