I just checked out of The Highland Inn this morning, so this review is fresh from memory!! I found this property on TripAdvisor, and though I'm usually prone to staying in the ATL chain hotels for an overnight, I thought I'd try this one out, particularly since it was located in a neighborhood setting.
The property is "vintage", and no frills....but that's all I wanted or needed. I was in town to eat a nice meal, see a show at The Fox, and return to a hotel for a good nights sleep. "Clean" and "centrally located" was on my checklist, and this is the place for it! Rooms feature interior doors (IMPORTANT for a female traveler!) with an actual numbered key.....NOT a card! Amenities? Two main amenities exist - free Wi-Fi and a continental b'fast (of which I didn't partake....Eggs Benedict at J. Christopher's Restaurant about a mile away was on my mind!). Parking is free, so that's a plus. Need a fitness room? Bring your walking shoes, go outside and stroll, jog or run in the neighborhood!! It's more enjoyable!
The rooms are small, which suited me....in my room, a double bed, a club chair and a '60's dresser (which reminded me immediately of one that my grandmother owned!), a wall-mounted T.V. in the corner with a remote control. It's all I needed. A small closet (with hangers....I saw a small ironing board, probably an iron, but can't remember....I didn't need them) and a CLEAN bathroom. No frills. Loved it. There's a radiator in the corner, but I never heard clanging or other noises from it. At bedtime, I cracked the window slightly to let the cool night air in.....slept like a baby!
Overlook the chipped wall paint and other "imperfections" of the building. For Pete's sake, it's an old structure, and the accomodation pricing is incomparable!!
The hotel is located in the heart of a neighborhood, complete with people walking their dogs, etc. There are stores and cafes within walking distance....some next door to the hotel....but I didn't explore. Too, FYI, it's only 1/2 mi. (one minute away!) to The Carter Center, Jimmy Carter's presidential library and museum.
I've stayed everywhere over the years, from The Ritz to the EconoLodge, and all in between. Higher-priced hotel amenities are wonderful, but never necessary (who needs a swimming pool in mid-February?!?). For value, cleanliness, location, safety and smiling front desk service, this is the place. Book it!!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Highland Hotel Atlanta
- Highland Hotel Atlanta