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Posted: 12/26/2012 5:27:03 PM EDT
My family and I are going to Memphis tomorrow, and leaving Sunday, so 2 full days, plus tomorrow evening.

What is a good area of town to stay in? Does anyone have any specific hotel (around 100 dollars a room) recommendations?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:28:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 5:29:11 PM EDT by edcurtis]
Originally Posted By caskalefan:
My family and I are going to Memphis tomorrow, and leaving Sunday, so 2 full days, plus tomorrow evening.

What is a good area of town to stay in? Does anyone have any specific hotel (around 100 dollars a room) recommendations?

Thanks!


I suggest not coming here... hah

Also recommend staying a few miles south in Southaven.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:29:17 PM EDT
Yikes, $100 a room, huh?

Well, for what its worth that hotel with the marching duck is class A.

Anything other than that I can't personally vouche for
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:29:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By edcurtis:
Originally Posted By caskalefan:
My family and I are going to Memphis tomorrow, and leaving Sunday, so 2 full days, plus tomorrow evening.

What is a good area of town to stay in? Does anyone have any specific hotel (around 100 dollars a room) recommendations?

Thanks!


I suggest not coming here... hah

Also recommend staying a few miles south in Southaven.


Inside a combat loaded MRAP
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:30:08 PM EDT
Far from where they always film "The First 48"
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:30:49 PM EDT
Orange Mound is a really nice area.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:30:51 PM EDT
Westin Downtown is nice .. if you're staying downtown
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:31:52 PM EDT
Is "Knoxville" an option to stay in?
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:33:03 PM EDT
Where are you planning on spending your time? Downtown / Beale? Planning on drinking or just seeing the sights?

Whatever it is, get your hotel FAR AWAY from Elvis Presley Blvd / Graceland. Honestly a very rough area.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:33:04 PM EDT
Find a place to stay at 5th and main.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:33:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 5:34:41 PM EDT by FMD]
Originally Posted By caskalefan:
What is a good area of town to stay in?


Nashville.

Crap. CarbineDad beat me to it, and with a better option.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:34:30 PM EDT
FInd a hotel in a very very expensive part of town then don't leave the hotel!
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:35:08 PM EDT
Just spending the time to visit downtown, the sights, beale street, etc. BBQ of course and a craft beer bar as well.

We can spend more for the room than 100, probably not more than 150 a night though.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:35:31 PM EDT
Corner of Park and Getwell?
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:36:07 PM EDT
But you have to visit Voodoo village.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:36:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HKHamartia:
Corner of Park and Getwell?

Excellent choice.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:37:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By helmutlent:
Orange Mound is a really nice area.


And if all the fine establishments there are booked up for the hour when you try to check in, head on over to Danny Thomas Blvd and try your luck there. I'd suggest getting there before dark.




OP, seriously, Memphis really sucks.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:38:37 PM EDT
Tunica?
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:39:46 PM EDT
OP do you notice a trend here in your thread? Most of the people commenting DONT live there any more, and for good reason.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:39:59 PM EDT
$100 huh, that should get ya a hooker,room and a rock or two..
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:40:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By caskalefan:
Just spending the time to visit downtown, the sights, beale street, etc. BBQ of course and a craft beer bar as well.

We can spend more for the room than 100, probably not more than 150 a night though.


Drury Inn in Southaven is around $60-70 and right on I-55. Much safer area too.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:41:11 PM EDT
OP- if you don't mind a 15min drive, stay in Cordova. The Hampton can be had for 109 ish a night.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:46:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By caskalefan:
Just spending the time to visit downtown, the sights, beale street, etc. BBQ of course and a craft beer bar as well.

We can spend more for the room than 100, probably not more than 150 a night though.

Then in tat case: depening on the size of your family and the flexibility of your budget, I'd recommend looking into the Talbot Heirs Guesthouse (google it). Different then the "hotel" experience, within 'stumbling' distance of Beale (i.e. you're not wandering around downown after dark), and starting at prices not too much higher than downtown hotels.

Little 'hidden gem' we have.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:46:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HKHamartia:
OP- if you don't mind a 15min drive, stay in Cordova. The Hampton can be had for 109 ish a night.


ah, Cordova!



Rich, Corinthian leather!

Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:47:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:48:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:51:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 5:54:25 PM EDT by stpeteaustin]
Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
Tunica?


Get a room at a casino in Tunica and drive up there for the day

The Harrahs has rooms $268 for three nights

Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:51:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HKHamartia:
OP- if you don't mind a 15min drive, stay in Cordova. The Hampton can be had for 109 ish a night.


I've stayed in that one before when I just did a night away from thing. Not too bad but Memphis?!?! Whhhhy

I guess since it's cold it may be the time to visit. Summer I wouldn't do it.

OP as others have said don't stay near Graceland
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:51:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 5:52:08 PM EDT by arowneragain]
If you absolutely *must* stay in Memphis, try for a room at the Peabody. You can hang out in the hotel bar, watch the ducks go to roost at 5PM, walk across the street and eat BBQ ribs at the rendezvous one night and walk out back behind the Peabody and eat at the brazilian steakhouse the next night. I forget its name.

Anyway, seriously, Memphis isn't exactly a premier vacation spot.

Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:52:11 PM EDT
OP, seriously, Memphis really sucks.


Seriously.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:52:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 6:05:41 PM EDT by BlackRifle76]
Chelsea Avenue and Standridge (google streetview)

Beautiful area, it's the pinnacle of African American culture in Memphis.

Drive through and take a look.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:53:27 PM EDT
Ugh, I went there for a weekend because my buddy got married at Graceland and I was in the wedding.

I honestly can't recall exactly where I stayed, but Memphis is one of the few cities I've been to that I didn't feel safe at all. Even with a CCW.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:53:37 PM EDT
Srsly, OP get a cabin in Gatlinburg and just commute for the trip to Memphis.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:53:41 PM EDT
But he REALLY, REALLY wants to visit Graceland....

I highly recommend going to the Krispy Kreme factory on 51/Elvis Presley.

HOT DONUTS! WHO WANTS ONE!

Oh my damn, the way they melt in your mouth.... Fresh off the machine... mmmmmm diabetes.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:53:43 PM EDT
I've never lived there, so I'd listen to the folks that do.

I've driven or ridden thru dozens of times. I've spent the night in the area twice, and both times stayed in Germantown, then went in to Memphis to see what I wanted to see.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:55:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:56:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 5:58:29 PM EDT by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:58:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 5:59:09 PM EDT by BlackRifle76]
Seriously though OP.

You'd better be armed.

I believe Memphis is more dangerous than Detroit. Might even be Americas most dangerous city.

Don't stay there.


Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:00:16 PM EDT
Anywhere with high walls and bullet proof glass.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:00:24 PM EDT
It's winter, most of the local species are practically in hibernation. Typically, if it's cheap, it's not in a good area.

Actually the Hampton Inn off of Beale is really nice. Not sure on the pricing. Don't go out on Beale Sat night.

There is Rendezvous, Central, and Gus' all within a 2 min drive from there.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:01:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LaRue_Tactical:
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Is "Knoxville" an option to stay in?


I was thinking Crossville ...


Dad told me a funny story about Crossville.

They used to be so kind as to escort "out-of-towners" out of town, by nightfall


Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:02:03 PM EDT
OP. As a Tennessean let me tell you what I heard in my head when I read your question.

"Where is a good place I can stay in Detroit for $100 a night?"


Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:02:14 PM EDT
Get some Pork BBQ while you're there.

Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:02:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 6:02:44 PM EDT by LaRue_Tactical]
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:03:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:04:24 PM EDT
When I drive through Memphis, 2-4 times a year, I always have a gun in my hand. Not in the seat, not in my lap, unholstered, spare mag on the console and my Glock in my hand. Fuck that place.

A company I used to work for had an office in Memphis that I went to twice. They found a dead body in the empty lot behind the office. They had a guard dog service drop dogs off every evening and had razor wire inside and outside the building. No female could be at the office by herself. Someone stole the wheels off of one of the office worker's cars and left a note demanding $200 for return of the wheels. She went to the bank, got the cash, left it under the wiper blade and had her wheels back 30 minutes later.

I never took my gun off unless I was in the shower or asleep.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:05:19 PM EDT
T1G has bunks and nice security.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:06:02 PM EDT
Stay at a Candlewood Suites in Olive Branch Mississippi. Drive into town to do the tourist crap. Eat lunch at Interstate BBQ on 3rd street. Do not go there at night.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:07:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:09:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EXCATM76:
Stay at a Candlewood Suites in Olive Branch Mississippi. Drive into town to do the tourist crap. Eat lunch at Interstate BBQ on 3rd street. Do not go there at night.


Also Memphis BBQ Co off of Goodman/55 is really good too.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:09:18 PM EDT
I'll second staying in Southaven ms.
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