Peabody Hotel
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 2 Rufi
Peabody Hotel
149 Union Ave.
Memphis, Tenn. 38104
(901) 529-4000
Ducks. Real nice ducks. They get in the elevator and walk down a red carpet and jump in their fancy duck pool. I don’t know anyone who sleeps here. They just come to see the ducks. Could be funkier.
Peabody Hotel
Holiday Inn Express
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 2 Rufi
Holiday Inn Express
1180 Union Ave.
Memphis, Tenn. 38104
(901) 276-1175
Free breakfast and real good proximity to some funky stuff. No funk on the grounds of the hotel proper, but you’re here to sleep, not get your funk on.
Holiday Inn Express
Shack-Up Inn
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 5 Rufi
Shack-Up Inn
1 Commissary Circle
Clarksdale, Miss. 38614
(662) 624-8329
So it’s not in Memphis, but it’s just so funky, that it’s worth drive over the border. You can sleep in a sharecropper shack and experience life on the plantation. Except without the shackles and the whipping and all that. Still, mighty funky.
Shack-Up Inn
Vista Inn
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 4 Rufi
Vista Inn
265 Union Ave.
Memphis, Tenn. 38103
(304) 268-8981
Most definitely not the nicest place in town. More likely the worst place in town. But it’s cheap. Funky cheap. You can always sneak into the Holiday Inn Express for breakfast.
Vista Inn
Heartbreak Hotel
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 1 Rufus
Heartbreak Hotel
3677 Highway 51
Memphis, Tenn. 38116
(901) 332-1000
A hotel inspired by the famous song written by Tommy Durden and Mae Boren Axton. Just don’t go jumping out the window and killing yourself because of some girl. Unless you dig teal and hot pink, not funky at all.
Heartbreak Hotel