Some of Tennessee's best hotels are right in Memphis, where the combination Southern charm and big-city amenities make for a pleasant stay, no matter what type of hotel you're looking for.
Most of the city's landmark hotels are centrally located in downtown Memphis, within easy walking distance to some of the city's best attractions, including Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum and Mud Island. Additionally, it's an easy cab ride to the best dining districts outside of downtown - Midtown's Cooper-Young area and east Memphis. East Memphis is home to some of the city's major corporate and financial players, so there's a wide variety of hotels available throughout the area. In this part of the city, however - even at the hotels - cabs are more difficult to come by, and we'd suggest a rental car.
For a real slice of Memphis history, The Peabody offers a grand lobby, a bevy of celebrity ducks which parade to and from their daytime home, the fountain in the lobby bar, and red-coated porters to help you with your bags. Those looking for a quiet getaway with a central location for touring should try Harbor Town's River Inn, while anyone with business on the city's east side and in Germantown will find the Hilton Memphis convenient and comfortable.