The Best Hotels to Book in Memphis, Tennessee
The River Inn of Harbor Town offers a scenic stay on the Mississippi River, close to the heart of Memphis | Courtesy of the River Inn of Harbor Town / Expedia
Memphis, Tennessee, is home to some of the finest and most revolutionary musicians in the world. There’s some great history and culture to be discovered in this vibrant city, as well as a vibrant nightlife scene. To ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay, we present the best places to stay in Memphis – bookable with Culture Trip.
La Quinta by Wyndham Memphis Downtown, for easy access to the sights
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Contemporary La Quinta offers all you need for an easy, near-the-top-sights stay, from free parking to laundry facilities. Wake each morning to a complimentary buffet breakfast and buy snacks for your adventures from the on-site shop. Work up to your exploring in the fitness center, or swim a few laps at the indoor pool. Your trip’s made extra easy thanks to the hotel’s free airport shuttle, 24-hour reception, business center and pet-friendly policy.
Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis, for fabulous views
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Stay in the thick of things at Hyatt Centric, the only hotel on legendary music hotspot Beale Street. You’ll love the views: the fire pit-strewn rooftop whisky bar overlooks Beale Street, the Memphis skyline and the Mississippi River, while most rooms – some pet-friendly – boast big windows so you can marvel at Memphis from your bed. Between exploring, hit the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool and cocktail-shaking lobby bar. Don’t leave without visiting the Latin American-inspired restaurant with views of the Mississippi River.
The Central Station Memphis, Curio Collection by Hilton, for a music-themed stay
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Music lovers should check into this converted 1914 rail hub, now a hotel boasting a curated playlist and podcast listening room, a 3,500-vinyl-strong record wall and a DJ spinning tracks in-house. They haven’t forgotten about the rooms: you’ll have speakers that transmit hotel mixes for you to enjoy from the comfort of your bed. From its iconic location, catch trains to other major US destinations like New Orleans and Chicago.
MOXY Memphis Downtown, for effortless cool
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It’s chill out heaven at the MOXY, from the sofa- and vinyl-filled lobby area to the Main Street-side porch featuring fire pits, a bocce ball court and ping pong. There’s more fun inside, with retro-style pinball machines and a bar that brings the buzz with craft cocktails, Memphis brews and light bites. Bring your pet and check into a cool room or a suite themed after local sites like Beale Street or Sound Studio.
Hotel Napoleon, Ascend Hotel Collection, for historic charm
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The historic Winchester building has a spot on the National Register of Historic Places – and it’s here you’ll find this 1902 downtown Memphis hotel offering contemporary rooms. Tuck into tapas and craft cocktails at the on-site Luna Restaurant & Bar, which also serves a simple breakfast. Enjoy free coffee in the lobby at any time of day and take advantage of the fitness center and nearby self-parking – handy for exploring Tennessee during your stay at this hotel in Memphis.
The Guest House at Graceland, for a tribute to the King
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Looking for Memphis hotels in Elvis Presley’s Graceland
? Stay in the heart of it at this resort that’s steps away from the iconic Mansion. Expect Southern features and glitzy suites designed with Priscilla Presley’s supervision. Catch movies and Elvis tributes at the in-house theatre, relax in the outdoor pool or sip Tennessee whiskey in the Lobby Lounge. Gear up for sightseeing with the buffet breakfast and finish days at the bar and grill, serving contemporary interpretations of the King’s favorite food.
The James Lee House, for its historic past
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Occupying a Victorian mansion, the James Lee House is a beautiful bed and breakfast near downtown Memphis. Sitting right next to the Woodruff-Fontaine House (which is known for ghost rumors and its historic past), the James Lee House is second for the most historical presence on the street. This is a beautiful place for a relaxing and cultural Memphis experience.
Westin Memphis Beale Street, for a stellar location
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The Westin on Beale Street is arguably the best hotel in Memphis in terms of location. The rooms are modern and luxurious and boast plenty of amenities – though being situated right on Beale Street is reason enough to stay. With numerous restaurants and activities happening here day and night, the Westin is a convenient-yet-comfortable option.
Hampton Inn Beale Street, for a modern feel
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Essentially right on top of Beale Street, this Hampton Inn is an ideal resting place for in-between your afternoon activities and nights out. It has a modern layout featuring a dining room, swimming pool and fitness center. The hotel is half a block away from Beale Street and all that encompasses the historic district.
The River Inn of Harbor Town, for vintage charm
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The River Inn is a boutique Memphis hotel that blends its Southern roots with European comfort. This inn is old-fashioned, with comfortable vintage furniture and elegance. Situated on the Mississippi River, the River Inn of Harbor Town is as scenic as it is urban. It offers the best of both worlds through its scenic views and location close to downtown.
This is an updated version of an article originally by Kate Harrington.
These recommendations were updated on February 5, 2022 to keep your travel plans fresh.