Memphis' Best Hotels Offer Southern Charm, Big City Options and Luxury Bargains

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.



With an east Memphis location and proximity to International Paper, financial service firms and a quick drive to FedEx, the Hampton Inn offers the budget-minded business traveler the perfect combination of convenience and comfort. The hotel...  Read More



The DoubleTree offers excellent proximity to Beale Street and AutoZone Park, home of the minor league Memphis Redbirds (an excellent space to watch a ballgame). Like most of the properties in this line, amenities include free WiFi and cookies,...  Read More



The relative newcomer to downtown Memphis properties, the Courtyard is a very hip spot located in the central business district, but with easy access to most downtown attractions, thanks to the trolley. A mid-rise terrace patio includes city...  Read More



Located on Shady Grove Road in East Memphis, the Embassy Suites is a no-nonsense choice for the road warrior. Rooms are large and include a sitting area with a desk, couch and plentiful outlets, so you can set up your...  Read More

Hampton Inn & Suites at Beale Street


This Hampton Inn is smack in the middle of the Beale Street action, being just one block north of the intersection of Beale and Third. A number of rooms offer balconies, affording a birds-eye view of the always-on pedestrian life around Beale-...  Read More



Set on the eastern perimeter of the city, the Hilton Memphis is a good choice of accommodation in Memphis for a wide range of travelers. It is adjacent to the primary business and corporate district, but is centrally located for easy...  Read More



Harbortown - home to the charming River Inn - isn't downtown per se, but locals consider it so (and we get the final vote). The Mud Island location and luxurious appointments combine for a quiet destination for those hoping to escape it all and...  Read More



We love the Westin for oh-so-many reasons: The ultra-sleek rooms, the neon views of Beale Street and the FedEx Forum out every window, and the super-cool NBA player rooms, which offer higher ceilings, shower heads and larger-than-normal beds to...  Read More



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...  Read More

The Peabody Memphis
Photo courtesy of Peabody Hotel


The grande dame of Southern hotels, the historic Peabody is a treat for the senses; opulence abounds, a dynamite restaurant pleases the palate, and the famed ducks entertain both adults and children. All the guest rooms were upated in 2014,and...  Read More


Meet Sally Walker Davies

Sally Walker Davies is enchanted by Memphis' music, history, and characters. From the artsy South Main Historic District to the grittiness of her favorite live music clubs to the sophisticated...  More About Sally