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What We Love

  • Free gourmet breakfast and champagne check-in
  • Downtown location means it's close to all the action
  • Friendly staff lay on the Southern hospitality

What To Know

  • Some rooms have thin walls and ceilings
  • Each floor has a library-style sitting area with morning coffee
  • There's a small gym onsite


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Downtown Memphis mainstay with a rooftop bar and Mississippi River views

The Lowdown

It’s not just the Mississippi River views or downtown Memphis location that will remind you you’re in the South: At the River Inn of Harbor Town, Southern Hospitality comes served up alongside a glass of champagne at check-in and continues throughout your stay. All of the 28 rooms and suites come with regal four-poster beds lined with Frette linens, dramatic curtains and Gilchrist and Soames bath products. Choose from two restaurants — Paulette’s (where daily breakfast is served) or the more laid back Tug’s — and be sure to take in the breezy River views from the rooftop bar.

In the Area

It’s not a trip to Memphis, the birthplace of rock n’ roll, without a trip to Graceland, Elvis Presley’s mansion, about a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Afterwards, continue rocking at Sun Studio, where the “Million Dollar Quartet” — consisting of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash — had their famed (albeit one-time) jam session. In Memphis, “Wet or dry?” refers not to the weather but the style of barbecue (sauce vs. rub). Charles Vergo’s Rendezvous serves the city’s most famous barbecue, down an alley and across the lagoon from the River Inn. The food scene is heating up beyond just the barbecue with funky new joints like the Italian-meets-Southern Hog & Hominy.

How to Get There

River Inn of Harbor Town
50 Harbor Town Sq
Memphis, TN 38103 United States


4.5 Very Good 1087 Reviews
Outstanding Boutique Hotel!
Reviewed 4 days ago

The River Inn is a small hotel located in Memphis on Mud Island next to the Mississippi River. I have had the privilege of staying there for both business and pleasure. They have a wonderful French restaurant, delightful pub and terrace bar overlooking the river. The rooms are all decorated differently. No cookie cutter rooms here. It is an outstanding property!

But the best thing about the hotel is not the food, the rooms, or the view. (Even though all are great!) The best think about the hotel is the staff. From the general manager, to the sales manager, to the chief accountant, to the servers, to the housekeeping staff, all are there to serve. The team at the River Inn make you feel like family.

When travel brings you to Memphis, stay at the River Inn. You will not regret it!

Great Hotel with Excellent Location
Reviewed 7 days ago

Recently My wife and I had an opportunity to stay at this hotel. Extremely nice staff and very nice suite with an outstanding views of the Mississippi River. This is a growing area in Memphis with outstanding views of the river and walking trails along the river. The Bar upstairs offers more outstanding views. We were there in November but in the summer they can open the windows. The hotel is furnished very nicely and very quiet. And of course a wonderful breakfast comes with the room. The restaurant has been in Memphis for years and lived up to it's reputation of excellence.Highly recommend. You will not be disappointed.

We LOVE the River Inn!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

The River Inn of Harbor Town is our “go to” romantic getaway in town. It is gorgeous, the service is great, and the food is wonderful! I highly recommend the Carriage House, which is across from the lobby. It is extremely quiet and secluded.

Luxurious Getaway
Reviewed 1 week ago

River Inn is a micro hotel in Harbor Town on Mud Island. It may be the best place to experience downtown Memphis and the Mississippi River. The room was beautiful and very quiet. The staff was welcoming and helpful. I loved that fresh coffee is available on each floor so you don't have to worry about the cleanliness of a personal coffee maker nor do you have to go all the way down to the restaurant to get that important first cup of coffee. We had an excellent meal at The Terrace their rooftop restaurant. When the weather is nice, they completely open the windows at the Terrace giving the restaurant almost a patio feel. We had breakfast at Paulette's, which was included with the room. Paulette's has been a beloved restaurant in Memphis for 40 years. You should make reservations to eat dinner at Paulette's.

Love River Inn!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our 2 night stay at River Inn at Harbor Town in Memphis Tennessee!! Perfect room, very comfortable and all the staff were so nice & ready to serve. Meals at Tugs & The Terrace (view below at sunset from our table at The Terrace) were perfect as well. We loved not having to go far for our meals!