Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown - Emory
Good value at a renovated, rebranded lodging appended to the Decatur Conference Center.
After a lengthy renovation project, this former Holiday Inn now operates as a Courtyard by Marriott. The lobby atrium rises the full five stories of the building's height. Set with plush seating and communal tables with high bar chairs, the lobby also has several conversation "nooks," where guests may conduct business without interrupting others or being interrupted. Still other small sitting areas contain flat-screen TVs, and next to upholstered chairs are small arm-height tables that could easily hold a notebook or iPad ... or cocktail. The number of rooms has been reduced from 183 to 179, with four spaces adapted into suites. Rooms and suites are bright and have been completely redone with new furniture and soft goods. The hotel sees a lot of weekday business travelers, and as it is attached to the city's convention center, it's an obvious choice when attending meetings at that facility. The location is also convenient to Emory University and Agnes Scott College, and it's an easy walk to the MARTA station in dowtown Decatur.