I arrived and asked about availability and was told there were plenty rooms available and the rate was $124. When I asked if this was the best rate available I was told it was even though there was nothing special going on in town to expect a full sell out. I stayed in Gonzles La recently and the Hampton there quickly lowered the rate to $99 when asked the same question. After they said that was the best available rate I went across the hwy to the Grand Soleil and was told rates were $112. When I asked if that was the best rate available they dropped rate down to $99 without hesitation. It turned out I had a great room as nice as any room I have had at Hampton with a great view of the Ms river. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast was brought to me at a table in the dining area. Not sure why the Hampton so unwilling to drop the rate but I would think a room booked for two nights at $99 is way better than an empty room bringing in nothing. Anybody looking to stay in Natchez I would recommend the Grand Soleil!