Rate based on Check-in: Nov 6, 2014 Check-out: Nov 7, 2014

Econo Lodge Downtown

2 stars
22 North 3rd Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
130 reviews
memphis in may

Always a great place and friendly staff. Will be back very shortly See full review

  • I halucin8
  • Jun 2, 2014
Great location!

Although the lobby/front desk air-conditioning was out, this was a great place to stay for the... See full review

  • Katy from OB
  • Aug 14, 2014
Memphis mainstay in prime location

This striking, silver hotel on North 3rd Street in downtown Memphis entices business and pleasure travelers alike to get out and explore the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. The location is second to none, yet the hotel provides every amenity for guests who prefer to put their feet up and unwind. Amenities include an upscale bar and signature restaurant, pet-friendly rooms, a seasonal outdoor pool, and meeting space.

Highlights
  • Outstanding location near many Memphis attractions
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi access in rooms
  • Pet-friendly rooms ($20 per pet, maximum of two dogs)
  • Restaurant and bar
Rooms

All 116 rooms are efficient and neat, with a choice of bed sizes with pillow-top mattresses. In-room amenities include a television with cable, coffee maker, desk, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Some rooms also offer a microwave oven and refrigerator. Laundry services are available.

Features

Econo Lodge Downtown's fitness room and seasonal outdoor pool re-energize weary travelers after a day of sightseeing.

 

Memphis Sounds, an upscale bar, offers a lively cocktail hour, and the hotel's signature restaurant, A & R Barbecue, serves a wide-ranging menu (be sure to check out the sun deck).

 

Guests enjoy many of the city's top attractions, just a few blocks away, including the Orpheum Theatre, Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, Mud Island, FedEx Forum, AutoZone Park, and the National Civil Rights Museum. Beale Street's entertainment district, a half mile from the hotel, tempts more adventurous guests with its wide variety clubs and restaurants, including Blues City Café, Silky O'Sullivan's, and Alfred's Bar & Grill.

Transportation
  • Memphis International Airport (12 mi/19.3 km)
  • Shuttle available to various businesses and attractions, including airport
  • Vintage trolleys and traditional buses, Memphis Area Transit Authority
Nearby attractions
  • Elvis Presley's home at Graceland (9.3 mi/15 km)
  • Memphis Botanic Garden (10.1 mi/16.3 km)
  • Pink Palace Museum and IMAX Theatre (7.1 mi/11.4 km)
  • Harrah's Tunica casino (28.3 mi/45.5 km)
Business
  • 100-square-foot meeting room accommodates up to 50
  • Copier and facsimile machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Indoor parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Brailled elevators
Room
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Iron

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Hotel Map

35.1451 -90.0501
Nearby airports
Memphis Int'l Airport, (MEM), 7.00, MI, SE;
Area description
City Center, 3rd St & Court

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (130)

Ratings and reviews for Econo Lodge Downtown

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
130 out of 130
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.5

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jackie McJackster
Business
Madison, WI
Oct 21, 2014

Skeptic at 1st-Lone 21 year old

I was skeptic at first because of all the bad reviews. I figured I would check-out anyway because I'm 21, on a budget, and really only needed a place to store my bags/sleep. The place is a little old and the elevator a little creepy. But the shower was hot and the sheets were clean. If you want a 4 star hotel, this is not your place, but if you live simply. It will do. Plus the breakfast was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
rebounder
Business
detroit, michigan
Oct 12, 2014

good location

good location for the price. short walk to Beale Street, all of downtown. Nothing to look at, but the room was clean and comfortable. Felt safe. Great if in town for just an overnight. Would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Have a meal at the Rendevous. Great ribs, cool atmosphere. Entrance from an alley across from the peabody Hotel.

Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ridelan007
Business
Wahoo, Nebraska
Aug 18, 2014

hotel is fine

The hotel is decent. I just wouldn't recommend anyone to go to Memphis.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Katy from OB
Business
Olive Branch, MS
Aug 14, 2014

Great location!

Although the lobby/front desk air-conditioning was out, this was a great place to stay for the location and the free continental breakfast… the room was rather large and roomy as well. Not every hotel can be new and shiny... And this hotel has earned its age. However, we would definitely stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Paula Raiford's is by far the best club downtown! Around the block on 2nd...

Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
GreenEyea
Business
Virginia
Jul 26, 2014

Traveling home

When I checked into the hotel the guy at the front desk sent me to a room with people ready in it. I returned to the front desk and was given a key to another room and when I got to that room it was being remodeled. Third try is a charm right? The third room I was sent to was ok. It seemed a little rundown and not super clean. Also you have to pay $10 to park on top of having to pay for the room...which I was refunded for my room problems. The beds and location ok. Oh and one other thing...if you park on the 6th floor of the parking deck you have to push the down elevator button to get it to come to your floor (I stayed on the 9th floor).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cath B
Business
Iowa City
Jul 21, 2014

great value!

Only 3 blocks to Beatle Street for about half the price of other near hotels. Safe and clean hotel. Good breakfast in the hotel but many many excellent restaurants within a block or two. Friendly staff went the extra mile with two special requests I had. Can walk to Martin Luther king Jr memorial, Orpheum theatre, sports arenas from here easily.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tilapia fish tacos at the Flying Fish restaurant are out ofthis world! !!!

Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LexBre
Business
Little Rock, Arkansas
Jul 15, 2014

Worth the money

I stayed at this hotel with a group of girls to hang out on Beale street for a friends 21st Birthday. I chose it because the closer surrounding hotels were $250 a night. Pros: staff was nice, the parking deck was attended 24/7 so my car felt safe overnight, pretty outdoor pool area. Cons: the bed could have been more comfortable and the elevator seemed a little sketchy. In general, this is an older hotel and you can tell it. Despite this, once we got to the room it was nice and clean and once we drank enough on Beale street the super firm beds were no problem either.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Beale street has a great night life. I also recommend Club 152; it's right on the strip.

Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jonny lightrock
Business
little rock
Jul 15, 2014

clean cheap downtown

why throw your money away on expensive hotels a couple of blocks away when you can just stay at this clean hotel and spend the extra loot on ribs

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

beale street is three blocks

Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JHS Good Times
Business
Winston-Salem, NC
Jul 7, 2014

Good location but......

Can not complain about room cleanliness but the entire hotel needs major overhaul and repairs. Would not go there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Beale Street just four blocks from hotel.

Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Rhodes Dad
Business
SF Bay Area
Jun 29, 2014

You get what you pay for

. . . and that's ok. This is a very basic motel at a very basic price. If you stay here with realistic expectations, knowing you are getting a 1.5 to 2 star motel for a 1.5 to 2 star price, you won't be disappointed. And the air conditioning works great, which is crucial in Memphis. The location is very good - a 5 minute walk to Beale Street, and the Ballpark is even closer. It is just a few blocks from the freeway, and about 15 minutes from the airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Central BBQ is a 15 minute walk, and totally worth it. But you might want to take a cab if it is after dark.

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