Higher Ground Hotel - Independence MO

Hotel & Event Center near Kansas City

Welcome to the Higher Ground Hotel, a hidden treasure located in the heart of the historic district of Independence, MO. It is a unique and charming hotel located across the street from the Harry S. Truman Home.

Unique & comfortable Independence lodging

Though its appearance may surprise you, don't be fooled by its exterior disguise. Inside you can expect well-appointed rooms and exceptional service. Higher Ground Hotel has some very spacious rooms, including the Family Room which can accommodate larger families and other unique touches such as rooms with skylights.

This entirely smoke-free Inn offers comfortable private rooms, complimentary continental breakfast, a warm and friendly staff and a unique experience for your stay. Higher Ground Hotel has meeting and banquet space available as well. The hotel is a great place for retreats, family reunions, receptions and other special events.

We invite you to check out our packages and other activities that only Higher Ground Hotel can offer.

“What a great place to stay!!

What a cool hotel. Located in downtown Independence right across from Harry Truman's childhood home. I was told the hotel was redone and it looked great. The room was very well sized and incredibly comfortable. The king bed was huge and I slept like a baby. I've stayed at some of the nicest hotels in the world and these beds rank as good as any. Nice flat screen tv's. I could spend a week in that room. This is a great place to stay and is very inexpensive compared to chain hotels that have no where as good as service.”

(TripAdvisor Review)


Higher Ground Garden

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Stay near Arrowhead Stadium & Truman Home!

Stay with us and avoid the freeways! Conveniently located to Downtown Kansas City. We are a short drive down Truman Road to the Sprint Center, the Convention Center and other Downtown Attractions.

We are 3.9 miles from Arrowhead Stadium. We have a great way to get there that avoids all lines and takes you straight to the parking lots.


Monthly and Seasonal Specials

Time Out for Us

Spend some time together in a star-lit room
and enjoy a couples massage with our
Time Out for Us Package.

Harry S. Truman Package

We're across the street from the home
of Harry S. Truman. Tours daily!
Explore more with the Harry S. Truman Package

*All packages and specials must be booked directly through the hotel

TripAdvisor - 2014 Winner - Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor - 2012 Winner - Certificate of Excellence  Higher Ground Hotel - TripAdvisor 2013 Award

Higher Ground Hotel Garden

Visit our beautiful garden during your stay...

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Come visit us for Independence and Kansas city attractions, the Harry Truman home and Library, Santa Fe and Oregon Trail history, Worlds of Fun, the Kansas City Zoo, and special rates for romantic getaways and other hotel packages. The Higher Ground Hotel in Independence, Missouri is a completely non-smoking hotel building in a quiet historic part of the city, so come to breathe easy and sleep well! We offer bed and breakfast. Higher Ground is conveniently located near Independence tourist attractions and unique fine dining establishments (eat real meals, not fast food) and we are also nearer to Kansas City and the KCI (MCI) airport than most other Independence hotels.

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