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“Absolutely fabulous staff!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Staybridge Suites Memphis - Poplar Ave East
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1070 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120 (Formerly Hawthorn Suites)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 135 hotels in Memphis
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely fabulous staff!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011 via mobile

Spent two weeks at the Staybridge while in Memphis for training. The hotel was wonderful! I'll start with housekeeping: I am VERY picky and thoroughly checked my room when I arrived. Everything looked clean. I was surprised (but appreciative) when I left a glass in the sink one morning while in a rush, and when I came back it was in the dishwasher! I ran into a couple housekeeping staff in the hallways throughout my stay, and each time they greeted me with a smile and asked if I was enjoying my stay. I did not catch their names but the genuine friendliness was across the board.
The front desk staff were wonderful too! Very personable and again, always ready to greet me with a warm smile. They gave me great advice about where to go around town and always followed-up with "how did it go?"
The hotel has a shuttle that will take you anywhere within a 5 mile radius. The shuttle drivers were so friendly too! My favorite, hands-down, was Eric. He juggled a large group of us with different interests and I never waited long. I'm also a horrible backseat driver but I felt safe with Eric. He drove well, recommended places to go to, and warned us about areas we would probably want to avoid.
Now the food. The Staybridge offers a free breakfast buffet, not just continental, everyday and happy hour Monday -Thursday. The breakfast offers a huge variety--bagels, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, oatmeal, waffles and the list goes on! The happy hour offers free beer and wine and a small meal (I.e. sloppy joes, egg rolls, tacos...). The only thing better than the variety and the quality of the food is the man who makes it--Mr. LB! He is the nicest man and so accommodating. I was part of a large group who insisted on sitting together all the time. Mr. LB allowed us to move tables and chairs and never told us to turn the volume down despite the fact that we were very loud at times. He went as far as to bake cookies for our group...twice!!
If I had to sum up the Staybridge in a few words...clean, accommodating, and welcoming. As home-sick as I was feeling, the staff really made me feel better. I hope I have the opportunity to come back soon. Thank you Staybridge staff!!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBSMemphisEast, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Memphis - Poplar Ave East, responded to this review, September 16, 2011
WOW! What a wonderful review. I'm happy our team pulled together to make your stay exceptional. We all take pride in guest service and it is always a pleasure to hear we succeeded. Thank you for being our guest for the two weeks you were here. I will most definitely pass your comments along to the entire team. It means a great deal to them to know that our guests appeciate the hard work they do on a daily basis for you. You are why we are here, and we hope to do nothing more than improve our service each and every day. Thank you again for taking the time out of your day to let us know what you think. Best regards and please come back to visit us again soon. Bob Cox, General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

I stayed here two nights in July of 2011 for business. My room was pretty nice. Room seemed to be updated and somewhat new looking. Only two concerns was this hotel allows pets and since I was there in the summer months there seemed to be a lot of vacationers in the hotel and lots of big dogs. I would think there would be a size limit on dogs but I saw numerous large dogs in the hallways on leashes. My other concern is the parking. There are two restaurants on either side of the hotel. One restaurant seemed to be closed yet they had numerous signs stating you could not park in their parking lot that you would be towed. The other restaurant filled quickly in the evenings and their parking seemed to over flow to the limited parking at the Staybridge. That was my only two complaints.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SBSMemphisEast, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Memphis - Poplar Ave East, responded to this review, August 4, 2011
We really appreciate the review of your stay in July. Being located in the heart of an office complex, our parking can be a challenge at times and, unfortunately we have little control over it. We are pet friendly and we do have a size limit on our 4 legged friends of 50 pounds. I hope they weren't too much of an inconenience for you. We normally don't have too many in house at the same time, but, the summer vacation season may have had something to do with it. Other than that, I am happy that you like our hotel and hope that you will come back and try us again when you're back in Memphis. Thanks for taking your time to review our hotel. Your comments mean so much. Best regards, Bob Cox, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Was in Memphis for training and was booked at the Staybridge with others from our training class.

The suites were extremely clean and neat.
The staff was extremely accomodating.

We are all hoping that when we go back for our next training that we are able to stay at the Staybridge.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBSMemphisEast, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Memphis - Poplar Ave East, responded to this review, August 2, 2011
Thank you so much for making the time to review your stay with us. We are all thrilled that your training was successful, and that you enjoyed your time with us. We do look forward to having you return and we would love for you to come spend some time to just relax and enjoy our city. Thank you again for taking the time to tell us about your stay. Best regards, Bob Cox, General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

We recently stayed in this hotel when I was attending a conference at The Hilton Memphis and it was full. I was reluctant to try this property, but was desperate. The staff member at the front desk was very helpful upon check-in. However, many of the guests appeared never to have stayed at a hotel before as they were loud and obnoxious in the common areas. We did get a good night's rest, despite the loud air conditioning unit right beside the bed, but after a while it was like white noise. The linens and furniture were much, much nicer than I expected.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBSMemphisEast, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Memphis - Poplar Ave East, responded to this review, July 25, 2011
We're happy you were pleased with your option to stay with us. I apologize for the unruly people in our lobby. I'm not sure who it could have been, as most of our visitors are seasoned corporate travelers. We are glad you were able to get a good nights rest however, and we hope you will chose to stay with us again when you are back in Memphis. We'll try to calm the crowds on your next visit!! Thank you again. Best regards, Bob Cox, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

Let's begin with the fact that I'm 60 & very picky. We were traveling with a pet, so Staybridge was on our short-list of hotels in Memphis that didn't break the bank. The price was right, and it was in a safe location. 2 primary musts. Our suite was excellent. LR/kitchen combo (full size fridge, all necessities furnished, flat-screen TV. Bedroom had king bed - very comfortable. Bath was dual room - vanity area/closet and then toilet/tub/shower. Showerhead was to die for.

Once in our room, there was absolutely no outside noise. With this being a pet-friendly hotel, you would never had guessed there was an animal on the premise. Rooms must be very sound-proofed, because we heard no hall noise, or nothing from rooms above. Like a private apt.

The bathroom vent fan didn't work and my DH mentioned it to the desk clerk the 1st morning there. Within an hour, the maintenance man was knocking on our door to replace it. I was shocked!

Breakfast buffet was adequate for a good start to the day. Appetizers (meatballs, nachos, etc) were provided in the evenings, along with beverages. Fitness room had every type of equipment imaginable. Outdoor pool was also secure.

Great experience. Wish all hotels/motels would follow their lead.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBSMemphisEast, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Memphis - Poplar Ave East, responded to this review, July 13, 2011
We are all thrilled to hear that your stay was so nice. We strive daily to give our guests a great experience, and it is always nice when you take your valuable time to let us know how we did. As a pet owner I agree that the pet friendly options are few and far between when traveling and it is our honor to be one of the few that welcomes our pet friends. Thanks again and we look forward to having you as our guest the next time you are in Memphis. Regards, Bob Cox, General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011 via mobile

Kitchen ran out of breakfast and evening reception items twice during my short stay; and lobby coffee was empty twice. Kitchen staff was apologetic and attentive, but clearly lacked the resources they needed. There was no salad offered during the evening reception - something that business travelers who frequent the Staybridge chain depend on for a healthy, balanced road meal. However; front desk staff was excellent iin their efficiency and attentiveness, room & property were clean and well-maintained, and hotel is in a nice office-park area. This property had the best price in the area for hotels in this class when I booked. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBSMemphisEast, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Memphis - Poplar Ave East, responded to this review, July 8, 2011
Thank you for letting us know of the concerns in our Food & Beverage Department. I will address your issues immediately to ensure it doesn't happen again. I certainly don't want to sound like I'm making excuses, but, if your stay was within the past couple of weeks I'm sure you noticed an "ample" supply of children in the hotel. This was due to a city wide AAU tournament and, as kids will always do, they each ate enough for 10 adults. I do apologize though, and will make sure there is always plenty out for all our guests. I can't imagine why no salad was on the line for the Sundowner reception as this is always a staple for us. I sincerely thank you for taking your time to let us know about your stay, and we hope to see you again on your next visit to our area. Best regards, Bob Cox, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

In town two weekends in a row to see my daughter perform in a musical at the University of Memphis. Had over 30 friends that traveled to Memphis as well over the 6 performance nights and we all stayed here. The staff at the hotel was extremely friendly and the accomodations were fabulous. Great value for what you get. She has two more years to go in school and will only stay here from now on.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBSMemphisEast, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Memphis - Poplar Ave East, responded to this review, June 24, 2011
It was a pleasure meeting you and your guests while you were here in Memphis. It was a privilege for us to be your host while you were here. My team and I look forward to being your family while you visit your daughter while she is here pursuing her degree. Thank you for your fantastic comments. We'll see you soon. Best regards, Bob Cox, General Manager.
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Address: 1070 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120 (Formerly Hawthorn Suites)
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Memphis
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Memphis
#7 Romantic Hotel in Memphis
#8 Business Hotel in Memphis
#9 Best Value Hotel in Memphis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Staybridge Suites Memphis - Poplar Ave East 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to East Memphis's finest all suite hotel! Our 100% smoke free Staybridge Suites takes pride in our great service and convenient location! Just a short drive from the airport, downtown Memphis, FedEx Forum, Beale Street, Graceland, University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers College and all Memphis attractions. We are conveniently situated off Poplar Avenue and I-240 in the heart of East Memphis business corridor. Our location provides easy access to all major highways including I-240, I-40 and I-55. Within minutes of the hotel you can enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment options. Our primary goal is to make you comfortable, and we start with 114 tastefully designed suites and guestrooms. Each suite is complete with a coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, two telephones with two lines, pullout sofa sleeper and two televisions with cable. We offer wireless high-speed Internet access in all guestrooms and meeting rooms. Start your day with our complimentary deluxe hot breakfast buffet and relax with our Tuesday-Thursday evening Social and enjoy a complimentary beer or glass of wine. Work off the stress of a busy day in our exercise room, seasonal outdoor swimming pool or hot tub. Your pet is welcome to join you for a nominal non-refundable fee. Business and airport shuttle service are provided free of charge, daily from 7AM-10PM. All this, plus earn points or miles with Priority Club. ... more   less 
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