We were a little hesitant because of some of the reviews, and because we don't know the area well and were afraid it was too far out on the fringes of the downtown/Beale street area. But, at $60 per night, it easily beat out any other downtown hotel, so we took a chance on it - and I'm so glad we did. Yeah, it's not the Ritz, but it's very clean and the service can't be beat, and it's within walking distance of everything.
OK, some brief cons:
-No coffeemaker in the room. However, there is free coffee in the front lobby.
-Hot water took a little while to get started - shower was fine, but the sink tap didn't seem to heat up.
-As someone else mentioned, wireless was spotty, kind of went in and out. Still free, though.
-Very close to downtown, just a short walk. We were looking for dinner at 8:30 on a Wednesday, and the woman at the front desk assured us that we'd be safe walking toward downtown - she said she did it every night alone, and that there are cops everywhere downtown anyway. Sure, we got harassed for money, but that happened everywhere that tourists were, and not especially near the hotel.
-The front desk people are super friendly and accommodating. In the morning, we were preparing to check out at 11 when we realized that the ducks would be marching at the Peabody hotel just two blocks away. The woman at the front desk was kind enough to allow us to continue storing our stuff in the room for an extra hour, just so that we could go see them. (Alternatively, they let you store stuff in the office for five dollars.)
I'm really glad we took a chance. We will definitely stay there again the next time we're in Memphis...and hey, if ambience is what you're looking for in a hotel, just walk down to the Peabody, get a drink and watch those ducks go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kings Court Motel is a newly renovated motel located just right around the corner from Beale Street and just right in front of the Red Bird's Stadium (Baseball). Also the Fed Ex Forum is just located around the corner from us. Elvis Presley's House is only 15 min away driving distance and Sun Studious is only 5 min away walking distance which they give a free shuttle ride to Elvis Presley’s house to Graceland. We also pick up our guests from the Memphis Airport, with one-week advance notice. ... more less
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