I'm not sure how much my review reflects on the hotel, or reflects on Atlanta generally.
Postives: Free wifi, free breakfast which was good (but small), comfy bed, clean room, good heater in bedroom (Atlanta was freezing!), very helpful staff, close to world of coca cola.
Negatives: Very close to another holiday inn which is confusing- ensure you ask for holiday inn express! Not as easy to get to from the marta as I thought. Bathroom had no heater and was therefore FREEZING. Too cold for me to bring myself to take a shower- not good! Even going to the toilet in the middle of the night was a problem! Also big problem with homeless people.
The homeless people seem to hang around this area, see you have suitcases and offer to help you. You say your ok, you're not lost, bla bla, they insist on showing you where you're going anyway. Then they demand money off you. Very scary, especially at 10pm after a 3 hour flight.
I had a problem with atlanta in general. The next day we spent 3 hours in the coca cola world which was great, but then we went to find where the main areas were, and the whole city seemed to be deserted! It was so weird!!! We were told by the hotel staff to go to the lennox centre, not far on the marta, but even that was dead. The only parts where we could find people were on a street near 5 points marta station that were having a huge arguement, so we left very quickly. We ended up going back to the airport earlier than planned because we simply ran out of things to do. If we'd have been there for more than one night we would have gone to the Martin Luther King attraction, or the Fox theatre, but we simply didn't have the time.
Like I say, I'm not sure how much of my review is a reflection of the hotel or Atlanta, but I probably would never ever come back to Atlanta by choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to downtown Atlanta's most conveniently located hotel — the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta Downtown. Centered in downtown Atlanta, the Holiday Inn Express provides guests with affordable accommodations within close proximity to Atlanta's world-famous attractions, including the Georgia Aquarium (3 blocks), World of Coke (3 blocks), Philips Arena (4 blocks), CNN Center (4 blocks), Georgia World Congress Center (4 blocks), Centennial Park (2 blocks), and AmericasMart (2 blocks). Whether you're in Atlanta for business or to unwind with your loved ones, you'll enjoy our comfortably-appointed guest suites, which now include complimentary high-speed Internet and a host of other amenities. Not to mention, you'll savor our complimentary full hot breakfast before heading into town for the day. Enjoy the best of comfort and convenience at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Downtown Atlanta. Remember, we're within walking distance to Atlanta's most-visited attractions and venues. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Centennial Hotel Atlanta
- Super 8 Atlanta
- Atlanta Super 8
- Atlanta Super Eight