Pocket Guide: Memphis University of Memphis Hotels
In the Normal Station neighbourhood of East Memphis, the University of Memphis was founded in 1912. As an American public research university, it has a number of different schools, colleges and research institutions, including the FedEx Institute of Technology, and the Center for Earthquake Research and Information.
Set about five miles east of downtown, the campus has a significant number of historic buildings in a leafy, park-like setting. More contemporary buildings arose as part of the university’s expansion in the 1960s and 70s. Some campuses moved permanently in later years, such as the University of Memphis School of Law, which relocated to downtown Memphis in 2010.
Book a Hotel Stay near the University of Memphis
If you’re looking for a hotel near the University of Memphis, use Expedia’s map to find the right neighbourhood for you. While there are limited options immediately north on Central Avenue, the most convenient hotels are in East Memphis, particularly near the intersection of Highway 72 (Poplar Avenue) and Interstate 240. Here you’ll find big name brand hotel like Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton and Sheraton, as well as more low-key accommodation from the likes of Homewood Suites and Residence Inn.
Alternatively, stay in midtown or downtown, and you’ll be in a great spot for combining your university visit with all of Memphis’s well known tourist attractions.
Things to Do near the University of Memphis
Audubon Park, just to the east of the University of Memphis, is home to the 96-acre Memphis Botanic Garden, with its 29 speciality areas designed to offer an in-depth look at various flower, tree and plant families. There’s also a sculpture garden and a horticulture centre, and a full calendar of events and workshops throughout the year.
Next door is Audubon Park Golf Course, a good value municipal course which offers a great experience for beginners, while further west is the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, home of the university’s football team.
Whether you’re looking for a four-star luxury hotel or more straightforward accommodation near the university, use Expedia to find your perfect place to stay in Memphis, Tennessee.