by Wendy Irvine
This gorgeous boutique hotel is drenched in a sophisticated rock-and-roll vibe and overlooks the Mississippi River. Guest room amenities include 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, a Keurig coffee system, nightly turn-down, rain showerheads, a flat-screen, and a Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin media system. In-room services include massage and yoga. Lavish suites are also available.
The property boasts a sleek fitness room built into an old bank vault. Onsite dining includes Eighty3 – a dining spot with both inside and outdoor patio seating. (Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.) Late afternoon, plan to head to the Twilight Sky Terrace rooftop bar (serving small plates) to see the amazing sunset melting into the Mississippi.
The Madison Hotel is 9.9-miles to Graceland, 0.4-miles to visit the famous Peabody Hotel ducks, 0.4-miles to Downtown Memphis, 4.3-miles to the Memphis zoo, 0.4-miles to the Orpheum Theater Memphis (free summer movies), the 6.1-miles to the Pink Palace and Planetarium, 8.8-miles to the Big Back Yard Botanical Gardens, 5.0-miles to the Children’s Museum of Memphis, 2.0-miles to Mud Island River Park and 0.3-miles to Huey’s Downtown (kid-restaurant).
Our Editor Loves
- Elegant boutique hotel in heart of Memphis
- Fitness room in old bank vault
- Upscale rooftop dining and bar
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Steven H
Wow I had shrimp and sausage over grits. Not being from the south grits were never my favorite until now cheesy, not like over whipped potatoes but had texture and tastes unbelievable. If this is not the best real southern meal then I can not think of a better example. I owned an award winning Italian Steak house for 18 years so I very rarely give any meal a 5 star but the meal the service the horse drawn carriages out side and the street cars going buy.Wow!!!
Room was grand and comfortable, with lovely decor and great bathroom. The towels were large, clean and delivered in abundance. The staff was nice and helpful.
But, unfortunately do not expect much else. There are no coffee or tea making facilities in the room. The espresso bar does not make espresso coffee. The rooftop terrace is advertised as grand, but is actually sad arrangement of few chairs and tables. The gym facilities across the road were particularly disappointing. The man at the entrance is militantly unwelcoming, the space is dark, equipment old, dirty and unkempt. Real shame, I hope Hu finds better arrangements in the future.