The Most Budget-Friendly Hotels in Atlanta, Georgia

Save your cash for all the cultural offerings in Atlanta with a budget-friendly stay
Save your cash for all the cultural offerings in Atlanta with a budget-friendly stay | Courtesy of Artmore Hotel Midtown / Expedia
Debra Smith

Whether you’re in town on business, visiting one of the world’s largest aquariums or brushing up on history at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, save your dollars by staying at these affordable Atlanta hotels.

Called the City in the Forest, it seems Atlanta has a leafy tree for every one of its 500,000 residents. Each of the neighborhoods offers a heady mix of design, art and dining options, fueled by its growing film industry. Never to be forgotten, the city is the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr, and it continues to play an important role in the Civil Rights movement, welcoming all races, religions and the LGBTQ community.

Crowne Plaza Atlanta – Midtown

Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

Double beds with white sheets in simple twin room with flat screen and view out onto the city at Crowne Plaza Atlanta – Midtown.
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The Crowne Plaza will take good care of you while you’re taking care of business. Just a mile (1.6km) from the Georgia World Congress Center, this hotel is perfect for conventioneers. Rooms are ready for road warriors with work desks and multiple USB ports. Relax after work around the rooftop lounge fireplace, or cool off in the pool with a view of downtown Atlanta.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown

Chain Hotel

Double beds with crisp white sheets in twin room with wood panelling, minimal furniture and flowers on the table at Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown.
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At first glance, it might appear as though a spaceship has landed smack in the middle of this 1,260 room hotel. In fact, it’s Atlanta’s favorite rotating restaurant and lounge, Polaris. All-glass elevators will whisk you up through the lobby to the top of the hotel for stunning city views. Aliens couldn’t have picked a better spot to observe human nature, close to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and other top attractions in the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr.

Alecia B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Budget Hotel

Small black wood double bed in airy, white room with minimal furniture and wood flooring at Alecia B&B.
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Prepare for a heavenly rest at this former Baptist church that’s been converted into a number of large suites. Located in the residential Peoplestown neighborhood, this bed and breakfast offers free parking, a rarity in Atlanta, as well as complimentary snacks and beverages all day in the common area. Rooms are modern and comfortable with pine floors that recall the building’s history. The zoo and the extraordinary Georgia Aquarium are close by, as is downtown Atlanta.

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

Large double bed with white sheets in room with stylish carpet, flat screen tv, desk area and beige couch flanked by plants at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.
Courtesy of Sheraton Atlanta Hotel / Expedia

An excellent choice for families, the Sheraton Atlanta has an attractive amoeba-shaped pool with a retractable glass canopy that kids will enjoy. Relax in a poolside room or enjoy a view of downtown through floor-to-ceiling windows. Upgrades to the Club Level with its exclusive lounge are a unique option for a budget property. The nearby World of Coca-Cola and CNN Studio Tours are fun options for the whole gang.

Hilton Atlanta

Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

Double beds with white sheets in grey and purple toned room with flat screen tv and desk area and view onto the city at the Hilton Atlanta.
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Fitness buffs will meet their match at the Hilton. In addition to a well-equipped gym, there’s an outdoor jogging track, plus tennis and basketball courts. Jump on MARTA, the Atlanta transit system, to tour the city, then relax at Trader Vic’s with a signature Peachtree Punch. Rooms are best in class, trim and ship-shape, with Executive Suites on the higher floors.

Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Midtown / Georgia Tech

Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

Outdoor pool and loungers in the courtyard of the Marriott Atlanta Midtown/ Georgia Tech.
Courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Midtown / Georgia Tech / Expedia

As the name implies, this hotel is great for sports fans looking to catch a game at Georgia Tech. Stock up on snacks for tailgating, a pre-game ritual in the parking lot at the stadium. There’s a Whole Foods right across the street and a mini-fridge in every room. Shoppers can steer clear of the sports crowd and head to the Atlantic Station Mall instead, a few blocks away.

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel

Double bed with white sheets under blue gradient image in minimal, stylish room featuring brown leather coach and floor to ceiling windows at Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
Courtesy of Atlanta Marriott Marquis / Expedia

The neck-bending 50-story open atrium, once the tallest in the world, is a showstopper at this over 1,600-room property. It’s no wonder that it’s the most photographed hotel in Atlanta. The Marriott Marquis offers a range of accommodations including rooms with Peloton bikes and Stay Well rooms, equipped with air purifiers for those with allergies. Located close to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, it also boasts an indoor link to the MARTA transit system, which will take you to the airport and downtown.

The Westin Peachtree Plaza


Large double bed with crisp white sheets and wooden headboard in minimal suite with floor to ceiling windows at The Westin Peachtree Plaza.
Courtesy of the Westin Peachtree Plaza / Expedia

A stay as sweet as a Georgia peach, that’s what you’ll find at this iconic hotel. Every room in this 73-story gleaming cylinder has views to the horizon through floor-to-ceiling windows. Curl up in a deliciously soft signature Westin Heavenly Bed, or take off on a customized running route provided by the concierge. Try a slice of peach pie along the way at the 24-hour Metro Café Diner, a two-minute run away.

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown

Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

Bright room at Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown featuring doubled bed with white sheets and yellow pillows, large patterned rug and texted headboard.
Courtesy of Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown / Expedia

You won’t be blue at Hotel Indigo. This budget choice is full of surprises, most notably the double spiral chrome and glass staircase, designed by award-winning local architect John Portman. Rooms match the mid-century modern mood with warm wood furnishings and unique sculpture accents. Reach the airport easily via the MARTA transit system, just steps away.

The Highland Inn and Ballroom Lounge


Front of The Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge, with colonial-style white porch awning over entrance and American flag flying.
Courtesy of the Highland Inn and Ballroom Lounge / Expedia

Pirate, the black house cat, rules the roost at the historic Highland Inn. Guests who enjoy a hipster vibe will appreciate the many independent bars and restaurants in the area. Rooms are quaint but not overstuffed with antiques like some B&Bs. Try the waffles at the café next door before exploring the nearby Little Five Points neighborhood, an artists’ enclave.

Artmore Hotel Midtown


Double bed with red throw and pillows under large image of rose, flanked by two nightstands and facing a tv in Artmore Hotel Midtown.
Courtesy of Artmore Hotel Midtown / Expedia

This picturesque boutique hotel in the heart of Atlanta’s Midtown is just a short walk from the arts district, as well as the city’s best dining and shopping options. The Artmore Hotel welcomes you with a beautifully restored 1924 Spanish-style facade. Rooms are simple and sophisticated; opt for the Loft Suite if you’d like a little more space. Downstairs, you’ll find a coffee studio for your morning brew, open from 6am. Come twilight, sit with a glass of wine in the pretty, leafy courtyard, decorated with string lighting and a fountain.

Gethin Morgan and Jacy Topps contributed additional reporting to this article.

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