Whether you’re coming to Atlanta for a planned trip from out of town, or you’re local and in need of an easy change of pace, these affordable hotels in the ATL may be exactly what you’re looking for. And the best news? Cheap hotels in Atlanta are often dressed up in the trappings of luxury. While these hotels offer budget-friendly rates, remember to check travel sites for even better rates before you book. Keep reading for our favorite budget hotels in Atlanta, below.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Buckhead

Offering free made-to-order breakfasts, complimentary evening reception, outdoor pool and pet-friendly rooms, this hotel located in the heart of Buckhead's busy shopping district is calling our names. And you did read that right. Embassy SUITES, which means you don't have to trip over luggage on the way to the restroom in the middle of the night.

Rates from $110/ night available.

3285 Peachtree Rd. NE
Buckhead
404-261-7733
Online: hilton.com

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Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta

This updated hotel is far from the city center, but if you're looking for a fun outpost for your trip or staycation in Atlanta, the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta's price and offerings can't be beat. With a nearby American Girl Doll Store, you can even treat your little one to a stay she'll never forget with the hotel's American Girl® package, featuring special in-room decor and gifts, exciting activities and American Girl-themed surprises throughout your stay.

Standard room rate $66/ night. American Girl Package starts at $161/ night.

5750 Windward Pkwy.
Alpharetta, Ga
770-754-9600
Online: marriott.com

Loews Atlanta

This upscale hotel brand is not cheap, but if you're in the know, it's all the more attainable for Georgia residents who can enjoy up to 15% off the listed price of a hotel room. And, with a prime location in Midtown, you can enjoy Instagram-worthy views of Piedmont Park, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and the lights of the Atlanta skyline. Planning a visit to the Georgia Aquarium during your visit? Loews offers a Family VIP Aquarium Package that comes with one Anytime Ticket per family member (up to four members) to the Georgia Aquarium, parking, and additional perks.

Rates start at $229/ night. Family VIP Aquarium Package available for an additional fee.

1065 Peachtree St. NE
Midtown
404-745-5000
Online: loewshotels.com/atlanta-hotel

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

If you're setting your sights on Atlanta's downtown family attractions, this hotel's proximity to the Georgia Aquarium, The Children's Museum of Atlanta, The World of Coca-Cola, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, College Football Hall of Fame and Centennial Olympic Park should put it at the top of your list. And for your future broadcasters, the hotel is adjacent to CNN Center, where you can't miss an Inside CNN Studio Tour for a once-in-a-lifetime insider’s view of the global headquarters of CNN. Did we also mention there's a Sensational Kids program, which welcomes kids at check in with an activity backpack and milk and cookies are delivered to the room?

Rates start at $169/ night.

100 CNN Center
Downtown
404-659-0000
Online: omnihotels.com/hotels/atlanta-cnn-center

The Westin Peachtree Plaza

Another option located in the heart of downtown, the Westin serves up dramatic skyline views and deluxe accommodations, and is walking distance to Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center & Georgia World Congress Center, among other downtown destinations. As one of the more sizable downtown hotels, this one comes with wow factor for the littles, with a multi-storied atrium and escalators that zip from one floor to the next. Plus, the Sundial Restaurant, located on the top level of the Westin Peachtree Plaza, actually rotates as you dine.

Rates from $161/ night.

210 Peachtree St. NW
Downtown
404-659-1400
Online: marriott.com

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Featured photo: The Westin Peachtree Plaza via Yelp