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mee Jul 31st, 2002 11:38 AM

Heartbreak Hotel, Memphis
I'm a brit staying at the Heartbreak hotel. Anyone stayed there? is it ok? have done a search of this site and the area around the hotel does not look too favourable! should i worry my head about it or just be sensible about safety issues. THANKYOUVERYMUCH!!

MD4 Jul 31st, 2002 11:44 AM

I'm guessing with the name Hearbreak Hotel it is very close to Graceland. If so, you are correct, that is not a very good part of town. You might rather enjoy staying in downtown Memphis where you could walk to all kinds of restaurants and attractions. Graceland is about a 20-25 minute drive from there. And there is an Elvis themed bar/restaurant on Beale Street with lots of stuff Elvis owned. Some downtown hotels to check out: the Peabody, Radisson, Hampton Inn at Peabody Place, Talbot Heirs Guesthouse, Holiay Inn Select, Sleep Inn on Court Square. Have a fun trip!

mee Jul 31st, 2002 11:49 AM

yes, you're right - its opposite Gracelands. Thanks for your tips!

S Jul 31st, 2002 12:03 PM

See if you can change your reservations to either the Peabody (most expensive), or the Radison or the Holiday Inn, downtown near Beale Street. Those are the 3 nicest and closest hotels near the action. I'll assume you'll have a car. Use that to go to Graceland.

susan Jul 31st, 2002 12:11 PM

I agree with the other posters. Graceland is not in a desirable neighborhood and I think you'd be much happier staying in downtown Memphis. In addition to the other suggestions, there's a new Hampton Inn connected to Peabody Place that's getting very good recommendations.

a Jul 31st, 2002 02:13 PM

If you are there Sunday-Thursday nights I'd personally stay at one of the Tunica Hotels. You can get a very good room for about $39 (sometimes $ 29) and the drive is close enough to Memphis. Of course you don't need to go to the casinos if you don't want to. I'd recommend Grand Casino or Horseshoe and book through the internet. Then, I'd spend the money saved on food, drink and entertainment.

S Jul 31st, 2002 02:28 PM

True, but you'll have a long drive back after a night partying on Beale Street.

a Jul 31st, 2002 02:33 PM

Actually it is only 30 minutes back to Tunica from Beale street. Not bad at all but you do need a designated driver. However, at $39/night vs $100+ at the Peabody you have a lot of party money at your disposal. Another plus is that the Tunica bars NEVER close.

sister Jul 31st, 2002 02:37 PM

Do you really want to stay at the Heartbreak Hotel? I can only imagine ALL of the Elvis groupies that hang out there. Think of the crowds either at the hotel, or up and down the street. I vote for staying downtown Memphis also..near Beale Street.<BR><BR>Don't forget to bring your black marker to write on the wall outside of Graceland. have fun!

mee Aug 1st, 2002 11:17 AM

thanks for all your tips! I hear the Elvis Presley Memphis cafe is really good? hows the food there? good place to hang out?

a Aug 1st, 2002 01:47 PM

Mee<BR><BR>While you are in Memphis please make some time to visit the Civil Rights Museum

x Aug 1st, 2002 02:27 PM

Why would anyone want to do that? Just like someone from Pennsylvania (white) was proud of the fact they spent their summer vacation doing a tour of the significant spots of the civil rights movement from the 60s. If I were their kids, I would have preferred to stay at home and go to the local swimming pool.

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