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Located prominently overlooking the great Mississippi River, Memphis is known for its rich musical heritage and bountiful food offerings. A huge number of southern cultural icons emerged from this city to enthrall the world. Yes, most of the world still knows Memphis as the home of Elvis Presley and rock ‘n’ roll. However, it also has a rich tradition of blues and jazz, while the restaurants serve delicious soul food and sizzling barbecues. There is no dearth of hotels in Memphis, but let us have a look at five boutique hotels that are both convenient and affordable.
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites — Memphis East
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Memphis East is an excellent value for money option. This 3-star hotel has spacious rooms with some attractive policies such as free stay for kids who are 11 years or younger. The guest rooms have Wi-Fi, and there is complimentary breakfast and free coffee in the lobby. It is conveniently located, so all major Memphis attractions, including the zoo, performing arts centers, and museums are easily visited from here. There are both smoking and non-smoking rooms. The property does not allow pets.
Best Western Plus Gen X Inn
Best Western Plus Gen X Inn is a good boutique hotel in Memphis, especially if you are visiting the University of Tennessee Medical School and Hospital. It is also not far from the historic landmarks on Beale Street. It offers free high-speed Internet access and boasts a 24-hour business center. Guests are also treated with complimentary breakfast each morning. It is a completely smoke-free hotel.
Kings Signature Hotel Airport Graceland
The name says it all! Kings Signature Hotel Airport Graceland is your ideal accommodation if you are at Memphis on a musical pilgrimage. It is barely a mile away from Elvis Presley’s Graceland home and not far from the airport. It is a pet friendly hotel; however, you have to pay a non-refundable pet fee of $50.
La Quinta Inn and Suites Memphis Primacy Parkway
La Quinta Inn and Suites Memphis Primacy Parkway is near the airport. From the unlimited breakfast to the high-speed Internet access and newspapers, it offers a lot of complimentary amenities to the guests. It is also a good option for people planning to visit the botanical garden and museums such as the National Civil Rights Museum and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Autozone Park is another good option for sports lovers, and you can also try some water activities on the Mississippi river which flows nearby.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Memphis Airport/Graceland Area
La Quinta Inn & Suites Memphis Airport/Graceland Area is another convenient boutique option for Elvis fans. Rooms amenities include a microwave, coffee maker, and small refrigerator. Free high-speed Internet access and a work desk should satisfy business visitors. Apart from Graceland, you can visit Sun Studio/Records, which is the place where rock ‘n roll originated. For nature lovers, the banks of the Mississippi are not far away, and neither is McKellar Lake.