While traveling with our Cocker Spaniel, Pearl, we stayed two nights at Devereaux Shields. As specified in our email confirmation, I called on the afternoon of our arrival to inform the host, Eleanor, that we would be arriving after the 6:00 p.m. check-in deadline, lest we be assessed a "late check-in fee". We arrived at 7:45 p.m., and I was greeted by Eleanor, who provided us with two recommendations for dinner, calling both restaurants on our behalf. She then showed us our room, Elmo's, a short walk down the street in Aunt Clara's Cottage and offered us a glass of wine which enjoyed on the front porch. Very nice touch. The king bed in Elmo's was quite comfortable.
Eleanor had told us that breakfast would be served at 8:30 a.m. only - a lack of flexibility which, as seasoned travelers having spent a good many nights at other B&Bs, we had never encountered. The breakfast itself was fine.
On the second evening of our stay, we enjoyed another glass of wine with Eleanor's husband, Ron, this time in the small private courtyard behind the cottage. Again, very nice touch.
When we returned from dinner, we discovered that the narrow driveway, which is the only parking provided for the cottage, was full with three cars in a line. We had to park on the street which made us a bit uncomfortable. The silver lining was that those actually parked in the driveway found it necessary to jockey for position to leave the next morning. We packed up our stuff on the street.
All in all, Devereaux Shields represents a very good value, and for us the pet-friendliness was a big plus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to a comfortable balance of peace, style, history and hospitality at the Devereaux Shields House conveniently located in the historic district of Natchez, Mississippi. Step into the past in 6 elegant rooms in our Victorian main house and charming Victorian Cottage. All rooms have private baths, great beds and a full Southern-style breakfast, free Internet, snacks & beverages. Enjoy Southern Hospitality at its Best – because it’s not what we do, it’s who we are. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with T4B, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your Devereaux Shields House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.