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Rodeway Inn Memphis
Ranked #59 of 138 Hotels in Memphis
Oxford, Mississippi
2 reviews
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“Hidden gem - price compared to what you get fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Not much from the outside, but everything you need at an amazing price. The rooms are huge, decor modern, sheets and pillows very comfortable. It has all the little things you want .. continental breakfast if you are in great need.. typical of lower end hotels... but free. There is a fridge, microwave, hair dryer, fold out couch, table, desk... and at $50 to $80 depending on season.... amazing deal. It is close to downtown and midtown. The family who owns it takes care of you and is really nice. Almost feels like you are going to stay at "their place" not at a hotel. It has been upgraded recently, so ignore older reviews. If you want to stay awhile it is good value, if you want to go see a show and not drive home from memphis it is affordable.

Room Tip: Just because it is not the most expensive area, when traveling alone I like an upper room.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We were not sure what to expect when we pulled into the parking lot, but we were not expecting Memphis to be as, well, scary as it is to us. We're not soft travelers (we've been to NYC, shady parts of Philly, etc) but we didn't exactly feel safe in most parts of Memphis. This hotel made us feel safe and comfortable, and was in a less scary area than other hotels. The parking lot has cameras, the doors of the rooms have bolts, and we felt safe while staying there. The rooms were fabulous - absolutely to die for at this price. The bed was firm and comfortable, and the room was equipped with a fridge, table, and microwave. Definitely a lot for your money. It is also about 10min away from downtown Memphis.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Longueuil, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

If you're looking for a budget place to spend the night in Memphis without wanting to go miles and miles from downtown, this might be the place for you. The hotel, though certainly not in walking distance from downtown is only some 10-15 minutes to downtown by car. The outside of the motel is downright grim as is the neighborhood. It's right across the street from the parking lot of a major hospital and the parking spaces are just off the sidewalk so make sure you lock you car doors! The rooms are fair size and adequate. There is a good Internet connection but the room phones cannot accept outsize calls. My wife called during the evening and the man at the desk walked over to my room, knocked on my door and handed me his cell-phone! He told me that since everyone has a cell-phone nowadays, the management decided to limit the phone service in the rooms to local calls.
If you're on a VERY low budget and are not too, too picky, the Rodeway might just be your ticket!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

This place is about 2 miles from Downtown and not a good walk. The hotel is a little run down and not particularly clean, the safety catch on the room door was broken. The breakfast area is cramped and again not what I'd call clean. The staff were indifferent our initial contact the staff didn't appear to understand me and had to refer me to a younger member. Therefore unless you're on a very limited budget I'd avoid this spot.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is a great place to stay if you are looking for an inexpensive place that is close to downtown. When you first drive up, I have to say that it does look a bit "scary." However, it is right across the road from a hospital parking structure. I never saw anything outside that made me worry though. But, then again, I'm not going to be prowling around at night on the streets of Memphis. The hotel staff was very nice and pleasant. The room was very large, clean, and spacious. It also came with a mini-fridge in the room. Very nice if you want to keep some drinks in your room. I only stayed one night but I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The room is very spacious, and it's clean, The location is close enough to the downtown. If you don't have a car, it might be a little bit difficult to get around, but otherwise, it's a good compromise between the price and the location.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Wichita, KS
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

My wife and I were in Memphis for a few days and chose this place for three reasons: good price, close to the things in Memphis we wanted to see, and good trip advisor reviews. The place is great in terms of being able to be on Beale street in just a couple of minutes. The neighborhood is a little questionable. I definitely wouldn't have felt safe going for a walk around the block after dark. However, we never felt unsafe in the hotel room. The room was big and was clean. It had an ironing board and iron as well as a fridge, coffee maker, and microwave. I would say that the breakfast was pretty weak and having to ask for ice at the front desk is a little annoying (especially when he only gives you half an ice bucket full). Overall, if you're looking for a cheap place to stay and go down to Beale, this is it. If you're looking for something really nice and upscale, spend the extra money and stay downtown.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Rodeway Inn Memphis
Address: 1199 Linden Ave, or 1199 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-6626
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Memphis
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
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Ranked #59 of 138 Hotels in Memphis
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Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn Memphis 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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