Hello all, and welcome to Tom and Ryan’s official wedding blog! We started this primarily as a way to more easily convey information to attendees about information they might need, such as hotels in the area, or local attractions in Memphis! We might put up some personal stuff on here too!
Tom and I live in a delightful little neighborhood in Midtown Memphis of small bungalows and Craftsman style homes called Cooper-Young, so named for the famous intersection of Cooper and Young Streets. It has a laidback, funky vibe, consisting mostly of young professionals and small families. Some of the city’s nicest restaurants are here, along with an excellent record store and label called Goner Records, and one of the oldest independent bookstores in the country, Burke’s Books!
The Cooper-Young railroad trestle
Unfortunately, however, there is a dearth of hotels of Midtown. Most hotels are going to be downtown, to the west of us, or in East Memphis, to the east of us. I will attempt in this post to give a pretty basic rundown of what the hotel options are. Of course feel free to do your own research, but hopefully these will work for you.
Holiday Inn Express Medical Center Midtown
Phone: 901.276.1175 Average price: $110
Best Western Gen X Inn
Phone: 901.692.9136 Average Price: $80
Downtown has a ton of hotels. I’ll attempt here to list some of the standouts. But I will probably miss something.
Phone: 901.529.4000 Average price: prices vary (and they do vary, a lot, depending on availability and time of year, so check it out!)
The Inn at Hunt Phelan
A fancy B&B on Beale Street, though not on the noisy strip.
The Madison Hotel A boutique hotel.
Phone: 1-800-223.5652 Average price: prices vary
Doubletree by Hilton
Phone: 901.528.1800 Average Price: $165
Memphis Marriott Downtown
Phone: 901.527.7300 Average Price: $149
Phone: 901.526.0583 Average Price: $139
Holiday Inn Select
Phone: 901.525.5491 Average Price: $150
Phone: 901.525.1800 Average Price: $130
Westin Memphis Beale Street
Phone: 901.334.5900 Average Price: $227
There are lots of others, including several Marriott. A quick Google search will bring you lots of results to browse.
East Memphis is, technically, a bit closer to where we live than downtown (depending how far east you go), and is more suburban in feel, with easier parking, etc. Not as fun, though.
Holiday Inn University of Memphis This is the flagship Holiday Inn, located on the UM campus. Supposedly it’s very nice.
Phone: 901.678.8200 Average Price: around $120
Doubletree East Memphis
About 6 miles from us. Right next to a large movie theater and a Whole Foods if that appeals to you.
Phone: 1-800-45-HOTEL Average Price: varies
Those are a couple of decent options, but East Memphis kind of spreads out forever, so there will be more hotels, just depending how far out you want to go.
Happy Hotel Hunting!