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Hawthorn - A Bed & Breakfast

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife & I made our 3rd visit to Hawthorn in early December 2018. When the Christmas season rolls around, Wendy outdoes even her usual great job of decorating the public spaces & guest rooms of the 1900s home. Red & green accents are everywhere you look, and lots of white lights; none of it so much to overwhelm you, but just enough to bring a smile to your face at every turn. The outside of the house is decorated simply but very attractively, giving you a sneak preview of what's in store for you once you step inside. As with our two previous visits, Jim & Wendy's hospitality was outstanding and Jim's breakfasts were delicious. We stayed in the Gillmor Room for the first time, and I found it the most comfortable and spacious of the three bedrooms we've enjoyed (we've previously stayed in the Gallagher Room & the Evans Room). Guests come & go as they please, and the small selection of snacks & refreshments in the common hall connecting the four 2nd floor guest rooms hit the spot for a late snack before bedtime. The house now has two guest rooms on the 3rd floor, so we may try one of those next time. Hawthorn has become our go-to lodging spot whenever we visit Independence, and we wholeheartedly recommend that you stay there at your next opportunity.

I THOROUGHLY enjoyed the atmosphere and professionalism that was extended to me and both my daughters! I secyred the services of Hawthorne Bed and Breakfast as a weekend gift for my daughter and was NOT disappointed, at ALL! My daughter reported to me that she was treated like a 'Princess' and will ALWAYS remember THIS birthday above all of the OTHERS that were celebrated. I will be securing FUTURE services from Hawthorne Bed and Breakfast based SOLELY on how my daughter was TREATED! I HIGHLY recommend them for ALL 'special' engagements!! WONDERFUL and MEMORABLE experience!!!

Jim and Wendy were wonderful hosts. The accommodation were impeccable and the food left nothing to desire. Jim's muffins left you only wanting more. We appreciated being able to enjoy their wonderfully decorated home. Suggest anyone going to that area take the time to relax and enjoy the wonderful accommodations. Wendy's restaurant recommendations were spot on!

We had an fine 2 night stay at this B&B. Jim and Wendy were friendly and very helpful with restaurants. Jim cooked super breakfasts. We stayed in the Westminster suite. Great with an additional sitting room.

Recently, I had the good fortune of staying for two-nights at the Hawthorn Bed & Breakfast in Independence, Missouri. Tucked away in a quiet rural area, it is close to many fascinating venues. What a delightful experience! Jim and Wendy are marvelous hosts! My room was enchanting! From its roomy interior, to its well decorated old-world charm; from its jewels and ornaments of the past, to the modern conveniences of our time; Hawthorne Bed & Breakfast, Indianapolis, Missouri is tastefully done in bedding both worlds to rest, side-by-side. The spacious bathrooms, the comfy bed, the tucked away sitting room, all held everything I could want in this peaceful haven. But that’s not all! The breakfasts served by Wendy and prepared by Jim, are simply to die for!! The servings of fruit compote, coffee, a choice of juice, main dishes of various varieties, and a portion of potatoes (which I wish I had the recipe on) all made waking up, a morning of continuous smiles. But there’s more! Each traveler and their party are seated at their own exclusive table! And, if you stay for more than one night, your table location will be changed the following day to another charming setting in their ample dining area. This all gives Hawthorn Bed & Breakfast an extra special touch for those planning their day or just wanting to reminisce the previous day’s exploits. I happily give Hawthorn Bed & Breakfast, Independence, Missouri a Five-Star rating, out of five-stars! It is the top of the line, leading in its classification for style, grace and hospitality!

Hawthorn is a beautiful home that is well cared for, nicely decorated for the historical period, and so very clean. Wendy met us at the door and welcomed us right on time. After settling in, we enjoyed a peaceful evening swinging on the front porch. The next morning, Jim had the most delightful breakfast presentation that tasted better than it looked. The best breakfast we have ever had, so good. We look forward to visiting Hawthorn again soon.

From the time we arrived until we left we felt welcome. Jim and Wendy are the best hosts. They have a great way of giving the guests the opportunity to come and go as they please. The food...excellent...we didn't have to eat again until dinner. The presentation of the food was outstanding. We would definitely love to come back. Highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to relax, enjoy good food and appreciate the pretty grounds, Wendy is a master gardener.

This bed and breakfast is top notch! The hosts Jim and Wendy are so very friendly and kind. The inn is beautiful with wonderful furnishings and color schemes. The main floor is grand, but comfortable. Our room was spacious, and well appointed. Couldn't have been happier. Jim is the cook, and his breakfast are worth getting up for. Loved the grounds around this stone mansion. Highly recommend.

I can not say enough nice things about this place. The owners are lovely people, the rooms are spacious, and the breakfast is wonderful. The only complaint I have is, I wish I could have stayed another day. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to visit Kansas City, MO. It's easy to find and better than some other B&B's. I am looking forward to staying again.

Jim and his wife couldn't have been better hosts. The property is amazing and the room was delightful. Very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and more than enough to eat. The Vermont maple syrup caramelized potatoes were an amazing treat! Thank you both so much for a truly wonderful experience. We will definitely be back!

1 Hawthorne Place Independence MO

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Concierge services

Located 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, Hawthorn - A Bed & Breakfast is within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. This 6-room, 4-star bed & breakfast welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and coffee/tea in a common area.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, a ceiling fan, and an ironing board.

Property features

Hawthorn - A Bed & Breakfast features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and coffee in a common area. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Helpful staff is there to provide concierge services, as well as offer insight about the area. Other amenities at this adults-only bed & breakfast include a library, free newspapers, and wedding services.

Room options

Standard Double Room, Ensuite, Garden View (Elliott)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room, Ensuite, Garden View (Gallagher)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Quadruple Room, Ensuite, Garden View (Westminster)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Quadruple Room, Ensuite, Garden View (Bibler)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 103 reviews

Hawthorn - A Bed & Breakfast

1 Hawthorne Place, Independence, MO 64052
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.