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Opened in mid-2023, the Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Airport College Park is one of the most accessible hotels near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Each room features a full-size refrigerator and microwave — hallmarks of this extended-stay hotel brand (though you can stay for just a night as I did).

The hotel’s location makes it extremely easy to reach (you take a free ride on the airport’s automated people mover, then wheel two blocks down a sidewalk) — this is important and valuable because there are no wheelchair taxis at the Atlanta Airport, and few hotels have accessible shuttles. Relatively affordable room rates, guest room accessibility and ease of access to the airport make this my preferred hotel at the Atlanta Airport.

Room Rates and Reservations

Rates vary at the Home2 Suites Atlanta Airport hotel and travelers should expect to pay a premium relative to many off-airport hotels due to the property’s convenient location. During my recent stay on a Tuesday night, I paid $169 inclusive of taxes for a studio suite with a king size bed and accessible bathtub. Looking ahead, most dates on the hotel’s rate calendar appear to range from about $170 to $250 per night all in, though there are some outliers. The property’s website lists a number of wheelchair accessible hotel room types, with both one and two beds, studio suites and larger suites, bathtubs and roll-in showers.

Room reservations for ADA accessible hotel rooms can be made via the Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Airport College Park website.

I made a same-day reservation upon arrival to the Atlanta Airport and made my way directly to the hotel. I arrived well before the traditional check-in time of 3 p.m., but was given the room I reserved right away (thank you, Home2 Suites staff!). My room was located on the third floor, #329, and was accessible via a bank of large elevators from the lobby.

Wheelchair Accessible Hotel Room at Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Airport College Park

My studio suite with a king bed was extremely spacious and welcoming. The door unlocked with the tap of a keycard (this hotel also offers digital keys through the Hilton Honors smartphone app), but it was somewhat difficult to open.

King size bed in carpeted hotel room.

The king size bed was accessible from all sides, and measured 28 inches from the floor to the top of the mattress. There was 7 inches of clearance beneath the bed to accommodate a transfer lift. The mattress and boxspring were on a traditional bed frame, which could be easily removed — lowering the bed to 21 inches would be possible by removing the frame, a reasonable accommodation that can be requested by calling the front desk.

Having arrived on a cross-country redeye, I hopped right into bed for a nap and slept well. The bed was comfortable, not too soft, and of course brand new (the hotel had only been open a number of weeks when I stayed there).

To the right of the bed was a sofa bed and ottoman. I was traveling alone, so I did not pull out the sofa bed. A tracked curtain attached to the ceiling can be drawn to provide privacy between the bed and sofa bed.

On the wall opposite the bed, there was a chest of drawers (on with the flat screen television sat). There was also a multi-tiered two-piece desk, with the smaller portion set on wheels for easy movement. The moveable small desk measured 28.75 inches tall with 27.75 inches of clearance underneath, while the larger fixed desk measured 31.5 inches tall with 30.5 inches of clearance. The adaptability of the space was a nice feature.

Kitchen area in hotel room entry foyer.

The studio suite featured a half kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, a sink and microwave. There was no stovetop or oven.

Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom with Bathtub at Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Airport

Though I would have preferred a room with a roll-in shower, those rooms were sold out for the night, so I had to settle for a bathtub. Thankfully, the bathroom met all of my accessible design expectations and it was well suites for my use.

The roll-under sink had a countertop that was 33.75 inches high, with 26.5 inches of clearance below. There is a wooden panel that blocks much of this roll-under access, but I discovered that it was easily removable. I did so, and set the panel against the wall, allowing me to roll my wheelchair closer to the sink and use it in a more accessible manner.

The toilet measured 18 inches from the floor to the top of the toilet seat, and it was surrounded by grab bars on the adjacent side walls (35 inches tall). A vertical grab bar was also provided. There was more than enough space to park my large power wheelchair next to the toilet, allowing for safe lateral transfers.

Bathtub with accessible seat.

The bathtub featured a wall-mounted folding shower seat (19 inches above the floor), ensuring my safety when seated on it. Grab bars were located on each of the three walls surrounding the tub, and a vertical bar was provided on the wall at the foot of the tub. Due to the shower seat being located at the head of the tub, rather than in the center, it was a stretch to reach the handheld shower spray unit and water controls, but I managed.

Larger, reusable soap, shampoo and conditioner bottles were provided, but they were not yet affixed to the wall (I expect they will be in the future). Hotel operators should understand that the placement of wall-mounted soap dispensers can have a big impact on accessibility.

Location & Transportation

The Home2 Suites Atlanta Airport hotel is just two minutes away from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport via the complimentary ATL SkyTrain, which provides service from just outside the airport terminal building to the Gateway Center (GICC Station), where the hotel is located, and onward to the rental car center.

From the airport, the ATL SkyTrain station can be reached from baggage claim — passengers in the North terminal baggage claim, exit through the doors marked W1, while passengers in the South terminal baggage claim should exit through the doors marked W2.

Because the airport has a MARTA train station, it’s easy to reach downtown Atlanta from the hotel — it just takes a free ride on the SkyTrain, then a short walk to the subway station. For more information on riding MARTA as a wheelchair user, check out the guide to wheelchair accessible public transportation in Atlanta.

Final Thoughts

It was refreshing to discover a newly constructed hotel that observed most of the ADA Design Standards for Wheelchair Accessible Hotel Rooms, as most new hotels open with major accessibility failures. The prime location of the Home2 suites allowed me to eliminate so much stress — getting to and from the airport on the SkyTrain was easy, and I didn’t have to worry about inaccessible shuttles or broken wheelchair lifts. The next time I need a hotel room near the Atlanta Airport, the Home2 Suites will be the first property that I consider.

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