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Baltimore, Maryland
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615 reviews
191 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel occupies a former office building, but has been nicely renovated and attractively furnished with beautiful pieces in the public spaces. The rooms aren't fancy, but they are quite comfortable, and there is also a well furnished and equipped lounge for guests. Breakfast is fine, with eggs and sausages along with cereal, bread, and fruit. Good coffee and tea.... More 

Thank Wanderlust777
moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

Glad that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We do have some very unusual Antiques in our public spaces, including one that if you can guess its use, you get a free night. So far no one has been correct. Check it out the next time you are here. Hope to see you sometime soon. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This hotel was a wonderful surprise! The staff is courteous and friendly; the rooms are clean and well-kept, with all the amenities you might wish (even a lovely laminated Traveler's Prayer on each bed). Breakfast offered a variety of items to suit anyone, along with a clean, large area, trays, and friendly people who welcomed us as we entered. One... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at Higher Ground. We work towards making sure that everyone feels welcome and that thier needs are met during thier stay with us. Hope to see you again. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We stayed here on our way back to St. Louis from Colorado. The hotel is a converted office building, so still looks like that on the outside, and the ceilings in our room reflected that. Kind of those lowered ceilings people have in their basements sometimes. The place was affordable, very clean and was across the street from Harry Truman's... More 

Thank Pamela J
moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

Yes, our Mid Century Modern Building was orginally an office building. We are located in a Historic District and changes to the exterior are not allowed by the Historic Commission. However we were allowed to remodel the interior and we have done so recently to the entire facility. We have also furnished the hotel with many interesting Antiques. We hope... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Stay here for a quiet, affordable night outside of Kansas City. We felt very safe staying here, parking here, and even had security codes to enter the building. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. A Keurig in the room was a nice touch. We also had a clean bathroom and flat screen tv in the room with... More 

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

We were happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at Higher Ground Hotel. Our guests do comment that our rooms are comfortable. We are glad that you also found them to be so. We look forward to seeing you again,. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Stayed May 2016. Everything about this hotel impressed us. It is meticulously clean. Owners are welcoming and helpful. We got the room we requested overlooking the Truman home across the road. Our large room was light and airy, our bathroom was filled with fluffy towels. Cannot beat the location, close to many great restaurants and historic places of interest and... More 

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

Most of our guests do enjoy that within walking distance there are 9 restaurants and several shops, along with a bowling alley and a movie theater. The Truman Home is right across the street and the Truman Library is less than a mile away. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing... More 

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123 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We spent several days here. I can honestly say, we have never stayed at a cleaner hotel. Baseboards, behind the toilet, corners, are often neglected at hotels, but not here. It was spotless, and I appreciate that. I loved having a Keurig and basket full of coffee's, and tea's I liked it so much, I'm going to buy one. Kay... More 

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

Our Staff works hard to keep the hotel as clean as possible. We have a high standard of cleanliness. We are so happy to see that it was noticed by you and that you enjoyed our room amenities. Encourgement goes along way towards keeping us working hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable. Thank you for your kind... More 

Clayton, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Pros: Very quaint hotel. Nice and quiet. Beautiful garden. We had the family suite with bunk beds, good size room. Loved how hotel was decorated and furnished. Cons: breakfast was almost obsolete, we went elsewhere. We needed an iron and I was told I had go to the lower level and get a iron and ironing board. Ummmm, I was... More 

Thank Carol P
moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

Glad you liked our large room with bunk beds and the decor. For Six Ladies to be able to all share one room for $ 140.00 on a weekend, is a rare find. We find that with large groups coming in on a regular basis that to have a guest laundry works out great. We have 2 large washers and... More 

Independence, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Great location, exceptionally clean, very good breakfast , owners were very friendly and accommodating, wonderful outdoor garden to relax in, rooms clean and quiet, beds confortable. Highly recommend this place if you are coming to KC.

Thank Bruce W
moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

So Glad that you had time to enjoy our beautiful garden. It is in its full glory right now. Even our fish are enjoying the summer weather. Sometimes it gets too hot for thier comfort. Our shade trees have gotten so big that the pond is almost totally shaded, which helps them out alot. Thank you so much for your... More 

Warren, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We stay at this hotel whenever we visit Independence. The owners are warm and friendly, and the atmosphere is perfect. The decor is lovely, and accommodations are perfect for what we want. Rooms are cozy, and the garden is lovely. Easy access to historic locations; across the street from the Truman home, and an easy walk to the library. I... More 

Thank dmulligan41
moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We have enjoyed seeing you again during your recent stay. We work hard to make sure that our guests are comfortable and we are glad and encourged that your stay was enjoyable. More 

Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I was unsure about booking this hotel, but I was pleased. It's an old building (my teenager was openly doubting my choice when we pulled up), but it's very clean inside. The room was spacious and clean, and the staff was friendly. If you are attending a Royals or Chiefs game, this is a great place to stay. It's close,... More 

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

Thank you so much for trying Higher Ground Hotel. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. We are only 3.9 miles from the Chiefs and Royals Stadium. Our Building is in a Historic District and is a Mid-Century Modern Structure. We are not allowed to make any Exterior Changes to the Building.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: ₹ 7,228 - ₹ 8,114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Higher Ground Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Be advised that all rooms don't have windows.”
 of 5 bubbles Hobnail, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room was quaint and perfect for 2 overnight”
 of 5 bubbles Rob60450, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Call for a room reservation rather than making it online. The computer doesn't match the front desk records or something”
 of 5 bubbles patriciarL4943TS, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the third floor; we had no problems whatsoever, but someone with health issues might want to stay on the 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles elizabethlF4177RI, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Third floor rooms my favorite. Roomy and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles dmulligan41, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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