Barkley Forum for High Schools

2018 — Atlanta, GA/US

Travel and Lodging


It is suggested that each school make its own arrangements for housing as early as possible. There are no rooms available on the Emory campus for guest accommodations. The Barkley Forum suggests that you contact one of the following unless you have other arrangements for the weekend:


Marriott Century Center ($103/night; click HERE for online reservations; free WiFi in Guest Rooms; discount available until 1/5/18)

            2000 Century Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30345

(404) 325-0000                                                                      

Emory Conference Center ($132/night; click HERE for online reservations)

            1615 Clifton Road, NE

            (404) 712-6565

            (800) 933-6679 (toll-free)


Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites (near Marriott)

2920 Clairmont Rd.                                                        (404) 248-1550

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites                          

2183 North Decatur Rd.                                                 (404) 320-0888

LaQuinta Inn                                                             

2535 Chantilly Drive N.E.                                             (404) 321-0999

Courtyard by Marriott                                                 

1236 Executive Park Dr., N.E.                                       (404) 728-0708

Hampton Inn                                                               

I-85 and North Druid Hills Rd.                                      (404) 320-6600

University Inn                                                             

1767 North Decatur Road                                              (800) 654-8591



Emory, in the Druid Hills section of Atlanta, is located on Oxford Road, N.E., and is bordered by North Decatur and Clifton Roads. It is suggested (if traveling by car) that, regardless of your point of origin, you travel to Emory from Interstate 85, take the Clairmont exit south (toward Decatur). Traveling south on Clairmont, turn right on North Decatur Road, then a right on Haygood.  Continue through the light at Clifton Road (where the road name changes to Asbury Circle).  We are still in negotiations with the parking office, so further details about where to park will be sent closer to the tournament date. 

For those arriving by air, please be informed that Atlanta is one of the world's largest passenger airports and requires much time in moving from one place to another. Atlanta's mass transit train (MARTA) travels to the airport. The station closest to Emory (approximately 5 minutes) is the Candler Park Station on the East-West Line. If traveling to a hotel, ask the hotel which MARTA train station is closest to their location. Taxis are usually NOT waiting at the train stations. Taxis should be called in advance from the airport prior to boarding the train. It normally takes around 50 minutes to get to the north side of the city when boarding MARTA at the airport. There is a $2.50 charge per person for riding the MARTA train plus a $1 charge to obtain a Breeze Card on which to load fares.

Directions to the Marriott Century Center (where registration/opening assembly will be held): 2000 Century Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30345.  From Interstate 85, take Exit 91 (Clairmont Road).  Go North/Northwest on Clairmont, away from the Emory University campus.  Proceed through the traffic light at the McDonald’s/Sam’s Club.  At the next traffic light, turn right onto Century Boulevard.  Follow the road around until you come to a 4-way stop, and the Marriott will be on your right.  


Special parking arrangements will be required due to the lack of parking on the Emory University campus.  Special instructions will be emailed closer to the tournament date. 

With the exception of those with participants in the Pelham Debates (who will need to pay for their parking on Friday), please do not arrive on campus until 4:00 on Friday, which is the earliest we can secure access to the parking decks.