My husband and I stayed here for our Honeymoon. Granted, it was a few years ago (2007), but I don't suspect it's changed a whole lot. Walking in the door is like walking back into history itself. Yes, the furnishings are a little dated, but isn't that the point in a historic hotel? The room we had was clean enough, and there was coffee available at a coffee bar downstairs. We were a late arrival, so we were emailed the code to get into the building, as the desk is not staffed at night. We were in room 3, just at the top and to the right of the stairs. We went on our own little walking tour of the area late the first night. When we returned, we readied ourselves for bed. All was quiet, and I kept hearing someone with hard-soled shoes/boots walking on the floor outside our door. After ignoring it a while, I took a look. The floors out there are carpeted. No way to hear shoes on a hardwood floor like I was hearing. And, of course, nobody there. We were, in fact, the only guests that night.
I saw someone mention that the thought it was unsafe. I disagree. You have to have a numbered code to enter the building at all after hours. We felt perfectly safe. And at home. If you're looking for a modern, all amenities included, updated hotel, this is not the place for you. Enjoy it for what it is. A piece of the past.
- 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