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

Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Centennial Park
Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Centennial Park
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8.6
Excellent
267 Marietta Street, Atlanta
from $113
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
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8.6
Excellent
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta
from $75
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
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8.2
Excellent
200 Interstate North Parkway SE, Atlanta
from $103
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Atlanta-Galleria
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Atlanta-Galleria
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8.8
Excellent
2780 Windy Ridge Parkway, Atlanta
from $80
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
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8.3
Excellent
100 CNN Center, Atlanta
from $84
Comfort Inn Atlanta Downtown South
Comfort Inn Atlanta Downtown South
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6.7
Good
795 Pollard Boulevard, Atlanta
from $79
Hyatt Place Atlanta/Downtown
Hyatt Place Atlanta/Downtown
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8.3
Excellent
330 Peachtree St Northeast, ATLANTA
from $98
Hampton Inn Atlanta Buckhead
Hampton Inn Atlanta Buckhead
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8.8
Excellent
3398 Piedmont Rd., NE, Atlanta
from $84
Aloft Atlanta Downtown
Aloft Atlanta Downtown
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8.0
Excellent
300 Spring Street NW, Atlanta
from $84
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
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7.6
Good
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta
from $77