We were on our way to drop off my son at Ole Miss and needed a place to stay for a night. Cairo was the perfect distance, so we looked for places nearby. Cairo is a sad, abandoned town that used to be a bustling port city at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. But there is virtually nothing left of it, as we found out when we tried to find a breakfast place.
We reluctantly booked a night at the Eagle Inn since we prefer locally owned places, and there were only two other hotels nearby, both low end chains. We were pleasantly surprised. When we went to check in, I was having second thoughts and wondered if we should just keep going until we found a Holiday Inn Express or Marriott Courtyard. It seemed awfully run down, although the proprietor was nice.
We drove over to our room (it’s a real motel), opened the door and found a clean, fairly updated room. The beds were comfortable, the shower was great, and we didn’t have any of the smell that others have complained of. Granted, we spent barely any awake-time there, but it was what we needed for a great price: clean, comfortable, and convenient. Just don’t expect to find breakfast in Cairo. More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking