Atlanta may have a reputation for its upscale experiences, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be visited on a budget. There are a number of hotels and cheap motels in Atlanta that prove Southern hospitality isn’t concerned with how deep your pockets are.
The Best Cheap Hotels in Atlanta
Trying to find the perfect balance between economically sensible and great service? Check out the top cheap hotels in Atlanta.
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Wingate by Wyndham Atlanta/Buckhead
The Wingate is not the cheapest accommodation on this list, but it provides the same amenities as more expensive options without setting you back as much. Elegant decorations and tasteful rooms make visitors feel immediately welcome. Its location in the business district of Atlanta makes it a breeze to explore the city from this hotel.
Amenities: Fitness center, outdoor pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast buffet, on-site parking, gift shop, HDTV with 40 HD channels, courtesy stretch limousine service within a three-mile radius, business center, conference facilities, and lounge.
La Quinta Inn Midtown-Buckhead
If you thought you couldn’t enjoy Buckhead without spending the big bucks, think again. Centrally located and affordable, La Quinta Inn Buckhead is among the top cheap hotels in Atlanta. Modern amenities cater to the tech-savvy traveler with free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs with premium cable channels, a Plug-and-Play feature, and dataport phones.
Amenities: Fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast buffet, on-site parking, premium cable channels, flatscreen TVs, in-house restaurant, pet-friendly services, concierge, and meeting room.
Barclay Hotel Downtown Atlanta
When it comes to price and location, you really can’t beat the Barclay Hotel Atlanta Downtown. Several landmarks like the CNN Center, Centennial Olympic Park, and the Georgia Aquarium are within walking distance. With basic amenities, this is the hotel for people who are going to spend most of their time out and about, but want to be in the middle of the action.
Amenities: Fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, business center, and laundry service.
Quality Inn Northlake
If you want to enjoy Atlanta but are on a limited budget, Quality Inn Northlake is a great option. It provides various complimentary services, and is conveniently located near Downtown, so exploring the city is as smooth as a glass of lemonade in a hot summer afternoon.
Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, refrigerator, microwave, cable TV, free parking, fitness center, and pool.
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown
On the outside a beautiful historic building, on the inside a modern hotel with a number of amenities—if you’re looking for value, the Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown is one of the best cheap hotels in Atlanta. Its location in the heart of Downtown provides easy access to the best neighborhoods and attractions.
Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, business center, conference facilities, fitness center, and HD televisions.
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Atlanta/Perimeter Center
Perfect for the traveler who just wants a place to sleep, Microtel Inn & Suites offers basic amenities close to Perimeter Mall. Though not quite as close to Downtown Atlanta, it’s a good base for travelers with a car to access any point in the city.
Amenities: Fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, free parking, outdoor pool, oversized rooms available, business center, meeting rooms, and safety deposit box.
Regency Suites Atlanta
The Regency Suites Atlanta is like the Southern grandma who truly wants to make you feel at home. This all-suite boutique caters mostly to families and business travelers, with amenities like a kitchenette, an oversized closet, and a work area. Its prime location in Midtown makes it easy to explore the city.
Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, business center, conference facilities, fitness center, sleeper sofa, microwave, toaster, small refrigerator, seating area, work desks, high-thread count linens, laundry service, complimentary morning newspaper, plus kid-friendly and service animal-friendly facilities.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
Within walking distance of The Buckhead Theatre, the Georgia Aquarium, and Lenox Square Mall —not to mention a number of the city’s best restaurants—this hotel offers great prices for its location. Spend the day shopping and wining and dining, then wind down at the indoor pool or binge on premium movie channels.
Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, business center, conference facilities, fitness center, ergonomic work area, indoor pool, LCD TVs, premium movie channels, laundry service, free parking, and shuttle bus service.
The Highland Inn
The Highland Inn is for travelers who wants to avoid chain hotels while maintaining their budget. Amenities are limited to the basics, but what the hotel lacks in style, it makes up for in character. Guests get an actual key instead of an electronic key card, and are often greeted by the inn’s pet black cat, Pirate.
Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, free parking, refrigerator, pet-friendly.
This independent boutique hotel is full of character and comfort. The gorgeous 1920s Spanish Mediterranean facade has been beautifully restored, and matches the boutique’s artistic personality. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s prime Midtown location, yet retreat from the bustle and noise of the city at the outdoor courtyard and at Studio Bar & Cocktail Garden, which features the boutique’s signature drinks.
Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, in-house bar, fitness center, business center, pet-friendly, room service, banquet room, and conference facilities.
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– Original reporting by Mariana Zapata