Stay in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Decatur, Georgia, and explore the charms of this historic small town. Decatur may be part of the Atlanta metropolitan area, but it feels worlds away from the city’s urban bustle.
Affordable eateries, casual cafes and shops line the town’s main drag, Ponce de Leon Avenue, which spreads out from the historic town center just minutes away from our Decatur hotels. Unwind with a leisurely stroll around the center, anchored by the imposing Old Courthouse on the Square. Inside the 1898 granite courthouse, the DeKalb History Center has free rotating exhibits and a rich trove of Civil War artifacts. The center also maintains a Historic Complex of antebellum structures in nearby Adair Park. Two blocks north of the square and close to our hotels in Decatur, historic Decatur Cemetery sprawls over 54 acres of tree-shaded grounds. Local shops and the Decatur Downtown Development Office offer free walking-tour maps of the town’s historic sights. Of course, if faster-paced Atlanta beckons, the MARTA subway departs from the town square to whisk you to downtown Atlanta in minutes.
Our hotels in Decatur put you close to restaurants along Ponce de Leon Avenue. There’s no end to the cheap eats here—Raging Burrito is a great spot to snag a hearty meal to go, and at Brick Store Pub you can have a bowl of hearty Brunswick stew and raise a pint with its gregarious regulars. At night, rub shoulders with more locals at Eddie’s Attic, an intimate venue featuring acoustic singer-songwriters. Decatur has plenty of shopping diversions along Ponce de Leon Avenue, including an impressive collection of used bookstores.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Decatur to experience Decatur’s friendly, small-town ambience, just miles from the bright lights and big-city diversions of Atlanta.