Hampton Inns used to just be budget options, but in recent years they've become more boutiquey, but without the big price tag. Everything about this hotel is reliable (including the service) and convenient (particularly the location). You've gotta love a hotel that doesn't try to nickel-and-dime you, and it's hard to beat getting freebies like the Wi-Fi and the breakfast. Heading out early? You can also grab a Hampton Breakfast Bag to take with you. The hotel is in the middle of downtown, so you can play and then stay with no driving required. Like most hotels on or around Beale Street, a restful night can be a challenge, so bring earplugs or a sound machine.