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Tyler, Texas, United States
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We loved the Higher Ground Hotel. From the moment we walked in the door we both had a feeling we were going to enjoy our stay. We first met Mauretta (owner) at the front desk. She was so warm and friendly. She made us feel welcome and gave us a few insights on the ins and outs of Independence. She...

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moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We work hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable. The kindness that we extend to our clients is genuine, as we enjoy getting to know our guests. We are a unique hotel, even in our decor. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay . We hope to see you...

Reviewed 22 October 2016

Safe,Clean,Close to Truman Home and sites we wanted to visit. completely charming--quiet !! Complete surprise to find such a wonderful place to stay in the middle of a neighbor!! I highly recommend this hotel and hope I can visit Independence again and will stay at the Higher Ground Hotel again

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moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Higher Ground Hotel. The Historic neighborhood is convenient to Independence Square with its 9 restaurants, shops and other attractions. Harry Truman's home, run by the Park Service, is just across the street. Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again.

Saint Joseph, Missouri
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was by far the cleanest hotel we have ever stayed at. Loved the bright colors and white bedding. Gave us the re-assurance that we were sleeping in a super clean bed. Room was huge, and felt like home. We were spending our anniversary weekend in KC for our anniversary and it was in the perfect location. Close to all...

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moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

Our Staff work hard to keep the hotel clean everyday. We are so happy that you noticed, as it takes much time to keep up our high standards. Our white comfortors do require alot of laundering, However we do not mind as they are comfy and clean. Our rooms are decorated to feel like home and to make our guests...

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Such a wonderful place. Great hospitality. The decor is just beautiful. One of the cleanest ho hotels I've ever been in!! Hotel is right across from president Truman's home. Very centrally located. Not like a hotel chain with all the hustle and bustle. Nice a quite.

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moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy to pick up our guests at the Historic Train Station, closeby the hotel. Our hotel is close to all of the historic attractions that Independence has to offer. Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again.

Melbourne, Florida
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This hotel is perfectly located to explore the Independence/Kansas city area. It is in easy walking distance to the downtown and its restaurants, and is across the street from the Truman House. The Truman Library is near by. Kansas city is 15-20 minutes away. The hotel itself is very nice. Not fancy, but much more than adequate. The proprietors are...

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely little hotel, super clean and comfortable. Beautiful.garden. Friendly proprietors. Located in a pretty neughborhood across the street from President Harry Trumans home and within walking distance of town and restaurants. Highly recommended!

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Iowa
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stayed one night while traveling on holiday, with my wife. Staying at private hotels can be risky, but Higher Ground is a safe bet. Location is in moderately residential area, decent off street parking. Quiet at night. King room is good sized, low bed, good sleep quality (not very firm mattress). We requested a room with a window, as some...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Located across the street from the Truman home, staying at Higher Ground made it so easy to stroll and explore Independence's historic district. The hotel itself is a converted office building and feels so different from the standard boilerplate motel. Charming decor, unusual colors, antiques - it is relaxing and fits so well into the historic milieu. Can't recommend Higher...

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great location! The hotel is within walking distance of many historical sites. The rooms were different than the usual hotel rooms, which was a nice change. Our room was large, and it gave our children plenty of space to move around. The outdoor garden was beautiful and relaxing...a great place to sit, enjoy the weather, and read a book if...

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel was a breath of fresh air after ten days and five other hotels. Good breakfast and the rooms are old school but clean. Just across the street from President Truman's home. Short walking distance to Independence Square which has a good restaurant selection.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Higher Ground Hotel

Address: 200 N Delaware St, Independence, MO 64050-2633
Region: United States > Missouri > Independence
Price Range: $159 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Higher Ground Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Be advised that all rooms don't have windows.”
 of 5 bubbles Hobnail, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room was quaint and perfect for 2 overnight”
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 of 5 bubbles patriciarL4943TS, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the third floor; we had no problems whatsoever, but someone with health issues might want to stay on the 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles elizabethlF4177RI, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Third floor rooms my favorite. Roomy and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles dmulligan41, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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