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Most convenient Atlanta Hotels for walking to sites- safety question

May 30th, 2013, 04:39 PM
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I don't think downtown is unsafe. It is just not as much fun as Midtown.

I know most of you prefer Midtown, but my favorite ATL hotel is the Buckhead Doubletree. Quiet. They have a free shuttle and are eager to take you anywhere within two miles. There is a lot to do within two miles!
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May 30th, 2013, 08:12 PM
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pp, I hate the traffic in Buckhead and hate it is so car-centric. I recommend Midtown when people want a part of the city that is very walkable. And yes, I really like it too. For visitors, I like that there are three MARTA stations so no matter which hotel you choose, you'll be within a few blocks of MARTA and can easily get to the airport, downtown, Buckhead and/or Decatur. But for shopping? Definitely Buckhead.
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May 31st, 2013, 10:45 AM
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I do agree about taking the shuttle from Underground to the "Ted"--the shuttle is not convenient and the way back to downtown is NOT a good walk and I would not recommend it. The city is currently building a streetcar to run from the King Center to Centennial Olympic Park. They should send a branch to the "Ted." It would fill a real need and possibly lead to development of the Capitol Avenue corridor, which was the reason for putting the "Ted" (previously the Olympic Stadium) there. Now it is a sea of parking lots. We Atlantans do love our cars! Midtown is by far the best area in the ATL for walking and for nightlife (such as it is).
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May 31st, 2013, 04:34 PM
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Precisely my point!
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