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Higher Ground Hotel, Independence

3-star3 stars
200 N. DelawareIndependenceMO64050United States of America

3-star hotel with conference center, near Independence Square
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great amenities
Awesome vibe
Rather comfortable
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From 268 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Higher Ground Hotel, Independence

from $90
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Mobile Only

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 5 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free train station pickup *


  • Free self parking

  • Free RV/bus/truck parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
Things to do
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • 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/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

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
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Higher Ground Hotel, Independence’s small print

Also known as

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.00 per day

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

What’s around Higher Ground Hotel, Independence

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

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

Getting around

  • Kansas City, MO (MCI-Kansas City Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Independence Station - 13 min walk
  • Kansas City Union Station - 24 min drive
  • Lee's Summit Station - 27 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Free train station pick-up

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 125 reviews

Higher Ground Hotel, Independence
Very Good8.0
Loved this hotel and will be back
Loved the hotel, loved the staff. We will request a room without the skylight next time though—being old-we enjoy an afternoon nap and it was too bright for us to rest. Everything else was excellent.
Ellen L, us1 night trip
Higher Ground Hotel, Independence
Very Good8.0
Location, location, location
Location, location, location! Right across the street from the Truman house, walking distance to the center of Independence. History galore within minutes. Truman, Civil War, Mormonism, and the great cross-country trails to the West. Great downtown movie theatre and several good restaurants. Be aware that the roll up the street on Sunday so their are limited dining opportunities in town. The hotel itself is clean and comfortable if a bit institutional (a hold over from its days as a church retreat center)...however the garden outside, nice antiques and the husband and wife owners make it a bit more homey
A Traveler, us3 night trip
Higher Ground Hotel, Independence
Family trip
Great place to stay for our family of 8. We got two rooms and it worked very nice to visit the church historic sites of the LDS church. Walking distance to the visitor center and temple plot. We loved the LDS historic walking trail. Great breakfast and great air conditioning.
Devin, us1 night trip
Higher Ground Hotel, Independence
Very Good8.0
Higher Ground
Place was okay, but I think the price was a bit high. Building reminds me of a rehabbed college dorm building and not a hotel. Everything was clean and bed was comfy. Did not try the included breakfast. Located just down the street from the Truman Home.
Julie, us1 night trip
Higher Ground Hotel, Independence
Very Good8.0
If you need to be waited on hand and foot, this is not for you. Higher Ground provides 21st century conveniences, internet and flat screen TV, in a mid-20th century package. The building was not originally a hotel and imagining what the building could have been used for is half the fun in staying there. The garden is delightful even in winter and people actually use keys to enter their room. What fun! The two caretakers are equally charming and informative about the area.
Patrick, us1 night trip

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