Fodor's Expert Review
Twelve Downtown places you in the heart of downtown Atlanta, in one or two bedroom suites that have all the amenities of home: full kitchens with cookware and tableware, separate living and dining areas, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and ergonomic workspaces. There's also a fine-dining American restaurant with an outdoor terrace, and a rooftop pool deck and fitness center.
You Should Know While the downtown location of the hotel is awesome because it's convenient to so many tourist attractions, this is a high traffic area so prepare yourself for throngs of fellow tourists in the area as well as lots of road traffic.
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102 suites in this all-suite hotel offers all the comforts of home in one or two-bedroom suites equipped with stainless steel appliances, full kitchens with all tableware, separate dining and living room areas, desks, sofa beds, floor-to-ceiling windows and some units with balconies. High-speed internet is complimentary.
Tip Request a room on the higher floors to try to escape the outside noise, especially from the nearby highway.
Bathrooms have oversized round mirrors, marble countertops, separate garden tubs and glass showers.
The lobby is stylish with an industrial feel thanks to a giant concrete slab behind the check in desk, and similarly-hued walls where giant works of art and an enormous full-length mirror hang. There's a seating area next to floor-to-ceiling windows where a large flat-screen TV hangs, as well as cushioned, backless benches to rest your feet. The ROOM restaurant and bar is also on the lobby level.
The seasonal outdoor pool is large and great for lounging on sleek silver pool chairs but there aren't designated laps for swimming. There are also grills around the pool for guest use.
The 24-hour fitness center is quite large and overlooks the pool. There are multiple ellipticals, treadmills, stationary bikes, weighted machines, free weights, stability balls and a water machine. Hotel guests are welcome to bring guests to the gym.
ROOM at Twelve Downtown serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, mainly focusing on classic American dishes on the breakfast and lunch menus, but taking an Asian-fusion turn for dinner. The dinner menu features nigiri, sashimi, sushi rolls and steakhouse-centered entrees and sides.
ROOM at Twelve Downtown serves a bar menu of sparkling wines, champagne and red and white wine. There's also a menu of classic cocktails.
The Civic Center MARTA station is a three-minute walk from the hotel, and it's easy to use MARTA to get to other popular areas in Atlanta like Midtown and Buckhead. Plenty of restaurants, bars and attractions are within walking distance, but the hotel does not offer any sort of shuttle service. If you have a car, self-parking is $30, while valet parking is $32 per day.
Max Lagers Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery serves, you guessed it, wood-fired meats and seafood, as well as brick oven pizza and handcrafted beer in a renovated 10,000-square-foot historic building and brewery (4-minute walk). There are major chains in the area like Morton's Steakhouse that are within a 10-minute walk.
DrinkShop is a posh lounge in the W Atlanta- Downtown with high-end cocktails and DJ sets (2-minute walk). Gibney's Pub is a casual British-style pub for pints of beer over whatever sporting event is broadcasting that moment (9-minute walk).