Talbot Heirs is a pleasant surprise for travelers accustomed to staying in conventional hotels. Located in the heart of downtown Memphis, just blocks from Beale Street, Talbot Heirs offers guests comfort in private surroundings that are as original, authentic, and spirited as Memphis itself.

Talbot Heirs is small and privately owned. All accommodations are spacious suites, which comfortably accommodate two. Each is equipped with a queen-sized bed, and all-cotton linens and towels are used exclusively. In each suite are a CD player, DirecTV with HBO and other movie channels, as well as a full kitchen with coffee maker, toaster, cooking kits, and dinnerware.

If you provide a grocery list, we will have your kitchen stocked upon your arrival. A hair dryer, iron, and ironing board are provided, and laundry facilities are located on the floor. Dry cleaners, groceries, liquor stores, florists and newsstands are within easy walking distance.

At Talbot Heirs, you’ll be well equipped for conducting business. Each suite includes a complimentary, continuous high-speed Internet connection. Each has dual phone lines with voice mail. Local calls may be placed at no charge, and there is no access charge for toll-free calls. On the first floor of Talbot Heirs is a business center including copiers, mail service and a drop point for overnight delivery services.

Talbot Heirs is convenient for both business and pleasure. The business district is only a short walk, as are courthouses, restaurants, cinema, theaters, sports venues, museums, health clubs, live music and Beale Street. There is easy access to a taxi stand, airport shuttle, and the trolley line.

A limited supply of exercise equipment––including a stationary bike, stepper, and treadmill––is available for use in your suite. There are also several health clubs nearby. Or jog or walk along the banks of the mighty Mississippi, just a few blocks away.

Travel writers describe Talbot Heirs in terms ranging from “quirky” and “offbeat” to “sophisticated” and “trendy.” And while we won’t argue with any of those adjectives, what we strive for is to be the kind of place you’ll want to return to again and again.



“Tucked away downtown is the most expressive and artistic hotel in the region. Each and every room is carefully designed with its own theme, contains a kitchen, seating area, full bathrooms, and a dining nook. The Talbot Heirs is hotel lovers Valhalla: with so much character it’s a pleasure just to hangout there.”
-Paul W. Jacob and Christopher Priest in Places Magazine Summer 2002

"Talbot Heirs is an offbeat, charming place."
-Sam Lubell in The New York Times, Sunday, April 14, 2002

“Talbot Heirs offers sophisticated designs, sincere service, and a fresh, fun hotel experience at a great value.”
-Travel and Leisure Magazine

“Best trendy hotel”
-Frommer’s Nashville & Memphis

“Talbot Heirs has managed to cultivate and maintain a comfortable, privileged, and private atmosphere.”
-Megan Jones, Agenda

“Room 6, for example, features a Tennessee marble floor with plantation shutters, a fainting couch with overstuffed chair, and a separate bedroom with a Gothic iron bed.”
-Best Places to Stay, THE SOUTH

“I love it. Somehow the black leather sofa, colorful oriental rugs, and brightly stripped armchair all fit together perfectly. I feel inspired to live up to the room—to be bold, to take chances, to break the rules. I’ve never felt this way in a standard hotel.”
-Steve Milburg, Southern Living

“The freshest, most contemporary accommodations in Memphis belong to Talbot Heirs"
-Marty Olmsted, Hidden Tennessee

"#423.................Talbot Heirs"
-500 Good Things about Memphis, Memphis Flyer

Our Suites

Room 1
Room #1 - a black and white floor with black leather sofa, an iron bed fabricated from an old fence, tinges of retro and overlooks the Peabody Hotel.
Room 2
Room #2 - a one-bedroom suite with separate kitchen, dining, and living areas, a mahogany table with heavy upholstered furnishings, very spacious, and overlooks the Peabody Hotel.
Room 3
Room #3 - a bright, open room with large private deck, four-posted Shaker style bed, large work and eating area.
Room 4
Room #4 - Tennessee marble floor throughout, a large formal, but comfortable living area, separate bedroom with rice-carved bed.
Room 5
Room #5 - all white furnishings, four-posted bed resembling an old white picket fence, and a large private deck.
Room 6
Room #6 - Tennessee marble floor with plantation shutters, classical fainting couch with overstuffed chair, separate bedroom with gothic iron bed, bistro table, and ample work space.
Room 7

Room #7 - a large dark, warm room with black tile floor, private deck, comfortable sitting area , ample work space, and a eat-at bar.

Room 8

Room #8 - hardwood floors, dramatic red walls with harlequin-patterned upholstered furniture, and a separate bedroom with lots of windows.

Room 9

Room #9 - a smaller, vibrantly colored room of black, white, red, and yellow.




Monthly studios $1500
Monthly one bedroom suites $2000
Sales tax is added to above rates if stay is less than ninety days
Weekly from $800 including all taxes
Shorter stays subject to availability
Garage parking can be arranged in advance for an additional fee

99 South Second Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103
901-527-9772 or 800-955-3956


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