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Best Western Truman Inn
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Independence
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too far from the wild west!
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“you can do better in independence or the KC area”
Reviewed 27 July 2011

This is a very old motel with rooms opening outdoors, where you can drive up to your room (if on ground floor). It appears they added on to the original part. Very small rooms, tiny bathroom with sink outside. Very low sink counter & shower head.

The room was clean but when we arrived in our room, we found someone's smoothie on the floor next to the sofa - the housekeepers? The bolt locks worked but the safety door latch didn't fully close....and we could see light through the bottom of the door in the morning (glad we were upstairs).

The exterior corridors around the motel were gross. Everywhere we walked were cigarette butts and trash, both when we checked in and when we left. Maybe they're short on help? We noticed the (very nice) front desk manager doing double duty as breakfast hostess, including mopping the floor.

Maybe they can't change their age, so they should definitely clean it up. But the area's okay, its right off the highway, and we got a good deal through a BW promo. So its an okay place to stay if the rate is right, but you can likely find much better in independence or surrounding area.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

This hotel was in a decent area, which felt safe to me. Overall, I had no complaints. The beds were comfy, the room was clean and the bathroom was clean and functional. The room I was in had a sofa, which was nice so I didn't have to sit on the bed. The man at the front desk was very friendly, and the housekeeper I spoke to was very helpful as well. Parking was plentiful and right outside your door. Overall, I was very impressed and have nothing bad to say about this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Iowa
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

Was in town to visit family for one night and the price was wonderful. We couldn't pass it up. Location was perfect, make sure to stay on the north side so you won't be facing the interstate. Room was clean. The only problem we had was trying to find somewhere to eat. We traveled north and the farther north we traveled the more suspect it became. Try delivery or eat in Blue Springs!!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 8 July 2011

nice, comfortable rooms. convenient access to the highway. they gave me a back way to get to the stadium so i didn't get stuck in the highway construction/game traffic. decent continental breakfast too. i'd stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Hebron, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2011

We stayed five nights, so we were able to get the 3 night cheaper rate. We will definitely choose this motel again in the future. I believe they now have an even cheaper rate for a week-in-advance payment.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 21 June 2011

The room was clean, the bed was comfortable. I thought this motel was very nice. A big plus was welcoming our maltese, Max. I recommend this motel. Very close to Sheridan's, that's a welcome plus too.

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 13 May 2011

We chose this hotel online because it's pet friendly and we didn't want to stay right in Kansas City. This hotel is right next to the freeway, lots of noise. There were some sketchy people doing maintenance on the hotel and the town of Independence is very "urban". This was probably my least favorite place we stayed in on our 5 day trip across the country. However, they allow pets. The room was clean enough, but not very big.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Best Western Truman Inn
Address: 4048 South Lynn Court, Independence, MO 64055
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Region: United States > Missouri > Independence
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Independence
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Truman Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Best Western Truman Inn where the service is impeccable, the amenities top-notch and the accommodations are comfortable and affordable. This Missouri Best Western hotel offers guests convenient access to many area businesses, attractions, shopping and dining options in and around Independence. Guests staying at this Independence hotel will be treated to spacious guest rooms featuring cable satellite television, microwave, refrigerator and free high-speed Internet access. A complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning in the hotel's breakfast area. The Best Western Truman Inn is also equipped with an outdoor swimming pool for relaxing. The hospitable staff at the Best Western Truman Inn is ready to ensure a comfortable stay. Make a reservation today and save! ... more   less 
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