Chain lodgings with personality and pleasant, subdued guest rooms.
Jazz and blues are the themes that inspired the recent renovation of this reliable, reasonably priced hotel. The lobby is pretty, featuring a stone façade that serves as a room divider and hefty, dark wood furnishings. Beale Street, major business and St. Jude’s Medical Research Facility are within walking distance. The hotel is busy year-round, and in particular during November when a large church group checks in. The red-and-white-striped awning of a TGI Friday’s provides a cheerful note to the exterior of this cosmopolitan building. Guests can charge dinner to their room in this popular restaurant, as well as order from the menu for in-room service. The 280 guest rooms are subtly decorated in grays and gray-blues, with tasteful flowered bedspreads and pretty white French doors in the suites. Even the standard rooms have comfy armchairs. Amenities include all the basics, plus work desks and high-speed Internet access. There are meeting and convention spaces, and banquet menus are supervised by the Executive Chef. Recreation includes an outdoor pool and sufficient fitness room.