Hotels near Fountain Hall
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Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975, Atlanta, GA's Fountain Hall's importance runs far deeper than just being one of the early structures for the original Atlanta University. Fountain Hall is heralded at the city, state, and national level for its role in providing higher education to African Americans in the United States. It was constructed as a place to educate freed slaves, and it's where in 1903, the early Civil Rights activist and intellectual W.E.B. Dubois wrote The Souls of Black Folk. Its spot atop Diamond Hill offers a lovely view of downtown.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Fountain Hall

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
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8.8
Excellent
3300 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta
from $139
Inn at the Peachtrees an Ascend hotel Collection Member
Inn at the Peachtrees an Ascend hotel Collection Member
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7.5
Good
330 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta
from $92
Barclay Hotel Atlanta Downtown
Barclay Hotel Atlanta Downtown
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6.7
Good
89 Luckie St NW, Atlanta
from $79
Loews Atlanta Hotel
Loews Atlanta Hotel
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8.9
Excellent
1065 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta
from $169
Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech
Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech
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8.3
Excellent
1041 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta
from $149
Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown
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8.3
Excellent
330 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta
from $119
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
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8.5
Excellent
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta
from $125
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Atlanta Downtown
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Atlanta Downtown
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7.5
Good
111 Cone Street NW, Atlanta
from $118
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
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8.4
Excellent
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta
from $96
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
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8.4
Excellent
3092 Piedmont Road Northeast, Atlanta
from $84
More About Hotels near Fountain Hall...

The Structural Elegance of Fountain Hall

Fountain Hall sits above Martin Luther King, Jr. drive, surrounded by lawns, large oaks, pecan trees, and meandering walkways.

This High Victorian building rises up three stories in a symmetrical design, capped with a hipped roof. Topping the structure’s central bay is a two-staged pyramid-shaped roof. The Romanesque Revival elements are apparent in the rounded arched entranceways, and the smaller arches jutting from the front façade of the upper story. The clock tower also boasts similar, if smaller, arches along the north and south façades.

A Hall By Any Another Other Name

Fountain Hall is often referred to as Stone Hall or sometimes Fairchild Hall. It was built in 1882, and served as the administration building for Atlanta University until 1929. The various name changes occurred when the building changed hands from Atlanta University to Morris Brown College. The building is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admittance is free. There is rarely, if ever, a wait.

Many include a visit to Fountain Hall as part of an overall itinerary that examines the Civil Rights Movement and Black History. As part of a day trip, you could explore Martin Luther King's resting spot. 

Stay Close By In Castleberry Hill

While Fountain Hall is located a short walk west of downtown Atlanta, it is also just north of the up and coming Castleberry Hill neighborhood. Frequently noted as one of Atlanta's hippest neighborhoods, Castleberry Hill's eateries and galleries would make for some unique and trendy neighbors as you explore the area's historic landmarks. The Castleberry Inn and Suites offer spacious rooms, free parking, and free Wi-Fi. Awesome Airbnb options abound in this area, and several extremely affordable hotel options can be found nearby, such as the Comfort Inn in Evergreen, and the Brewton Inn in Brewton.