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Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Decatur
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Modern, clean and friendly”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Layout is somewhat similar to an Embassy Suites Hotel. Rooms and lobby area have been recently renovated. Rooms (which are not suites) are a bit larger than average. Everything was clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. Parking was extremely inexpensive ($4 day). Room price seemed fine to me ~$120/night. Small breakfast diner around the corner was convenient for breakfast (hotel shuts down breakfast service and coffee at 10am). Plenty of other wonderful (non chain) drink and food options within 3 blocks of the hotel. I don't see the need to stay anywhere else if you are in Decatur.

Someone, in a recent review, said that the hotel was in a so-so neighborhood. Please note that this is completely UNTRUE. The wife and I went for a run one morning, the city is full of amazing historic homes and lush tree lined streets. The listings posted in a local realtor storefront indicated $500,000 price ranges. Doesn't sound so-so to me.

Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

I happen to love Marriott properties and this particular Courtyard was very nice. The staff obviously care about the guests as it was very apparent from the moment I walked in the door. Some awesome restaurants, big variety, are within walking distance.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2013

You can tell the hotel has been recently renovated and it is quite nice looking on the inside. It's very modern looking and has hidden cubby holes for seating, which add to privacy when in the lobby. However, the soaring ceiling makes it quite cavernous and your conversations wind up being echoed loudly for anyone within hearing. This includes the many rooms whose windows face the center of the building. We were staying at the hotel for a wedding and had another customer come down and ask us be quite, which was no big deal. The price was way too much for the room at $169 for two doubles. We stayed on a Monday night, so the cost was ridiculous in our opinion. Also, they have their own garage, but they charge $8 per day for parking. Which again, was ridiculous. It's not like we were staying in downtown Atlanta. But overall, the rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable, and we enjoyed our stay. We were able to walk just a few blocks to Decatur's downtown area and we had several options for brunch the next day. It seemed like a very fun area to visit if you have time.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Seattle Washington
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

For starters, I have never been treated as well as I was when I stayed at the Courtyard in Decatur. The staff genuinely seemed to care about providing excellent customer and that comes through whenever you interact with them. The rooms are very clean and moderately sized. The fitness center, though nice, probably would be better served by moving to a location further away from the lobby.

Though I did not have any issues, many of the members in my group expressed some concerns about the area (location)in general. I suspect the reason for this was because some may not be as seasoned a traveler as I am. However, this is worth noting is someone is expecting a much more inviting area.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This hotel has been recently renovated and still has that new hotel smell (in a good way). Modern lobby, lots of places to meet friends and hang out on couches or around a table. The staff was friendly. The room was very clean and had everything we needed. The TV did not have the best reception and would often cut out and/or pixelate. the door between our room and the next was a little thin and we could hear him talking away on his phone for a long time. The central air is nice but it did get a little warm at night for us. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to anywhere within three miles of the hotel! This was wonderful! On the other hand, the hotel is within walking distance of plenty of good eateries and shops. The bed was comfortable, the pillows were down, the shower was hot... All good things when all you want is a good nights sleep and a nice start to the day!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Mike R, General Manager at Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, responded to this review, 30 May 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of our hotel! I appreciate the feedback on our staff and the rooms. I do want to apologize about the quality of the picture on your TV. Our engineering department will check all the rooms to ensure this isn't an ongoing issue. I hope to see you soon.
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Skippack, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

I was in town for a graduation, and selected the Courtyard in Downtown Decatur. The location is excellent, with a large variety of shops, pubs & restaurants just a few steps from the hotel. As for the hotel itself, check in was quick, friendly & courteous. The large atrium lobby offers all the standard amenities of the Courtyard brand. My room was large, clean & comfortable, and the amenities were quite good. The bed was exceptionally comfortable.

The hotel is connected to the Decatur convention center, so, the atrium bar area was quite busy both nights I was there. I would recommend a room facing the outside of the hotel, and not the atrium, as I suspect it could be noisy if there is a busy event.

I intend to stay here again on my next stay to the Atlanta area.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Arlington, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

This is perfectly nestled on a side street close to the Decatur town center. The other convenience of this hotel is that it is only about 4 walking blocks from the MARTA. The hotel interior is newly updated, the bedrooms fairly modern. One odd aspect of this hotel is many of the rooms face in to the interior of the hotel and people can see in to your rooms. Fine if you remember that you really must close the curtains. The hotel provides free coffee/tea during the morning. The fitness room is pretty lacking, a few outdated machines and sone weight machine. Not enough to do a complete work out. Elevators are fine, but especially slow during check out. The only problem with that is that staff were unaware about the accessibility of stairs. Very friendly staff. Will try to accommodate you at any turn. I would definitely recommend a stay.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
Address: 130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030-2501 (Formerly Holiday Inn Decatur Conference Center)
Region: United States > Georgia > Decatur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Decatur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory 3*
Number of rooms: 179
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown Decatur with over 50 restaurants and shops within a 3 mile radius of the hotel.The new state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard Decatur Downtown/Emory provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. At the center of it all is The Bistro, your destination for a great breakfast, or drinks and dinner during the evening. You'll also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where you can work or relax, free Wi-Fi throughout and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard technology. Plus, our well-equipped fitness center and indoor pool will help you stay refreshed and energized. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your stay is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever before! We offers spacious meeting rooms, breakouts,pre-function and event space. Our new facilities offer flexible space and our experienced staff is dedicated to making your event a success. From corporate meetings to joyous celebrations, we’ll bring your visions to reality. ... more   less 
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