If you need a place to stay near the airport, you can’t get any closer than the Radisson Inn Memphis Airport (2411 Winchester Rd., 901/332-2370, $90–125), which is right next door. In addition to offering a pool and fitness center, this hotel will shuttle you to the airport terminal for free.
Another airport option is the Holiday Inn Select Memphis Airport (2240 Democrat Rd., 901/332-1130, $85–130), which caters to business travelers. There is a guest laundry, free airport shuttle, room service, business center, and good fitness room.
You can’t sleep much closer to Graceland than the Days Inn at Graceland (3839 Elvis Presley Blvd., 901/346-5500, $70–110), one of the most well-worn properties in the venerable Days Inn chain. The hotel has amped up the Elvis kitsch; you can tune into free non-stop Elvis movies or swim in a guitar-shaped pool. There is a free continental breakfast. Book early for Elvis Week.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition