The Best Hotels to Book in Meridian, Mississippi

Get a flavor of Meridian with a stay in one of the top-rated hotels
Get a flavor of Meridian with a stay in one of the top-rated hotels | Courtesy of SureStay Hotel by Best Western Meridian /
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26 November 2021

Bordered by the Bienville National Forest to the west and Alabama to the east, Meridian became a Southern manufacturing hub in the late 1800s. This is also when some of its famous landmarks were built, including the Threefoot Building, Old Carnegie Library and Grand Opera House (now Riley Center.) Many of the historic neighborhoods in Meridian still feature structures typical of the era. Book one of these hotels in Meridian with Culture Trip to make your Queen City stay incredible.

Hilton Garden Inn Meridian, for park pootling

A modern double room in the Hilton Garden Inn Meridian
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A shot off Route 39 by the I-20 intersection, Hilton Garden Inn Meridian, is tapped into the area’s main traffic arteries. The hotel is also less than a mile (1.6km) from the forest-blanketed Bonita Lakes Park and has opportunities for fishing and hiking along its lake loop trail. Utilize the indoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness center before heading to nearby Central Meridian to visit attractions like the Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Experience or Jimmie Rodgers Museum.

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Meridian, for serious shopping

A double queen room at the SureStay Hotel by Best Western Meridian with a lounge chair
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Shopaholics will love SureStay Hotel by Best Western Meridian. It enables the addiction with its location near the Uptown Meridian mall, and families can enjoy bonding over history at downtown sites like the Mississippi Children’s Museum and Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum. Start the day with complimentary hot breakfast items like eggs, sausage biscuits, and waffles in the bright breakfast bar, or sip your coffee under the outdoor gazebo. Enquire about the king room with jetted bathtub for a more relaxing stay.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Meridian, an IHG Hotel, for pool plunging

A queen room with a sofa area in the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Meridian
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Cool off during a hot Mississippi stay by taking advantage of the convenient location of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Meridian and the proximity to the Bonita Lakes Park. Or, chill out with a dip in the large indoor pool and whirlpool, which get great natural light thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights. Mornings begin with a complimentary hot breakfast, and every Monday, there is an IHG Rewards Reception for loyalty program members. The hotel is within minutes of the Naval Air Station, Lockheed Martin and Peavey Electronics.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Meridian, for a healthy start

A queen room in the Fairfield Inn & Suites Meridian
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Start your day in Meridian off right with a healthy breakfast, complimentary during your stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites Meridian. Choose from options like fresh fruit, omelets and yogurt topped with sliced almonds and agave, or indulge with bacon, mini-waffles and sweetbreads. Work it off at the indoor pool or fitness center before embarking on a discovery of the historic Queen City downtown, just a few miles away.

Sleep Inn & Suites, for home comforts

A king room with a desk and sofa in the Sleep Inn & Suites
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Rooms feel like home at Sleep Inn & Suites thanks to features such as queen or king-size beds, work desks with ergonomic chairs, refrigerators, microwaves and ironing boards. Enjoy complimentary wifi and access to news and sports channels on the flat-screen television, and don’t miss Grab & Go breakfast and free hot coffee on your way out to adventure around town. The property is in a prime location off I-20 and I-49 near Bonita Lakes Park.

MainStay Suites Meridian, for relaxing at your own rate

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If you’re an architecture nerd, you’ll need more than just a day in Meridian, and MainStay Suites’ apartment-style living sets you up for an extended stay. Whip up a gourmet meal in your kitchen or kitchenette, or settle into your sitting area and crack open the coffee table tome you bought about the haunted city sites of Meridian (will you meet the phantom which haunts Stuckey’s Bridge?) This property shares a lobby and other facilities with Sleep Inn & Suites.

Tru By Hilton Meridian, for fun and games

A double queen room at the Tru By Hilton Meridian with a decorate image
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A colorful mural of Meridian and a pool table off the lobby set the stage for a convivial stay at Tru By Hilton Meridian, an easy walk from Bonita Lakes Park. Trees surround two sides of the hotel, so some rooms offer a woodsy view, and all rooms have lots of natural light from oversize 8ft (2.4m) windows. wifi, parking and hot breakfast are on the house, and the grab-and-go market is open at all hours.

Comfort Inn Meridian, for year-round relaxation

A queen room in the Comfort Inn Meridian, Mississippi
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A dip in the outdoor pool at Comfort Inn is perfect when the temperatures rise in Meridian. When it’s chillier, you can get comfy on a cherry-red chair off the lobby while enjoying hot coffee with your complimentary continental breakfast. The hotel has a new look complemented by its high customer rating for service and, like its neighbor Tru by Hilton, this property has some rooms offering a rustic vista and two-person sofa beds.

These recommendations were updated on November 26, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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