La Quinta Inn & Suites Memphis East-Sycamore View
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Oh wow this is a crazy place. Elvis is singing and posted everywhere you turn. Had a fabulous day despite being a little tired.
The cab driver that approached us at Amtrak station in Memphis could have been called a bit sketchy, as he shoved our luggage in his trunk that was filled with his (daughter's laundry) and he told my brother the fare would probably be $28.00.
Bernard turned out to be a very informative tour guide. He brought us all around, taking an extra 15 ...
... worth living if we didn't go there! Very picturesque. Had a wander round the town and ended up in Puckets boathouse by the river for a coffee. Took loads of photos and then set off looking for the Carlton Plantation - the house which was the subject of 'The widow of the South'. Book Val had been reading about the Civil War battle of Franklin, Nov 30th 1864. Took a while to find the place but then managed to park up, ...
... as somewhere we'd rush back to to be honest. The Gibson tour was one of life's must do's for a guitar head like me and it was great. Graceland was a stunning and somewhat poignant reminder of Elvis that is definitely worth the visit alone, even for two people that aren't even in to his music like us. Beale though looked a bit downtrodden and really only comes alive at night. We've just come back from there after eating at the Pig bbq place and it's a fun street of neon, music, ...
... purchased it in 1975 for $250,000. The pictures don't do it justice but you might get an idea.
And as if that wasn't enough, we got to see Elvis's collection of cars. Being a bit of a pushover for a nice car, I loved this bit! My God what amazing cars, I wish I could drive some of them! They include the famous 1955 pink Cadillac, a 1956 purple Cadillac convertible, two Stutz Blackhawks from the ...
... then pick us up and drop us at Rock N'Soul downtown when we were ready.
We were really impressed with the Hotel service and being from "out of town" found it reassuring to have someone guide us around Memphis.
Stax Museum and Rock N'Soul come highly recommended if you like music and want to learn about the history for it as it relates to the ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking