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Hawthorn B&B

1 Hawthorne Place , Independence, MO 64052 USA (Show map)
162 Reviews
$119 - $189
per night

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Rooms & Rates


Standard description

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

Nightly Rate: $0-$165

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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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.

Beautiful mansion and grounds.

4.2 on July 04, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Hawthorne Mansion. The inn keeper stayed past check in time to accommodate our late arrival. The Breakfast was so beautiful and scrumptious. We especially loved the potatoes cooked with a hint of maple syrup. The bed and pillows were exceptionally comfortable. The whole mansion was impeccably clean. We were the only guest for the night and all the rooms were locked. I would have liked to see the other rooms. I will definitely recommend this B&B to friends and family.


5 on June 19, 2014

I highly recommend Hawthorn B&B. We stayed with Jim and Amy Friday and Saturday night. They were both so warm and friendly and made us feel right at home. Their home is lovely! It's full of antiques and had a romantic cozy feel throughout. Jim made breakfast each morning and it was delicious. On Saturday we didn't eat again until dinnertime because the meal was so hearty. Both mornings we had fresh fruit to begin. The first morning we had omelets, potatoes and fresh from the oven raspberry muffins. The second day was homemade pancakes. I can't say enough about the comfort and hospitality of Hawthorn B&B!

Very Nice Stay at Hawthorn B&B

3.8 on June 19, 2014

The Hawthorn B&B was lovely. We enjoyed our stay. It is convenient to many Independence & KC sites, the breakfasts were excellent, the hosts very pleasant & helpful, the rooms were very nice & the common areas (enclosed porch, living room, etc) were very inviting.

Why we keep coming back

5 on June 11, 2014

We keep coming back to Hawthorn because the beautiful and spacious home is clean, wonderfully decorated and cozy, as well as because Jim and Wendy always make us feel welcome and at home. The breakfasts are always fabulous, too, and the location is excellent for Royals baseball fans. We highly recommend staying at Hawthorn. John and Rosemary

Love the Hawthorne!!

5 on June 09, 2014

This was my second stay, and can't wait to return! Owners Wendy and Jim Allen are phenomenal hosts, and the rooms, the food, all top notch! If you are in the KC area, make this your place to stay!!

Our Stay at Hawthorne

5 on June 09, 2014

My wife and I have stayed at many B & B's. While we have had many great experiences, we both have to say that the Hawthorne was the very best; even better than others much more expensive. The hospitality was unmatched. The room was great as was the breakfast. We really recommend this B&B.

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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

Check Dates


  • 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

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About the innkeepers

Travel, Baseball, Gardening, Theater, Cooking

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  • Serving Location: Sun Porch, Dining Room

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

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