Lodging and Travel Information for Decatur/Atlanta
Please call us if you have any questions not answered below. You can reach us at 404-377-8033. Please note that all workshops take place at our Atlanta/Decatur location - see our maps page.
MudFire Clayworks and Pottery Studio is located in Decatur, Georgia, a small historic city just 5 miles from downtown/midtown Atlanta. Over the years Atlanta has basically expanded out and surrounded Decatur, which still maintains a nice small community feel but with the cultural amenities of a major metropolitan area.
For nearby lodging, we recommend the Courtyard by Marriott. It was completely re-done in February 2012 and is within walking distance of the shops, galleries, music venues and many restaurant choices of downtown Decatur. The hotel is a few short blocks from the "Decatur" subway stop. The subway, called MARTA in Atlanta, will get you to Hartsfield airport for around $3. Room rates vary, it is best to check published rates online and also call the hotel for the most current rate or use a service such as Orbitz.
We also recommend the very lovely University Inn with a hospitable B&B feel and a broader selection of accommodations ranging from singles to suites to furnished apartments rented by the week. The Inn is just a bit further away but in the midst of Emory University and within a 10 minute walk of many restaurants and shops. Their number is 1-800-654-8591, be sure to ask for the Emory discount rate and mention MudFire when making reservations. Prices range from $74-$125 typically depending on room type and season.
There are also nice Bed & Breakfast places nearby:
The Garden House,
135 Garden Lane, Decatur, GA 30030
15 minute walk from Decatur Square. $90-95 per night (including tax) if staying for 2 nights or more.
If you prefer a full-service hotel and are willing to drive a little farther, there is a Courtyard by Mariott that is wedged in the middle of a ton of strip malls so you'll have plenty of restaraunt choices and movie theater in walking distrance. There is also a Holiday Inn in a similiar situation.
Diane Mahaffey, 25 Berkeley Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
$75 per night. Nice detached in-law suite in a quiet residential area very close by.
Pat & Dave Maddox, 34 Kensington Rd, Avondale Estates, GA
$70 per night. Nice detached in-law suite in a quiet residential area very close by.
Miley Bright Farmhouse, Diana & Joe Simon, 3244 Covington Highway, Decatur, GA 30032, 404-508-6060. Several room choices including 2 bedroom suite with full kitchen. $99 per night.
The Cottage, Betsy Lamoureux, 1103 Walker Drive, Decatur, GA, 30030, 404-3544334. Deluxe suite with exercise room, kitchen, soaker tub, sitting room. $95 single, $115 double. Prefers cash or check, book online with credit card.
Please mention MudFire when booking.
If you choose to stay in downtown/midtown Atlanta just five miles away, many fine hotel and inn options are available. If you have any question about where to stay, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
A great area to stay in is the Northlake Area - about 5 miles from MudFire but located near a lot of food options - a variety of hotels easily found on Orbitz (we have used the Holiday Inn Northlake) great rates for the area can be found using online booking agencies. If you would like more information please give us a call. In our immediate Decatur Area there are some budget motels nearby. Please call us about the one you have in mind, some are OK and some are not-so-OK. Since we would rather avoid armies of not-so-OK budget motel lawyers, we're not naming names.
MudFire is one mile from the MARTA rail system "Avondale" stop also called the "E7" stop. In good weather, it is a quick walk to the studio. Please be aware that while MARTA subway trains are a good choice for getting to and from Hartsfield Airport, the buses, sadly, are not a timely or reliable source of transportation within the city.
For those of you driving in from out of town, we are located just inside inside I-285, convenient to I-85 and I-75, and I-20. Take the E. Ponce de Leon exit on the east side of the Perimeter. Please visit our maps page for Googlemaps driving directions. You may also download and print a PDF version of the map.
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