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Hotels in Memphis near Beale Street

Beale Street Introduction

Beale Street is considered so important in the history of blues music that this National Historic Landmark was declared the Home of the Blues by an act of Congress. Ever since the early 1900s, Beale Street has been alive with clubs and restaurants, many of them owned by African-Americans. Located in Downtown Memphis, the clubs and restaurants that line Beale Street Entertainment District are major tourist attractions, and the party goes on till late in the night. The area is a musical melting pot that includes jazz, rock 'n' roll, R&B, and gospel.

Hotels near Beale Street

There's a wide range of hotels near the entertainment district, including a selection of 3- and 4-star hotels. Most of the hotels, even more basic lodgings, have restaurants and pools, as well as free Wi-Fi and breakfast. One of the more unusual hotels is a pyramid-shaped complex with restaurants, an ocean-themed bowling alley, and a spa. Another has a grand, marble-columned lobby and marching ducks. For the best deals, you could try to visit from October onwards, when visitor numbers start to fall, and room rates get cheaper as the chilly winter draws in.

Where to stay near Beale Street

Beale Street is located in Downtown Memphis, which is the oldest part of the city and features many museums, including the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Other popular Downtown attractions include Sun Studio, where Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash recorded their music, plus the FedEx Forum, which hosts college and pro basketball games, as well as concerts. To escape the bustling downtown area, Midtown boasts Overton Park, a relaxing 342-acre green oasis that includes Memphis Zoo. East Memphis has the Memphis Botanic Gardens and a diverse choice of laid-back bars and affordable eateries.

Things to see near Beale Street

For many, a trip to Memphis involves a visit to the home of Elvis Presley. Graceland is a preserved monument to the musical legend, and features the famous jungle room, his pink Cadillac, and his treasured records. Another musical landmark can be found at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, a museum where you can hit the dancefloor. Or you might take in an infamous moment in US history at the National Civil Rights Museum-Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

How to get to Beale Street

Memphis is quite spread out, so you may find that a good way to get around is by car, but it's a good idea to avoid the rush hour. The Memphis area has a wide network of buses, so you'll find bus stops all over the city. The Amtrak Memphis Station is less than a mile away from Beale Street. Unfortunately the quaint MATA Trolley, the heritage streetcar transit system, has recently closed after an outbreak of fires. Memphis International Airport is 8.8 miles away.

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