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Higher Ground Hotel

200 N Delaware St, Independence, MO 64050-2633 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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 More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$111 - US$136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Missouri > Independence
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For sure the most comfortable hotel bed I have EVER slept in. Hotel has charachter, is very quiet, room was large, breakfast was plentiful, setting was LOVELY...literally right across the street from the Truman Home. Be sure to walk the street to read all of the bronze plaques al
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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you so much for your kind words about Higher Ground Hotel. Our location is absolutely wonderful. You can walk to most of the Historical attractions and to 9 different restaurants. We are located right across the street from Harry Truman's Victorian Home, which you can tour and walking distance to his library. Lots to do and see and you can walk to most of it. We are also 3.9 miles from Arrowhead Stadium. The Chief's are having a wonderful season. Come stay with us and enjoy a game. We are so happy that you were able to enjoy some of what is available nearby . We hope to see you again.
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My husband and I stayed here two nights and were happy we had found it. If you’re looking for a clean, inviting and well-located accommodation in Independence, look no further. Just diagonally across the street from the Truman homestead, this hotel is an excellent choice. The pro
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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind words. We do our best to make sure our hotel is comfortable for the guests. We are walking distance to 9 restaurants and many shops. The Truman Home is right across the street and his library is less than a mile away. There are lots of Historicial attractions in Independence and the Hotel is close to them all. Hope to see you again at Higher Ground Hotel.
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The staff at this hotel was friendly and helpful. It felt more like a bed and breakfast than just a regular hotel stay. The place was super clean. The breakfast was good. It was walking distance to cute shops, good food, and historic sites. We had a great mini vacation!
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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words concerning our hotel. We are more like a Bed and Breakfast than a hotel. We are a small hotel with 30 rooms. We are 3 1/2 blocks from Independence Square with all of its restaurants and shops. Everything is close by. It was so nice to meet you. We hope that you can stay with us again sometime.
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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 neig
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Response from moretajunehartman, General Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded 4 Nov 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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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.
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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel
Responded 15 Aug 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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Spacious Accommodations
King bed
Clean bedding
Is there free parking and is there a pool?
Oh just saw the pool part, there is no pool.
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What is the age limit for check in? How old can you be to stay there alone?
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.
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Do your rooms have refrigerators and/or microwaves?
Ours did not. Full size refrigerator in basement kitchen area. Looked like guests were using for beverages?
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How far to Arrowhead stadium from your hotel?
3.9 miles. We have a route that brings you right to the parking lot entrance.
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We are planning an 80th Birthday party for our aunts. Would have 5-10 rooms needed for the Oct 9,10,11. These women grew up in Independence and the children are bringing them together to relive some memories. Is hotel accessible for low vision, wheelchair?
We would be happy to host your group in October. Our hotel has an elevator to all floors and is well lit. We also have a handicapped room in our hotel. We have large meeting rooms for group to gather in. Also a beautiful garden. All wheelchair accessible. thank you for your interest in Higher Ground Hotel...
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"ask for the rooms with a view of the garden"
"Choose a room overlooking the Garden!"
"Ask for a room looking toward Delaware Street."
"Get a room with a window!"
"Don't know about other rooms, but ours was great. Very quiet. Used to be an office building that has been converted. Very clever"
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