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1 room, 2 adults

Higher Ground Hotel, Independence

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Arcade/game room
  • Elevator
200 N. Delaware, Independence, MO, 64050, United States of America

3-star hotel with conference center, near Independence Square
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Arcade/game room
    • Elevator
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Great location
Awesome vibe
Great room

Higher Ground Hotel, Independence

from $105
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Mobile Only

What’s around Higher Ground Hotel, Independence


  • Independence Square - 6 min walk
  • Historic Truman Courthouse - 8 min walk
  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site - 9 min walk
  • 1859 Jail Marshal's Home and Museum - 9 min walk
  • National Frontier Trails Museum - 12 min walk
  • Bingham Waggoner Estate - 13 min walk
  • Chicago and Alton Railroad Depot - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansas City Intl. Airport (MCI) - 36 min drive
  • Independence Station - 13 min walk
  • Kansas City Union Station - 17 min drive
  • Lee's Summit Station - 22 min drive
  • Free train station pick-up

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 4 children (10 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free train station pick-up *


  • Free self parking

  • Free RV/bus/truck parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2200
  • Conference space size (meters) - 204
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built - 1969
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Braille signage
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 35-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping

Higher Ground Hotel, Independence’s small print

Also known as

  • Ground Hotel
  • Higher Ground Hotel Hotel Independence
  • Higher Ground Hotel
  • Higher Ground Hotel Independence
  • Higher Ground Independence
  • Higher Hotel
  • Hotel Ground
  • Higher Ground Hotel Hotel
  • Higher Ground Hotel Independence


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.00 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Higher Ground Hotel, Independence

  • Does Higher Ground Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Higher Ground Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Higher Ground Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Higher Ground Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Higher Ground Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. There's a charge of USD 50 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Higher Ground Hotel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Dave's Bakery and Deli (6-min walk), Diamond Bowl (6-min walk), and Big John's Corner Bar (6-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Higher Ground Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Independence Square (6-min walk) and Historic Truman Courthouse (8-min walk), along with Harry S. Truman National Historic Site (9-min walk) and 1859 Jail Marshal's Home and Museum (9-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 110 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Nice and clean. Friendly staff.
Judith, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Gordon, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hotel with Great Hospitality
An older hotel with old-fashioned hospitality. Our interior room had a sky light in lieu of a window. It was great on a summer night but the summer sun arrived early for us. Make sure you visit the charming private garden for guests complete with a pond.
John, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very nice accommodations. Down to earth ownership as evidenced by the charming decor in the lounge areas. Nice change from the "big box" hotels. Quick stress free drive to Kauffman stadium. Nice breakfast. And even the same toilet paper you put in your own home! I would highly recommend this hotel.
michael, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Enjoyable Stay
We loved this historic hotel! A lovely garden was right out our window and the location was perfect for places of interest.
Mark, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Spacious rooms in a neat historic area.
Wonderful property in a neat historic area (right across the street from Harry Truman's house!)
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Couple getaway for Chiefs game.
Had a great time, loved the skylight in our room, staff was very helpful in navigating the local area.
Richard, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A GREAT Stay — Would Absolutely Stay Again
The most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept on in a hotel. Spacious room that was clean and quiet, and a nice breakfast. Location is phenomenal, literally right across from the Truman Home on a beautiful and historic street with mature trees and lovely architecture. Also very near the downtown with great shopping and restaurant options. And the hotel space is unique, far better than a chain. HIGHLY recommended.
Marie, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
I loved this hotel. It is an old office building converted into a hotel. The decor is charming and eclectic. There is a beautiful courtyard garden for the guests. Plenty of parking. Breakfast was good. Right across the street from the Truman home. A great change of pace from the chain hotels.
Paul K., us1 night romance trip

Higher Ground Hotel, Independence

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