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River Inn of Harbor Town

50 Harbor Town Sq | Memphis, TN 38103-8918  [SEE MAP]Memphis, TN  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Friendly staff, free breakfast and Mississippi River views
A bit removed from downtown
Frequently touted as the best kept secret in Memphis, the River Inn of Harbor Town has a lot to offer. Recent guests have said the staff's friendliness and attention to detail made them feel welcome and comfortable. And the rooms help capture that cozy vibe too; accommodations feature 32-inch flat-screen TVs, free wireless internet access and come with complimentary breakfast. The location, on Mud Island, is popular among visitors who can enjoy waterside rooms with views of the Mississippi River. If you don't happen to score a waterside room, guests recommend heading to the rooftop terrace, which overlooks the river and also offers views of the downtown Memphis skyline. Guests can enjoy food and drinks on the terrace or head to one of the hotel's other eateries, such as the laid-back Tug's – A Casual Grill or fine dining option Paulette's. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the hotel welcomes I Prefer members with additional perks.
Memphis, TN
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 28 rooms
Primary View
River, Neighborhood



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews

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Most rooms have beautiful views of the Mississippi River and there's a terrace where visitors can watch the sunset and see the downtown Memphis skyline.



On the banks of the river, in the yuppie waterfront community of Harbor Town, this boutique hotel feels very European: it's perfect for an anniversary or other romantic occasion.


This intimate 28-room hotel on the Mud Island peninsula has the feel of an upscale mansion with a lot of luxury in the small details.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1183 have reviewed the River Inn of Harbor Town, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1183 reviews 4.5 (based on 1183 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The guest rooms are decorated with nine different color schemes, all with Southern and European influences. All rooms have four-poster beds with Frette linens, along with walnut armoires and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with DVD and CD players.
  • Wi-Fi access included in room rate
  • Turndown services with port wine and chocolate truffles
  • Alarm clocks with docking stations
  • There is a $9 per night hotel service fee
Nightly resort fee$9

Standard room size241 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated on Mud Island in Memphis, the River Inn of Harbor Town offers a boutique-style setting close to the Mississippi River. Featuring a rooftop terrace, complimentary gourmet breakfast and turndown service complete with truffles and port wine, the property provides luxurious Southern- and European-inspired accommodations. While the hotel is slightly removed from the city’s attractions, the property is located in an upscale, residential neighborhood just a short drive from downtown.
  • Guests receive a glass of Champagne or wine upon arrival
  • Concierge can assist with airport transportation options
  • Located about 12 miles northwest of Memphis International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The hotel offers multiple on-site dining options. Paulette’s Restaurant serves a well-known Sunday brunch with popovers and strawberry butter, along with dinners featuring steak, fish and fine desserts. The restaurant offers an upscale, romantic atmosphere with river views. Tug's is a casual grill that has full bar service and dishes out American cuisine. Plus, Terrace at the River Inn offers a rooftop setting with small plates and contemporary dining overlooking the Mississippi River.
  • Complimentary breakfast at Paulette’s for hotel guests and Champagne or wine upon arrival
  • Library area offers morning coffee

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The hotel offers cribs and rollaways upon request.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The hotel has a small on-site fitness center equipped with a treadmill and stationary bike.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      The property offers venues for small business meetings and events. The hotel’s River Hall Banquet and Conference Center includes a wrought iron gazebo and offers flexible setup options with space for up to 200 attendees. The property’s boardroom, the Belle Memphis, can accommodate up to 10 people and has audiovisual equipment and a whiteboard. Paulette’s, Tug’s and the rooftop terrace can also be reserved.
      • Business center
      • Catering services from Tug’s and Paulette’s

      Number of meeting rooms3

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      The River Inn of Harbor Town's River Hall Banquet and Conference Center can host wedding ceremonies and receptions. Featuring Southern-inspired architecture and Mississippi River views, the venue can accommodate indoor banquets for 58 guests or 120 people for a cocktail reception. There’s also an outdoor courtyard with a wrought iron gazebo, which can accommodate up to 200 guests.
      • Catering provided by on-site restaurants
      • Hotel can set up tented space for larger groups
      • On-site catering manager

      Maximum wedding guest capacity100

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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