Hotels near The University of Memphis
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Memphis is perhaps most famous for three things: Elvis, BBQ, and Beale Street. But, as one of Tennessee's most culturally diverse and historic cities, there’s so much more to see! Travelers seeking accommodations near downtown or the University of Memphis may wonder how to secure budget-friendly accommodations in the area, but it isn't difficult to a range of affordable options in the funky and eclectic Midtown area. With a broad mix of theaters, galleries, cultural attractions, art festivals, and vintage housing, there is good reason for locals to say “Midtown is Memphis”. There are also cheap three-star hotels, basic brand-name motels, and well-appointed Airbnb options to suit any budget.
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Book a Conveniently Located, Private Airbnb Room in Midtown

Memphis offers dozens of Airbnb options, with the majority in the downtown and Midtown areas. University of Memphis visitors will find affordable, conveniently located properties in the latter, less than a 10-minute drive away. A private room in the well-reviewed Historic Midtown Apartment is priced at just $35 per night, which includes access to a kitchen, living area, and shared bathroom. The 1920s Comfy Midtown Bungalow Home offers a private, similarly appointed space plus a backyard and washer/dryer for just $45 per night.

Travelers seeking a full apartment will find various options along Midtown’s western edge starting around $75 nightly. The Private Carriage House Apartment offers a clean, modern space that sleeps two for just $74 nightly. The Beautiful High Rise is a one bedroom apartment with a living room, full kitchen, and balcony for $77 per night. For just $135 nightly, The Charming Midtown Carriage House is a taste of real Memphis charm. In addition to a private bedroom and bath, the space offers a picnic area, free off-street parking, a fountain, and a pool.

Look to Whitehaven for Memphis’ Cheapest Motel Accommodations

There are dozens of cheap, brand-name motels near the University of Memphis, primarily to the southwest in the Whitehaven neighborhood. Adjacent to the airport, this area is just a 15-20 minute drive to the school. Knights Inn is a basic, one-star motel with free Wi-Fi, parking, and an airport shuttle for less than $40 per night. The pet-friendly Motel 6 Memphis - Graceland is similarly appointed, with an on-site restaurant and pool, starting at just $46 nightly. Travelers looking to stay closer to downtown Memphis will find two-star accommodations at the Quality Inn on Camilla Street for around $65 per night.

Holiday Inn University of Memphis is the Only On-campus Hotel

Budget travelers will also find a number of budget-friendly hotels near the University of Memphis. The well-reviewed Holiday Inn University of Memphis offers the ideal blend of price and convenience. For around $125 nightly, its three-star accommodations are within walking distance of the school and include free Wi-Fi, parking, and an airport shuttle. For less than $90 per night, the Best Western Plus Gen X Inn and Holiday Inn Express Memphis Medical Center Midtown offer two-star accommodations convenient to downtown and the school.

Don’t Rely on Public Transportation Near the University of Memphis

Memphis’ best public transportation options only provide reliable coverage in and around the downtown core. As the University of Memphis is located well east of downtown, renting a car is vital. This is especially true for travelers who will need convenient transportation between their hotel, area restaurants, and the city center.

University of Memphis visitors will find a wide range of cheap hotel and Airbnb accommodations east of the city. Midtown in particular offers the most affordable and conveniently located options, all within a 15-minute drive of the university.