Rate based on Check-in: Sep 9, 2014 Check-out: Sep 10, 2014

BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

3 stars
1177 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104-2202
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
37 reviews
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
Weekend in Memphis

We were very impressed with room and the cleanliness! Had the best biscuits for breakfast ever!! We... See full review

  • Rockerchic44
  • May 1, 2013
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
Tunica,, Little Rock,, Millington, Jackson,, Nashville
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

Golden India
1.80 mile(s) from Golden India, Full Service, Indian, Open for: lunch, dinner
B.B King's Blues Club
2.10 mile(s) from B.B King's Blues Club, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner
Blue Monkey
1.60 mile(s) from Blue Monkey, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
Tops Bar-B-Q
0.20 mile(s) from Tops Bar-B-Q, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner
Bruno's Italian Restaurant
0.30 mile(s) from Bruno's Italian Restaurant, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner
Molly Gonzales La Casita
2.10 mile(s) from Molly Gonzales La Casita, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: breakfast
Petra
0.50 mile(s) from Petra, Full Service, Greek, Open for: breakfast
Bari Restaurant
1.80 mile(s) from Bari Restaurant, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner
Blue Fin
2.20 mile(s) from Blue Fin, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner
On The Border
6.70 mile(s) from On The Border, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, 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.

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Guest Reviews (37)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
37 out of 37
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.5
Value:
3.7

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Memphis College Dad
Huntsville, Alabama
Aug 15, 2014

College visit

We stayed here while our child attended new sudent orientation at a local college. The hotel was clean, and our room was very nice and quiet, excepting an air conditioner that sounded like a bit like a parked truck. However, we could not hear any street noise over it. Breakfast was sufficient. The neighborhood is definitely urban and maybe a little sketchy, but the fenced parking lot was safe and reassuring. The location is very convenient to the local schools. We will definitely consider staying here for future visits.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
thomst
memphis
Aug 15, 2014

great

one hotel lady clerk was very rude to me and seemed up happy she should not work there she also had one tooth in her top teeth she was not pleasent the other staff was just fine but soon as i check in i geot yo deal with the very rude lady one tooth clerk

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
siteseer
Indiana, USA
Aug 12, 2014

ordinary stay

The night we checked in, we got to our room and found items on the table and in the chair left by someone (change, sunglasses, note paper, and a beer can). Other than that, the stay was ordinary. The room and the bed were comfortable. The hallways were hot, but the room was comfortable. There was a good continental breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel Genius
Atlanta, GA
Jul 29, 2014

Nice Hotel, Convenient Location

This hotel is close to most of the attractions, however, the tram was not working so you need a car or taxi to get everywhere. It is about 2 miles from Sun Studios, & Beale Street, About 10 miles from Graceland. The hotel is in a safe location. There is someone at the desk 24hrs. a day as well as security cameras outside. We have a new Audi and it was fine. Just don't leave valuables in your car. The hotel is clean and the king size bed is comfortable. The breakfast is good with toast, cereal, hot waffles, muffins, danishes, omlete, sausage, boiled eggs, coffee & juice. The staff were pleasant and very helpful for directions. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Beale Street has the best barbeque restaurants.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marcy MB
Memphis, TN
Jul 25, 2014

Overnight trip

Staff was super helpful and friendly. Would stay there again. Good location for exploring all of Memphis!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nick the Californian
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 5, 2014

Room is very nice

The indoor pool makes the inside of the hotel a bit muggier than you would hope for, but the room itself is very modern and comfortable. Continental breakfast was pretty bad though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DMetz33
New York, NY
May 19, 2014

Stayed for wedding

I was pleased with the staff and cleanliness. However te location isn't the best. Note, it is 1.8 miles from Beale St. If you're looking to stay bear downtown. Good experience all around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Arthrob
NZ Traveling the USA
May 17, 2014

Basic Hotel

We have stayed in Best Westerns before, this one was very basic, although clean, and the staff where helpfull. It was a bit further from Beale st, than we expected.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

It might have been better to book a hotel nearer to Beale St. to save on the travelling.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
beach beth
Omaha NE
Apr 28, 2014

hotel review

The staff really tried but could not get the tv to work. Also, there were no clocks in the room and the parking lot looked like gang territory. Definitely would not stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Laura Flyer fan
Dayton, OH
Apr 12, 2014

Great value for the money!

Great value for the money. Close enough to just about anything you need to get to. We visited Beale St and the zoo. Room was nice. Staff was friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
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