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Hotel Chester

101 N. Jackson St., Corner of Jackson and Main, Starkville, MS 39759
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Ranked #2 of 12 hotels in Starkville
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this hotel! We had never been to Mississippi and didn't know quite what to expect. Hotel Chester is a lovely place to stay. Very clean and comfortable. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. Good breakfast, including fresh fruit, outstanding coffee, and made-to-order items. The location was wonderful - near many one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. We would... More

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New York, NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone at the hotel was helpful and polite. The hotel is in a good location. The building did not exude the historic charm we were expecting. We paid for a Gordon Ramsay room, which was nicely furnished except the bathroom was the size of a closet and disappointing at this price point. We were also disappointed that the Gordon Ramsay... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Hotel Chester is a little jewel in downtown Starkville. The old building is charming, the rooms are comfy, and the staff is friendly and eager to please. I loved the made-to-order breakfast, the great martini I had at the inside bar, and the pleasant atmosphere of the beer garden when it was warm enough to enjoy it. I'd definitely go... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is the most beautiful, charming, and cozy hotel I've stayed in while traveling in Mississippi. The pictures don't do it justice, and the service is OUTSTANDING. If given the choice, I don't know why anyone would stay in the Hilton "Garden" Inn when they can have all the authentic charm of historic downtown Starkville at The Chester. I checked... More

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Jackson, Louisiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I booked a room here because all other hotels were booked for the MSU graduation. It was over priced. 239 for one night. I got the cabana King. It said it had a balcony over looking the beer garden. It was actually an outdoor entrance to the room, not a balcony, and the only view was the ugly roof. Completely... More

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Muscle Shoals
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Starkeville is quaint college town w local shops and restaurants. This hotel is downtown in the middle of everything so it is very convenient. We just returned from trip to msu vet school and stayed here. rooms were clean but as with any older hotel were small. They have updated some amenities like coffee maker fridge and microwave. Staff were... More

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Southaven, Mississippi
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed with a large group for the weekend for a college fraternity benefit for a former MSU student. The event was I the hotel making it nice for us to stay there but the rooms were all very small we had a suite and it was adequate. But the next morning the service at breakfast was probably the rudest... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Just stayed here the past week and the place was great. Cute hotel with a boutique style. Has a restaurant in the hotel called The Beer Garden. Has great food and a good selection of craft draft beer.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We came on a Thursday night to see the mighty Wildcasts of Kentucky silence the Mississipi State Fightin Palmeiros. KY lost but we still had a blast in Starkville...never thought I'd say that. The hotel staff were very friendly, they had a bowl of apples at the desk which was a welcome snack taken by our road weary kids. The... More

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Marissa, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We just love this place. Friendly and very clean. They've now added a beer garden with lots of beers on tap and a good wine list also. The complimentary breakfast is so nice. You order what you want from the menu. This was our third stay with them and we will definitely be back again!

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Address: 101 N. Jackson St., Corner of Jackson and Main, Starkville, MS 39759
Location: United States > Mississippi > Starkville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Starkville #4 Business Hotel in Starkville
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Discover a southern charm at the Hotel Chester, a 36 room boutique hotel nestled in the heart of historic downtown Starkville. Built in 1925 as a full service hotel the lovingly restored Hotel Chester invites guests to enjoy contemporary services. Voted as the Best Hotel in Mississippi in 2013 and in 2012 by Mississippi Magazine, the Hotel Chester welcomes guests to discover a memorial retreat at our luxury boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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