Hotels in North Mississippi

by Lee Morgan

North Mississippi can provide a variety of activities for those who visit. Follow the Delta Blues trail, take part in high stakes casino action or visit a historical place. There are hotels in every part of the region that can act as your base of operations while touring this area of a state steeped in tradition, history, entertainment and culture.

Harrah’s Tunica

The largest hotel and casino resort between Atlantic City and Las Vegas is Harrah’s Tunica in Tunica, Mississippi. Formerly the Grand Hotel and Casino, Harrah’s is home to a two-story gaming floor and various restaurants including Paula Deen’s Buffet. The hotel itself is split between the Veranda Resort and the Terrace Resort. The hotel has also features the Paula Deen Suites for accommodations with additional Southern charm. In whatever tower they stay in, guests will find access to indoor and outdoor pools, a full-service spa and salon, a Hale Irwin-designed championship golf course, sporting clays and lighted tennis courts for their personal enjoyment.

Hilton Garden Inn Tupelo

Tupelo is a small city in the rolling hills of northeastern Mississippi where tourists come to visit the birthplace of Elvis Presley, drive the Natchez Trace Parkway, explore Civil War sites and other historical areas, tour the Healthworks! Kid’s Museum or see exotic animals in the local zoo. The Hilton Garden Inn is among the several quality hotels in the city of Tupelo. The Hilton is in Historic Downtown Tupelo and is just a short walk from the Elvis Presley birthplace. The hotel has 157 rooms that include large workspaces, high-speed Internet access and cable television. Guests can also find an indoor pool, hot tub and a fitness center.

Courtyard Memphis Southaven

Southaven is one of the first cities visitors encounter when driving south from Memphis, Tennessee. For those visiting Memphis who wish to explore the Mississippi Delta to the south of the city, Southaven is a central location. This area is a the place to begin following the Mississippi Blues Trail, to visit Beale Street or to go gambling in Tunica casinos at night. They are approximately the same distance away from the hotel. The Courtyard Marriott Memphis Southaven features spacious guest rooms with high-speed Internet access, large work desk, ergonomic chair and mini-refrigerators in every room. The hotel has a fitness center, business services, an indoor pool and hot tub and a 24-hour market in the lobby. There is also a breakfast buffet in the hotel each morning.

Downtown Oxford Inn and Suites

Oxford has been home to the University of Mississippi since 1844. People come to Oxford to visit the university or to see historical homes like Rowan Oak, the home of William Faulkner, to see some of the town’s galleries or just to wander the streets of downtown Oxford where time has seemingly stood still for decades. The Downtown Oxford Inn and Suites sits on the historic town square. Its architecture fits in with the surrounding historical buildings, but inside are modern amenities. Guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast and have their choice of free daily newspapers. The hotel has a business center and meeting space as well as laundry and dry cleaning available. An outdoor pool is open seasonally, and an exercise facility is open 24 hours a day.