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“Best place to stay in Meridian for true Southern charm” 5 of 5 stars
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2412 Ninth Street, Meridian, MS 39301   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Meridian B&B and Inns
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“Best place to stay in Meridian for true Southern charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

I lived for 5 weeks at the Century House with our newly adopted baby boy. While we waited for the paperwork to complete, we enjoyed Mamie and Don's company. I love this house and the owners. Its comfortable and cool in the summer, the breakfasts were great and the front porch sunsets are magnificent. Its a great location for getting easily to the interstate and taking advantage of local shopping. Plenty of good books to read and good company always dropping in for the night. My mother came to visit while were there and they were able to put her up in a wonderful suite. Although we didn't anticipate staying for 5 weeks ;-), the Nobles and Century House made us feel right at home. Did I mention the bathroom had a claw leg tub?

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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

Night One
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We arrived in the evening and found a note letting us know that Don had been taken to the hospital, but that we should call when we arrived. When we called the number Mamie let us know where we could find the key she left for us as well as complimentary coffee, water, sodas, and candy. She instructed us to let ourselves in and make ourselves at home.

Since we had brought a bottle of wine to settle in we raided the beautiful kitchen for glasses and a cork screw only to find, once we entered our suite, that there were already lovely glass coffee cups and a very nice cork screw provided.

The Room
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We stayed in the executive suite and it was wonderful. The decor was classic, perfectly clean, and well stocked with everything we could need. Stacks of clean towels, extra toiletries, and bathrobes; coffee, coffee fixings, paper and glass cups, a refrigerator, coffee maker, and lovely scented candles. It's difficult to describe how lovely the suite was, but just to touch on a few things: twelve foot ceilings, giant windows, rich and stately furnishings; just outside our door on the second story was the entrance to a large and well appointed balcony overlooking downtown with rocking chairs, tables, and ash trays for our convenience.

Day One
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The house smelled delicious when we woke up. Downstairs we found our places laid out at the cozy yet grand dining room table. We were served by Mamie who joined us at our insistence and provided not only wonderful recommendations for places to see and dine, but also warm and charming conversations. For breakfast we had orange juice, ample coffee, mixed fruit, a scrumptious muffin, sausage, and an unbelievably fluffy and delicious egg soufflé.

That evening, when we returned, we found our suite cleaned, bed made, new towels placed, and our pilfered water glasses replaced with real wine glasses.

Day 2
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For breakfast we were served orange juice, ample coffee, an amazing parfait with honeyed oats, sliced strawberries, bananas, and kiwi; then potatoes that made me melt, scrambled eggs, and heavenly French toast. The toast was a thick slice of French loaf, stuffed with orange zest and cream cheese then battered and cooked in egg and topped with powdered sugar. Don and Mamie both joined us for breakfast that morning and were so much fun to talk with that we lingered at the breakfast table for more than an hour and finished that pot of coffee.

That night, our room was again lovingly prepared for us, and even our empty wine bottles from the previous two nights had been cleared away.

Day 3
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We awoke early, had a luxurious bubble bath in the giant jacuzzi tub and then our first cup of coffee on the balcony just after sunup. As we watched the town wake up we were warmed with the pleasant chiming of church bells from one of the churches down the street.

Breakfast was mixed fruit (different mix from the first day, but just as delicious), pancakes, sausage links, and an omelet, along with the now customary orange juice of coffee. Our hosts joined us briefly and then we finished breakfast accompanied by the beautiful music created by Mamie at the baby grand piano in the den as she practiced for her job as the organist for a local church.

Overall
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This has been the best vacation accommodations I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. We were touched by our hosts charm, kindness, hospitality, taste, and diligence in providing us with as perfect a stay as possible. They were even kind enough to loan us a few photo albums that showed the house over the year of renovations it required after they bought it in 2000. We poured over the images of an ancient antebellum home, destroyed by time and inconsiderate tenants being transformed with love and hard work into the luscious, charming, classic environment in which we stayed.

We would recommend that anyone who ever comes anywhere near this part of the country make a stop at the Century House. We will carry the beautiful memories of this place with us always.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

From the time I stepped off the train in Meridian untill the train started rolling the next day to take me home I was treated like royalty by the Nobles at Century House. They were on time for my arrival, they picked me up in a comfortable car and within about 5 minutes I had arrived at the Century House. They immediately showed me where the refreshments were in the house and explained the dining options in Meridian. They graciously escorted me to a shopping and dining district so I could eat dinner and then came and picked me back up when I was ready! They went above and beyond what you could expect them to do.

The breakfast the next morning was absolutely delicious! They had complimentary bottles of water waiting for me in the bedroom too which was very nice! The balcony on the front of the house was very enjoyable as well!

I would recommend the Century House in Meridian to anyone who needed a quiet, comfortable, clean and afforable place to stay when anywhere near Meridian!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2009

The only hotel in downtown Meridian, it is within walking distance of the train station (although Mamie or Don Nobles, the owners, will also offer to pick you up and drop you off for free). Our hosts could not have been nicer and gave lots of tips on what to do while we were in town. Accommodations included bed, bathroom, common area, and delicious homecooked breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tupelo, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

My husband made arrangements in Meridian for us to see a play at the Riley Theater. He surprised me when we pulled up to this beautiful home and said that we were staying here and had the Executive room reserved. What a treat! The hosts are most gracious and can really cook a truly delicious breakfast. They made us feel welcome and their hospitality won us over immediately. I highly recommend this beautiful Bed and Breakfast to anyone who needs a place to stay and can appreciate the service and beauty this home has to offer.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

We stayed at the Century House while driving cross country in May and were very happy with it. Our room must have been the one that another reviewer had, because it was huge, with the rain shower and large jacuzzi tub. We really enjoyed the breakfast, and the hosts were very friendly. We got a flat tire while driving there, and they were very friendly and accommodating despite our unexpectedly late arrival. We wish we could have stayed another night, but Meridian, Mississippi was not one of the "stay an extra night" stops on our cross country trip, so we had to move on.

Stayed May 2008
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2007

We loved staying at the Century House. We booked two rooms with only a couple hours notice and they were very accomodating. The hosts, Mamie and Don, were extremely hospitable. We enjoyed "front porch sitting" and wonderful conversation with them. The rooms were very clean and the breakfast was outstanding!

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Century House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 2412 Ninth Street, Meridian, MS 39301
Location: United States > Mississippi > Meridian
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Meridian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Century House, circa 1902, is within walking distance of a number of Meridian attractions including Temple Theater for the Performing Arts, Weidmann's Restaurant, and MSU Riley Center. The home features porches with classical columns, 12 foot ceilings, huge pocket doors, and a mixture of antique and reproduction furniture.Century House is located between Birmingham, AL and Jackson, MS, and is easily accessed from I 59/20. ... more   less 

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