The pet-friendly Memphian Hotel is a boutique property that offers a unique setting in Memphis’s revitalized Overton Square neighborhood. Just 10 minutes from downtown Memphis, eclectic comfort welcomes guests as soon as they enter the lobby. A baby grand piano sits in a corner waiting to be played while artwork from local artists adorns the walls.
The hotel offers two delicious full-service restaurants. Complicated Pilgrim takes you from morning until evening with take-away and sit-down options, while the distinctively decorated Tiger & Peacock moves you late into the night. The hotel is also just steps away from five live performance venues, a dozen additional restaurants, and the over-the-top treat shop, Sweet Noshings, sure to give you a sugar high.
- Check-in: 3 p.m.
- Check-out: 12 p.m.
- Complimentary high-speed internet access
- Onsite parking for $15 per day
- Offsite parking for $6 per day
- Electric car-charging stations
- Hydration stations on each floor
- Coffee/tea in your room
- Bottled water
- Fitness studio
- Convenience store
- Pets are welcome
- Housekeeping service daily
- Iron and ironing board
- In-room safe
- Front-desk safe deposit boxes
- Full, onsite business center
- Meeting space
The Memphian offers 106 rooms and suites. Each is tastefully decorated with spacious sleeping and bathroom areas. There are two suite offerings. The junior suite sitting area includes a sofa, chairs, and desk in a combined living and sleeping space. The larger suites offer living and dining areas separate from the bedroom and bath. All rooms include plush bedding and signature toiletries.
The Memphian is a boutique hotel, part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio collection.
How To Get To The Memphian
The Memphian is in the heart of Memphis’s Overton Square neighborhood. The hotel is located just a few minutes off Interstate 69. Union Avenue or Poplar Avenue offer easy access to downtown Memphis from the hotel.
Parking at the Memphian is adjacent to the hotel at a rate of $15 per night and is only available to overnight guests. Two electric car-charging stations are available to guests in the parking lot. A room key card is required to enter and exit the lot.
Why I Chose The Memphian
When looking for the perfect hotel to base our Memphis weekend getaway, The Memphian rose to the top of the list. It’s a new, boutique property located just 10 minutes from downtown Memphis and offers reasonably priced parking adjacent to the hotel. The hotel is also part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio which allowed me to earn points from my stay as a Marriott Bonvoy member.
History Of The Memphian
The Memphian opened in 2021 in Memphis’s Theatre District. Located in the Overton Square neighborhood, the area first came into its own in the 1970s. It boasted dozens of restaurants, live music venues, and shops. The holidays were extra special with carolers singing while snow fell. Unfortunately, businesses started to close and the area struggled for several decades until it was given new life in 2012. Today, the area is known as the “Heart of the Arts” and The Memphian is happy to be a part of this energetic Memphis neighborhood. While staying at the Memphian, be sure to check out the artwork in the lobby by local artists including Stephanie King, Jennifer Church, and Stacey Kiehl.
Activities At The Memphian
If you breeze through the lobby, you may miss it: Tucked just to the left of the entrance of the Complicated Pilgrim is an area where you can shop local handmade goods. The hotel works with local artists to curate unique items for guests to browse. It’s a perfect spot to find a great gift to take home from your time in Memphis.
Vintage Shopping Experience
Looking for a more curated shopping experience? You’ll love The Memphian’s new Treasure Hunt Package. A local expert will escort you to the best vintage shops in town offering thrifting tips throughout the experience. Once you’ve found the perfect vintage piece or two to bring home, you’ll head back to the hotel for an antique tour of The Memphian’s collection of vintage art pieces with lunch at Complicated Pilgrim. The experience ends with drinks on the hotel’s rooftop bar.
Restaurants At The Memphian
Located on the first floor of the hotel, just off the lobby, the Complicated Pilgrim is where we started our day, either sitting down for breakfast or grabbing something to go. In the morning, Complicated Pilgrim is the only full-service coffee shop in the area — huge morning perk! Once we had thoroughly explored Memphis, we ended with a nightcap in the welcoming bar area. (I was with my twin 10-year-old sons, so Tiger & Peacock wasn’t an option. Although, I did enjoy a quick glass there as well.) Complicated Pilgrim serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We enjoyed everything we tried including the smoked salmon Benedict and chocolate overnight oats in the morning and the grilled airline chicken breast, shrimp and grits, and charcuterie board in the evening.
Tiger & Peacock
This unique rooftop bar delights guests with small bites and cocktails from early evening into the night. You don’t have to be staying at The Memphian to enjoy a visit to Tiger & Peacock. It’s a perfect date night or girls night out destination with décor that delivers an abundance of Instagramable backdrops. The menu delivers unique and delicious shareable options including tomatoes and burrata, blueberry grilled cheese, and sake-marinated short ribs. Don’t miss the lemon verbena and blackberry creme brulee. Depending on the time of year, outdoor seating is available. The restaurant is only for those aged 21 and up and has dress code and food and drink minimum requirements.
Types Of Travelers At The Memphian
The Memphian appeals to travelers looking for a boutique hotel experience. While the hotel warmly welcomes and accommodates families, it appeals to couples and business travelers looking for an eclectic, upscale stay.
The Memphian welcomes guests’ sweet pups. There is a one-dog-per-room limit and it must weigh 25 pounds or less. Also, the hotel charges guests a $100 non-refundable pet fee during their stay. No other animals are allowed.
Tips On Booking Accommodations
The Memphian is part of Marriott’s newest collection of hotels, the Tribute Portfolio. You can book a stay at The Memphian by going to Marriott’s website. Also, if you’re a Bonvoy member, you can book a stay using points as well.
What Is Near The Memphian?
As mentioned, The Memphian’s Overton Square location is a great spot to experience a variety of international dining options and live music venues. The hotel is a short 4-minute drive from what was Galloway United Methodist Church, the site of Johnny Cash’s first professional performance.
While in Memphis, be sure to check several of these 11 amazing things to do including the National Civil Rights Museum and Graceland. The Memphian placed us 10–15 minutes or less away from each destination.
One Thing I Would Change About The Memphian
The Memphian does not have a pool or spa area. The hotel has such a wonderful vibe that a spa would fit in perfectly.
One Thing You Absolutely Can’t Miss At The Memphian
Guests should absolutely allow time to explore the unique shop in the lobby filled with handmade artisan works. It’s a wonderful way to spend a few minutes while you’re waiting on your coffee or when you return to the hotel from a day of exploring.
Another unique touch, be sure to ask for a pair of 3D glasses. You’ll love taking a look around the lobby and in the elevators with them on.
Would I Stay Here Again?
The rooms were spacious and comfortable, the restaurants were delicious, and the location was perfect for experiencing everything Memphis has to offer. I would absolutely book a stay at The Memphian again. I’ve been trying to replicate the chocolate overnight oats I had for breakfast ever since I’ve returned home. On top of those lovely offerings, the entire staff was warm and welcoming from the moment we arrived until the time we left. A wonderful amenity you don’t find at many other hotels are hydration stations on every floor. It was well-appointed and the perfect reminder to refill our water bottles throughout our stay.
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