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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Return trip to this quiet oasis in Memphis did not disappoint. Parking is free and located right in front of the Inn. Then Uber all over town...beat the downtown parking hassle and expense. Personal attention and quick resolution to requests/problems. Great walking/jogging path along the river across the street.
We were forced to find accommodation at short notice as we took a detour away from our planned destination because of Hurricane Barry in New Orleans. We called River Inn on our way to Memphis and thankfully the concierge Jack was able to give us rooms. WOW, River Inn was the silver lining in our cloud that day..
Loved this hotel. It certainly deserves its high reviews and top spot in ratings in Memphis.
Our room was lovely with a river view, and 4 poster bed, large bathroom and lovely amenities. The free parking is a bonus, and right outside the hotel, as is the free breakfast downstairs - really good! The free drinks and port you get with your room are a lovely addition, but not so great if you don't/can't drink..!
We loved the tranquil location of this hotel away from the busy center of Memphis, and we loved the luxury so much we would probably stay here again, but it really is a bit too far to walk to the center and Beale street and the main attractions. So you do then end up driving, which is ok but parking can be $15 a night and then one of you needs to be designated driver. Just something to consider when choosing hotels in the city.