by Wendy Irvine
The Hotel Napoleon in Memphis opened in late 2016 in a beautiful 1902 building. Each guestroom retains characteristics and architecture from the building’s heyday. Rooms feature high ceilings, original windows and many have a view of the Memphis skyline. Some rooms feature an exposed brick wall. Suites add more square-footage and a pullout sofa. All rooms have a 50-inch flat-screen TV, a Keurig coffee system, a mini-fridge, an evening turndown, bathrobes, and a coffee maker.
The Napoleon’s onsite restaurant — Luna’s tapas restaurant and bar — serves breakfast, lunch and dinner (breakfast and brunch only on Saturday and Sunday). Complimentary coffee and cappuccinos are available in the lobby. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, a fitness center and a free newspaper Monday through Friday.
Hotel Napoleon is 8-miles to the Graceland Mansion, four-minute walk to visit the famous Peabody Hotel ducks, 0.4-miles to Downtown Memphis, 4.1-miles to the Memphis zoo, 0.5-miles to the Orpheum Theater Memphis (free summer movies), the 6-miles to the Pink Palace and Planetarium, 8.7-miles to the Big Back Yard, 4.9-miles to the Children’s Museum of Memphis, 0.5-miles to Mud Island River Park and 0.5-miles to Huey’s Downtown (kid-restaurant).
Our Editor Loves
- Beautifully architected building from 1902
- In the heart of Memphis
- Onsite dining
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Older hotel that has been nicely renovated with modern details. Newer furnishings and spacious bathroom. Rocky was great in welcoming us and making suggestions for sights and restaurants. Not too far from Beale Street, but location was somewhat desolate at nighttime.
We stayed two nights at the Hotel Napoleon on a sightseeing trip. Our room had 16 foot ceilings with original architectural details, with room amenities which were 21st century. The staff was friendly and helpful. Rocky, the hotel manager, was friendly and very interesting to talk with. He even comped us a drink at the bar.
We had breakfast at the hotel restaurant, and it was actually quite good, and not overpriced as some hotel restaurants are.
We valet parked our car, which was somewhat expensive, but safe and efficient.
We only used the car to go to the Stax Museum. Everything else we did we walked or took the Trolley system. Worked out great!