To start with, we spied a pair of fiction writer superstars at breakfast. This is a marker of how upscale this hotel is. I will not reveal their names, but you've no doubt seen them at the entrance to any bookstore.
Curbside to bedside the place fairly oozed opulence surroundings at affordable (for us anyway) rates. Given that it sits in a highly developed residential, commercial, educational, and research area of Atlanta, it quieter than I imagined, landscaped better than expected, and felt more remote than it is.
Our first room was disappointing. (That does not bode well does it?) The mission influence desk had broken pieces hanging on for dear life. I put the set point temperature on 74°F and we went for a walk in the hot Georgia sun in the Lullwater Estate's garden, a real rare jewel of an estate. Ask the staff for directions, and there is no parking at the estate so you will have to walk.
Upon our return an hour later, the temperature had not dropped. I called the front desk and asked for another room which the first reply was to offer to send up a maintenance person. (I was a maintenance person at Emory Hospital just down the street.) I declined and we were promptly assigned another room. The a/c worked just fine there but its a poor installation partially behind the curtains allowing the discharge air blow near the thermostat causing the sensor to assume the room has reached set temperature before it actually does. Moving the curtain away from the discharge achieved the desired results and makes for a memorable stay.
Parking is $10 for the night and is very limited. If you fly into Atlanta and take public transportation or taxi to the motel there is car rental on site.
Breakfast buffet, well its a buffet, well stocked but a buffet. The custom made vegie omelet was very tasty. I loved the well cooked and tasty pork sausage too much. Priced for the pair of us was $25 USD.
There are several restaurants and bars within walking distance of the Center at Emory Point, a residential, office, commercial, bar and restaurant place. Emory Point and Emory Conference Center are on the same side of Clifton Road. Right now, September 2014, it will involve having to cross a busy commercial four lane road at the crosswalk, then re-cross again a block away. There is commercial building going on that blocks the Emory sidewalks to Emory Point. I'd guess the sidewalk will definably be accessible within a year if not sooner. Maybe there will be a walking trail between the two later. We took our vehicle. Parking was free that night but may not be free other times.
Question: Would we return? Yes very much so before considering any others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inspired by the architectural design of Frank Lloyd Wright. The Emory Conference Center Hotel nestled in the woods of Greater Atlanta, Georgia, and the ideal setting for Conferences, Weddings, Meetings, Business Trips, and Relaxing Getaways. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Emory Hotel Atlanta