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201 N 8th St, Independence, KS 67301-3301
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#3 of 7 hotels in Independence

Welcome to Appletree Inn, your Independence “home away from home.” Appletree Inn aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Appletree Hotel offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a 24 hour front desk. Guests of Appletree Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a pool and free breakfast, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Brothers Railroad Inn, which is an Italian restaurant that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Should time allow, Eclectix Art Gallery is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

Appletree Inn puts the best of Independence at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Sarah L wrote a review Jun 2022
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This place is horrible. It’s run by a Indian family who are downright con artists! They will try anything they can to charge you additional money after you check in. The pool smells like fish. And the women who runs this hotel is the most unprofessional women I’ve ever met.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Nancy W wrote a review May 2022
Saint Joseph, Missouri2 contributions
Nothing remarkable, but well kept and pleasant. I would stay there again rather than at one of the big chains. Nice pool area. Plenty to see and do in Independence. Staff kept the ample breakfast well supplied.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Kenny M wrote a review Jul 2021
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee8 contributions3 helpful votes
Great room. Fantastic price. Very helpful staff. Older hotel but still in good shape. Carpet is a little exotic but clean. Beds were comfortable. Noise level Minimal. At 30% less that the big chain hotels, very much worth looking at. The staff let is look at the room before we unloaded our luggage. Indoor pool. Breakfast was ok.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is a little tight near the front door. Opens out near the street. Check out the downtown...
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toothfairy0904 wrote a review Nov 2019
Chicago, Illinois324 contributions74 helpful votes
If I could give this a zero rating, I absolutely would. I travel and stay in a lot of hotels for work. This is by far one of the worst hotels I have stayed in. From the appearance of the room, the rooms aren’t cleaned—just tidied with beds made and clean towels provided. Hopefully those towels were thoroughly cleaned because one of them was actually labeled “Pool.” For starters, the bathtub/shower had someone else’s hair clumps in it, staining throughout the tub buttom, and dirty smears and shampoo streaks along the inner shower shelf ledge. There was trash and debris scattered on the bathroom floor. The bathroom mirror had gross debris sprayed on it. The whole carpeted floor was so gross and full of dirt, debris, and another person’s garbage. I kept my flip flops on the entire time. The bed spreads were visibly soiled with what appeared to be bodily fluid and food smears. The table between the beds had such thick dust covering the phone and table, as well as crumbs and litter from another guest piled on the table. It felt like I walked into a crime scene. The pictures really don’t do justice to the gross atrocities I discovered. I didn’t really have a choice—I needed to shower before a work event—so I did wearing flip flops. Absolutely did not spend the night here. The room was one of the dirtiest grungiest places I’ve ever seen in a hotel. I hardly doubt that room had ever been cleaned. Highly recommend do not stay here until this hotel is searched by the health department (or possibly condemned). This place badly needs an upgrade and overhaul in standards of cleanliness.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
2 Helpful votes
firefighter931 wrote a review Nov 2019
Independence, Kansas14 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed in the Executive Suite, when we arrived the front desk was very welcoming and nice. Check in was smooth and easy and explained a little about the amenities as we were doing the check in process. Room was clean and very presentable, everything worked in the room had a very nice and quiet stay. Hot tub in room was clean and very comforting room setup is nice and feels well put together. Movie theater is right across the street quick and easy to get to for a fun time.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Trip144329 wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I was quoted a price over the phone when I made reservation and when I checked in they raised the rate.Desk clerk was rude and argued on and on basically arguing with herself. Would not honor price quoted on phone. Sheets were worn out, didn't feel or look clean, lumpy mattress.Bathroom tiny, no stopper in old dinged up tub.Small,thin towels. The whole room and hotel had a feeling of not being very clean.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Larryeeyore wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions
Very nice and clean hotel. A good value for the money. Helpful staff and a indoor pool and hot tub as well. Located downtown and within walking or a short drive to anywhere. 15 min from the trxtron facility.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
Rhonda R wrote a review Sep 2019
Marion, Iowa26 contributions2 helpful votes
Upon arrival front desk was not cheery or welcoming. Rude senior citizen. Had to pay for room at check in, this was odd. Clerk Jammed cc in machine 3xs as cc machine internet was not connecting. As if...bending my brand new cc was going to make the internet connection faster! Room was presentable. TV wires were not connected. Refrigerator clean no odor. Room hint of cat urine. Tub needs new stopper and anti slip strips with a good bleach clean up to remove stains. Shower water doesn't get hot but maxes out at a teaser warm! Toilet seat needs replaced no excuses, its urine stained and chipped. Tissue box empty. Mattress and pillows stained. Mattress had no liner or pad to cover it, sheet only. Did not use microwave. Coffee in room was stale. Breakfast Saturday at 7 am. Clean counter, fresh mini muffin and cinni rolls. Wrapped pastries and muffin available. Make your own waffles, biscuit and sausage gravy, juice, milk, cereal, eggs, sausage. Hot tub and pool clean. Pool area was clean and maintained. Night clerk helpful and attentive and kept the place under control and safe. She deserves a big raise!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Karen D wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions4 helpful votes
I have stayed at the Apple Tree Inn several times in the past but after this stay I would not stay again. The mattress was lumpy and squeezed each time you moved. There was a metal strip from the bed frame hidden under the bed skirt. The first night our garbage was not emptied and the 2nd night our room was not made up at all. The table leg was held on with a metal brace screwed to the outside and the floor lamp nearly toppled each time you turned it on. The breakfast was not appetizing at all so I stuck to prepackaged stuff. The coffee was watered down so it would go further.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Don't stay there!
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2 Helpful votes
Steve S wrote a review May 2019
Lost Springs, Kansas, United States12 contributions2 helpful votes
Be sure they explain their cancellation policy. I called to cancel the day of my arrival, was advised I cannot cancel, under 24 hours, and my credit card used to hold the room WILL be charged, even if we are not there. Claim is they lose that business. Really now? If you cancel mine and show availability you can sell the room again. Very rude and very hard to deal with. Never darken their door
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Date of stay: May 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
US$74 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Appletree Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Appletree Inn?
Nearby attractions include Magnolia Scents by Design (0.2 km), Independence Cinemas (0.1 km), and Eclectix Art Gallery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Appletree Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Appletree Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Appletree Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Appletree Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Appletree Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ane Mae's Coffee and Sandwich Shop, Brothers Railroad Inn, and Braum's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Appletree Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Appletree Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Independence.
Are pets allowed at Appletree Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Appletree Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Little House on the Prairie Museum (15.3 km) and Ex Foresteria Nuova (13.0 km).
Is Appletree Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.