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Higher Ground Hotel

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  • Excellent67%
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Free Wifi
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We spent a wonderful night at the Higher Ground Hotel. Kay and Moreta are the perfect host and hostess. Our room was exceptional, with a view of the garden, in which we spent a very pleasant late afternoon respite from our long day’s drive. We...More

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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We work hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable during their stay. Our Garden is in full glory right now. It has...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This basic hotel is across the street from the Truman National Historic Site and a Truman-type walk from downtown Independence. It has off-street parking and made a perfect base for our Kansas City-Independence vacation. We got excellent directions for a trip to Kauffman Stadium. There's...More

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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are only 3.9 miles from Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums. We have a great way to get there that avoids the freeway, lines, and traffic. Our Historic Neighborhood has several Historic Sites that are within...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you’re interested in American history and in particular Harry S Truman this is the perfect hotel for you. It’s located right opposite the NPS Truman house and next door to another Truman related house. It’s working distance into historic downtown Independence – about a...More

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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. You are right the Hotel was built as an office building and is a Mid Century Modern Design. Becouse it is in a National Historic District, due to the Truman Home right across...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

The manager DK and front desk staff Amber where very accommodating. There were several events going on and the hotel was booked. A storm came through town and we never lost power. We had a Bmx team staying here and they were very understanding. We...More

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Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are happy to accomodate our guests with special needs. So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again at Higher Ground Hotel...

Reviewed 22 July 2017

Great non-chain hotel! Really enjoyed my stay here. It's located directly across the street from Harry and Bess Truman's beautiful home, and a short drive or even walk to the downtown area. The rooms are clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated, and there is a particularly...More

Thank Christine M
Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate your kind words. It encourges us to continue to work hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable. Our location in the Historic part of Independence is walking distance to 9 restaurnats,...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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US$101 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Price range
US$101 - US$125 (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.
10 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?
14 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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