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The Westin Memphis Beale Street 4.0

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Pros

  • Clean and modern Westin in downtown Memphis
  • Ideal location half a block from Beale Street
  • Comfy, understated rooms in a neutral palette
  • Fitness center with 24-hour access
  • On-site bleu restaurant serves Southern cuisine
  • Starbucks in the lobby
  • Unique program lets guests borrow guitars
  • Eco-friendly green initiatives on-site
  • 9 meeting rooms for business travelers
  • Gift shop sells toiletries, snacks, and souvenirs

Cons

  • Fees for Wi-Fi and parking
  • No pool
  • Lower level rooms can get street noise

Bottom Line

For travelers looking to be in the heart of the action in Memphis, it’s hard to beat the location of this Westin, part of a well-known chain. The four-pearl property sits half a block away from the famous Beale Street and across from the Gibson guitar factory. One unique feature is a guitar checkout, an homage to the company. The clean and modern hotel offers contemporary rooms and suites with downtown views and perks like coffeemakers with Starbucks coffee. The fees for parking and Wi-Fi are a drawback, but overall, it’s a decent value for a solid property with a desirable downtown location.

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Scene

Sleek and sophisticated chain hotel with a corporate look inside and out

The modern glass and brick building has a very corporate look both outside and in, with the understated, modern, luxury travelers expect from a Westin. The lobby is paneled in dark wood and filled with plush couches in cool tan and mint green. Near the marble-topped lobby bar are leather armchairs clustered around small round tables and a large piano. The bleu restaurant is similarly sophisticated, with dark wood coffered ceilings, a funky electric-blue piano, and blue fabric napkins to match, along with an extensive wine collection on display behind glass. Guests mainly consists of business travelers and couples. Kids are welcome, but there isn't anything special for them to do here.

Location

Half a block from Beale Street, within walking distance to array of attractions

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The hotel sits on a corner across the street from FedExForum arena, the Memphis Rock n Soul Museum, and the Gibson guitar factory. It's half a block from famous Beale Street. All downtown attractions are within easy walking distance, including live-music venues like B.B. King’s Blues Club and the Orpheum Theatre. Graceland and the Memphis International Airport are a 15-minute drive south. Expect to pay to park on-site.

Rooms

Simple and sophisticated, with large bathrooms

The Westin Memphis’ 203 rooms and suites are simple but luxurious, with tan and gray accents, and beds with soft white linens. The corner Executive King Suite has walls of windows, bringing in tons of natural light. However, some rooms facing Beale Street can be noisy. Workout Rooms offer guests a treadmill and an exercise ball. Spacious bathrooms have large vanities and glass-walled stall showers with rainfall showerheads and separate tubs. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, minibars, coffeemakers with Starbucks coffee, safes, and robes. All units have Wi-Fi access for a fee.

Features

Guitar checkout, tasty Southern food, 24-hour gym, and many meeting rooms

One of the hotel’s unique features is their guitar checkout program: Guests can pick out and borrow a guitar from the hotel’s display case, built to the specs of famous guitar players, along with a mini-amp and headphones. The bleu restaurant and lounge specializes in delicious Southern food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The Westin Memphis also has a Starbucks in the lobby as well as a gift shop, and the sunny workout room is open 24 hours a day. The hotel has several bright and stylish meeting rooms, and company travelers can take advantage of the business center, with three computers and a printer.

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Address

170 Lt. George Washington Lee Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103, United States

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