Because Madison and Peabody are the only downtown hotels that offer useful on-site workout options, the relevant question for those staying elsewhere becomes "How far is the Downtown YMCA?" From the DoubleTree, the walk is 3 to 5 minutes. Looking for something closer? Envision Fitness is literally around the block.
The Doubletree recently poured about 8 million dollars into a complete renovation, giving the hotel a fresh and appealing feel. With 280 rooms, an in-house restaurant, and free WiFi, the downtown DoubleTree is a good spot to stop and rest when you're in Memphis.
Guests can count on friendly and helpful staffs and central locations, and the comforting chocolate chip cookies that are the Doubletree standard. There's a decent fitness center in the hotel, but take advantage of the proximity to the Downtown YMCA and get a full-blown workout, as well as a good place to swim. Bring $7 bucks cash, room key and a photo ID for cheap access to a great facility. If you're choosing Envision, it's $10.