Rate based on Check-in: Dec 7, 2014 Check-out: Dec 9, 2014

BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

3 stars
1177 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104-2202
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
40 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
Great weekend stay

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

  • Holly1121
  • Nov 18, 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
Jackson,, Nashville, Tunica,, Millington, Little Rock,
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

Huey's
2.00 mile(s) from Huey's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
Zinnie's East
1.50 mile(s) from Zinnie's East, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch
India Palace
1.10 mile(s) from India Palace, Bar/Lounge, Indian, Open for: lunch, dinner
On The Border
6.70 mile(s) from On The Border, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, 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
Butcher Shop Steakhouse
1.90 mile(s) from Butcher Shop Steakhouse, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner
Molly Gonzales La Casita
2.10 mile(s) from Molly Gonzales La Casita, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: breakfast
Blue Fin
2.20 mile(s) from Blue Fin, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner
Blue Monkey
1.60 mile(s) from Blue Monkey, Bar/Lounge, American, 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 (40)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
40 out of 40
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.5
Value:
3.7

88% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The B rad
Business
Nashville, TN
Oct 5, 2014

Good location

This hotel was in a good location for a good price.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

About a good 5 minute drive to downtown Memphis.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Memphis College Dad
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
thomst
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
siteseer
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel Genius
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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