We flew in on the red eye Marriott Alpharetta. The hotels proximity to the Verizon Amphitheatre was a huge plus for us, as we were coming to town to see a show.
We had heard the hotel shuttled guests to the show, but we opted to take a car service, which the front desk arranged for us.
I booked our room for the Thursday night prior, even though we would be arriving Friday morning at approximately 7:00 am. We wanted to be sure we could avoid having to wait for a 3:00PM check in. It took me no less than three phone calls to be sure our late arrival /early morning would be ok. Even though we are Marriott “Gold” members, with credit card on file. During the final call, the woman suggested I download the Marriott mobile app, so I could check in at my leisure, saving me further apprehension
Great idea. However I never received the check in notification, so I was unable to check in as planned.
I called the hotel a final time from the airport, and they assured me the room would be held.
After picking up the rental car (Atlanta ‘s airport has a great train to the rentals), bleary eyed, we drove to the hotel.
Upon arrival we were greeted by warm smiles, and a friendly hello.
I guess there were no upgrades available, because we weren’t offered one, we were directed to our room. A standard fare Marriott. Tidy, and fresh, albeit a bit threadbare in the sheets dept.
The Concierge lounge was only open one of the days during our trip but it was well stocked, and clean.
The one disappointment about the hotel was the lack of Room Service. There is minimal food service during the dinner hour, and nothing available during the day, and for late night. For weary travelers such as us, logging many miles in a short amount of time, kicking back in the room, relaxing, watching a movie and ordering some food is very much desired.
The highlights of the hotel are the way the staff is warm and inviting, the free parking, and the small onsite sundry store.