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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Great location right across from Truman home. Close to town center and so many other historical sites. With easy access from the main road into Independence. We could walk to center of town in a few blocks. The room was very nice with a wonderful view of the garden. Quiet neighborhood setting. We enjoyed the solitude of the 'Library' Room--a room with books, TV, computer and printer and nicely appointed with furniture to a comfortable visit.
We would definitively stay there again on our next trip to Independence.

Room tip: ask for the rooms with a view of the garden
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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moretajunehartman, General Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words about Higher Ground Hotel. We work hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable and enjoy thier time spent in Independence. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

3.5v
Ok place to stay. It was extremely quiet. Which was great. I was given a ground-level room, where wifi didn't work so maybe upper level rooms are better with that.
There's laundry facilities which is cool.
The breakfast situation was carb-heavy (typical) with some fruit.
Good location near Truman House and Library. The square was kind of deserted. I got in and got out.

Free parking.

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
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moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Sorry, you had difficulty with the wi-fi. Reception depends on location in our concrete building. The library, lobby, and other common areas get the best quality reception. Or the 2nd or 3rd floor. On Sundays, the Independence Square is almost totally closed. Best to plan trips accordingly. Normally there are 9 restaurants, several shops, a movie theater and other attractions. Most of the Historical sites, except the Harry Truman Sites, are also closed on Sunday. Try us again on a weekday.

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Loved this overall experience! Nice Spacious Rooms and Breakfast was AMAZING! Loved getting the personal touch of the owners who shared the history of the building and just made us feel so welcomed! It is located directly across from the Truman House and I look forward to staying here again in the future!

Room tip: Choose a room overlooking the Garden!
Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words about the Hotel. We so enjoy getting to know our guests a little during their stay. We think breakfast is the most important meal of the day and our guests appreciate the assortment of nourishing food that we provide. We do hope to see you again at Higher Ground Hotel.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My family and I stayed one night. The hotel couldn't have been nicer. The staff was extra nice. The room was big, beds comfortable and very clean. The decor was almost bed and breakfast. The hotel is across the street from the Truman home and within walking of the square. Breakfast was practically made to order as there were few guests and they didn't want to waste food. We highly recommend Higher Ground and will definitely stay there again if in Independence.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

This was our second visit, and we were very happy to be back. Our room was spotless and the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast area is very roomy and breakfast was always good. It was nice sitting in the beautiful garden area. It's a perfect place to stay.

Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

So Glad you decided to visit us again. It is so nice to see people return and reconize thier faces. We work hard to make sure our hotel is as clean as it can be and that our guests are comfortable. Our garden is in its fully glory right now. Happy you had time to enjoy it during your stay. Hope to see you again at Higher Ground Hotel...

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