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
This is my favorite place to stay when I come and visit. I do an awful lot of traveling so it is very important where I stay. The customer service here is really fantastic from the restaurants to housekeeping staff. Lisa Jones, Housekeeping Manager, exceeded my expectations this stay by going above and beyond to accommodate me. In addition, the housekeeping staff were prompt, courteous, attentive, and extremely polite. I am very picky about cleanliness of hotel rooms. I was very impressed to see the room was spotless. Lisa Jones and her team get 5 stars from me for professionalism and service. I highly recommend this hotel!
I was not impressed at all. Mostly due to the insufficient air conditioning. It was so hot and humid not only outside but inside as well. When checking into the room it was entirely to warm and took quite a while to cool down. The lobby entrances, hallways, and actually everywhere it seemed there was no escaping the heat.The housekeeping staff working in the laundry room I noticed passing by had it even worse.. I could not believe they have to work in such sweat shop conditions. I really think they should check into investing in a more efficient air conditioning system. Paulette's and Tug's restaurants served good food but even the restaurant was extremely warm. Unless you a huge fan of extremely high temperatures I do not recommend this hotel.
The hotel was modest and the hottest hotel I have ever stayed in. From time I checked in to the room that was 80 plus degrees that took forever to cool down, until the time I left the hotel was way to warm everywhere! I will say that the housekeeping staff was helpful and very friendly.