When thinking about the Mississippi gulf coast, most people might picture the shining neon lights of casinos along Beach Boulevard. But about 10 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the casinos is the city of Ocean Springs. I had been eyeing The Roost, a boutique hotel in the city for months, trying to decide when Garrett and I could pay it a visit. What drew me to it was the gorgeous interiors, amazing price point, and the tucked away, charming aesthetic.
The stars aligned for me, and a friend of mine sent a save the date for her wedding in Ocean Springs! I hurried up and booked a room almost 5 months in advance. I know that might be a little extreme, but I had been dying to stay there and experience it for myself. A blogger “co-worker” of mine stayed there, and I was basically drooling over her stunning shared content.
When we pulled up to the hotel, my eyes lit up! The beach-side colors of the building were perfectly fitting for its proximity to the coast, while the porch and rocking chairs matched the southern charm of the large oak trees. The room itself was just as gorgeous! From the bedding to the shiplap and sliding glass shower doors, I was in LOVE! The room’s layout was unique and refreshing. There was a small hallway to the bathroom complete with a wet bar, making the room feel much more spacious.
Did I mention there is a restaurant?! Eat Drink Love is a casual, farm to table eatery with items like a seasonal charcuterie board, pimento grilled cheese, and a power salad, yum! Right down the street, is downtown Ocean Springs. Talk about the cutest downtown area! The boutiques, shops, restaurants, and bars were shaded by the canopy of oak trees. We ventured to The Office bar for a night cap, and we could not stop talking about how picturesque the city was!
While the hotel and all of its amenities and design had me swooning, the hospitality really was top notch. My favorite part was receiving updates via text. We received a message one day prior to arriving, when our room was ready, and at checkout. I’ve done a good bit of traveling, especially recently, and have yet to experience any hotel go above and beyond like this.
All selections and opinions in this post are my own. Special thanks to The Roost Hotel for sponsoring this post.