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“Gorgeous bit of luxury” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Peabody Memphis

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The Peabody Memphis
Ranked #5 of 136 Hotels in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Kent, UK
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Gorgeous bit of luxury”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2006

I loved my stay at the Peabody - I felt that I was staying in luxury but didn't feel intimidated by it.
Everyone there was courteous and friendly, the rooms were well kept and looked after and the atmosphere was both fun and friendly.
I thoroughly recommend it!!

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Franklin, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2006

Our complaint about the Peabody is that Thursday night is rooftop band night. As soon as we checked into our room on the fifth floor we heard the bumbumbum of the drums and then the wail of the rooftop band that apparently blasts away every Thursday night. The window sill was literally vibrating. Yes, we were gone to dinner for a couple of hours as the band was playing but when we got back to our room at 9:30 we still had to hear it. The fact is, and as I complained to the desk clerk, if I were producing that kind of noise from my room, they would ask me to turn it down. We were told "it was tradition." So what? I want a quiet room. I don't think that's too much to ask. The Hampton Inn, with its 100% guarantee, wouldn't have made me pay for that.

Also, the elevators are slow, and several were out of order.

Stayed April 2006
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Bristol
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2006

The Peabody was a great disappointment, you do not get the service for which you pay, the rooms are small particulary the bathroom, we were unable to view the famous duck parade as 30 minutes prior to the parade the Hotel Lobby floods with coach parties, who completely obscure the whole event.
The staff are most unfriendly and consider there own importance greater than their overcharged guests

Stayed September 2005
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Madison Al
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2006

The Peabody is a nice hotel but not a world class hotel by any means. No robes or turn down service, parking very inconvenient and not even an inroom coffee maker. They should have a least an all night coffee shop or dinner.
The lobby lounge was very nice and the walk of the ducks added a special touch.
The walls are very thin, we could hear every word from the family next door. The hotel was very clean but the sercive was just ok.
It also seems to squeeze every extra dollar from its guest. A $9.00 extra hotel fee for morning paper and pool useage even if you do not use the pool plus a $16.00 a day parking charge.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2006

I was very dissapointed with the Peabody. I was expecting a high class hotel and that is not what I got. The carpet in my room was filthy as I could see from walking around in my socks. Any attempts to call the front desk were met with a phone that just rang and rang with no answer. We could never see the duck parade as it was way too crowded. One day our room was never cleaned and when we called we were told everyone had gone home! Most of the restaraunts were very over priced.

On the upside, the Thanksgiving champagne brunch was good as was our server. The hotel lobby bar was a lot of fun as well. The doormen/women were friendly and provided good service.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Memphis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2006

As a native Memphian, I have attended many functions at the Peabody, and I have generally been underwhelmed by the quality of the service and general attitude of the staff. Now, having stayed overnight, I can attest that the rooms are substandard, like the service. The rooms are very small, especially the bathrooms, and, although the rooms have been renovated recently, the quality of the furnishings is not what you expect for the going rate for this hotel.
The Madison Hotel is a boutique hotel just around the corner from the Peabody, and their rooms and service put the Peabody to shame. The decor in the common areas is art deco and very nice. Also, the hotel restaurant at the Madison is highly rated.
Other hotels to consider downtown are the Marriott Residence Inn, which has a great art deco theme like the Madison, and Talbot Heirs, which is like a B&B in a renovated building, with each room a different decor and floor plan.
Downtown bistro restaurants are McEwens, Lolo's Table, and Stellas. They are all very nice, and the bar at Lolo's is a favorite with our downtown office.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2006

The Peabody is a classy hotel that is also more expensive than other's in the area. I did not see any specials on-line so I called to get a $235 a night rate. We stayed the first night of our stay just to experience it. When checking in they gave us the Concergie floor but we didn't find it extra special. The next nights we stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites. The lobby, fountain, bar and decor are very nice. The employees treat you as a guest and are very quick to say Hello or Welcome. The rooms are ok, but the bed was Extremely comfortable. It was like sleeping on a cloud. At night we also returned to our room to find a surprise plate with chocolates next to our bed. If other hotels paid attention to just greeting you and the little things they would be just as nice. The newspaper was also delivered in a cloth bag on our door instead of just dropped. If you don't want to pay the price of the Peabody you would get just as much out of the visit by having a cockatail (or more) in the lobby bar and watching the ducks coming at 11am or leaving at 5pm. It is made into a show and is cute to see. Also, take the elevator to the floor where the ducks live. It is also a nice view. If we stayed again we would walk over for a visit and cocktails. We saved over $55 a night staying at the Hampton and even had a kitchen, livingroom, balcony, bedroom and bath. The Peabody is a nice hotel to visit!

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Peabody Memphis
Address: 149 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Location: United States > Tennessee > Memphis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Memphis
#3 Romantic Hotel in Memphis
#3 Family Hotel in Memphis
#6 Business Hotel in Memphis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Peabody Memphis 4.5*
Number of rooms: 464
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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