Memphis, Tennessee, is a city located along the Mississippi River. This unique musical city is well known for the blues, rock and roll, and soul music, which not only originated in Memphis, but grew and thrived here as well. Visitors to Memphis simply must stop at Sun Studio, where musical legends such as Elvis, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King all recorded some of their music, as well as Graceland Mansion, which belonged to Elvis Presley and is the most popular tourist attraction in Memphis.

1.The Peabody Memphis

The Peabody Memphis
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The Peabody Memphis hotel is one of Memphis' grandest, most legendary hotels. Located in the center of downtown Memphis, The Peabody is in close proximity to numerous attractions, like the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, the Orpheum Theatre, the Memphis Cook Convention Center, and the Gibson Guitar Factory. The original Peabody hotel opened in 1869. The new Peabody Hotel was built in 1925, and it was renovated several times before it gained its present appearance. The Peabody is famous for the ducks in the lobby fountain. Some say that in the 1920s turtles and even baby alligators could be found swimming in the fountain.

149 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103, Phone: 901-529-4000

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2.The River Inn of Harbor Town

The River Inn of Harbor Town
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The River Inn of Harbor Town is a charming old inn with some amenities dedicated only to women. Ladies who stay in one of the inn’s 28 rooms and suites can schedule an in-room massage or spend a lovely afternoon with a cup of tea or coffee in one of the libraries located on each floor of the inn. This place also features Rando’s Harbor Town Hair Salon, the Harbor Town Day Spa & Wellness Center, and the In Balance Fitness Center. Guests can choose between two dining options – Paulette's Restaurant with the cozy Little Bar, or a terrace on the rooftop with a panoramic view.

50 Harbor Town Square, Memphis, TN 38103, Phone: 901-260-3333

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3.The Guest House at Graceland

The Guest House at Graceland
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The Guest House at Graceland is a perfect place to celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll: Elvis Presley. The whole place is inspired by the “make yourself at home” warmth he always showed his guests. The Guest House at Graceland features two full-service restaurants as well as a theater for live performances and plenty of space for weddings and other parties or events. Guests who enroll in the Club Elite will enjoy numerous complimentary services and amenities, such as The Wall Street Journal delivered straight to their doors each weekday morning or any of the services in the well-equipped business center.

3600 Elvis Presley Blvd. Memphis, TN 38116, Phone: 901-443-3000

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4.The Madison Hotel

The Madison Hotel
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The Madison Hotel is a stylish hotel in downtown Memphis, suitable for cosmopolitan travelers. It is located in the vicinity of the Orpheum Theatre, Red Birds Stadium, the Mississippi Riverfront, FedEx Forum, and many other downtown attractions. All of its 110 guest rooms and suites feature linens and duvets made from 100% Egyptian cotton, and there are many other thoughtful touches and amenities to ensure a perfect stay for all guests at The Madison. Guests can enjoy a cozy afternoon in an intimate lobby mezzanine or in a rooftop garden, while those who are looking for an active afternoon can visit the world-class fitness room or take a swim in the indoor pool.

79 Madison Ave Memphis, TN 38103, Phone: 901-333-1200

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5.The Hotel Napoleon

The Hotel Napoleon
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The Hotel Napoleon is part of the Ascend Hotel Collection. It's a charming neighborhood boutique hotel, built in 1902, and located within walking distance of restaurants and shops as well as various attractions including Graceland and Beale Street. The Napoleon features various amenities, including an executive business center, restaurants, free coffee and cappuccinos in the lobby, and a fitness center. All rooms have premium bedding, work desk, and a single-cup coffeemaker with premium coffee. Hotel Napoleon is a smoke-free hotel, suitable for business travelers. No pets are allowed. Guests who join the Choice Privileges Rewards program can earn rewards, like gifts cards and even some free nights.

179 Madison Avenue Memphis, TN, 38103, Phone: 901-526-0002

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6.The Big Cypress Lodge

The Big Cypress Lodge
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The Big Cypress Lodge is located within the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid in downtown Memphis. Guests can choose from more than 100 rustic yet elegant rooms and suites. Some rooms are decorated to resemble vintage duck hunting camps, while others are designed like tree houses. All rooms are well-equipped, with handcrafted furniture and fireplaces, and many of them have balconies or porches. A duck lodge is there for everyone who wants to sit by the fire and relax, while others can play in an ocean-themed bowling alley or visit a fitness center. The Big Cypress Lodge features the world’s tallest freestanding elevator as well as an event space for up to 750 guests.

1 Bass Pro Drive Memphis, TN 38105, Phone: 901-620-4600

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7.The Talbot Heirs

The Talbot Heirs
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The Talbot Heirs is located in the heart of downtown Memphis, offering comfort and sincere service with an intimate atmosphere. There’s no lobby, only an office and private access to the rooms, where guests will enjoy the original and sophisticated design and layout. Talbot Heirs is a privately owned small hotel, with eight different suites, all of which are spacious and well equipped. Smoking is allowed only in the outdoor balcony areas of each suite. This is a perfect place for both business and pleasure travelers. It features proximity to the business district, restaurants, theaters, courthouses, sports venues, museums, and Beale Street, all within walking distance.

99 South Second Street Memphis, TN 38103 , Phone: 901-527-9772

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8.The James Lee House

The James Lee House
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The James Lee House Bed and Breakfast is a historic home and was built in 1848. Since its construction, the house has been used as the James Lee Arts Academy, which later became the Memphis College of Arts. With five meticulously decorated suites, this place is perfect for travelers with an aesthetic taste. The Lee, Harsson, Goyer, Crosley, and Isabel suites all feature luxurious furniture, including a king-sized TEMPUR-Choice Luxe bed, and lots of charming details such as antique sconces and marble tiles. Guests will enjoy the B&B’s many complimentary amenities, including Wi-Fi, LED TVs, individual climate control, gourmet breakfast, and a gated private parking place.

690 Adams Ave Memphis, TN 38105, Phone: 901-359-6750

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Where to Stay in Memphis - 8 Best Hotels and Inns