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Higher Ground Hotel, Independence

3-star3 stars
200 N. DelawareIndependenceMO64050United States of America
3-star hotel with free breakfast and conference center
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Great amenities
Awesome vibe
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From 257 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Higher Ground Hotel, Independence

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

  • 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.) 35-min drive
  • Independence Station 12-min walk
  • Kansas City Union Station 25-min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Free train station pick-up

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 120 reviews

Higher Ground Hotel, Independence
A great place to stay; will stay there again!
So it was a little different- a motel in a converted office building, but that actually made it kinda quirky and fun! It was like a cross between a motel and B & B. The owner was pleasant and hospitable; very friendly and willing to be helpful in explaining local history and sites, as well as give details of the office bldg./motel conversion. He made us feel welcome and comfortable. Area was fantastic; situated in the middle of a residential neighborhood. We felt very safe out walking; across street from Truman home and a 10 min. walk to the presidential library. Very easy drive and access to downtown KC sites and areas.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Higher Ground Hotel, Independence
Truman Home and Museum
Very impressed with this quaint, clean happy B & B. Accommodating couple made us feel totally welcome and at home. Independence was such an interesting stop. Enjoyed Truman home and presidential library.
Mary, us1 night trip
Higher Ground Hotel, Independence
Very Good8.0
Higher Ground Hotel
This was a really cool hotel. The bed was not the most comfortable and the breakfast was fair. But the people were kind and worked with us on an early check in. It was a beautiful building.
Russell, us1 night romance trip
Higher Ground Hotel, Independence
Creatures in the attic
The hotel is a renovated office building. The room was small but clean and accommodating. The toilet was clogged upon arrival...not sure if that caused me to be over critical or not...but they fixed it right away and apologized profusely. The thing is...there is a suspended ceiling in the room and air ducts connect the rooms. I was up all night listening to my neighbor peeing every 40 minutes and snoring like a 300 pound drunk (he was). Since I was up all night... I spent my time staring at the ugly ceiling and trying to ignore the bright light coming under the door...weird door adjustment without a door sweep...also did not help the noise pollution. Finally, I am absolutely certain that at about 2am I could hear mice running back and forth on the ceiling tiles until about 7am. I saw no signs of rodent infestation, but we did not stick around to find out. We checked out at 7:30 and hit the road...nobody asked about if we enjoyed our stay and we did not offer any unsolicited comments. I travel 15-20 times a year worldwide and I have NEVER left a poor review. I would not stay here again unless I had no other options.
Jerry, us1 night romance trip
Higher Ground Hotel, Independence
Great place to stay near stadiums
We stayed in Independence because we attended a KC Royals game and it's one of the closer places to the stadium. It's a quirky little hotel in a building that seems like it was apartments or a dorm in a previous life. It's very colorful, comfortable, and had very warm service.
Karla S, us1 night romance trip

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