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Econo Lodge Downtown Memphis
Ranked #91 of 136 Hotels in Memphis
London, United Kingdom
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881 reviews
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“Surprisingly impressed”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

I had read so many bad reviews about this hotel before we arrived, but my partner and I were traveling across the states on a budget without a car so needed somewhere cheap and central. Econo Lodge was that.

I was paranoid about bed bugs so the first thing I did was check the mattress. Not a single trace of those little blood suckers. The bed was HUGE and super comfortable. The room itself was huge as well, with a nice bathroom and it was very clean. The pool wasn't in operation because it was November.

Yes the hotel is old and a little tired looking but for the price you pay you get a comfortable bed and a clean room. The breakfast wasn't super exciting - pastries, toast, waffles, cereal etc, pretty standard. The service was pretty non-existent, but we didn't want housekeeping to go into our rooms so had the sign on the door to keep them away.

Location wise, it's an easy walk to anywhere in downtown memphis. The bus from the bus station is right outside (we walked, which was about 20 minutes) and the bus to Graceland leaves from just down the road too.

I'd definitely stay here again if I was to return to Memphis.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed 3-nights . Great location just a few blocks from Beale St & Main st. Housekeeping was a nightmare. They only emptied the trash & put clean towels during room service. Had to REQUEST the beds be made-up & carpet vacuumed (obvious mess) ... Toilet constantly ran...

But my room was a palace compared to my traveling companions who had a clogged toilet from the previous guest & hotel mgt gave them a plunger. Staff refused to clear the toilet & did not offer to call maintenance. Instead, the staff decided to offer a different room on different floor from rest of the group ( hotel had plenty of rooms to spare ) ... Staff gave them a key to another room BUT that room was being used by another guest! Mgt was rude

Our other travel companions had a huge HOLE in their mattress.

NONE of the 3-rooms we stayed in were properly cleaned by housekeeping... But we noticed the staff enjoying frequent smoke breaks by the pool & carrying breakfast out for themselves from the Comp Guest Breakfast area

  • Stayed June 2013
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Close to everything, Clean room, nothing fancy, but best value downtown, If your just looking for a place to stay, Super Friendly staff! Would stay here again. Trolley line on Main Street a block away, very close to Brake street and felt safe at night there

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

First off this hotel is in a great location walking distance to Beale street and other notable downtown locations. management are really nice people they went above and beyond to help us. rooms were nice BUT we were moved to 3 different rooms cause none of the a/c's worked. after the 3rd time we were so tired we settled in still hot, muggy and miserable.

as many tourists that visit Downtown Memphis, why not spend the money and upgrade this place? i've stayed in choice hotels in the middle of nowhere that were really nice and i've stayed in choice hotels in big cities that were complete dumps.

the pool, how could i forget the pool? GROSS!!! not sure what was floating around in there but CLEAN IT!!!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

The hotel is located a few blocks from Beale ST and that is its only perk. The facilities are old and incredibly flawed. The carpets are disgusting in the rooms and the hallways. The sheets were too small for the bed and the mattress was old and sagging. The door to the room did not meet the floor so any noise in the hallway was very audible. In the morning the cleaning staff came to the door 3 times before 9am and were having incredibly loud personal conversations in the hallway. The price of the hotel seems like a bargain in comparison to the other downtown hotels but when you factor in tax and the $10 parking fee it gets expensive for what it is. Spend a little extra and stay at another hotel if you want to feel clean and well rested.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Virginia
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

I will say the best thing going for this property is the location. We were able to walk to Beale St. in less than 5 min. We did this a couple of times, but at night we did see one pan handler who ask for change, nothing to aggressive though.
The room (#1016) itself was fine, clean and pretty large. Bathroom had a nice powerful shower head it was also nice and clean. I have slept on better mattresses in hotels, but for one night we didn't mind at all, the best part we saw no sign of bed bugs.
Now for the breakfast, I wouldn't bother, unless you like cereal or toast. There are some other better choices nearby
The pool was completely drained at the time we were here, don't really know why we had no plans of using it anyway. We mainly wanted to visit Beale St. and Sun Studios.
Parking fee $10.00. Attached are a few pics if it helps.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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West Palm Beach,Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2013

we have stayed at this hotel for the last 3 years in January for the ibc..international blues competition...the people that run this place are the nicest people...the rooms are good....and clean...and the price for us is great...8 blocks from beale street...the duo at the dest will help us in whatever way they can...we are already booked for 2014....great price...great location...great people.....we even bring the desk lady some chicken from Gus's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Econo Lodge Downtown Memphis
Address: 22 North Third Street, Memphis, TN 38103
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Memphis > Downtown
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #91 of 136 Hotels in Memphis
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown Memphis 2*
Number of rooms: 116
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