Nestled in the rolling foothills of northern Georgia, Gainesville is a gateway to Lake Lanier, a popular vacation destination and weekend playground for residents of Atlanta, which lies 55 miles to the southwest. Four motels in the Gainesville area offer visitors a winning combination of comfortable accommodations and reasonable prices. Each provides a good base for exploring nearby attractions, such as Lake Lanier, Paradise Fun Park and the Chattahoochee and Oconee national forests.
Americas Best Value Inn
Close to Gainesville’s downtown business district, this two-story, 39-unit motel has a distinctive Mediterranean architectural style. Two area attractions -- Chattahoochee Rapids Beach & Water Park and the Chateau Elan Winery -- are within easy driving distance of the motel. Each of its guest rooms features a microwave oven and compact refrigerator, as well as high-speed Internet. Hotel facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Restaurants within a mile of the hotel are Applebee’s, Hong Kong Buffet, L and K Restaurant, O’Charley’s and Red Lobster.
Country Hearth Inn
This three-story, 44-unit motel lies just a few short blocks from the campus of Brenau University and also close to the heart of the downtown Gainesville shopping district. Accommodations include double- and king-bed motel rooms, as well as a king suite, which features a refrigerator, microwave and two-person whirlpool tub. High-speed Internet is available in all guest rooms, suites and common areas of the motel. The motel serves a complimentary breakfast every morning and has 24-hour front desk service. Nearby restaurants include El Sombrero, Golden Corral, Loretta’s, Pasquale’s Pizza and Texas Roadhouse.
Motel 6 Gainesville
Located conveniently at the junction of U.S. Highway 129 and Interstate 985, which links the Atlanta area with Gainesville and Lake Lanier, this motel is about two miles from center-city Gainesville. Motel 6 welcomes well-behaved pets for an additional fee. A limited number of motel rooms feature microwaves and compact refrigerators. Other motel facilities and services include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and complimentary morning coffee service. Eateries within a mile of the restaurant are Dairy Burger, Garcia’s Take-Out Restaurant and Waffle House.
Super 8 Gainesville
While close to the heart of historic downtown Gainesville, this two-story, 42-unit motel also puts guests within a short drive of the Atlanta Falcons Training Camp in Flowery Branch and the sprawling Mall of Georgia in Buford. All motel rooms feature microwaves and refrigerators, as well as high-speed Internet. A limited number of rooms also have whirlpool bathtubs. The motel serves a complimentary breakfast. Nearby restaurants include Bojangle’s, Checker’s, China Wok, IHOP and McDonald’s.