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Arkansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 17 December 2015

The room was large and the bed comfortable. Felt like we had stepped back in time for everything older style. From the reviews, I did expect the 70's ambiance but felt the hotel was just lacking in character and charm. Breakfast was average.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Higher Ground Hotel is a small (30 room or so) family-run hotel in a circa 1970's 3-story building located just off the town square in a residential neighborhood in Independence MO. President Harry Truman's house is about one block away and can be toured. Higher Ground Hotel is not fancy but it is very warm & welcoming and quiet, and...

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

Thank you for your kind words about Higher Ground Hotel. We work hard to keep the hotel clean and our guests comfortable. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon...

Greendale, Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 November 2015

What a find! This hotel is tiny with personal service from the owners. Can't rave enough about how clean it is. The price was right. Good breakfast. Great location. We felt very safe here. The 'prayer' is actually a poem that makes you feel welcome ...not religious at all, although we would have welcomed it had it been religious. We...

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

Thank you for your encouraging words about our hotel. We try hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable. Our Poem on the pillow is liked by 99% of the people that stay with us. It is just a little touch to make people at ease and feel welcome. Hope to see you again at Higher Ground Hotel.

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Came to see the historic sights. The location- across the street from Truman's home. Couldn't beat location. Walking to town square and restaurants. Lovely garden, unfortunately a little chilly for us. Very clean. Quaint but updated. Spent two nights and Highly recommend.

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

Thank you for taking the time to let people know that you enjoyed your stay at Higher Ground. We try hard to make sure that everyone is comfortable and enjoys their time spent here with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We will be back! Arrowhead stadium 10 minutes away! Owner gave us quick back road directions. Great restaurants within walking distance. Loved the jail restauraunt. Super clean rooms! All the amenities you could want. Non smoking building. Great hot breakfast! Owners are so kind and helpful. Secure building!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed staying with us at Higher Ground Hotel. We try hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable and feel welcome. Hope to see you again....

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is such a cute, sweet hotel. The room that we stayed in looked more like someone’s bedroom than a hotel room. We got actual keys to the room – real, physical keys – not digital key cards. One of the owners greeted us at the front desk when we checked in, and she was the same person staffing the...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is nice to know that the hard work of our staff is noticed. We enjoy making sure that our guests are comfortable and happy at Higher Ground Hotel...

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We stayed at Higher Ground Last weekend. What a little gem. This is a hybrid hotel, somewhere between a B&B and hotel. Nice homey common areas, beautiful gardens all set in quiet neighborhood. Safe to walk at night. We checked in and walked 4 blocks to town square for dinner. Eclectic homes lined the street, all nicely restored! There are...

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

Thank you so much for noticing how hard our gardener works to maintain our courtyard area. The garden was extra beautiful this year. Hope to see you again at Higher Ground someday.

Layton, Utah
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

First let me say that this was a great place to stay and very cute mom and pop atmosphere about it. However, we were charged $60 more then our confirmation receipt showed. The lady up front said they would take it off but never did. Frustrating being billed more then you were thinking.

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

Sorry that you were under the impression that you did not receive the credit promised. I personally credited you the amount promised. You checked out without picking up a receipt, so you will not know until your credit card statement arrives. These things happen sometimes and we want to be sure that there is no misunderstanding. We work hard every...

Tulsa, OK
Reviewed 9 October 2015

This is a small hotel--30 rooms. Exceptionally clean, both rooms and common areas. This is located VERY close to the Truman Presidential Library and several other historic places to visit. It's located in a neighborhood so easy to just "take a walk" like President Truman did every day. It is only about 20 minutes from the Plaza Area/Art District in...

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
Reviewed 9 October 2015

we had reservations for our first night at Comfort Inn in KC that got lost in the shuffle before our trip. I called the Higher Ground where we had our reservation for the second night and they worked us in for both nights. What a hit that was! As tour director for our group I initially booked the Comfort out...

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Amenities

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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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $172 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Higher Ground Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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