Easily accessible via Interstate 285 and the new East-West Connector, Mableton is surging in popularity, thanks to its affordability and attractive location. Mableton is located in Cobb County, Georgia, and is close to Vinings, Buckhead, and downtown Atlanta.
Despite its suburban feel, Mableton offers attractions of its own, including the Mable House. This historic property has become a hub for town life, and its grounds also house the Mable House Arts Center and the Mable House Barnes Amphitheater. The community gathers here throughout the year for concerts, exhibitions, meetings, performances, festivals, tours, and more.
Mableton and the surrounding areas are also home to many parks, hiking trails, and historical sites. For instance:
-Hikers and bikers love following the Silver Comet Trail, which is named after the Silver Comet train that followed an old railroad route through Mableton for several decades. The trail's full length runs from Smyrna to the Chief Ladiga Trail across the state line in Alabama.
-Further afield in Douglas County, Sweetwater Creek State Park offers hikers beautiful views of the creek, a historic mill, and a small museum. The park lies just 15 miles west of Atlanta, not far from Interstate 20.
-Heritage Park is a beautiful site for a picnic in the pavilion, a walk along the wooden-plank trail, and a visit to a historic cemetery and mill building. At the end of the trail, you will find not only the historic Concord Covered Bridge but also Ruff's Mill, which is the site of the 1864 Civil War skirmish, the Battle of Ruff's Mill.
-Visit Nickajack Park or Wallace Park if you want to play ball. Whether you prefer softball, baseball, football, tennis, or batting practice, these parks have dedicated fields, courts, and facilities for each activity.
-If a stunning lake view in a quiet woodland setting is more your style, you can check out Thompson Park, which also houses the Thompson Community Center.
In nearby Austell, you can do some antique shopping — browsing both small trinkets like jewelry and large items like furniture — at De'Ja-Vous Antiques & Collectibles. If you spy something you like, the owners may be willing to haggle with you on the price.
Golfers should check out Austell's Dogwood Golf Club. The course is private on weekends but open to the public on weekdays and selected times on weekends. The club includes a practice green, driving range, and a pro shop where you can purchase your golf equipment.
Check out the Sparkles Family Fun Center in Smyrna if you're looking for an entertaining indoor activity on afternoons when the weather is too hot, cold, or rainy. You can relive your childhood, enjoy an old-school date, or show your kids how much fun rollerskating can be.
Whether you are traveling for a business conference, trade show, or just for pleasure, Mableton is the quiet and convenient suburban town you've been seeking, with easy access to downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
When to Visit Mableton, GA
Thanks to its Southeastern location, Mableton enjoys a temperate climate in the winter months; however, summers bring high heat and humidity. Thus, when traveling to Mableton during the summer months (from June through August), you should plan to enjoy some indoor activities.
If traveling to the area during the Major League Baseball season (from April through November) or the South Cobb Arts Alliance's Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show (from late November to mid-December), you should book well in advance to ensure available accommodation and avoid higher hotel rates.
Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Mableton, GA:
Mableton by Star Rating
Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean rate patterns by star rating class in Mableton, GA. You can use these charts to determine the best time to book in Mableton throughout the year.
Luxury Hotels in Mableton, GA
4 Star Average Prices: $128.55
The Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center offers sophisticated, luxurious accommodations with a convenient Atlanta location that's close to Mableton. The Renaissance Atlanta's immaculate and expansive property impresses both in its public and private spaces, from the guest suites and grand ballrooms to its elegant spa, fitness facility, and restaurants. You can even call ahead to request a guest room with a stadium view. The pedestrian bridge leads directly to The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park and the Cobb Galleria, ensuring easy access to conferences, events, dining, and shopping without having to deal with Atlanta's traffic.
The Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta is another luxury option, with accommodations that are anything but cookie-cutter, as guestrooms are individually decorated with stunning detail. You can soak in the free-standing tub (in select room layouts) before settling into your pillow-top bed for a night of deeply restful slumber. With the in-room flat-screen television, you can enjoy some premium television during your downtime or wake up early to watch the news before you head downstairs to the breakfast buffet (for a fee). And you can bring your dog or cat along, too, because the Omni is pet-friendly.
The Omni is next to SunTrust Stadium — right in the heart of the action. It's the perfect luxury hotel for Braves fans who want to watch the game from a private balcony overlooking the stadium. Once you check in, you can relax with a drink from your own minibar or visit one of four on-site restaurants for dinner and cocktails. This posh hotel also provides a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool (seasonal) for those who like to wind down after a long day or kick off each new day with a good workout or swim. They even have a poolside bar!
Affordable Hotels in Mableton, GA
3 Star Average Prices: $103.50
As the name suggests, the Econo Lodge at Six Flags places you close to Six Flags — the biggest theme park in the region — for a low nightly rate. Rooms are clean and comfortable, the front desk staff is warm and accommodating, and the grounds are well-kept.
The air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators and desks, and you'll enjoy complimentary amenities like wireless internet service, cable programming, a continental breakfast, and free self-parking. If you are traveling with a large party, you can also request a rollaway bed (for a surcharge). And for those who plan to stay for a while, the hotel provides on-site laundry facilities so you can freshen up your clothes.