A college campus isn't the first place that comes to mind when you're thinking about where to stay in Atlanta, but that's part of the beauty of the EMORY CONFERENCE CENTER HOTEL
. It's slightly hidden away, set back from the street among the trees at the end of a stately drive. Once you step inside, however, you'll see why this place is such a gem. The hotel's rustic art deco design and decor are modeled after the prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright, with a field stone fireplace, mission-style furnishings and pleasing, earth-tone textiles. The building looks in on a charming courtyard and backs up against the dense woods of Lullwater Park, giving you the feeling that you've gotten away from it all when you're actually in the middle of town.
1615 Clifton Road. 404-712-6000. www.emoryconferencecenter.com.