This historic building in Jackson was completely rebuilt a couple years ago, and the outcome is stunning. This is one of the finest Hilton Garden Inn Hotels that I have stayed in. The hotel is located in the middle of downtown, right next to the Jackson Amtrak train & bus terminal. Being a railroad buff, I chose this hotel because has a view of the railroad line. I enjoy watching the passing trains, but don't let that discourage you if that not your thing. You cannot hear the trains at all! They pass at a very slow speed and the hotel is super sound proofed, not sure how they did it, but you don't hear anything...trains or automobile.
The hotel is a bit upscale for the area, complete with valet parking and bellhops; I think that's over doing it a bit, especially for Jackson. I chose the self parking option ($14.00), which I thought was a rip-off, especially since I only paid $10 for parking at a 4-star hotel in Dallas the night before. The hotel isn't user friendly for self parkers. You will find yourself dragging your suitcase around the parking lot back to the front door of the hotel. The hotel doesn't let guests handle luggage carts, they are for bellhop use only. No side or rear doors to enter the hotel. I credit it as exercise instead of a nuisance, that's positive thinking, right?
The lobby is beautiful, and makes a great meeting place. The hotel has a restaurant and bar, but I didn't patronize either, both a bit pricey for the offerings. There isn't any nearby restaurants within walking distance, so unless you eat in the hotel, plan your dining prior to arrival, or order in a pizza!
The condition of the motel is excellent, rooms are great as well. This building was once the King Edward Hotel, a popular and fancy hotel for its day, but I think the Hilton has it beat! I didn't understand how the sleep number beds work, but the bed was fine, no adjustment was needed. The room has a wide screen TV, microwave and refrigerator, and a fancy new bathroom. I used the free internet to watch a movie; the speed of the internet was excellent!
I would return to this hotel, I just don't care for their parking and luggage handling rules.
There is a fee for parking, valet & self park. Self parkers prepare for a lot of work, they don...
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