On-Campus Early Move-In

ISSS recommends that you arrive on campus during the week before classes begin, depending upon your FASET or graduate orientation date. This will give you plenty of time to get settled and complete the International Student Check-In. Contact the Department of Housing if you have questions regarding early move-in. Students are allowed to move-in the day before FASET, but may incur early move-in charges. Please check with the Housing Department for details.

Off-Campus Temporary Accommodation

The list below includes hotels that are reasonably priced and convenient to Tech.  The hotels listed are within walking distance or accessible by MARTA, the Atlanta transportation system.  Many (but not all) hotels offer free breakfast included in the room fee, so ask before you reserve a room.  Some hotels, especially those closest to Tech, may offer discounted rates to Tech students, so be sure to ask.

Hotel room prices change often based on demand, but the key below will give you an idea of how much a room in each hotel might cost per night:
$ = up to $75/night
$$ = $76-$100/night
$$$ = $101-$125/night
$$$$ = more than $126/night

You may wish to explore other options. There are many travel websites that can search for hotels in the U.S., including hotel.com, kayak.com, travelocity.com, hotwire.com, priceline.com, and expedia.com.

When making your own arrangements, consider how you will get to the hotel from the airport, and from the hotel to Georgia Tech for Check-In, International Student Welcome Week and orientations.  The nearest MARTA stations to Tech are North Ave. Station and Midtown Station, both on the Red/Gold line. The Tech Trolley stops at Midtown Station and GA Tech is about a 13 minute walk from the North Ave. Station.  Atlanta will be hot and humid in August, with daily highs in the low to mid 30s Celsius (high 80s to low 90s Fahrenheit), and sudden afternoon thunderstorms are common.  You may wish to take this into consideration when deciding how far you would like to be from Tech or from a MARTA station.

You should also consider the area that the hotel is in. Georgia Tech is located in Midtown, and nearby hotels tend to be more expensive than hotels in other areas of the city. Many hotels in the Downtown area are relatively convenient to Tech and are cheaper than hotels in Midtown, but this area is generally deserted at the end of the workday and on weekends as it is primarily a business district.  This may make some students uncomfortable.  There are many budget hotels near the airport, and many offer free shuttle service to the airport. There is also a MARTA station in the airport.

Lastly, there will be thousands of new students coming to Atlanta in August. The OIE recommends that you make temporary housing reservations as soon as possible in order to have more options in accommodation.

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Hotel/Hostel Listing

Days Inn Atlanta Airport West: $
2451 Old National Highway, College Park 30349 (23.3km/14.5 miles from Tech; about 55 minutes by MARTA)
1-404-761-8371

How to Get to Tech: Walk to the MARTA bus stop at the intersection of Herschel Rd. and Roosevelt Highway. Take bus 89 toward College Park Station.  Get off the bus at College Park Station, and get on the gold or red subway train northbound. Get off at Midtown Station.  Leave the station through the south exit, toward Peachtree Place and the MARTA parking lot.  Outside Midtown Station, wait for the Tech Trolley, which stops across the street from the MARTA parking lot.  Get on the Tech Trolley, which makes several stops throughout main campus and Tech Square. The stop closest to the Library is the last stop, called the Transportation Hub.

 

Motel 6 Airport North: $
1200 Virginia Ave., Atlanta (16.4km/10.2 miles from Tech; about 40 minutes by MARTA)
1-404-209-1800 or 1-800-466-8356

How to Get to Tech: Walk to the MARTA bus stop at the intersection of Virginia Ave. and Bobby Brown Pkwy (one block from the hotel).  Take bus 172 toward Sylvan Rd – Virginia Ave.  Get off the bus at East Main St. and cross the street to College Park MARTA Station.  Take the gold or red subway train northbound.  Get off at Midtown Station.  Leave the station through the south exit, toward Peachtree Place and the MARTA parking lot.  Outside Midtown Station, wait for the Tech Trolley, which stops across the street from the MARTA parking lot.  Get on the Tech Trolley, which makes several stops throughout main campus and Tech Square.  The stop closest to the Library is the last stop, called the Transportation Hub.

 

Microtel Inn and Suites Perimeter Center: $-$$
6280 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta (21km/13 miles from Tech; about 45 minutes by MARTA)
1-678-781-4000

How to Get to Tech: Walk to Sandy Springs MARTA Station (walk north on Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, right on Mt. Vernon Hwy, right on Perimeter Center Way).  Take the red subway train southbound.  Get off at Midtown Station.  Leave the station through the south exit, toward Peachtree Place and the MARTA parking lot.  Outside Midtown Station, wait for the Tech Trolley, which stops across the street from the MARTA parking lot.  Get on the Tech Trolley, which makes several stops throughout main campus and Tech Square.  The stop closest to the Library is the last stop, called the Transportation Hub.


Comfort Inn & Suites Airport North: $$
1419 Virginia Ave., College Park (17.2km/10.7 miles from Tech; about 55 minutes by MARTA)
1-404-768-7800

How to Get to Tech: Walk north on Harrison Rd. to the MARTA bus stop at the intersection of Harrison Rd. and Willingham Dr.  Take bus 93 toward East Point STA/Delowe Dr.  Get off the bus at East Point Station (at the intersection of Main St. and Dorsey Ave.).  Take the red or gold subway train northbound.  Get off at Midtown Station.  Leave the station through the south exit, toward Peachtree Place and the MARTA parking lot.  Outside Midtown Station, wait for the Tech Trolley, which stops across the street from the MARTA parking lot.  Get on the Tech Trolley, which makes several stops throughout main campus and Tech Square.  The stop closest to the Library is the last stop, called the Transportation Hub.


Extended Stay Deluxe Lenox North: $$
3967 Peachtree Road, Atlanta (13.5km/8.4 miles from Tech; about 35 minutes by MARTA)
1-404-237-9100

How to Get to Tech: Walk northeast on Peachtree Rd. and turn right on Dresden Dr. to get to the Brookhaven –Oglethorpe MARTA Station.  Take the gold line southbound.  Get off at Midtown Station.  Leave the station through the south exit, toward Peachtree Place and the MARTA parking lot.  Outside Midtown Station, wait for the Tech Trolley, which stops across the street from the MARTA parking lot.  Get on the Tech Trolley, which makes several stops throughout main campus and Tech Square.  The stop closest to the Library is the last stop, called the Transportation Hub.


Hampton Inn – Georgia Tech: $$$-$$$$
244 North Ave. NW, Atlanta (0.3km/0.2 miles from Tech; about 4 minutes walking)
1-404-881-0881

How to Get to Tech: This hotel is right across North Ave. from the southern edge of campus.  Walk east on North Ave. and turn left on Cherry St. which will lead you straight to the Library.


Regency Suites Hotel: $$$$
975 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta (1.6km/1.0 miles from Tech; about 20 minutes walking/trolley)
1-800-642-3629

How to Get to Tech: Walk south on West Peachtree St. and turn left on Peachtree Place.  The Tech Trolley stops across Peachtree Place from the MARTA parking lot.  The Tech Trolley makes several stops throughout main campus and Tech Square.  The stop closest to the Library is the last stop, called the Transportation Hub.


Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown/17th Street: $$$$
1365 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta (2.9km/1.8 miles from Tech; about 40 minutes walking or about 25 minutes by MARTA)
1-888-236-2427 (or click here for a list of toll-free numbers when calling from other countries)

How to Get to Tech:

Walking – go north on Peachtree St., and turn left on 17th St.  Turn left on West Peachtree St., then turn left on Peachtree Place.  The Tech Trolley stops across Peachtree Place from the MARTA parking lot at Midtown Station.  Get on the Tech Trolley, which makes several stops throughout main campus and Tech Square.  The stop closest to the Library is the last stop, called the Transportation Hub.

MARTA – walk to Arts Center Station (walk south on Peachtree St. and turn right on 16th St.  Turn left on Arts Center Way, and Arts Center Station will be on your right.  Take the red or gold subway train southbound.  Get off at Midtown Station.  Leave the station through the south exit, toward Peachtree Place and the MARTA parking lot.  Outside Midtown Station, wait for the Tech Trolley, which stops across the street from the MARTA parking lot.  Get on the Tech Trolley, which makes several stops throughout main campus and Tech Square.  The stop closest to the Library is the last stop, called the Transportation Hub.


Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown/Historic: $$$$
1041 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta (1.6km/1.0 miles from Tech; about 20 minutes walking)
1-888-236-2427 (or click here for a list of toll-free numbers when calling from other countries)

How to Get to Tech: Walk south on West Peachtree St.  and turn left on Peachtree Place.  The Tech Trolley stops outside the Midtown MARTA Station, across Peachtree Place from the MARTA parking lot.  The Tech Trolley makes several stops throughout main campus and Tech Square.  The stop closest to the Library is the last stop, called the Transportation Hub.

 

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center: $$$$
800 Spring St. NW, Atlanta (1.0km/0.6 miles from Tech; about 15 minutes walking)
1-404-838-2100 or 1-866-395-1376    

How to Get to Tech: Walk north on Spring St. and turn left on 5th St. Get on the Tech Trolley at the stop in front of Moe’s restaurant.  The Tech Trolley makes several stops throughout main campus and Tech Square.  The stop closest to the Library is the last stop, called the Transportation Hub.