The Peabody Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee

The hotel

Legend lives on at The Peabody, Memphis’s grandest address. Deep in the downtown district, it’s just blocks from the relics of rock ‘n’ roll and blues that made Memphis famous, including Beale Street, Gibson Guitar Factory, Sun Studio, and Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Its most famous residents arrived in 1933, when the General Manager put his hunting decoy ducks in the fountain after a tipple or two of Tennessee whiskey. In 1940, a circus trainer taught them to ‘march’ and they still perform twice a day for guests (needless to say, duck isn’t on the menu here). That’s not the only custom that lives on, there’s the Peabody Afternoon Tea, the extravagant Sunday Brunch, and the simple tradition of indulgence, with the 5 restaurants and bars, Grecian-style pool and whirlpool, summertime rooftop parties, and Feathers Spa.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Right in downtown Memphis, this hotel is just blocks from Beale Street, Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Gibson Guitar Factory, FedEx Forum, Sun Studio, Orpheum Theatre, Memphis Cook Convention Center, and plenty of bars, restaurants, and live music venues.

Hotel information

464 rooms and suites. All with 42” flatscreen TV with premium cable channels, WiFi access*, smartphone dock alarm clock, motion sensor floor lighting, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobe, and choice of local newspaper, USA Today or Wall Street Journal. Executive King Rooms have a sitting area, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Double Rooms have a sitting area, with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

3 restaurants and cafés including Chez Philippe (fine dining restaurant with classic French menu, Peabody Afternoon Tea available Wednesday-Saturday). Capriccio Grill™ (steaks, chops, seafood, Southern comfort food, and Italian dishes, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday Brunch), and Peabody Deli & Desserts (open for breakfast, sandwiches, and desserts). 2 bars including The Lobby Bar (with desserts available each evening), and Peabody Corner Bar (with cocktails and Jack Daniels-inspired bar food). 24-hour room service*. Indoor swimming pool (heated). Whirlpool. Feathers Spa (full-service resort-style spa with salon). The Peabody Athletic Club. Peabody Duck March (in hotel lobby, daily at 11:00am and 5:00pm). Rooftop parties (every Thursday in summer months). Galleria shops. Concierge. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Self parking approx $20 plus tax per day (1 block away) and valet parking approx $29 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has a resort fee of $13.95 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Swimming pool access - Health club access - Internet access - Newspaper - Phone calls

*Denotes local charge.

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Oct 21, 2021 234trippf

Terrible. They lost reservation and were not flexible at all Very disappointed and was lucky found another room across street They were rude about mask rules, and I will not be using this hotel or service again.
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Oct 20, 2021 kharrison2021

Man, Peabody is one of those places that is just unique. Very fancy, yet homely. Room was great, only stayed one night but it was excellent, cute ducks in the fountain inside and they do the march in and out which was fun and I don't even care for that kind of thing. Food and drinks you get anywhere here are great, which was the best part by far -… Read more
Man, Peabody is one of those places that is just unique. Very fancy, yet homely. Room was great, only stayed one night but it was excellent, cute ducks in the fountain inside and they do the march in and out which was fun and I don't even care for that kind of thing. Food and drinks you get anywhere here are great, which was the best part by far - AND you've got Memphis all around you. 10/10. Read less
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Oct 18, 2021 tldjr01

classic hotel with very attentive staff. i would definitely stay here again. the hotel is absolutely beautiful with all the staff being very friendly and helpful. the only negative was i wasnt told that a couple of the main doors exiting out onto the street locks behind you with no way to reenter. you must walk the block to get back in.
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Oct 18, 2021 sarahlynnwatters Morrison, Tennessee

We really enjoyed our experience at The Peabody. Would definitely recommend for anyone staying in the downtown Memphis area. The only drawback is the price, but the services offered are comparable to none. I felt safe and secure the entire time. It was a very unique, comfortable, and relaxing experience.
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Oct 17, 2021 TennesseeGypsee Tennessee

Stayed with my teenage daughter for a mother/daughter getaway and splurged for the Club Level. Advertised as having "bar service, continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, evening hors d’oeuvres, and turndown pastries." The first night we went for hors d'oeuvres. There was nothing there but bags of potato chips and bagged cookies. Same on second… Read more
Stayed with my teenage daughter for a mother/daughter getaway and splurged for the Club Level. Advertised as having "bar service, continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, evening hors d’oeuvres, and turndown pastries." The first night we went for hors d'oeuvres. There was nothing there but bags of potato chips and bagged cookies. Same on second night. Later, my daughter wanted a "turndown pastry". Again, nothing in the Club Room but bags of potato chips and bagged cookies (and bottled drinks). We attempted to call and inquire as to where the pastries were. The room phone barely worked. Enough for me to ask where the pastries were and for the employee answering tell me "I think it's just the chips and cookies" whereupon I said I think for an additional $200 it should be more. She said she had "no idea", put me on hold, never came back to the line as far as I could tell because the cordless phone had so much static I hung up. Phone didn't work again after that. Next morning, there actually was an omelet station and a sweet employee who saw me looking around and told me there were more breakfast items in the back and she had to get them for me. So I requested a bagel and a croissant which she brought me. I think there is a mis-connect on food available on that level. If all of the food is out of sight (Covid rules?) then the front desk should tell you or there should be a sign saying, if you want food, you have to ask for it! I felt completely ripped off and wish we hadn't upgraded (paying $200 for a few cookies, two breakfast items and some bottled water!). Better communication is to be expected at a hotel with the reputation the Peabody enjoys. If employee retention is a problem, then have a letter in the room stating the details of how to take advantage of the Club level benefits. As usual, the room was lovely and clean. But I'm not sure if next time I won't try one of the many new hotels going up on the area. Read less