Experience the Essential Memphis: Stay at One of Downtown's Best Hotels

Stay at a hotel in downtown Memphis and feel connected with the heartbeat of the city known for its blues, its soul, its grit-and-grind NBA team, and its authentic charm.

Downtown Memphis is a very walking-friendly environment, so if you stay at hotels like Doubletree Hotel Memphis Downtown , there's no need for a cab. Downtown is home to a number of Memphis musts, including Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum and The Metal Museum. From virtually every downtown hotel, tt's an easy stroll to the Mississippi River, where Tom Lee Park beckons for joggers, walkers and picnics (and is  home to major events including Memphis in May). If you're catching a concert at FedEx Forum or Mud Island, then downtown is definitely the place to stay, as you'll want to go from concert to after-concert party on Beale, then just breeze to your hotel-away-from-home. A few downtown Memphis hotels house some of the best restaurants in the city, as well - including The Peabody's Chez Philippe and Paulette's at The River Inn of Harbortown. For NBA star-gazing, try The Westin Memphis Beale Street, where teams getting ready to take on the hometown Grizzlies stay - it's just across the street from the FedEx Forum.



The Residence Inn Memphis Downtown is centrally located within the downtown business district, and it's just an easy walk to Beale Street, AutoZone Park and the FedEx Forum. Those traveling with dogs are welcome to bring Fido along to The...  Read More



Few know that Memphis was where the Holiday Inn was born - and the downtown option of the hometown brand is a perfect setting for those looking to economize yet be close to it all. With its Union Avenue location across the street from AutoZone...  Read More



This gorgeous old pile of a house in Victorian Village brings back the romance and splendor of a bygone era, with the five-star updates travelers demand of a high-end B&B. The house, a Victorian Italianate treasure, has been painstaking...  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



The DoubleTree offers excellent proximity to Beale Street and AutoZone Park, home of the minor league Memphis Redbirds (always an excellent space to watch a ballgame, no matter what seat you choose). Like most of the properties in this line,...  Read More

Hampton Inn & Suites at Beale Street


The Hampton Inn on Beale 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...  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



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



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 Peabody Memphis
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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. The old-timey pool area - a throwback to the...  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