Memphis Airport Hotels Offer Amenities and Proximity for Travelers

Truth be told, the airport hotel scene is lacking in Memphis. The one on-site airport hotel is under renovation, and those closest in proximity tend to be of the budget variety, located in an industrial neighborhood that's a bit short on amenities and forcing those who are looking for a more upscale accommodation experience to drive a little further. 

Fortunately, Memphis is the kind of town where it's usually quick and easy to get almost anywhere, so choosing a hotel that's convenient to the airport doesn't mean your options are limited. Most of the hotels on our list offer shuttle service to the airport, or free parking for those who rent cars. And all are conveniently located to both the airport and a myriad of Memphis attractions.

Those hotels closest to the Memphis International Airport offer prices to fit most budgets and good amenities to boot. For our list of the 10Best airport hotels in Memphis, we've gone a little outside the box, looking for hotels in every price range, and focusing on important amenities including free parking, free wifi, or free breakfast. While not all of our hotels include those freebies, our selection covers the closest - and a few slightly further afield that are worth the cab fare. Our list includes the Hilton Memphis, which is one of furthest away on the list, the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis, and the incredibly convenient  Homestead Studio Suites Memphis Airport.

Holiday Inn University of Memphis All Suite
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Most folks don't know that the Holiday Inn chain of hotels got it start in Memphis; Kemmons Wilson started with one hotel on Summer Avenue, creating a nationwide empire of roadway inns. The Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis is part of the...  Read More

The Cedar Hotel Airport Memphis


The Cedar Hotel Airport Memphis is located only a mile away from Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, and just a few miles form the Memphis International Airport. This non-smoking hotel offers free wireless internet, two on-site restaurants,...  Read More



The centrally-located Hilton sits on the edge between east Memphis and Germantown, and is ideal for those with meetings with financial companies in East Memphis. Business services include a business service center with meeting rooms,...  Read More



The 232-room Marriott in East Memphis occupies a funky little spot where Poplar Avenue splits as it crosses over I-240 - but the location is a prime one for anyone conducting business at International Paper, FedEx, the myriad of financial...  Read More

Country Hearth Memphis Airport


Less than two miles from the Memphis airport, the Comfort Inn & Suites Airport is an excellent option for a business or corporate traveler, as well as leisure travelers, thanks to its close-to-everything location. A short drive takes...  Read More



This no-nonsense hotel is adjacent to the airport, and less than two miles from Graceland and offers a convenient location from which to explore the city. Rooms feature a beverage station, mini-fridge and microwave, cable TV, high-speed Internet...  Read More

Homestead Studio Suites Memphis Airport
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For the extended-stay guest, the Homestead Studio Suites - Memphis Airport is an excellent choice, with suite-style rooms and a location convenient to the airport and many of the city's most popular attractions. Elvis Presley's Graceland is just...  Read More

Comfort Suites I-240 East-Airport
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The Comfort Suites is tucked away on a cove less than five miles from the airport, and is convenient to a variety of Memphis attractions, from downtown's Beale Street and museums to the Memphis Zoo and corporate headquarters of International...  Read More

Holiday Inn Express American Way/Airport
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Just a few miles east of the airport, the Holiday Inn Express American Way is just off Interstate 240 and convenient to all Memphis attractions, as well as FedEx World Headquarters, the University of Memphis, and Graceland. The Memphis Zoo and...  Read More

Courtyard Memphis Airport
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The newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott is not on airport property, but close enough to be called an airport hotel. With its proximity to both the interstate and the airport, it is easy to get to any of the major business centers in town, and...  Read More


Meet Sally Walker Davies

Sally Walker Davies is enchanted by Memphis' music, history, and characters. From the artsy South Main Historic District to the grittiness of her favorite live music clubs to the sophisticated...  More About Sally