I stayed here for two nights on a business trip to Atlanta. Lightning fast check-in. I felt like they were waiting for ME. Like I was important. They had everything ready to go as soon as I gave them my last name . . . okay, so they didn't recognize me, but I'm going to let that go. It did feel like, "Oh! So you're . . ." Everyone I encountered at the hotel was friendly and very helpful.
The room was clean and comfortable for $139 per night. It was just ever so slightly a bit on the small side, but nothing to complain about. Breakfast was good, not excellent, but good. This is not a big chain type hotel with a big lobby, big bar, and big dining area. They had all of these but they were small. For me, that's what I like. There is dining room seating on a small open-air balcony outside facing Peachtree street. It has four or five tables. Kind of romantic, but I was travelling on business, so I didn't get to take advantage of it.
The air conditioner was somewhat loud, but it didn't bother me. If you are sensitive to changes in sound levels, it could be a problem. The bed was very comfortable. If you like a lot of pillows, this is the hotel for you. You get six of them. That's right . . . six! Seven if you count the little cylindrical one. I was going to call down to the front desk and ask if I could get some extra pillows, just to hear the reaction, but I didn't do it.
My business meetings were at two different locations in Atlanta, Avondale and Lindbergh. I used MARTA (rail transit system) to go from the airport to the hotel, from the hotel to my meetings, to see a little bit of the city (I didn't think that Underground Atlanta was all that great), and to go from the hotel back to the airport., There is a stop right at the hotel (Peachtree Center) .
To come up out of the station at the hotel, you have to know which end of the train to be on or which exit to use, but the worst case is that you'll have a two block walk from the train. (Ask someone at the hotel for the inside info on how to make it easy exiting the station.) Getting on is easier since the station entrance is right outside of the hotel. It was nice not to have to deal with a car . . . parking, directions, rental return hassle (did you fill it within 100 yards of the airport?), etc.
I had an excellent steak dinner at a place on the main street at the front of the hotel, on the same side as the hotel. I can't remember it's name, but it is not the Brazilian place. It's down the street a little bit passed that.
All in all, an excellent place to stay, especially if you like smaller non-chain places.
There are a couple of different room rates that, I believe, depend on the size of the room. This is...
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January 30, 2013
I was very glad to hear you thought the Ellis to be a “Good Value" with a "Great Staff”
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and that you thought the Ellis to be " an excellent place to stay, especially if you like smaller non-chain places. We will look forward to your return and thank you for experiencing the Ellis Hotel.
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