Vacation Postcards: Prentiss Motel, Natchez

PRENTISS MOTEL. 10 minutes from the heart of Natchez, Mississippi. On U.S. Highway 61 at Junction Hwys. 65–84 & 98. 150 attractively furnished rooms with air conditioning–Color TV–Direct-dial phones (free local calls)–Heated Swimming Pool–Coffee Shop–Dining Room–Lounge. Dine & Dance to Live Entertainment in the Governor’s Room. Phone (601) 442-1691.

Categories: Hotels, Natchez

3 replies

  1. Rich wisteria arbor!


  2. The Prentiss was built as the Albert Pick Motel in the late 1950s, but its design was startlingly similar to the early Holiday Inns of the period. There may even have been a short-lived joint venture between the two chains, of which this may have been part. Though the Prentiss was demolished a few years ago, its newer two story wing survives as, I believe, a Passport Inn.


  3. The Prentiss was headquarters years ago for the Confederate Oil Tournament, which was actually a great congregation of oil men – drillers, supply companies, etc., who brought a lot of money and fun to Natchez each year.
    The Prentiss was demolished to make room for a new bank building, and yes, the Passport Inn, but the newer motel can’t hold a candle to the grand old Prentiss.


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