This hotel was our third stop on our tour of the "Deep South" as we pulled up outside, the building took my breath away, it is an absolutely stunning colonial mansion complete with columns and rocking chairs on the porch. It has all been restored and re-decorated to the highest standard. All the woodwork, stonework and paintwork gleamed brilliant white. On entering through the front door we were greeted by a friendly, charming and thoroughly welcoming woman who I later found out to be the owner Mrs Tamar Sharp. The first sights you take in as you enter are the beautiful furniture, exquisite furnishings, decorations, ornaments, lighting etc., all in keeping with the house and not a speck of dust in sight.
We were shown to our room which was in the new annexe and at first I was disappointed that we were not to be in the main house. My disappointment soon disappeared when I saw the room which was magnificent, containing a colossal bed, table chairs, walk-in wardrobe, desk and beautiful fireplace (see pics). The bathroom was amazing containing an almost double width jacuzzi bath, walk in shower cubicle and twin sinks in marble top unit. Coffee & tea making facilities are available in the room and internet is complimentary. We were shown the "guest kitchen" where fruit, cake, cookies, tea and coffee are available and all complimentary. There is wine and beer available after hours which you sign for if you take.
The restaurant in the hotel is also beautifully decorated although in a more modern fashion to the main house and is bright and airy. We had lunch in the restaurant which was absolutely delicious, the seafood gumbo was lovely as was the creme brulee and the staff were attentive, friendly and extremely helpful when asked about the general area. We did also meet Mr. Peter Sharp (the other owner) who again was charming. The staff recommended a Blues club for us in the evening called "Underground 119" which we went to and had a fantastic night but this is the subject of a separate review.
There is ample parking for guests at the back of the house and the gardens are fabulous and extremely well kept. It does have a spa but I have not commented on it because I did not use it.
Breakfast was included in our stay and was served in a separate dining room. There was a good (not vast) choice and again we thoroughly enjoyed it.
This hotel, jointly with our final stop being the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans were my favourites and I would recommend them to anyone. I defy anyone not to enjoy a stay at the Fairview Inn and I cannot think of one negative thing to say about it - a fabulous, beautiful place. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to message me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fairview Inna boutique hotel in Jackson, MS, offers the charm, ambiance, and hospitality of a bed and breakfast in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as the service and amenities of small luxury hotels. The Fairview Inn, is the only AAA Four-Diamond small luxury hotel in the area. We invite you to experience unique lodging with local flavor in this fully renovated historic 1908 Colonial Revival Mansion.Complimentary parking, WI-FI, beverages, snacks and passes to nearby Health Club. Close to theatre, museums, shopping, attractions, historic landmarks, and more! 15 Minutes from airport. Plan your trip now and come experience true Southern Hospitality at our premier boutique hotel in Jackson, Mississippi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairview Hotel Jackson