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Higher Ground Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Free parking
  • Spa services

Recent guest reviews

Comfortable and friendly accommodations. On the block of the Truman home. Walkable to downtown Independence. In sight of the 300 ft Community of Christ tower. Secure parking and hot scrambled egg and sausage breakfast! All good, with a beautiful garden area just outside your window

Because of some hardships , I do not have a credit card at the moment. I have stayed at several bed and breakfasts and sent money orders inadvance or paid cash at check in. I have even worked at a B&B as well as a small inn that accepted this system of payment. I called and spoke to a very brusk man , who was very rude and said I was trying to give him a run around . A very unhospitable person . They must have people lined up to throw away a 2 night stay.

Warm breakfast, spacious rooms, really pleasant sitting areas throughout the hotel too! There's a nice garden; we didn't manage to get in even though we had the combination. We were told the handle needs to be manipulated in a certain way, but it's pretty hot here in July, so as pretty as the garden looked, I'm not sure we would have used it. Walking distance to downtown Independence and the Truman museum. Truman's home is on the same block as Higher Ground! I would think that if you were aiming to spend some time in Kansas City and were traveling by car anyway, this might be an interesting roost which would be more comfy and cheaper than hotels in the city.

Room was spacious, clean and the gentleman that check us in was very informative with the area. Beds were comfy. The Teenagers did not get up in time to enjoy breakfast. I think we had the hotel to our self one night. Very quiet and right near were the fireworks were going to go off. Also not far from the square which had great food options.

My husband and I stayed in room 312 at Higher Ground for two nights. One entire wall was windows that looked down on the garden. The king bed was very comfortable. Nice soft sheets, fluffy thick towels and high quality toilet paper made the room mush better than the average hotel room in the same price range. The prayer left by the owners in the room was a very nice and appreciated touch. Breakfast was typical of the chain hotels. The halls and sitting areas were beautifully decorated with antiques and unusual pieces. There were lots of books in a cozy sitting area on the third floor. The garden had a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere with tables, chairs and other seating options. Located across the road from the Truman home and within walking distance of Independence Square makes this the ideal location to experience all Independence has to offer. A short drive takes you to Kansas City. Highly recommend! We will stay here again if we are back in the area.

We had tried several times to stay here when passing through and events kept us away. I was very excited to stay at Higher Ground and for the most part it was great. Wonderful location. We were able to walk to the Truman Library and the historic square. A bit of a hike so only do this if you are up for it! We never used our car once we checked in. Our room was nice. We got the king sized bed. The view was over the nice patio area. Small bathroom and a bit too cozy but soooooo clean! Lots of extra towels and not the skimpy ones. The sheets smelled so clean and fresh and the bedding very nice. Pillows not so great but the bed was comfy. Too much light seeped under the door but soooo very quiet. Small TV. Friendly welcome and they were able to accommodate our early arrival. Breakfast was just okay and similar to what you would get at the chains but eggs were better. It was a very good experience but not quite what I expected. I love to try different hotels and this is definitely different-in a good way.

We visited Independence several years ago and stayed here. We needed one night in the Kansas City area this weekend before moving on to Abilene, Kansas so we returned to Higher Ground -a known quality inn. We were tired and way off the official arrival time, but we were warmly greeted and given our room to rest up before going to evening service at Church of the Resurrection. The room was absolutely immaculate. The sheets are soft and the breakfast hearty. We were sad to learn that one of the owners is down and out with back problems. He was missed🙁. We will pray for a speedy recovery for him just as the owners prayed for our safe journey. Much appreciated. If you are going to the stadiums, visiting Kansas City, Independence, or just passing through, do yourself a favor and stay at Higher Ground.

This hotel is next door to Harry Truman’s house and basically close to everything. Nice people, clean rooms, and a real breakfast. I really cannot fill up this review with more characters. It’s a royal pain to write.

We stayed in a 2 king bed room. It was very spacious. The breakfast was good. The lady handling the place was very nice and accommodating. It was very quaint and unique, and right across the street from the Truman house.

We wanted a weekend away and thought Kansas City sounded like a great option...minus the outrageous hotel costs. A quick search found us this hidden gem! Within minutes we had scrapped our original plans in KC and found ourselves wandering around Independence, absorbing the history and president Truman. Higher Ground is very clean, very secure, and well worth the slightly longer drive to KC...that is, if you decide to go to KC after all.

200 N. Delaware Independence MO

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Spa services

Higher Ground Hotel places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Independence Square and Historic Truman Courthouse. This 30-room, 3-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with free self parking and a conference center.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. Pillowtop beds sport pillow menus and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, free local calls, and free bottled water.

Property features

Higher Ground Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a business center. There's free parking and a free train station shuttle. Front-desk staff can assist with securing valuables, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, an arcade/game room, and a library.

Room options

Mobile Only

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 294 reviews

*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.