Missouri’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Depot Inn & Suites

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Depot Inn & Suites is a 2019 award winner in Missouri!

If you’re looking for a great place to stay in La Plata, there’s no better option than Depot Inn & Suites.

Depot Inn & Suites has received more than 1,300 reviews with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 99.45 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 100 businesses in all of Missouri!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“We love this place. The owner and staff are friendly. We were last here over 16 months ago, but the owner remembered what town we live in. [It is a] clean, cared-for facility that has charm, unlike the generic look of many places. It’s also fun to watch the trains nearby. [This is a] wonderful place to de-stress and relax. We will be back!” – John P.

Not Your Average Inn

We wanted to learn all about Depot Inn & Suites and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owners, Deepak and Ceema Jain.

The first question we had for Deepak and Ceema was what is it that sets Depot Inn & Suites apart from their competition in Missouri. Deepak and Ceema told us that they are a family-owned, boutique hotel that is themed after 1800s railroad depots and has modern amenities, including complimentary bikes, Tesla car chargers, golf carts and so much more. They offer a unique, upscale lodging experience that people come from all over the world to enjoy, including celebrities. There is a vineyard located in the back of the hotel, and thanks to all of the historical artifacts decorating the hotel, it’s basically a small railroad museum in and of itself!

Deepak and Ceema went on to add:

“Start your trip right and arrive by train! We offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the Amtrak Southwest Chief station in La Plata, MO, and the Amtrak California Zephyr station in Ottumwa, IA, (subject to driver availability). Ask about our Amtrak specials.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Depot Inn & Suites and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Deepak and Ceema had to say:

“[Our mission is to provide] uniqueness, history and live train action!”

Building Success by Offering a Unique Experience

Deepak and Ceema attribute Depot Inn & Suites’ strong online reputation to the fact that they talk with their customers and provide them a unique experience and one of the best places to stay.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Depot Inn & Suites has gotten their name out there through travel websites and TripAdvisor.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Depot Inn & Suites has. Here’s Deepak and Ceema’s expert advice for them:

“To get new customers and retain customers, market to them and challenge yourself to meet their expectations and don’t fall below them. Keep your facility very clean and very comfortable. Emphasize your uniqueness, and spend time with your customers. Always take good care of them and their needs; send emails after you provide service asking customers to write reviews and for feedback. Respond to each and every review.”

Congratulations to the team at Depot Inn & Suites for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Deepak and Ceema, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Depot Inn & Suites in La Plata. Visit their website today!

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