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“Good location, renovations under way”

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Holiday Inn Select Memphis - Downtown (Beale Street)
Ranked #30 of 138 Hotels in Memphis
Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place definitely has the location going for it. It's no more than a 10-12 minute walk to any of the downtown attractions: Mud Island, Civil Rights Museum, Rock and Soul Museum, Gibson Factory, Beale Street, etc. Pretty much the only things you can't walk to are Graceland, the Stax museum, or the Pink Palace, however their parking garage allows unlimited in/out. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, and some will even deliver to your room.

The hotel was undergoing renovations while I was there, but they weren't intrusive. The elevator from the garage was being renovated, but they did offer luggage assistance and transportation to the lobby if necessary. My room was recently renovated, with brand new furniture, and a fridge and microwave. There was also a brand new spacious shower (no tub, if you care about that sort of thing).

Like nearly all downtown hotels, breakfast is not included, but there's a coffee shop in the building, and plenty of options a short walk away. I stayed here midweek in the off-season, so it was a good value for the money. Based on reviews here, it seems like at certain times, it can cost in excess of $200, and I'd definitely consider that overpriced, even with the renovations, but otherwise it was fine.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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DOSHIDowntown, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Select Memphis - Downtown (Beale Street), responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel with us and with others. It sounds like you enjoyed our accommodations, as well as our location inh the heart of downtown Memphis. I am glad to hear that you were not disturbed by any ongoing renovation processes, and to hear that you liked the renovations pertaining to your particular room. It sounds like you had one of the rooms with the new walk-in showers. While many guests love them, it is important to note that we do have rooms with tub/shower combinations for guests who prefer them. I am happy to hear that you were able to visit our new coffee shop, and hope you enoyed the selection of hot or cold coffees, teas, and lattes offered there. Again, I want to thank you for reviewing our hotel. The opinions of our guests are very valuable to us as it helps us to know which areas we are successful in as well as which areas need improvement. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to welcome you to our hotel again in the near future.

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Warning notices in hotel about refurbishment. My room on 14th floor had already been redecorated and was very clean and comfortable. No tub in bathroom but walk in shower. Staff friendly and helpful. Right opposite the Peabody and a couple of blocks from Beale Street. Pity about Peabody Place Mall being closed. Downtown area seems pretty deserted at times - apart from Beale Street.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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DOSHIDowntown, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Select Memphis - Downtown (Beale Street), responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2014

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I'm glad you liked your renovated room. It is important to note that not all of our rooms have a walk-in shower. Some of our rooms have a tub/shower combination for those guests who prefer it. I'm sorry you found downtown to be deserted at times. Our front desk staff is very knowledgable and willing to help you find something to do on your visit. With so many museums, restaurants, and events within walking distance, there is never a shortage of things to do in downtown Memphis. I hope you enjoyed your stay overall, and want to thank you again for your comments and for staying with us.

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

It is a older hotel and is under construction a little, ice machines were hard to find a working one. Coffee in room but not in lobby. Pool is outside. Rooms were OK, TV OK. We used a coupon (ones that you find in the rest stops )that reduced the cost a lot. The location is perfect, across the street from the Peabody hotel so you can see the famous ducks. Parking was additional. Beale street is a block and 1/2 away. Not to noisy. Peabody hotel blocks a lot of the noise. All tours will pick up at the hotel. There is a Denny's 25 feet away from the hotel for food.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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DOSHIDowntown, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Select Memphis - Downtown (Beale Street), responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2014

Thank you so much for your comments. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay at our hotel as well as your overall experience in downtown Memphis. While it is true that we don't have coffee in the lobby, we do have a new coffee shop located just off the lobby called the Coffee Corner which features hot/cold coffees, teas, and lattes as well as grab-and-go snack items and souveniers. Our restaurant, Russwood Park Bar & Grill, is also located just off the lobby and offers a wide menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Thank you again for sharing your expereince with us. We value the opinions of our guests, and we appreciate that you took the time to share yours.

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Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Hi we stayed here for one night while touring the states and wanted to stay near everything so we chose the holiday inn which is an excellent location for Beale st (great night out) room was acceptable and location great but to expensive for what it is as cost $212 for the one night. But it's up to you if your willing to pay.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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DOSHIDowntown, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Select Memphis - Downtown (Beale Street), responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2014

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to take advantage of the convenience of our location in the center of all the action downtown. I'm sorry that you do not feel our accommodations are worth the price. The month of May is one of the busiest times in Memphis due to Memphis in May festivities, and we feel that our prices are very competitive with other hotels in the area. We hope you had a wonderful time while staying in Memphis, and we hope you will return in the near future! Thanks for staying with us!

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Reviewed May 9, 2014

Perfect location for enjoying Beale Street. Only stayed 1 night, but could not have asked for more. Yes, they are still undergoing renovations, but our room was completed and very nice, as was the lobby. Parking is a bit crowded, but we arrived early, so all was fine. Would definitely stay again. Staff were very friendly and courteous.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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DOSHIDowntown, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Select Memphis - Downtown (Beale Street), responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2014

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and with others! It sounds like you really enjoyed your stay with us. We are so delighted to hear that you liked our hotel and found our staff to be helpful and friendly. We look forward to your return to Memphis, and hope you will allow us to serve you at our hotel again! Thank you for staying with us!

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Reviewed May 5, 2014

I love staying at this motel - across the street from the Peabody, around the corner from the Rendezvous Restaurant and just two blocks away from the jumping/hopping places along Beale Street. Go across the street to see the duck march at the Peabody at 5:00 pm (mezzanine spots are the best), have some delicious ribs at the Rendezvous and then go party the evening away on Beale Street. They have upgraded the rooms with wonderfully comfortable beds. Staff is excellent! The price, especially considering location, can't be beat.

Room Tip: Try and get a high floor room facing the Peabody Hotel.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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DOSHIDowntown, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Select Memphis - Downtown (Beale Street), responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to take advantage of our convenient downtown location. We value all of our guests’ feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Thank you for staying with us!

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

We visit Memphis several times a year. We always try to stay at this hotel. The location cannot be beat. We always find the staff friendly and willing to answer questions or offer up suggestions. We pay a reasonable parking fee to keep our vehicle safely off the street for our stay. This location allows us to walk to our preferred destinations. Some construction work has been going on and once in a while there is some noise close by.

Room Tip: Try a room on the upper floors with a city view. It is interesting.
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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DOSHIDowntown, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Select Memphis - Downtown (Beale Street), responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and we were able to meet your expectations. I hope your stay was not disrupted by our renovation process, and we appreciate your patience with us. Thank you for staying with us and for your comments. We value all of our guests’ feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Address: 160 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2618
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Memphis
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #30 of 138 Hotels in Memphis
Price Range: $160 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Select Memphis - Downtown (Beale Street) 3*
Number of rooms: 190
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take a video tour of this hotel!The Holiday Inn Select Hotel-Memphis is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Memphis, directly across the street from the famous Peabody Hotel and within walking distance of Beale Street, The NBA FedEx Arena, Peabody Place (Shops, Restaurants, and Starbucks Coffee) Mud Island, the Cook Convention Center, the Pyramid, Orpheum Theater, Autozone Ball Park 'Home of the Memphis Redbirds,' the Rock-n-Soul Museum, the Gibson Guitar Plant and many popular downtown restaurants and shops. Adjacent to the Rendezvous Restaurant. Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms and meeting space. ... more   less 
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