Best Western


1177 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104-2202
Phone: 901/692-9136   |   Fax: 901/692-9143   |   32 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 1:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Stay at this great Memphis, Tennessee hotel located next to the Southern College of Optometry and the University of Tennessee Medical School.

Whether traveling to Southwestern Tennessee on business or pleasure, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn offers guests friendly customer service at affordable rates. This boutique-style hotel is ideally located less than one mile from the Southern College of Optometry, the University of Tennessee Medical School and the Methodist University Hospital.

Situated in the Medical District, this Memphis hotel offers well-appointed guest rooms complete with cable satellite television with HBO and high-speed Internet access. Guests will wake up each morning to a complimentary hot breakfast featuring fresh made waffles, sausage, eggs and biscuits before opting to exercise in the fitness center or working in the 24 hour business center.

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn is conveniently located. Just minutes from downtown and midtown guests can wander through the Beale Street Historic District or visit the Memphis Zoo. This Tennessee hotel is also close to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital, The new Bass Pro shop at the Pyramid and the Autozone Park. Guests will also be close to local events such as the Beale Street Music Festival. The Famous BBQ Festival Southern Heritage Classic, and The Liberty Bowl

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn is proud to offer superior customer service and a convenient location in Memphis. Make a reservation today and save! Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, includes boiled eggs and fresh waffles
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Exercise facility, 24 Hour three pieces of workout equipment available
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff, (English, Spanish)
  • Express check out
  • Late check out, up to 2:00 p.m. free of charge
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless internet access; All guest rooms are hardwired for internet access
  • Business center, 24 hours
  • Fax services
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Mail services, mail pick-up at front desk
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western plus gen x inn in Memphis.


Conveniently located, the best western plus gen x inn in Memphis, Tennessee is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 35.139325  /  Latitude: -90.022445


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Nashville. Follow Interstate 40 West to Interstate 240 South. Take Exit 30 - Madison Avenue. Make a left at light, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn will be on the right.

From: Mississippi. Come up on Interstate 55 North to Interstate 240 North. Take the exit for Union West, make a right on Pauline, right on Madison Avenue. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn will be on the right.

From: Little Rock, AR. Follow Interstate 40 East to Interstate 240 South and take Madison Avenue Exit. Make a left at light, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Gen X Inn will be on the right.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Beale Street

Developed in 1841, Beale Street is located in downtown Memphis, Tennessee – set from the Mississippi River to East Street.

A popular tourist area, Beale is home to boutique shops, great restaurants, and blues clubs. Just under two miles long, Beale Street hosts many events throughout the year, including the Beale Street Music Festival and the month-long Memphis in May.

The Church Park Auditorium, located in Church Park at the corner of 4th and Beale, hosts a variety of events – even Franklin D. Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson are included in the list of speakers.

Visit the "Home of the Blues" for great spots like B.B. King Blues Club, Beale St. Tap Room, Silky O Sullivan's, Miss Polly's Soul City Café, and the Rum Boogie Café.

Beale Street Music Festival

Held the first weekend of May, the Beale Street Music Festival is a three-day celebration of local and legendary musicians held on Beale Street.

Kicking off the annual, month-long Memphis in May festival, the Beale Street Music Festival attracts over 100,00 attendees to downtown Memphis each year.

The Beale Street Music Festival features everything from jazz and blues to indie, rock, and country.

This Tenneneese music festival is set in the 25-acre Tom Lee Park, located along the banks of the Mississippi River.



Crystal Shrine Grotto

Found at the 54-acre Memorial Park Cemetery, the Crystal Shrine Grotto is a unique attraction in the Memphis area. The grotto is 60-foot-deep cave filled with quartz crystal, and depicting Biblical stories.

Entrance to the grotto is found at the Abraham's Oak sculpture. Set in western Tennessee, this free attraction is open to the public daily from 6 a.m. to sunset.

The cemetery was established in 1924, while artist Dionicio Rodriguez began work on the grotto in 1938. The Crystal Shrine Grotto is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places

FedEx Forum

Known locally as "The Grindhouse," the FedEx Forum in downtown Memphis has been the home hard-wood for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies since 2004. The arena's interior is designed to pay homage to Memphis' musical history with murals and paintings located throughout the concourse.

Not only is the arena the proud home to an NBA franchise, but it also hosts a wide variety of annual events in western Tennessee. Some of which include large concerts and musicals, professional bull riding, NCAA men and women's tournament games, and Ultimate Fighting Championship events as well.

Fort Pillow State Historic Park

Travelers and history buffs make a beeline for Fort Pillow State Historic Park, an area steeped in archeological and military history. Overlooking the Tennessee side of the Mississippi River, this park features a museum covering the 1864 Battle of Fort Pillow, and several Civil War artifacts – including a canon.

Aside from its history, this 1,642-acre park is a designated Wildlife Observation Area, and remains a popular location for bird watching. A full-service picnic area with tables, grills, and nearby playground await visitors, so revel in history and natural beauty just north of Memphis.


Elvis Presley's Graceland, home of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, is one of the most visited attractions in MemphisTennessee.

Visitors may tour the mansion to see how Elvis lived, and view his stage costumes, photographs, videos, and personal mementos. During an audio-guided tour, visitors see Elvis' music room, TV room, living room, parent's bedroom, dining room, pool room, and Jungle Room.

The 14-acre estate also includes Elvis' trophy building, remodeled 1958 Convair 880 jet, the Elvis Presley Car Museum, the Elvis Presley: Fashion King exhibit, the Elvis Lives: The King & Pop Culture exhibit, and the Meditation Garden – where Elvis and other family members are laid to rest.

Memphis International Airport

Aviation services has been present in the Memphis area since the 1950s. When the Memphis International Airport opened, the unpaved runway was used by American Airlines and Chicago & Southern Air Lines for commercial and air mail transportation. This joint civil-military airport was used by the United States Army Air Force Air Transport Command during World War II. The airport's four paved runways and three terminals encompass 3,900 acres of land in the southern corner of Tennessee.

It remains the global "SuperHub" for FedEx Express, is the fifth-largest hub for Delta Airlines, and a hub for Pinnacle Airlines, a subsidiary for Delta Airlines. In addition to general aviation services, several commercial airlines offer daily flights to Boston, Chicago, Charlotte, Washington-National, Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, and many other major cities in America. Flights to Toronto are also available via Air Canada Express.

Memphis Trolleys

Southwest Tennessee is home to Memphis, Tennessee also known  as the River City, along the Mississippi River. Since 1993, the downtown Memphis Trolleys have provided a convenient and fun way to travel in the city.

The trolleys operate on three lines in the downtown area. The 2.5-mile section along Main Street offer stops in the historic South Main and Pinch districts, while the two-mile Riverfront Trolley provides the connection for the two Main Street lines. Over 800,000 people each year ride the trolleys, making it an very effective method of transportation.

The operator of the trolleys, Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) allowed the use of authentic, historic trolleys built between 1909 and 1929 for the Memphis trolley lines. While in downtown, hitch a ride on one of these wonderful historic trolleys to visit museums, theaters, restaurants or shops.

Sun Studio

Make your way to a piece of American music history on your next visit to Memphis. A icon of western Tennessee lore, Sun Studio is the famous recording studio owned and operated by pioneer Sam Philips.

Opened in 1950 under the name Memphis Recording Studio, Sun Studio's name grew from the combining of Sun Records. 

In 2003, Sun Studio was added to both the National Register of Historic Places and the list of National Historic Landmarks.

Sun Studio famously hosted the recording of top artists like Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. When you visit Sun Studio in Memphis, enjoy any of the daily guided tours – they start at 10:30 and depart at the bottom half of each hour until 5:30.

West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center

Set in Brownsville off Interstate 40 – otherwise known as Music Highway – the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center commemorates Blues musician "Sleepy" John Estes, and the iconic Tina Turner.

The center grounds encompass the former home of Estes, and Flagg Grove School – Turner’s childhood schoolhouse. Free and open daily in western Tennessee, the Historic Flagg Grove School is also known as the Tina Turner Museum – housing decades of memorabilia celebrating the life of Anna Mae Bullock.

Set along the Hatchie Scenic River, the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center also features over 8,000 square feet of exhibits, and three freshwater aquariums.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Sun Studio
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Memphis Brooks Museum
  • 1.30 mile(s) from AutoZone Park
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Beale Street Historic District
  • 1.50 mile(s) from FedEx Forum
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Gibson Guitar
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Bass Pro Shops at Pyramid
  • 1.80 mile(s) from Orpheum Theatre
  • 1.80 mile(s) from Playhouse on the Square
  • 1.90 mile(s) from Mud River Park
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Memphis Cook Convention C
  • 2.00 mile(s) from The Memphis Zoo
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Tom Lee Park, city park that straddles the Mississippi River
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Overton Park, large city park in heart of midtown
  • 2.20 mile(s) from Pink Palace Museum
  • 2.50 mile(s) from AutoZone Liberty Bowl
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Mid-South Fairgrounds
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Peabody Place Museum
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Theatre of Memphis
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Elvis's Graceland
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Memphis Motorsports Park
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Tunica casinos
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Peabody Place Retail & Entertainment Center
  • 6.80 mile(s) from Oak Court
  • 10.80 mile(s) from Southland Mall
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Carriage Crossing, outdoor mall
  • 15.50 mile(s) from Wolfchase Galleria

Nearby Restaurants

  • 0.20 mile(s) from Tops Bar-B-Q, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Bruno's Italian Restaurant, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Cupboard Restaurant, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Petra, Full Service, Greek, Open for: breakfast
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Pei Wei, Full Service, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Barksdale Restaurant, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1.10 mile(s) from India Palace, Bar/Lounge, Indian, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Bhan Thai, Full Service, Thai, Open for: lunch
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Zinnie's East, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch
  • 1.60 mile(s) from Blue Monkey, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.80 mile(s) from Golden India, Full Service, Indian, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.80 mile(s) from Bari Restaurant, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.90 mile(s) from Butcher Shop Steakhouse, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.90 mile(s) from Memphis Pizza Cafe, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Huey's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.10 mile(s) from Molly Gonzales La Casita, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: breakfast
  • 2.10 mile(s) from B.B King's Blues Club, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner
  • 2.20 mile(s) from Blue Fin, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 6.70 mile(s) from On The Border, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Memphis. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

January 2016

January 7-10, 2016
2016 Elvis Birthday Celebration

Celebrate the King's birthday at his very own Graceland, where a wealth a special guests, events, and other entertainment are set to thrill. Event times vary by day.

January 30, 2016
2016 Folk Art in America Community Day

An interactive gallery inspired by America's greatest works of folk art will be available at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art for one day only. The fun begins at 10 a.m.

January 2016

January 1, 2016
2016 1st Hike

Ring in the New Year with a day of adventure and outdoor exploration at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park near Camden. There will be ranger-led hikes occurring all throughout the day, with other specialty activities taking place as well. Event starts during normal park hours.

February 2016

February 27, 2016
2016 Polar Plunge – Freezin' For A Reason

Freeze your behind off for a great cause at Aloha Pools and Spas in Jackson. Join in the fun, or simply spectate. Participants receive a free memorabilia, while spectators enjoy warm refreshments. The fun begins at 10 a.m.

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