That's why a place like the Talbot Heirs Guesthouse is so lovely.
Nestled in the second story of a two story building on South Second Street, the Talbot Heirs' eight guest suites are easy to overlook, if you don't know about them. From the street, there's nothing to denote the presence of the little hotel -- unless you look closely and glimpse the hand-painted window. Upstairs, is something else.
Visitors who come here call in advance and let Tom and Sandy Franck know that they're coming. They're met at the curbside and helped into one of Memphis' best kept secrets.
Up a staircase and to the right, you'll find these overnight apartments inviting, fresh -- and large.
In each of the suites, you'll find a nice selection of items for your anytime-you-want-it continental breakfast -- including plenty of coffee, tea, juice, milk, breakfast bars and biscotti, cereal, yogurt, and more. The kitchens are fully equipped with stoves, refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers.
The Talbot Heirs Guesthouse is located at 99 South Second Street in Memphis, just across from the Peabody and Texas de Brazil. Call (800) 955-3956 or check out the Talbot Heirs website.
UPDATE 9/7/17. I'm glad to say the Talbot Heirs is still running and still available. I've replaced the images with photo credited images and did a little color touch-up. Do realize if you visit that these photos were from January 2008, and furnishings and such may have changed.
I ended up getting my own Dr. Bob "Be Nice Or Leave." It's in my dining room.