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River Inn of Harbor Town
Ranked #1 of 136 Hotels in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Sun Peaks, Canada
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26 reviews
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“nice boutique hotel”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

This property on "Mud Island" gave us a comfortable stay in Memphis. Rooms were well appointed, bedding very nice and the reception staff were excellent. The welcome cocktail at reception and the chocolates and port in the room in the evening were nice touches.

The restaurant staff weren't quite as polished as the others, and our waiter one evening was in over his head (no matter what he was asked from table to table the answer was always "that's an excellent choice, it's my favorite" and he kept coming by during the meal saying "isn't this excellent, or isn't it the best ever?"), so they could use a little training, but they were friendly enough to compensate for that.

The pianist in the reception lounge was quite talented and added to the atmosphere over dinner.

Overall it was a very nice stay. If we ever go back to memphis, we will stay here again.

Room Tip: take in the views of the mississippi by taking a walk around the Island while you are there.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed at the River Inn over a long weekend while visiting our daughter at Ole Miss. Check in was a breeze and our room was comfortable. I loved the wine at check-in, our view of the river and the port and chocolates at turn down. Also, the 2nd floor reading area with an abundance of books and fresh coffee was very nice and unexpected. One of best things were the wonderful breakfasts. Parking is free and within a short walk you can find a coffee house and charming little market and deli. We took walks along the river each morning. What a refreshing feeling not to be nickel and dimed for any little thing. We will never stay anywhere else in Memphis!

Room Tip: Ask for 206! The room is a bit bigger and has lots of windows!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Very happy with our stay here. It is a pleasant,quiet location with convenient amenities. High quality facilities and room. Had cocktails in the bar next door, great, as was the breakfast. Highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Villas, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

I booked a room in the River Inn 2 and a half months before arriving in Memphis. I received a confirmation immediately, and then again a week in advance of the trip. It was to have been our treat on the third night of an otherwise sad journey. But, after landing in Memphis the first night I received an email that they had inadvertantly overbooked and no longer had our room!!!!! It al turned out well when I found the Madison Hotel in the heart of downtown Memphis.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

I stayed in Memphis recently for the first time - a city that I really enjoyed and left with a very favourable impression. But not least amongst the upsides was staying at this charming small hotel.

It's a little outside the city. You could get into the centre without a car by walking fifteen minutes over the bridge then riding a trolley car (lovely!) ten minutes downtown. I didn't, but almost wished that I had. But being away from the central, impersonal, big brand hotels that I often stay at is what makes this hotel so nice. You feel it's really personally run and that they recognise you as a distinct guest.

The bedroom was well decorated and comfortable (and quiet - great nights sleep), and there was a lovely bathroom with a bath deep enough to enjoy a relaxing soak). Coffee was available outside your room early each morning. Breakfast was a delight. And the fine dining restaurant (Paulette's) was a lovely place for dinner. The on-site bar/diner (Tug's) was good enough but nothing special (the staff when I was there twice were a bit emotionless but efficient enough).

The front desk staff were great, and one of the waiters at breakfast made me laugh as he joked with me.

A lovely, personal, restful, great quality hotel. Worth trying.

Room Tip: I asked for, and had, a river view - but the view was nothing special. Don't die for it. I'...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Staff exceptional, bed was the best we had on our holiday. Nataly at reservation was so sweet. We had drinks and appetizers at Paulettes on the terrace and watched the sunset. I forgot my ipad charger and it would have been nice if the inn had one. Computer on third floor business area was broken.
Our stay was wonderful..great breakfasts would I stay here again absolutely!

Room Tip: Ask for third floor with view of river.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We were more than happy when we arrived at the lovely boutique River Inn Hotel on Mud Island which is in a quiet location over looking the Mississippi . Our room was well decorated with an incredibly comfortable bed and we appreciated the very nice touches such as the complimentary glass of wine at check in, fruit and water in the room and the turn down service with chocolates and port in the evening. Our breakfast, waiter service, offered a variety of dishes, cooked to order and was delicious. We enjoyed a stroll through the park along the river before walking across the bridge to the catch the trolley. As other reviews have said, the sunsets over the river were amazing. The setting, ambience and pleasant staff made our two night stay in Memphis extra special, we would definitely stay here again and can't recommend this hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: River Inn of Harbor Town
Address: 50 Harbor Town Sq, Memphis, TN 38103-8918
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Region: United States > Tennessee > Memphis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Memphis
#1 Luxury Hotel in Memphis
#4 Business Hotel in Memphis
#6 Family Hotel in Memphis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — River Inn of Harbor Town 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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