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Memphis, TN: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Only hotels in Memphis are listed below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Memphis, TN for your upcoming personal or group trip. We show the best Memphis, Tennessee motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Memphis area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Memphis hotels. Group booking? Search Memphis Group Hotel Deals or See the best Memphis meeting hotels

The Memphis center is around the area of Country Music Hall of Fame and the area of Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

From Elvis Presley to the Civil Rights Movement, Memphis has a long and storied history that is rooted deeply in American culture. If you're in the mood for music, barbecue, and culture, you can't go wrong with Blues City. More from this guide...

"BBQ is the specialty"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 20-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

Memphis is certainly a city to visit if you want to experience great food (BBQ is the specialty), nightlife and music, all on one street – Beale Street. This town is also home to Graceland, the residence of the legend, Elvis Presley. If you like basketball and it is in season, you can hop from Beale Street to the FedEx Forum, home of the Memphis Grizzlies. The best place to shop in this city is Wolfchase Galleria Mall. You are also just an hour away from the casinos in Tunica, MS, if this is your thing.

Memphis Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Comfort Inn Downtown 100 North Front St., Memphis, TN 38103 Website
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 3:00PM
Clarion Hotel & Convention Center West Memphis : 2007 South Service Rd. 2007 South Service Rd., West Memphis, AR 72301 Website ~6.11 miles west of Memphis
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • Check in: 3:00PM
From$49
Average 3.0 /5Reviews Call
The Peabody
+1-800-997-5148
149 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • Hotel has 12 floors
From$194
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Residence Inn Memphis Downtown
+1-888-690-5247
110 Monroe, Memphis, TN 38103
  • Affordable property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
From$179
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Madison Hotel
+1-888-305-3366
79 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 16 floors in property
From$169
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Hampton Inn & Suites at Beale Street : 175 Peabody Place 175 Peabody Place, Memphis, TN 38103
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 35 suites in hotel
From$159
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Big Cypress Lodge 1 Bass Pro, Memphis, TN 38105
  • High end property
From$209
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Comfort Suites 850 Stephen Blvd., West Memphis, AR 72301 ~6.93 miles west of Memphis
  • Three Star Highway property
  • Access to gym on-site
From$99
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Springhill Suites by Marriott Memphis Downtown : 85 West Court Ave.
+1-800-230-4134
85 West Court Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
Westin Memphis Beale Street : 170 Lt. George West Lee Ave. 170 Lt. George West Lee Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 203 rooms in property
Sleep Inn by Choice Hotels : 40 North Front St.
+1-888-690-5247
40 North Front St., Memphis, TN 38103
  • Two-star Downtown hotel
  • 10 suites in hotel
Courtyard Downtown Memphis - Memphis
+1-888-305-3366
75 Jefferson Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3:00PM
From$145
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Best Western Gen X Inn - Memphis
+1-800-881-1523
1177 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104
  • 2 star property
Holiday Inn University of Memphis 3700 Central Ave., Memphis, TN 38111
  • Mid-scale hotel
From$119
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis : 160 Union Ave. 160 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 5 conference rooms in property
Doubletree by Hilton Memphis Downtown 185 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
From$129
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
The Exchange Guest Suites 9 North 2nd St., Memphis, TN 38103
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 60 suites in property
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Htl : 250 North Main St.
+1-888-690-5247
250 North Main St., Memphis, TN 38103
  • Expensive property
  • 19 floors in hotel
Crowne Plaza - Memphis
+1-888-305-3366
300 North 2nd St., Memphis, TN 38105
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 230 rooms in property
Holiday Inn Express Memphis Medical Center : 1180 Union Ave.
+1-800-881-1523
1180 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38104
  • 2-star Downtown property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
From$99
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Courtyard by Marriott Memphis Airport - Memphis
+1-800-997-5149
1780 Nonconnah Blvd., Memphis, TN 38132
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • 3 floors in property
Days Hotel Airport
+1-888-690-5281
2979 Millbranch Rd., Memphis, TN 38116
  • Economical hotel
From$40
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Best Western Executive Inn 3105 Millbranch Rd., Memphis, TN 38116
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Shuttle to airport available
New Hampshire Inn - West Memphis 898 Ingram Blvd., West Memphis, AR 72301 ~6.07 miles west of Memphis
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • 4 suites in property
Knights Inn : 1300 Ingram Blvd.
+1-888-690-5247
1300 Ingram Blvd., West Memphis, AR 72301 ~6.07 miles west of Memphis
  • Low Cost Highway property
  • Free comp. breakfast
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When to Visit

Memphis summers can be very hot — especially during July and August — but many of the famous festivals and other outdoor events take place during the summer months. If you're willing to brave the heat and drink plenty of water, you'll have fun during this season. For those who prefer milder temperatures, consider a visit in the spring or fall.

If you plan to visit in autumn, prepare for all temperatures. Mild days can turn into chilly nights, so pack lots of layers. The winter months aren't necessarily a bad choice for your next visit to Memphis, but prepare for cold winds and frequent rain.

The Beale Street Music Festival takes place in May every year and features lots of live music, food stands, and other attractions. The Mid-South Fair lasts for three days in September or October, while the Memphis International Jazz Festival draws thousands of jazz fans to the city in November. If you're interested in a particular event, plan your visit around those dates.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Memphis, TN:

seasonality of hotel rates in Memphis

Memphis, TN: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Memphis, TN. Browse these illustrations to calculate the best time to make a reservation in Memphis for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Memphis, Tennessee

4 Star Average Prices: $146.37

If you spend your Memphis vacation in the lap of luxury, you'll gain access to all the comforts of home — plus a few extras. The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Memphis, for instance, is centrally located in the city center and features rooms decorated with rich textures, polished wood, and expansive views. The bathrooms feature granite countertops and walk-in showers, and you can choose between king and double queen options. Snuggle up in bed with premium satellite television, raid the minibar, or head to the on-site bar for a few drinks.

For a more romantic vacation, book a few nights at the River Inn of Harbor Town. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time the moment you cross the threshold. The decor is a curious blend of European aesthetics and southern charm, with four-poster beds, comfy club chairs, and luxurious linens. Load up on fresh fruit or fluffy pancakes at the free gourmet breakfast every morning and work off extra calories at the on-site gym. You're not far from Elvis's Graceland or Sun Studio, so you won't have to endure a long trip to explore Memphis's tourist attractions.

If you're a fan of the art deco design era, set your sights on The Peabody Memphis Hotel. It's an institution in this city — and for good reason. It's less than a mile from Beale Street and features nearly 450 guest rooms. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you'll enjoy the daily newspaper, free Wi-Fi, crisp linens, luxurious appointments, and numerous on-site dining options. Plus, you can enjoy the daily duck marches at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Peabody Ducks started making the march to the hotel fountain back in the 1930s, and the tradition continues to this day.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Memphis

Low Cost Hotel Options in Memphis, Tennessee

3 Star Average Prices: $101.54

Memphis offers plenty of ways to relieve you of your cash, whether you're taking tours or scarfing down delicious food. To save money on your trip, you might consider cheap hotel options that divert your budget away from lodging and toward fun activities. The Super 8 Memphis/Downtown/Graceland Area hotel is one such option. It offers clean, spacious rooms as well as a fitness center, outdoor pool, and free daily SuperStart breakfast bonanza, which includes eight different menu items. It's just off Interstate 55, which makes it convenient for travelers who just arrived in town, and you can hop a free shuttle that will deposit you on historic Beale Street.

Alternatively, give the Econo Lodge Downtown Memphis hotel a try. It's one of the cheapest options in the city, but you wouldn't know it based on the amenities. The hotel features a conference room, outdoor pool, on-site bar and restaurant, free continental breakfast, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Its proximity to Beale Street combined with its simple charm make it the ideal choice for travelers who don't want to part with too much cash.

Meanwhile, the Quality Inn Memphis Hotel offers two ways to save. First, it's very budget-friendly, and second, you can prepare meals in your room with the provided microwave and refrigerator instead of eating out for all your meals. Free Wi-Fi is available in all common areas, and there are on-site laundry facilities if you're planning a long stay. You can also request a free newspaper every day and make free local calls.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Memphis

2 Star Average Prices: $71.73

2 Star Hotel Prices in Memphis

Memphis, TN Hotels with Discounts

Some hotels offer ways to save off the advertised nightly rate. For instance, the Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis offers Choice Privileges, a rewards program that allows you to save on room rates while building other perks. You can also take advantage of the hotel's advance purchase opportunity, which lowers your rate by as much as 20 percent if you book well in advance of your trip. Alternatively, take advantage of the Comfort Inn's winter promotion between November and January.

The Best Western Executive Inn in Memphis likewise offers special rates and discounts. If you're a member of AARP, AAA, or CAA, you can get a discount of 10 percent or more. Government employees traveling on official business and military personnel get a similar discounted rate. Additionally, seniors over the age of 55 enjoy a rate that falls at least 10 percent below the advertised nightly cost.

If you're looking for a more luxurious hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton Memphis East fits the bill. You can save up to 15 percent if you're an AAA or CAA member. This highly rated hotel also offers regular promotions, such as Breakfast for a Buck (pay just $1 for breakfast), Cheers With 2 on Us (sip two craft beers every day courtesy of the hotel), and Pay Your Birth Year (pay full rate the first night and your birth year the second and third). AARP members and senior citizens enjoy discounts of between five and 15 percent.

Best Value Options in Memphis, Tennessee

If you're looking for a hotel that rests at the intersection of comfort and affordability, you'll find it in Memphis. The Holiday Inn Memphis Airport Hotel and Conference Center offers just one possibility. It's inexpensive but loaded with amenities, from an on-site restaurant and lounge to the mini refrigerators and premium linens in each room. Take a dip in the pool or use the business center to keep up with work. There's even an on-site dry cleaning service.

You might also like the Hyatt Place Memphis/Wolfchase Galleria Hotel. The distinctly modern aesthetic and abundance of amenities will help you settle in from the moment you set down your bags. It's located about 15 miles from downtown Memphis, which means you're close enough to the action to take advantage of it, but far enough away to enjoy a quieter environment. Some of the premium features include clock radios with MP3 player compatibility, 42-inch LCD TVs, granite-topped bathroom vanities, and optional sleeper sofas.

Finding the Music in Memphis

If you're like many Memphis visitors, you're interested in music above all else. You want a sense of the musical history of the town as well as the chance to watch live performances.

Fortunately, you don't have to look far to find great music in Memphis. Start at Sun Studio, the original home of the Sun Records label and the place where Elvis Presley cut his first records. The King wasn't the only person who famously spent time at Sun Studio — others include Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Cal Perkins.
After you tour the studio, head to Graceland for a firsthand look at Elvis's most famous residence. You can see where he is buried and ogle at the decor he chose, which hasn't been changed since his death. Parts of the mansion remain off-limits, but you'll get to see the Jungle Room, Meditation Garden, and Trophy Building, among other famous areas.

The Buccaneer Lounge on Monroe Avenue is a favorite for people who love rock and roll. Listen to loud music while you sip a beer or cocktail. Levitt Shell is another music venue you won't want to miss. It offers live music five nights a week and features some of the best local blues bands. Other excellent choices for music-centered nightlife include B.B. King's Blues Club, the Blues City Cafe, and Earnestine & Hazel's.

Of course, you won't want to miss the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. You'll find it at 191 Beale, and you'll want to allocate at least a couple of hours to your tour.

Memphis is one of the most dynamic U.S. cities, and you'll find its celebration of music everywhere, from the restaurants and cafes to the hotels and street names. Plan your next vacation and choose a hotel that meets all your needs while still fitting within your budget.

What did travelers think of the city of Memphis?

Below are reviews of the city of Memphis, TN from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Place To Visit"
Score 4.0 / 5

The MLK Exhibit is a must-see!

, from 16-May-2016
"Beautiful"
Score 5.0 / 5

All the azaleas in bloom everywhere!

, from 17-Apr-2016
"Good Food"
Score 5.0 / 5

Eating at Houston's is highly recommend.

, from 09-Apr-2016
"Very Entertaining Place"
Score 5.0 / 5

We enjoyed good food, The Liberty Bowl Game, Beal Street, and Graceland. It was easy to get around and no traffic problems.

, from 05-Jan-2016
"Needs Work"
Score 5.0 / 5

Get some help. Hire people that want to work there, and please clean your rooms better.

, from 03-Jan-2016
"Great Place"
Score 4.0 / 5

Enjoyed it.

, from 20-Dec-2015
"Excellent"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great place to stay

, from 20-Dec-2015
"Great Place"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great place with lots of soul. Highly recommend the museums, zoo and live music.

, from 20-Dec-2015
"Successful Youth Trip"
Score 5.0 / 5

The ability to take our youth to see a professional basketball game was great. So many possibilities for entertainment, food, cultural enrichment, and easy accessibility.

, from 06-Dec-2015
"Solid Trip"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Lorraine Motel was the best civil rights exhibit that I have ever seen. It is a must see in Memphis.

, from 16-Nov-2015
"Memorable Memphis"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Civil Rights Museum was first rate.

, from 09-Nov-2015
"Small Town Feel"
Score 4.0 / 5

I was surprised by the small town feel of Memphis. We live near Nashville and have friends from all over the country. Little traffic was nice and lots of empty lots. We'd planned to take the bus to the Liberty Bowl, but the bus stops running at 8:20, well before the game was over. Surprising that a city doesn't have more public transportation.

, from 08-Nov-2015
"Memphis is a Historical and Fun Destination"
Score 5.0 / 5

There is a lot of history to be explored in Memphis and surrounding areas. People are helpful and friendly. Transportation is easily accessible allowing more places to be visited. Allison, at the Memphis Visitors Center was very helpful in sending information ahead of time to be share with the incoming group. Thank her for us.

, from 05-Aug-2015
"A Great Area"
Score 4.0 / 5

Memphis is a great area and will be back again. Beale street, the stores, the bbq and the shops are amazing.

, from 30-Jul-2015
"Not To be Missed"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Civil Rights Museum was great and love the new improvement. River cruise and was Beale Street good too.

, from 27-Jul-2015
"Iconic"
Score 5.0 / 5

Enjoyed my visit to Memphis, especially when it came to Beale Street. Great nightlife, restaurants, music, and people watching.

, from 25-Jul-2015
"Meetings in Memphis"
Score 5.0 / 5

Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee, locating on the Mississippi River. While walking the iconic Beale street you can hear everything from Jazz to Rock n'Roll and sample everything from BBQ to soul food. The Memphis Cook Convention Center, Agricenter International and countless full service hotels in downtown and the surrounding areas can accommodate all size groups and meetings. Memphis has everything you need to make sure next meeting a success.

, from 29-Jun-2015
"Great, Historical City"
Score 4.0 / 5

Visited the Civil Rights Museum and the Legacy building. I would recommend seeing both when in the city.

, from 16-Jun-2015
"Blues City"
Score 4.0 / 5

I loved Graceland and The Peabody Ducks.

, from 15-May-2015
"Enjoyed Memphis. Will Visit There Again."
Score 5.0 / 5

The city offers so much great history and things to do all over.

, from 28-Apr-2015
"Great History. Delicious Food."
Score 5.0 / 5

We enjoyed the National Civil Rights Museum and Corky's BBQ. Get the dry rub ribs and you will not be disappointed.

, from 25-Nov-2014
"Rock & Roll Capital!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Hot times in the Rock & Roll Capital! There are lots to do, so if you're planning on taking a trip to Memphis, it takes at least three or four days of exploration to do it justice.

, from 18-Aug-2014
"Plenty to do"
Score 4.0 / 5

The horse and buggy rides were great

, from 26-Jul-2014
"Interesting History"
Score 4.0 / 5

Memphis has such a rights heritage that many don't know about, so I liked learning about the city's history.

, from 21-Jul-2014
"T.O. Fuller State Park"
Score 5.0 / 5

Everything from the people to the attractions. T. O.Fuller Park is where we had our picnic and it too was beautiful.

, from 08-Jul-2014
"Memphis is a great city for group travel."
Score 4.0 / 5

Everything from the people to the attractions. T.O.Fuller Park is where we had our picnic, and it too was beautiful. Don't forget to try the BBQ as well.

, from 08-Jul-2014
"My Home Town"
Score 4.0 / 5

I am from Memphis, so I liked everything about it up to and including the 4th of July fireworks display, shopping was good, lots of things to do & places to go. Family members can't wait to get back.

, from 08-Jul-2014
"Rough Town"
Score 4.0 / 5

It needs to be torn down and started over. The traffic signs are confusing at best and the entire town looks and smells like a slum area. Pretty much bums and beggers every where you go. Would not recomend this place for any vacation.

, from 17-Apr-2014
"Historical, Visitor Friendly, College Town"
Score 4.0 / 5

The city of Memphis has a rich history. It is a nice place to travel. The colleges in Memphis are nice as well.

, from 05-Apr-2014
"Appeared Rough"
Score 4.0 / 5

Beale Street was interesting. The other areas we visited had lots of abandoned buildings. I'm sure there are areas of Memphis that are beautiful but we did not visit them.

, from 25-Mar-2014
"Great vibe"
Score 5.0 / 5

Food in Memphis is great.Brother Juniper is a fantastic breakfast!Number of quality BBC joints.Beale St. is a good time.

, from 01-Jan-2014
"A dump"
Score 3.0 / 5

A dump. Long scared drive way at night. Two girls driving across country. We don't need scary. Almost cancelled reservation because of it.

, from 02-Nov-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Memphis, TN shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews
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