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, safety desposit box, 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 max 2 adults.

Deluxe Double Rooms have a sitting area, with 2 double beds, sleeping max 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 Wed-Sat). Capriccio Grill™ (steaks, chops, seafood, Southern comfort food, and Italian dishes, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sun 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 Thur in summer months). Galleria shops. Concierge. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Self parking approx $20 per day (1 block away) and valet parking approx $29 per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely, Historic Hotel

Jul 19, 2019 Showme52 Columbia, Missouri

We stayed here over the Fourth of July so we could see the fireworks from their Roof Top. The hotel is known for the Peabody Ducks and the hotel lobby is crowded twice a day , when ducks arrive at the interior hotel fountain from an elevator and when they leave. The room was nice, but had no mini fridge or coffee maker. The bathroom was quite… Read more
We stayed here over the Fourth of July so we could see the fireworks from their Roof Top. The hotel is known for the Peabody Ducks and the hotel lobby is crowded twice a day , when ducks arrive at the interior hotel fountain from an elevator and when they leave. The room was nice, but had no mini fridge or coffee maker. The bathroom was quite small with no sink counter space. Parking is pricey and sel parking is a long haul from hotel. Read less
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Jul 18, 2019 Eric M Hot Springs

traveled to Memphis with our granddaughter, had a good time. The Peabody was great, a little over priced, but good. The food was OK, nothing special, but again, overpriced. Expected the grill to be special, but it wasn't.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Peabody family weekend delivered grand memories

Jul 18, 2019 thedoms Bham

The Peabody is certainly a grand old gem. Our room on the club level was immaculately clean, the decor had been refreshed recently, and the service on that floor was good. Breakfast in the lounge was easy, but the coffee isn’t always warm and there is one person making eggs on a makeshift cart, so there were some natural challenges in that… Read more
The Peabody is certainly a grand old gem. Our room on the club level was immaculately clean, the decor had been refreshed recently, and the service on that floor was good. Breakfast in the lounge was easy, but the coffee isn’t always warm and there is one person making eggs on a makeshift cart, so there were some natural challenges in that process. The cocktail hour was interesting for one beverage. The snacks weren’t interesting, and the atmosphere in the club wasn’t a place you would necessarily enjoy lingering. We did have some sort of confusion with the valet, and didn’t get our luggage for 4 hours. I had initially called the concierge to inquire on our luggage after the 3 hour mark, but apparently those 2 areas don’t communicate well. This snafu upset my kids plans to swim, so I would certainly not leave my luggage again. The lobby was really quite lovely, but service in the lobby area was too slow. It was difficult enough that I avoided it the rest of the trip and skipped the famous duck walk. The pool is indoors and was pleasant and towel service was available. The rooftop visit was enjoyable as well. I would probably give the hotel 4.5 stars, but the app won’t allow that. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always a Delight to Visit!

Jul 17, 2019 TravelDadYT Baton Rouge, Louisiana

If you're planning a visit to Memphis, you MUST stop in the Peabody lobby. It is THE place to be seen and to people watch. It really is the hub of the city nightlife. We missed the ducks but still enjoyed ourselves in the lobby. They have many upscale shops in the lobby. Always fun to stop in. A tip: the bathrooms have samples of hand… Read more
If you're planning a visit to Memphis, you MUST stop in the Peabody lobby. It is THE place to be seen and to people watch. It really is the hub of the city nightlife. We missed the ducks but still enjoyed ourselves in the lobby. They have many upscale shops in the lobby. Always fun to stop in. A tip: the bathrooms have samples of hand lotion & mouth wash. Read less
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Jul 17, 2019 lisamarie22019 Cumming, Georgia

Room was large, clean and pleasant to stay in. It was a short trip but the hotel made it extra special. Would definitely stay here again. Very convenient to everywhere we needed to go. Thank you for a great stay.