My husband and I ate at Monmouth for our 2nd year anniversary. Although the food tasted good, I got food poisoning from the steak and was violently ill all night. The next day we spoke with the manager who very impolitely explained that it was not their fault. She finally agreed to credit back half of our $185 meal as if I only was sick from half of the food. I left feeling very upset and not satisfied. The manager is lacking both hospitality skills as well as good business skills. I will never visit Monmouth again.
Unique Quality: Beautiful landscaping and grounds
Monmouth is awful do not go
We were given a gift certificate. We went. At check in Hal, bellman, began immediately pushing us going out to eat-it was 4:30 p.m. At desk the menu for dinner looked great. We asked about reservation-oops none available sold out for some time. Then why the menu still on desk? So they could sell cookbooks on front desk. Really where was the pickel jar and donation jar while they were at it looking very bush league. Got to room-smelled musty. Armoire "Antqiue circa 1950s had 1970 tv but door broken attempt to keep it open by staff -held in place by folded paper that did not work-called front front and very unpleasant Hal appeared-really rude) We saw "complimentary hor d'hoeurs and drinks for guest from 6:30 to 7:30" and figured at least that was something. Went over at 6:30 to lounge as instructed. Met by Scarlett's grandma-woman in late 60s made up with bleach blond hair to pretend to look in 40s-did not work at all!) was also rather abrupt-would allow us in "shortly" because it appears there was a food tasting going on. The hoi poloi of Natchez in their best Wal Mart and K Mart finery were tasting the chittlins and pork rinds. We sat in 97 degree heat for 30 minutes waiting for even one employee to approach us. Everyone else had drink. We were not offered water. Finally we went to desk clerk who said he was "computer guy" clearly did not give a damn (just like Rhett Butler). So we met a very old Scarlett, a very stupid Rhett, and a very unique Mammy/Prissy set of figures. Is that what others think the South is like to make this a quality hotel?
We left and are glad we did. We wasted 12 hours traveling and are going to sue for misrepresentation. This placed sucked. We have stayed at quality first rate hotels, I bet Motel 6 beat them. According to their advertising they keep the lights on. These people didn't seem to have any lights to keep on. The owners live in California, clearly they don't have a clue. This is proof how dumb the American people are. If you advertise it seems people think they produce quality products.
Go to New Orleans, Skip Natchez. If this is the best it has to offer, then this city is a real dump. Like a fake Hollywood set only worse.
Unique Quality: Rude staff, lack of clean facilities, misrepresentation, false advertising, disinterest in guest's needs. Those are the good points of this joint.
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The top rated place to stay in Natchez is Monmouth Plantation, an authentic antebellum estate, dating back to 1818. Fully restored and updated, but still with almost 200 years of charm, it has been named one of the 10 most romantic lodgings in America by Glamour Magazine and USA Today.
It was a bit of a splurge for a couple of budget travelers like us to stay here, but we thought well worth it for the unique experience it offered. We had a package which gave us two nights lodging, two full southern breakfasts, and one dinner. It turned out to be one of the most enjoyable and memorable places we have ever stayed.
We declined a room in the main house because the antique bed was too short for my 6'2" frame. Our room, in one of the garden cottages, had a queen-size bed, front porch with rocking chairs, a fireplace with gas logs, and was exquisitely furnished and decorated.
One of the enjoyable parts of staying at Monmouth was exploring the park-like grounds. There is a walking path around a tranquil pond, with numerous features such as a gazebo, chapel, decorative bridge and beautiful plantings.
A stay at Monmouth also includes a free tour of the mansion, built in the early 1800s and once the home of the first governor of Mississippi. This place is full of history and nostalgia. The service is second to none, complete with nightly turn downs and a chocolate on your pillow.
If you've ever dreamed of living - just for a day - in the antebellum Deep South, then Monmouth Plantation will sweep you away for a romantic interlude - yet with every modern comfort.
Monmouth Plantation is listed by the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is rated 4 Diamonds by AAA, and has received numerous other top awards and disignations.
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Address: 36 Melrose Ave., Natchez, Mississippi, 39120, United States
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Amenities at Monmouth Plantation
- Room Service
- Free Parking
- Continental Breakfast
- Bar / Lounge
- Free High Speed Internet
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