Hotels and Directions

Memphis hotels offer a wide range of levels of service and price. The following are a few suggested hotels. When making your reservation, inquire about a Rhodes rate. 

Downtown (four miles southwest of Rhodes)

Courtyard by Marriott 
901-522-2200 
75 S. Jefferson 

DoubleTree by Hilton 
901-528-1800 
185 Union Avenue 

Hampton Inn & Suites 
901-260-4000 
175 Peabody Place 

Hotel Napoleon 
901-526-0002
179 Madison (mention Rhodes College for discount)

Madison Hotel 
901-333-1200 
79 Madison Avenue (discount # 1125) 

The Peabody  
901-529-4000 
149 Union Avenue (discount # 10294) 

The River Inn of Harbor Town 
901-260-3333 
50 Harbor Town Square 

Spring Hill Suites 
901-522-2100 
85 West Court Avenue 

Talbot Heirs Guest House 
901-527-9772 
99 S. Second 

Westin Beale Street 
901-334-5900 
170 Lt. George W. Lee Avenue (discount # 532097)

University of Memphis Area (four miles southeast of Rhodes) 

Holiday Inn (on University of Memphis campus) 
901-678-8200 
3700 Central Avenue 

East Memphis (eight miles southeast of Rhodes) 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 
901-767-6666 
5069 Sanderlin Ave 

Embassy Suites Memphis 
901-684-1777 
1022 S Shady Grove Rd 

Hampton Inn 
901-683-8500 
5320 Poplar Avenue 

Hilton Memphis 
901-684-6664 
939 Ridge Lake Blvd 

Four Points by Sheraton  
901-767-6300 
5877 Poplar Avenue  

You may also want to consider Vacation Rental and can search vrbo.com or airbnb.com for availability. 

Transportation 
Rhodes is located at 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112. The Memphis International Airport serves nearly 40 airports with direct flights, and campus is a short drive from the airport. 

Families needing transportation may contact Jim Ameha at Memphis Limo Town Car Service, 901-870-1496, to schedule limo or cab transportation. Uber and Lyft are popular ways to navigate Memphis and frequently have drivers available no matter where you are in Memphis. 

Driving Directions 

From Memphis International Airport 
As you exit the airport, take the I-240W ramp onto Plough Blvd. After about 2 miles, this road becomes Airways Blvd. Continue on Airways; after another 3 miles, Airways becomes East Parkway. Follow East Parkway for 2.5 miles, until it intersects with North Parkway/Summer Avenue (the street is North Parkway on the left and Summer Avenue on the right.) Turn left onto North Parkway and travel .6 miles, passing the Rhodes campus on the right. Turn right at the next light, University Street. Enter campus at the first gate, Phillips Lane, or the fourth, Smith Gate. 

From the North (Chicago, Kansas City and St. Louis) 
Take I-55 South to West Memphis, Ark. Make connections with I-40 East going toward Memphis. Exit at Danny Thomas Boulevard North (Exit 1B) and take first right onto North Parkway. Continue on North Parkway to University Street. Turn left at University. Enter campus at the first gate, Phillips Lane, or the fourth, Smith Gate. 

From the South (New Orleans, Mobile and Jackson) 
Take I-55 North to Memphis and merge with I-240 North. Exit at Union Avenue East. Continue on Union to East Parkway. Turn left onto East Parkway and continue to North Parkway. Turn left at North Parkway and continue to University Street. Turn right at University. Enter campus at the first gate, Phillips Lane, or the fourth, Smith Gate. 

From the East (New York, Miami, Atlanta, Louisville and Nashville) 
Take I-40 West to Memphis. At I-240, continue straight through the interchange onto Sam Cooper Boulevard and turn right onto East Parkway. Take first left onto North Parkway and proceed to University Street. Turn right at University. Enter campus at the first gate, Phillips Lane, or the fourth, Smith Gate. 

From the West (Dallas, Denver, Oklahoma City and Little Rock) 
Take I-40 East to Memphis. Follow directions above for "From The North." 

From Huntsville 
Take Highway 72 West to Memphis. Highway 72 becomes Poplar Avenue. Continue on Poplar Avenue to East Parkway. Turn right onto East Parkway and continue to North Parkway. Turn left at North Parkway and continue to University Street. Turn right at University. Enter campus at the first gate, Phillips Lane, or the fourth, Smith Gate. 

From Birmingham 
Take Highway 78 West to Memphis. Highway 78 becomes Lamar Avenue. Continue on Lamar Avenue to Airways Boulevard. Turn right on Airways, which becomes East Parkway. Continue on East Parkway to North Parkway. Turn left at North Parkway and continue to University Street. Turn right at University. Enter campus at the first gate, Phillips Lane, or the fourth, Smith Gate. 

Note: North Parkway runs east-west, and East Parkway runs north-south. Confusing? Yes. But the parkways were named for their positions relative to midtown Memphis, rather than their directions of travel.