I've never been to Columbus (Mississippi) and I'm a little overwhelmed by all the hotel options. I'd like to stay in a hotel that is central and gives me good sense of what Columbus (Mississippi) is like. I'd love to know where locals tell their friends to stay when they visit, and why those areas and hotels are special. thanks!
There's really only one hotel in downtown Columbus and I wouldn't recommend staying there. If you're looking for a hotel, stay at one of the Marriotts over near 6th Street North. They are brand new. If you want to stay in downtown Columbus, there are a few bed and breakfasts that you could look at. With these options you would be able to walk down to tall of the cute little shops and the few restaurants and bars that we have. I think the name of the best bed and breakfast is Shadowlawn Bed & Breakfast.