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Higher Ground Hotel
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Independence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 January 2013

We stayed at the Higher Ground for 2 nights and found in charming. The building was restored and attractively decorated. Very convenient for everything. I had the corner room over looking Truman House which was lovely. Only problem was street light which was on all nite and penetrated the thin curtains. Room could have been improved by having thicker curtains which were on other rooms at the hotel.

Owners were extremely nice and helpful and breakfast quite adequate. I would highly recommend staying at the HIgher Ground particularly if you are visiting INdependence for the Truman Museum and House.

Room Tip: Rooms on street side may be affected by the bright street light which did cause some problems in sle...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

I will never stay anywhere else in Independence. The hosts are friendly, the reservations always correct, the public areas charming. Each room is just a little different (I have stayed here many times) and each is inviting with a different view of the historic neighborhood or hotel garden. One of my friends who travels extensively across the United States declared it the cleanest hotel he had ever visited. The historic sites of Independence are very close and downtown Kansas City less than 30 minutes away.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

Stayed here because all the other Independence hotels looked like dives. Cost $91 for a simple queen room. Small and very hot. Couldn't get our AC to work. Had a difficult time sleeping because the bright lights from the hallway were coming through big cracks in the door. Staff was very friendly. Bfast wasn't as pictured in this review. Simple continental style bfast with yogurt, cereal, toast, fruit. We thought it was too pricey for the value.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SpencerClan
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

What a find in Independence, MO! Beautifully restored from a three story office building, my husband and I consider Higher Ground to be a real find. Across the street from President Truman's home, we found this hotel to be within walking distance of many other historical points of interest. The hotel's decorating was created by the proprietress with stunning colors, window dressings, furniture and all the amenities that were important to us. Our room was extremely clean and comfortable. Books, DVD's and common sitting areas were also available in several areas around the hotel that boasts 31 rooms. A lovely large garden with a small fish pond provides a peaceful evening getaway. A simple, yet sufficient continental breakfast is available in the downstairs dining .
If coming into KC to work, I would definitely stay here again and make the drive into the city.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

We had a group get-together at the Higher Ground Hotel. The rooms that we had reserved were clean and restful, and the meeting room gave us all the amenities we needed to have our meeting. The continental breakfast was a wonderful plus - a very complete breakfast bar. Should we have another meeting in the future, the Higher Ground would be at the top of my list as a site.

Room Tip: The single king is a great choice - very good value for the money.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Den44535
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

This was two nights of comfort in extremely clean conditions. The owners have gotten all the details that matter right. The breakfast offering was quite good and well varied, and the coffee was very fresh, good tasting, and hot. That's a very big deal for us. The Hotel's garden is very well designed and is now beautifully developed. We highly recommend this private hotel to individuals, families, and groups with any reason to stay in Independence. It is very convenient and a great value.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the garden.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank dr2u
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

Wonderful and charming hotel right in the beautiful heart of Independence, MO. Meticulously clean, quiet, and accommodations that are very well cared for...let's you know the owners care about not only their guest...but show pride of ownership. Want to know something special about the area? 'K' and Rita can help more than a guide book...like having a tour guide at the front desk! Stay here if you're tired of the off the shelf/along the highway motel...you'll be glad you did. You will not regret your stay!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Higher Ground Hotel

Address: 200 N Delaware St, Independence, MO 64050-2633
Region: United States > Missouri > Independence
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Independence
Price Range: £90 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Higher Ground Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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