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Hotels and motels in Jackson cater to a range of tastes and budgets. One of the nicest is the Fairview Inn, 734 Fairview St., Jackson, MS 39202 (tel. 601/948-3429; www.fairviewinn.com), a white mansion with 18 luxurious rooms and formal gardens shaded by ancient magnolias. To reach the Fairview, which is in a lovely residential neighborhood, take I-55 to exit 98A. Rates are from $144 to $314 double. Dating from the 1920s, downtown's standby is the venerable Edison Walthall Hotel, 225 E. Capitol St. (tel. 601/948-6161; www.edisonwalthallhotel.com), which is within a few blocks of the art museum and other downtown sites. From I-55, take the Pearl Street exit.

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