We stayed here on a weekend getaway to Jackson, because it is dog friendly. We stayed on the 5th floor so taking the dogs out to go to the bathroom was a little challenging, but we managed. The hotel looks older, but looks like it's had some recent updates. Our room was comfortable and clean. There is a good sized outdoor pool. We heard what sounded like live music in the lobby the two nights we were there. We weren't able to check it out, with our dogs with us, but the lobby seemed like a happenin' place at night.