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Our first day in Memphis did not start well. Karen had a crushing migraine so the girls and I had to leave her to recover. Our first stop was to see the Peabody ducks marching at the Peabody Hotel. The girls got a kick out of this 80 year old tradition.
We took a walking tour of downtown and had a great time! We were on Beale street early …
... away because everyone got scanned, even the late arrivals. Earphones and audio tour given before getting on shuttle. The audio tour is absolutely fantastic; loved the fact that Elvis, Priscilla, Lisa Marie talk; Elvis' singing sure adds a great deal.
TOUR: Enjoyed the house and grounds, and the audio gave an insight about their lives here.The ...
... The house was last redecorated right before he died, so the 70's motif is what you see in the home. Imagine shag carpets on the floors, walls, and even ceilings in some rooms and dark paneling in the kitchen and back family room and basement. The house is not a mansion by any sense of today's standards. But after seeing a replica of the shack that Elvis grew up in, you can understand why he thought of Graceland as a mansion. He ...
... After the tour was completed I jumped on the free shuttle bus bound for Graceland. Now, I'm not a big Elvis fan by any stretch, but I do respect what the man has done for music. Having now completed the tour of Graceland and learnt more about his achievements and how he created a new brand of music, I am of no doubt that he deserves the title of the King of Rock n Roll. Yeah, there was the Beatles, U2 and other notable musicians but their collective ...
... in one of the booths but can't be sure (see photos and make up your own mind).
The bus dropped us out the front of his home. The grounds are spectacular and well maintained. Elvis bought the home in 1957 for $100 000 at the age of 22. We had the self-guided mansion tour, which comes with a headset audio narration by Elvis, Priscilla and Lisa Marie. We ...
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Cool hotel, but location is bad.
The hotel was good, as far rooms and cleanliness go. However, the location is very bad. While it is right off the highway, it's in a pretty bad part of town. The trolly line does run right in front of the hotel, but you have to walk quite a way to get to the stop. We walked to the stop after dark our first nite there and were very uncomfortable. We took a cab back from Beale St. that night rather than risk the walk again. Also, there is no close by dining. If you want something to eat, you will be driving (and don't ask the staff how to get anywhere... they gave us terrible directions). So, if you don't mind driving everywhere, this is a cool hotel. However, if you are looking for a place where you can park your car for the weekend and walk around, look elsewhere.
We ended up staying at the Gen X Inn for lack of anywhere else because of other hotels being booked up solid. My husband, mother and I were in a room with two queen beds. We stayed from 3/25/07-3/30/07. When we got there, there were no carts available at all on the property to haul all of our things up to the third floor. So it took quite a few trips to get everything up to the room. The room was clean and adequately furnished. There are no coffee pots, no microwaves. The only thing available is a phone book. There are no attraction guides or restaraunt guides in the rooms. We had to call the front desk as soon as we got settled when we realized there was almost no toilet paper left in the bathroom. The people at the front desk were not very helpful and didn't want to be bothered. On about the 2nd or third day, we noticed that housekeeping didn't clean the room and bring us clean towels and take the old ones. So we told the girl at the front desk. She had a bad attitude and said " Oh, housekeeping didn't come in today". So, we aksed for fresh towels and she got irritated and said there weren't any on the property, that she had to save ones in the other rooms for a funeral that was being held the next day. Anyway, she eventually scraped up enough for us to take a shower. So by the time housekeeping finally showed up a few days later, we had a knee deep pile of towels and washcloths in the bathroom floor. It was disgusting. We had to make our own beds for about two days so we could sleep in them. The continental breakfast wasn't even worth it. They just throw out some packaged doughnuts and barely warm coffee. The fruit, was just bananas that were almost rotten. They are supposed to have complimentary water. That was in a fridge in the eating area, but you had to pay for it! The only good thing I can say about it, is that the rooms are comfortable and the beds sleep very well with alot of comfy pillows. The hotel is in a very bad section of Memphis and we were right at the end of the trolley line and had to walk about a quarter of a mile to the next stop to pick it up. It is not a safe area to be walking in by yourself. Lot's of vagrants and local panhandlers. It's just not a safe area to be walking in at night. I would suggest a hotel on Main St where it's closer to everything and a bit safer. Madison St was not somewhere we wanted to stay!
Sehr sauber es hier arbeiten nicht genug Angestellte
Das Gen X Inn war sehr sauber und die Zimmer waren gro▀. Uns gefiel der Plasmabildschirm sehr, das Hotel war sehr nahe an der Autobahn und direkt an der Trolley Linie. Leider waren hier viel zu wenig Angestellte. Nachts hielt ein einsamer Angestellten am Empfang die Stellung. Wir baten um HandtŘcher und die Dame musste sich erst danach umsehen. Wenn man auf der Suche nach einem sauberen Hotel ist und es einem nichts ausmacht, sich in Sachen Service selbst zu behelfen um ein paar Mark zu sparen, dann ist es ein gutes Hotel. Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen. Wir werden hier auf jeden Fall immer unterkommen, wenn wir wieder in Memphis sind.
Very Clean But Understaffed
The Gen X was very very clean and the rooms were large. We loved the plasma TV and it was close to the highway and right on the trolley line. Unfortunately, they were tragically understaffed. (One person on staff for the whole hotel at night) We asked for towels and she had to "go look for some". This is a good hotel if you want something clean and are willing to walk to "serve yourself" to save a dollar. We loved it. We will definitely stay here whenever we go to Memphis.
Molto pulito ma poco personale
Il Gen X era molto molto pulito e le camere ampie. Abbiamo apprezzato la TV al plasma e la vicinanza con l'autostrada e la fermata del tram. Purtroppo c'era davvero pochissimo personale (una persona per l'intero hotel di notte). Abbiamo chiesto degli asciugamani ed Ŕ dovuta andare lei a cercarli. ╚ un buon hotel se cercate un posto pulito e siete disposti a camminare per risparmiare qualcosa. A noi Ŕ piaciuto molto e soggiorneremo ancora qua ogni volta che andremo a Memphis.
Great for Weekend Stay
Very large rooms, with Large comfortable beds. Plasma TV is a great amenity. Large clean shower. Great Location, Quiet but still very close to Interstate and Downtown. No Problems, Very Satisfied with stay and the price we paid. Great choice for a weekend or overnight stay.
Fantastico per un soggiorno di un weekend
Camere molto grandi, con letti grandi e comodi. La TV al plasma era fantastica. Doccia ampia e pulita. Posizione fantastica, tranquilla ma vicinissima all'interstatale e al centro cittÓ. Non abbiamo avuto problemi, siamo rimasti molto soddisfatti dal soggiorno e dal prezzo. ╚ un'ottima scelta per un soggiorno di un weekend o di una notte.
Excellent service and pretty neat hotel
free parking and high speed internet. the staff at the frontdesk were really helpful. i wanted to go to the nearest wallmart and they found me the address and also booked me a cab. trolley comes right in front of the hotel and its easy to commute to downtown which is only a mile and half away. everything was good except that it would have been better if they had a coffee machine in each room.
No closet or wardrobe - advised to hang clothes on shower rod ! ! !
This hotel had been opened for approximately one month, yet had nowhere to hang clothes - no closet, no wardrobe. Yet they had a large television cabinet, although the set was a wall hung plasma. We were advised to hang clothes on either a lamp or shower rod. Perhaps okay if you are looking for a one night stay. They did not have luggage carts available - called the property owner to come unlock a closet where carts were stored. This was offered for use as a wardrobe. Parking lot was dark and not very secure. Total staff on premises consisted of one uninformed person sitting at the front desk. We moved to a fairly nice Hampton, around the block, for a little less money.