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“Wonderful wedding venue.”
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Hotel Chester
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Starkville
Certificate of Excellence
Tupelo, Mississippi
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Wonderful wedding venue.”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Just had our daughter's wedding weekend at Hotel Chester(rehearsal dinner and reception). Everything was wonderful. All the food was fantastic and the staff were so polite and helpful. They were very accommodating to what we wanted. Would definitely recommend whether looking for a wedding venue or just a great place to stay.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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41 Thank 2Jan1955
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Kayla-hotelchester, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Chester, responded to this review, 8 February 2016
Thank you for the kind words. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the Hotel Chester along with the rehearsal dinner and reception. We love hosting these events! We hope you choose to stay with us again in the future.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

We loved this hotel! We had never been to Mississippi and didn't know quite what to expect. Hotel Chester is a lovely place to stay. Very clean and comfortable. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. Good breakfast, including fresh fruit, outstanding coffee, and made-to-order items. The location was wonderful - near many one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it very highly to others. Wish we could more often find hotels like this when we travel.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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28 Thank Patty B
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Kayla-hotelchester, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Chester, responded to this review, 8 February 2016
Thank you for your kind words, we are glad you had a good experience at The Hotel Chester.
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New York, NY
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61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Everyone at the hotel was helpful and polite. The hotel is in a good location. The building did not exude the historic charm we were expecting. We paid for a Gordon Ramsay room, which was nicely furnished except the bathroom was the size of a closet and disappointing at this price point. We were also disappointed that the Gordon Ramsay room had no view of downtown. Instead it looked onto the roof of the building. We did stop for the included breakfast, which was tasty and quickly prepared.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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11 Thank Wiestq
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Huntsville, Alabama
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Hotel Chester is a little jewel in downtown Starkville. The old building is charming, the rooms are comfy, and the staff is friendly and eager to please. I loved the made-to-order breakfast, the great martini I had at the inside bar, and the pleasant atmosphere of the beer garden when it was warm enough to enjoy it. I'd definitely go back and highly recommend it to anyone staying overnight in Starkville. It makes the newer hotels seem sterile, bland, and devoid of charm. Don't miss out; stay at the Hotel Chester!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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21 Thank mctravla
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Kayla-hotelchester, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Chester, responded to this review, 8 February 2016
We're so pleased to see you've enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Chester and your experience at our bar.
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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This is the most beautiful, charming, and cozy hotel I've stayed in while traveling in Mississippi. The pictures don't do it justice, and the service is OUTSTANDING. If given the choice, I don't know why anyone would stay in the Hilton "Garden" Inn when they can have all the authentic charm of historic downtown Starkville at The Chester. I checked in for one night - last night - and stayed in the Standard Queen room. After having walked down the hallway, complete with arches and 1920's style chandeliers, I was struck by the elegance of the room. Struck! All the features of the building's original design were still in place. Another thing I noticed - most hotels have streaks going down the hallway from people dragging their bags along the wall, but these hallways were spotless. Not a streak anywhere. No stains on the floor or in any fabric, including the bedspread. It's clear the owners invest a lot of work, money, and love in this place. I'll definitely be back! And hopefully snag a dinner at the now famous Beer Garden!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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22 Thank Kelly B
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Kayla-hotelchester, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Chester, responded to this review, 8 February 2016
Wow, thank you for taking the time to share the experience while staying with us. We take pride in our hotel's upkeep and ensure it's in tip top condition. We're also pleased to see you enjoyed The Beer Garden! We hope you choose to stay with us again in the future.
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Jackson, Louisiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I booked a room here because all other hotels were booked for the MSU graduation. It was over priced. 239 for one night. I got the cabana King. It said it had a balcony over looking the beer garden. It was actually an outdoor entrance to the room, not a balcony, and the only view was the ugly roof. Completely deceiving. As far as the condition of the room, it had old worn out carpet, the bathroom was tiny and bad shape, and the sink area was pathetic. The sink had not been cleaned. There was a baby roach in it. It also shocked me to see the ironing board hanging on the wall and a small refrigerator with a microwave sitting on top of it. The coffee maker was dirty. I would not use it. I just expected an elegant historical place. And it was not elegant in the least. I do not usually give reviews but felt like this room was so expensive and I was so disappointed that I should share my information.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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42 Thank Kim E
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Muscle Shoals
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Starkeville is quaint college town w local shops and restaurants. This hotel is downtown in the middle of everything so it is very convenient. We just returned from trip to msu vet school and stayed here. rooms were clean but as with any older hotel were small. They have updated some amenities like coffee maker fridge and microwave. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable of area. Gordon burger at beer garden was huge and I split it and ginger house salad for dinner. Good selection of local ms beers. Breakfast was cooked to order w fruit and juice. Very good. We will stay here again but may try to get suite next time simply for larger bathroom. Did not look for a pool...accidentally touched rating on pool and it would not let me skip choice so put good

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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13 Thank Localmom2013
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Kayla-hotelchester, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Chester, responded to this review, 8 February 2016
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Hotel Chester. We do not have a pool currently. We hope you choose to stay with us again in the future!
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Property: Hotel Chester
Address: 101 N Jackson St, Corner of Jackson and Main, Starkville, MS 39759-2917
Region: United States > Mississippi > Starkville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Starkville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Chester 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a southern charm at the Hotel Chester, a 36 room boutique hotel nestled in the heart of historic downtown Starkville. Built in 1925 as a full service hotel the lovingly restored Hotel Chester invites guests to enjoy contemporary services. Voted as the Best Hotel in Mississippi in 2014, 2013 and in 2012 by Mississippi Magazine, Tripadvisor Excellent Hotel 2015 the Hotel Chester welcomes guests to discover a memorial retreat at our luxury boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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Chester Hotel Starkville

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