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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Plusses and minuses

Mar 28, 2020 X6263DHcarolynb Bloomingdale, New Jersey

Plusses: The location is in our view perfect--within walking distance of the indoor food market and most historical sites ad well as the bus and train station. We had room #445 which is a big corner room, although the view is just of other buildings. The room had a good bed, good lighting, robes and excellent closets and furniture. There were… Read more
Plusses: The location is in our view perfect--within walking distance of the indoor food market and most historical sites ad well as the bus and train station. We had room #445 which is a big corner room, although the view is just of other buildings. The room had a good bed, good lighting, robes and excellent closets and furniture. There were numerous large towels in the bathroom. Minuses: There is no refrigerator in the room, no safety bar in the small bath and no mirror. HUGE NEGATIVE: The elevators are terrible and at the "duck" event you simply cannot return to your room unless you wait in a long line for a VERY long time. You can't really see the ducks anyway, so maybe get into your room before it starts or don't play being there during that event. Good event for kids since they can see it. Read less
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Mar 25, 2020 mrstiemann Fort Worth, Texas

For a few more dollars, but worth it if you love the history of old towns. This is a great place to immerse yourself into those historical moments. I haven't been to the Peabody since 1990 and it was great to see all the updates.
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Mar 19, 2020 librarianmarn Dallas, Texas

We stayed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses and restaurants were starting to close and Memphis was a ghost town, the Peabody however, still shined like the fine hotel it is. We got excellent service and were treated well even with a smaller staff than I’m sure is usual. When this craziness is over we will definitely be back to… Read more
We stayed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses and restaurants were starting to close and Memphis was a ghost town, the Peabody however, still shined like the fine hotel it is. We got excellent service and were treated well even with a smaller staff than I’m sure is usual. When this craziness is over we will definitely be back to experience it again in all its glory. Read less
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Mar 17, 2020 kylewM936XV

OK, everybody talks about the ducks, but they are .....really cool! Staff was awesome, building is grand, rooms are well appointed, food was great. Location, location, location. Right where you want to be, if you're in Memphis. Would come back to Memohis just to stay at the Peabody!
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Mar 17, 2020 suncohomes

The Peabody offers a unique experience. It has a historic and classy ambiance. It is very clean and well maintained. The staff is first class and so are the restaurants choices. Did I mention the Duck Walk? It is one of the most interesting and enjoyable experiences you will find at any hotel, anywhere in the world!