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Emporia Kansas Hotels & Motels

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Emporia is a friendly city in east-central Kansas, roughly halfway between Topeka and Wichita. It's bordered by the Neosho River on the northern side and the Cottonwood River on the south. Peter Pan and Soden's Grove Parks further enhance this charming Kansas city. More from this guide...

Emporia Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Motel 6 Emporia
2630 West 18th Ave., Emporia, KS 66801
  • Cheap property
  • Check in time: 14:00
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Econo Lodge Emporia
2511 West 18th Ave., Emporia, KS 66801
  • Inexpensive Highway property
Average 3.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Mainstay Suites
2602 Candlewood Dr., Emporia, KS 66801 Website
  • Economical Suburban property
  • 60 rooms in property
Very Good 4.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
Clarion Inn & Conference Center : 2700 West 18th Ave.
2700 West 18th Ave., Emporia, KS 66801
  • Low Cost Suburban property
  • 2 floors in property
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Hampton Inn Emporia
2900 Eaglecrest Dr., Emporia, KS 66801
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Emporia : 2930 Eaglecrest Dr.
2930 Eaglecrest Dr., Emporia, KS 66801
  • Mid-scale Rural property
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
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Comfort Inn & Suites - Emporia
2921 West 18th Ave., Emporia, KS 66801
  • 2 star Rural hotel
  • Check in: 3:00pm
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Emporia Northwest An Ihg Hote in Emporia
3007 West 18th Ave., Emporia, KS 66801
  • 3 star property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
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Best Western Emporia Inn - Emporia
2836 West 18th Ave., Emporia, KS 66801
  • Economy Highway property
  • Check in time: 3:00 pm
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Super 8 by Wyndham Emporia : 2913 Us 50
2913 Us 50, Emporia, KS 66801
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Read more
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Days Inn Emporia : 3032 West Highway 50
3032 West Highway 50, Emporia, KS 66801
  • Two-star Highway property
  • Check in time: 03:00pm
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America's Best Inn & Suites Emporia in Emporia
3181 West Highway 50, Emporia, KS 66801
  • Low priced Highway hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Knights Inn & Suites Emporia
3183 West Highway 50, Emporia, KS 66801
  • Two star hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Average 3.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details

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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Emporia, KS discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Emporia hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Emporia was founded as a business venture between newspaper editor G.W. Brown, Lawrence resident G.W. Deitzler, Lawrence merchants Columbus Hornsby and Lyman Allen, and Lawrence print foreman Preston B. Plumb. They formed their new town in 1857 when the state was torn apart by the slavery debate. They called it Emporia, after the city-state in ancient Carthage, hoping their own venture could also be described as “a flourishing market center.”

Plumb became the only member of the Emporia Town Company to settle in the new city. He started the city's first newspaper, the Kansas News, and made it an essential tool for local growth.

Today Emporia is home to just under 25,000 people, including many students and recent graduates. Both Emporia State University and Flint Hills Technical College have campuses here, which gives the city a youthful energy residents and tourists love.

When is the best time to visit Emporia, Kansas?

Emporia usually gets its best weather during fall. Daily highs sit in the mid-80s in September but drop to the mid-50s by the end of the season. Fall is usually dry, so you can leave your umbrella behind.

Summers are warm, with average daily temperatures in the mid-80s to low 90s. However, this season is also Emporia's wettest. Local storms can be more than an annoyance. They can also turn violent at times. While Emporia hasn't seen a fatal tornado since June 1974, strong winds and relentless rain can make visiting during this season unpleasant. Research the local weather conditions and tornado safety before you leave to avoid any nasty surprises.

Spring weather can be pleasant, especially as summer approaches. However, as the weather warms to a balmy average in the mid-70s in May, rain becomes more common.

You'll need thick skin to enjoy Emporia during winter. The weather can be extremely cold, bringing more than 10 inches of snow over the course of the season. Ice storms and blizzards are also common from December to February.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Emporia, KS:

seasonality of hotel rates in Emporia

Emporia, KS: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. price patterns by star rating class in Emporia, KS. Browse these line graphs to calculate the best time to make a reservation in Emporia for your upcoming travels.

Where are the luxury hotels around Emporia, KS?

4 Star Average Prices: $139.00

While Emporia doesn't have the extravagant opulence of more high-profile travel hotspots, a few hotels cater to luxury-seekers. Choose the best rooms at the following hotels for a vacation that's a cut above the average.

Surrounded by well-known restaurants and less than a mile from Flinthills Mall and I-35, few hotels have locations as desirable as Hampton Inn. It's an elegant sot with chic guestrooms and spacious suites featuring large 40-inch HDTVs, ergonomic work stations, and signature Hampton beds. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and breakfast each morning. They're worth getting up for, with pastries and fresh waffles among the daily offerings. If you've got a busy day ahead, the On the Run breakfast bags, available weekdays, hit the spot. Hampton Inn also has a heated pool, fitness center, business center, and sundries shop.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites is a modern hotel near local restaurants and retailers. Its rooms are well-appointed for rest and relaxation. You'll appreciate premium cable channels on the flat-screen, free Wi-Fi, and tea- and coffee-making facilities when you're unwinding. Once it's time for bed, the black-out shades, premium mattresses, and pillow selection ensure you'll get quality shut-eye. After a blissful night's sleep, just try to resist the cinnamon rolls and other tasty treats on the free breakfast buffet. Don't worry about sneaking an extra pastry — you can easily burn it off at the fitness center or indoor pool.

What are the options in Emporia, KS for budget hotels?

3 Star Average Prices: $111.64

Emporia typically caters for guests on a budget, with many two-star hotels competing for your travel dollars. You can always rely on the following hotels for some of the most affordable rooms in Emporia.

Avaste Hotel Suites & Conference Center is a low-priced, pet-friendly hotel in the city's west. Its rooms aren't flashy but they are comfortable, with private bathrooms, cable TV, work desks, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The recreational facilities are better than you might expect at this price point. With indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, and an onsite fitness center, you'll never be bored here. While there's no bar or restaurant, Bruff's, Spangles, and Burger King are all a short stroll away. Avaste Hotel also serves guests a free hot buffet breakfast each morning.

Econo Lodge Emporia doesn't have pools, but its super-low rates should soon quell any disappointment. Pets are also welcome in the Econo Lodge's rooms, which are tidy and functional. They all feature flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning units, and ironing facilities, so you can look your best when heading out to dinner or an Emporia business meeting. Some even have microwaves and fridges. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property, making it easy to stay in touch with work colleagues, friends, and family members. The simple but satisfying free Easy Starts continental breakfast is a great way to begin the day.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Emporia

2 Star Average Prices: $78.92

2 Star Hotel Prices in Emporia

What hotels have the best discounts in Emporia, Kansas?

Several well-known accommodation providers in Emporia treat selected guests to special rates. The following hotels offer some of the best discounts in the city.

La Quinta Inn Emporia has special rates for AAA members, AARP members, senior citizens, military personnel, and government employees. The rooms will feel like your home away from home, with comfortable Bright Morning pillow-top beds, cable TV sets, microwave ovens, and fridges. In your downtime, La Quinta Inn lets you mix up your workout with an indoor pool and fitness center. The hotel serves a free Bright Side breakfast with waffles and pastries each morning. There are snacks at the Bright Side Market, and you're an easy walk from Applebee's, IHOP, and Montana Mike's for lunch and dinner.

Super 8 by Wyndham offers discounts for AAA members, seniors and AARP members, government employees, currently serving military personnel, and veterans — making this affordable pet-friendly hotel even more budget-friendly. Its rooms are simple but comfortable, with large 46-inch high-definition LED TVs, free and fast Wi-Fi, and soft beds. Rest while the charging station recharges your electric car, then enjoy the tasty SuperStart breakfast served free to guests each morning.

Where are the best value options around Emporia, KS?

Savvy travelers know that bigger isn't always better, yet they understand that often you get just what you pay for. The following hotels get the balance right, with relatively affordable prices considering their rooms and facilities. When you want to see value for money, these Emporia hotels are bound to impress.

Quality Inn & Suites in Emporia is a smart choice for business travelers and leisure seekers. Professionals will enjoy its close proximity to local companies, copy, print, and fax facilities in the business room, and 1,500 square feet of meeting and event space. In your downtime, swim laps in the indoor pool, work up a sweat in the fitness center, or connect with loved ones back home using the free Wi-Fi. The complimentary breakfast buffet provides all the energy you need to get through a busy day in Emporia. Pet-friendly rooms are available on request.

Candlewood Suites Emporia is perfect for guests who want to take control of their vacation. As an all-suites hotel, there are kitchens in each room along with a gazebo grill downstairs, providing plenty of options for eating in. The on-site laundry facilities help you keep on top of your washing while you're away. But staying here isn't all about hard work. There's a recently renovated fitness center, DVD players in each room, rental movies in the lobby, and board games in the Lending Locker. Guests enjoy plenty of free perks too, including standard Wi-Fi, local calls, and laundry use.

Experience Midwestern Hospitality at Family-Owned Restaurants in Emporia, KS

While Emporia has its fair share of popular chain restaurants, its family-owned eateries provide the real taste of the city. Enjoy delicious food and Midwestern service with a smile at the following establishments.

Billy Bob's BBQ & Ice Cream has everything you need to satisfy your cravings. Think melt-in-the-mouth ribs, pulled pork, and brisket served with all your favorite sides. Make sure you save room for dessert. Billy Bob's ice cream is legendary around these parts. The daily lunch specials are always a great value.

For authentic Mexican, it has to be Casa Ramos. The delicious dishes, no doubt passed down through generations of Ramos family members, combine with friendly service to make this dining experience unforgettable.

If you're jonesing for burgers and other fast food indulgences, skip the chains and head to Do-Bs instead. This family-run fast food restaurant has popular treats like burgers and fries as well as a few unexpected offerings like Philly cheesesteaks and Louisiana po'boys. With low-priced meals that are big on taste, it's easy to see why college kids love Do-Bs.

Emporia is a friendly city with a vibrant energy that visitors of all ages love. Discover the charm of this Midwestern city on your next getaway.

FAQs about hotels in Emporia

What are the top rated hotels in Emporia?

Hampton Inn Emporia, Mainstay Suites and Clarion Inn & Conference Center are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the top luxurious hotels in Emporia?

Hampton Inn Emporia, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Emporia and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Emporia Northwest An Ihg Hote are the top 3 luxury hotels near Emporia city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Emporia?

Motel 6 Emporia, Econo Lodge Emporia, and Mainstay Suites are the properties closest to Emporia city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Emporia cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Emporia can be as cheap as $78.92 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Emporia cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Emporia has been $111.64 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a high-end hotel in Emporia cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Emporia has been $139.00 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Emporia?

Mainstay Suites, Clarion Inn & Conference Center and Econo Lodge Emporia are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What did travelers think of the city of Emporia?

Below are reviews of the city of Emporia, KS from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Glad We Stopped Here!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Stopped by chance, glad we did!

Joelle W., from 23-Feb-2023
"Small town"
Score 3.0 / 5

Didn't get to explore it much but it didn't seem like there was much to it. Very small.

Zabrina W., from 12-Nov-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Emporia, KS shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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