We are a family of four who checked in to visit Georgia Tech as a possible college for the oldest son. I can't say much more than others about the ideal location in relation to the campus and various attractions. If your primary intention is to inspect the campus, then ask for the Georgia Tech room rate, which was about $115/night. It doesn't include the buffet breakfast. But that meal--eggs made to order, sausages, bacon, pastries, cheese grits, mesquite-smoked potatoes, and other selections--is a bargain at about $13/person. Besides, there's a Waffle House just steps down the block and a Subway with flatbread breakfast sandwiches (at the free trolley stop) that we grabbed on our way to freshman info sessions five minutes away.
The amenities are limited to a fairly spacious fitness center, club room with pool tables and bar, and small lap pool, all aimed at business travelers and generally adult guests. Without electronic diversions and external excursions, kids will be bored there.
Even though our room faced the main drag Spring Street, we didn't think outside noise was too loud (we live in very quiet suburb). Whatever traffic is out there subsides substantially after 9 p.m. Our room was very clean and spacious, with two firm queen beds. The staff were friendly. In fact, every time we passed by the front desk, someone said, "Welcome back!" with enthusiasm.
Downtown Atlanta is very close, and public transportation via bus and train is very good. But the walk from the hotel to the MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) train station is about five blocks. And after a day of touring something, that's a long way. Assuming you avoid rush hour traffic, it's less tiring and much faster and cheaper to use a private vehicle to visit and park at the Georgia Aquarium or World of Coca-Cola (both about six blocks from the Civic Center station). However, there is a MARTA stop right at the Georgia Dome and Philips Arena.
If we somehow find the the money to send our son to Georgia Tech, and he won't mind being seen with his parents, we will look forward to returning to the Georgia Tech Hotel.
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April 22, 2013
Thank you for selecting our hotel for your recent campus visit. Your comments are very helpful to others visiting the area. For future visits, the Tech Trolley makes a stop at the Midtown MARTA station so that you do not have to walk. We look forward to welcoming you back soon if your son chooses to attend Georgia Tech.
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