36 Melrose Ave., Natchez, Mississippi, 39120, United States
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.
Make a Memory
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.
More about Monmouth Plantation
"...Wow, Monmouth Plantation, what a beautiful B & B!
"...Wow, what a beautiful B & B! Monmouth Plantation is a place with restaurant, gorgeous gardens, a loving staff, so friendly, efficient and helpful, they were great! Excellent service.
Everyone really made me feel like a princess. My room was cleaned daily and they did a great job.I couldn't have had a better time... A truly great place! I would return to Monmouth Plantation anytime, in any season. The owners were fabulous and so friendly treating you as if they had known you forever. Genuine warmth and hospitality from Ron and Lani Riches, was very friendly and helpful. They were some of the most friendliest people we have ever met Monmouth Plantation, under Ron and Lani's leadership, is a wonderful place to stay and enjoy the beautiful south.What a wonderful place! It has everything including a great breakfast.
Ada from Memphis
Monmouth Plantation Our Home Away From Home
We travel quite a lot, but when we arrive at Monmouth Plantation we feel we have arrived at our second home. Just when we think it cant get any better it does. The staff and grounds are wonderful, nothing but Southern hospitatliy. The dining is wonderful and Ron and Lani Riches are the most wonderful hosts one will ever encounter. What a great place to relax or go again and again.; Michael and Lela Hurst
I Love Monmouth
Monmouth Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi is one of our favorite places to visit. That's really unique because it is only one block from our home. However, we have spent many wonderful evenings having dinner at Monmouth and beautiful nights in the lovely inn. Monmouth is a peaceful, idyllic location that is as beautiful as any place you could visit anywhere in the world. The dinner served in the historic plantation dining room is an unbelievable experience. The rooms are decorated exquisitely with beautiful antiques and lush bedding. The bathrooms have beautiful fixtures and jacuzzi tubs for relaxing. To us, there's no place on earth quite like Monmouth Plantation - we are so blessed to have this beautiful inn within walking distance of our home, but we would travel many miles for the experience you can have at Monmouth.
Monmouth Plantation is the most beautiful, serene
place I have ever stayed! I have always been interested in the history of the Civil War era, and
staying at Monmouth takes me back to that time and
place! The service is flawless, the accomodations
are wonderful, and the Mansion and grounds take
your breath away!
It is truly a privilege to stay at Monmouth Plantation!
Luxury In Natchez, best kept secret in the South!
When it comes to places to stay, the majestic Monmouth Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi is a must!
Set among hundred year old oak trees, large manicured lawns, English rose gardens all set the atmosphere for this romantic getaway. The service was outstanding as was the food. The rooms were beautifully decorated; it had a spacious bath, private patio, fireplace, comfortable king size bed and countless amentities at every turn.
Breakfast was a wonderful experience served on antique china in a garden room that allowed you to dine inside or outside.
Monmouth Plantation is a place you must put on top of your travel list.
The Most Romantic Place
Monmouth Plantation is Outstanding! The staff attended our every need. We enjoyed sitting in the hammocks, walking the breathtaking grounds, mixing and mingling with the dinner guests from all parts of the country, and our room was great. Loved the sitting room and fireplace area in the plantation suites. I highly recommend having dinner in the main house. Great weekend.
An Elegant Retreat
My husband and I stayed for several days at Monmouth plantation, located in Natchez, Mississippi and were overwhelmed by the experience. The elegant mansion was furnished in period pieces that were delightful to see. We were greeted by a warm and friendly staff as we checked in and when we were shown to our room, I was delighted to find the same attention to detail in the furnishings in our room. The next morning, We discovered an elegant southern breakfast buffet awaiting us. Again, we were struck by the attentiveness of the staff as we enjoyed fresh fruit, grits, bacon, eggs, and juice. After such a hearty breakfast, we strolled the extensive grounds and found some great spots for photos. That evening, we induldged in a five course dinner served in the main section of the mansion that was simply divine. The attention to detail at Monmouth was apparent in every aspect of our stay.
We highly recommend Monmouth plantation to anyone who wishes an experience not soon to be forgotten.
Dinner at Monmouth Plantation
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Address: 36 Melrose Ave., Natchez, Mississippi, 39120, United States