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Higher Ground Hotel

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Higher Ground Hotel is in Independence Missouri. Close enough to Kansas City to enjoy what it has to offer but off the beaten path and away from the noise. It's basically across the street from the Harry S Truman House and the Truman Walk which...More

Thank JoeMarlin
Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. Yes, we are very well located to take in all of the Historic Sites that Independence has to offer, the least of which is Harry Truman's Home and his library. We are a...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We recently stayed at the higher ground hotel and I loved the decor of this older hotel. The whole place smelled wonderful and the breakfast in the morning was adequate. The beds are comfortable and it is right across the street from the Truman home....More

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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are a Mid-Century Modern Building in a Historic District, so there are not many changes we can make. It is a Federal...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

This hotel felt older. They still use keys. Furnishings were old. Code needed to get in building, which was good. It was comfortable enough but nothing special. We picked this because it was the only place with availability for our dates. Breakfast was late and...More

Thank ModelA2007
Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 28 August 2017

Our Hotel is a Mid-Century Modern Building in a Historic District, which means we can not change the outside. The inside is totally remodeled and furnished mostly with Antiques, some of which are Chinese from the 18th Century. We are sorry that you did not...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

We had a lovely stay at Higher Ground. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and included all amenities needed. Looking at Truman's stately home across the street in the evening before tourists arrived in the morning was special. This is not a chain, is uniquely and...More

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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you for taking time to post a review. Your kind words were much appreciated. We work hard to maintain the hotel and to make sure that our guests are comfortable. We enjoy meeting people from all over the world who come to honor Harry...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

My father and I were in town for the eclipse. Wanted to spend another night to sightsee. Found this place and were very happy. Staff was extremely friendly. Rooms a bit small but were fine for one person. No windows except skylight was a bit...More

Thank Marc028
Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you for taking time to post a review. Our 4 rooms with a skylight are among our most popular rooms. On a clear night, you can see the stars and a full moon, when it happens. The Eclipse was wonderful to watch from our...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
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USD 101 - USD 124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Price range
USD 101 - USD 124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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26 June 2016|
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Response from Marylou R | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You could call the front desk and I'm sure they would tell you. I imagine there may be some State regulations regarding your question.
11 April 2016|
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Response from Annette H | Reviewed this property |
Ours did not. Full size refrigerator in basement kitchen area. Looked like guests were using for beverages?
15 October 2015|
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Response from moretajunehartman | Property representative |
3.9 miles. We have a route that brings you right to the parking lot entrance.
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