Memphis Hotels are moderate in number, but sufficient to match its one million person metro area size. This is not a luxury hotel town. Be that as it may, the city has attractive business and convention-level hotels located downtown and a large number of family-friendly hotels spread around the metro area. Some business hotels overlook the Mississippi River, while others are east of downtown. Most of all, Memphis has the Peabody Hotel and its entertaining ducks who march to and from the lobby fountain everyday. A must see!