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
Get a river view room. On the Mississippi Greenbelt. Elegant decor, Relaxing atmosphere, Welcoming staff, could go on and on. Harbor Island is a destination in itself. The Terrace Restaurant & Bar is where I chose to eat both night. Thank you Jackie and Lily! I decided to stay and extra day because of this hotel.
My sister and her husband got married here out front under the gazebo. The hotel help to coordinate everything and it was the most beautiful event with the river as a backdrop. The interior of the hotel was quaint there was a lovely little Library. Historical interior decorations and upscale finishings gave the hotel unique Memphis vibe.
This lovely small hotel offered a cozy retreat for our two-night stay in Memphis. Just a very short drive to downtown, it is located in a beautiful New Urbanist residential area right on the river. We enjoyed walking through the neighborhood and along the river in the afternoons.
The rooms are comfortable and well-appointed, and the hotel is a blend of old European and Southern design sensibilities. There are lots of thoughtful touches, such as port and chocolates at bedtime, reading nooks in the hallways, a welcome drink, and a pianist in the lobby in the evenings. The complimentary a la carte breakfast at Paulette’s was delicious and included excellent service.
Parking is free on the street or in the lot behind the hotel.
We would definitely stay here again.
We loved our stay. From the warm reception and welcome drink to the turndown with port and chocolate, it was fabulous. The rook was spacious, clean and and we had a great view of the river. The staff was friendly and helpful! This will be our Memphis go-to hotel from now on!
Stellar experience - except for "housekeeping entering my room - totally ignoring DO NOT DISTURB DOOR TAG. Additionally if I had not when entering my room while the door tag was in place - there was not knock prior to entry attempt. Bottom line - USE THE PRIVACY LATCH!