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"Hotel was very convenient to shops, restaurants and getting to Atlanta. Thoroughly enjoyed the packaged breakfast items. Very comfy bed. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 10 Jun 2021

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Emory University in Decatur

In Decatur

You'll find Emory University and Decatur Square within 2 miles (3 km) of this Decatur hotel. Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Agnes Scott College are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an indoor pool and a 24-hour gym. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the sauna and free perks like on-the-go breakfast and free self parking.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

The 62 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and coffee/tea makers. Free local calls, hair dryers, and safes are also available.

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$153* Per night/room Jan 25 - Jan 26

Room (Specialty)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Communication, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible (Communication, Accessible Tub)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Express Atlanta - Emory University Area, an IHG Hotel ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Atlanta - Emory University Area, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (4) Family (3)
2 out of 5
The hotel was clean and the room as we expected. Check in was great. Breakfast is one of the worst I have had at a hotel since covid. It's all grab and go kind of foods, but some of them tasted expired or had been thawed when the packaging states to keep frozen. We have breakfast in many hotels since covid that put in more effort than this. The location/ area around the hotel is also a little deceiving from the pictures online. If I had time to look into the location more or had driven by before booking, I probably would have gone somewhere else for the price in this area.

Posted by on Jun 28, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 29, 2021 by Octavia Jennings

Thank you for stay with us. Sorry the pre package breakfast wasn't the best .We will start our hot breakfast up the first week in July.

3 out of 5
Hotel was very convenient to shops, restaurants and getting to Atlanta. Thoroughly enjoyed the packaged breakfast items. Very comfy bed.

Posted by on Jun 10, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 29, 2021 by Octavia Jennings

Thank you for your stay with us look forward to your next trip with us.

5 out of 5
very quiet nice area. Hard to go left out of parking lot heavy traffic

Posted by on May 8, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 9, 2021 by Leslie

Thank you for the 5 star rating, we appreciate your business. I am sorry it was difficult turning left out of our parking lot. The traffic at times is heavy on N. Decatur Rd. next time you visit with us, talk to the front desk and they can advise you how to go right and around the block will bring you back up to the main light headed towards Emory hospital. We look forward to see you again.

5 out of 5
Even though they were remodeling everything was neat and clean

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 19, 2019 by Leslie- RM

Thank you for your 5 Star rating.

2 out of 5
I thought the property was tired. It looked old and kind of run down. I thought the price was too high.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019

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3 out of 5
The rooms need to be updated. The odd numbered rooms on the third floor smelled like mildew...so badly that we couldn't stay in them. The television never worked. Fortunately, I was there for business purposes and only wanted to check the news at the beginning and end of the day. Had to use my phone to do that. What did I like? The STAFF! The front desk people (especially Letitia) were wonderful. Breakfast was MUCH better than the normal breakfast buffet.

Posted by , from alabama on Mar 18, 2019

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5 out of 5
Convenient to Emory University. It would have been nice to have had shuttle service to the nearest MARTA station and the university. That would make the hotel very easy to use for guests coming from the airport and having business at Emory.

Posted by , from Texas on Oct 27, 2018

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3 out of 5

Watch out below

We checked in with no issues until we got in the room and noticed that it was a king suite instead of the two queen beds we requested. We bother asking to change because of the sofa bed and we had another room booked so we all fit between the two. Plus the front desk already said they had no vacancies. We went swimming in the indoor pool, which was warm but you could literally see the high amounts of chlorine in the water. We later learned that the extra cloudiness of the water was due to parts of the plaster in the ceiling falling into the pool because a 3 ft piece of plaster fell in while my kids were there. The bathrooms we're clean, but whatever product they use to clean the bathtubs made it super slick and my 1 year old fell twice in the tub and my husband almost fell getting in. In both rooms you could see water damage in the ceilings near the bathtubs. The beds we're clean and comfortable. Breakfast was okay, with a lot ofstore bought and instant options. Nothing really fresh and home cooked. The location felt safe and a Publix was within walking distance. Overall, our stay was okay but we won't be staying there again due to the high costs. I've stayed in hotels for less with better amenities.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018

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4 out of 5

Overall 4.5

Pros: Cleanliness and friendly staff. The breakfast bar was very good too.
Cons: The bed mattress could be less firm.
Location: Downtown Decatur, GA, Agnes Scott College, Publix and restaurants within walking distance. Downtown Atlanta.
The staff was very nice and accommodating. The hotel and room were clean and updated. Plenty of bathroom towels and supplies and the fridge was cold. The bed as very firm and springy/bouncy. I'm also a heavier set person so the discomfort to my hips and back may be a little more noticeable for me. Overall, I give this hotel a 4.5

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 24, 2016 by General Manager

Dear valued Guest: Thank you for your recent review. We appreciate your business and I am glad to hear that you had a good experience with us. We hope that you will come see us again on your next visit. Take care, Leslie-GM

4 out of 5

very nice hotel for area we wanted to be. will go back to this one again.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Updated and convienent. There were odors upon entering lobby and at times in the elevator but no big deal. Would have given a higher rating if the cost had been less. Included breakfast which was a plus and well presented and maintained.

Posted by , from tampa, fl on Jun 21, 2012

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About the Holiday Inn Express Atlanta - Emory University Area, an IHG Hotel

Location 2183 N Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express Atlanta - Emory University Area, an IHG Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a snack bar/deli on site. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free manager's reception. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Atlanta - Emory University Area, an IHG Hotel also features barbecue grills, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Self parking is free. This Decatur hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 62 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • To-go breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • 1 conference room

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Atlanta - Emory University Area, an IHG Hotel offers 62 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Decatur hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free on-the-go breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host.This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Emory University Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Emory
  • Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Emory University Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Emory University Area Decatur
  • Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Emory University Area Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Emory University Area Hotel Decatur
  • Holiday Inn Express Emory
  • Holiday Inn Express Emory Atlanta
  • Holiday Inn Express Emory University
  • Holiday Inn Express University
  • Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Emory University Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Emory University Area an IHG Hotel
  • "Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Emory University Area an IHG Hotel"

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 10 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.