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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


Perfect place to stay

Three friends and I just stayed here at the River Inn for three nights. It was a wonderful place, the best of our trip. It is a fairly new boutique hotel in a newly developed area, which has a comfortable French country feel. Harbor Town on Mud island is just across a short bridge to downtown Memphis, but it feels a bit separate and very safe. We had beautiful views over the Mississippi River. It included a wonderful full breakfast at the restaurant Paulette in the hotel. The staff were all so nice and helpful. It was a perfect end to our trip to Louisville, Nashville and Memphis. We also really enjoyed the lovely sunset from the Terrace Restaurant and Bar at the top of the hotel. I highly recommend all of it!!

good stay

hotel was wonderful, as was staff. free coffee in the morning was a nice touch. breakfast at paulettes was limited, but good. Did take some time to come. would return again, excellent hospitality. thank you

Great property!

We really enjoyed our stay at the Inn.
The rooms are extremely charming, comfortable and include all the amenities you’d expect from a luxury property.
On property dining options were also great - Tugs and Paulette’s.

The house keeping and property maintenance team provided exceptional service.