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

Emory Conference Center Hotel
Emory Conference Center Hotel
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8.7
Excellent
1615 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta
from $116
Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel
Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel
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8.6
Excellent
866 W. Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta
from $139
Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta-Buckhead
Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta-Buckhead
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7.0
Good
3285 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta
from $106
The St. Regis Atlanta
The St. Regis Atlanta
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9.2
Excellent
Eighty-Eight West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta
from $335
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
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8.8
Excellent
3391 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta
from $101
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
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8.2
Excellent
200 Interstate North Parkway SE, Atlanta
from $110
Quality Suites Buckhead Village
Quality Suites Buckhead Village
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8.0
Excellent
505 Pharr Road NE, Atlanta
from $79
Atlanta Marriott Northeast/Emory Area
Atlanta Marriott Northeast/Emory Area
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8.5
Excellent
2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta
from $109
Artmore Hotel - Midtown
Artmore Hotel - Midtown
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8.3
Excellent
1302 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta
from $119
Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead
Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead
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8.4
Excellent
3242 PEACHTREE ROAD NE, ATLANTA
from $101
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.