I must be honest, I'm bemused, given the great reviews this hotel gets!
It's not too bad overall, but it's not as good as I expected it to be (perhaps my expectations were over-inflated by all the reviews)
The good bits first:
*The staff are friendly enough, but nothing spectacular.
*Breakfast is included in the rate, and if you just want cereal, waffle or baguel, it's ok.
*The rooms are of a good size, and resonably modern
*So overall, it does the job
*Plus, the bed is comfortable enough
But then there are downsides that take the edge off for me:
*The room we have has a pretty old and grubby bathroom. It's doesn't look or feel clean, although to be fair I think it's probably cleaner than it looks.
*The location isn't ideal, being a 5-10 min walk from the centre of the action. This is fine in the daylight, but it feels quite intimidating at night. You can take a tram/trolley from the back of the hotel, but this still means a short dark walk.
*There is an odd 'mechanical' smell around the elavators, which look tired and old. This doesn't give me huge confidence, but I'ms sure they're OK. The smell was enough one morning to wake us up!
*Old and noisy aircon in the rooms (although it is effective)
*If, like us, you get a room with an adjoining door, you can hear every word from your neighbours (more than you'd normally expect with such adjoining rooms).
So my summary for this place is 'OK, does the job, but not as well as I'd have hoped for'.
p.s. Went to the Peabody hotel, and despite some dubious reviews on here it looks pretty spot on to me in the atrium area (although obviously I couldn't see any of the rooms). On this admittedly small snashot of this hotel, I'd pay a little more and stay here if I ever came back to Memphis, no question!
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- High rise w/outdoor rooftop pool, covered parking, fitness centre - Downtown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Downtown Hotel Memphis
- Comfort Inn Memphis
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