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Elvis, Aretha & America’s markets were born in Memphis

Memphis has been the home of musical greats like Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley, as well as legendary actors like Morgan Freeman. It consequently has historic attractions and entertainment for varying tastes, from Graceland to Sun Studios—where rock 'n' roll was born. Take a closer look at how the classics were recorded before sampling some Memphis meats in smokehouses serving up barbequed pork, or burger joints where juicy beef is griddled to perfection. Travel back through time at the National Civil Rights Museum, or take the kids to the Children's Museum of Memphis for exhibits, events and games. Memphis in Tennessee is an eclectic city of literature, arts, food and culture that's ideal for families, backpackers or couples.

Yearly events of note

Memphis in May

For a well-rounded visit to Memphis, it is highly recommended that you plan your visit during May. Beale Street Music Festival, Sunset Symphony, World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and International Week all combine to help make Memphis in May what it is today. Going on for more than 30 years, this celebration exhibits the best of the South. See “Ms. Piggie,” where contestants dress as pigs and put on stage performances of all kinds; the Barbecue Cooking Contest; or head to the popular Best Booth.

Most Memphis hotels will have brochures with dates and sometimes even coupons for the events going on during Memphis in May—just ask on arrival.

Cooper-Young Festival

For those who wish to enjoy a more artistically-focused event, the Cooper-Young Festival is a suggested alternative. Held in Midtown Memphis, local musicians take to the stage while stalls sell arts and crafts, and kids can enjoy a dedicated children’s play zone. Taking place in September as the leaves start to turn from green to gold, the Cooper-Young Festival is an indoor event, keeping any weather complications from getting in the way of a weekend of Memphis heritage.

Memphis International Jazz Festival

Jazz shaped quite a bit of America during the 1920's, and Memphis had a large part to play in shaping jazz. Memphis, along with Montreal, New York City, New Orleans and a few other cities, is one of the major jazz cities of the world. If music from big names like Duke, Gillespie and Monk makes you want to shake a leg, then visiting Memphis during the International Jazz Festival is a definite “must” during your visit.

Things to see


Perhaps the most well-known attraction in Memphis; Graceland, a large mansion owned by Elvis Presley, is the most-visited private home in America and sits on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit this huge estate, and make yourself at one with “The King.” Walk through the hallways and rooms that once rang out to the sound of his music and enjoy a well-maintained part of pop culture's history.

The Pink Palace Museum

Exhibits, audiovisual displays and dioramas are just the beginning at The Pink Palace Museum. See the unique full-sized exhibit of Clarence Saunders' Piggly Wiggly, the country's first grocery store, and journey through natural history as well as tales of settlers around Memphis and the industries within the region.


Memphis has mild winters, peaking at about 42 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer months are hot, with temperatures in July averaging approximately 83 degrees. Random storms can cause hail, flooding and strong winds, so bring a weatherproof jacket. In November, December, March, April and May, Memphis experiences the highest amount of rainfall. However, precipitation is fairly evenly spread throughout the year.

Recently booked Memphis hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Downtown - Midtown
1 hour ago 3 stars $133
Downtown - Midtown
7 hours ago 4 stars $117
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
Downtown - Midtown
15 hours ago 4 stars $126
Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street
Downtown - Midtown
16 hours ago 3 stars $181
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Memphis Downtown
Downtown - Midtown
17 hours ago 3 stars $149
Comfort Inn Downtown
Downtown - Midtown
17 hours ago 2 stars $95
Econo Lodge Downtown
Downtown - Midtown
18 hours ago 2 stars $72
Red Roof Inn Memphis East
Bartlett - Cordova
18 hours ago 2 stars $48
Madison Hotel
Downtown - Midtown
19 hours ago 5 stars $189
Motel 6 Memphis Northeast
Bartlett - Cordova
20 hours ago 1 star $47

Recently Rated Memphis Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street
Downtown - Midtown
4.3 / 5
55 reviews
3 stars $181
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
Downtown - Midtown
4.0 / 5
30 reviews
4 stars $126
Doubletree Hotel Memphis Downtown
Downtown - Midtown
3.7 / 5
106 reviews
3 stars $152
Comfort Inn Downtown
Downtown - Midtown
3.9 / 5
50 reviews
2 stars $95
Quality Inn Memphis
Downtown - Midtown
3.0 / 5
19 reviews
2 stars $51
Quality Suites I-240 East-Airport
3.6 / 5
26 reviews
2 stars $74
Residence Inn by Marriott Memphis Downtown
Downtown - Midtown
3.8 / 5
16 reviews
3 stars $179
Peabody Memphis
Downtown - Midtown
4.3 / 5
134 reviews
5 stars $212
Madison Hotel
Downtown - Midtown
4.2 / 5
60 reviews
5 stars $189
Downtown - Midtown
3.5 / 5
79 reviews
3 stars $133

Featured Memphis Hotels

From $126

1 Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 30 reviews

250 North Main Street

Save 10% on your stay

Lap of luxury in Memphis' largest hotelThis stunning, 600-room hotel -- the largest in Memphis -- offers guests every amenity, plus unparalleled views of the city's skyline and unsurpassed access...

Great trip
Great location walking distance to downtown and easy access to interstate, about 15 minutes by taxi to airport . Newly decorated hotel and layout. Friendly staff
May 19, 2015
From $212

2 Peabody Memphis

5 stars
4.3 / 5 134 reviews

149 Union Ave.

Grand hotel in the heart of Memphis This world-renowned, AAA Four Diamond hotel combines unrivaled elegance and style with historic detail and timeless sense of grandeur. Southern hospitality...

Expensive trip!!!
Very very, expensive, wonderful lobby&ducks were fab. However, rooms too small, noise from other rooms awful. TV and wi fi very poor. Some free toiletries but nothing else. Not a comfortable...
May 12, 2015
From $189

3 Madison Hotel

5 stars
4.2 / 5 60 reviews

79 Madison Avenue

The jazzy spirit of Memphis is brought to life at the Madison Hotel. This boutique luxury hotel dazzles the senses with its striking interiors. Its contemporary style is best defined by its bold...

Race for the Cure
High priced but is downtown close to everything. Easy walk to wherever you want to go. Would stay again. Clean and very pretty.
May 12, 2015
From $212

4 The Westin Memphis Beale Street

4 stars
4.0 / 5 116 reviews

170 Lt. George W. Lee Avenue

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A four-star escape in the home of the blues Guests can't much closer to the hottest action in "Blues City" than the Westin Memphis Beale Street, a spectacular AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel...

Great place to stay.
Great clean place to stay if you are going to br around Beale st for any reason. I was not dissapointed.
Apr 21, 2015
From $117


4 stars
3.5 / 5 53 reviews


Elegance and entertainment in Downtown MemphisThis 11-floor hotel, known for exceptional service and extensive amenities, offers sumptuous accommodations with first-rate furnishings, an outdoor...

Crowne Plaza
such a great hotel! it could not have a better location for downtown Memphis!
Apr 17, 2015
From $181

6 Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street

3 stars
4.3 / 5 55 reviews

175 Peabody Place

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

Downtown hotel walking distance to major attractions and business This 144-room hotel in the heart of the Memphis adjoins the Peabody Place Entertainment Center, a destination for music,...

Basketball Trip
Wonderful part of Memphis, close to action on Bealle Street and Fed Ex Building home of the Grizzlies.
May 20, 2015
From $152

7 Doubletree Hotel Memphis Downtown

3 stars
3.7 / 5 106 reviews

185 Union Avenue

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

In town, and in tune with “Blues City” Visitors to Memphis who delight in being in the middle of it all will find just what they're looking for at the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown. This...

Great room
The room was very clean and comfortable. The staff was awesome.
May 19, 2015
From $149

8 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Memphis Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 79 reviews

85 West Court Avenue

AAA 3 Diamond-rated hotel in heart of Memphis SpringHill Suites, a AAA 3 Diamond-rated all-suites hotel, offers exceptional value and comfort in the heart of downtown "Blues City." Each...

Great place, and what a value
We had a good time at the hotel. Its location was terrific, and the room was just what we had hoped for.
Apr 13, 2015
From $89

9 Hilton Memphis

4 stars
3.9 / 5 83 reviews

939 Ridge Lake Boulevard

Welcome to the Hilton Memphis hotel located in the heart of the East Memphis business district and a short drive from Memphis’s most popular attractions. Discover Beale Street, considered one of...

I absolutely love staying here while on business in Memphis! I'm never disappointed and if would have a complaint, it was handled swiftly with a smile. While checking in, must be a reunion because...
Apr 23, 2015
From $169

10 Courtyard Memphis Downtown

3 stars
3.9 / 5 27 reviews

75 Jefferson Avenue

Rate includes breakfast

The newest hotel in Downtown Memphis! The exciting new features at this Marriott hotel include inviting spaces to work or relax in, free WI-Fi throughout and easy access to the latest news,...

Girl's Trip
Hotel was great, inside staff indifferent, spent too much time chatting with each other, valet parking workers were very good.Would recommend to friends if they could tolerate the staff.
Jun 16, 2014
From $133


3 stars
3.5 / 5 79 reviews

160 Union Avenue

Where the beat begins in “Blues City” Newly renovated Holiday Inn Select Downtown, ideal for both business meetings or a relaxing weekend retreat, provides guests unlimited access to west...

Beale St Music Fest!
Great spot to stay for the Beale St Music fest, but the rates jump WAY up for Memphis in May. If i had it to do over again, I would just spend a little more and stay at the Peabody across the...
May 22, 2015
From $206

12 River Inn of Harbor Town

5 stars
4.5 / 5 57 reviews

50 Harbor Town Square

Free Parking!

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...

4 Night Break Visiting Family
Our experience of this Hotel was a very positive one. The location of the Hotel was perfect, less than a mile away from a nearby Hospital we were visiting. The room was very clean and the staff...
Nov 26, 2014
From $179

13 Residence Inn by Marriott Memphis Downtown

3 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

110 Monroe Avenue

Get FREE high-speed Internet access at this Residence Inn. The newest addition to Downtown Memphis, the historic Residence Inn by Marriott, registered with the National Historical Registry, is...

Memphis in May
Great location. Rooms need to be upgraded for the price they were charging per night. Staff was friendly and went above and beyond to help.
May 18, 2015
From $100


3 stars
3.6 / 5 49 reviews

1180 Union Avenue

Memphis hotel near Sun Studio and Beale Street, with free breakfastThe renovated Holiday Inn Express Memphis Medical Center Midtown is near downtown Memphis, Methodist University Hospital, Sun...

Not worth it
The room had multiple problems from the start. When we arrived in the room, there we multiple lady bugs in the bed and on the ceiling. The temperature in the room was either freezing or extremely...
Jan 5, 2015
From $133

15 Vista Inn Memphis Downtown

3 stars
2.8 / 5 47 reviews

265 Union St

The Vista Inn Hotel - Downtown Memphis is located in the heart of Downtown which has been newly renovated and is just around corner from the famous Beale St. We also have a back gate that goes...

Easy Walk to Beale Street are the pluses. The motel is about a two block walk to the end (the crummy undeveloped end) of Beale Street. So location wise, you can't get better if that is your ultimate...
Mar 17, 2015
From $89

16 BEST WESTERN Galleria Inn & Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 69 reviews

8635 US Highway 64

Welcome to BEST WESTERN Galleria Inn & Suites! Memphis, TN hotels are known for southern hospitality, but our Memphis hotel takes it a step further with a delectable, free, hot breakfast...

Girls Weekend
I loved staying here. I went with three other girls and we had plenty of room for all of our things. Great breakfast and friendly staff.
May 8, 2015
From $89

17 La Quinta Inn & Suites Memphis Primacy Parkway

3 stars
3.7 / 5 120 reviews

1236 Primacy Pkwy

Great escape for soccer players, scholars, and business travelers This centrally located inn on the Primacy Parkway offers convenient access to the Mike Rose Soccer Complex, University of...

awsome stay
Wonderful experience will stay their again! The room was larger than we expected and the location was great to down town Memphis.
Apr 11, 2015
From $72

18 Econo Lodge Downtown

2 stars
2.8 / 5 141 reviews

22 North 3rd Street

Memphis mainstay in prime location This striking, silver hotel on North 3rd Street in downtown Memphis entices business and pleasure travelers alike to get out and explore the birthplace of...

Great City & Location
The hotel is within walking distance of many local attractions like Beale Street and the Peabody Hotel to see the ducks. The room was spacious and clean. It wasn't fancy, but was a good value for a...
Mar 24, 2015
From $107


3 stars
3.6 / 5 46 reviews

1177 Madison Avenue

Creature comforts, cool veneer highlight Madison Avenue inn This modern, smoke-free property with the funky façade belies its Best Western affiliation, but guests enjoy contemporary comfort and...

Short trip to Memphis - Thank you, thank you very much
Room was clean and spacious, staff very helpful and attentive. Sadly, the trolley line is not currently working. Attractions in downtown are short drive away (maybe 3 miles to Beale St. - easy to...
Mar 13, 2015
From $139

20 Embassy Suites Memphis

4 stars
4.3 / 5 46 reviews

1022 South Shady Grove Road

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

Home suite home in Germantown section An outstanding location near major area businesses, combined with impeccable amenities, make for an inviting and relaxing atmosphere at this East Memphis...

End of a Family Trip
My daughter and her two kids (2 & 4) had just finished a trip to visit my parents. Even thought it was a great family get together by the end of the week we were ready to get started home so we...
Apr 14, 2015