I've wanted to stay at The Peabody every since I was little and heard about a hotel where ducks march into a fountain in the lobby. So when I decided it was time to make the pilgrimage to Graceland, there was no other choice but The Peabody. I got a little concerned with some of the reviews on Trip Advisor. I needn't have been.
I went before the renovations and kept reading about noise issues, so I called the guest services manager to see if he could recommend a room that would quieter than others. He very kindly upgraded me to an Executive King Suite. The room was absolutely lovely, quite spacious and very quiet. Even the bathroom was gorgeous and I loved the little touches like the duck-shaped soap. The room also comes with a refrigerator.
Returning from hot days of sightseeing it was so nice to have such a beautiful hotel and room to return to. The lobby of the Peabody just blew me away, so stunning. A great place to sit and have a drink while listening to the piano player. There are also some stores in the hotel. One was even the late king's tailor of choice.
There is also a number of rooftop parties. Our first night was 4th of July and we could see competing firework displays from the roof of the hotel. The next few nights there were cocktails on the roof and our final night there was a big blow out party, free to hotel guests, which included a meal, live band outside and DJ inside. The parties attract mostly 20 and 30 somethings, but all ages are represented.
If you are traveling with a child I strongly suggest splurging to make him/her the duck master for a march. I glimpsed (through the massive crowds at duck time) the faces of the honored children, and you wouldn't believe how happy and proud they looked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic, luxury hotel located in downtown Memphis, TN, known for its famous marching mallards, The Peabody Ducks. Located just two blocks from the world-famous Beale Street entertainment district, Peabody Place, Memphis Museum of Rock & Soul, FedEx Forum and Autozone Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Peabody Memphis Hotel Memphis
- Peabody Hotel Memphis
- Memphis Peabody Hotel
- Hotel Memphis Peabody Tn