Whilst this hotel may not be the most characterful, it is clean and comfortable. A main line trolley stop is around the corner, giving easy access to many of the city's sights.
River Inn of Harbor Town
The River Inn is an intimate boutique hotel just outside downtown Memphis, bringing together the charm and hospitality of the Old South and the rich history of Mud Island, together with European style. The hotel is nestled in a lovely suburban neighbourhood and has fantastic views over the river to Arkansas. There are two restaurants for guests to choose from, as well as the impressive Terrace bar - a local favourite where you can enjoy superb sunsets and a vast array of cocktails and finger food. The rooms and suites are individually decorated with a tasteful mix of European and Southern influences.
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All of the rooms and suites are elegantly appointed in Southern and European décor, with walnut armoires and four-poster beds adding character and warmth. Standard, Deluxe and Superior rooms differ in size and offer either king or queen beds, with guests able to request a room with views over the river. Most of the Superior rooms are situated on the corner of the building, allowing for more space and natural light. Meanwhile, the handful of expansive suites each have a spacious sitting area and exceptional views over the Mississippi. Wi-Fi can be accessed from all of the rooms, with TVs and safes also included.
Overlooking the Mississippi River and within a short drive or tram journey of downtown Memphis, the River Inn is a relaxing retreat but provides easy access to the city's attractions. The surrounding suburb of Harbor Town is quiet and peaceful, with plenty of fresh local delis and bakeries.
Food and drink
Guests at the inn are treated to a gourmet breakfast at Paulette’s Restaurant, where dinner is also served. Alternatively, you can dine at Tug’s casual grill. Enjoy a sundowner at the rooftop bar, Terrace, where folding windows allow a cool breeze to float through in summer and provide unparalleled views of the Mississippi in one direction and the Memphis skyline in the other.
Facilities and activities
Facilities on site include complimentary guest computers, a library/sitting room, free parking and a gym, with guest passes to a larger local gym also provided.
The River Inn offers all the trappings of a country hotel, with excellent service and homely touches, yet it sits only ten minutes from downtown Memphis, offering the perfect compromise for guests wishing stay in a peaceful location but still explore the city.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
The elegant and charming Peabody Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Memphis, just blocks from attractions like Beale Street, the Memphis Rock & Soul Museum, Gibson Guitar Factory, the National Civil Rights Museum and Sun Studios.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland Mansion.