Legacy of an American Legend
A reservation at the hotels in Druid Hills, Georgia, will give you more than the chance to be close to the attractions in Downtown Atlanta without being in the heart of the city. It will also surround you with a neighborhood whose beauty was designed by an American architectural legend. Joel Hurt, an entrepreneur who was responsible for much of the development of Atlanta, gathered acreage just outside it to create what he called an “ideal residential suburb”. To this end, he hired the country’s top architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, to put it all together. As the mind behind New York’s Central Park, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, to name a few, he already had an idea of what should go into the perfect residential area. Though he retired before he plans were put into action, they still drove the creation of a neighborhood that remains a pillar of historic America and ideal residential design.
A Stay with Scenery and Serenity
Olmsted’s list of requirements for modern suburban living were: a park as central focus, a parkway as a connector and pleasure drive, and homes on big lots that face the parks and winding streets. With the hotels in Druid Hills, Georgia, you can find out firsthand how all three of these were met with amazing success in this affluent and peaceful neighborhood. With an affordable room or suite at locations like Super 8 or the Knights Inn, you will be walking distance from eight different parks, the campus of Emory University, the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in the huge estate of the president of Coca-Cola, and the home of the Atlanta Boys Choir. With Downtown Atlanta only minutes away, your days will be so packed you may need to tack on a couple more days to your trip.