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This hotel (if you can even call it that) was DISGUSTING!! The pictures on the website are completely not even accurate. The place is all run down inside. It smelled like a mixture of pee, bleach, mildew, drugs, and sweat in the elevator and the room. There were people living there in multiple rooms that were tweaking out on drugs and a few people outside that were smoking their crack pipe right out in the open. It was so uncomfortable and frightening that we didn't even stay. We went back downstairs, gave our key back and went and found somewhere else to stay for the night where we would have a clean bed and not have to sleep with one eye open.

Feeling of being and looking dirty. I did not want to touch anything in the room. The furniture was old and peeling. The bed felt like you was laying directly on the springs of the bed. There was holes in the wall that was patches and not painted. The weather stripping on the door was missing so you was able to see the daylight outside under the door. Bugs and roaches was in the room.

Nothing, the place serves as permeant housing for some. Uncomfortable then sitting out and watching you come and go. Tons of foot traffic thought out the night. Had to turn towels in before you received clean towels. Had to rent kitchen stuff to use the kitchen. Really plus the coffee pot had to be rented. The floor was dirty. Bedspread had homes in it.

Room was non-smoking, but reeked of cigarette smoke. I mean REEKED -- I'm a pretty low-maintenance traveler, but it was a bit much even for me. Also, property obviously serves as long-term housing for the down-and-out... It felt like I was staying at a halfway house.

the stay was terrible. floors seemed like they were never swept and housekeeping didnt exist. they were doing construction & started hammering and roofing at 7am. i would NEVER stay here again. id really like a full refund. this place is NOT suggested to anybody!

It looks like the room are not clean. Smells so bad ! For the first time i wrnt to a store to buy a bactetial spray.

Horrible! This place needs a serious remodel. Please read the reviews. This place is not worth a penny. Don't mean to be rude but when you know the place is ran down why not let folks who are traveling over 600 miles know.

The staff was very welcoming, friendly and attentive. The sink and shower didn't drain well. Room kind of smelled unpleasant. But the price was right and it is close to Kaufman Stadium which was the sole purpose of my stay.

Need to be renovated ASAP. Smells in the room, stained carpets. Bedding should be changed and upgraded.

This place was Def a dive...... Inless your getting a great low price for this place I wouldn't recommend it......

The staff was excellent, super helpful and personable. The room was filthy, there was even someone's sign/poster left pinned to the wall. It was definitely odd. Will not stay there again.

The reception is so poor and the place is old. The house keeping was not impressive and no breakfast in the morning

Wouldn't want to stay here again if I had to. Ants on counter. Water pressure was not great. Smelled like smoke in a non-smoking room when we got there. $25 pet fee. Little steep for a 2 star hotel. Had to ask for batteries for remote at front desk. Hard bed and firm pillows. Decent location for where we needed to be though.

Very friendly, quiet no problems at all. Nice rooms, glad to have the mini frig and coffee pot and mugs.

I needed a place to sleep on a business road trip. Staff was a big help in locating the motel and getting me signed in. My room was on the top floor and was clean and comfortable but suffered from road noise. This night was a good value but the property seems a bit too big for the staff they have to manage it. Free WIFI is a plus.

Disgusting. There were brown stains in the shower, on the toliet seat, and a nice little redish brown stain on my pillow case. The carpet looked like it had been urinated on in multiple places and the bed was like a friggin rock. No comfort, it smelled, and was so so so gross. I woke up with a stuffy nose. I swear there were mold spores. Great on the outside but my room was disgusting.

I guess you get what you pay for! Next time I will pay more and upgrade. Went to my high school reunion. Just needed a place to sleep for a few nights. Why pay a lot? Because in every other motel I have stayed at, there was more than one towel and washcloth. And when I would get back to the room, the used ones were replaced with clean ones. Not here. Here you had to take the wet ones to the office each day and exchange them for clean ones. Or should I say clean ONE. The place was very small. It was nice to have a refrigerator in the room. And the room was clean. I could hear the people walking in the room above me until after midnight every night. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The place was also a little hard to find.

The hotel was old and in need of rennovation. A non-smoking room was requested but none were available upon checking in. They charged approximately $8 for wireless connectivity. I would recommend not going near this place.

E 42nd St S Independence MO

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Located 3 mi (4.9 km) from Leila's Hair Museum, HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof Kansas City - Independence, MO is within a 10-minute drive of Arrowhead Stadium. This 120-room apartment building has in-room conveniences like kitchenettes, refrigerators, and microwaves.


Rooms

Each apartment features a kitchenette with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and a 32-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels. Each apartment also includes free local calls. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

At HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof Kansas City - Independence, MO, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. A stay here includes free parking. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area.

Room options

Standard Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof Kansas City - Independence, MO

Everyone (8) Business (4) Couples (7) Family (1) Other (5) Friends (2)
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Partner Couples

This hotel (if you can even call it that) was DISGUSTING!! The pictures on the website are completely not even accurate. The place is all run down inside. It smelled like a mixture of pee, bleach, mildew, drugs, and sweat in the elevator and the room. There were people living there in multiple rooms that were tweaking out on drugs and a few people outside that were smoking their crack pipe right out in the open. It was so uncomfortable and frightening that we didn't even stay. We went back downstairs, gave our key back and went and found somewhere else to stay for the night where we would have a clean bed and not have to sleep with one eye open.

By , from LeFlore County, OK on Oct 13, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 16, 2020

Dear Lina, Thanks so much for letting us know about your concerns. We’re sorry that we failed to make your visit as enjoyable as it could have been. Cleanliness and hygiene are two of our highest priorities, and we take feedback like this very seriously. I’ve spoken with the head of our cleaning team to review our cleaning procedures and to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.

1
Business Business

Feeling of being and looking dirty. I did not want to touch anything in the room. The furniture was old and peeling. The bed felt like you was laying directly on the springs of the bed. There was holes in the wall that was patches and not painted. The weather stripping on the door was missing so you was able to see the daylight outside under the door. Bugs and roaches was in the room.

By on Nov 1, 2019

1
Partner Couples

Nothing, the place serves as permeant housing for some. Uncomfortable then sitting out and watching you come and go. Tons of foot traffic thought out the night. Had to turn towels in before you received clean towels. Had to rent kitchen stuff to use the kitchen. Really plus the coffee pot had to be rented. The floor was dirty. Bedspread had homes in it.

By on Sep 24, 2019

3
Business Business

Room was non-smoking, but reeked of cigarette smoke. I mean REEKED -- I'm a pretty low-maintenance traveler, but it was a bit much even for me. Also, property obviously serves as long-term housing for the down-and-out... It felt like I was staying at a halfway house.

By on Jun 11, 2019

1
Everyone

By on Mar 15, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Oct 30, 2018

1

it was the worst place i've ever stayed.

Everyone

the stay was terrible. floors seemed like they were never swept and housekeeping didnt exist. they were doing construction & started hammering and roofing at 7am. i would NEVER stay here again. id really like a full refund. this place is NOT suggested to anybody!

By , from st louis on Jul 5, 2018

1

smell bad

Everyone

It looks like the room are not clean. Smells so bad ! For the first time i wrnt to a store to buy a bactetial spray.

By on Sep 14, 2017

1

better off sleeping in your car

Everyone

Horrible! This place needs a serious remodel. Please read the reviews. This place is not worth a penny. Don't mean to be rude but when you know the place is ran down why not let folks who are traveling over 600 miles know.

By on Aug 8, 2017

3

cheap hotel conveniently located close to stadiums

Everyone

The staff was very welcoming, friendly and attentive. The sink and shower didn't drain well. Room kind of smelled unpleasant. But the price was right and it is close to Kaufman Stadium which was the sole purpose of my stay.

By , from OKC on Jul 17, 2017

HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof Kansas City - Independence, MO

14800 E 42nd St S, Independence, MO 64055
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