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Monmouth Historic Inn Natchez
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 Melrose Ave., Natchez, MS 39120   |  
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Ranked #3 of 19 hotels in Natchez
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“Wonderful historic weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I recently spent a weekend in Natchez and chose to stay at the Monmouth Historic Inn. We had the "romance package" which included 2 nights stay, 2 breakfasts, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in the room, and dinner one night in their 1818 Restaurant. We also chose to upgrade our room to an antebellum room in the main house

Our stay was wonderful. The room was beautiful with antique furnishings, the food was great--especially dinner. They brought the champagne and berries, as I requested, while we were gone on a bike ride so we had a nice treat when we got home.

The inn has multiple additional buildings with other rooms. Most of these buildings have been reconstructed. The size of Monmouth and how they run it makes it feel more like a historic hotel then an intimate B&B but this was not an issue. Breakfast was in the garden room and with individual table service rather than scheduled B&B style service at a big table as we have had in other plantations. Breakfast choices were a southern breakfast (grits) or stuffed French toast. They had fruit and granola as well. Dinner was a stellar 5 course meal with great choices for each course. The 1818 Restaurant was in the main house.

The gardens are beautiful and were nice to explore. Monmouth sits about 1-2 miles from the downtown and river area though is still in town. It is also about 1 mile from the start of the Natchez Trace which provides a great place go for a bike ride or drive. It's very easy to ride your bike to the trace.

Staying at Monmouth was not an inexpensive weekend but we choose to stay in the main house and upgrade the package. It was a great experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a romantic weekend in a beautiful antebellum mansion!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We booked a room on the second floor of the main building. The climb was too steep so the staff moved us to one of the cottages. The cottage is nicely furnished with a large front porch with rocking chairs. It was a very comfortable place to return after a long day of sightseeing around Natchez. The inn is a bit pricey and only makes sense if one is to stay more than one day in the Natchez area. The inn serves a very nice southern style breakfast. It also offers afternoon cocktails with a limited selection of appetizers and fairly expensive drinks. The staff was congenial and helpful. The main drawback to our cottage was the bathroom. An oversized spa type bathtub dominates the bathroom. The shower is narrow. The spa tub looked difficult to get in and out of - so we used the shower. We did take the morning tour of the inn and learned about the origins of the plantation home. Overall, a nice stay.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We just spent 1 night at Monmouth in May on a tour through LA, MS, and AL.

The entire hotel is absolutely gorgeous. The staff is amazing, the rooms are comfortable and unique, and the breakfast (we didn’t eat dinner), and drinks were perfect!

If you go, make sure you take a bit of time to walk around the grounds. Also make sure to go to happy hour to meet Roosevelt! He was so friendly and makes an amazing mint julep!

Would definitely recommend to anyone traveling in the area!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed at the main house and loved the well preserved athmosphere of older times, without compromising on the quality of the bathroom and the wifi connection ;)

John Quitman's bed (room 22) was large enough for two tall dutchies, the matrass was a bit sagged, but we didn't mind.
Both breakfast and dinner in the lounge were great quality just like the cocktails !
Monmouth is a perfect place to rest and relax and enjoying a bit of history.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Monmouth Plantation
We were very comfortable. The room was big, the bathroom large and clean. The garden, or shall I say the gardens simply magnificent. Our breakfast was excellent. M-mm, nobody can make biscuits like they do it down South!
I am taking a point off for peeling paint.
Great place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We stayed at Monmouth Plantation as part of a 15 night tour of the Southern US states. The team in the bar and restaurant were fantastic, the room was beautiful and the setting was fantastic. We arrived late afternoon and enjoyed drinks in the courtyard as the sun set. We ate in, and dinner was delicious, the waiting staff were very attentive.
What let this visit down was the very disappointing attitude of the reception team when we had a problem. Staff don't stay on the property 24 hours, so when we woke early in the morning to continue our trip and couldn't open our bathroom door, we had to wait for over an hour and a half before we were able to gain access. Our door had somehow locked itself overnight, and the delay in gaining access to the bathroom affected our timetable for that day's journey quite severely.
However, in an old property these things can happen, unfortunately the reception team when we came to check out made no effort to compensate us for this inconvenience in any way - they refused to give us any money back, not even covering the cost of 4 drinks we bought when we arrived, claiming that they didn't have the authority and that the duty manager wouldn't be in until later that day. We asked for the duty manager to call us when they got in, but no phone call was forthcoming. This really put a damper on the whole experience. In summary - great if everything goes well, but if something goes wrong, don't expect any help from this team. Not what we expected from a 4+ star property; I won't be recommending this place to any of my friends or family.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

After enjoying snacks in Quitman's Lounge, a couple of Roosevelt's unmatchable mint juleps, and a walk around the lovely grounds, we enjoyed a delicious meal in the 1818 restaurant. We stayed in an upstairs carriage house suite which was very quiet and private. We liked the fact that the sitting room could be closed off completely from the bedroom. It would have been nice to have had a small refrigerator in the room, but the turn-down service did at least include fresh ice. The memory foam mattress was very comfortable. Breakfast in the Garden Room was elegant and delicious. It offered a combination of a self-service cold breakfast bar and full-service hot beverages and breakfast plate service with choices that would accommodate tastes ranging from heart-healthy to full Southern. The house tour would be of special interest to history buffs as the home was owned by a well-respected general who was also governor.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Nancy R, Owner at Monmouth Historic Inn Natchez, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for your kind words regarding your stay at Monmouth. We are very happy you choose Monmouth and hope you will visi us again.
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Address: 36 Melrose Ave., Natchez, MS 39120
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Location: United States > Mississippi > Natchez
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 hotels in Natchez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Monmouth Historic Inn Natchez 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MONMOUTH HISTORIC INN was built in 1818, and is a National Historic Landmark. As a charter member of Southern Living’s Hotel Collection, Monmouth is the perfect choice for travelers seeking an authentic southern travel experience. Wake up each morning to the aroma of a full Southern style breakfast, then take a tour of the magnificent mansion before exploring the grounds and all 26 beautifully landscaped acres. As the sun sets on the picturesque surroundings, relax on the veranda with a Mint Julep and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. In the evening, enjoy fine dining at the award winning “Restaurant 1818” in the antebellum home. As the end of the day draws near, retire to one of the 16 luxury suites or 14 elegantly appointed rooms, where a turned down bed and sweet dreams await! ... more   less 
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