Travel Blogs from Memphis
16th to 17th June 2013 Howdy, Having made good progress across the states over the last couple of days we can start to take it a bit easier on the amount of driving were doing each day, having looked at a map we realised that Memphis should be our next stop and thinking that we will probably never be in these parts again we decide to go and look …
... Once done here we ventured to the STAX museum and also Sun Studios. Both good places - good dose of music history and culture. By the time we got through all this it was around 5pm and Daddio took us down to the Mississippi River to take some photos. And just as we rock up we find a journalist and a camera doing some filming. And straight away Tash is like 'hey, interview me!' Anyway, they were doing an article for the Channel 5 news about a dog that got stolen from a ...
... but they were fully booked so we decided to use our coupon and stay out of Downtown on the cheap but close to Graceland. We went out that night to get some food, whilst driving I decided nah it looks a bit rough so I locked the car doors. In the morning we were watching the news only to discover there was a shooting 2blocks away from our motel! From this we decided to splash out and stay in a nice place downtown. I found a good deal on hotwire.com. We ...
... like to think the other Elvis still keeps an eye on things happening there but I think he might want to have a word about the men’s showers – cold water only!!
So after a quick sandwich in the motorhome we got London strapped into her baby carrier and walked across the car park to Graceland. We were slightly disappointed that there was no free entry or upgrade for our real Elvis but that was the only disappointment ...
... our tickets as that included the Monorail for a discounted rate.
The model of the Mississippi is done where 1 foot = 1 mile. The Mississippi River is a little over 1300 miles so the model is fairly large. My dad mentioned that this was in the movie "The Firm". James suggested that it would have been extra special if they could have raised/lowered the water level in the model to coincide with current conditions and I must agree that would be a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Memphis Marriott
Everything I expected
My kids and I stayed at the Memphis Marriott East this past weekend for a little getaway and play in the pool. We had a blast. The staff was all very friendly and super helpful. The pool area was well maintained and clean. The room was clean, and comfortable. There isn't anything I can say that hasn't been said in the other reviews. I would recommend this hotel and will stay there again.
My wife and I spent three nights and was very impressed by the service, location, and the overall quality. This is truely one of the gems of Memphis!!
my girlfriend and I went for a 4 day weekend in june and what a great time. The room was great with a kitchen. First thing we did was walk to grocery store and stock up. room was cleaned everyday and the staff was great. free breakfast every morning (alot of choices) and free happy hr on mon-thur. we didn't rent a car and there was no need. We walked everywhere or took the trolley ($1). We took the tour bus to graceland which picked you up at the hotel. went to beale st early every day and then hit the local pubs later as the tourists/crowds appeared-the locals are very nice. Highly recommend the residence inn. One thing is when I asked for cab to airport next am they had a car service which was $10 more than cab in so probably better you call yourself.
Myself, husband, daughter, and mother stayed here over Memorial Day weekend. The hotel is nicely decorated. It was very busy due to family reunions, soccer tournaments, and families visiting for the holiday. The bed was on of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on. We ate at the restaraunt one morning for breakfast and vowed never to again. The buffet was $40 for 2 adults and 1 child. It wasn't worth it at all! It was in a convenient spot to visit our family but a bit of a drive to the downtown area. My daughter accidently left her GameBoy with about 20 games in the room. We called immediately for them to check the room but didn't get any response. We called a couple days later and was told they found it and would Fedex it the next day. 1 week went by with no GameBoy. We called again and no one knew what I was talking about. Finally it arrived days later and we noticed the game cartridges were not in the same place she left them, but we were grateful for the return of the expensive items. All in all, the hotel was ok and it satisfied our need.
I've stayed here for a couple of weeks on business in Jan, 2005. The hotel itself is very nice with nice elegant lobby and bar area, and clean, well furnished rooms. In addition, if you're a Gold member or above in Marriott Rewards program, you get free breakfast buffet (made-to-order omlets, fruit bar, etc.) at the hotel's restaurant. GREAT! The gym is also not bad, although there are no free weights and the universal gym is definitely in need of replacement. Nonetheless, you can get semi-decent workout if you can live with some limitations. (For one, where you should find lat pull-down bars, you find just a short bar used for tricep workout.)
I have stayed here 4 times in the past year for work. Desk clerks are some of the friendliest hotel staff I have seen. Bartender was also friendly. Room was clean.
The service personel at this hotel are committed to 100% patron satisfaction. From the moment we checked in the staff worked to satisfy our every need. The rooms were spacious and clean. There is both a bar and a restaurant downstairs. The food in the restaurant was fantastic, especially the Catfish Jack. Mary, the bartender, was very friendly. The room service staff were exceptional. I highly recommend this hotel. The only suggestion that I have is that they need to update the pages that advertise for this hotel. They tout they are one block from the "Mall of Memphis" but that mall has been closed for several years. I booked the room based on the proximity to the mall, but again the mall is vacant.
A welcome haven
I was thankful to check in to this hotel after spending a night at the Fairfield Inn which was creepy. The bed was fantastic and the service was very warm from everyone we encountered. The room is spacious and attractive. I enjoyed the workout room and indoor pool. They also have a sauna. The buffet breakfast was very pretty good and a great value. I really felt at home at this location.
Not my cup of tea
We get there and the rooms are wrong.Supposed to have joining rooms, we got different floors. It took half the night to sheets for my kids to go to bed. Cleared that up got different room then the tub dont work.
The best thing about the stay is the pool and the bed.Best bed Ive ever been on in a motel.
close to the airport, but not much else. After the room service is shut down nothing left to eat but Tacos or pancakes.(tacobell, IHOP). Very comfortable beds,clean and friendly staff. ask for Roy the man to know in memphis. Rent a car, cab fare 25-30 dollars each way to bealstreet.