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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


Extraordinary Hotel

I understand the four gentlemen who own The River Inn travelled the world to get ideas. It worked. The Inn has an earthy warmth, fine decor from the lobby to the rooms and even in between: when you exit the elevator you are face with a library reading area with two cozy chairs on each floor. Lots of thoughtful touches throughout.

Romantic hotel

Stayed for 2 nights on our way back to Atlanta. We could have stayed for extra nights to enjoy the services the hotel provides as well as the scenery in Mud islands where this beautiful hotel ! Our room is overlooking the Mississippi River.
The room is elegantly decorated and cosy with 4 poster bed.
The concierge staff are so polite and helpful. I left the electric toothbrush charger in New Orleans hotel. I asked the male staff at the reception if they happen to have one that could have been left by previous guests. To my surprise he asked me to give him 5 minutes as he will cross to the opposite site to enquire from housekeeping service. However I couldn’t remember his name. I’m very grateful for the rescue!
There is a good range of delicious and fresh breakfast to choose from. Staff are accommodating as I like hot milk with my coffee.
The nightcap was a surprise gesture that my husband totally enjoyed.
I highly recommend this hotel if you want excellent service, peaceful rest as well as accessibility to places of interests in Memphis..

OurFavorite Memphis Hotel

This lovely boutique hotel has a great river view, 2 restaurants with fabulous food, and great service. You have to stay here the next time you are in Memphis. It is a little out of the way, so we cabbed it everywhere.