Biking at Beale Street Landing in downtown Memphis
Craig Thompson

What Makes Memphis an Affordable Meetings Destination?

You may have heard Memphis was recently ranked No. 1 for Best U.S. Destination on a Budget by USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice. Memphis is a value for groups, too: Learn how our central location, lower-than-average rates and complimentary service provided by Memphis Tourism's Sales, Sports and Convention Services Team create an affordable destination for your next meeting or event. 


  • Memphis' new Renasant Convention Center offers the benefits of a fully modernized facility with flexible space and pricing. 
  • Connected to the Renasant Convention Center is the 600-room Sheraton Memphis Downtown, which also provides catering services and 230 covered parking spaces.

  • The Memphis Tourism staff is your one-stop shop for planning an event at the Renasant Convention Center.
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  • Downtown Memphis is only 12 miles or 15 minutes away from Memphis International Airport (MEM).
  • Traditional airlines as well as value carriers service more than 90 flights daily between MEM and 34 nonstop destinations.  
  • Transfers from the airport are very reasonable, starting around $20 via Uber and Lyft; around $26 by taxi.
  • Amtrak also provides non-stop service to Memphis from Chicago and New Orleans. 
  • Downtown Memphis is compact and walkable, with restaurants, hotels and attractions within walking distance and Beale Street just a few blocks away.
  • Memphis' vintage trolley system, electric scooters and Explore Bike Share cycles offer additional, inexpensive ways to explore downtown.


  • Memphis' average daily rate is a great value: $139 - $189 for Downtown Memphis hotels; $109 - $149 for East Memphis hotels. According to 2023 research, that makes Memphis nightly hotel rates 28% lower than the national average.
  • 5,000 new hotels in development across Memphis and the surrounding area give groups more choice than ever on budget, comfort level, amenities and more.


From world-famous barbecue to fine dining, Memphis offers great value and a wide array of choices to fit any budget. Learn more.


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