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Marriott Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
130 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

Hotel Information
The Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory hotel offers a full range of accommodations and amenities to suit every kind of traveler. Whether you’re in town for a conference, visiting Emory University, or exploring Atlanta, we promise the perfect in-room amenities for a comfortable stay and a great night’s sleep. Each Courtyard Atlanta Decatur hotel room includes:
  • Complimentary WI-Fi
  • In-Room Coffee and Tea Service
  • Mini Refrigerator

Located just 6 miles east of downtown Atlanta, Decatur is a charming suburb with lots of green space. In addition to the many excellent restaurants in Decatur, the town is bustling with things to experience like afternoon hikes, local shopping, and musical performances. Self-Parking is available at $12.00 per day.

Hotel Reservations
The Marriott Courtyard has established a dedicated reservation code for AAPC, which will allow you to book a reservation at the discounted rate through March 3rd. You must use these reservation codes listed below, and reserve before March 3rd, in order to receive the discounted rate.

You can make reservations on-line at www.courtyarddecatur.com; or, by calling Marriott Central Reservations: 1-888-236-2427, or the Marriott Courtyard host location’s front desk: 404-371-0204 using the special group codes below:

Reservation codes are:
King Rooms – APCAPCA
Queen Rooms – APCAPCB

AAPC group rates start at $149++ per night, for a single or double standard room (++ any locally mandated tax, fees or surcharges that a hotel must assess). Reservations must be made no later than March 3rd. Please note that one night will be immediately billed to your payment method in order to hold your reservation.

Flying into Hartsfield-Jackson Airport – ATL will put you just eighteen miles from our host hotel. http://www.atl.com/.

Ground Transportation to the Hotel
Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport – ATL has recently approved Uber (www.Uber.com)  and Lyft (www.Lyft.com) ride-booking services to operate at the airport for both passenger pick-up and drop-off. This is a very economical option for conference attendees to consider. You may prefer to take a shuttle service or private car. Recommended company is SuperShuttle, www.supershuttle.com. The best means of transportation to the hotel is Atlanta’s MARTA rail system.

When you arrive at the airport, follow the signs to baggage claim/ground transportation. Once at ground transportation, follow the signs to the Airport MARTA station. One way trip time is approximately 40 minutes, with 1 transfer, fare is $2.50 (plus a one-time charge of $1.00 for a Breeze Card). Total trip time from your airport arrival gate to hotel, allow approximately 1.5 hours.

  • Depart the Marta Airport station northbound on either a Red Line or a Gold Line train to Five Points Station.
  • Transfer trains at Five Points Station, to the Blue Line headed East toward Indian Creek Station.
  • Exit the train at the Decatur Station.
  • Depart Decatur Station via Church Street exit. Turn left on Church Street.
  • Turn left on E Ponce de Leon Avenue.
  • Turn right on Clairemont Avenue (immediately across from the Old Decatur Courthouse).
  • The hotel is a short distance down on Clairemont Avenue, on your left.
  • If you prefer a shuttle from MARTA to the hotel, call the hotel at (404) 371-0204. A shuttle will pick you up on the Church Street side of the MARTA station.


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