Rate based on Check-in: May 27, 2015 Check-out: May 28, 2015

Holiday Inn MEMPHIS-DOWNTOWN (BEALE ST.)

3 stars
View map of 160 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
80 reviews
Beale St Music Fest!

Great spot to stay for the Beale St Music fest, but the rates jump WAY up for Memphis in May. If i... See full review

  • Toby R.
  • May 22, 2015
fun musical getaway

We arrived early since we wanted to beat the storm that was coming our way and the staff worked... See full review

  • Thor2265
  • Dec 1, 2014
Where the beat begins in “Blues City”

Newly renovated Holiday Inn Select Downtown, ideal for both business meetings or a relaxing weekend retreat, provides guests unlimited access to west Memphis, with major attractions such as the Cook Convention Center, the Pyramid, Sun Studio, Orpheum Theater, the Rock-n-Soul Museum, the Gibson Guitar plant, and many popular downtown restaurants and shops. Hotel amenities include one of the area's few sushi bars, spacious Executive Edition rooms, an exercise room and pool, and five meeting rooms, including the Grand Ballroom.

Highlights
  • Unrivaled location, within walking distance to major downtown attractions
  • In-house sushi restaurant and sports bar
  • Spacious Executive Edition rooms with upgraded amenities
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Grand Ballroom measuring 3,456 square feet
Rooms

All 192 well-appointed guest rooms radiate soothing warmth. Amenities include comfy bedding, two speakerphones with voicemail and modem, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, Wolfgang Puck-signature coffee and coffee maker, and full-size ironing board and iron. Executive Edition rooms offer guests even more spacious room, with upgraded amenities such as thick terry robes, microwave oven, refrigerator, sofa bed, complimentary microwave popcorn, bottled water, and a CD player/clock radio.

Features

Holiday Inn Select Downtown, fresh off a renovation, sits directly across from the historic Peabody Hotel, two blocks from Beale Street's energetic entertainment district, and within a short stroll of dozens of restaurants and attractions, such as the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel and Mud Island River Park.

 

Sports fans choose between live action next door at AutoZone Park, home of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds, or FedEx Forum around the corner on Beale Street. The hotel's new Russwood Park Sports Bar and Grill, features eight large flat-screen televisions and live entertainment every weekend.

 

Seafood aficionados enjoy the hotel's Sekisui Sushi Bar, one of the few such bars in downtown Memphis, for both lunch and dinner. Guests feel good about their culinary adventures after a rigorous workout in the hotel's exercise room, or an invigorating swim in the outdoor terrace pool. The exercise room features modern fitness equipment including treadmills, an elliptical trainer, exercise ball, and a full set of professional free weights with weight bench.

Transportation
  • Memphis International Airport (11.3 mi/18.2 km)
  • Vintage trolleys and traditional buses, Memphis Area Transit Authority
Nearby attractions
  • Pink Palace Museum and IMAX Theatre (5.9 mi/9.5 km)
  • Elvis Presley's estate, Graceland (8.5 mi/13.7 km)
  • Memphis Botanic Garden (8.9 mi/14.3 km)
  • The Memphis Zoo (4 mi/6.4 km)
Business
  • Five meeting rooms
  • Grand Ballroom, measuring 3,456 square feet, seats 400
  • Memphis Boardroom, with seating for 16, covers 425 square feet
  • Business center with facsimile and copier services
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities

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Hotel Map

35.1431 -90.0519
Nearby airports
Memphis International Airport, (MEM), 10.00, MI, SW;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • FedEx Forum: 0.3 mi
  • Beale Street: 0.5 mi
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium: 4.5 mi

Dining

Russwood Park Sports Bar & Grill
Russwood Park Sports Bar and Grill features American Cuisine with 9 flat screen TV's airing all sporting events.
The Coffee Corner now open!
The Coffee Corner now open offering hot and cold coffees, lattes, espressos and frozen blends as well as grab and go items such as fruit cups, yogarts, fresh made salads and wraps.
Rendezvous
A Memphis tradition since 1948. Famous charcoal broiled pork ribs, barbeque chicken and sausage cheese plates. Lunch served on Friday and Saturday only. Closed Sun and Mon.
Denny's
24 hour restaurant.
Hueys
Award winning burgers, sandwiches, salads.
Blues City Cafe'
Memphis style barbeque ribs, catfish, steaks, tamales and gumbo.
Russwood Park Sports Bar & Grill
Full service bar. Open Daily - 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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 Holiday Inn MEMPHIS-DOWNTOWN (BEALE ST.)

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
80 out of 80
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.5

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn MEMPHIS-DOWNTOWN (BEALE ST.)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Toby R.
Business
Kettering
May 22, 2015

Beale St Music Fest!

Great spot to stay for the Beale St Music fest, but the rates jump WAY up for Memphis in May. If i had it to do over again, I would just spend a little more and stay at the Peabody across the street for those prices.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn MEMPHIS-DOWNTOWN (BEALE ST.)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
James D.
Business
N/A
May 12, 2015

Dumpy but being renovated I think

I believe the place was being renovated so it might be nicer now. When I was there I was not impressed but the location is great and just a quick walk to beale street. I would stay again to see if it has been updated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn MEMPHIS-DOWNTOWN (BEALE ST.)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Deanna L.
Business
MATTOON
Apr 14, 2015

great location

We walked everywhere. Staff was very helpful. Hotel was clean.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn MEMPHIS-DOWNTOWN (BEALE ST.)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Adventerous gal
Business
Manteca
Apr 13, 2015

Downtown stay

Stayed 3 nights, room were clean and staff was nice. Walls were very thin so we heard everything outside including the automated voice of the elevator and the ice machine. Staff at hotel stated there was no transport from the airport however there was a van waiting for pilots only.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn MEMPHIS-DOWNTOWN (BEALE ST.)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
K and R Just Married
Business
Rapids City
Jan 25, 2015

IBC 2015 Memphis

We were greeted with big smiles and friendly staff. When we left, they gave us the same warm smiles. They were always asking if we needed any help and gave us great information. Great location for easy access to Beale St. and many great restaurants.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Rendezvous for the ribs and great atmosphere! Go before 4:30, all they serve is ribs and there is no waiting.

Review of Holiday Inn MEMPHIS-DOWNTOWN (BEALE ST.)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Marty
Business
N/A
Dec 23, 2014

Short Christmas vacation road trip.

Ordered a king one bed room. Got a two bed queen. Parts of the room #855 were broken shower and towel hooks. Right next to ice machine and it sounded like someone was vacuuming all night right outside the door. Bell Boy did not help.Told me to make sure I put the cart outside the room next to elevator. No refrigerator or microwave Anyway, very expensive for what we got. It is close to Beale Street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn MEMPHIS-DOWNTOWN (BEALE ST.)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Thor2265
Business
Rockford, Illinois
Dec 1, 2014

fun musical getaway

We arrived early since we wanted to beat the storm that was coming our way and the staff worked hard to get our room ready for us. the location was perfect for us. we were going to a concert at the fed ex center and wanted to visit beale street and both were just a few short blocks away. also rendezvous was right down the alley! perfect. the room itself was clean and the bed comfortable. my only complaint was no refrigerator. other than that perfect.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn MEMPHIS-DOWNTOWN (BEALE ST.)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Thor2265
Business
Rockford, Illinois
Oct 20, 2014

Music Getaway

After staying in Nashville for a few days we headed over to Memphis for some more great American music. We arrived early at the hotel since the weather was going to get bad later that day. The staff was more than accommodating and hurried to get a room ready for us. The location of the hotel was perfect! We were right next door to Rendevouz (our favorite restaurant in Memphis), and also many other fine eating establishments. We were a few blocks from Beale Street and the FedEx Forum. We were able to walk to both locations. The room itself was fantastic. The bed was very comfortable which was great considering the night before was terrible in Nashville. My only complaint about the room was no refrigerator. The staff was very friendly and made our stay enjoyable. If we make it back to Memphis we would definitely stay there again.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn MEMPHIS-DOWNTOWN (BEALE ST.)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pete789
Business
Charlotte, NC
Sep 6, 2014

Convenience

Great location right in the heart of the city. Staff friendly and helpful. Convenient on site parking which is a little pricy. Self park round the corner for a third of the price. Right next to a great rib joint.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn MEMPHIS-DOWNTOWN (BEALE ST.)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ridda
Business
Langwarrin, Australia
Aug 20, 2014

relaxing

Perfect location to be able to see all the sights. 5 minute walk to Beale Street & to the tour operators. Room was on the main street & the occasional noise was not an issue

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

Business

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