Madison Hotel79 Madison Avenue, Memphis 4.0 out of 5.0
Artful urban hotel in downtown Memphis, 1 mile from Beale Street, FedEx Forum, Orpheum Theater, Sun Studio, and the National Civil Rights Museum. Graceland is ...
We enjoyed the Madison from the moment we arrived. Both the room and bathroom were spacious and the decor was lovely. It felt both traditional and modern at the same time. Warm cookies were available in lobby mid-afternoon. Chocolates were on your bed each evening. Ice was delivered upon ...
DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown185 Union Ave, Memphis 3.5 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of downtown Memphis, this 8-story Doubletree hotel is 1 block from Beale Street, 2 blocks from the FedEx Forum, and 4 miles from Memphis ...
The front desk so kind, and helpful with down loading and printing my StubHub tickets to grizzlies
Hilton Memphis939 Ridge Lake Boulevard, Memphis 3.5 out of 5.0
Located in quiet, affluent East Memphis, the hotel is 20 minutes from major downtown attractions and a 15-minute drive to the airport.
My family & I had a nice stay here. The hotel and staff exceeded expectations. I was there for a conference and was very comfortable.
Springhill Suites By Marriott Memphis Downtown85 West Court Avenue, Memphis 3.0 out of 5.0
This all-suite Memphis hotel is within one-half mile of the Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island, AutoZone Park, Magevney House, and the attractions of Beale ...
The hotel was clean and had a nice breakfast. Great for families with small kids. There is a park across the street to run the little ones around. We were walking distance to a lot of restaurants. Great value and location.
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel250 N Main St, Memphis 4.0 out of 5.0
This 2-building, downtown high-rise hotel adjoins the Memphis Convention Center and is just 5 blocks from riverfront attractions.
Loved the free bottled water, toiletries, Starbucks coffee & quality tea bags. Lovely, helpful staff.
Crowne Plaza Memphis East2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Memphis 3.5 out of 5.0
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Dixon Gallery and Gardens and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Theatre Memphis. University of Memphis and ...
Looks great outside but I believe they are under renovation still and pool was closed in the summertime? Unacceptable!
La Quinta Inn & Suites Memphis Airport/Graceland Area2979 Millbranch Road, Memphis 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Graceland and within 6 mi (10 km) of Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Full Gospel Tabernacle ...
I was pleased with the friendliness and the room was very clean and comfortable. I also liked the gated parking area.
Vista Inn & Suites -Downtown- Memphis265 Union Avenue, Memphis 2.0 out of 5.0
Located in Downtown Memphis, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Peabody Ducks, Orpheum Theatre, and Fire Museum of Memphis. Sun Studio and Stax Museum ...
The staff was super nice. When we first pulled up, I was skeptical. It almost looks like a motel in an alley. However, the staff was super nice and the room clean. To get to the Fed Ex Forum, we walked down the street and over a few blocks. No frills but served its purpose.
The Peabody Memphis149 Union Ave, Memphis 4.5 out of 5.0
Built in 1925, the 464-room Peabody Memphis is located in the heart of "Blues City," within blocks of Beale Street, the Gibson Guitar Factory, and Sun ...
This hotel was one of the most beautiful in which I have ever stayed. Our friends from New Zealand were with us as well and were just as in awe as we were. I look forward to staying again in the future.
The Westin Memphis Beale Street170 Lt Geo W Lee Ave, Memphis 4.0 out of 5.0
This Westin is in downtown Memphis, across from FedEx Forum and the Gibson Guitar Factory; legendary Beale Street, with its blues and rock clubs, restaurants, ...
Great hotel! Awesome location! Overlooks Baele St & a stone's throw from FedEx Forum!
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 Studioswhere 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 Mayjust ask on arrival.
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.
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