More about Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street
Friendly city, friendly hotel.
We really enjoyed our stay in Memphis, and thought that this hotel was very good value. Staff could not have been more helpful. Rooms were large, spacious and clean. The only downside was the buffet breakfast organisation which was a bit haphazard.
Heartbeat of the city
My wife and I were in Memphis for my 20 year reunion. I had heard many good things about this hotel and they all seemed to be true. The staff was top notch, both friendly and proffessional. The suite was spacious and clean. The breakfast the next day was crowded but good.
However, if you are looking for a super quiet hotel for the weekend this is not it. Beale street is one block away and the music plays till 3am. The lobby could be a bit bigger as could the breakfast area.
Overall however this is a very nice hotel and I would reccomend it to anyone.
Memphis over Memorial Day Weekend
My friend and I stayed at the Hampton Inn Peabody for 4 days/3 nights on Memorial Day Weekend. If you are looking to hang out on Beale Street, this is the place to stay as it's literally 1 block from Beale and right across the street from the mall and other bars in the area. The Fed Ex Forum, where the Grizzlies (NBA) play is two blocks away (past Beale) and the minor league baseball stadium is about 3 blocks away. I didn't find the noise from Beale a problem at all, but then again I was out till closing time every night I was there.
Regarding the amenities of the hotel, they have a free continental breakfast with cereals, danishes, muffins, juices and the like as well as a different hot meal option. It's not the most lavish spread in the world, but it's free. They also provide the USA Today free, but sometimes you have to ask them to put out the current day's paper as they tend to leave the prior days paper out for those to read. The staff is friendly and you have to insert your room key to get access to the elevator eliminating strangers from making their way to the hotel. Also, unlike most hotels, they provide free internet access as well as use of photocopiers, fax machines, etc. The weight room is awful even for a hotel standards as what limited weight machines they have are outdated. Most of the guests seemed to be couples and families.
If you want to see Graceland and are staying at this hotel or downtown, you should rent a car as it will be pretty expensive round trip via cab. The same goes for those wanting to head to Tunica for gambling or looking to play a decent golf course in the area. The Rock and Soul Museum is right by Beale and to be honest, there's really not much to see in Memphis.
Regarding the nightlife, Beale Street is cool with about 15 or so bars each providing live entertainment. You can bring your drinks out into the street, as long as they are in a cup. However, you can't head into a bar/club without finishing the first. Some of the better ones are Alfred's, Club 151, Kings Palace Cafe, and the Flying Saucer. All were pawar hotspots while we were in town. On Thursdays, there is a rooftop party at the Peabody, which is definitely recommended, both for the view and atmosphere. Saturday Nights, Beale Street is jam packed with locals and tourists alike.
If you don't like BBQ, then you will most likely be hungry. Apparently, most tourists go to Rendezvous, but their ribs are dry, so if you want juicy ones, then Isaac Hayes's Restaurant located in the mall is recommended. You can also get street BBQ from a vendor that is equally as good from a pawar standpoint. Corkys BBQ is also located in the hotel. There are no bars at all in the hotel
Bottom line, if you're looking for an affordable hotel that's close enough to the Memphis Nightlife, then this hotel is tough to beat.
Awesome! Friendly Staff, Everything I Wanted.
I stayed at this Hampton Inn during the first week of June 2005. I was by myself, 5 months pregnant and on a business trip. The staff went out of their way to help every time I had a question about what to see, where to go, etc. I loved how there was a continental breakfast included, complimentary internet access provided, and the location was hard to beat. I walked to Redezvous for ribs one night, another night I walked to the Peabody Hotel and had dinner at Phillipe's, and on the day I was to leave, I walked to Gus's for some to-die-for fried chicken. Rooms were updated and clean, akin to what I have found at some of the Hilton hotels that I've stayed at.
Just finished a weekend stay at the Hampton Inn on Peabody Street in Memphis. FATHER's DAY Weekend June 18-June 19th. Wonderful experience from the start. LOCATION-LOCATION-LOCATION- Beale Street one block, Ballpark for Memphis RedBirds only a 3-5 minute walk-Peabody mall just across the street. Something for everyone in the Family!!! Parking is a little expensive but did not move the car the whole time we were there (one less thing to worry about). Had a wonderful view from the 6th floor room of the Pepsi Pavilion park where free blues were played all weekend. College daughter with us loved everything about Hampton inn including dark drapery that muffled the sounds from Beale street and the bright sunshine so she could sleep late. Having stayed at the Peabody on previous trips and now the Hampton will chose the Hampton every time over the Peabody!!!!!
Great weekend trip
As a birthday gift for my husband, an Elvis fan, we spent a fantastic weekend in Memphis. Memphis upheld its tradition for Southern hospitality, good food and an excellent trip down memory lane for an Elvis fan! The Hampton Inn at Peabody Place was an excellent location for walking the downtown area and as a central key to all the downtown events and sights.
We were able to get directions from the hotel staff as well as recommendations for restaurants to visit. For baseball fans the hotel is just steps away from AutoZone Field home to the Redbirds. This is a beautiful stadium. The ticket booths at AutoZone also serve as the ticket locale for the Memphis Duck Tour. Great introduction to the city of Memphis by riding the "Duck" and our tour guide was very informative re: Sun Records, beautiful Victorian homes, Elvis' home, FedEx flights, Mud Island, The Pyramid and of course, The Peabody Hotel. Plus, the quacking group was too, too quackie! This was fun trip for the seniors and juniors. The highlight of our trip was Graceland. Lisa Marie has done a fabulous job of maintaining the home and grounds for the millions of fans. Memphis surely loves Elvis...he is still Big, Big business in this city. We highly recommend the Friday night Art Gallery Tour and riding the Trolley cars was so much fun with local residents. The Aracde Restaurant servers were entertaining and the food excellent. You must have the dry-rub ribs at Rendevouz and do not miss the march of the ducks at The famous Peabody Hotel. The Peabody Hotel is a step back in time, the beautiful marble floors, the painted wood ceilings, the fountain, the mezzaine for viewing the march; it's the South at it's best! Please do not miss a trip to Beale Street; the music was fantastic!!! We would recommend Memphis as a weekend get-a-way for Baby Boomers! Thanks to everyone in the forum for the recommendations. Great weekend! wdubya
Ok but overpriced
Backing onto Beale Street so don't expect much sleep. The noise insulation can't cope with the music and the mobile discos cruising past until 4 a.m. Staff really friendly and helpful. Good quality facilities, but pool is really a large splash pool and the spa was so hot we couldn't use it. Parking is in a public parking lot next to the hotel, some concerns over safety as a result. Breakfast is Ok but nothing special, though its free. Not a bad hotel, but its way overpriced for what it is.
Great Location, Nice Hotel, Little Too Expensive
Between the Peabody, Beale Street and all the downtown sports stuff, the Hampton Suites has the best location in Memphis. Getting a reservation in the first place was a chore. And check in was not easy. THere is a very small area to park whilst checking in. One literally has to drive trough a tunnel in the hotel to get to check in. It was very crowded and we had to wait some time to get in. Also, there is no help at check-in whatsoever. For a hotel of the this price, there should be a bellman. Once in, everything is fine. The rooms were very clean, though our " suite" was a bit small. The balcony was a nice touch. THe staff is very nice. The breakfast was great. Very nice overall, but this is not a luxery hotel, even though it is priced as one.
Location, Location, Location
Stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time. Hotel was clean, staff was excellent, free breakfast, but the location was the best. The hotel is right next to Beale Street, Peabody Place (restaurants, cinema, and a few stores), FedEx Forum (Memphis Grizzlies), and also very close to the Gibson Factory, the minor league baseball stadium, and The Peabody Hotel.
Only issue is the noise when trying to sleep, but what can you expect when you are right next to Beale Street.
I'd reco anyone to stay at this hotel. Price is a little high, but figure in the lack in needing cab fare or a rental car (charge is $12/day for parking) and it should even out.