When I headed to Yazoo City to start my exploration of the Mississippi Delta Blues, I was not expecting to discover a boutique hotel that rivaled many found in larger, more well-known destinations. However, when I arrived at the hotel, I was delightfully surprised by the brightly painted storefronts that lined Main Street. They look like a collection of Easter eggs lined up next to one another. As it turns out, that was just the beginning of the surprises I would discover at the Main Street Hotel.
After checking in at the hotel office, the front desk associate escorted me to my room, which, it turns out, is one of many located on the second floor of the brightly painted buildings. We headed down Main Street past one building then the next, before entering a doorway that led upstairs. At the top of the stairs, my escort first headed to the end of the hall at the front of the building, where she showed me the entrances to the balconies overlooking Main Street. These balconies are available to all guests, and provide a fantastic view of downtown Yazoo City.
Finally, it was time to see my room, and we headed back up the hall, pausing in front of a door with a cute sign that said, “Honey Girl.”
Let me just say, I was not prepared for what I saw beyond the door. Upon entering, I found myself in the cutest, old-fashioned kitchen I’ve ever seen. From the quaint bistro table and chairs to the brick backsplash over the counters, I loved every aspect of this kitchen. As I turned to my right, I saw an equally fabulous living room, complete with a couch, glider with matching ottoman and fireplace. The room popped with color and comfort, and I couldn’t wait to kick back and relax here.
But my initial tour was not complete. We headed to the bedroom on the other side of the kitchen, where I found a king bed covered with a lovely bedspread. But it was the bathroom that held the best surprise: an old-fashioned clawfoot tub. I started counting the minutes until I could sink down into that tub for a relaxing soak. The bathroom also held a walk-in shower and vanity, but they faded into the background behind that tub.
And although there were some things that caught my attention at first glance in the suite – because, yes, this was not a regular guest room – I continually found myself charmed and amused by the eclectic artwork and knick-knacks spread around the space. There was the fuzzy blue pillows in the living room, and the wine glasses painted with flip flops in the kitchen. And, of course, I couldn’t help but laugh at the Minnie Mouse hat box in the bathroom.
Lest you think my suite received special treatment, after touring other guest rooms in the hotel, I soon learned that every guest room was uniquely decorated and every experience would be different based on which room was yours. I couldn’t help but think this would be the perfect spot for a girlfriends getaway. Although I haven’t been able to plan one yet, I certainly hope to do so in the near future.
As much as I loved my initial look at Main Street Hotel, I was even more pleased that the hotel delivered a wonderful and comfortable stay. From relaxing on the couch to a good night’s sleep in the king-sized bed, I had a lovely stay while in Yazoo City. I was just sad it wasn’t longer, another reason why I’m looking forward to returning to this property.
Have you ever been to the Main Street Hotel? If so, what was your favorite aspect of this boutique property?
Disclosure: Karon visited the hotel as a guest of the Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein belong solely to the author.
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