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

My husband and I discovered this jewel practically in our own backyard! It was our anniversary and we wanted a getaway at last notice. This place was on our Hotel Tonight Ap at a very affordable price. The hotel mgr. was SO very efficient and arranged for us a couples massage upon arrival. We loved it! The hotel was much more intimate than most, extremely clean (!) and fresh, tastefully decorated with interesting antique pieces, and arranged to meet anyone's comfort level. We will definetly recommend to others as well as return ourselves.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank Madayb
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

My boyfriend and I visited this hotel for a romantic over night stay. The 'Time out for us ' package was a wonderful experience and very affordable. The package consisted of a beautiful room overlooking their garden, a one hour massage, a gift certificate to a local restaurant, and a late check out. During our stay there was a snowstorm, and the owner was so sweet to dust off our car, which was no easy task to accomplish considering it had snowed 10 inches and showed no signs of stopping. The breakfast was delicious and exceeded our expectations. Thanks for a lovely experience!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

The staff were very friendly had helpful. The first snow of the season turned up on our first night, I look our the window and their is the guy from the front desk scrapping the ice off my hire car. A delightful conglomeration of older style furniture not normally seen in a hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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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.

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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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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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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: £89 - £110 (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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