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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is an updated version of an article originally by Kate Harrington.
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