The Old Capitol Inn was a wonderful welcome after having driven close to six hours to reach the unassuming, yet delightful city of Jackson, Mississippi. With a suitcase in my hand and exhaustion on my face, I was warmly received by their staff. As the water fountain in the lobby trickled down to its base, so did my worries and cares. This cozy boutique successfully blends together chic, upscale decor while still maintaining that home away from home feel. The Old Capitol Inn was built in 1952 originally for YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association). Through the years, it was bought and turned into this calm and tranquil bed and breakfast. This Inn has a way of making you feel like you have always belonged here.
Walking through the doors to my suite, I instantly felt the sensation to close the door and never leave. The suite’s warm earth tones and classic wooden furniture pieces gave a peaceful, yet highly sophisticated look. This was a place that I not only wanted to stay in, but also wanted to live in. As I took in the details of my room, I instantly noticed a wonderful perk – Aveda bath and body products. I’m in love with the mint and rosemary scent, and I was delighted to see an array of products at my disposal. Whether or not you ever decide to venture out of the hotel room, you definitely will not be disappointed with the comfort of the suites.
The amenities included with my stay at the Old Capitol Inn added to my feelings of tranquility. As I ventured to the rooftop garden, my eyes instantly began to swim. I was greeted by beautiful views of Downtown Jackson, dainty patio lighting overhead, and plush seating. Convenience is a grossly under-appreciated amenity nowadays, yet the Old Capitol Inn comes through with flying colors. The Inn is in close walking proximity to Downtown Jackson which allows you to quickly and efficiently see this beautiful city.
One of my absolute favorite things about staying with the Old Capitol Inn was their Southern-style breakfast served each morning. This is the type of complimentary breakfast you hope and pray each hotel will have. I had the choice to eat my breakfast in their peaceful sun room, or sit under the shade of trees in their charming courtyard. Not only were the breakfast options a dream, but their outdoor patio seating was like living in a fairytale. I ate my croissant and fresh fruit while the sound of a trickling waterfall fell into a Koi pond. I had certainly found bliss. They also serve lunch in their sun room/courtyard with the menu changing weekly. Some of the more recent items on their menu include Crispy Crab Cakes, Grilled Mississippi Tilapia, and Cuban Grilled Pork Tenderloin Salad.
Quick Look at Amenities:
WiFi, off-sight fitness center, rooftop garden, laundry valet, and complimentary wine & cheese each evening from 5-6 p.m.
You Can Walk To/Close Attractions:
New and Old State Capitol, Jackson Convention Complex, Governor’s Mansion, and Fondren Arts & Entertainment District.
I found this quaint and enchanting inn the perfect weekend getaway from the busyness of back home. I would especially recommend it if you are looking for a place to stay while having a ladies weekend vacation.
226 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39201
I was received by the Old Capitol Inn as a guest. My opinion, however, is my own.