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Memorylane Inn & Suites
Ranked #82 of 136 Hotels in Memphis
Saginaw, MI
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6 reviews
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“Great Room for the Price”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

I really liked the gated entry into the hotel it made me feel secure in this neighborhood. You would think that the neighborhood would be more upper class with Graceland being only two blocks down the street. This was my second trip to Memphis and I sure don't remember it being like this the last time I was there. The last time I was there was about 30+ years ago and I sure don't recall the area being that bad. OK, back to the hotel, I would recommend this hotel as the price was reasonable and the rooms are very large and seemed very clean. I usually stay at Holiday Inn's and we all know how nice they are however, this was good for the money. The staff was friendly. They do accommodate for dogs however, they charge $25.00 a day. In regards to their free breakfast if you want any of it you better get there before 9:00 a.m., I think it was 6:00 am to 9:00 am and they clean up at 8:50 am. Not much to choose from two different dried cereals, fresh fruit must of been gone as I didn't see any. I also can say I really like the water pressure in the shower, however, the towels were not that great. All in all this is a good place to stay for the price unless you are really looking for the upper class hotel and cost. I did not get a chance to swim in the pool however, I can say it looked clean and it was small. The room I had looked like it had recently been remodel as the carpet looked very new. I also like the large flat screen TV on the wall. I am a smoker and was surprised to get a smoking room, as I thought you could no longer smoke in hotels. All in all a good place to stay for the price.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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bangor N.I.
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

We arrived after along drive from Atlanta and were tired. We looked like we were in the wrong side of town and were impressed by the electric gates. We took a room which was ok and functional the breakfast was dire but the staff allowed us to leave the car there while we went to graceland a saving of $10 which was appreciated. Not a great hotel but it was ok

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2011

For the area, this is an ok hotel. The rooms were very large though old and in need of work, i.e. paint and remodeling. Hotel was dog friendly, though they charge by the day and it seems a bit expensive if you stay for more than one day. Graceland is a couple of blocks away. BUT, this is not the nicest part of Memphis, though the hotel certainly seems secure. A few blocks north, on Brooks, not nice at all. Staff was friendly and its an ok stay if you are going to Graceland and that's why you are there.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2011

Ok, so this place is close to Graceland, plus .. has a decent pool, plus .. the room was big, plus ... rate was reasonable, plus.

Sheets were not very clean looking, double minus ... bed was not comfy, minus .. outside our door had a smell of curry and pee, minus ... front desk lady did not have very good customer service skills (not rude, just not coming across as happy to see customers), minus.

Overall not a terrible experience, but having to sleep fully clothed because the sheets left you wondering if they had been washed left an overall negative impression .. will not stay here nor suggest staying here to anyone we know or anyone taking the time to read this review.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

The hotel room we has was clean and the bulding is gated but the staff is very rude and will nickel and dime you for everything. First I called and asked if there were any rooms available and was told there where and it was $65 a night. When we arrived I asked the night worker for a two bed room and he said they were sold out. When I told him we would just keep looking he magically found a double bed room. Then I was told the room was $85, even though I had just called. They charge $5 to use thier computer in the lobby and $25 per pet. The fruit for the breakfast was old and there are signs everywhere stating you can not take the food out of the lobby. The beds are very hard and the pool is small. There are plenty of hotels in the area so I would skip this one.

  • Stayed August 2011
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cortez, colorado
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

This was without a doubt the worst hotel we've experienced in many, many years of traveling! I wish I would have checked tripadvisor before we checked in because it's obvious several others had terrible experiences as well. On first impression the room looked fair but we quickly found out that the bedspreads on both beds had large holes in them and there were what appeared to be blood stains on the sheets! We went back to the front desk and asked for an immediate refund but were refused. I told him to keep the money and we went down the road and stayed at the Heartbreak Hotel which was more expensive but a very nice room. Take our advice and don't stay at the Scottish Inn near Graceland.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2011

Scottish Inn and Suites was recommened to me for ease of access to Graceland...or so it was thought.

Wanting to stay a week for Elvis Week so I call the hotel and inquire about a room. "plenty to choose from". So I went to their site to select a room and booked a 'guaranteed' reservation using my credit card. This was early 2011. After I booked they had 9 rooms left.

Less than 2 months before my arrival date they call to tell me they are giving my room away to someone else. They have people willing to pay for more nights if they can get a room there....so they are kicking people out of their reservations to accomodate those who are willing to spend more....so it appears.

Corporate was contacted who spoke with the local hotel.... which fed them bull about being booked solid all along. (yeah, right) Corporate requests no evidence of such and simply tells me to look elsewhere.

Don't plan a trip to Graceland thinking you have a room here even if you have an email confirmation with a 'guarantee' reservation.

They can, and will kick you out if someone is willing to pay more.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Memorylane Inn & Suites

Property: Memorylane Inn & Suites
Address: 3524 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38116 (Formerly Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Memphis)
Location: United States > Tennessee > Memphis
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #82 of 136 Hotels in Memphis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Memorylane Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy an easy stop on the road at the Memorylane Inn & Suites hotel in Memphis, TN near the Memphis International Airport, Graceland and the Memphis Cook Convention Center.Students and their families can visit the University of Memphis, and art aficionados can admire great works at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.While you are searching for pet-friendly hotels near Memphis International Airport, look no further than this discount hotel in Memphis. Business travelers appreciate our business center, which features copy and fax services. We invite you to relax in your guest room, which features a microwave, coffee maker, TV, hair dryer, iron,refrigerator and ironing board. Some rooms also feature a sofa sleeper and whirlpool. Memorylane hotels simplify travel. Experience the combination of friendly service, cozy accommodations and affordable rates at the Memorylane Inn & Suites hotel in Memphis, TN. We look forward to hosting you - reserve your room today! ... more   less 
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