Travel Blogs from Memphis
Listening to the iPad iPod (Cafe del Mar Arias, in case you were wondering or even interested) we are making our way in the pouring rain from Memphis to Nashville. The three hour journey time is turning into one much longer as we have to drive slower and slower. We are constantly being overtaken by huge heavily laden trucks, many containing fuel. …
So the last 2 days of my Memphis Trip were the volunteer days. The night before I met the the other 34 volunteers(had drinks with some at Stax) and Bullseye, who would make an appearance at Target House later. August 5th: So after breakfast we all went to St Jude and saw the preparations that were already taking place at the Danny Thomas/ALSAC …
I wanted to post these faster but for one thing or another it did not happen that way... Anyways here's Monday. So, Monday, August 4, 2008, I wake up have breakfast and check out of my hotel. Robin picks me up we go get Starbucks and then drive a bit before heading to the Civil Rights Museum. We took about 2 hours for the Lorraine Motel portion of …
... which was really interesting. Got to listen to some exclusive tracks including a session that Sam Phillips secretly recorded of the The Million Dollar Quartet one night. The recording studio still has a lot of original features including one of Elvis' microphones and jerry lee Lewis' piano. We then went to the Peabody hotel in time to watch the duck march! It's a Memphis tradition dating back to ...
... Saturday night in Memphis so we quickly picked up the hat and found the nearest cab back to Graceland. Zach was a happy and shattered so we put the money he had earned in his pocket and listened to the cab driver tell us about his son who was also really into music and studying in Memphis to be a professional muscian. He didn't think we were bad parents at all which made us feel better.
Sunday 28 July 2013
"I'm going to Graceland, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
Historical Traveler Reviews Madison Hotel Memphis
# 1 hotel in Memphis
Memphis needed this beautiful 1st class hotel. The design is unique and contemporary. The service is outstanding and at the level of some of the best in the world. Staff is the most friendly an dprofessional I have ever come in contact with.
What's the big deal?
Perhaps Memphis deserves ANYTHING else but the "famous" (but lousy) Peabody, but this place is not it. Food is lousy, service is primitive. We drove all the way out to another restaurant named Equestria to have a mediocre meal then drive all the way back downtown....bad time....bad recommendations from the locals...they don't know good service or good food! Memphis is behind most other cities I visit by about 15 years
Won't stay anywhere else in Memphis
have stayed here 4 times, so far...the staff is polite, quite personable the decor is colorful yet minimalist,the rooms have the most comfortable beds and decorand for some reason, I am constantly reminded of good music while I am there
I spent a great week here.
I stayed 6 days, the room was a little smaller than I expedcted for the price. The bed was terriffic+ and the linens luxurious. I tipped the maid well on my first day and explained that I was a Beale St. musician that would be playig all night and sleeping all day. I need a maid at 3:30PM not 9am. Housekeeping accomodated me as did the mini-bar captian. Security was good w/ a doorman. Bathroom and it's accoutrements were fine, great blues sampler CD to listen to and TV package was adequate. The only minor inconveniences were caused by construction around Madison Ave. at the time. Also I had to walk two blocks to another hotel to catch the daily airport shuttle back.
I just returned from the Madison and was pretty impressed by the overall quality of the hotel. Nice exercise facilities, smallish but very attractive rooms, fantastic linens and a very peaceful and private overall atmosphere. The bathrooms were pretty amazing too- big, with separate shower and bathtub, and lots of marble. The free continental breakfast was better than average, and the bartender pours a mean (if wildly expensive) drink. If you are looking for a relaxing place to stay in Memphis, don't mind a little bit of attitude, and are willing to pay a little more than at other properties in town, this is a very good choice.
Horrible customer service!
Manager has no clue about customer service and the chef in the restaraunt needs to return to cooking school. Manager actually argued with me and was defensive when I shared my experience.What a disappointment, Memphis needs an upscale customer service oriented establishment.PASS!
Pass on This Hotel
Stay was an absolute nightmare. Maid walked in after I had retired for the evening. Hotel said she was doing turndown service - but at 10 p.m. I don't think so. I left a bracelet in the room which the hotel at first denied fiding. The same bracelet was mysteriously mailed to me two days later. Strongly suggest choosing another hotel.
Much better and more updated hotel compared to the Peabody! It is much more comfortable and fun than the Peabody. Finding a newspaper around there is like finding a needle in a haystack though!
Friendly staff and beautiful "artsy" decor. The mattress was wonderful, too!