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The Highland Inn
Ranked #96 of 174 Hotels in Atlanta
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Tallahassee, Florida
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“A comfy night at Highland Inn”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

I was in Atlanta overnight for Christmas shopping in December. I stayed again at the Highland Inn as it is a very good location if you are coming into Atlanta off I-75/I-85. I also enjoy its proximity to Whole Foods and good restaurants and coffee shops. It's also an easy trip up to Buckhead with Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.My room was again very clean and roomy. This Inn has character and the staff have always been helpful on my three stays.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Highland Inn is a nice, quaint hotel in a nice area. This hotel is dog friendly (with no extra fee) which is great because our dog goes every where with us. We stay at the Highland Inn a couple of times a year when we take 2-3 day trips into ATL for Braves games. Quick access to the Interstate and Turner Field. Just around the corner from the Highland Inn is a walking/biking park and around the other corner is a 24 hour diner. The rooms are small and the beds aren't the best in the world, but we don't go to ATL to spend the entire time in the hotel, so they rooms/beds fit our needs. Free breakfast pastries and drinks are an added bonus. Only downside of the hotel is the limited parking. On the plus side, if you give the hotel your email address they send 20-50% off coupons to you all the time! Since finding the Highland Inn, we no longer have to spend hours online trying to find the best hotel at the best price with easy access to Turner Field and the doggie daycare we use (Kirkwood Bark & Lounge). We finally found our go-to hotel and we no longer need to search around.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

I have stayed in the Highland Inn over twenty times, and each and every time was a pleasure. The staff of this quaint, affordable inn is consistently delightful and very helpful without being overzealous and awkward. Everyone is very knowledgeable about the area and has great recommendations for nightlife, dining and the ATL music scene. The rooms are what you might expect to find in a boarding house in the sixties--they are cute and bright, and cozy. The Ballroom (a music venue in the basement ballroom of the Inn) is fun and hosts great live acts. For younger (early twenties-mid-thirties) people looking for a hip crash pad that will put you in the middle of the action without spending all your cash, the Highland Inn is exactly what you want. And speaking of cash, they offer all sorts of discounts regularly. Just ask them when checking in or reserving!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

I visit Atlanta at least once a year. In 2011, I flew down with my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and stayed at the Highland Inn. We loved this dog-friendly hotel, as did several other travelers with their pooches whom we met during breakfast. Jack the Cat greeted us at the front desk and was a true Southern gentleman. The staff was warm and friendly and accommodated all our needs. The room was cozy on a cold winter's night and also quiet.
Ample shopping (note: Dogs are allowed in the nearby Urban Outfitters) and eateries (try Atlanta Cupcake Factory and Soul Vegetarian 2 next door) gave us plenty of places to explore.
We'll definitely be checking in again.
Karuna from Washington, DC

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Calgary
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

We selected The Highland Inn based upon the tripadvisor rating (4.1 of 5.0). What a great place. I had been a bit concerned about ample parking but that turned out not to be a problem. The staff was friendly and helpful ... came up to our room to adjust the TV; recommended places to eat & drink; even used her GPS to map out a route to nearest Macy's.

The room was a bit small but nicely furnished. Love how housekeeping placed the pillows on the bed each morning. What a great location. You could (if you choose) take public transit downtown. Walk to The Carter Center. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

If you look forward to room and valet services and everything that makes every other hotel as identical and forgettable as the one the night before then this is not the place for you. But if you are coming to Atlanta and interested in observing Atlanta as it would appear from the window of a local in the neighborhood - in it's natural and actual state rather than what's been gleaned from pamphlets and promotions - the Highland Inn will pass the litmus test.
A very old hotel with many returning guests, myself included, and the first choice among stage, booking, and bar managers to accommodate the variety of entertainers featured at their respective venues. And "pet friendly" doesn't imply dogs only. Their very own "house cat" is sometimes known to wait patiently and politely outside a cat occupied room hopeful for a play date. Their "Jack" was quite the well mannered host to my bored adolescent feline traveling companion.
If you've flown in and without ground transportation, I can't think of a more convenient spot to land. Everything you might need or seek is within a short walk and most have late night hours. Its really hard to be content to hole up in your room when you find yourself in this neighborhood. But I suppose the flip side of that thought is that if you are blowing through the city for any sort of hurried, intensely regimented training-type activity where your day is pre-planned and equipped with surveillance cameras and check points, you'll probably want to stick closer to your function to avoid the temptation.
I would change my own itinerary if I found them booked for during any of my planned visits.

Room Tip: If you are an unadventurous light sleeper, seek out the back side of the hotel; there's a ballro...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

We spent two nights there last week. It's a pretty old building, but it's still nice. The staffs are friendly and helpful. Our first night there was freezing cold although we switched on a portable heater, it seemed like the central heating system was not on. After we told the staff, the heat was turned on and our second night was much better. Free continental breakfast was provided in a very small dining room. There is a small library/lounge which has very comfy couch and wooden rocking chair where you can hang out with family/friends. In short, I think it's a good old hotel in Atlanta, offered at a reasonable price ($55+ for a double room).

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Highland Inn
Address: 644 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-7718
Region: United States > Georgia > Atlanta > Poncey-Highland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Atlanta
#41 Romantic Hotel in Atlanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Highland Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An historic 80-room inn built in 1927 and renovated for the Olympics in 1996, the Highland Inn is located within easy walking distance to over 100 shops, restaurants, galleries and bars. Most major Atlanta attractions are just a short distance away, and we are centrally located between the Virginia-Highland and Little Five Points neighborhoods. ... more   less 
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