$68 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 2, 2014 Check-out: Nov 5, 2014

The Highland Inn

3 stars
644 N. Highland Avenue,, Atlanta, GA 30306
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
120 reviews
Awesome

It's in a great location with resturants and great bars close to the hotel. I will stay there again... See full review

  • Kate and Scott
  • Aug 20, 2014
Awesome hotel - not your typical experience

Fabulous place with a lot of character near downtown, where I needed to be. Great experience!I... See full review

  • Gtown Traveler
  • Jun 29, 2014
Quirky inn with European ambiance
The Highland Inn is located in the Poncey Highlands area of Atlanta, which is well known for being one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Atlanta. Three miles northeast of downtown, the surrounding area is full of hip boutiques and interesting restaurants. The Highland Inn is conveniently close to many of the popular Atlanta attractions, including Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Georgia Aquarium. The neighborhood has an artsy, alternative feel and hosts numerous festivals celebrating film, food and music.
3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Near to the Atlanta Film Festival
  • Complimentary continental breakfast provided
  • Unique historic inn for those seeking a change from cookie-cutter brand name hotels, with a European-style bistro attached for dining
The Highland Inn Rooms
Guests appreciate the quirky interiors and interesting mismatched furnishings in this original hotel, built in 1927. Enjoy comfortable guest rooms with distinct personalities. Rooms have cable TVs and free Wi-Fi. Hair-dryers and ironing equipment are available. Accommodations are available in single, queen and double categories, and there are suites offering extra space with seating area. There is a 24-hour concierge room with a microwave, self-serve teabags, and maps and brochures, giving information about the local area. A 24-hour front desk service is also available at Highland Inn. Guests have a coin-operated laundry at their disposal on the premises.
Things To Do:
  • Druid Hills Home and Garden Tour (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Atlanta Film Festival (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden (1.8 mi/2.8 km)
  • Georgia Aquarium (1.8 mi/2.8 km)
  • Fox Theatre (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Michael C Carlos Museum (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport (13 mi/20 km)

Hotel Map

33.772 -84.3529
Area served
Midtown Atlanta, Virginia Highlands, Little 5 Points, Inman Park, and Candler Park.
Nearby airports
Hartsfield International Airport (ATL).
Area description
The Highland Inn is 3 miles northeast of downtown, and convenient to all major Atlanta attractions. The Highland Inn is accessible from Interstate 20 and 75/85. The Inn is nestled between Virginia Highlands and Little Five Points areas and located about 13 miles/25 minutes from Hartsfield International Airport.

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The Highland Inn Rooms

Single
The room offers 1 full size bed individually decorated with art deco/nouveau prints and found objects, cable tv, complimentary toiletries, box air conditioning, central radiator heating, desk or drawers, direct-dial phone, iron/ironing board/hairdryers available at front desk, housekeeping, private bathroom, wake-up calls. No Smoking!

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Carter Center: 0.2 mi
  • Jimmy Carter Library and Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Variety Playhouse: 0.6 mi
  • Martin Luther King jr. National Historic Site: 1.6 mi
  • Piedmont Park: 1.7 mi
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden: 1.8 mi
  • The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse: 1.9 mi
  • Fox Theatre: 1.9 mi
  • Margaret Mitchell House and Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Michael C. Carlos Museum: 2 mi
  • Fernbank Science Center: 2.1 mi
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: 2.2 mi
  • High Museum of Art: 2.2 mi
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field: 2.3 mi
  • Grant Park: 2.4 mi
  • Carter Center: 0.2 mi
  • Jimmy Carter Library and Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Variety Playhouse: 0.6 mi
  • Martin Luther King jr. National Historic Site: 1.6 mi
  • Piedmont Park: 1.7 mi
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden: 1.8 mi
  • The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse: 1.9 mi
  • Fox Theatre: 1.9 mi
  • Margaret Mitchell House and Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Michael C. Carlos Museum: 2 mi
  • Fernbank Science Center: 2.1 mi
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: 2.2 mi
  • High Museum of Art: 2.2 mi
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field: 2.3 mi
  • Grant Park: 2.4 mi
  • Emory University: 2.5 mi
  • Georgia Aquarium: 2.5 mi
  • Centennial Olympic Park: 2.5 mi
  • Philips Arena: 2.8 mi
  • Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum: 2.8 mi
  • Zoo Atlanta: 2.8 mi
  • Georgia Dome: 2.9 mi
  • Turner Field: 3.3 mi
  • Forbes Arena: 4 mi
  • Swan House: 5.1 mi
  • Atlanta History Center: 5.2 mi
  • Georgia Governor's Mansion: 5.7 mi
  • Chastain Park Amphitheater: 7.1 mi
  • The Woodruff Arts Center: 7.7 mi
  • Gwinnett Center: 21.4 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Highland Inn welcomes the business traveler to discover our charming facility and its extremely affordable and flexible hourly meeting rental space located downstairs in our Historic Ballroom. Many area options for the business traveler to relax in between meetings with a multitude of restaurants, movie theaters, taverns, an onsite massage therapist ("Attune") and even a 8 hole golf course less than a mile away.

Dining

Eclipse Di Sol
Eclipse Di Sol is a charming European cafe and bistro that is attached to the front of the Inn. The lively covered patio is great for people watching and the bright, cheery interior with a sun-themed decor attracts a diverse crowd of neighborhood patrons and young professionals alike. With an eclectic menu, drink specials, a friendly hospitable staff, Eclipse Di Sol provides a pleasant atmosphere for romantic dates or casual dining.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1430
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (120)

Ratings and reviews for The Highland Inn

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
120 out of 120
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.1

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Upstate NY
Oct 12, 2010

Not for everyone

It's a fine hotel for someone who wants low price and convenience to a hip area. It feels safe and special due to its age. However it is quite old and probably hasn't been remodeled since the 50's. It is reasonably clean, but the plumbing is old and (in our rooms) in poor condition, and the bath tiles were roughly repaired. There's a 5-inch step up into the bathroom. There are a great many coats of paint on the walls and trim. There was a noisy rock band in the next building and that sound carried fully into the room. (Depends on which side your room is on.) We had two rooms, the tv didn't work in one of them. No elevator! That's not a problem for most but is if you have trouble with stairs. Air conditioning comes from window units. The tv and cable box are mounted to a high point (that's fine) but the cables leads to an extension cord that remains suspended, leaving an ugly tangle in air. They could not provide a cot for an extra person in the room. Staff was friendly and somewhat apologetic about our room. My 80-year-old mom was with us and they realized that it was not the kind of room for her. They said they'd like to give us a better room but they were fully booked at the time. Bottom line: good for those who like a certain funkiness and don't mind a lack of conveniences and a certain amount of disrepair. Probably not what your parents want.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Ashanti009911
Business
Raleigh,north carolina
Aug 7, 2014

Glad to get home

Well,rooms were kind of small,part of the ceiling in the bathroom fell down in the tub, the closet handle fell off, a live band played under the floor under you. Maybe that's why it has a ballroom in its name. It didn't work for me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Get hotel closer to downtown atlanta and the bus system ends at midnight

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
meeps11223122
Business
Virginia
Jan 30, 2014

good location

good location, simple room but charming style. Breakfast could use some beefing up, though. People seemed nice enough. Biggest issue, there wasn't enough plugs in the room. I know that it was built before everyone had electronics but it sucked to have to unplug the lamp in order to charge my phone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Highland Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
FJAA
Business
Atlanta
Mar 7, 2014

Small Hideaway

This was a quick stay. Hotel kinda reminded me of a hostel. It was clean but certainly not a Ramada.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sunny Z.
Business
West Palm Beach, FL
Mar 8, 2014

Clean Room

It was a charming little hotel. The building is very old and needs much upgrading. The hot water and cold water knobs were reversed and the front desk staff said the hot water can take up to 15 minutes to reach your room. But in terms of clean...it was immaculate. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The staff was friendly. I really enjoyed my stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
trumpetboy
Business
Madison, WI
Mar 19, 2014

plumbing needs updating

Had to get to a conference downtown early one morning, and had no hot water in the shower. Person at front desk said I needed to run it for at least 10 minutes, since it was an old hotel. Continental breakfast extremely minimal (fruit, bread, coffee). Cool neighborhood with restaurants within walking distance. Try Sweet Auburn BarBQue restaurant. Convenient to busline. Not so much to rail.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sweet Auburn BBQst

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
happy guest 67
Business
fort payne alabama
Mar 31, 2014

close to it all

The room was small with a small bed but big enough for me and my 7 year old. The place is old but they have done a good job making it a comfortable, charming retreat. It was definantly in the trendy area, and so close to down town and the zoo. I would recomend it, especially if you are a people wathcher like me and my little girl.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
SC
Nov 11, 2010

Old World Charm

This hotel reminded me of some I've stayed at in Europe. The hotel is old and a little rough around the edges if you are used to staying at modern business hotels in Atlanta but with that said, it is quite charming and clean. The neighborhood is fun --restaurants and a few shops that are worth checking out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Several good restaurant options (tapas, vegetarian, etc.) just doors away.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lvna0831
Business
Clemson
Nov 29, 2011

Just so so

It's not easy to find if you travel by subway and they do not provide you toothbrush .So it is not convinent for me.But the staff is good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Highland Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Liz1
Business
Clarksville, TN
Jan 24, 2012

Nice for price

Quaint and comfy inn with small breakfast: bagels, whole wheat muffins, blueberry muffins, banana muffins, cream cheese, several different cereals and fresh fruit, accompanied by coffee, 2 % milk and orange juice. Nice, older and safe neighbourhood for walking, with shops, restaurants, movie theater, etc.; only about 2.6 miles from downtown Atlanta. City bus runs in front of the inn. Inn was build in the 1920 th and has exposed pipes running below ceiling (we heard no knocking in pipes), small but adequate shower with commode, vintage discolored sink in room. Hot water available within seconds. Inn has no elevator to second floor. Free parking. Very friendly staff. Entire inn is nonsmoking. Beds were satisfactory. Window air conditioners worked well. Heater in room did not warm up too well, but room came with electric radiator heaters which worked great and heated rooms well.The room had a small refrigerator and a small wall mounted TV. Due to buildings age and settling,our room doors had a one inch gap on bottom. Light shines through from hall outside. There are outside stairs to inn entry door. We did not see a handicap ramp. The inn smelled and looked clean, was quiet day and night and a really good bargain for the total of $ 49 per night for two people. We stayed two nights and had no complaints. Several times we stayed at higher priced and much newer hotels and experienced dirty rooms, unfriendly staff, broken air conditioner and even bugs. We enjoyed our stay at the Highland Inn and plan to go back in a few month. We highly recommend this inn to anyone who does not want to pay a kings ransom, but still have a decent room. And for pet owners, you can bring them with you to this inn. For those on a budget: parking downtown Atlanta can add up. Park houses charge up to $ 10 for up to two hours and $ 25 for all day.. Parking lots offer short term parking up to two hours for $ 5. Also early bird parking in by 9AM out by 6PM for $ 5. All day parking ranges from $ 3 to $ 8, depending on how close you want to park to the down town area. Curb side parking meters cost about $ 2 per hour until 10 PM.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Atkins Park Tavern, 794 N. Highland Ave. short walk TRUVA Mediterranean Restaurant, short 7 min.drive 60 International Blvd./downtown, 2.6 mi. Atlanta Historic Center,130 West Paces Ferry Rd. about 15 min. drive. Driving times are all from inn.

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