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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Traveller rating

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Sep 20, 2020 LCinBR Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Such a beautiful hotel. A must see in Memphis. The double bed room was lovely. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. It was a memorable time for my adult daughter and I. The duck march was adorable! Hotel staff are top notch!
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Sep 20, 2020 10MillionMileTravel

The Peabody Hotel has maintained its distinction throughout the decades. I am impressed with the fact this property is offering quality room service during the pandemic 2020. I would recommend one thing for the hotel: upgrading the rooms to help block outside noise.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Peabody is a Memphis gem

Sep 18, 2020 Cici1230 Memphis, Tennessee

We live in the Memphis area and had never had reason to stay at the Peabody so when I had a late night dinner and a breakfast meeting the next day scheduled there, we grabbed the opportunity to stay overnight. So glad we did. The Peabody is a Memphis gem and I am thrilled I finally got to experience it.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Couldn’t have been more perfect

Sep 15, 2020 ashmarie46

I had always wanted to stay here, and I wasn’t disappointed. Room was beautiful and clean, amenities were delightful, all staff were friendly and courteous. I booked last minute and got a room immediately off the elevator, so it was a little noisy at times, but wouldn’t hesitate to recommend in every other respect and will likely just plan ahead… Read more
I had always wanted to stay here, and I wasn’t disappointed. Room was beautiful and clean, amenities were delightful, all staff were friendly and courteous. I booked last minute and got a room immediately off the elevator, so it was a little noisy at times, but wouldn’t hesitate to recommend in every other respect and will likely just plan ahead in the future to request a hallway room. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Concerns about room cleanliness, crowded lobby, but nice staff

Sep 15, 2020 BeijingerBen Beijing, Beijing, China

The biggest concern for me was the cleanliness of the room when I arrived. They stack up the bed with many pillows (a nice gesture), but when I removed them to go to sleep for the night, I found one with a brown stain and flecks on top, indicating it was unwashed. (It looked almost like a tobacco chew stain). There was also a plastic piece left on… Read more
The biggest concern for me was the cleanliness of the room when I arrived. They stack up the bed with many pillows (a nice gesture), but when I removed them to go to sleep for the night, I found one with a brown stain and flecks on top, indicating it was unwashed. (It looked almost like a tobacco chew stain). There was also a plastic piece left on the floor under the bathroom vanity, and small flecks of food under the TV dresser. Normally I can overlook these things, but in a pandemic, this can raise concerns over the safety of the room. Despite the cleanliness issues, the staff was very friendly and knowledgable. Operations were efficient and they were well-versed in crowd control in public areas. That being said, the lobby bar and check-in was quite full. It was pretty much impossible to social distance at check-in and people kept walking past me within inches. The man in front of me also didn't have his mask on, but once a hotel staff member politely informed him of the mask policy, he complied. The hotel is pretty, and I'm sure during normal times is a much more pleasant experience. But with the pandemic, crowds, and cleanliness of my room, it just left me a bit anxious and disappointed. Read less