Motels Near Graceland

by Matthew Knight

Graceland is the estate of the late king of rock and roll Elvis Presley. The home, declared a National Historic Landmark, holds memorabilia and artifacts of Presley's life and career. The property features several Elvis-themed shops and restaurants, including the Chrome Grill and Gallery Elvis. Visitors will find a handful of motels within a mile along with other Elvis attractions, including the Rock & Roll Cafe and Boulevard Souvenirs.

Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel

Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel is a boutique hotel located adjacent to the entrance of Graceland and Rock & Roll Cafe. It offers guest accommodations with Elvis décor and 1950s-era furniture. Four themed suites are available with oversized floor plans, one-of-a-kind decor and memorabilia. Guests have access to a seasonal outdoor heart-shaped swimming pool and an Elvis gift shop is located within the lobby. Packages are available that include lodging and entrance into Graceland.

Days Inn at Graceland

Days Inn is located just across the street from Graceland and adjacent to the Graceland Outlet Store that sells Elvis souvenirs. This modern hotel is filled with Elvis memorabilia and decor and offers a seasonal outdoor guitar-shaped swimming pool. Standard guest rooms are available with custom furniture, Tuscan bedding and walls lined with Elvis pictures. Guests have access to an airport shuttle and receive complimentary breakfast. South Plaza Shopping Center is one block south of the hotel and offers several eateries, including the Piccadilly Cafeteria and Lenny’s Sub Shop.

Value Place Hotel

Value Place Hotel is an extended stay hotel less then two blocks from Graceland. It is conveniently located within a mile of I-55, Graceland Harley-Davidson and adjacent to Captain D’s Seafood. Guest accommodations are offered with daily or weekly rates, a fully equipped kitchen and access to a 24-hour laundry room. W.C. Handy House Museum is adjacent to the hotel and houses memorabilia of legendary blues singer W.C. Handy.

American Inn Memphis

American Inn is just one block from I-55 offering convenient access to downtown Memphis and Beale Street, which features B.B. King’s Blues Club and the Blues City Cafe. This budget-friendly hotel is just under a mile from the Elvis estate. Standard rooms include Internet access, complimentary business center and recreational vehicle parking. Guests will find a few restaurants within walking distance, including the Kettle Restaurant and Exline’s Pizza.

About the Author

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.