Blues Traveler Inn – Best Western Review

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in Hotel Reviews


Blues Traveler Inn - Best Western Review

Book the Blues Traveler Inn – Best Western here.

Where is the Blues Traveler Inn?

The Best Western Blues Traveler Inn is located in Mississippi's Indianola on Highway 82.


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The name of the hotel is very apt, as nearby you will find The BB King Museum as well as Club Ebony where you can hear real Mississippi blues. I was also excited to read that the hotel was just 15 miles from the Birthplace of Kermit the Frog Museum 🙂

The name of this Best Western made me wonder if the Grammy-Award winning band Blues Traveler had ever stayed at the hotel or at least heard of it in days gone by, or even whether the hotel was named after them. The hotel was built in 1990 just a few years after the band formed, so who knows…

Booking and checking-in at Blues Traveler Inn:

I booked after finding an attractive rate online and noticing that the hotel has a central location and plenty of amenities.

At 2pm (when check-in opens), there was one clerk checking in guests on one computer, so the process was pretty slow – I advise arriving at a less-busy time. Check-in was pleasant enough, though, and apologies were made as to the length of time we had to wait.

One bugbear about this hotel is having to read through pages and pages of 'rules' before completing check-in. It made me feel like a student again.

The lobby is well-kept, clean and tidy but, like the rest of the hotel, the decor is a little dated.

The staff and food at the Blues Traveler Inn:

Overall the staff were polite and professional. I was met with a cheery smile and a helpful attitude when I asked for directions or when I ate breakfast. The complimentary full hot breakfast itself was okay, but I recommend stocking up on the waffles as they were delicious.

My hotel room at the Blues Traveler Inn:

My room itself smelled of smoke but that's down to the other guests smoking in there, not the hotel's policy. I like that the room had a refrigerator and a microwave, as well as cable TV with channels like HBO and Cinemax.

Best Western states that rooms here are quiet, but it seemed I'd just got used to the noise of traffic outside the hotel when I was woken with noise from staff outside the rooms early in the morning.

More things to know about the Blues Traveler Inn:

I didn't use the outdoor pool, but it's a feature I like in hotels, so it's a great addition.


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The hotel states that high speed internet is available, but the WiFi was fairly slow for me unfortunately.

Overall impression of the Blues Traveler Inn:

The hotel is in a convenient central location and has some positive features, but there's definitely has room for improvement. Don't change the waffles or the great attitude of the staff, but maybe try working on noise and aesthetics, and ditch the rules at check-in – let your guests read at their leisure in the their rooms.

You can book the Blues Traveler Inn here. Don't forget to collect Best Western Rewards!

Book the Blues Traveler Inn – Best Western here.

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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

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