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Higher Ground Hotel

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200 N Delaware St, Independence, MO 64050-2633
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#1 of 19 hotels in Independence
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Karaoke
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Kid-friendly buffet
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
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Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Melanie D wrote a review Jul. 24
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Higher ground is located in the Historic Districts. Convenient to the Royals ballpark. We had a lovely stay at Higher Ground. The owners were friendly snd welcoming. Breakfast was a perk. Our room was comfortable and quiet. Higher recommended for a unique hotel experience. Atmosphere similar to a bed and breakfast.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Moreta Hartman, General Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Higher Ground Hotel. We are only 3.9 miles from the Royal's and Cheif's Stadiums. We serve a hot breakfast every morning and most of our guests love it. Happy that you did also. We hope to see you again.
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Mike W wrote a review Jul. 16
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The Truman Library was closed for remodeling in 2019, then Covid in 2020 ,it finally opened on July 6 2021. It is fantastic. This hotel,in an excellent location, survived in spite of the shutdowns! The owners, Kay and his wife single handedly took Karen of our every need. Their occupancy was still down so he went so far. As to personally prepare us breakfast we had fun,great hosts
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Moreta Hartman, General Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kay is happy to make breakfast for our guests. We both enjoy making sure that everyone is comfortable and having a good time. Yes, hooray, the Truman Library is now open after almost 2 years of remodeling. Everyone says that it is fantastic. We are less than a mile from the Library and across the street from Harry's Home. We look forward to seeing you again at Higher Ground Hotel.
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MEAS512 wrote a review Jul. 15
Cleveland, Ohio18 contributions9 helpful votes
Spend some time in the lovely garden of this very CLEAN, very friendly, hot breakfast included, excellently located, antique filled, hotel in Independence MO. Owners on premises and run the entire operation: they are the cooks, gardeners, and gracious hosts. A few miles north of I-70, and a delightful change from a chain hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Moreta Hartman, General Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your kind words. We work hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable. The garden is extra beautiful this year. Lots of rain for the flowers and not too hot. We hope to see you again sometime at Higher Ground Hotel.
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Monique R wrote a review Jun. 2021
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I really loved the feel of the hotel. The room was large. It was clean. The bed was comfortable and we had two pillows each. Breakfast was served and in the dining room. There is an elevator to assist those who need it. I will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Moreta Hartman, General Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded Jun. 16, 2021
We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We work hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable and that their needs are met successfully. Our hot breakfast is a hit with everyone. We do have handicapped access and facilities in our hotel. We also have a massage therapy room just in case the road has put a few kinks in your back. Our therapists get great reviews. They know how to make you feel new again. You might try a massage next time. We hope to see you again soon at Higher Ground Hotel.
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Beyond Us wrote a review Jun. 2021
Omaha, Nebraska1 contribution
I stayed at the Higher Grounds a couple times and this will be my go-to Hotel. Clean, roomy, quiet and very friendly. I have not yet been able to have their breakfast yet, but planning on it on my next stay in a couple weeks.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Moreta Hartman, General Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded Jun. 9, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words. We do work hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable and enjoying their stay with us. Hopefully, you will be able to enjoy our hot breakfast during your next stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again at Higher Ground Hotel.
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PRICE RANGE
US$120 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesMissouriIndependence
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Higher Ground Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Higher Ground Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate (0.9 km), Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum (1.1 km), and Harry S Truman National Historic Site (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Higher Ground Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Higher Ground Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Higher Ground Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Higher Ground Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Higher Ground Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ophelia's Restaurant & Inn, A Little BBQ Joint, and Cafe Verona.
Is Higher Ground Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Independence.
Are any cleaning services offered at Higher Ground Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Higher Ground Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Does Higher Ground Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Higher Ground Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.