Rate based on Check-in: Jun 1, 2015 Check-out: Jun 4, 2015

BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

3 stars
View map of 1177 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104-2202

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
46 reviews
Clean and quiet

Simple hotel, out of the way, quiet, but close enough to Beale Street that a taxi ride took maybe 5... See full review

  • Lovemidwestgirl
  • Feb 24, 2015
Overnight trip

Staff was super helpful and friendly. Would stay there again. Good location for exploring all of... See full review

  • Marcy MB
  • Jul 25, 2014
Creature comforts, cool veneer highlight Madison Avenue inn

This modern, smoke-free property with the funky fa├žade belies its Best Western affiliation, but guests enjoy contemporary comfort and a solid value. Gen X Inn, situated in the city's medical district, offers easy access to the best attractions in historic Memphis. Amenities include a business center, exercise room, and free wireless Internet access.

Highlights
  • Close to medical centers and major landmarks
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Children under 12 stay free with paying adult on existing bedding
Rooms

Each of the 32 stylish, air-conditioned guestrooms offers one king or two queen beds. Amenities include luxury linens, a 32-inch plasma television with HBO and premium sports and news channels, DVD player, refrigerator, designer toiletries, and free hard-wired and wireless Internet access.

Features

Gen X Inn guests work out for free in the inn's exercise room, with stair-stepper, exercise bike, and treadmill, and also have access to a neighborhood fitness facility.

 

This trendy, urban boutique hotel, located on the Madison Avenue trolley line, provides convenient access to Beale Street's entertainment district less than two miles away, and the Regional Medical Center at Memphis Medical Center. Other area medical-related institutions include Southern College of Optometry, University of Tennessee Medical School, Methodist University Hospital, and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

 

Guests find dozens of top-flight attractions close, including Beale Street's simmering entertainment district, Gibson Guitar, Sun Studios, AutoZone Park, FedEx Forum, Pyramid Arena, Memphis Brooks Museum, Orpheum Theatre, Cook Convention Center, and the Memphis Zoo.

Dining

The inn serves guests a complimentary continental breakfast, featuring fresh-made waffles and fresh-brewed coffee. During the day guests drop into a variety of local restaurants, including Top's B-B-Q, Bruno's Italian, Greek fare at Petra, India Palace, Bhan Thai, Blue Monkey, the Butcher Shop Steakhouse, or Molly Gonzales La Casita.

Transportation
  • Memphis International Airport (9.9 mi/15.9 km)
  • Vintage trolleys and traditional buses, Memphis Area Transit Authority
Nearby attractions
  • Beale Street entertainment district (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Elvis Presley's home, Graceland (7.1 mi/11.4 km)
  • Pink Palace Museum and IMAX Theater (4.3 mi/6.9 km)
  • Children's Museum Of Memphis (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
  • Memphis Botanic Garden/Audubon Park (7.3 mi/11.7 km)
Business
  • 24-hour business center with computer, printer, and copier (fees apply)
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas

BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn Rooms

1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,32 IN LCD TV,HI SPEED,REFRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,32 IN LCD TV,HI SPEED,REFRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,BATHTUB,NSMK,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Phone with speaker
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

35.1392 -90.0221
Area served
Millington, Nashville, Little Rock,, Tunica,, Jackson,
Nearby airports
(MEM), 10.00, MI, W;
Area description
Downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Beale Street: 1.3 mi
  • FedEx Forum: 1.6 mi
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium: 2.8 mi

Dining

Memphis Pizza Cafe
1.90 mile(s) from Memphis Pizza Cafe, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
Cupboard Restaurant
0.50 mile(s) from Cupboard Restaurant, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Barksdale Restaurant
1.00 mile(s) from Barksdale Restaurant, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Blue Fin
2.20 mile(s) from Blue Fin, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner
Pei Wei
1.00 mile(s) from Pei Wei, Full Service, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner
Petra
0.50 mile(s) from Petra, Full Service, Greek, Open for: breakfast
B.B King's Blues Club
2.10 mile(s) from B.B King's Blues Club, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner
On The Border
6.70 mile(s) from On The Border, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner
Bari Restaurant
1.80 mile(s) from Bari Restaurant, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner
Butcher Shop Steakhouse
1.90 mile(s) from Butcher Shop Steakhouse, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
01:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
46 out of 46
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.7

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dennis R.
Business
Flower Mound
Mar 13, 2015

Short trip to Memphis - Thank you, thank you very much

Room was clean and spacious, staff very helpful and attentive. Sadly, the trolley line is not currently working. Attractions in downtown are short drive away (maybe 3 miles to Beale St. - easy to navigate around Memphis). Found good barbeque (A&R BBQ) a medium drive away and a good German restaurant (Schweinehaus) about 10 blocks east of hotel on same street and Miss Polly's on Beale Street (a sincere must for home cooking).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dennis R.
Business
Flower Mound
Mar 11, 2015

Quick visit to Memphis - thank you very much

Nice hotel, convenient to trolley line (unfortunately, trolley not currently running), staff was friendly and helpful throughout stay. Location was convenient (Beale St. a short drive away). If you have time, would recommend A&R Barbeque (a bit of a drive from hotel) and Schweinehaus (German restaurant 10 blocks east of hotel on same street).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lovemidwestgirl
Business
Williamsville
Feb 24, 2015

Clean and quiet

Simple hotel, out of the way, quiet, but close enough to Beale Street that a taxi ride took maybe 5 minutes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
James F.
Business
N/A
Feb 17, 2015

Noise

The hotel was great.. Need something done about the noise control.. You can hear every little noise from the door shutting to the toilet flushing . This makes it hard to sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
nickname23453245234
Business
little rock, ar
Dec 2, 2014

DIRTY ROOM

It first glance it looked nice, but my blanket had dried food stuck to it and cigarette burns. The front desk told me they shouldn't even have that blanket, but did not offer me any compensation. There was also a dirty tooth flosser on the sink, junk on the floor, and the bathroom was dirty too. When I asked for a clean blanket (that was all I asked for) I was told they were locked up for the night, and I could only have one off the "stained pile."

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jeff11102939484932
Business
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dec 1, 2014

Good room.

Room was clean, staff was a little confused at my check in but they got it taken care of.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
First Time in Memphis
Business
California
Nov 21, 2014

Quiet, no frills, nice staff, meh location

This is really just a comfortable place to lay your head if you are doing a one-nighter in Memphis. It is in some random quasi industrial area next to an animal hospital. The hotel itself and its rooms were clean. Free Direct TV, which is a plus. Cheap price. Free WIFI. The staff members were all super friendly, very professional and pleasant. The location was the pits. And, there is no way you would be able to tell that by looking online. If you are looking to walk anywhere...forget it. I was picked up one day by Memphis residents and they passed it twice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

You'll need to drive to eat, play, whatever. The stay at this hotel is not a vacation experience.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Holly1121
Business
Little Rock, Arkansas
Nov 18, 2014

Great weekend stay

Friendly staff, clean room, and perfect location. Would definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hard at work 2014
Business
Washington dc
Nov 14, 2014

business trip

I had a very pleasant experience! My room was very clean and quiet, breakfast was great (waffles, biscuits, sausage, eggs, oatmeal and etc). Downside: no free weights in the exercise room but the treadmill, stationary bike and elliptical were sufficient (I missed that memo but it was listed on the website so it is really not a downside per say). Very friendly and helpful front desk staff. Fyi: if you need a cab, be sure to call at least 15mins from your expected departure time as cabs can be very slow to pick up. I didnt mind the 2 mile walk but it was too cold for me to attempt it. I enjoyed my stay/visit so much that I decided to stay an extra night. I got a great deal for half the price I would have paid to stay at a doubletree downtown

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lovemidwestgirl
Business
Southeast Missouri
Nov 5, 2014

Sparkling Clean!

Cleanest bathroom I have ever had with NO stray hairs! Beautiful room with a very Fung Shui feel. The hot breakfast the next day was very tasty. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is close enough to Beale Street to take a taxi so you can party the night away! And, it is far enough away from Beale Street for a quiet, restful night. I would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Take a taxi to Beale Street. It was so much fun and safer than driving yourself. It cost about $9-12 one way.

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