We chose Hotel Chester in Starkville as a place to escape our own town, about an hour away in Alabama. It was one of those "one-tank" trips and Starkville, for people our age, is a pretty fun town to visit.
The clerk knew my name when I walked in the door - I don't know if he's just that good, or if they were having a really slow weekend, but I enjoyed that touch. Our room was a king, and on the smoking deck overlooking the roof - a bit of a disappointment, in that the balcony wasn't private and didn't overlook anything of interest. The saving grace was a quick trip down some stairs to a secluded courtyard behind the hotel - I escaped there this morning with my coffee and sat there watching birds for the better part of an hour, and even enjoyed a bit of conversation with another couple visiting.
Parking was located around the block, but close enough for us. You can park to load/unload in front of the hotel, and there is handicapped parking available up front as well. The lot in which we parked was well-lit, which made me feel at ease.
Overall, the place was clean... the staff, friendly and eager to please... the room and bed were comfortable, as is evidenced by my decision to remain in bed rather than journey down for breakfast. I'll definitely come back here again on future visits. And... somewhere I read a review of this place saying the person couldn't access the Internet... I took my Mac, which played very nicely with the hotel's network - both wired AND wireless - without a hitch.
- Also Known As:
- Chester Hotel Starkville
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover a southern charm at the Hotel Chester, a 36 room boutique hotel nestled in the heart of historic downtown Starkville. Built in 1925 as a full service hotel the lovingly restored Hotel Chester invites guests to enjoy contemporary services. Voted as the Best Hotel in Mississippi in 2013 and in 2012 by Mississippi Magazine, the Hotel Chester welcomes guests to discover a memorial retreat at our luxury boutique hotel. ... more less
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