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Indianola, Iowa
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is a nice mansion with wonderful accommodations. Make sure you read the fine print on the website if you have more than two people staying in the rooms because the inn keepers do not make it clear when they confirm the reservation what the costs will be. The breakfasts were more than enough to eat!

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Hawthorn15, Owner at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and glad you enjoyed the accommodations. Breakfasts at Hawthorn are really special and we are glad you felt our breakfasts provided ample servings. We are sorry you felt the pricing and extra guest charges were not well communicated. We researched our communications with you (there were three emails in addition to the confirmation) and...

Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Just stayed here and everything was great. Comfy room and yummy breakfast. The hosts are very friendly and welcoming. The house is very elegant! Independence is a wonderful place to explore with so much history particularly of Harry Truman.

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Hawthorn15, Owner at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and sharing your experiences. We so enjoy making our guests feel welcome. Glad you enjoyed our central location to the sites and everything Truman! We look forward to seeing you again when you are in the area.

Whispering Pines, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We booked this at the last minute on our way to my Class Reunion. I am telling all my friends and family about it. This is a very nice B&B and the breakfast was awesome. We are still talking about the maple syrup infused skillet potatoes. We loved our room and the grounds. It is so close to a lot...

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Hawthorn15, Owner at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for spreading the word! So glad you enjoyed our breakfasts and the maple syrup on the breakfast potatoes!! You are absolutely right, Hawthorn is so close to just about everything: downtown KC is only 10-12 minutes and the major sports stadiums less than 10 minutes away. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We were only in for one night for the Kenny Chesney/Jason Aldean concert. Jim and Wendy greeted us and made us feel at home. The room was very nice and the whole place was beautifully restored. The next morning, a huge, delicious breakfast was served. We highly recommend this B&B.

2Thank JeffreyGB
Hawthorn15, Owner at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What nice things to say! Your comments are sincerely appreciated. We love it when our guests feel right at home and notice how beautiful Hawthorn is. Glad you loved our hearty breakfast and hope you will return soon.

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 30 July 2015

My fiancé and I planned to visit Kansas City for the weekend and of course waited until the night before we left to book a hotel. Everything was booked full because the Royals were playing in town so we found Hawthorne and went to their website to make a reservation. We figure for $150 and what was sure to be...

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Hawthorn15, Owner at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and appreciating what we do. You experienced first- hand, that we love what we do and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. As first time guests at a bed and breakfast we are delighted you discovered the wonderful hospitality of bed and breakfast’s and look forward to welcoming you back...

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 28 July 2015

My wife and I stayed at this wonderful bed and breakfast this past weekend. It was the first time we had ever stayed at a B&B and we were not sure what to expect. In short, it was amazing. The house itself was built in 1900 and looks every bit a historic B&B. The decor was amazing. It had a...

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Hawthorn15, Owner at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to comment in such detail on your stay. Thank you. It is always wonderful to hear when guests notice the beauty of the mansion and the special things that make a stay at Hawthorn so comfortable and enjoyable. Having lived in Sioux Falls, we enjoyed sharing fond stories of life in the Dakotas.

Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Jim and Wendy know how to do the B&B thing right. The grounds, house, decor, and food are just perfect. They were friendly and available, without being intrusive. There was plenty of info about local activities. There are lots of things to do and see within half an hour drive. We will buy gift visits for our married children to...

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Giddings, Texas
Reviewed 21 July 2015

The external beauty is what lured me in, with interior pictures that were a bit deceiving (pretty outdated and NOT because they were trying to preserve the historical setting!) When I made initial contact with the inn, I told them this was a special trip as my best friend and I were celebrating 45 years of friendship, as well as...

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Hawthorn15, Owner at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay. Please be assured we are never too busy to provide outstanding and welcoming service to all our guests. We are pleased you like the exterior beauty which we feel is only surpassed by the beauty inside. Our pictures are hardly deceiving as we have been told countless times that our pictures,...

Independence, Missouri
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We had our wedding at Hawthorn and truly enjoyed every aspect of the experience thanks to Jim and Wendy's extra care, thoughtfulness and timely suggestions. As part of the wedding, we stayed overnight and all the accommodations were SO comfortable, clean and very soothing and pleasing to the eye. Breakfast the next morning is NOT to be missed! We are...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 12 May 2015

My wife & I stayed for two nights at Hawthorn while in town for minor pro hockey games. The grounds are expansive with large trees and flowering plants. The 1900s home is well maintained outside & in, with inviting common areas on the entry floor & comfortable private guest rooms upstairs. Jim prepared delicious breakfasts each morning, while his wife...


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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elegant 19th century stone mansion meticulously renovated and opened as a Bed & Breakfast in 2000. Relax in the comfort and privacy of this beautiful estate and savor the gourmet cuisine. Extra large guestrooms, exquisitely decorated, all with private baths, cable TV, wireless internet, individual heat & air-conditioning and full complimentary breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1 Hawthorne Pl, Independence, MO 64052-1966
Region: United States > Missouri > Independence
Price Range: RM678 - RM937 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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