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Hawthorn B&B

Independence, MO 64052 USA (Show map)
168 Reviews
$119 - $189
per night

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Standard description

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0-$165

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Our midweek stay.

4.6 on August 28, 2014

Because our anniversary fell mid-week this year, we were looking for a quick get-away. Hawthorn was a great choice. From the moment we got there, Jim made us feel like the place was ours and it is a wonderful place. It was so easy to forget our busy lives and to step into the quiet and peace of a bygone era. As we loitered over our tremendous breakfast and the morning light filled the sun porch, we found Hawthorn's best feature; the time and environment which allows for the luxury of soul filling conversation. Although the stay was short, the Hawthorn provided an anniversary that will always rank up there with some of our best times shared.

Uniquely Charming Midwest Mansion

5 on August 23, 2014

The unique 114 year-old building and grounds were very well maintained and our room was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The breakfast food was delicious and expertly prepared and presented. The host was very gracious, friendly, and made us feel welcome. All of this at a very reasonable price.


5 on August 19, 2014

I stayed here on my way moving from Maryland to Colorado. They have a 7pm check in time, but due to unforeseen traffic and some personal issues, I ended up being almost 2 hours behind schedule. I called and let them know about the time that I would be arriving and they were accommodating and were both there to greet me when I got there. The room was beautiful and the food was excellent! Would definitely stay here again!

Close to home

4.8 on August 06, 2014

A quick jaunt from home in a luxurious stay.

A MUST for B&B lovers!!

5 on August 01, 2014

My two friends & I (69 year old ladies) go to a B&B once a year & this was one of the best. In fact it only matched the one in Lindsborg which is now closed. A beautiful, comfortable, & friendly place which was even better than we thought it would be. In fact, we're going back in December to see all the Christmas trees & lights in it & the Independence mansions.

Delightful Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 29, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the B&B for our one year anniversary. We had such a wonderful time! Jim and Wendy were wonderful hosts. The breakfasts we had each morning were DELICIOUS!!! The rooms were very comfy and very comparable prices to hotels in the area. The B&B was also conveniently located, being within 15 minutes of the plaza and power and light. I would definitely recommend this place and plan to go back in the future!

Great business stay

5 on July 26, 2014

Jim and Wendy were gracious hosts. The Hawthorn is a beautiful home and the atmosphere was light and pleasant. Jim's breakfast is world class. Thank you Jim and Wendy for a great first B&B stay. Would definitely stay again. Best wishes Perry and Roz.

Superior experience at Hawthorn B&B

5 on July 25, 2014

From the first personal greeting at the front door to the gracious send off at check out, my husband and I were served with a perfect balance of attention and privacy in beautiful, immaculate surroundings. Comfort, care, and attention to details are the standards in this lovely facility.

Perfect for a Family Reunion!

4.8 on July 10, 2014

We five sisters try to hold a family reunion at Hawthorn B&B at least every other year. Jim and Wendy go above and beyond in taking care of us!

A delightful stay!

5 on July 05, 2014

Deb and I enjoyed thoroughly our short but delightful stay at the Hawthorn. It was our 5th anniversary and we had never stayed here before but it was so worth the trip. We were in KC for the weekend and we love bed and breakfasts so much more than any hotel. Hawthorn is simply gorgeous. What a house! Breakfast was amazing and Jim and Wendy are so delightful to chat with. that had to be our favorite thing, talking with them and hearing details of their home and lives. Try that with a hotel clerk.....all in all it was a short stay as one nighters go but well worth the money to have home away from home like that.

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Location Type

Small town, Suburban


Kansas City, MO (MCI) 26 miles

Directions to property:

From the Airport or points from the North: From the North via I-35 (Des Moines)…take I-35 South to I-435 and head south, (toward St. Louis) to Exit 60 (Truman Road). At the end of the exit, turn left and “go up the hill and down the hill” to your first traffic light (intersection of Truman Road and Winner Road). Turn right onto Winner Road and proceed approximately ½ mile, watching for Hawthorne Place on your right. Turn onto Hawthorne Place and you will see the stone mansion set back on the estate. Park along side the mansion in our parking lot. From the North via I-29 (Lincoln/Omaha)… take I-29 south to Exit 9A (Route 152 east) to I-435 and head south (toward St. Louis) to Exit 60 (Truman Road). At the end of the exit, turn left and “go up the hill and down the hill” to your first traffic light (intersection of Truman Road and Winner Road). Turn right onto Winner Road and proceed approximately ½ mile, watching for Hawthorne Place on your right. Turn onto Hawthorne Place and you will see the mansion set back on the estate. Park along side the mansion in our parking lot.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Truman Home & Presidential Library, Community of Christ World Headquarters, National Frontier Trails Museum, Mormon Visitors Center, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Golf, nearby, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Children under the age of 12
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card will hold your reservation.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations will be subject to a $25.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations can only be accepted seven (7) days in advance of your arrival date. Guests who cancel their reservations within seven (7) days of their arrival date will be expected to pay for their full reservation, regardless of arrival or departure. If we can rebook the room, your cancelled reservation will be applied, via a credit towards a future stay, less the $25.00 cancellation fee. Credits for future stays are good for one year from date of cancellation. There are no refunds for early departure or non-arrival. When reservations are confirmed, all other requests for that room are turned away. As a small business, cancellations have a significant impact on our business. Our guests expect and enjoy outstanding hospitality with high standards of quality. To this end, we must adhere to a strict cancellation policy without exceptions.



Jim and Wendy Allen

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Travel, Baseball, Gardening, Theater, Cooking

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  • Serving Location: Sun Porch, Dining Room

Details Diamond Collection

1 Hawthorne Place , Independence, MO 64052 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ purchase