March 3, 2024

Memphian Hotel Review – Memphis, Tennessee

The Memphian Hotel is a pet-friendly boutique property that offers a unique location in Memphis’s revitalized Overton Square neighborhood. Just 10 minutes from downtown Memphis, eclectic comfort greets guests as soon as they enter the lobby. A baby grand piano sits in a corner waiting to be played and artwork from local artists adorns the walls.

The hotel offers two delicious full-service restaurants. Pilgrim Casta takes you from morning to evening with take-out and sit-down options, while the uniquely decorated Tiger & Peacock moves you late into the night. The hotel is just steps away from five live performance venues, a dozen additional restaurants, and the ultimate treat shop, Sweet Noshingssure to give you a sugar high.


  • Check in: 3 pm
  • Check out: 12 pm
  • Free high-speed Internet access,
  • On-site parking for $15 per day
  • Off-site parking for $6 per day
  • Electric charging stations for cars
  • Hydration stations on every floor
  • Coffee/tea in your room
  • Bottled water
  • Restaurants
  • Fitness studio
  • Convenience store
  • Pets are welcome
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe in the room
  • Front desk safe deposit boxes
  • A complete business center, on site
  • Meeting space

Junior Suite at The Memphian

Photo credit: The Memphian

Types of Rooms

The IS Memphian it offers 106 rooms and suites. Each is tastefully decorated with a sleeping space and bathroom. There are two offers located there. The junior living room has a sofa, chairs and a desk in a combined living and sleeping space. The larger rooms offer living and dining areas separate from the bedroom and bath. All rooms include plush bedding and signature toiletries.

Hotel class

The Memphian is a boutique hotel, part of Marriott’s Honors Portfolio collection.

How to Get to the Memphian

The Memphian is in the heart of Memphis Overton Square neighbourhood. The hotel is located just minutes from Interstate 69. Union Avenue or Poplar Avenue provide easy access to downtown Memphis from the hotel.


The Memphian has parking next to the hotel at a rate of $15 per night and is only available to overnight guests. Two electric charging stations are available to guests in the car park. A room key card is required to enter and exit the lot.

The Memphian's lobby area with a baby grand piano

The Memphian’s lobby area with a baby grand piano

Photo credit: The Memphian

Why I Chose The Memphian

When looking for the perfect hotel to base our Memphis weekend getaway, The Memphian rose to the top of the list. It is a new boutique property located just 10 minutes from downtown Memphis and offers affordable parking next to the hotel. The hotel is also part of the Marriott Rewards Portfolio, which allowed me to earn points for my stay as a Marriott Bonvoy member.

History of the Memphians

The Memphian opened in 2021 in the Memphis Theater District. Located in the Overton Square neighborhood, the area first came into his own in the 1970s. There were many restaurants, live music venues and shops. The holidays were extra special with carol singing and snow falling. Unfortunately, businesses began to close and the area struggled for many years until it was given new life in 2012. Today, the area is known as the “Heart of the Arts” and The Memphian is happy to be a part of this vibrant Memphis neighborhood. While staying at the Memphian, be sure to check out the artwork in the lobby by local artists including Stephanie King, Jennifer Church, and Stacey Kiehl.

Gift shop corner in The Memphian lobby

Gift shop corner in The Memphian lobby

Photo credit: The Memphian

Activities in Memphian


If you go through the lobby, you might miss it: Just to the left of the Pilgrim Complex entrance is a place where you can buy local handmade goods. The hotel works with local artists to curate unique items for guests to browse. It’s a great place to find a great gift to take home from your time in Memphis.

Vintage Shopping Experience

Looking for a more conservative shopping experience? You will love the new The Memphian Treasure Hunt Pack. A local expert will escort you to the best vintage shops in town offering successful tips throughout the experience. Once you’ve found the perfect vintage piece or two to take home, you’ll head back to the hotel for an antique tour of The Memphian’s collection of vintage art pieces with lunch at Complicated Pilgrim. The experience ends with drinks on the hotel’s rooftop bar.

Salmon Benedict Breakfast at Complicated Pilgrim

Salmon Benedict Breakfast at Complicated Pilgrim

Photo credit: Missy Glassmaker

Restaurants At the Memphian

Complicated Pilgrim

Located on the first floor of the hotel, right next to the lobby, the Complicated Pilgrim It is where we started our day, sitting down for breakfast or grabbing something to go. In the morning, Complicated Pilgrim is the only full-service coffee shop in the area – great morning guys! After thoroughly exploring Memphis, we ended with a nightcap in the welcoming bar area. (I was with my 10-year-old twin sons, so Tiger & Peacock wasn’t an option. Although I enjoyed a quick glass there too.) Complex Pilgrim serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We enjoyed everything we tried including the smoked salmon benedict and chocolate oats in the morning and the grilled airline chicken breast, shrimp and grits, and charcuterie board in the evening.

Tiger & Peacock rooftop bar at The Memphian

Tiger & Peacock rooftop bar at The Memphian

Photo credit: The Memphian

Tiger & Peacock

This unique rooftop bar delights guests with small bites and cocktails from early afternoon into the night. You don’t have to stay at The Memphian to enjoy a visit Tiger & Peacock. It’s a perfect date night or girls’ night out with decor that delivers an abundance of Instagramable backdrops. The menu delivers unique and delicious shareable options including tomato and burrata, blueberry grilled cheese, and sake marinated short ribs. Don’t miss the lemon verbena and blackberry creme brulee. Depending on the time of year, outdoor seating is available. The restaurant is only for those 21 years of age and older and yes dress code and food and drink minimums needs.

Types of Travelers at the Memphian

The Memphian appeals to travelers looking for a boutique hotel experience. While the hotel welcomes and accommodates families, it also welcomes couples and business travelers looking for an eclectic stay.

Pet-Friendly Information

The Memphian welcomes guests’ sweet pups. There is a one dog limit per room and must weigh 25 pounds or less. In addition, the hotel charges guests a non-refundable $100 fee during their stay. No other animals are allowed.

Tips for Booking Places

The Memphian is part of Marriott’s newest collection of hotels, the Honors Portfolio. You can book your stay at The Memphian by going to The Marriott website. In addition, if you are a Bonvoy member, you can also book a stay using points.

National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis

National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis

Photo credit: Missy Glassmaker

What is next to the Memphian?

As mentioned, The Memphian’s Overton Square location is a great place to experience a variety of international dining options and live music venues. The hotel is 4 minutes away from Galloway United Methodist Church, the site of Johnny Cash’s professional debut.

While you’re in Memphis, be sure to check out some of these 11 great things to do including the National Civil Rights Museum and Graceland. The Memphian put us 10-15 minutes or less from each destination.

One Thing You Would Change About The Memphian

The Memphian does not have a pool or spa. The hotel is so amazing that a spa would be perfect.

One thing you can’t miss on the Memphian

Guests should absolutely allow time to explore the unique store in the lobby filled with handcrafted artisan works. It’s a great way to spend a few minutes while waiting for your coffee or when you return to the hotel from a day of exploring.

Another unique touch, be sure to ask for a pair of 3D glasses. You love looking around the lobby and in the elevators with them.

Double Queen Room at The Memphian

Double Queen Room at The Memphian

Photo credit: The Memphian

Would I Stay Here Again?

The rooms were spacious and comfortable, the restaurants were delicious, and the location was perfect to experience all that Memphis has to offer. I would absolutely book a stay at The Memphian again. I’ve been trying to replicate the chocolate oatmeal I had for breakfast overnight since I got home. In addition to those lovely offerings, the entire staff was warm and welcoming from the moment we arrived to the time we left. A great amenity you won’t find at many other hotels are hydration stations on every floor. It was well thought out and was the perfect reminder to refill our water bottles during our stay.

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