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Rating: 4.02

Address: 1615 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, 30329

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    Comments (51):

    1. Angi C.
    a great hotel with lots of amenities. we stayed at the adjacent inn for a wedding and were allowed to use all the facilities at the main hotel: pool, gym, hot tub, game room with shuffleboard and pool tables, common computers. due to the wedding, we basically did not leave the hotel for 48 hours but still found plenty of places to hang out. the staff was very nice and helpful - i was really hungry waiting for all my friends to arrive for dinner, and they opened up the already-closed gift shop for me to buy some crackers. the dining room downstairs have decent burgers and sandwiches for not-so-ridiculous prices. alcohol, though, was quite $$$.

    25/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. Ginger F.
    We had a May wedding here and it was absolutely perfect.  The gardens were beautiful for our ceremony and the reception was great in their newest ballroom.  We had about 25 rooms booked for out of town guests and everyone raved at the serene setting and attentive staff.

    Uli Burgess was a lifesaver.  She was always calm, cool and collected and made the entire planning process a breeze.  I could not have pulled it all off without her!  Our wedding night suite was fantastic as was the food that the staff sent to our rooms.  We did a buffet-style reception with the shrimp and grits as our entree - people are still raving about them today.

    It was the perfect day from beginning to end, this place is great for any type of event, or just a great overnight retreat to get away from home.

    11/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    3. A. C.
    I'm trapped; work sent me to CDC/Emory University for the week and the Emory Conference Center Hotel and the Emory Inn are the closest accomodations. The Front Desk, while Southern-style friendly, could not accomplish a whole lot for me.  A whole host of screw ups has me dreading coming back (gave me a reservation for the Inn when I specifically requested the Hotel, vomiting/diarrhea in the Inn room they gave me, charged my personal card twice, when they were told to charge it to the corporate one ONCE).  Do yourself a favor and get a room at the Hotel over the Inn (shades of Motel 6); the Hotel at least has a climate control system updated since 1967.  Don't be fooled by the marketing, the place was NOT designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it was "inspired".  The hotel itself is actually pretty nice, I like the "hidden in the woods" effect and the amenities are a nice bonus:  a friendly Club Room with top-shelf stocked bar, full-size pool table, spa, indoor pool, gym, free Wi-Fi. You probably won't find yourself here unless you have a good reason to be specifically here; I suppose there are worse places to be, and it is very close to Emory and CDC, it's a love-hate relationship.

    14/01/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    4. Jennifer B.
    I really enjoyed this hotel! The service was extremely excellent and it is very clean. I stayed here for a night because i had an interview at Emory. It was so close to the university and very convenient. You don't even have to check out because it is paperless. They also have an indoor pool and hot tub as well as pool tables in the lobby. I would highly recommend staying here and it was extremely relaxing. The room service was extremely tasty and prompt. A great hotel!!

    22/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    5. rob s.
    So for $ 90.00 a night, I really shouldn't biatch too much about an Inn, especially only sleeping in for one night. But come on, when you renovate a sink, make sure the neck of the faucet reaches the sink - in this case, it barely reaches it and therefore, you have water flowing onto the fake marble surface. Who the heck did you hire to do this?
    The shower/tub wasn't functional either. Had to stuff a face towel in the drain to make it into a tub. One night, I can live with it. Two nights, I would have been asking for a refund.

    11/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    6. Andrew S.
    I recently spent a week here while my wife attended a conference.  My experience was wonderful in many ways and mixed in many others, so my review while generally good to excellent, will have some ramblings to the poor side.  

    The excellent things about this hotel:  It is very clean, Leotis Watson the Concierge, The friendly greeting from the front desk staff EVERY time you walk by, the spacious design and wonderful decor, the very well appointed guest rooms, and the great indoor pool and fitness center.  

    The OK things about the hotel:  Housekeeping once you get there.  They would forget the coffee in the room about every other day.  The fitness center was too dang hot all of the time.  The pool was over chlorinated.  

    The bad things:  They raised our rate midway through without telling us.  Up $10.00.  They wouldn't let us extend checkout to 1pm even though meeting lasted till two on the last day.  They charge for wired Internet and have very poor free wireless service.  

    This hotel is very centrally located and it is easy to get everywhere from here either with public transport or with your own car.  I would definitely stay here again and look forward to another visit.  Leotis Watson is the best person on staff and it is a wonder to see him everyday.  You look forward to his greetings and his assistance in everything is delightful.

    19/04/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Stacy S.
    Thank you Uli and the Emory Conference Center Hotel for making my wedding reception fantastic!   Couldn't have been happier!

    20/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    8. Molly S.
    The Emory Conference Center Hotel was my wedding venue in August, and I was extremely happy with the whole experience.

    The setting was perfect - we were able to have the ceremony in the courtyard and the reception in the ballroom. Uli Burgess, their dedicated wedding coordinator, was amazing and helpful every step of the way, and certainly went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect.

    Working with the hotel was a breeze. Group rooms at great rates were blocked off for our guests right away. There was no trouble bringing in our own vendors. The food was great, and I appreciated the big tasting we got to have to select our menu. Loved the fact that the bride and groom had a complimentary hotel suite that night, and that the staff was kind enough to put dinner plates up in the suite so we would be able to eat if we were hungry later.

    The only only only downside was that there were two other weddings before mine that day, and they were a little too close together for my comfort. I do have to say that there were no actual issues though, and my other vendors had ample time to prepare for our ceremony and reception.

    I would highly recommend the Emory Conference Center Hotel to anyone - for both a regular hotel and for any kind of event venue.

    05/11/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Jeff M.
    One of my friends was interviewing at Emory and they put her up to stay here. The place is decorated really nicely actually but always seems eerily empty on the hotel grounds. Getting to the room was a bit of a maze; it's a deceptively large facility. The room was comfortable with good amenities and even a balcony. I'd say this is a great place to stay, if you're traveling with some sort of business related to Emory. If you're visiting Atlanta in general, you may want to look elsewhere, perhaps to find a better hotel, but more so to be in a better, more prime location.

    25/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    10. Ruth H.
    I don't have any major complaints but no oohs or awes about this hotel.

    I stayed at the Emory Conference Center Hotel because my husband had to attend a conference at the CDC. I had an opportunity to sight-see. The hotel is at a good location, right on Clifton Road. It's a nice walk into the Emory campus and you can see the CDC from the hotel.

    One thing though, housekeeping woke me up pretty early about 8:30am. She apologized though. I'm not sure if that's how early housekeeping usually comes in Atlanta hotels? I woke up anyways and got myself ready for the day and she came back again at 9:30am.. I guess, I could have put the privacy tag out to let them know I was still in the room.

    Overall, the stay was okay. The room was clean, which I think all rooms should be! The shower curtain was a bit musky or old-soapy smelling. There wasn't a mini-fridge in our room. Room service was great though! I had the grilled shrimp with basil-butter over grits. My husband had the club burger and fries. Both were very delicious and went beyond the normal room-service fare. It's definitely a business hotel.

    They did get my name and location wrong on my hotel invoice.. which I thought was a bit odd, because they saw my physical credit card and license. I didn't bother to get it corrected.

    I'm still pretty much more impressed with the Georgia Tech Conference Center Hotel.

    25/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    11. Ian S.
    Here for a training session. Nice and clean hotel.  Nice facilities overall.  Ate breakfast and lunch so far at their restaurant in house and food choices were pretty good.  they had choices between healthy and unhealthy, haha........being on a diet i err on the side of caution with food selections when i am traveling, otherwise i am pretty tempted.

    Overall comfortable rooms and good service.

    26/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. James W.
    Was put up here while visiting Emory. This is a pretty sweet hotel! The staff was very accommodating, rooms were nice, and the location was quiet. Check out the lobby if you're visiting.

    04/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    13. Hilary G.
    The Emory Conference Center Hotel completely delivered for us during a recent stay with my son, who was visiting the campus. We were very pleased with the quality of our lodging. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and quiet, the food was good and best of all, the staff was helpful and friendly.  While not well located for business in Atlanta, its definitely a great place for trips to Emory.  .

    07/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Jeremy S.
    Very close to best in class.

    I stayed here for my friend's wedding and got a group rate of $140/night, which felt like a steal. My room was giant and had a comfy desk and a great view of the woods behind the hotel. Service was very friendly and I was enthusiastically greeted whenever I passed the reservation desk. The bar with game room (foosball, pool, shuffle board) was a great place for hanging out with my buddies. The hotel lobby and decor is generally attractive and unoffensive (to my palette or Grandma's), they knocked off (aka were inspired by) Frank Lloyd Wright which sounds cliche, but it wasn't all that bad.

    My only real complaint is that Internet in-room costs $10 per 24hrs, but is free in the lobby. It's basically a business hotel, shouldn't the Internet be a standard business feature these days? But I digress, it's still a solid hotel and I think most anyone would be happy with it.

    19/10/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    15. Marcy R.
    Great place for a conference!  My room was nicely appointed with very comfy beds and a nice flat screen...and it was spotless.

    The buffet set up for our group was tasty at every meal...and the snacks for our breaks were very generous...so all in all, a good experience even tho' I was trapped inside for 4 days!

    Only a few odds issues - the gift shop was never open; we had to ask the front desk to open it.  For a business hotel, the internet connection was awful and there wasn't a 'business center' per se...just a few desk tops scattered about.

    The staff was just wonderful - everyone was so friendly and wanted to help and that's a real treat!

    We were able to watch a bunch of weddings over the weekend and that's just so much fun!

    Although we never did get outside to enjoy the fall weather, the training was made so much more enjoyable by the wonderful folks at Emory!

    24/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    16. Amanda S.
    The staff is incredibly accommodating and friendly (this is an Atlanta perk in general). There's a beautiful lobby area, comfy and cushioned mattresses and pillows, and fast check-in/check-out. They also provide big parking garages, and the location itself is in a slightly wooded area, so it's sheltered from the main road.

    09/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    17. Howard G.
    Useful, well designed and comfortable hotel/conference center. There are a number of restaurants as well as a bowling alley with 6+ lanes. Located right on the Emory campus. Excellent for large groups. Staff is fantastic. A variety of meeting spaces to accommodate varying group sizes. A short walk to the center of campus. 30 minutes from the airport.

    12/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    18. Charlene W.
    Beautiful "Green" hotel inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Set in a woodsy area of midtown Atlanta. Lovely mission style furnishings and lots of windows to bring the outdoors inside feeling. The suites are the best with comfy living room furniture and a comfy bed. Very close to a lot of Atlanta area attractions and the customer service is top notch!

    13/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    19. Al B.
    I just stayed here for 3 days.  I found the rooms to be very dusty. The worst part about my experience was that I got a nasty stomach virus along with  others in my conference and OTHER conferences that were going on at the same time.  They claimed the Atlanta Health Dept. came by but they didn't really give us ANY info or offer anything to help us out. I know these things happen sometimes, but I felt the situation was handled very poorly. The hotel administration should have shown their faces and addressed us instead of letting us hear things 2nd hand.

    I hope Emory Conf Center and hotel will remember that their guests are paying a lot of money and deserve more respect.

    Also... the food was disgusting greasy and salty.

    16/03/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    20. Sandra V.
    The hotel was lovely. I especially liked the Prairie style architecture and Mission furniture. The location was convenient to most area attractions. The only meal we had was breakfast and it was your standard buffet, but it was good and reasonably priced. The only 2 slightly negative comments I would have are the they did try to charge us $10/night for parking when their own literature says it is complimentary and also we reserved a king room and were given a double. We stuck with the double and it was fine. When we mentioned that they gave us the wrong room, they didn't offer to correct it. The only other thing was the picture in the bathroom was hung upside down. It drove my architect husband crazy! We would stay here again if we are in Atlanta.

    22/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    21. Dallas A.
    If you are a meeting planner... I would look elsewhere.

    I don't even know where to begin.

    The mass nurovirus/food poisoning outbreak that spread throughout the hotel? (And the Dekalb County Health Dept. being called in to investigate?!)

    Or the fact that I checked out 5 days ago and I am STILL DEALING with this hotel and their erroneous billing! The hotel has over charged me $500+, due to their accounting and check in mistakes. I have never had an experience like this before. For the past 5 days, I have called the hotel (and my cc company) and every time I call, I have to speak to someone new. I have to explain the entire billing issue over and over again. I have been hung up on. I have been delivered empty promises that a manager was going to call me back. Details of this entire issue aside, the customer service has been completely hit or miss - disorganized and it seems that no one communicates with each other on guest issues. The hotel's lack of follow up and general incompetence is unbelievable. I normally give people the benefit of the doubt and realize mistakes happen - but the real test comes with how a business deals with its mistakes.

    This place was a complete FAIL.

    I found the food greasy and unappetizing - probably even more so after the news broke that my conference group (and other groups staying there) were falling violently ill.

    The rooms were nice enough - but the 1st floor room I stayed in was humid - moist - icky - damp. Request upper level if you HAVE to stay here for a work related conference.

    21/03/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    22. David G.
    I love this hotel. The service and warmth when you are greeted is unbelievable. The hotel setting is gorgeous in a gorgeous neighborhood. They have wonderful grounds, a nice swimming pool and workout area. I will comeback and stay here again.

    14/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    23. Erin W.
    I attended a wedding reception at the Emory Conference Center Hotel recently and the food was delicious.  From the outdoor cocktail reception to the indoor buffet reception the ambiance was great.  I especially loved the raspberry  brie, salmon, risotto, etc. It was some of the best wedding reception food I've ever had.  I didn't even know this place existed but  will definitely consider having an event here in the future.

    15/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    24. Andy L.
    I came back from a 4 day conference from Emory Conference Center, and I enjoyed my time there. The hotel is fairly spacious and surround by very green foliage. It was so beautiful and breathtaking being that this is my first time there.

    The food was really good for buffet style. When I think of buffet, I usually think, "The food is either really good or bad." However, Emory Conference Center Hotel really knows how to prepare their food and it was exquisite. The servers, guest service desk, and concierges were all generous and always willing to help in more ways than one.

    I gave this place a 4 stars because of its desolate location. If you are here to spend time with family and trying to keep away from civilization then this is the place to go. However, if you are looking to explore, you need to have a car.

    There are few bars and restaurant located within a 5 minute walking distance, but that is about it.

    Did I mention great scenery!!!!

    26/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. Bex G.
    Always good service and friendly staff. It is nice that Emory Point has opened for the sake of more food options.

    31/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    26. Christopher B.
    Loving it. A very old world feel to it. Deliberate, spacious, hospitable, very slightly shabby - shabby gentility I guess would be the right words.

    Breakfast nice - pretty standard buffet fare. Bed was very comfortable, room temp was tricky to get just right.

    Couldn't swing a cat (except maybe a manx) in the bathroom. Terrific toiletries in there though.

    Grounds nice

    27/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    27. Ed M.
    I stayed two nights and enjoyed the stay. The room was very nicely appointed. Very quiet and comfortable. The room service menu was extensive. I tried the lobster macaroni and cheese, and I've been craving it ever since. This is a beautiful facility in an idyllic setting.

    10/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    28. Reyhaneh S.
    Great hotel! It was about 20 minutes away from downtown, but it felt like home! I was worried a bit on my ride to the hotel, but once I got closer to the hotel, I was relieved to see that it was modern, clean, and private! The staff were super friendly and demonstrated the true definition of "Southern Hospitality".

    11/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    29. William C.
    I just returned from a 2 day conference at Emory.
    This hotel is situated in a really beautiful, wooded area. I didn't have much time to explore the area, but the views were nice. The architecture of the convention center is very cool. It reminded me a bit of Frank Lloyd Wright's falling water.
    The main thing I liked about this hotel were the people. In two days at any hotel, you interact with lots and lots of staff and I did not encounter a single person who didn't have a smile or a kind word. Just might have been the friendliest staff I've ever seen, anywhere. Management can tell people to be nice, and you get nice people, but I'm a cynic and I always detect a hint of fake niceness. These folks were just nice folks. Not an act, they've simply hired super nice people and they all seemed happy so somebody is treating them well. So bravo to whomever hires and retains staff

    This is a conference center hotel, not a luxury resort. most people are there on business I expect. that being said, It wasn't cold or impersonal as are most hotels of this type. The decor was nice, the rooms were nicely sized and very clean.
    The restaurant/bar was large and had great food ( the pulled pork with the carolina style BBQ sauce as well as the cheeseburger---both excellent)
    The fitness center was very nice indeed. The equipment was in great condition and there was plenty of it. I had a chance to get in a half hour run on the treadmill during the first half of my lunch and it was a nice experience
    The conference food areas were really well stocked. Free water, soft drinks , nice coffee in real coffee cups, not paper or styrofoam. Also lots and lots of snacks, treats and munchies etc. Pretty unusual for conferences which usually have crap coffee and nothing else

    since no place is perfect, here are my complaints

    the restaurant/bar upstairs did not open until 3 PM. I know everybody is there on a conference, and they are all eating at the conference or downstairs restaurant.BUT if you happen to be one of those conference attendees........who might just want to skip the afternoon session to drink beer and watch March madness which starts at noon ( I'm not naming any names  or saying that this was me in particular........just using an example of the random conference attendee who wants to blow off the afternoon and sit at the bar...) You get the point. Might be nice to open a bit earlier.
    my room was pretty dark. Even with all of the lights on, the light was kind of poor.
    There was no TV guide. I have no idea what channel is what, so  a guide is helpful
    I don't remember seeing a wifi signal available, but I was OK on my 4G. I did see some media center, but I didn't need to check it out
    I took a cab to and from Hartsfield so I didn't care about parking but to note, parking looked a bit limited and it isn't on the MARTA line

    This is all nit picking but this one bugged me

    the convention center is a big maze of hallways and I have NO IDEA at first where my conference was. I just wandered into the void and after 6 or 7 minutes I came upon my area.
    A map at the top of the stairs with a legend of conference rooms and also a list of conferences and where they are located would be VERY helpful. I would like to see this posted the night before, so when somebody lands at night they can sort of see where they have to be early in the morning and this alleviates any anxiety about wondering where the Hell they are supposed to be at 730 AM

    All in all, a very pleasant stay. I would not hesitate to return for future conferences at this place

    25/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    30. Sheri C.
    Had a 4-day training here.

    Room was nice with a lovely king size bed.

    Clean. Conference session rooms were nice but don't get stuck in Maple room if you need room for more than 5 people.

    Food was ok, even tho they fed us like we were starving. The guy at the dining room is hilarious! He's a cook.

    Nice fire pit outside added a great touch.

    Definitely recommend !

    17/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    31. Ghazaleh S.
    I would give this hotel 4 stores. Really nice hotel, extremely friendly staff. I must say we had dinner at the cafe I was disappointed because my dinner was extremely salty, I let the waitress know however they did not take it off the check, instead I was offered dessert. Rooms are very clean and beds are super comfortable, I would def recommend this hotel to anyone that is looking for a comfortable play to stay while in Atlanta.

    10/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    32. A H.
    We held our wedding at the Emory Conference Center on Labor Day Weekend 2014 and would highly recommend hosting your wedding there.  We went back and forth on where we wanted to host our ceremony and reception.  We wanted a place that fit our style, budget, and was convenient for all of our guests.  Emory accomplished all of that.  The best part about Emory is the ease and convenience of having everything in one spot.  The ceremony and reception were right next to each other; the majority of our guests were able to stay in the beautiful hotel attached; and Emory takes care of everything (food, drinks, tables, chairs, etc.).  Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the convenience of being able to walk downstairs to the wedding and then walk back upstairs at the end of the night. The staff was stellar and everything went seamlessly. We also received a lot of compliments on the food. It was truly a great experience.

    We also enjoyed planning our wedding with Uli from Emory.  She was very accommodating to the special customs of our wedding and ensured that we had a great time. We would recommend the Emory Conference Center for hosting your wedding.

    13/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    33. Charles S.
    I used ECCH to house 50+ participants in a conference I organized in Midtown.  (Don't ask.  All the hotels in Midtown were jammed thanks to a show at the Merchandise Mart.)

    ECCH was extraordinary.  From the sales rep I spoke with when blocking rooms (Pat) to the front desk, the char force, and Leotis the concierge.  The rooms were nice, the prices easy, and the Wifi and parking free.   The lobby was big., warm, and friendly.  The folks who hung in the bar like it.

    But the best part of all was the staff.  They were without except friendly and welcoming.  

    So why not five stars?  Unless you've got business at Emory, the ECCH isn't near where you want t be.  There are no restaurants or stores within walking distance.  With a car Midtown, Little Five Points, Virginia Highland and the Square in Decatur are within easy striking distance.

    23/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    34. Judy G.
    Here for a 4 day conference with about 300 others. Excellent food, staff very attentive, beautiful grounds and building, room is great too; clean, neat, not huge but big enough. Looks just like the pictures on their website, on Expedia and here on Yelp. The meeting rooms are really nice, overall a really good experience!.....just had the Fried Green Tomatoes: these are the benchmark by which all future FGTs will be judged.. and only $6!!!!!

    23/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    35. John B.
    This place is great so long as you're here for a conference and NOT staying in a room.

    Stayed here with a group and on the morning of my arrival, I called to confirm my room with the reservation # from the confirmation email Emory sent me the month prior. They couldn't find it. After two phone calls and a conversation with the "manager", I was told they found my room. Later that day, I was sent an email from the Emory saying they had CANCELLED my reservation (??!!). When I arrived, they still had my reservation but it was for a different room type... which tells me the first time around, they just booked me a new room. The staff was friendly enough but getting someone to deliver something to my room took well over an hour.

    * Dated room decor and poor WiFi.

    * There was a deck on my room which was dismal and dirty. The chair on the deck was moldy and covered with spider webs.

    * Really small bathroom but at least the water pressure was nice.

    *The bed was the worst part of the room. Uncomfortable mattress and crappy pillows. There was some sort of pad under the sheets which didn't cover the whole bed so I could feel where the pad ended, which made it lumpy.

    The most frustrating part is that they don't use fitted bottom sheets on the beds so they come off during the night, which just sucks. How cheap can you get? Isn't the customer's experience, and therefore repeat business, more important than saving housekeeping dollars?

    *Oh, and no in-room movies or even premium channels (i.e. HBO, Showtime, etc.), only standard cable. Seriously?

    *Lastly, parking.  When checking in, the front desk clerk told us it cost $10 per night to park our car there, however the hotel literature in the room said parking is complimentary. ?? I called down to the front desk and was told that they had just changed the parking pricing and it was no longer free.. however, because I was with a group, parking was included with our stay. Uh huh.

    I expected MUCH more for the amount I paid. I don't plan on staying here ever again.

    07/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    36. Emilia C.
    Great location, comfortable, clean, lots of amenities nearby. Comfortable nite of sleep.

    06/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    37. Tracy S.
    Super clean. Breakfast buffet was $12.99 but wasn't all that great.  No shortage of wait staff.  There were plenty of waiters/waitresses. Pool table in lobby was never empty! Fun! Pool was cold. Hot tub was very move. Great room on first floor! Will be back.

    15/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    38. Jai Veer Singh J.
    I visited Emory on a business trip, and this hotel is just across the street from the University and the CDC. The hotel is quiet, spacious, and well maintained. The rooms were very clean, including the bathroom. The bed was also super comfortable and the cable had a good selection of shows. The staff was also very accommodating to my needs and were a great help during my visit. The hotel restaurant also has a nice breakfast selection, including Belgian waffles made to order. I would definitely stay here again on future business trips.

    05/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    39. d'N'L m.
    I would give this place 4 stars as a business hotel.  I am currently sitting in my spacious (especially for a city) and clean hotel room.  That's really all one wants in a  hotel.  I like to not be reminded that perhaps several hundred people have used the room prior to myself.. And, with that, there is very little indication anyone was ever in this room.

    27 inch flat screen, carpet clean, beds are nice, lots of pillows, shower is nice (though, i hate hotels that have only bath tub showers), the soap and shampoos are all green products.. Linens aren't paper thin.  Free wifi through the hotel.  

    Location wise, it may be about .4 miles away from the metro but, no biggie.  

    It's right on Georgia Tech campus so, there is a Book Store across the street, there is a wall mart mini store where you can pick up travel supplies without getting gouged by the hotel. There are plenty of bars and restaurants right in the area.  

    The lobby is not grand but, they have several free macs for you to use.   There is a bar downstairs off to the back.  it was a little scary for my northernness.  It might have been a little duck dynast in there.  Lots of people wearing camo hats playing on the pool tables. But, i just went to a place across the street.. But, the bar did have a little pool hall vibe.   But, there is free popcorn.

    I would stay here again.

    10/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    40. Megan C.
    Stayed here for a conference that was conveniently held in the hotel.  

    I'll hit the highlights:
    clean rooms
    comfy beds
    free wifi
    decent food
    very close to the conference rooms
    nice grounds

    bad cocktails. (thus the four stars)
    paid parking.

    16/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    41. Katharine S.
    I've attended five conferences here over the course of my graduate study at Emory.  I can't comment on the guest rooms, since I have my own bed to sleep in just down the street.  But I can rave about how beautiful the facility is and how friendly and competent the folks are who work here.  I just finished helping to organize a 150 person, 3-day conference here, and I was so pleased to hear our conference attendees comment positively on the venue, the Continental breakfast, buffet lunches, and continuous snacks included in the conference package, and the ease of using the projectors we rented from the hotel for use in many of the sessions.  One doesn't need a password to use the free wireless internet: always a plus.  The hotel room rate our group was able to secure was $129 a night.  

    Small grievances: parking can be a little tight in the two below-ground levels, and it's not particularly easy taking public transit from the Atlanta airport to the Conference Center.  But those concerns are also grievances about Emory in general.  Now that Emory Point has been constructed, it is fabulous that conference-goers can walk to a range of good restaurants and to the CVS.

    16/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    42. Maisha R.
    I casually mentioned to my dad that I was staying at the Emory Conference Center Hotel and surprisingly, he knew of the place and he had stayed there in the past. He mentioned that it was like a dorm and hotel hybrid and he was right. That is, until we saw roaches cross the floor of the game room and then again the next morning in the conference room. I think that tipped the place over to the dorm side.

    There for a conference, the meeting rooms were spacious and the dining hall was comfortable. There was a plethora of food available at each meal in a buffet fashion and the waiters were delightfully refilling drinks and bussing the tables. The food was better than average and for the amount of people for whom they were cooking, I was impressed by the variety.

    The rooms on the other hand were old and dated. They urgently need some remodeling. The decor reminded me of the 1980's with wicker chairs and shiny comforters.  

    The Emory Conference Center Hotel is a little pricey so for what they're charging, they should invest in a little renovation and pest control.

    23/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    43. D M.
    Recently had a big wedding here, and couldn't have been happier with the result.

    We wanted somewhere relatively centrally located in Atlanta, with an outdoor venue.  The price was very competitive for the size of wedding we had, and the venue felt like it was secluded even though it was just off a busy street.   The combination of accessibility and natural beauty of the grounds IMO would be very hard to beat in Atlanta.  We used the Silverbell pavilion, a great indoor/outdoor area (room with a big terrace/patio) and had the wedding in the courtyard.  The ballroom was a normal ballroom...fine for the occasion.  Courtyard was amazing for our May wedding.

    i think the guests had a great time overall.  Most people stayed onsite given its convenience.  The rooms aren't new, but have aged well, and were comfortable, spacious, and very well-priced.  The architecture overall and grounds have aged very well, and IMO are kind of timeless.  The environmentally aware nature of the hotel was appreciated as well (as it seems real rather than just a cost saving thing that it is at other hotels).

    The onsite bar was popular with our wedding, not sure about the restaurant.  The service for the wedding was good (though I prob. had a biased view), and the wedding bar selection was pretty good as well (plus, Sweetwater was on the menu, big plus!)

    For an event of our size (250 or so) the combination of location, overall availability and quality of rooms, and the scenic venue would be hard to beat in ATL.  A walkable nearby shopping center with a few restaurants and shops is a great recent addition to the neighborhood and was visited by many guests over the course of the weekend.  Lullwater Park, a gorgeous on-campus park, is a few blocks away for those Yelpers who run.

    Finally, hats off to Ulli and the staff at the conference center.  Although as the groom I was kind of "hands off", I don't think it could have gone more smoothly.  I'm sure a lot of work went into making that happen, and it was definitely appreciated.

    I'd definitely have our event here again, and would stay here as a guest if I was anywhere close to this part of town.

    21/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    44. Alleen K.
    Hotel very well located in one of the best points of Atlanta . Nice room, attentive service, really enjoyed it. The location is really special. Next to the North Avenue, which has varied commerce, great and easy access to most of the city.

    23/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    45. George K.
    The Emory Conference Center Hotel is a wonderful hotel in a great location. Easy to walk anyplace you want. Easy access to Shopping, the museums, football, and great restaurants. The room was nice and spacious, especially for Atlanta. Very clean and quiet. Staff were all very helpful and friendly.

    26/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    46. Allie A.
    3.5

    Just stayed here for 2 nights on a quick business trip.  Let's start off with the positives - my interactions with the valet guys and concierge desk were fantastic.  Every gentlemen that I spoke with was exceedingly kind, helpful and the epitome of Southern charm.  All those "Yes ma'ams" just gave this native Northerner the shiver me timbers.  Using the complimentary shuttle was great for running errands and going to meetings.  I tipped very generously - that may have helped :-)

    Perhaps it was the high humidity, but the room felt damp with the air conditioning.  I notice that this in a lot of hotels in the South so it may be a thing that's common in the region.  Not a fan of sliding into slightly damp, cold sheets in an air-conditioned room.  And who designs a bathroom that you can't sit on the toilet without the bathroom door open? I love having a conversation with someone a few feet away while sitting sideways on the toilet.  Try it.  Otherwise the room was large and comfy for the most part.

    The breakfast buffet was around $15 with a tip.  Just okay.  Not worth it in my opinion. If you feel like it, walk up to the nearby Emory Point where a number of restaurants are if you want to eat and work off those biscuits.

    Now granted, it was a busy weekend with lots of things going on, but the hotel needed some some more meticulous details to housekeeping upkeep.  The carpets in the main lobby and on various floors and staircases were really dirty.  I saw everything from flower petals to leaves to kleenex.  Fixable.

    Otherwise, a very nice stay.

    23/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    47. Erin G.
    Reason for visit: work meeting
    Visit date: August 2014
    First time? No.

    It's about time I reviewed this place! I've stayed at the Emory Conference Center
    Stay once a year every year for the past four years for work. The rooms are spacious, the beds are comfortable, and the staff are super friendly. There is a small fitness center which I try to use at least once during my stays. The fitness center is equipped with treadmills, weights, and some floor space for stretching, yoga, etc. There is also a pool, but I've never used it. On this most recent visit I explored the hotel's "backyard"/trail; it's a nice place to walk after a meal. The hotel also has bikes that you can use; they are parked just outside the lobby. And if you need a shuttle to take you somewhere, the concierge can schedule one for you.

    Now that I've stayed here on a regular basis it's almost like they are my Atlanta home.

    15/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    48. Daniel B.
    The Emory Conference Center Hotel is a 5-story hotel and conference center located on Emory University's campus.  The hotel and conference center are surrounded by many acres of forest, making it feel like an escape from the city.  It's different from the vast majority of Atlanta hotels in this regard.  I attended a wedding at the hotel, so this review is written from my perspective as a guest.

    The hotel has 2 levels of underground pay parking.  The parking deck isn't huge, so it's possible parking can be problematic for large conferences or events.  For the wedding I attended, parking was free.  The parking deck elevators feed directly into the hotel, which is convenient if it's raining.

    The hotel opened in 1995 with a new section built in 2010.  The building and facilities have held up relatively well.  Due to the natural settings, the hotel makes use of a lot of outdoor space.  There are several spacious patios, courtyards, and gardens nicely groomed and landscaped.  There are multiple areas to gather and sit in including sections with fire pits.

    Generally, the hotel feels like a ski resort or mountain lodge.  The interior features plenty of stone and wood.  The sprawling lobby has things like a stone fireplace, couches, rocking chairs, and a pool table.  The gift shop and bar/restaurant share the same natural, outdoorsy atmosphere.  I'm willing to bet whoever designed this place wanted it to match the woodsy surroundings outside.  Many large windows throughout the hotel make the indoor and outdoor spaces feel connected.

    While the hotel is only 5 stories high, the floors are very big.  The hotel room floors themselves are plain and have that generic hotel smell (perhaps from the cleaning chemicals?).  Emory's logo is embroidered on some of the carpets.  The elevator feels dated.  Various sculptures and artwork are located throughout the building.

    For the wedding, the ceremony was held in one of the conference center's meeting rooms.  This meeting room faced outwards towards a wall of glass doors and windows.  We exited via the glass doors to the cocktail hour, which was held both indoors and outdoors.  There were bars stationed inside and out and the lighting outside at night was beautiful.

    The reception was held inside the Lullwater Ballroom, which is on the bottom level of the hotel.  The ballroom is massive.  The reception space setup looked stunning with billowy curtains, candle-lit tables, ornate floral arrangements, and pink mood lighting.  The DJ and large dance floor were in the center of the huge room.  The wedding cake and big HD projection screen were on either ends of the dance floor.  There were roughly 30 tables seating 8 people each.

    In the hallways outside the ballroom, there were food buffet lines set up.  The food was catered by Bhojanic, an Atlanta Indian restaurant.  This was my second time attending a wedding with food catered by Bhojanic and it was delicious ( yelp.com/biz/bhojanic-de… ).

    Emory Conference Center Hotel staff were polite, accommodating, and helpful.

    In the end, I thought they did a job well done and I enjoyed my time here.

    03/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    49. Elizabeth C.
    . Emory Conference Center Hotel appears to caters to those attending conferences or are somehow affiliated with the university; it's a good hotel and does the job.

    The rooms are clean, inconspicuous and surprisingly large. There is free WIFI in the rooms. It's unlikely you'll be spending much time in your room, if you find yourself staying here.

    I ate at the restaurant twice for breakfast. The food was good. The service was quick. The prices were very good for a hotel. There is also a full bar on the first floor.

    They have a small (but nice) gym and a good-sized pool here. So, there's that.

    Everyone who works at the hotel is incredibly friendly (hello southern charm) ; they're awesome at helping you get around the campus and surrounding area. If you request, the hotel will actually provide complimentary door-to-door service to any building on the Emory campus.

    The hotel is spitting distance from all of the health sciences buildings (and the CDC). If you are like myself, and find yourself in the area for those reasons. Stay here. It's very walkable.

    If you're planning on staying here, make sure to book ahead way in advance. This place books up quick and it gets pricey.

    06/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    50. Gil J.
    Enjoyed my week long conference.  Would rate 4.5.
    Most amenities within hotel and other resources nearby. Food was fantastic and provided choices.
    Rooms were too dark at night. TV satellite went out often. Only complaints. Good job Emory

    25/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    51. Janet L.
    leotis watson at the concierge is the best! southern hospitality at its finest! He totally greeted is with such warmth and kindness

    22/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0