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Higher Ground Hotel

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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great art decor style interior. Amazing skylight in the room. Skip the hotels on the interstate and check this hotel out. Bright colors throughout the building and plenty of unique items to look at. Beware though everything close is closed on Sunday.More

Thank Carl B
Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Yes, of the 9 restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, only 2 are open on Sundays. So glad you liked our Exlectic Decor. Most people enjoy it. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This unique hotel is nearly across the street from the Truman house and next to the Noland house. We enjoyed being in the neighborhood and walking the same streets Harry did on his daily jaunts. It's a short (and interesting) walk or drive to the...More

Thank Barbara N
Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind words about our hotel. We are different and most people like the difference between us and a chain hotel. We are located in a residential neighborhood across the street from Harry Truman's Home during his Presidency. You can tour the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was fine, the room was ok, breakfast was adequate, proprietors were friendly and helpful. The value was good but I've never stayed in a hotel room that didn't have a window, however in all fairness it did have a skylight...but try looking out...More

Thank R-LSnebur
Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 1 week ago

Hello: Sorry you did not like your skylight room. We have four such rooms in the hotel and they are very popular with our guests. Most find them romantic. If you call the hotel to book your room, we can help you with placement. All...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here with three of my kids due to its proximity to the Harry Truman home. It turned out not to be my best choice. The owners were very friendly, and the complimentary breakfast was good. Unfortunately, breakfast followed a night of fitful sleep,...More

Thank Michael B
Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 1 week ago

Sorry that the street light interfered with your sleep. If we had known, we would have gladly moved you to another room. It is important to us that our guests are comfortable Yes, it is inconvenient to have to travel 5 blocks to buy tickets...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The friendly folks at Higher Ground made this stop on our travels very enjoyable. Located across the street from the Truman home and close to downtown, we were able to walk to our destinations. Suggestions for restaurants were great and the room and breakfast were...More

Thank marnib447
Response from moretajunehartman, Manager at Higher Ground HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We were happy to make sure that your stay with us was as pleasant as possible. We take pride in helping our guests enjoy our beautiful and historical area. There is so much to see and do...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
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Room amenities
Air Conditioning
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US$101 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$101 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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26 June 2016|
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Response from Marylou R | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You could call the front desk and I'm sure they would tell you. I imagine there may be some State regulations regarding your question.
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gregrxus
11 April 2016|
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Response from Annette H | Reviewed this property |
Ours did not. Full size refrigerator in basement kitchen area. Looked like guests were using for beverages?
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Rayandbrenda
15 October 2015|
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Response from moretajunehartman | Property representative |
3.9 miles. We have a route that brings you right to the parking lot entrance.
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