I work for a company where most of my colleagues are Marriottonians pretty much exclusively. A few times I have mandated colleagues stay at this hotel, and they always leave thoroughly impressed.
If you have Hilton elite status, the stay practically pays for itself. Cold cuts sandwiches in the exec lounge over happy hour, and an overall decent morning breakfast practically can give you 2 free meals a day. (only recommended if you're doing the Airport Hotel Crashpad experience on your own dime.) Otherwise, Spoondivits is a happening dive restuarant that permanently missed its connecting flight to Florida years ago and ended up next door. It's within stumbling distance of the hotel. The little strip mall just beyond that does not have anything worth mentioning except good ole Smoothie King.
Inside, all rooms are renovated and are top notch. The white-leather desk chair and cool black/gray color scheme is a huge departure from the chain hotel monotony. They got rid of the old bathtub setup and designed a standup shower that must have came from TV's the Property Brothers. i've yet to see another hilton decorated like this one. The downstairs sports-themed bar with levitating Nascar is showing its age a bit. It also a jarring contrast to what the rooms are trying to do, but then again maybe it's designed for those Americans with logo'd polo shirts who missed their Delta Connection flight. The morning breakfast buffet is worth it if you want to splurge and stuff yourself. I still remember when during the renovation of the hotel, they'd give out free coupons to the buffet while the exec lounge was under remodel, with some conference room downstairs opened with buckets of drinks on ice. Even when the top floors were already renovated. Those were the days, Hilton ATL.
If you're really watching the pennies, be mindful that this property is starting to be a bit more aggressive as to what rate plans get dinged with the $14/day self-parking charge. Some good corp accounts still keep the comp'd parking. Don't bother with the Valet - the service is usually glacial and it's usually faster to just walk 20 feet to your car.
I have yet to check out any other hotels near ATL, but why would I? This Hilton is the best. The Westin screams "Walking Dead Season Opener" and the Marriott is off the chart in terms of price and inconvenience, situated in that new development no one seems to use. Stay here and you'll be back again and again.
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