Downtown Memphis Offers Loads of Lodging Options near FedEx Forum

Downtown Memphis is home to the FedEx Forum - home court for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association and the University of Memphis Tigers - always one of the best teams in college hoops. The Forum is also ground zero for big concerts, the circus, monster truck shows and more - so there's rarely a dark night at the palatial events center, which is located just off Beale Street and only a few blocks from the Mississippi River.

Finding lodging near the Forum - and by near, we mean within a few blocks walking or a quick trolley ride away - is easy, and there are options for every budget and taste. From lush and historic hotels to accommodations for families and the budget-conscious, there's no shortage of downtown hotels that can serve as home base for a night at the Forum - and give you easy access to many of the attractions in downtown Memphis.

The sleek and contemporary Westin Beale Street overlooks the Forum and even offers some NBA-sized rooms with extra-long beds and high shower heads. Visiting teams usually stay here – you can tell if  there's a fan base outside the hotel on game days. The historic Peabody Hotel is just a quick three blocks from the Forum, with the moderately priced and extremely well-located Hampton Inn Beale Street right in the middle of all the Beale Street action.

Whatever your budget or style, our list of the 10Best hotels near the FedEx Forum will help you find just the right accommodations.

Holiday Inn University of Memphis All Suite
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Most folks don't know that the Holiday Inn chain of hotels got it start in Memphis; Kemmons Wilson started with one hotel on Summer Avenue, creating a nationwide empire of roadway inns. The Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis is part of the...  Read More

SpringHill Suites Memphis Downtown
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With a location along the Main Street Trolley line,proximity to the Mississippi River and just a short walk to the delights of downtown Memphis, the Springhill Suites is an excellent option for families looking for an affordable yet convenient...  Read More



This boutique-y budget offering is in Midtown, close to some of the city's best restaurants and nightlife, as well as downtown attractions. On the Madiosn Trolley line and situated in the Medical District, the hotel offers well-appointed guest...  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...  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), as well as a myriad of downtown attractions and shopping.. Like most of the...  Read More



The hotel features the newest concept in Courtyards with the 'Refreshing Business' lobby which includes areas to relax, unwind, and do business. A Business Library complete with a fax machine, printer, copier, and computers as well as a large...  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

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

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 time-y pool area - a throwback to the...  Read More



If you're high-tech, high-style or simply high maintenance, then the Westin Beale Street offers sleek, luxurious surroundings in which to conduct your business. The downtown property is a natural choice for anyone meeting with AutoZone,...  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