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Depot Inn & Suites
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in La Plata
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Kansas
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64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Never fails in excellence!”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Just returned from an overnight stay at Depot Inn. We have been staying at this wonderful, train themed motel since it opened in 2006 when we go visit the relatives that I have left in La Plata and when I/we pay respects to my many ancestors who are buried in this small town.

Depot Inn is a model for other motels - whether in a small town or big city. It is so clean, so well kept and it never fails to be a great experience. The friendliness of a small town when you come in at Depot Inn to register, combined with the beautiful decor, sets this place apart from all others. The comfort of the beds is top notch and they have upgraded the tv's to the thin flat screens now. I wish everywhere we stayed was this clean, comfortable and new looking. The owners take special interest in keeping this place up.
My dad (who would have turned 100 this year) would have been so proud to see this motel in the town where he was born and grew up. Unfortunately, he passed away before it was built. Each time we stay there I wish my dad could have seen it just one time. My ancestors who lived their lives in La Plata and area would be so proud to see something like this built in their little town.
Depot Inn is certainly a jewel for La Plata. Perfect for train enthusiasts or not.... it's a motel and a train museum all wrapped up into one. Even the pool area has train memorabilia! The train depot is close and Depot Inn has an open air "train" to take you over to the overlook to watch the trains. I LOVE this place and look forward to staying there. So much fun no matter how many times you've been.
Location is tops - visible from Hwy 63, easy access. Restaurant within walking distance that is open long hours. If you'd rather go for a drive to get something to eat, Kirksville is a short 14 mile drive up the road. When in La Plata, be sure to drive over to N. Owensby Street and see the Gilbreath-McLorn home and Doneghy home - both on the National Registry.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

We stayed at the Depot Inn and Suites in La Plata, MO. This is such a great place to go to get away for a weekend with the kids or as a couple. The halls of the Inn have cases built in with tons of railroad history. The lobby is a welcome place to hang out and there's an adorable train-themed playground-that might need some boards replaced for safety. Our suite had a in-suite jacuuzi the boys (and parents alike) enjoyed. It was very spacious and clean with plenty of room for all of us to sleep and hang out. Its just outside of Kirksville-very close to Thousand Hills State Park and its beautiful lake and petroglyphs and other fun outdoor places to explore. The hotel was spacious, spottless, the breakfast was generous and my boys absolutly loved the pool. The only problem we had with the place is they rent out the pool for birthday parties. It happened to be a very rowdy group of 8 and 9 year old boys who made a ton of noise we could hear in our room where are 2 year old was trying to nap....and was awkward for my 8 yr old to swim with them and I felt awkward in front of all those parents for the party who were not in swim wear....The hotel also has a detached event center and some passenger rail cars with a museum inside on site. There were reserved channels on the tv for passing trains so we could watch the comings and goings nearby and try to get out to the rails to catch a train for viewing. Kids of all ages would love a stay here! Oh, and they have a local free shuttle.

Room Tip: We were in the Pullman suite and my mom was in the Western. Both were great.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

The depot inn was fantastic. I stayed there for 2 weeks and loved it. It didn't feel like a hotel at all. The place was very clean. I was working nights and got back to the hotel at 4:30 a.m. To find the lobby doors locked. The manager then gave me a key to get in late at night. The hotel is locked up from 11 pm to 5 am. Breakfast was good. Had a great stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013 via mobile

Quality rooms, clean and comfy all around. Don't expect much for breakfast, coffee, juice, milk, cereal and waffles. Nice beds and bedding. If you are a light sleeper, trains go by all night and do blow their whistle.

Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Whittier, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Clean, simple and unique hotel. Located just off Hwy 63 for easy access. If you're looking for a nice quiet place or if you're a train fan this is the place to stay. A continental breakfast is served in the lobby next to the indoor heated pool. There is also a laundry room on-site. Located near the Amtrak station, the staff will pick you up or drop you off at the depot.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Colorado
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Everything a hotel should be but few are. Cool, interesting, nice people, very non-corporate but with all the amenities of a big hotel yet all the touches of a mom-n-pop. I'd go out of my way to stay here!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

We worked with the Depot Inn and Suites for roughly a year before we got married to reserve hotel rooms for our guests. They were great to work with along the way and let us reserve the entire hotel for the weekend of our wedding. Every time I called leading up to the wedding they were very cordial and professional on the phone. They were able to give me information about the number of rooms left, etc that other chain hotels were unable to give. We stayed at the Depot Inn and suites the night of our wedding in the Victorian Suite. The few hours we did get to sleep that night the hotel was very nice. The bed was very comfortable and after being on our feet all night the Jacuzzi tub felt amazing. Our pipes did squeal a bit and my husband was warned of this by the hotel management when he arrived the day before, however there seemed to be a lack of communication between the day management and the evening clerk as we received a knock on the door as we started to run the water in our bathtub at 3 am. I’m assuming one of our guests complained of the noise. However, after clarifying the information with the night clerk he promptly left us alone. With any wedding experience there will be a few issues. They were as follows: My mother was turned away from the hotel at 2:30 am as she was told she did not have a room, because there were no keys left for her at the desk. When I asked to look in the room the next morning that was booked under my name for her, the room was empty and never slept in. Also, two gentlemen convinced the night manager that they were staying in the Victorian suite (where my husband and I were staying) and he gave them a key to our room without checking ids and the names on the room. While we had a few mix ups, the hotel management was very professional. They have a continental breakfast that was small but exactly what we needed the next morning. I believe our guests were very happy with the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank LMCKB4
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Property: Depot Inn & Suites
Address: 1245 N Brown St, La Plata, MO 63549-1466
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Region: United States > Missouri > La Plata
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in La Plata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Depot Inn & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Depot Inn & Suites is themed after an 1800's railroad depot and is decorated with many historic railroad artifacts making the hotel a small railroad museum in and of itself. Mid West's Finest, Unique and Upscale Lodging Experience! 26 Standard Rooms, 4 Themed Luxury Suites. Guests can start their mornings out with complimentary continental breakfasts and enjoy complimentary coffee and tea around the clock. Indoor pool, patio with grills, business center, meeting room, in-house laundry, playground, professional putting green, bicycles and Golf Cart for guest use. All rooms include refrigerator, microwave, hairdryer, iron/board, cable TV. Themed Suites have hot tubs. Heavily decorated with antiques and railroad memorabilia. Train-watching facility within walking distance. Free Shuttle service to Amtrak depot and Kirksville Regional Airport. Free Tesla Charging station onsite. Nearby 18 hole golf course. Bus tours of Amish country, Walt Disney's Hometown -- Marceline, Missouri, Mark Twain's Hometown, Hannibal, Missouri. Independently owned and operated. ... more   less 
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