If there’s one thing we can say about Memphians, it’s that we love a good time. Whether it’s eating good food and drinking good drinks, finding the best spots to listen to music, or even just discovering a new favorite spot to kick back and relax, there are tons of spots around the city that should be on your radar. Sure you’ve got your entertainment districts and we all love a meet-up on Beale, but there’s something special about the hotels popping up. Not only are they a great place for your family and friends to stay at when they’re in town, but they’re also perfect additions to your weekend lineup! Check out our picks for our favorite hotels!
The Central Station Hotel
Central Station Hotel has everything you need for the perfect night out, weekend brunch, stay or vacation, and so much more. What started as a 108 year old train station has now evolved into one of the city’s favorite hotels and serves as an anchor to the city’s South Main Arts District. As a vibrant neighborhood filled with music, art, history, and culture, it’s the perfect fit. Here are a couple of reasons why you have to add it to your list of places to stop by!
Eight and Sand + Bishop
Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman have done it again! Two of Memphis’ favorite chefs are behind the hotel’s bar and restaurant and have added a modern twist to everything you know about hotel dining options. Eight and Sand’s craft cocktails and delicious bites are the perfect addition to your late night hangouts. With the amazing music pumping throughout the hotel and the live dj lineup, you’ll find locals and visitors hanging here! But let’s not forget Bishop! Locally sourced produce and amazing culinary talent come together to create the most delicious French brasseries. While you can’t forget to try French classics like the decadent potato sides and the absolutely incredible escargot, The Bishop Burger is hailed as one of the best burgers in the city!
Music, music, and more music
From a listening room, Egglestonworks speaker, live music lineups in the lobby and on the patio, and curated playlists on speakers throughout the hotel, music lives and breathes within the hotel. As soon as you step into the space, you’ll see that it’s the perfect mix between a super swank lounge (especially with those delicious drinks we mentioned earlier) and your living room where you can kick back with your friends. Just down the hall and past the bar, the listening room has playlists highlighting Memphis’ iconic music legends, artists from today’s local music scene, and so much more. It’s the best way to get a taste of the sounds of the city. The fun continues outside too! You can’t miss the Live at the Tracks music series–there’s a lineup packed with some of the city’s favorite local artists and views overlooking South Main.
Hyatt Centric on Beale
If you’re in the market for a party, this hotel is absolutely for you! The Hyatt Centric on Beale is one of the best places to go. With a selection of bars throughout the hotel, a pool that’s perfect for all of those Instagram photos, and a rooftop that hosts one of the most live parties in Downtown Memphis, the Hyatt Centric is going to be a staple for you this summer. Speaking of summer staples, a new hotel is springing up next door and you’re going to want to keep it on your radar. The Caption by Hyatt is all about community connection. From the Talk Shop, tech-forward features, and modern design that incorporates Memphis’ soul, it’s a spot you can’t miss!
Headed up from The Central Station Hotel? The If you’re into aesthetics, The Arrive Hotel is where you need to go! As soon as you step into the lobby, you’ll see that design is one of the property’s best features (and the vibes continue after you check into a room). If you’re catching up on a couple of meetings in the lobby/coffee shop, Vice + Virtue and Hustle and Dough are delicious ways to make the daily hustle way better. If you’re staying after 5, head down to Longshot and put your shuffleboard skills to use!
The Canopy is right at the entrance to Downtown Memphis and is one of the newest properties on the list! This is definitely the spot for those looking to hang out right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. It’s right down the street from the FedEx Forum and it’s right across from AutoZone Park. A stellar feature of the property? The dining experiences. Their restaurant, Curfew, has a menu curated and created by Chef Fabio Viviani and has ample space for hanging out with friends.
If you haven’t been to the Memphian yet, it’s time to head to Overton Square! The hotel sits right next to The Hattiloo Theater and is in the heart of the entertainment district. A huge plus? The entertainment continues throughout the space. The restaurant, Complicated Pilgrim, not only has menu items that explore flavors from across the world, but there are also dishes that are nods to the city’s own culinary traditions! If you’re an Instagram expert, Tiger and Peacock is definitely for you. The Memphian has created the ultimate party experience at their rooftop bar. Think: velvet, disco balls, sequins, and all things glitz and glam!