Arrived at hotel after a 8 hour 20 min flight from Manchester Uk to Atlanta taxi fare from airport to hotel $40 including tip but could have used the MARTA train for $2.50 if I had have been more organised.
Having read previous reviews one week before arriving at this venue I was concerned that I had made a mistake in visiting Atlanta on my 2 week USA holiday. How wrong I was.
Was dealt with promptly and couteously by the clerk who assigned me room 1001 for my 4 night stay, which was a spacious suite with seperate bedroom and lounge area,facilities included fridge, microwave,coffee maker and each morning a complimentary breakfast. Everything was spotlessly clean and within 10mins of my arrival reception rang my room to ensure everything was to my satisfaction.
Breakfast was located on level 2 and comprised of waffles,croissants,toast,fruit,yogurt,tea,coffee and juice and despite being gluten/wheat intolerent was able to feast well on the food provided.
Location of hotel for using pulic transport was good allowing me to visit the zoo,aquarium,coca cola venue and various shopping malls during my stay. The five points train station is across the road and most buses stop within a 3 minute walk from the hotel.
Addressing the issue of the location of the hotel, there are people wandering around from various types of life and background and it can be intimidating. I was travelling USA as a lone woman and as long as sensible precautions are taken like not having expensive personal belongings on show and going into unlit quiet backstreets etc.I did not see much problem as the area was well served by the police using their prescence as a deterent. The hotel has good security with access by room card and someone always at the door. I can name areas in the UK which are worse than what I saw in the area surrounding the hotel and I the only thing that I adapted from my routine was to return to the hotl before 9pm instead of 11pm.
The big question .....Would I visit this hotel again......YES
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As a premium, boutique downtown Atlanta hotel, we are perfect when traveling on business, planning a meeting or social event, or enjoying the area's best shopping, dining, and entertainment. Overlooking the breathtaking Atlanta skyline, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown is within walking distance of attractions such as the Georgia World Congress Center, the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, Centennial Olympic Park, and Georgia State University. Set in a historic building, our all-new hotel underwent a multi-million dollar transformation with 11 floors added to the a five-story structure originally built more than a century ago. We kept the historic exterior intact, and several elements within our hotel have been incorporated into our hotel's unique design including the original iron staircase located in the lobby. All of the rooms in the hotel feature marble-topped wet bars with microwaves and refrigerators, sleeper sofa, free WiFi, two LCD televisions, and deluxe pillow-top mattresses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Suites Atlanta Downtown Hotel Atlanta