my husband and i traveled to hattiesburg last weekend (aug 31-sept 1) for a football game. the exterior of the hotel was clean, the bed was comfortable, the shower was hot, and the toilet flushed without any problems. the staff at the front desk was quick to check us in and our room was easy to find. the pillows were a minor inconvenience. we had a king bed in our room, but only three standard size pillows. the pillows didn't even cover the entire bed, which was annoying. even with that, the stay was nice.
two things about the hotel kept me from giving it a 5-star rating- the vending machines and the cleaning staff. as i said, we were staying here for football weekend. neither the vending machine nor the drink machine would take coins or dollar bills. i do not know if the drink machine was empty or not, but the vending machine was full. really frustrating when you want a snack after getting in from a football game at midnight. i am not sure what the hotel's system from alerting the cleaning staff to rooms needing to be cleaned is, but they didn't appear to have one while we were staying down there. a very nice elderly gentleman started knocking on our door very loudly about 8am. we initially ignored it thinking it was someone next door, but got up once we realized it was our door he was knocking on. when i opened the door (looking half-asleep, i'm sure) he apologized profusely and moved to the next room. i went back to bed kicking myself for not requesting a do-not-disturb sign from the front desk as there was not one in my room.
overall, this place was a good stay for the price. i would stay here again when visiting hattiesburg. not sure how well it would do for long stays, but it was nice for our quick trip.