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Tantalize Your Senses at Taste of Atlanta while Staying at The University Inn at Emory

If you are a foodie, or just enjoy trying new dishes and meeting new people, then the Taste of Atlanta is just for you!  An annual event for twelve years running in Midtown, Taste of Atlanta will be happening October 25, 26 and 27th this year.  This premier food and libation festival showcases the creativity and diversity of many of Atlanta’s top restaurants.  The event will take place in Tech Square, which is at the corner of 5th and Spring Streets and is a short walk from the North Avenue MARTA rail station.  The festival begins with a kick-off party on Friday night from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and will feature great eats and rocking tunes!

General admission tickets for this event are available at the Taste of Atlanta website,, and are $30.00 in advance and $40.00 at the door.  General admittance will allow you to enter the event and comes with 10 taste coupons.  You can also purchase a VIP ticket for $75.00 in advance ($85.00 at the door if not sold out), which gives you not only admittance to the festival and 10 taste coupons, but also entry to the Food+Wine+Beer+Cocktail Experience.

Not only will Taste of Atlanta feature excellent eats from Atlanta’s premier restaurants, but there will be live cooking demonstrations, hands-on cooking classes, and the Family Food Zone with many interactive activities for everyone!  Taste of Atlanta not only draws Atlantans but many around the southeast and from even farther away.  If you are thinking about attending, and need a place to stay, The University Inn at Emory is the place for you!

The University Inn at Emory is conveniently located in the historic Druid Hills district of East Atlanta, and is MARTA-accessible.  Parking is free, and our family-owned and operated Inn will be a wonderful respite away from the crowds before and after the festival.  Our spacious rooms are equipped with many amenities such as microwaves and refrigerators, and we are always pet-friendly.  Since the MARTA line runs right in front of our door, The University Inn at Emory is an excellent choice for out-of-towners who wish to experience the excitement of Taste of Atlanta without having to deal with the hassle of driving downtown or trying to find costly close parking to the event.

If you are planning to attend the Taste of Atlanta, call us at the University Inn at Emory to book a room today!

Enjoy a Stay at The University Inn at Emory for Emory University’s Family Weekend

College classes have started up, and the Emory campus is buzzing with activity again.  Exciting things are happening, and the Class of 2017, all 1,900 freshman, are finding their way around campus and are getting acquainted with their classmates.  A special annual event at Emory, Family Weekend, occurs this year on October 25th through 27th, and the students and faculty are excited to show off this beautiful college and its grounds to their parents and siblings.

Families are welcomed during this weekend to reconnect with Emory students and share special activities.  A welcome by Emory University’s president, a legacy brunch and pinning ceremony for alumni of the school, a family panel, and a cello concerto are just a few of the events planned for this wonderful weekend.  This time is also excellent for students to give their parents a tour of the campus, show them where they attend classes, and help to give mom and dad some peace of mind about being away from home by introducing them to Emory’s secure, well-protected buildings and grounds.

The perfect place for student’s families to stay while attending Family Weekend is The University Inn at Emory, located directly across from the Emory campus.  The University Inn is family-owned and operated and prides itself on guest satisfaction.  Personal, individualized service is a hallmark of the Inn, which has a much cozier, homier feel than a larger sterile chain hotel.  We offer many amenities such as continental breakfast in the lobby, daily fresh-baked cookies, free Wi-Fi, and we also allow pets.  This is the perfect opportunity to bring your pet along to visit your student during Family Weekend to ease the separation your student may feel from their beloved pet.

The University Inn at Emory has free parking and spacious accommodations, which often include a microwave, refrigerator, and even a full kitchen.  And for the health-conscious family member who doesn’t want to a miss a workout, guests have complimentary access to Emory University’s state-of-the-art fitness center.  There are nearby walking trails, and lots of shops and restaurants close by as well.

If you will be coming to visit your son or daughter, grandchild, or sibling during Emory University’s Family Weekend, be sure to call us at The University Inn at Emory to book your room.  We will welcome you like family, and you’ll feel right at home!

The University Inn at Emory Welcomes Book Lovers to Decatur


It’s Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, and bibliophiles from all over the south will be flocking to the Decatur Book Festival!  The 8th annual Book Festival will feature 300 of your favorite best-selling authors, along with book signings, a book market and street fair, and plenty of activities for the children.  There will be libations available, along with food stands and cooking demonstrations given by cookbook authors.  Fun for the whole the family is the name of the game at the Decatur Book Festival!

The University Inn at Emory is the perfect place to stay this weekend, with a $99.00 special for rooms with two double beds, a deluxe continental breakfast, wireless internet and free parking.  The University Inn is unlike those cookie-cutter chain hotels and truly offers its guests a “home away from home.”  Many previous guests of the Inn have heralded its comfortable, cozy atmosphere and most become regulars when they visit the area again.

The University Inn is located in the historic Druid Hills community of Decatur, and is a family-owned and operated hotel that’s pet-friendly and offers many amenities you never see at the big-name hotels.  Many of the rooms are equipped with kitchens, refrigerators and microwaves, and there are daily fresh-baked cookies and afternoon refreshments available in the lobby.  Since the weather in Atlanta is still quite warm, you can take a dip in our outdoor pool and relax in a lounge chair to soak up some sun. The Inn is located on the public transportation line, and there is a shuttle available to take guests to the nearby Emory University campus. Additionally, a free CCTMA shuttle that goes to the Decatur MARTA rapid transit train station is available for guests wanting to get to the Book Festival.

If you are planning a visit to Atlanta to spend time at the Decatur Book Festival, call the University Inn today to book a room at our special rate!  We look forward to welcoming you!

Stay at The University Inn at Emory and See the Best of Atlanta!

Atlanta is quickly becoming the tourism mecca of the south.  The newest jewel in the crown of Atlanta’s attractions is Skyview Atlanta, a 20-story high ferris wheel that takes you up over the skyline so you can see the whole of the city from the safety of your gondola.  Skyview Atlanta is just one of the many attractions in the Centennial Olympic Park area, which also boasts the Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, The Georgia Dome, Phillips Arena, and many more.

When you are ready to see the best attractions that Atlanta has to offer, why not stay in the best accommodations as well?  The University Inn at Emory is a cozy, spacious and peaceful inn with personalized service and unmatched comfort, like a home away from home in the heart of Atlanta’s east neighborhood of Decatur.

Along with incredible amenities like complimentary breakfast, wireless internet, an outdoor swimming pool, and pet-friendly rooms, The University Inn is conveniently located only 15 miles, about a 20-25 minute drive, from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and is right on the public transportation line.  Guests can also take the Emory University Shuttle around the Emory Campus, which has attractions of its own, like the Michael C. Carlos Museum housing many antiquities from Europe and Egypt.

The University Inn at Emory, located at the heart of the historic Druid Hills community, has been heralded by our patrons for the personalized service we provide each and every guest.  Many of our rooms are equipped with kitchens, and most units have an in-room microwave and refrigerator, allowing our guests to feel like they are home as opposed to being in the cookie-cutter hotel rooms the large chain hotels offer.  The University Inn provides freshly baked cookies daily and we even have afternoon refreshments in the lobby with beer and wine on weekdays.

If you are ready to see the best Atlanta has to offer in attractions, be sure to call The University Inn at Emory to stay in the best accommodations too!

The University Inn is a Pet Friendly Atlanta Hotel

When staying with us at the University Inn we want to accommodate your entire family, including welcoming your beloved pets!

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We have a large variety of rooms available here at the Inn that are pet friendly, just ask about our accommodations when you make your reservation at The University Inn!

Attending a summer camp at Emory University?

Need a place to stay? Want to stay walking distance? We have a special rate for you! Just $89 for a Main Inn room for two with continental breakfast & afternoon refreshments. Call us at 404.634.7327 or 800.654.8591 and let us know what camp you are attending to make your reservation.

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Stay Somewhere Special

Stay somewhere special!

The Inn has a restful, relaxing atmosphere with an outdoor pool, a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments, which includes beer & wine Monday through Friday. Come and enjoy the peacefulness.  The University Inn at Emory has served the Emory University and historic Druid Hills area since 1971.

* We are a pet friendly facility (fees apply).

Please note that all specials are subject to availability
and a few blackout dates throughout the year.


With 7 days advance reservations ask us for help with information about area events.

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Atlanta Events

Five Atlanta area attractions for $69.00/adults or $49.00/youth with CityPASS.  Skip most ticket lines.  Use over 9 day period.

Choose from:

Georgia Aquarium

World of Coca-Cola

Zoo Atlanta

CNN Studio

Fernbank Museum

High Museum

Atlanta History Center

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Emory Hospital Specials


If you are, we have a special for you – Includes breakfast, wireless internet & use of Emory’s fitness facilities.

Remember you can bring your pets!
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