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River Inn of Harbor Town

5 stars
50 Harbor Town Square, Memphis, TN 38103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
54 reviews
A beautiful place to stay

We were more than pleased. Hotel is boutique, and staff attentive. Location is perfect. Our room... See full review

  • Gulfstream jets
  • Jul 13, 2014
A perfect evening in Memphis

Located on the prestigious Harbor Town development, the River Inn is an oasis of civility in a the... See full review

  • Cat Mama 53
  • Jun 6, 2014
Award-winning inn delivers Southern hospitality

River Inn, with its bold, welcoming façade and tasteful furnishings, offers a unique and charming escape in one of the most delightful areas of Memphis. The award-winning, upscale hotel offers amenities to suit business travelers and pleasure tourists alike, including top-flight restaurants, a peaceful atmosphere, fitness facility, and access to local golf courses.

Highlights
  • AAA 4 Diamond/5 Star Alliance hotel
  • Complimentary gourmet breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Excellent in-house restaurants
  • The River Inn Culinary School
Rooms

River Inn's 28 masterfully decorated rooms and suites enhance the sense of escape. Most offer stunning views of the Mississippi River. Complimentary items include gourmet breakfast at Currents restaurant, port wine and chocolate truffles at turn-down, luxury bathroom amenities, daily national newspaper, high-speed wireless Internet access, local phone calls, and use of the fitness room.

Features

Guests appreciate River Inn's architecture, accented by gas-lit lanterns, decorative wrought iron, and blooming window boxes. The traditional lobby features a sparkling crystal chandelier, a wood-burning fireplace set off by an 1850s-era mantel, and wood flooring from an old textile mill, along with Oriental rugs, original oil paintings, and fresh flowers.

 

Guests enjoy a glass of wine or champagne at check-in. Currents restaurant offers a fine dining menu, while Tug's Grill serves more casual fare. The inn's culinary school offers guests a glimpse behind the scenes.

 

Sightseers find several attractions with a three-mile radius of the hotel, including entertainment on Beale Street, as well as FedEx Forum, AutoZone Park, and Peabody Place. Nearby, too, is the National Civil Rights Museum, Mud Island River Park, Cook Convention Center, Memphis Zoo, and Graceland.

 

Guests enjoy the views of the Mississippi River from the inn's terrace rooftop, or from the privacy of each guestroom. Guests opting to stay in relax with a book and glass of port served in the library-style seating areas situated on each floor.

Transportation
  • Memphis International Airport (10.9 mi/17.5 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Elivs Presley's home, Graceland (9.8 mi/15.8 km)
  • Pink Palace Museum and IMAX Theatre (7.7 mi/12.4 km)
  • Children's Museum of Memphis (6.6 mi/10.6 km)
  • Memphis Botanic Garden (10.3 mi/16.6 km)
  • Casinos of Tunica, Mississippi (31.6 mi/50.9 km)
Business
  • Three meeting rooms include the Belle Memphis conference room and two function rooms, with AV equipment
  • Open rooftop terrace accommodates up to 65
  • High-speed Internet access

Hotel Map

35.1611 -90.0548
Area served
Memphis
Nearby airports
Memphis International Airport (MEM), 20 minutes by car.
Area description
Located in Harbor Town on Mud Island - 2 miles from the heart of downtown Memphis (Beale Street). The Hotel is facing the Mississippi River and has in front of it the Greenbelt Park along the Mississippi River, an ideal place for jogging, walking, or just to relax.

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River Inn of Harbor Town Rooms

SUPERIOR - ROOM
Luxury accommodations furnished with one queen bed or 1 king bed and contain comfortable, traditional, and historic decor, along with sweeping river views. Each floor features a small library and the rooms and suites have river view and a window that opens to enjoy the view and window box in front. All rooms enjoy luxury amenities with Frette Fine Linens, bathrobes, slippers, 32-inch flat TV, DVD players, and the most comfortable four poster Beds. Your stay includes a complimentary gourmet breakfast in the fine dining restaurant, Currents, as well as high-speed wireless Internet service, a fitness room, valet parking, 24-hour concierge service, and room service.
STANDARD - ROOM
Luxury accommodations furnished with one queen bed and contain comfortable, traditional, and historic decor. Each floor features a small library and the rooms and suites have river view and a window that opens to enjoy the view and window box in front. All rooms enjoy luxury amenities with Frette Fine Linens, bathrobes, slippers, 32-inch flat TV, DVD players, and the most comfortable four poster Beds. Your stay includes a complimentary gourmet breakfast in the fine dining restaurant, Currents, as well as high-speed wireless Internet service, a fitness room, valet parking, 24-hour concierge service, and room service.
DELUXE ROOM - RIVERVIEW
Luxury River View accommodations furnished with one queen bed and contain comfortable, traditional, and historic decor, along with sweeping river views. The Deluxe Room offers more spacious accommodations then the Standard Rooms. Each floor features a small library and the rooms and suites have river view and a window that opens to enjoy the view and window box in front. All rooms enjoy luxury amenities with Frette Fine Linens, bathrobes, slippers, 32-inch flat TV, DVD players, and the most comfortable four poster Beds. Your stay includes a complimentary gourmet breakfast in the fine dining restaurant, Currents, as well as high-speed wireless Internet service, a fitness room, valet parking, 24-hour concierge service, and room service.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
General
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • FedEx Forum: 1.6 mi
  • Beale Street: 1.7 mi
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium: 5.2 mi

Dining

The Little Bar
A cozy bar located adajent to the lobby, offers an international selection of cocktails and wines.
Currents
Fine dining in casual elegance - Continental/French Cuisine
Tug's
Casual grill and bar that offers comfort food, grilled items, sandwiches, salads and specials.
The Roof Top Terrace
Offers bar food and drinks during spring, summer and fall seasons.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (54)

Ratings and reviews for River Inn of Harbor Town

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
54 out of 54
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.3

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of River Inn of Harbor Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Steve R
Indianapolis
Sep 15, 2011

Fabulous vacation!

My wife and I enjoyed so much about this hotel. Its on a beautiful little peninsula called Mud Island that is so charming. A beautiful hotel and comfortable room with an amazing view of the river, excellent staff, and easy access to the city. Also the cozy restaurant attached to the hotel, Paulette's, has excellent food and an outstanding wait staff. Gourmet breakfast was included and port wine and chocolates with the turn down service in the evening. We were so spoiled.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of River Inn of Harbor Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
phantom Jim
Washington, DC, USA
Aug 23, 2011

Special gem

Live piano in the evening puts you in a Memphis state of mind. Staff is gracious and hard working to make your stay special.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Paulettte's has excellent service and good food.

Review of River Inn of Harbor Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Lakeland, Fl.
Jul 14, 2011

Awesome experience ! We loved this place

My wife and I were on vacation and traveled to 7 cities. This was by far the best hotel we stayed at. The staff went above and beyond expectations to make everybody happy. The free breakfast is amazing. We look foward to returning to this hotel in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of River Inn of Harbor Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Branson Mo
Jun 27, 2011

awsome couple getaway

Employee's were exceptional. Breakfast was a great perk. Sitting on the roof inthe evenings with a cool drink was great. Charming area and close to attractions. Would recommended to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of River Inn of Harbor Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Forest Hill, MD
Jun 8, 2011

Lovely, old world charm

We had only one full day in Memphis, so we had to make the most of it. We toured Beale Street,the Gibson Guitar Factory and Sun Records. Both tour guides were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The hotel was a lovely respite from the record-breaking heat. The room was impeccably clean. The port and truffles at turndown was a sweet treat, and the complimentary breakfast was very good. The staff at the River Inn were professional and attentive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Do your homework - there are too many choices!

Review of River Inn of Harbor Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Columbia, MO
May 15, 2011

Wonderful stay!

Friendly, yet professional staff greeted us upon check-in. Decor demonstrates attention to detail. Located in new urbanism/planned neighborhood overlooking Mississippi River (at its peak during our stay). Best night's sleep ever at a hotel because of quality of bed/pillows. Complementary breakfast nice amenity. We had smallest, standard room but most comfortable. Don't miss Civil Rts Museum and Rock n Soul museum & Redbirds game!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of River Inn of Harbor Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Manahawkin, NJ
May 5, 2011

Best Hotel Ever

Best hotel at which I have ever stayed. Big room, extremely comfortable 4 poster king bed w/ 3 big fluffy pillows. Welcomed w/ complimentary glass of champagne or wine, turndown service at night w/ glass of port & truffles. Very helpful, friendly staff. Coffee provided every morning, full complimentary breakfast in dining room too. 4 Star restaurant in hotel for romantic dinner or relaxed, pub style dinner available across street. Little grocery store, movie rentals, laundry, nail salon, hair salon, & spa within 1 block of hotel. Definitely going back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Lots of things to do within 2-3 miles of hotel, almost not worth renting a car, may be cheaper to use taxis.

Review of River Inn of Harbor Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
New Jersey
Apr 30, 2011

Charming and scenic

Severe weather on arrival, including a power outage but the staff took it in stride. We were greeted with complimentary wine which was a nice touch, as was the turn down service with port and chocolate. The hotel had great views of the River and was located in a charming section of town. A convenient short walk over the bridge around the Pyramid accesses the trolley to downtown. Fitness center was one treadmill, one stationery bike and TV. Complimentary breakfast was great and the staff on the whole were especially friendly and attentive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Graceland is located near the airport so we saved it for our last day when we needed to head to the airport anyway. Museum of Rock and Soul provides a free shuttle there which was great. Graceland had lockers for luggage so it was very convenient.

Review of River Inn of Harbor Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
florida
Feb 20, 2011

fantastic place to stay all down to the

great place to stay must mention [...] service was unbeatable made you feel welcome the gm should be proud.it is a bit far out but just use blues tours they great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of River Inn of Harbor Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
northwest Illinois, 61254
Feb 9, 2011

very special

Our 2nd stay. Very romantic, great service, top shelf in all aspects. My wife thinks we should keep the River Inn our secret. Champagne or wine by parlor fireplace at check in. Fine dining breakfast included in rate. Port wine and chocolate at bed turn down. Morning coffee available just outside every room in the library sitting area on each floor. Very small hotel in a quaint condo community just outside of downtown Memphis, plan[...] Fine dining as well as, bar and grill connected to hotel. Hotel and dining overlook the Mississippi River. Includes parking so convenient I feared I was parked illegally. I liked the place so much we booked it for 2 days on our trip South for the winter. Memphis has a lot to offer and this hotel makes traveling special.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Invest some time checking on available rates. The money saved can mean an upgraded accomodation, pay for dinner or make the trip itself possible. Understanding the standard rates means you will know when you see a bargain.

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