Need help deciding on hotel in Atlanta

Old Oct 25th, 2003, 04:26 PM
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Need help deciding on hotel in Atlanta

We'll be visiting Atlanta and would like some suggestions on which hotel to stay at. We're looking for a hotel that has suites and thought of the Embassey. After reading some reviews and comments on this board it looks like Buckhead or Midtown are the best areas. We plan on going to Six Flags and Stone Mountain and if time allows maybe the CNN. Would you suggest staying at the Embassey Suites Buckhead or the one near the Airport. Any other suggested places would be appreciated. How would the traffic be to get from the airport to the hotel and sights we wish to see?

Thanks and we'd appreciate any other information as we haven't been to Atlanta before.
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Old Oct 25th, 2003, 04:33 PM
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You do not want to stay out near the airport.

Buckhead is a very nice area as is Midtown. Either one.
 
Old Oct 25th, 2003, 04:49 PM
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What are some nice suite hotels in either area and why is staying near the airport not a good idea? How far is it and how much traffic to get to Buckhead or Midtown areas?
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Old Oct 25th, 2003, 04:54 PM
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Airport hotels for the most part are business hotels built for holding meetings and conferences and not leisure travel.

Atlanta Hartsfield Airport is the busiest airport in the world.

Have you thought about staying out by Stone Mountain? Atlanta traffic is a beast. At some point they surpassed Southern California for having the worst commutes.

Please feel free to stay out by the airport if that would make you happy.
 
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Try the Marriott Midtown on 14th street. It is next door tothe Four Seasons and in walking distance to many restaurants, bars, coffeehouses, delis, etc. The highway 75/85 runs right there also so you can get right on it to I-20 West to go Six Flags. It is very nice. My family has stayed there many times as I used to live behind it. Staying downtown or by the airport, you are farther away from everything and less is within a safe walking distance. The airport hotels are technically in a suburb, not even in the city of Atlanta. Have fun !
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Old Oct 25th, 2003, 07:38 PM
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Thanks Wednesday. We haven't decided on which area (Midtown or Buckhead)but I'll check out the hotel you mentioned even though we'd prefer a suite.
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Although it's not in the area you want, we stayed at the Amerisuites near Perimeter Mall and found it quite nice, and extremely reasonable.
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Old Oct 26th, 2003, 08:33 AM
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The Embassy Suites in Buckhead is in a great location. It is easy to walk to restaurants and Lenox Mall. There is also a MARTA station across the street. You could take MARTA to CNN if you wanted. Centennial Olympic Park is right across the street from CNN. Six Flags and Stone Mountain are on opposite sides of Atlanta, so you are centrally located in Buckhead.

You could easily be at the hotel within 20 minutes from the airport, IF you are arriving midday. If you were to get caught in rush hour traffic, it would take considerably longer. I agree with Wednesday about Midtown. Great location. It is right by the highway, but you can walk to many things. Don't stay by the airport!
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I spent a week at Buckhead Embassy Suites a while back (10 years) and liked it very much. This is a lovely area of Atlanta!
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I agree. The Embassy Suites in
Buckhead is very nice. Avoid
the Courtyard by Marriott across
the street. Rooms are very outdated!
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Old Oct 26th, 2003, 05:56 PM
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Thanks to everyone who replied for all the great info. Unfortunately we will be arriving late in the afternoon and by the time we get our luggage and rental car it will be time for the rush hour traffic. (oh well, can't do much about it!)We're looking forward to seeing Stone Mountain and Six Flags so hopefully the weather will cooperate.
Any other suggestions or ideas would be appreciated. Thanks again.
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Old Oct 27th, 2003, 11:43 AM
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I now always use MARTA from the airport to get to either downtown, midtown, or Buckhead. It doesn't make any sense to take a taxi unless you have too much luggage or a disability.
 
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MARTA would be perfect because it ends/begins at the airport, so you can choose your seat, get comfy and you are set until your stop, you won't have to fight for a seat. I take luggage too (with wheels), as I didn't have to walk to far to my apt. The cars have areas where you can sit and your bags will fit right there too in an open area.
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I just got back from the Grand Hyatt Buckhead. It was very nice. It has a 24 hour gym that has a sauna and steam room. There is no charge to use it. It also has a large Japanese garden. I hot it on Priceline for $60 a night.

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Old Nov 10th, 2003, 03:37 PM
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Embassey Suites Buckhead is a nice place to stay, I've stayed there many times. Easy parking for your rental car. There's an Embassey downtown also that would make seeing the downtown area easier. It's also going to be closer to Six Flags and Stone Mountain. If you stay either place you won't be disappointed. Also, Wednesday had very good advice. The midtown location is good. The last poster mentioned the Buckhead Hyatt.....it's a newer hotel, very nice and clean and beautiful inside, but the rooms are not suites. I had a corner room there recently, and it was very large. Highly recommend it! Have fun in Atlanta!
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Take Wednesday's advise and go for Midtown Marriott Suites (I got it via Priceline)...unbeatable location right off MARTA from airport, next to Starbucks/Einstein Bagels, minutes of walking from Veni Vidi Vici and Tamarind's and numerous other restaurants (tough choices on some night!!), and in the middle of Buckhead, downtown sites, and Pedimont Park.....go for it!!
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