Peabody | Phillip Van Zandt
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A District-By-District Guide to Downtown Memphis Hotels

Whether you’re on a musical pilgrimage to iconic Beale Street, exploring the legacies of Civil Rights icons, rolling down the Mighty Mississippi or checking out the sumptuous food and drink scene, there’s a Memphis hotel within steps of your key points of interest. From chic boutique hotels in reimagined historic spaces to brand names you know and love, find the right hotel in the right neighborhood for your Memphis itinerary.

Escape to Harbor Town

River Inn Harbor Town | Raphael Tenschert

If you’re looking for a spot that’s both quiet and minutes from all the action, this is the neighborhood for you. Tucked into the residential island just north of Downtown Memphis known as Harbor Town (you might hear locals call it "Mud Island"), the luxurious River Inn offers 28 rooms or suites and an on-site restaurant with gorgeous views of the Mighty Mississippi River.

Boutique Hotels of the South Main Historic Arts District

Arrive Hotel | Holly Whitfield

If historic buildings reimagined as stylish hotels – in hip, artsy neighborhoods, no less – then this area is your mode. Known for its retro vibe, this district is close to Beale Street and features attractions like the National Civil Rights Museum and the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame. Plus, there’s an eclectic assortment of eateries as well as tons of public art in the area.

Hotel offerings include ARRIVE Hotel Memphis, where modern amenities like Apple TVs meld seamlessly with vintage furnishings. Also on-site at ARRIVE: a coffee and pastry shop, craft cocktails and shuffleboard. Down the street, the 128 oversized rooms of Central Station immerse guests in Memphis’ unique history and culture. Inside this century-old landmark, you’ll find a chef-driven restaurant and bar (Bishop) and the city’s Amtrak station. New to the neighborhood: Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis, with a boutique size, local-artisan coffee shop/bar/market and techy amenities like mobile check-in.

Hotels Near Beale Street

Westin Hotel | Phillip Van Zandt

Want to be just steps from Memphis’s iconic Beale Street, where blues and soul music spills out into the street from its many venues and Southern cooking beckons locals and visitors alike? While recently opened Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis is the only hotel located on Beale, quite a few Memphis hotels are just a quick stroll from the legendary thoroughfare as well. Familiar hotel chains within roughly a quarter-mile of Beale Street include the Hampton Inn & Suites, the Westin Memphis Beale Street, Holiday InnDoubleTree by Hilton and Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis, which straddles the Beale Street Entertainment District and the South Main Historic Arts District. See more hotels near Beale Street.

Renasant Convention Center-Area Hotels

Sheraton Hotel | Andrea Zucker

The area encompassing the newly modernized Renasant Convention Center offers convention-goers and other guests easy access to top Memphis attractions. Near the convention center lies The Pyramid, a local icon that now houses a massive Bass Pro Shops offering immersive wilderness experiences, including Big Cypress Lodge, a log-cabin-inspired experience with an elegant twist. Also nearby are Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown and Sheraton Memphis Downtown.

Stay in the Heart of Downtown Memphis

Peabody Duck March | The Peabody Memphis

Central to all of downtown’s charm and fun, here you’ll be near it all. Stroll the riverfront. Take a ride on a riverboat. Catch a Redbirds game at AutoZone Park – or 901FC soccer. Find great restaurants, the trolley and other top attractions. The hotels are concentrated in the heart of Downtown Memphis, sometimes called the Central Business District or the Downtown Core.

  • If it’s boutique and luxury offerings you’re after, this area has them. The iconic Peabody Memphis is the city's grand dame and is known for its traditions, elegance and lobby, one of the most beautiful and distinct in the country. The twice-daily Peabody Duck March alone is worth the stay, not to mention the on-site spa and restaurants. Boutique offerings include the ornate Hotel Napoleon, which is housed in the 1902-built Press Scimitar Building; chic, eclectic Hotel Indigo, which offers an homage to the city’s musical legacy with touches including a jukebox and live music lounge; and Hu. Hotel with modernist styling and sweeping views of the river. Don't miss the stylish rooftop bar with panoramic views of the Mississippi River.
  • Familiar hotel brands dot the area as well: Comfort Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Springhill Suites, Residence Inn, Holiday Inn, DoubleTree By Hilton, La Quinta and more. Among the latest additions are the new Hilton Garden Inn, where bartenders at The Greyhound sling signature gin cocktails just steps from your room; and Moxy Memphis Downtown, possibly the most Instagram-friendly hotel in town with grab-and-go dining options and other amenities designed with millennial travelers in mind.