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Downtown Hotels in Jackson Mississippi
by David H. Urmann

Jackson has numerous hotels and lodging facilities that cater not only to its residents but to the hundreds of guests and tourists that visit the city. There are a lot of downtown hotels in Jackson near the local attractions.

Jackson City is the capital of Mississippi. It is also the state's most populous city with an estimated population of 557,385 as of year 2000. In fact, it is now considered as the US' 88th largest metropolitan region. Jackson City was named after Andrew Jackson, a former US president.

The city's slogan is "Jackson, Mississippi: City with Soul." This can be traced to the numerous attractions such as museums, parks and historic sites you will find in the region. Local attractions include the Alamo Theater, Bronze Statue of Medgar Evers, Boddie Mansion, and the Mississippi Arts Center and the Boyd House/The Oaks House Museum, Ronald E. McNair Space Theater/Rusell C. Davis Planetarium, Thalia Mara Hall and the War Memorial Building among others.

The city also houses great museums and historic sites like the Greenwood Cemetery, King Edward Hotel, Mississppi Museum of Art, and the Eudora Welty House Museum along with The City of Jackson Fire Museum, Manship House Museum and so much more. Parks you will find here include Grove Park, Battlefield Park, Sykes Park, Smith Park, and Parham Bridges Park.

With all the attractions in Jackson City, vacationers and business travelers will find it easy to find good hotels and resorts, especially in its downtown area. Here are some of the downtown hotels in Jackson, Mississippi:

Americas Best Inn Jackson

Americas Best Inn Jackson is located at 5411 Interstate 55 North Jackson, MS 39206. It is a short 13 miles to the Jackson-Evers International Airport. Check in time is at 1PM while check out time is at 11AM. Young adults under the age of 21 should be accompanied by an adult. An ID and credit card is required upon check in.

The hotel has a total of 103 guest rooms with Cable TV and coffee makers. Accommodations include King Suites with 1 King-sized bed; Whirlpool King Suites with 1 King-sized bed and jetted tubs; and Deluxe double Suites with 2 double beds. All rooms are guaranteed with complimentary local calls. This is apart from the hotel's indoor pool, fitness center and hot tub.

Best Western Executive Inn

Best Western Executive Inn is located at 725 Larson Street Jackson, MS 39202. This 2-star deluxe hotel was renovated last 2006. Its location puts it near the Mississippi Museum of Art, Mississippi State Capitol, and the Jackson Zoological Park, and the Alamo Theater, Chimneyville Crafts Gallery, Mississippi sports Hall and the Mississippi State Coliseum among others.

Check in time at the hotel is at 1:30PM while check out time is at 11AM. A valid ID and credit card is required during check in. Hence, each room in this hotel is exquisitely furnished and tastefully appointed. Rooms are equipped with microwave ovens, cable TV, data ports, refrigerators and coffee makers.

The hotel also has a business center with photocopy and fax services, a fitness center and an outdoor pool. Aside from complimentary newspapers and continental breakfast, they also provide free wireless Internet access and local calls.

Hotel accommodations include the Standard 2 Queen having 2 double beds, cherry-wood furnishings, dual-line phones, 25-inch TVs with Cable, refrigerators, microwave ovens, tea/coffee makers, iron with ironing boards, hair dryers and air conditioners; Standard rooms having 1 king bed, separate sitting areas with 1 sofa bed and the other standard amenities.

Clarion Hotel Jackson

Clarion Hotel Jackson is situated at 5075 Interstate Highway 55 North Jackson MS 39206. This 2-star hotel is close to attractions and establishments like the Highland Village, Northpark Mall and the Chimneyville Crafts. Check in time is at 3PM while check out time is at 12NN. The minimum age requirement for check in is 21 years old. A valid ID and credit is also required.

The hotel has a total of 222 guest rooms in its 6 floors with interior corridors. The hotel also has a seasonal outdoor pool, Fitness Center and a 24hr front desk. Accommodations include their 2 Double Bed Rooms and Standard King Rooms. Guests can choose between smoking and non-smoking units equipped with Cable TVs, video game consoles, and coffee makers and multi-phones with voice mail, hair dryers, iron and free wireless Internet access.

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