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What you should know about Downtown Memphis

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If it wasn't for Downtown's historic hotels, which are spread out over a 2 mile area south of Hernando de Soto Bridge, Memphis' skyline would feel much flatter. It is the city's fastest growing residential area, and the business hub, but hotels in Downtown Memphis still dominate the district. Being home to the jukebox joints of Beale Street and Elvis Presley's boyhood hangout spots, it's not surprising that the hotels are always in demand. The summer season sees the biggest number of visitors, but if you visit in spring or fall you'll avoid the hordes and bask in a more comfortable climate.

What are the Top Hotels in Downtown Memphis?

Just moments away from the famous Beale Street, The Peabody Memphis is one of the city's most legendary hotels and for the last 150 years it has exuded luxury. Travelers are drawn by the world-famous 'Peabody Ducks' who are led down from their penthouse each morning to the lobby. If waddling waterfowl aren't your thing, try the Hotel Napoleon, an early 20th-century boutique hotel just blocks away from the mighty Mississippi. If you stay at the Madison Hotel on Madison Avenue, you can expect your suite to be kitted out with 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, huge flat-screen TVs, and Keurig coffeemakers.

Where are the best areas for Hotels in Downtown Memphis?

If you're heading here to experience Memphis' rich music, be sure to stay near Beale Street. This legendary road was often visited by Elvis in his childhood, and over the years has seen the likes of B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, and John Lee Hooker, who came to play the blues in the bars and clubs. Union Avenue stretches for 2 miles, from Green Meadows all the way down to the Wolf River Harbor, and is packed with historic hotels. For more options, try the grand Madison Avenue which isn't short on great places to eat and passes the stadium of the Memphis Redbirds.

What are Hotels like in Downtown Memphis?

Many of the hotels in Downtown Memphis are steeped in history, and some of them opened their doors in the 19th century. Though the district fell on hard times during the 1960s, swathes of it have been regenerated while still retaining the area's musical heritage. These towering brick buildings ooze luxury and charm, as well as having spacious rooms, spa facilities, and rooftop terraces serving trendy cocktails. More modern properties have sprung up over the last few decades and offer budget travelers the opportunity to experience Memphis' Beale Street without a long journey across the city.

How much do Hotels typically cost in Downtown Memphis?

Downtown Memphis hotels may not be the cheapest in the city, but you sure do get a lot for your money. You can expect to pay between $170 and $230 a night for a 5-star hotel along Madison Avenue or Union Avenue, a steal compared to much of the United States when you see the level of luxury and the facilities included. If this breaks the bank, fear not. Some of the more modern properties in Downtown Memphis are almost half this price and still offer a seriously good level of comfort, plus proximity to the district's attractions.

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