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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown Review: 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 businesses 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 280 guest rooms are subtly decorated in warm red and gold hues, with tasteful chocolate bedspread accents 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, as well as a variety of event planning and catering options. Recreation includes an outdoor pool and sufficient fitness room. The on-site T.G.I. Friday's provides breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as room service for hotel guests.