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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:13 PM
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Memphis hotel recommendations needed
Anyone either specific hotels or general areas of town to recommend and/or avoid?

Thanks!!
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:14 PM
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1. What is the one with the ducks?
I'd stay there. Ducks are cute!
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:16 PM
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2. The Peabody is popular!
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 02:18 PM by Shell Beau
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:18 PM
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3. the peabody has the ducks!!!!
go there and tell me all about it.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:18 PM
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5. Yes, they have the ducks! I liked it!!
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:18 PM
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4. The Peabody is a hoot.
I stayed there on a business trip and as I recall it was a decent hotel in terms of amenities and services and it does have the cute little duck parade. It's convenient to the Rendezvous if you're interested in getting some Memphis BBQ.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:49 PM
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17. also a beautifully restored classic old hotel. And the food is
pretty good too. The duck parade is a blast.

You know they march in to "Stars and Stripes Forever" aka "Be Kind to Your Web Footed Friends"
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:21 PM
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6. Stay at the Peabody
Or stay at the Raddison which is right next to the Peabody. Be sure to go accros the street to the Rendevous for ribs!
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:24 PM
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7. I'm very pleased with the accommodations I booked through Hotwire.com.

I'm staying at a 4 star hotel overlooking Fort Lauderdale Beach for $59 per day.

:hi:
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:41 PM
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8. Peabody here too.
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:02 PM
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9. Something near Graceland
So you can run in and buy me a tacky souvenir to add to the collection.... }(
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:52 PM
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11. oh - don't you worry
i'm going to graceland! :bounce:
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:48 PM
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10. thanks everyone!!
:bounce:
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:39 PM
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12. Awe Progmom, I wish I had time to drive over there to meet you
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:39 PM
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13. awwwww
damn - that would be GREAT. :( you sure you can't?
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:00 PM
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16. I'm two hours away and short on gas money. I better not
:-(
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:41 PM
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14. Heartbreak Hotel
It's down at the end of Lonely St.
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:41 PM
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15. I've stayed at the Peabody
loved it!

:)
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:55 PM
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18. i am the official bad influence
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 10:56 PM by pitohui
i would stay at gold strike or horseshoe if i could get a suite, so i guess my "area of town" to recommend is robinsonville

never seen graceland and proud of it!
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:00 PM
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19. seriously, depends on why you are there, and where you need
to be as Memphis is very large and spread out and traffic is gnarly. Peabody is downtown, and the Rendezvous is also, along with other good places to eat etc.

Graceland is out a bit from town.

Now I am trying to remember some of the good places I ate when I went there.

for Italian: Coletta's or Grisanti's, definitely. Both are awesome

also I found a weblink for a place I used to LOVE: Paulette's, which was also featured in "The Firm"
http://www.paulettes.net / I hope it is still open...they bring you a basket of hot fresh popovers the second you sit down and their food is very good.
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Sgent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:17 PM
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20. If your going to be downtown/near Beale
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 11:17 PM by Sgent
the Peabody, Raddison (accross the street) and Crowne Plaza are all convienent.

There are also quite a few convient budget motels on the other side of the expressway (on or just off Union Ave).

Robinsonville/Tunica is good if your gambling -- Goldstrike & Grand Casino have good quality inexpensive rooms.

Figure out where you are going to be, and stay near there. Memphis is a large city geographically, and it can take an hour to communte from one side to the other with NO traffic -- during the week a 2 hour commute from one end to another is easily within reason.

Finally, if you are doing a bit of everything (downtown, Tunica, Graceland, etc), the airport is very central, so look for something nearby.
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