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Higher Ground Hotel

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200 N Delaware St, Independence, MO 64050-2633 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

3.5v Ok place to stay. It was extremely quiet. Which was great. I was given a ground-level room, where wifi didn't work so maybe upper level rooms are better with that. There's laundry facilities which is cool. The breakfast situation was carb-heavy (typical) with some...More

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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded August 15, 2018

Sorry, you had difficulty with the wi-fi. Reception depends on location in our concrete building. The library, lobby, and other common areas get the best quality reception. Or the 2nd or 3rd floor. On Sundays, the Independence Square is almost totally closed. Best to plan...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

Loved this overall experience! Nice Spacious Rooms and Breakfast was AMAZING! Loved getting the personal touch of the owners who shared the history of the building and just made us feel so welcomed! It is located directly across from the Truman House and I look...More

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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words about the Hotel. We so enjoy getting to know our guests a little during their stay. We think breakfast is the most important meal of the day and our guests appreciate the assortment of nourishing food that...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My family and I stayed one night. The hotel couldn't have been nicer. The staff was extra nice. The room was big, beds comfortable and very clean. The decor was almost bed and breakfast. The hotel is across the street from the Truman home and...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2018

This was our second visit, and we were very happy to be back. Our room was spotless and the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast area is very roomy and breakfast was always good. It was nice sitting in the beautiful garden area. It's a...More

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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded July 26, 2018

So Glad you decided to visit us again. It is so nice to see people return and reconize thier faces. We work hard to make sure our hotel is as clean as it can be and that our guests are comfortable. Our garden is in...More

Reviewed July 24, 2018

Outstanding hotel..clean, quiet, a well stocked library. Room was freshly painted; everything worked; bed was very comfortable; best of all they have a garden...just a perfect place to sit under the shade trees in the afternoon and enjoy the fountain and all the plants...this was...More

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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded July 25, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our guests do enjoy our beautiful garden. The owners are gardeners that enjoy providing a special experiance for thier guests. It takes alot of work to maintain and it is so encourging to see our efforts enjoyed...More

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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 More 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. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$110 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Missouri > Independence
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US$110 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Missouri > Independence
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Sandy G
July 12, 2018|
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Response from misskitty20004 | Reviewed this property |
Oh just saw the pool part, there is no pool.
June 25, 2016|
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Response from Marylou R | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You could call the front desk and I'm sure they would tell you. I imagine there may be some State regulations regarding your question.
April 10, 2016|
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Response from Annette H | Reviewed this property |
Ours did not. Full size refrigerator in basement kitchen area. Looked like guests were using for beverages?
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"Choose a room overlooking the Garden!"
Aug. 9, 2018
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"Ask for a room looking toward Delaware Street."
Jun. 15, 2018
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"Get a room with a window!"
Jun. 5, 2018
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"Don't know about other rooms, but ours was great. Very quiet. Used to be an office building that has..."
May 15, 2018
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