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Created in 1906, the Memphis Zoo made its home in Overton Park more than 100 years ago. The facility is home to about 3,500 animals that represent over 500 different species. Sprawling more than 70 acres, the zoo is known as one of the finest zoological parks in the nation. In 2008, TripAdvisor.com ranked the Memphis Zoo the “#1 Zoo in the United States.”Within the last 20 years, the zoo has undergone $80 million dollars of major renovations and expansions. Today, you'll find that the zoo's animals make their homes in three different zones – East, Central, and West. Visit Ya Ya and Le Le, the zoo's Giant Pandas, or discover the variety of tropical fish at the aquarium. Other popular attractions include the Northwest Passage, Butterflies: In Living Color, the Tropical Bird House, and Cat Country, among many others.Each day at the Memphis Zoo is unique, with a variety of entertainment and daily shows. Take in a Sea Lion Show, Polar Bear Feeding, or Penguin Rock. Or, experience the thrill of an evening show such as Murder Mystery Mayhem. Regardless of your age or interests, the Memphis Zoo has something for everyone.
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Best Western Plus Gen X Inn
1177 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104
~1.65 miles west of Memphis Zoo
- Recently opened in 2006, the Best Western Plus Gen X Inn in downtown Memphis features a trendy, urban atmosphere and is centrally located to give you access to the area's hottest attractions. A short walk will take you to the world-famous Beale Street, and you'll be less than 10 minutes from the Memphis Zoo, Orpheum Theatre, and FedEx Forum. Start each day at the Best Western Plus Gen X Inn off right with a hearty breakfast, featuring freshly brewed coffee, pastries, seasonal fruit, and other healthy selections. Your comfortable guest room is a relaxing retreat, with features such as a plasma-screen television, DVD player, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and high-speed Internet access.
- Cheap Convention Center hotel
- Gym is available on property
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1199 Linden Ave., Memphis, TN 38104
~1.79 miles southwest of Memphis Zoo
- Low Cost Downtown hotel
- Check in: 15:00
Motel 6 Memphis, TN - Downtown
210 South Pauline St., Memphis, TN 38104
~2.02 miles west of Memphis Zoo
- Cheap property
- 115 sleeping rooms in hotel
Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown
300 North 2nd St., Memphis, TN 38105
~2.92 miles west of Memphis Zoo
- Known as a first-class Memphis Hotel, the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Memphis is an outstanding choice for your time in this vibrant city. You'll be steps from the world-famous Beale Street, across the street from the Memphis Trolley Line, and minutes from several other area attractions. You can also choose from a variety of cuisines at the on-site restaurants. Your luxurious guest room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Memphis features comfortable bedding, cable television with on-demand movies, a coffee maker, and iron with ironing board.
- 3 star Downtown hotel
- 7 meeting rooms in property
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
250 North Main St., Memphis, TN 38103
~3.02 miles west of Memphis Zoo
- Boasting 600 guest rooms, the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel is the largest hotel in the city. Beautiful views of the skyline and luxury accommodations will surround you during your stay in this gorgeous Memphis hotel. You'll also find yourself near shopping, museums, art galleries, and exciting entertainment. When you're not out exploring the city, dip your toes in the swimming pool or relax in the hotel's whirlpool. Your guest room at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel offers the ultimate in comfort with a spacious work desk, sumptuous bedding, high-speed Internet access, and much more.
- Four star property
- Hotel has 19 floors
DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown
185 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
~3.13 miles west of Memphis Zoo
- Nestled in the heart of it all, the Doubletree Hotel Memphis Downtown boasts a premier location near the city's top sights, entertainment, and recreation. Venture out the hotel's doors to find the AutoZone Ball Park, world-famous Beale Street, Cook Convention Center, and so much more. Be sure to take full advantage of all the Doubletree Hotel Memphis has to offer – a well-equipped business center, state-of-the-art fitness center, meeting facilities, and a gorgeous outdoor pool. And, when it comes time to relax at the end of the day, your guest room at the Doubletree Hotel Memphis Downtown offers you the finest in amenities to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.
- Four-star Downtown property
- Check in: 4:00pm
Big Cypress Lodge
1 Bass Pro, Memphis, TN 38105
~3.17 miles west of Memphis Zoo
- Luxurious Five Star Downtown property
- 5 suites in hotel
149 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
~3.18 miles west of Memphis Zoo
- A Mobil Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond Hotel, the The Peabody will not disappoint. A perfect blend of Southern hospitality and charm will greet you from the moment you step in the door. This The Peabody is just minutes from several downtown attractions including Beale Street, Gibson Guitar Factory, the National Civil Rights Museum, and Sun Studio. Your opulent guest room at the The Peabody is a relaxing retreat, featuring amenities such as an executive desk, 25-inch television with on-demand movies, high-speed Internet access, iron with ironing board, hairdryer, and a complimentary daily newspaper.
- High-end Downtown hotel
- 464 rooms in property
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MOXY Memphis Downtown - Memphis
40 North Front St., Memphis, TN 38103
~3.19 miles west of Memphis Zoo
- Just off Interstate 40 and 55, the Sleep Inn at Court Square is in the perfect location for you to explore downtown Memphis. Venture right out the hotel's doors to find Mud Island River Park, the FedEx Forum, world-famous Beale Street, and the Memphis Cook Convention Center. You'll also be steps from the area's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment. Your comfortable guest room at the Sleep Inn at Court Square boasts free wireless high-speed Internet access, luxurious bedding, granite countertops, and a flat-screen television with free HBO.
- 2 star Downtown property
- Hotel has 10 suites
Comfort Inn Downtown
100 North Front St., Memphis, TN 38103
~3.20 miles west of Memphis Zoo
- Spectacular views of the Mississippi River and the downtown skyline will surround you while at the Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis. Located in the historic downtown area, the hotel is minutes from FedEx Forum, Memphis Cook Convention Center, Beale Street, and much more. You'll also have easy access to world-class dining and entertainment. Each day, take advantage of a complimentary continental breakfast, stunning rooftop pool, and state-of-the-art fitness center. At the Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis, you'll delight in your guest room's amenities – enjoy an in-room coffeemaker, iron with ironing board, and free high-speed Internet access.
- Midscale Downtown hotel
- 15 floors in hotel
Residence Inn by Marriott Memphis Downtown - Memphis
110 Monroe, Memphis, TN 38103
~3.21 miles west of Memphis Zoo
- Originally opened in 1930, this historic hotel boasts Art Deco–style furnishings and the finest amenities. The Residence Inn Memphis Downtown, registered with the National Historic Registry, is perfectly located for you to enjoy all this beautiful city has to offer. Mingle with friends in the trendy lobby area, relax in the hearth room, or enjoy a thrilling game of billiards. Whatever your tastes, the Residence Inn Memphis Downtown has something for you. When it comes time to retreat to your guest room, you won't be disappointed. Each offers a fully equipped kitchen, separate work area, and high-speed Internet access.
- Affordable hotel
- Free comp. breakfast
Springhill Suites by Marriott Memphis Downtown : 85 West Court Ave.
85 West Court Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
~3.23 miles west of Memphis Zoo
- Nestled in the center of the city, Springhill Suites Downtown Memphis offers a new take on hotel stays. Stylish accommodations and an upbeat staff strive to give you just the hotel experience you're looking for. While at the Springhill Suites Downtown Memphis, you'll be steps from Cook Convention Center and FedEx Forum, as well as excellent shopping and dining opportunities. Your guest room is perfect for rejuvenating and relaxing, featuring amenities such as plush bedding, a mini-fridge, pullout sofa, coffee maker, microwave, and free wireless Internet access.
- 3-star Downtown property
- Free breakfast
Madison Hotel - Memphis
79 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
~3.24 miles west of Memphis Zoo
- Expensive Downtown property
- 110 rooms in property
The Westin Memphis Beale Street : 170 Lt. George West Lee Ave.
170 Lt. George West Lee Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
~3.27 miles west of Memphis Zoo
- Located in the heart of the city's hottest attractions, the Westin Memphis Beale Street is in the ideal area for you to enjoy the best of Memphis. While here, stay connected with our business center, get a revitalizing workout in our health club, or relax with a calming yoga session. Each guest room at the Westin Memphis Beale Street offers only the finest amenities. Enjoy Westin's signature Heavenly Bed, an alarm clock with iPod docking station, coffeemaker with Starbucks coffee, and signature bath products.
- High end Downtown hotel
- 203 rooms in hotel
FAQs about hotels near Memphis Zoo
How much does a cheap hotel near Memphis Zoo cost per night?
In the last year, a 2 star hotel near Memphis Zoo can be as cheap as $94.84 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)
How much does a 3 star hotel near Memphis Zoo cost per night?
In the last year, the average 3 star hotel near Memphis Zoo has been $115.92 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)
How much does a high-end hotel near Memphis Zoo cost?
In the last year, the average 4 star hotel near Memphis Zoo has been $159.65 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)