SECOND PRICE REDUCTION!!  BANK OWNED.  Offered at less than $14,000/key.  Active community with population of 25,000 and home to Emporia State University.  Located on major east-west state highway with plenty of room for semi truck parking.  Bank is looking to make a deal!

Executive Summary


This​ ​56 ​key​ ​concrete​ ​and​ ​block​ ​property ​will​ ​serve​ ​as​ ​a​ ​solid​ ​foundation​ ​for​ ​the​ ​new​ ​flag​ ​and​ ​the​ ​new​ ​operator. ​ ​The​ ​property​ ​is​ ​located​ ​off I-35 on​ ​Hwy​ ​50​ ​in​ ​Emporia, Kansas.  Emporia is a town of 25,000 between Kansas City and Wichita.​ ​  ​The​ ​lender​ ​is​ ​motivated​ ​to​ ​create​ ​a​ ​deal and has priced the hotel aggressively at less than $14,000/key. ​ ​

The​ ​property​ ​was previously a Best Western.  A conversion to the Travelodge brand is an option, ​ This would be the most cost-effective path and opportunity exists for growth in the economy segment.  ​Another​ ​consideration​ ​would​ ​be​ ​to​ ​convert the back building to weekly/monthly extended stay lodging.  Of note is the fact that since this hotel closed, the only new hotel to open in Emporia is the Hampton Inn.

The hotel was originally built as a full-service hotel, with a restaurant and large meeting room.  The restaurant historically has been leased, so opportunity does exist for additional revenue.   While the common areas of the hotel require renovation, the guestrooms are in surprisingly nice shape.  They include newer matching case goods, 32” LG flat screen TV’s, knockdown walls and updated lighting and artwork.  There is also a very spacious living quarters on-site that includes a full kitchen, two bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

Emporia has historically been a strong hospitality town, and it appears that with the right re-flag, renovation, and re-position, this property could succeed.  Notable demand generators include:

  • Emporia State University – On campus enrollment of nearly 6000 students.   The university and campus has re-opened for the Fall 2020 semester and the re-opening plan can be found at:
  • Flint Hills Technical College
  • Newman Regional Health Center
  • Tyson Fresh Meats
  • Hostess Brands (bakery goods)
  • Fanestil Meats (processing plant)
  • Cargill Animal Nutrition
  • Hills Pet Nutrition

Property Details

3021 West Highway 50, Emporia, KS 66801
Price Per Key
Property Type
Limited Service 
Bank Owned 

Hotel Description

  • Bank-owned 
  • Strong hospitality market in town of 25,000
  • Concrete block structure
  • Several flags available, including Travelodge
  • Large parcel and ample parking, including truck parking
  • 2-room whirlpool suites
  • Interior & exterior corridor
  • Indoor pool & spa
  • Flat Screen TV’s
  • Digital PTAC units
  • Spacious 2-bed, 2-bath living quarters on-site with full kitchen

Contact a Broker

Dave Jones

13000 W 87th St. Pkwy, Suite 108
Lenexa, KS 66215
Phone: 913-499-4725