Stayed here based on the fact that it was a "host hotel" for the Mississippi Blues Marathon, but the staff didn't even seem to know that there were a few dozen racers staying in the hotel. When I arrived I was told breakfast would be at 7am and that is the same time the race was scheduled to start. When I mentioned the fact that they were supposed to be serving early for the racers (according to the race website and even in the email from the hotel confirming my reservation) they said they would set out some cereal but that the hot food wouldn't be ready until 7am. If I could have cancelled my reservation at that point I would have moved next door to the Hampton Inn (their breakfast is always at 6am), but it would have just been throwing money away so I finished checking in and checked out the room.
The best thing about this particular HIE is that the room was spacious. Crazy high ceilings, and a separate sitting area with a couch, table & chairs, desk, and more. On the down side the room was poorly lit, hot water for the shower was hard to come by, and the bed was hard making for a rough night of sleep. And those high ceilings? Well that made for poor air circulation which with the cold weather overnight meant that the bedroom was warm-ish and the sitting room was frigid when I got up in the morning.
The next morning they did indeed have cold cereal laid out, and some muffins that didn't look too promising so I ended up going across the road to Waffle House to get a decent breakfast to fuel my race. And when Waffle House is a step up.....
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- The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson-Coliseum is a NEW hotel property with 108 over-sized guest rooms, each with a microwave and mini-refrigerator. Guests will receive a Free HOT Breakfast each morning, Free Wi-Fi Access, Complimentary Fitness Facilities and Business Center. We offer Free Parking with overnight security surveillance, as well as an Evening Manager's Reception on weekdays which includes complimentary appetizers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. ... more less
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