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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Depot Hotel La Plata
- Depot Hotel Llc