Generally stay at top hotel chains when visiting Atlanta, for guaranteed comfort, but chose this hotel as it was close to, and walking distance of, Philips Arena and the fact that the Justin Timberlake tickets set us back a pretty penny (but well worth the price, however, I digress). I wasn't sure what to expect from the downtown hotel but was pleasantly surprised at how nice and clean the facility was. We parked in the garage across the street from the hotel for $15/night. Take the parking ticket with you to the hotel desk when you check in, for their rate, otherwise it will cost you $24 to get out of the garage. You can also Valet with the hotel for $25. I don't know about you but I haven't paid anything less than $30/night for ANY downtown parking, anywhere! Breakfast (6:30 - 9:30 a.m.) was included in the price and is located on the Mezzanine level. There was also free internet.
There were three small elevators (limit 5 passengers each). I was afraid that since we were in an old building the elevators would feel like they were being hand cranked up but they were actually pretty fast.
We stayed on the Ninth floor in a King room. The room was small and long at our initial view but arranged nicely and we didn't feel it was too small once we settled in. The room included a microwave & fridge and was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Not a great view out our windows but we planned to attend the concert so weren't planning on staying in the room and staring out the window much anyway.
Peachtree Street was 2 blocks away and there were vast choices for restaurants, bars, and shopping in the area. Downtown Atlanta is currently under construction for putting in place a trolly system that you can hop on and travel all over downtown easily.
We ended up eating at Hard Rock Cafe for dinner before the concert and went to Meehan's and the Metro Cafe Diner for drinks after the concert.
Valet and the front desk were extremely friendly every time we entered or left the building and we will definitely stay here again the next time we attend a concert or plan to stay in downtown Atlanta.
- 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 Eight
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