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“Just what we wanted”
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Fairview Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Jackson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
62 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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“Just what we wanted”
Reviewed 3 October 2012

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.

Room Tip: We had a room on the ground floor in the annexe and we were able to sit in the garden through a door...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

on a recent road trip with our 9 year old we decided to visit Jackson,MS and wanted to stay in a place that would give him the southern feel and a wonderful time. The Fairveiw Inn was just the right place. Nice, warm hospitable staff, large spacious room, and close to some great museums. We enjoyed some great spa treatments as well. Would definitely come back!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Southaven
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2012

We anticipated a wonderful stay at this beautiful inn with the charm of Tara and we were not disappointed. Our room was beautiful and comfortable, staff and service were excellent. We were there for my brother-in-law's wedding and reception. The wedding was on the gorgeous front porch and the reception was in the lovely banquet room. Decorations were lovely and the service at the reception was excellent. Breakfast the next morning served in the Carriage Room with family and friends was a treat. We highly recommend the Fairview Inn.

Joy and Eddie Maly
Southaven, MS

Room Tip: New section where we stayed in the Roman suite has a larger luxurious bathroom suite. It is on the...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

When we wanted a special treat, we met friends and family at the Fairview Inn for a long weekend. And it was a very special treat. The rooms are lovely, truly luxuriously furnished, the snacks plentiful and always available, and the breakfast delicious. The real treat, though, was a meal at the inn's Sophia's Restaurant, where each of us could indulge in a favorite food or two. Sophia's has an incredible menu, and satisfied everybody from the true "foodies" among us to the "meat and potatoes" man. Highly recommended, but book early, many people seek out this inn for special occasions.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Longview, Texas
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

I really enjoyed the B&B. They had really nice and large rooms, great snack bar for guests "from lemonade to homemade banana nut bread to wine". It was a really good time and the staff was very helpful. Sophias restaurant was the icing on the cake, I highly recommend eating there, especially the bruch so you can sample quite a few things. There is also a complimentary breakfast "which would probably run about 20$ at a good restaurant".

Room Tip: They have a gym up the street you can get a free stay to that has a pool, its a long walk to downtow...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

We planned our 12 day trip to the southern states with this being one of the stops along the way. The Inn is lovely and has a great deal of Southern charm. Our group occupied two rooms, both of which were beautifully decorated, extremely clean and spacious. The Third Floor suite was very warm, as someone forgot to turn the A/C on before our arrival. When I reserved the rooms I was provided with a 10% discount for referencing the Bed & Breakfast site, which was wonderful. However, when I paid using B & B gift cards(which I had contacted the Inn about via email prior to our arrival), the staff removed the 10% saying only one discount per reservation. Knowing the gift cards should be treated as cash and not a discount, we were then willing to provide them with our AAA Memberships to obtain our 10% back. Unfortunately, the staff was unwilling to accept that either. We still do not understand the Inn's rational in this and found this most irritating. Breakfast was very good and we enjoyed our morning coffee on the decks that overlooked the well maintained gardens. Other than the payment issue, which was more embarassing than anything else, we enjoyed our stay.

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Jasper, Alabama
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

On a recent business/pleasure trip to Jackson, I stayed at this beautifully historic inn and was pleasantly surprised by all of the amenities it offered. Its residential setting offers a quiet respite from a capitol city, while at the same time being closely convenient to the business center. The Southern charm of the rooms and the spacious accomodations are what first attracted me. My suite was beautifully decorated and convenient to the complimentary pantry! While historical, the structure offers all of the technological needs one would need to conduct business! But the food was the most outstanding! Sophia's is known throughout Jackson (i gathered) for their menu... and it did not disappoint this traveler! Breakfast and dinner were superb! And the staff at both the inn and the restaurant are truly what I call "Southern hospitality!" I will definitely stay here when I return to Jackson!

Room Tip: My room was in the converted "carriage house." Very spacious. Do not know the size of the...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Fairview Inn
Address: 734 Fairview St, Jackson, MS 39202-1624
Region: United States > Mississippi > Jackson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Jackson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairview Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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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