Hey guys, I’m driving to Memphis from Virginia to go see a concert down there, and I’m definitely going to have to find me a hotel room. However, lots of people have been warning me about the crime in Memphis, and I know not to take all of the claims to heart, but I don’t wanna end up being sorry, especially since this is my first trip there. What I’m wondering is, what are some smaller towns outside of Memphis that people could recommend? (towns to the east, since I’ll be coming from that way)
Stay in Bartlett. It’s a suburb of Memphis, but is still a lot safer than being inside Memphis city limits.
There are a number of hotels at the Lakeland, Wolfchase Galleria, and Sycamore View exits off I-40. The hotels at Wolfchase tend to be more expensive.
At the Sycamore View exit, there’s a Baymont Inn, a bunch of other hotels, a Perkins, a Cracker Barrel, and Shoney’s. And there’s a catfish restaurant at this exit that has the absolutely most wonderful catfish and a homemade tartar sauce that is out of this world (and I don’t even LIKE tartar sauce).
If you’re in Bartlett, getting to the FedEx Center or the Mid-South Coliseum or anywhere else in downtown or Midtown is an easy trip.