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Oklahoma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed over the July 4th weekend. One of the owners gave us a room that was a basement room, but it had windows along the top of the walls. It was soooo nice and quiet there, it was absolutely fantastic. It was a very clean and comfortable room. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would recommend it for friends...

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Indiana
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This hotel is very well maintained. The grounds are nice and the rooms are very clean. Our room was not the largest room but we made use of the common area on the floor to read and work on the computer. It was actually quite lovely. The location is great. It was an easy walk to the town square where...

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Colorado Springs
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The Higher Ground Hotel was a great find for us. Our room was bright and spacious and one could see the beautiful Harry Truman House right across the street. The facility is comfortable, nicely renovated, quiet and cheery. We especially liked the avant-garde color scheme and nostalgia-producing decorations. It's a quick and comfortable walk to downtown and some good nearby...

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OAK PARK
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The Higher Ground Hotel is a pleasant boutique hotel. While it doesn't merit five stars, it's clean, friendly, and definitely five star convenient for the Truman sites. It sits directly across a small side street from the Truman Home. The Higher Ground has an ample rear parking lot; the alley entrance is easily missed by a too small sign.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Higher Ground is in an excellent location next to the Truman Library and House. It is very accessible to the stadiums and downtown areas as well. Our room was spacious, very clean, and had a great view of the Truman House. The beds were comfortable, and the staff very friendly. There were nice sitting areas on each floor. But for...

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed one night, after a Chiefs' game at Arrowhead Stadium. We appreciated the price of this boutique hotel without a swimming pool or exercise room whuch we didn't need. The bed was comfortable, room exceptionally clean, parking accessible and we had absolutely no complaints. I would recommend this hotel for anyone wanting a comfortable and reasonably...

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Independence, Missouri
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is truly a boutique hotel. Previously a BB now a hotel...but very nice. The rooms were clean. It is located in the historical district of Independence. Harry Trumans home is across the street. You won't be disappointed.

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moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Our location does work well for seeing the local historicial sites and we are walking distance of 9 restaurants and many shops. We hope to see you again at Higher Ground...

Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We wanted a convenient place to stay for visiting Truman sites and not the usual fare of chains. This unusual Inn redone in a old office space does the trick. It's not fancy, it's not classy, but it is clean, comfortable, and in its own way quite charming. Location is perfect to walk to NPS sites and good eating and...

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moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind responce. We are planning our spring garden at this time and it will be extra beautiful for the spring, summer and fall. We currently have it decorated for Christmas. The Hotel is all decked out for the Holidays. All of the Historical sites are also decorated, especially the Historical Homes that are available to tour....

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Meticulously maintained office building retrofitted as a boutique hotel! We were pleasantly surprised by the color scheme and art work throughout this hotel. Bright and cheerful. Touches from days gone by ( the toilet seal - reminded me of the late 60s/70s when my brothers and I would fight over who would get to remove it, the wall mounted towel...

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moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We work hard to keep the hotel clean and our guests comfortable. We have recently upgraded all of our beds and most of them are new. If you ask for a firm bed next time, we will be happy to accomodate your wish. Glad you like our colorful decor. Most...

Pasadena, California
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Interesting hotel in an old office building, with very friendly hosts. Each room is different. Very large, clean room. Would love to give this hotel a higher rating but the mattresses were so hard as were the large foam pillows, this is what we remember the most. Room had a sitting area with lovely furniture, and two large windows. The...

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moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

Sorry that you did not find our beds comfortable. Most of them are new and we always buy firm mattresses, as most of our guests prefer that type of mattrass. Glad you enjoyed our beautiful garden.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Higher Ground Hotel

Address: 200 N Delaware St, Independence, MO 64050-2633
Region: United States > Missouri > Independence
Price Range: $156 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Higher Ground Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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