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Old 02-13-2013, 07:56 AM   #1
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Looking for hotel help in Memphis, New Orleans and savannah

My husband, myself and our dd 13 will be doing a road trip for spring break. We are needing help with hotels in these towns. In Memphis we would like something close to Beale street. In savannah something in the historic district and not for sure what area we should stay in New Orleans. We would like something nice but budget friendly.
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New orleans ive stayed at the holiday inn on royal street. Pretty much a good central location. Suggestion for new Orleans buy a street car pass, best thing i did in the August heat
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Savannah -- I assume you want to spend time in the historic district. You really need to stay IN the historic district, though that's a fairly expensive choice. Yes, you can find loads of less expensive hotels outside the area, but PARKING isn't just expensive and difficult, it's non-existant. You could easily drive around for an hour or more and literally find NO parking, especially during spring break. Budget and Savannah don't go together -- the answer here is to bite the bullet and pay for a hotel that'll provide parking in the area you're going to want to visit. You will probably pay a parking fee in addition to the hotel fee. Although I usually love Priceline, Savannah isn't the city in which you should roll the dice. Parking aside, Savannah is a lot of fun, and you'll find plenty of things to do. Once you're parked, you won't need your car.

New Orleans -- This IS the place to use Priceline. With several big hotels just outside the French Quarter, you're likely to win either the Marriot or the JW Marriot (odd that those are within a block of one another) or one of the other hotels near the casino. This is a good area to make a homebase because it's away from the noise and filth of the French Quarter, yet it's within walking distance of everything. I know we paid something like $60/night and were very satisfied with our Priceline hotel; this is the place to make up for the high price you'll pay in Savannah. Parking is also a problem here, so expect to pay a parking fee to the hotel as well.. Again, like Savannah, once you're parked, you're not going to need your car. We personally dislike New Orleans and will not return, but people on this board tend to defend it vehemently and cannot fathom any negative opinion on it.

I can't provide any help with Memphis.

These three cities aren't exactly close to one another. Are you planning to drive this in a single week? According to Google maps:

Savannah to Memphis is 631 miles / 9 hous 26 minutes
Memphis to New Orleans is 395 / 5 hours 49 minutes
New Orleans to Savannah is 683 miles / 9 hours 41 minutes

If we're talking about a single week, I'd say you could do one of these cities thoroughly, or you could do a quick trip through two of them. We're a family that doesn't mind long drives, but this looks un-doable.

Although I see the appeal in doing these three cities, you might be more realistic to pick a couple places closer together. For example, you could do Savannah and Charleston in one week easily. Or you could do Memphis and Nashville. You could do the others during future vacations.
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My daughter is in college in Savannah, and I have stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in the historic district several times. Nice basic hotel and there is a parking garage adjacent to the hotel. If you get a balcony room, you can watch the container ships coming and going on the river. Maybe we lead a dull life, but my husband and I found it fascinating.

In Memphis I have only stayed at the Peabody. Interesting old property but usually out of my budget!

Can't help you with New Orleans - we stayed in a condo.

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I've lived in Savannah my whole life, and never found parking downtown to be that much of a problem, unless it was St. Patrick's Day. There are several chain hotels in the historic district: Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Marriott, DoubleTree, Hilton, Comfort Inn (be careful of that one...not the best area). There are also a lot of really cute B & B's too.
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In Savannah we stayed at the Hilton Savannah Desoto Hotel and really liked it. We were there for a long weekend and found it very convenient for walking around the historic district.
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I absolutely love the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, though it can be a bit pricey. The Hampton Inn is also quite nice and in the middle of things.
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Memphis: most famous one, but to me way over priced (but nice) is the Peabody. There is a really nice Hampton Inn RIGHT next to Beale Street. Also Marriott is nice but pricey. My vote would be Hampton Inn for price and convenience Let me know if you need restaurant suggestions.
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My daughter also attends college in Savannah and the hotel we have always stayed at whenever moving her in/out or visiting is the Courtyard Marriott on Liberty Street.

Its adjacent to the Savannah Visitor Center and steps from a few of the trolley tour companies. Its just a short walk to the riverfront and all it offers as well as the shopping in the historic district.

Valet parking is $12/day with in/out privileges. The only time we ever used the car was when we were moving our daughter's stuff around. Once that was done, the car was parked and we walked everywhere.
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We stayed at the Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis 3 years ago and loved it! We were upgraded to a river view room (when I called to make the reservation, they had to put me on hold for maybe 2 minutes, for the inconvience they upgraded us!) The room was amazing, the best we've ever had and the view was wonderful! It was close enough to walk or take the trolley to Beale St. It had a rooftop pool that my 10 year old DD loved! Everyone we met that worked there was very nice. Hope this helps, enjoy your trip!
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Thanks for all the suggestions!
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I lived in Memphis for six years and ran a factory there . . .

1) Yes, the Peabody is GLORIOUS AND STATELY.
2) For closeness, I would do the Marriott in Memphis.
. . . more modern than the Peabody
. . . but, lovely lobby and nice eatery
. . . convenient to drive and park
. . . less expensive than Peabody
3) It is about seven blocks from Beale.
4) BUT, you jump on the trolley right outside the door to go to Beale.
5) The trolley is a straight-shot to the West edge of Beale.
6) And, the trolley runs very late (and very safe) for the party-goers.

NOTE1: When visiting Beale street, go to the small hole-in-the-wall
places for jazz. The flashy places, like B.B.King's, Coyote Ugly, and
and Hard Rock are very commercial and play mainly top-40. The very
small places, that look almost dumpy have the best music!

NOTE2: If you have the time, visit The Pink Palace. it was the mansion
of the founder of Piggy-Wiggly the first super market. It is made of
pink stone, hence the name, It is now a great museum for history and
art. In the summer there is a huge art display on the magnificent lawn.
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