Romantic Hotels, Luxury Hotels, Best Hotels, Hotels near FedExForum, Downtown Hotels: The chic Madison is the best boutique hotel in the central business district, and oozes sophistication and big-city amenities. Luxuriously appointed rooms blend geometric wall coverings with bold colors, and many have a river view (ask for a room on a high floor facing west to lock in the view). Bathrooms are generally small yet still lush, featuring soaking or jetted tubs and touches of stone. The Twilight Sky Terrace is open daily, with drinks and small plates offered and during the summer is a more refined alternative to the nearby Peabody Hotel's rooftop gatherings, which are raucously festive. The hotel's restaurant, eighty3 - now with outside patio dining right on Main Street - is a perfect spot for a quick meal or drink before heading out to discover the Memphis music scene; the Main Street Trolley is the perfect ride to the South Main or Beale Street.
Local Expert Sally Walker Davies Says:
Best for Romantic Hotels Because: The Madison is sexy, from its hip rooftop lounge to its sleek decor.
Best for Luxury Hotels Because: We love the Madison's super-hip vibe; it's the perfect combination of luxury and sophistication.
Recommended as Best Hotels Because: The Madison evokes a hip, contemporary vibe that mirrors the energy of Memphis.
Best for Hotels near FedExForum Because: Stay at the Madison, and you can easily walk to the Forum, Beale Street, and other downtown hot spots.
Best for Downtown Hotels Because: Stay at the Madison, and you can easily walk to any of downtown's attractions, including Beale Street and the FedEx Forum.