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464 rooms from $249 per night

“An historic hotel dating back to 1869, known for its resident duck walks since 1933. Opulent, traditional decor, a top rated French restaurant, the famed Lobby Bar, indoor pool, hot tub and a full service spa. A haven for business and leisure travellers, ideally located in the centre of Memphis.”

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“An historic hotel dating back to 1869, known for its resident duck walks since 1933. Opulent, traditional decor, a top rated French restaurant, the famed Lobby Bar, indoor pool, hot tub and a full service spa. A haven for business and leisure travellers, ideally located in the centre of Memphis.”

Hotel Overview

“The Peabody in Memphis is a classic American historic hotel. Founded in 1869, it moved to its present site in 1925, and is massive. Like many grand hotels in the American tradition, it has a home from home feel, with a high proportion of repeat business.

It also has an unusual historical twist. In 1933 the general manager of the time, Frank Schutt, returned from a shooting expedition in Arkansas with 3 live decoy ducks and let them overnight in the large fountain in the main reception area. They’ve stayed ever since (or at least a succession of privileged ducks especially selected and trained for the honour). They now live in a specially built duck house on the roof, and twice a day are paraded down through the lobby (via the elevators) and along a red carpet to the fountain, coralled by a specially employed red-coated duck master (one of just three worldwide). Many celebrities have taken the position in a guest role including Paula Deen, Molly Ringwald and Kevin Bacon. It’s a spectacle, and both guests and tourists love it. Though one thing you will not find on the menu is … duck.

The hotel itself is as you would expect – super comfortable, with all the mod cons, with views over the Mississippi from many of the rooms, and ideally located for downtown Memphis – twenty minutes’ drive to Graceland, and just 10 to the Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King was murdered. The reception area follows the pattern of a shared public space, part drawing room, part city centre meeting point, which gives the hotel its tenor and its style. Furnishings are plush, with antique style furnishings and fittings and plush luxury extras. There’s a pool, and a small but pampering spa.

For visiting celebrities, this is THE place to stay in Memphis.”

Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Boasts a French restaurant, an Italian Grill, a Pastry Shop, The Corner Bar and the grand Lobby Bar
  • Weddings
  • The historic gem of a hotel is known to host flawless weddings
  • City Style
  • Opulent, downtown accommodation with luxurious designs, décor and furnishings

Facilities

  • Wedding license
  • Roof terrace
  • Bar
  • Shops
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Safe
  • Conference facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Airport transfer
  • A convenient shuttle service is available
  • Internet
  • Good wine list
  • Private dining room
  • Massage
  • Meeting Room
  • Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • An indoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Concierge
  • Hot Tub
  • The Athletic Club features a hot tub
  • Disabled access
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Museums
  • The National Civil Rights and the Belz Museum are a few minutes away
  • Local markets
  • Shopping at independent boutique stores
  • Golf
  • A world class golf course located 15 minutes away
  • Close to nightlife
  • Located close to restaurants, cafes and pubs
  • Sights nearby
  • Graceland is a 10 minute drive away.

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464 rooms from $249 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Boasts a French restaurant, an Italian Grill, a Pastry Shop, The Corner Bar and the grand Lobby Bar
  • Weddings
  • The historic gem of a hotel is known to host flawless weddings
  • City Style
  • Opulent, downtown accommodation with luxurious designs, décor and furnishings
Activities
  • Museums
  • The National Civil Rights and the Belz Museum are a few minutes away
  • Local markets
  • Shopping at independent boutique stores
  • Golf
  • A world class golf course located 15 minutes away
  • Close to nightlife
  • Located close to restaurants, cafes and pubs
  • Sights nearby
  • Graceland is a 10 minute drive away.
Other highlights
  • Wedding license
  • Gourmet
  • Conference facilities
  • Views
  • Opulent
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Free wifi
  • Gym
  • Historic
  • The hotel originates back in 1869, though it now occupies a different location.
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Luxury
  • Wellbeing
  • Disabled access

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