Ratings based on 48 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Northeast La.
Wonderful Romantic placePosted Jul 13, 2015
Pros: The location, history and nastalgia of the property
Cons: Better upkeep of the grounds and out buildings.
Location: Antiques, many historical homes to tour. The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, the beginning of the Natchez Trace
I enjoyed our stay very much. You can tell the property is a bit overwhelming for the owners in the upkeep department of limbs, shrubs, bushes & outdoor gazebos. Overall it is a lovely place and is in the perfect location. Close to everything but yet secluded and private with great views of the river. I want to go back in the Spring or Fall for the great views. The staff are very very friendly and the breakfast is the best I've ever had.
for Couplesby Amy from Los Angeles
B&B in NatchezPosted May 31, 2015 on Hotels
The hotel was difficult to find as it is tucked away from the road, however, it was picturesque with a southern charm and had a beautiful view of the Mississippi River and the Natchez Bridge.
for Couplesby shirley from Bournemouth
Totally unique property with amazing viewsPosted May 19, 2015 on Hotels
This is a really unique property. A cross between a guest house and a hotel. Our suite was superb with the most amazing view of the Mississippi and the staff were very friendly. Main criticism is that it's a bit rough around the edges: the blinds in our room were in need of repair and there was no plug in the bath, not easy to find anyone if you need something, also no service on the second day so we had to clean our own glasses and cups and make our own bed. It's quite off the beaten track so you need a car to do anything and to go out to eat. Having said all that we would definitely stay there again if we returned to the area.
by A verified traveler from Cape Coral FL.
Natchez low spotPosted Apr 25, 2015
Pros: Not much
Cons: Tend the gardens and serve a decent breakfast with perhaps some choices.
Location: Natchez is a good place for visiting and there is plenty to do but The Briars is way out of town. There are several B&B's in the town to choose from.
If the term B&B conjures up a thought of quaint houses with affable hosts then The Briars will come as a disappointment. The group of building comprising The Briars is way up on top of a hill with glimpses of the Mississippi through the overgrown grounds. Our room was in a multi-unit "cabin" looking more like a trailer park home. Inside the room was adequately furnished with king bed, two armchairs, chest, and TV. The wifi was erratic and sometimes non existent. We never saw the host as our key was left in an envelope taped to the office door. The lady who served the breakfast was very pleasant but the breakfast itself was awful. It was so bad we decided on our second morning to go a restaurant in the town. Iniquitous considering the price we paid. The grounds could be very pleasant but, as mentioned above, were very overgrown and in much need of TLC. At an outrageous average price of close to $200 per night this was the worse value hotel I have experienced.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Karen /Kathy get awayPosted Apr 25, 2015 on Hotels
April 22,2015 Lovely grounds and room was very comfortable . Our Key was taped to office door altho we were early to check in . Their wonderful employee Glenda took time to show us around the historic buildings and explained the history to us .. She went above and beyond her duties which was cooking /serving breakfast and housekeeping since no one else was there . Glenda gets 5 ***** in my book .. Thank you Glenda .
by A verified traveler
Great hype, no delivery.Posted Apr 20, 2015
Pros: The attraction was the historic background.
Cons: In addition to the above comments, one improvement would be an owner who is interested in restoring the property and caring for it appropriately.
Location: We stay in Natchez all the time and visit all our favorite places regularly. This location will not be one of them.
If only the Briars looked as good in person as it did in the pictures on the internet. The building is on the verge of going into total disrepair. The air was musty and the room (4) even more so. The windows could not be opened for lack of screening, so we had to live with the malfunctioning air conditioner. It would run constantly but pump only air into the room, not cooled air, just air. We never had any kind of housekeeping during our three day stay, so the towels had to last for the length of time, since we never again saw another soul on the property. The grounds are in need of attention and the entire place has a rundown appearance. Too bad, such potential as a historic location.
by A verified traveler from Miami Beach and Brasil
Fine location overlooking Mississippi RiverPosted Apr 10, 2015
Pros: Location and room
Cons: Everything to do with treating guests as customers
Location: Natchez has superb historic antebellum homes and friendly caring people (Briars excepted)
Beautiful `Jefferson Davis` room with great views on 3 sides. Servi ce and customer care extremely poor . Main examples were 1) Nobody on premises to welcome us at +/- 3.40pm and key taped to office door with NO INFO in room. 2) Disappointing unimaginative breakfasts ( compared to the dozens of B&B visited especially at over $200 per night) 3) Astonished that room was not serviced.after first night and again nobody on premises to fix this ( no fresh towels/ bed unmade//rubbish not removed/no cleaning). Frankly the worst value I have had anywhere on the planet .......impression was `grab the money and do the minimum for it`
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Needs some TLCPosted Apr 6, 2015 on Hotels
Overnight stay,great view,rooms need some spiffing up.
by A verified traveler from Chicago, IL
Deodorizer Hell.Posted Mar 26, 2015
Pros: The view was nice.
Cons: The room needed better cleaning, a more pleasant wall color and less deodorizer.
Location: There was a nice view of the MIssissippi River, but we did not have any information about available activities.
We had difficulty finding the hotel because the entrance is between two hotels. Even though we arrived at 4:30 p.m. and were told that registration would be there until 5, no one was there to greet us. Our key was taped to the registration door and there was no information about using wi-fi, where to dine, or what to do. It turned out that we were the only guests on the property which was very isolating. The room smelled terrible. It was doused with deodorizer and the windows would not open so we could air out the room. The deodorizer permeated the sheets and pillows, so it was an unpleasant sleep. The carpeting wasn't vacuumed since we found a penny, leaves and a huge bug. We wanted to sit on the deck to avoid the smell of the room, but the outside chairs weren't clean, the deck not swept and the ashtray was full of cigarette butts. Breakfast did not offer a choice and was very heavy, unlike the continental breakfast advertized. No juice or water was offered, which was just as well, because the water glass was dirty. We did not find directions on how to log onto wi-fi until the morning, at which point, it was too late. No one was available for check-out so we left the key with the breakfast cook. This was an unpleasant experience and now wish we had booked one of the local hotels instead or checked into some of the B&Bs in Louisiana instead.
for Couplesby AMY from Bunkie, Louisiana
Romantic getawayPosted Feb 17, 2015 on Hotels
Romantic Valintines weekend get away. The grounds were absolutely beautiful even though we went in the winter time. It is on the top of the bluff overlooking the river. The grounds were much larger than I thought they would be. Our room and bathroom were large and the beds very comfortable. Very relaxing and quite. We will definitely be returning!!