River Inn of Harbor Town
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
I wanted something with a knock out for my Valentines present to my girlfriend. I booked dinner and Paulettes Restaurant on site and a room for the evening. Spectacular. Front desk helped me check in early so I could decorate the room prior to our arrival. My girlfriend was blown away with the dinner, room and turn-down service with complimentary port wine nightcap. Absolutely amazing decor and first class operation.
We stayed on 3rd floor and had a view of the River! We loved our stay, it was quiet, they offer you wine when you check in and a turn down service as well! Dinner and breakfast downstairs was amazing. Will definitely be back! Very clean, polite, helpful and well located!
My sister and I did a weekend staycation while visiting her in Memphis. Her clientele raved about the River Inn of Harbor Town so we decided to check it. This hotel front desk staff including manager were borderline racist... not friendly and welcoming at all. We were inconvenienced due to an electrical outage and nothing was done about it...
The finest boutique luxury hotel in Memphis. For a special occasion, you must book one of the penthouse suites. There are only two that take up the entire top floor along with the wonderful Terrace restaurant and bar. These suites are very large with luxurious king size poster beds, oversized bathtubs in the bathroom and spectacular views. Also, the service is top notch and the little town is so pleasant. Love it here!
My husband and I have just returned from a return trip to the River Inn. It is so nice to have found a consistently good hotel in Memphis. The staff is excellent-friendly and efficient. The accommodations are comfortable-great linens, incredible shower, robes and mini fridge provided, etc. The property restaurants are as consistent as the hotel itself. Breakfast at Paulette's was delicious both mornings, and we had a great casual meal at Terrace. We used the pass to the fitness center right up the street and were very pleased with all they had to offer. Gobs of cardio machines as well as free weights, mats, etc.
The hotel is convenient to Rhodes College and downtown. In the two years we have been visiting Memphis, I have not come across a better place to stay. Definitely looking forward to our next visit!