The DH & I decided to take our kids (12, 9, 2) to the Zoo Lights & Starry Nights at Shelby Farms in mid December. Got a great rate here. This hotel was A LOT less than the other Germantown hotels with an indoor pool, which was important to our kids. We were pretty late checking in because we went to Shelby Farms first. I think it was a little after 10pm, but the front desk clerk was SO nice. She even let me pick out which end of the hotel & what floor our room was on. We got to the room, and I was thrilled to see how clean the carpet was. I could let our toddler down to play, without worrying about her being in "mystery" stains. Some of the reviews on here talk about a smell in the rooms, but we didn't notice one. The linens were clean, and the beds were fairly comfortable. We went swimming the following morning in the indoor pool and even got in the hot tub. We were the only ones in the pool/hot tub room the entire time we were there, so it was extra nice. Both of them were clean, and for once a hotel pool didn't have so much chlorine that it left my eyes burning. The location is a little out of the way if you are going to spend most of your time in Memphis, but that was okay with us because we knew Germantown would be a safe area for our kids. The hotel is actually in a slightly residential area, around a lot of super nice subdivisions. The only complaint I have is that the breakfast (which was good - pastries, fruit, cereals, juice, milk, coffee, waffles, microwave breakfast sandwiches, etc) attendants were far from helpful. They kept everything replenished but offered no help as to what the pastries were or where anything was located. DH & I only found the microwavable breakfast sandwiches by accident because they were in a mini refrigerator at the far end of the breakfast area under a large juice machine. If you want to get a little further away from Memphis, while still being within about a 15 min drive or everything, this is the place you want to stay!
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