The Best Hotels With Pools to Book in Memphis, Tennessee

No trip to Memphis is complete without a visit to one of the many iconic blues clubs lining Beale Street
No trip to Memphis is complete without a visit to one of the many iconic blues clubs lining Beale Street | KHRE71_© Sean Pavone _ Alamy Stock Photo
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15 December 2021
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There are a few universal truths about Memphis. It has amazing music of all kinds, but most famously the blues. It has world-class food (not just barbecue but of course, the barbecue, too). And much of the year it can be hot and humid outside. All the more reason to book a hotel in Memphis with a pool. Here are a few hotels in Memphis with pools – both indoor and outdoor – for your Bluff City swimming pleasure; all are bookable through Culture Trip.

The Guest House at Graceland, for rocking history

View of the front exterior of the Guest House at Graceland featuring a long driveway and trees out front
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Memphis is known for all things Elvis Presley. The Guest House at Graceland is the hotel that is closest to the legend’s former home, Graceland: today a museum complex in the mansion, documenting his life and career. The 450-room hotel is decorated with a nod to Elvis’s style, with bright colors and bling, but is done so in a way that is modern and not at all campy. Many of the accommodations have views of the courtyard and the refreshing outdoor swimming pool, which is open from May until October. Of all our chosen hotels with pools in Memphis, this one really rocks.

Hotel Indigo Memphis Downtown, for retro charm

Modern lobby of Hotel Indigo Memphis Downtown featuring a wooden bookcase, a flat screen TV, grey couches, a large coffee table and a jukebox by the elevator
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Memphis is a city steeped in history, and that’s true, too, of this hotel, which was originally developed by the founder of Holiday Inn in 1963. It’s been completely updated as a Hotel Indigo, with bright murals, a fun vibe with live music, and an outdoor pool (a must during the hot Memphis summers). Thankfully, the new owners maintained some of that 1960s retro charm at this prime upscale location, which is walkable from many downtown attractions.

Marriott Memphis East, for Interstate access

Elegant-looking marble bar with wooden details with gold bar chairs at the Marriott Memphis
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If you want a comfortable, clean hotel right off the Interstate, you won’t go wrong at the Marriott Memphis East: this is a solid choice for anyone looking to stay on the east side of the city, instead of downtown. It’s got some neck-craning attractions, including the large entry atrium, with its natural light. See, too, the indoor pool, and ample-sized guest rooms furnished with laze-the-hot-day-away couches and lounging space in addition to the sleeping areas.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Memphis, for Instagram gold

Simple bedroom with a large double bed, a blue and grey striped carpet, a wooden writing desk, an armchair and a flat screen TV at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Memphis
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Staying here you’re close to Graceland, the historic home of Elvis Presley, as well as to Memphis International Airport. If you are in town to learn all about the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – and you doubtless are – this is a convenient place to lay your hat. The real attraction is the Instagram-worthy outdoor swimming pool, built in the shape of a guitar, complete with frets made from tiling on the pool floor. There’s not much incentive to head out into the neighborhood, which tends towards the sketchy, but behind the secure gates, you’ll sleep soundly in cloud-soft beds dressed in pure white sheets.

Comfort Inn Memphis Downtown, for late nights

Large double bed with a wooden headboard, a red armchair, a writing desk, a flat screen TV and a large window with a view at Comfort Inn Memphis Downtown
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It is pretty difficult to beat the location of this popular chain lodging off of Front Street, just a moment’s walk from the Mississippi River and Mud Island. From here you are within easy walking distance of the many charms of Memphis, including “America’s most iconic street”, Beale Street, as it’s unofficially trademarked – picture three blocks of nightclubs, restaurants, and shops. Take in the skyline from the rooftop pool and don’t forget to ask for a room with a river view.

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Memphis Downtown, for a pet-friendly stay

Two double bed against a mauve wall in a modern looking room with a grey carpet and green curtains at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Memphis Downtown
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Is a holiday not a holiday without your furry friend in tow? Then check-in at this pet-friendly – and budget-friendly – hotel within walking distance of the thriving South Main district, with its shops, restaurants, and bars, and the famous Sun Studios, where B.B. King, Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded in the ‘50s. The hotel has spacious rooms, free breakfast, and an indoor pool and gym. On a road trip? The hotel has one of the rarest amenities in downtown Memphis: free parking.

Staybridge Suites Memphis-Poplar Ave East, for sightseeing

Double bed against a light blue wall in a room with a grey carpet, mauve curtains, writing desk and flat screen TV at Staybridge Suites Memphis - Poplar Ave East
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Stay at this hotel for proximity to the city attractions including the surreal man-made Crystal Shrine Grotto, and leafy Shelby Farms Park, where you can cycle or rent a paddleboat. Close to the interstate, it’s a handy base for exploring the east side of Memphis. This is an all-suite hotel with large rooms – expect couches and kitchenettes – and room for the whole family, including the dog. The outdoor pool is open in the warm-weather months and has a barbecue area – grill your lunch as you sit watching the swimmers.

Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis, for an all-out party

Picture of a leather recliner in a corner by floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Mississippi River at Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
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As the only hotel officially on the hedonistic, world-famous Beale Street, this is a covetable booking with a stylish, hopping rooftop bar. Yet when you are in your room and looking out at expansive views of the Mississippi River through floor-to-ceiling windows or relaxing in a private cabana, sipping a cocktail at the hotel pool, you’ll feel like you are a world away from the hubbub.

For more options, discover our guide on the best hotels in Memphis and book now on Culture Trip.

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