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Americas Best Value Inn - Decatur

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Pictures are worth a thousand words. This place didn't feel safe at all it look like, it is prostitute infested drug-infested. Couldn't even take a shower because of the tub what's the dirty as hell. The tub and the sink. Never again!!

I was cast in a movie filming near Decatur, and booked a room at the last minute. Considering I didn't have much to choose from on that date, I went ahead and got a cheap room reasoning I wouldn't be there much anyway. The stay was for 4 nights, and I left Florida on a Monday afternoon. My husband had used our credit card to reserve the room (it's in his name because we only keep one card). Upon arrival, (early evening), I went to check in at the front desk, only to be met by bulletproof glass and and older Indian gentleman behind the counter. He was very friendly and checked my reservation and started looking confused. I explained my husband had booked the reservation with his card, but the room was for me (we even listed that upon booking the room through Expedia). The older gentlemen seemed to understand until a younger man, possibly his son, came into the room. Even though I had proper ID, proof we were married and our credit card, they would not allow me to check in with my reservation because the card was in my husband's name, reasoning that "they were afraid they wouldn't get paid". It's a bank credit card, do they not know how putting things on credit works? Tired, and having an early call time in the morning, I gave in and handed them my debit card. I ended up having to pay MORE than the original booked price online, which gave me the feeling that's why they wouldn't take the credit card. They wouldn't allow me to enter my pin, but instead asked me to read it out, which made me uncomfortable. He told me I had 15 minutes to check my room and make sure it was ok, handing me my key and the TV remote and followed me out of the office continuously asking and re-asking if I brought a pet or someone else, which I didn't bring either. I immediately began being harassed by men hanging out in the parking lot. This happened any time I left the room, to the point where I called my husband anytime I even walked to my car. I even had one man flash a few fifties at me and try to "buy" me, and one that followed me from the stairs to the front office. In general, this motel is sketchy but much more quiet during the day, but as evening rolls around it is loud and gives a general fear of danger. Entering the room, it appeared tidy and decent. But upon closer inspection there were many unpleasant things about the room. Burn holes in the sheets, peeling wallpaper in the bathroom, black mold on the shower ceiling and spots where you could tell they just tried to paint over it. The iron was bolted down, and made it difficult to properly iron things correctly. The door didn't fully shut, although the emergency There was no "Do Not Disturb" sign, so even if you were trying to sleep in, good luck. And because the couple who do housekeeping do not speak English, you can't tell them to go away. There was no offerings of shampoo or conditioner, only a few facial bars and a bar of soap. Taking a shower was unpleasant, every few minutes you would here a beep and burning hot water would shoot out. It became a game dodging the water before it burnt my skin. I did brave walking down to the CVS while on the phone with my husband, and was continuously harassed. The convenience store across the street was the same way, even the cashier was being creepy. Every time I saw someone employed at the hotel, they asked me when I was leaving. My room key didn't work after 30 minutes because apparently you're not supposed to keep it with your phone or it'll deactivate it. Instead of telling me this politely when I brought the key back to the front desk, I got a stern lecture about it. Only when I was checking out did I get a polite vibe from this place. Being a young woman in town for business, I was not safe and I recommend this motel to anyone, especially young women.

This was the worst place by far, that I have ever stayed. I have stayed at cheaper places that were in way better shape. I know this has to be a place that rents rooms out to a lot of drug abusers and prostitutes. It was that nasty. The first thing I always do is check out the bedding in a room. This of course was dirty. Before I even got to the room, I was told this was the best room and for 62.50 a night. I gave them the benefit of a doubt. He lied!!!!!!! I called down for clean bedding and they brought me a sheet up. I had been traveling all day and was leaving out at 4am it was after 10pm. I took the sheet laid it out over the other sheet and pillows that were also dirty. And used my snuggie as a blanket. I could hear people walking and talking outside and didn't get to sleep at all. This was a terrible experience. I had to wipe everything down with hand sanitizer. And wouldn't let a dog step foot in the dirty shower. Disgusted!!!!! Let the pictures speak for themselves!

By far the worst most unprofessional experience of my life. My boyfriend and I were traveling through Atlanta and didn't even stay in the room for the night. The non smoking room smelled heavily of smoke. When we got back to the motel after dinner a police officer outside informed us of the drug and prostitution issue the motel was having and even offered that we park our car at the police station because he was positive our car would be stolen or broken into. When we complained for a refund to the host he offered to void our room stay if we gave him $40 CASH (obvious scam) we got out of there as fast as possible and slept in the car instead. I would advise that NO ONE waste there time and money on this place.

I had to book three rooms in the area for our construction crew. The proximity to the job, the price and the reviews I read elsewhere led me to believe this was a good motel for our crew. The hotel staff were pleasant and helpful. The rooms were clean and relatively decent. The price was very reasonable. The staff did what they could to make the stay better. The manager even gave us his cell number. Great. However, one of rooms had what seemed to be a bullet hole in the wall; there was a drive-by shooting at the hotel across the street; and while having dinner nearby their rental truck had the driver's side window smashed and was then burgled. The police indicated this was a seedy area and there appears to be a ring of thieves that uses look-outs at nearby restaurants that give them an indication as whether the meals are sit-down meals (vs. carry-out) and how much time the thieves have to work. I moved our crew as soon as I found out the next morning. I would advise you to find another location for your stay as well.

The motel is billed as being in Decatur, but it is really in Atlanta. The neighborhood is dicey and the first impression is a bit seedy. The room was clean enough, but worn, and things are bolted down--difficult to use the ironing board, for example. The people in charge were very cordial and nice and one manager assisted me with the wifi which was not working in my room. My car was broken into and the out of sight GPS taken; I think that they opened with one of those electronic override gizmos that garages etc have. The breakfast was a coffee, tiny cupcake, and a cello wrapped cinnamon roll--really, too awful. Thank goodness that the room had a refri and a micro--I got my breakfast etc from the Kroger. Also, I never opened the drapes. Cancelled for my return trip.

Excellent location- close to museums. Good, fresh breakfast. Very friendly staff who went out of their way to help/welcome. Clean and very comfortable, contemporary rooms. Would definitely stay again.

Had to make a drive up to Decatur for an emergency regarding a family member. Ended up getting a room for 3 nights. The workers were very friendly, however this is not thd place you want to be if you are I pregnant or have young ones. The first night we got there, was not horrible but I already paid. The rooms wall paper is falling off and there was no body wash/soap/conditioner or shampoo. Next day I had to go back to my room and my key did not work. Had my boyfriend go get the key fixed. It worked. As we were walking out, there was a few men outside (clearly smoking weed). Went into the lobby (which they are behind bullet proof glass, and it reeked of weed). Left and came back again and as we were parking, a woman was peeing behind the gas station across the street and the same men that were smoking weed were now obviously selling it. Once gain left and came back that night with our keys not working once again. Once again my boyfriend went to get the keys fixed and the they told him that he needed to bring the person who the name was under. Walked down and got the key fixed and the entire way, it once again smelt of weed. It was so strong my clothes smelt like weed. *from just walking outside* Finally got into the room and stayed our last night. Spend the extra money and go elsewhere. This is not a place for kids or families. The "continental breakfast" consist of coffee and baskets with old stale food. Stay away!!

We came through Atlanta and needed a room at the last minute. Atlanta's hotels and motels are a little pricey an we chose this Inn based on price and reviews of other less expensive motels in the part of town my friend lives in. Well we aren't close to her - 20 minutes from her apartment (we didn't stay there because she moving out from mold). My friend had never been in this area before. The neighborhood is rough around the edges but we have not found it unsafe. Behind a fast food joint and in front of a Motel 6. The inn is well lighted and security cameras in the parking. It was the evening when we checked in and we had to do so through a window - not sure if this is standard procedure? The owners were polite and helpful and asked me to check the room and make sure we approve of the room. Room: basic, clean, dusted. No trace of mold smell (this was an issue I read from other places/ friends apartment). Bed: firm but not lumpy or uncomfortable - I just prefer a softer bed but I am not at home. Sheets: soft, need updating - top sheet had a cigarette burn in it. Bathroom: clean, neat, good water pressure. Extras: mini fridge, iron & ironing board, small dinning table & chairs. The question is would I stay here again. Not sure? Clean, comfy enough, a/c works great, nice owners. Maybe it's the location?

The staff was very eager to please. The room was spotless and fresh smelling. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

2574 Candler Rd Decatur GA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Georgia Regional Hospital, Americas Best Value Inn - Decatur is within 3 miles (5 km) of Buena Vista Lake. This 50-room motel has in-room conveniences like refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. East Lake Golf Club is also 3.1 mi (5 km) away.


All 50 rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free local calls and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Americas Best Value Inn - Decatur, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide tour or ticket assistance.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

33% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 10 reviews