Hotels near Sweet Auburn
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Historic trials make creative triumphs sweeter along Old Fourth Ward's "Sweet Auburn" Avenue. Nobel Peace Prize winner Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born at 501 Auburn Ave., and gave sermons at nearby Old Ebenezer Baptist Church that inspired the nation to end segregation and redefine the American Dream. APEX Museum puts Sweet Auburn's history into global perspective, from its harrowing slave-ship diorama to early Black Atlanta society portraits by NAACP co-founder (and Atlanta University professor) W.E.B Du Bois. A century before The Cosby Show was set in a Brooklyn brownstone, Sweet Auburn was Atlanta's model African American middle-class community. After the 1917 Great Atlanta Fire destroyed almost 2000 buildings along Old Fourth Ward Boulevard, the community rallied, establishing the public market that's now the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Today you can witness history in the making at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change, and in the revitalized streets of Sweet Auburn National Historic District. The Sweet Auburn Heritage Fest has launched the "Dirty South" sound with megastars such as Outkast, Usher and Little John, and the old cotton warehouse has been taken over by Studioplex art studios and restaurants. The $50 million renovation of Historic Fourth Ward Park includes the BeltLine rails-to-trails initiative and a new Old Fourth Ward Skatepark designed by skate legend Tony Hawk. For further inspiration, don't miss hog jowls at Kevin Rathbun Steak, Highland Bakery's sweet potato pancakes, and irreverent "spiritual sangria" at Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping-Pong Emporium.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Sweet Auburn

The Highland Inn
The Highland Inn
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3.8
644 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta
from $68
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
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4.6
3434 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta
from $209
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Downtown
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3.4
160 Spring St NW, Atlanta
from $99
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
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4.2
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta
from $125
Embassy Suites Atlanta - Buckhead
Embassy Suites Atlanta - Buckhead
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3.9
3285 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta
from $119
Castleberry Inn & Suites
Castleberry Inn & Suites
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2.9
186 Northside Dr Sw, Atlanta
from $80
Regency Suites Hotel
Regency Suites Hotel
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4.1
975 W Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta
from $118
Loews Atlanta Hotel
Loews Atlanta Hotel
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4.5
1065 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta
from $169
The Ellis Hotel on Peachtree
The Ellis Hotel on Peachtree
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3.9
176 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta
from $119
Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area
Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area
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4.1
2000 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta
from $87
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