Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Marvelous Marriott in Memphis!


Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Memphis

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at this fabulous hotel for two nights.  We chose this hotel mainly for its location.  It's centrally located downtown, close to the trolley (literally right outside the hotel), and within walking distance to the famous and lively Beale Street.  It's also within walking distance to the sites we wanted to visit downtown -- B.B. King Blues ClubRendezvous Alley (aka Charles Vergo's Rendezvous), and the Peabody Hotel to see the darling ducks.  They're something to see, and they're part of an old tradition.  You can read more about the Peabody Ducks here:  http://www.peabodymemphis.com/peabody-ducks/

I'm a Marriott Specialist and promote the brand and its properties to my clients, so I might seem biased but this is a really great hotel!




After driving five hours from Nashville, and touring the National Civil Rights Museum all afternoon, we couldn't wait to check into our room.  You can imagine the calm and serenity we felt when we walked through the door.  It was bliss.


We had free WiFi, a daily newspaper and all the amenities you would expect from a Courtyard Marriott.  I had lots of space to work and blog.


I can't stress enough the importance of a high-end mattress and fluffy pillows.  The beds were so comfy.  We slept very well, and we were ready for a full day of touring the city.


The lobby was inviting and drew us in to the great public area, all of it with free WiFi.  New to the Courtyard is the Bistro offering onsite dining options including Starbucks and a full bar.  


I ordered oatmeal for breakfast, expecting something like the small bowl size I serve myself at home.  What I received was a large bowl, about three times more than I'm used to,
 with sides of dried cranberries, pecans, brown sugar and cream.  So yummy!


 Memphis Area Transit Authority.  MATA's vintage trolley rail system has become a part of downtown Memphis culture and is a tourist attraction all on its own.

The staff greeted us hello and bid us goodbye every time we passed through the hotel lobby.  The employees looked very professional, and were friendly beyond belief.  It was southern hospitality personified.

75 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN  38103
1-901-522-2200

Thank you so much, Marriott Downtown Memphis, for your hospitality.


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