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“Liked the inn but not the nearby trains” 3 of 5 stars
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Annabelle Bed and Breakfast
501 Speed Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180   |  
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Ranked #10 of 13 Vicksburg B&B and Inns
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“Liked the inn but not the nearby trains”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

Our room, not in the main house, was a bit on the dilapidated side but was OK considering the age of the place. The breakfast was delicious and our host was friendly. Unfortunately, the railroad tracks are very close and the trains sound their horns right as they pass. Sleeping can be problematic, depending on how soundly one sleeps. My wife was OK, but I woke up every time. We liked seeing Vicksburg and learning about the struggle that took place here during the Civil War. I'd stay at Annabelle again but I'd probably use the earplugs they provide.

Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

This was to be my first get away after enduring six months of chemo. I was looking forward to a peaceful quiet weekend with no particular plans. Our host greeted us with little warmth, insisting we get the money situation in hand before showing us to our room. When we were finally allowed to settle in, we were shown the bedside bowl with ear plugs for the "occasional trains that might pass in the night". It seemed that the trains passed every hour on the hour not more than fifty feet from our room. As this was a crossing, the train blew its whistles, horns, noicemakers and anything else they could come up with constantly. The second night I drugged myself into sleep.

As for the rooms and the rest of the house that we saw, it looked like a junk shop. It was stuffed to the gills with tacky clutter, so much so that we had no place to set our things. I spent a few hours resting in the afternoon of the next day, mentally removing horrible "art works" from the wall, dreadful lamp shades, net bedskirt which kept tripping me up, and the obstructionist slipper chair with instructions "Do not sit". I'm no interior designer or even a decorator, but I could have done wonders by just removing 90% (no exageration) of everything. This would make the place look spacious (always a good thing) and produce a feeling of calm.

The host was like a different person the next say. He was pleasant and chatty and prepared anexcellent breakfast both mornings, although the eggs benedict should have had a hollandaise sauce. We never set eyes on the hostess.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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artanisscout2000, Manager at Annabelle Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 22, 2010
Needless to say, we are not happy with this review. At no point during their stay did this person mention anything about being so completely unsatisfied. It always amazes me how people can act as though they are enjoying themselves while in your prescence and then act as though they were completely miserable after they leave your establishment by posting nothing but negative thoughts. Considering, as she said, she was just coming out of chemo, I don't believe she would have been happy wherever she had stayed. It was just our "good fortune" that she chose our B&B. We have dealt with guests like this before, unfortunately we cannot pick and chose which guests come to our home/business. We have had many more pleasant guests and reviews from the comment books in our rooms, than to let this one guest affect the way we do business.
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Camarillo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2010

Kudos to the wonder Inn Keepers at Annabelle Bed & Breakfast. From day one through our weekend Carolyn & Paul were warm and gracious as they provided fantasitic accomodations in their Wisteria Room. Breakfast was traditional Southern fare and really tasty! If you get a chance and anywhere close to Vicksburg for business or fun you should stay.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rocklin, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

What a shock and disappointment! We were not greeted warmly, instead we felt the owner accepted us with suspicion. After paying in full for the room, we were directed to another building. The room was very cluttered with artificial flowers hanging from the bed frame. The room was in great need of repair. The man explained the features of the room along with a dish containing ear plugs for the passing trains. We were shocked. The trains ran at night sounding the whistles 5-6 times as they passed ( I guess since there were no crossing guards). None of this was mentioned when we booked the room, and I might say it was so unpleasant, we didn't even stay that morning for breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2009

Had a wonderful experience in this delightful bed and breakfast.
From arrival to departure, after two two nights in the heavenly Rose room super king size bed, our stay could not have been any better.
The owners were delightful and the Christmas decorations spectacular.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2009

At least once a year, we take a non-interstate driving vacation and choose a Bed & Breakfast at each city we visit. This year, our second stop was Vicksburg. On the internet, the Annabelle looked great and the AAA book gave it 3 diamonds. What a disappointment!

While the Annabelle may have been a beautiful, grand residence at some point, it is very evident that the present owners have not maintained the property. The yard has become a weedy mess and the buildings are all badly in need of cleaning and painting. We were met at the door by a man who never introduced himself. He accepted our payment for 2 nights and then led us out the front door, saying that we would not be staying in the main house. We were led to what was apparently the “slave/servant quarters”. We walked past the swimming pool, which was full of algae and vegitation, surrounded by dirty furniture. When I asked about it, he said not to worry, it would be clean the next day (NOT!) Our room was smaller and trashier than a cheap motel. The floor was so sloped that the door to the bathroom had to be propped open with a trash can. The room was decorated with plastic flea market rejects. The towels in the bathroom were worn and frayed and the sheets on the bed were so thin you could see through them. At that point, we should have demanded our money back and left, but we were anxious to get on with our sightseeing and decided to make the best of it. During the night, we realized that trains passed the house several times during the night, blowing an sleep-shattering whistle as they went by.

Breakfast was served at 9:00 (no earlier) and the main house was kept locked until then. No tea, evening beverages or early morning coffee was offered. The first morning, we finally met the owner, Caroline, for the first and last time during our stay and found out that the nameless man was her son, Michael. Breakfast was adequate and we were given a quick 5-minute tour of the house. Not much history given -- only their family heirlooms were pointed out. The second morning of our stay, the door was not unlocked until after 9 and then we were served a cold, soggy waffle for breakfast by the owner’s husband, Paul, who certainly did not seem to enjoy what he was doing, as he didn’t speak to us or the other guests and we just left when we finished eating.

Unless there are major improvements to the Annabelle, I would recommend others to beware!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mississippi
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2008

We had heard great reviews. Instead of a warm welcome with drink and lace cookies, she wanted to know how we were going to pay. We love the sound of a train, but it sounded like it was coming through the room. There was no coffee till breakfast and that wasn't served till 9 AM. Was very dissappointing, as we were looking forward to warm hospitality. The shopping, food, and overall visit was great! We definiteley would recommend Vicksburg, MS. as a place to visit. Be sure to tour the Yazoo/Mississippi river on the "Sweet Olive" and see the sunset over the mighty Mississippi river :)

Stayed March 2008
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Address: 501 Speed Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180
Location: United States > Mississippi > Vicksburg
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Vicksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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