We have stayed at various hotels in and around Meridian on our way to visit family in Shreveport and San Antonio for many years. I don't know what it is about Meridian hotels, they all seem a little on the worn side even when relatively new and the staff's are rather lackluster in terms of service. The single exception to this, in our experience at least, is the Hilton Garden Inn but it can be a little pricy.
On June 17 we stayed at the Comfort Inn in Meridian, it had decent reviews and we needed two rooms with two queen beds in each as we were a party of 6 travelling with 3 small kids. Our stay at this particular hotel was OK but nothing great considering the price paid. We often stay at a Choice Hotel because we participate in their rewards program, ditto for Hilton hotels and our stay usually depends on price and bedding configuration being offered at the time. What disappointed me somewhat with our recent stay in the Meridian Comfort Inn was the lack of coffee one usually finds available 24/7 in the lobby at most Choice Hotels these days -- in fact most hotels in this price range now provide round the clock coffee, tea, etc. One can always make coffee in the room I suppose, but its somewhat of a hassle, and I hate those packages of dried creamer, etc. My 2nd disappointment was the next morning when I went down to get breakfast and found the coffee machine complete dry and not a staff member in sight. I was not alone as there were other guests looking for coffee as well -- I poked my head into the kitchen area -- no staff but there was a new pot of coffee just sitting there. Why hadn't they brought it out for the guests before disappearing?
Would I stay here again, sure, probably, it wasn't a deal breaker as the accommodations suited us OK although nothing special. Its fairly typical of hotels and service in and around Meridian. As I said I don't know what it is about Meridian but the staff at most hotels we have stayed just don't seem very service oriented, everything is done in slow motion and hardly any seem to really enjoy their work. Maybe its a Mississippi thing, not sure, because usually when travelling in the south one is struck with the friendliness and helpfulness of the people in the hospitality industry -- not the case in Meridian, at least in my experience. Maybe its me!
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