view really was quite lovely. The rooms are spacious. The bathroom is situated so that the sink and mirror are outside while the commode and shower are in their own room. The shower water pressure was great and the hot water was plentiful. They provide you with shampoo, conditioner, hand cream, a shower cap and a soap (we did only have one to start when there should have been two – one for the sink and one for the shower but we got more the next day).
The bed was wonderfully comfortable. They have pillow-top mattresses and the linens were clean and soft. I rarely sleep so well while traveling. One minor issue is that you can hear trains passing by but there isn’t anything the hotel could do about that.
The location is great. It is in walking distance of the downtown area (Beale St., etc.) and is near a trolley stop. It is situated right across the street from Mud Island Park, which I highly recommend visiting (even if you don’t have time to do the tour, which we didn’t, but the park is absolutely lovely).
The breakfast is fantastic. There is much more available than a typical hotel continental breakfast. There is a waffle maker, a selection of fruit, cereal, yogurt, pastries, coffee and teas, juices, biscuits and gravy, and eggs and a breakfast meat that changes daily. The area is kept clean by the staff and replenished regularly. The breakfast inclusion in the room rate helps to make this property an exceptional value.
As mentioned above, the staff is great. They were all extremely friendly and helpful and always made you feel welcome. We were again able to leave our luggage upon check out but before we were ready to leave for the airport. The lady at the front desk also arranged for a taxi to pick us up at a specific time to take us to the airport. We were able to use the complimentary computer/printer in the lobby to check in for our return flight and print our boarding passes.
The only two minor issues were that the door does allow some noise in so if people are noisy in the hallway, you will hear them (especially at 3:00 a.m.) and that the shower head is immovable so while you can adjust the stream type, you cannot adjust the height or direction in any way. I also always recommend to all properties that if they don’t already have a makeup mirror installed (and they do not) that they add one as it comes in very handy.
This highly positive experience will result in my looking to stay at other Comfort Inn properties as I travel to other areas. If I return to Memphis again, I would absolutely stay here again.