The hotel itself is charming, and I slept well. My problem was with the hostility of the management. Aside from the glass-encased guns on the wall, there are signs just about everywhere warning you about your behavior. Signs about unruly kids, signs about noise, signs about having your bags confiscated and your credit card charged if you check out one minute late. Even a sign that says that if you complain about noise in the morning and not immediately, you're out of luck. In the morning after emptying the room and having breakfast, I came back to drop off a tip for housekeeping. There was a woman at the front desk (first sign of staff) chatting with a friend, and I explained to her that I was going to run back to drop off the tip. She was unfriendly, and looked as though I was annoying her. My advice to the owner is to get rid of the signs and get a friendly desk clerk. If the woman at the desk is the owner, good luck.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At a time when steamboats plied the Big Cypress River from New Orleans and true Southern gentility was the order of the day a stately structure, now known as the Jefferson Hotel, was built. Once used as a warehouse to store cotton, this lovely building changed hands numerous times. At the turn of the twentieth century it was transformed into a hotel and has served as a haven for weary travelers since that time. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Historic Hotel Jefferson
- Historic Hotel Jefferson