Embassy Suites Atlanta - at Centennial Olympic Park
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Em and I made the drive down to Atlanta. Our flight is tomorrow afternoon, but we thought the night here would make for a more relaxed departure tomorrow. We may even start our Italian trip to the Georgia aquarium!
Can't believe we'll be in Rome (and I don't mean Georgia) tomorrow!
... and thus, did not have to contend with any commute traffic. The ride was surprisingly easy and we made good time getting to our campsite just south of Atlanta by dinner time. I wanted to watch the Niner game and the Emmys, so we picked a first class resort again. Kap did not do well for the Niners, but Andrew Luck, former Stanford player, was fantastic for the Colts, so all in all, it was a pretty good game. ...
We left our hotel in Atlanta and headed to the zoo. We have seen enough zoos but the kids were excited to visit this one because there was a baby rhino, gorilla, orangutan and pandas. It was drizzling when we got there and then started pouring. We were patient and got to see the baby gorilla and orangutan. We made it to Memphis as the sun was setting.
... that Martin Luther King Jr. would have taken his entire life, first as the son of the preacher, and then as the pastor at Ebenezer Baptist. After we left we all felt a bit drained but uplifted from the experience.
I should also mention that we visited the eternal flame and the grave site of Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King. This site is also along Auburn Avenue. This site is not to be missed if you are anywhere near Atlanta.
Getting used to the "freeways" now - spent all this week doing a 25 mike each way commute. The motorways have up to 8 lanes either side here, which seems ridiculous, especially as they're busy between 7-10 & 4-8 daily! Seems the infrastructure can't keep up with the population growth in ATL! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Embassy Suites Atlanta - at Centennial Olympic Park
Convention Center Convenience!!!
Stayed here Friday night August 26th for the 2nd time. I rebooked this same hotel b/c my 1st experience was wonderful as well. I attended a Conference in the convenient Convention Center accross the street. Rooms are clean, beds are VERY comfortable. Breakfast was ok. Eggs were cold though. Coffee delicious. There could of been a wider selection of fruit though. Another reason why my group stayed here was Ruth Chris's Steak House, located in the hotel, an awesome piece of steak that is like butter. Literally!!! A little perk, love the apples at the front desk. Free drinks and snacks from 5:30-7:30 pm. I would re-book again!!!
Stayed in Embassy Suites Centennial Park Friday - Sunday August 12-15 2005 with a AAA rate of $134.99 per night. Cab from the airport = $25 single and $40 for 4 people. Hotel was very clean and not very busy. A very helpful woman was on duty from noon until 8 to provide concierge services. Long lines for free cocktails when managers reception started (5:30 or so) but pretty fast service after that. Great steak dinners at Ruths Chris Steak House located on premises on August 12. Visited rooftop pool and exercise room that evening; both comfortable and clean. Suite was fine; only complaint was poor condition of pillows. On Saturday had free breakfast served in Ruths Chris, it is a better set-up for breakfast than I have seen in other Embassy Suites but the food quality was about the same as usual. August 13 walked to CNN tour about 2 blocks away and then on to the Coca Cola tour and Atlanta Underground (less than 1 mile). The CNN tour was great, and sampling Coca Cola products from around the world was a hoot. Both activities are recommended. Atlanta Underground was disappointing. Had a late lunch at a sports bar in the CNN Center (also recommended) then back to hotel. That evening, walked from hotel to Georgia Dome for a pre-season football game. Very convenient! On Sunday, had the free breakfast again and afterwards went for a walk around the hotel property; it is connected to a building with upscale private residences. Unfortunately, a man was sleeping on the sidewalk and dampened my enthusiasm for exploring further. Then took a cab to Turner Field to see the Braves play. Cab was around $11 for 4 people. Cabs are usually right outside the Embassy Suites and if not the valet will call one for you. After the game took a taxi back to downtown and had dinner at Pittypats Porch (great southern food; also recommended), which is within walking distance of the hotel. Hotel was only 14% full Sunday evening (according to another of the helpful and friendly employees) and very quiet. Finished the weekend trip by sitting on the deck outside Ruth's Chris with a glass of wine and watched the evening settle in over the park. The only downsides to this property were the poor pillows, the average breakfast quality and the occasional down-and-out person hanging around the neighborhood. But hey, its a city. Given the cleanliness of the hotel, the friendliness of the staff, the proximity to so many attractions (including Centenniel Park right next door and the soon-to-be-opened Aquarium) and the price, I would definitely stay here again. I hope this information is helpful; please contact me if you have any questions.
Ok, not special
Nothing special here. I'm sure a park view, overlooking the fountains, is good but my car park view was not good. The 2 rooms are faily small and mine were dark. Lobby is good and staff helpful. Location great for a convention at the centre next door. In the end I thought I could have done better for the money.
Stayed there over 4th of July weekend and yes it was extremely crowded but we were there for a sports tournament. This was one of the BEST hotels we've stayed at and we've stayed at many! The room was comfortable....safe deposit box in the room is convenient, didn't have to go to the front desk for it. The breatfast was AWESOME! The evening snacks and drinks were a bit weak but not a big deal. Valet was a bit unorganized but it could have been because it was so busy. The hotel being right at the park was great because we stepped out and there was the park. Restaurant selection is limited, you have to walk down the street to get anything good to eat.
This was absolutely one of the worst Embassy Suites We have ever booked a room in. We had booked a non-smoking room with a credit card and it was given away before 7:00p.m. However, the next person that came in got a non-smoking room. It was a little strange. We will NEVER stay at that Embassy suite. They were very rude and actually lied to us. We heard them tell another couple that they were booked in a non-smoking room and gave them one. They tried to put us in a room that was smoking and had a huge table in the suite...no couch. The Embassy suite in Buckhead is so much nicer and their staff is very friendly, breakfast is much better quality than most E.S., bartender is helpful and overall very customer orient. We always book there no matter where my husband has meetings in Atlanta.
Excellent Value, Great Location
Free mixed drinks during happy hour. Free full breakfast including personalized omelettes. Excellent location near CNN building. Large clean rooms w/ multiple TVs. Would definitely stay here again.
Great View, Convienient to Philips Arena
We greatly enjoyed our one night stay at this location. We were fortunate to have a great view of the Centennial Park and downtown Atlanta. We were there the day before Thankgiving (November, 2004) and the Park was decorated for Christmas. We walked downtown to the Hard Rock Cafe for Dinner, as well as the Philips Arena to catch an Atlanta Hawks game. There was only valet parking available at this location which was a little pricy, but expected. Complimentary Breakfast was great, and was located in Ruths Chris.
Avoid over July 4th....overcrowded and poor service
A group of us stayed here over July 4 mainly due to location and proximity to parade and park. What a mistake. Check in was nightmare, food almost unavailable due to crowds and long queues and pool was so dirty we kept the kids out (that went dwon well!). Complained in writing, no reply.....bottom line they dont care. We will take our group elsewhere next year.
Excellent Convention location, very nice Hotel
I booked an event here in early November for our company. The staff was very helpful and competent. We negotiated a very competitive rate for the rooms since we were purchasing more than just a couple rooms. The proximity to the GWCC is fantastic. You kind of take the back way to the convention center, but it is a very short walk. The rooms were typical of all the Embassy Suites, clean, spacious, comfortable. The workout area is very nice and has a decent pool for lap swimming. I did not visit the Ruths Chris restaurant on this trip, the last time I went there was several years ago and it was not worth the money at the time.
My wife and I stayed at the hotel in October in connection with an Ace Hardware convention. The complimentary breakfast buffet is excellent at this particular Embassy Suite hotel - it is served inside the on premises Ruth's Chris streakhouse. The outdoor pool off the second floor rooftop is excellent for tanning and swimming - a large whirlpool is located next to the pool. The health club has an excellent selection of strength and cardio training machines. A nice sauna is located across from the workout area. My only complaint is that our room faced the convention center and there is a railroad track running along side it. Some engineers didn't show off but others...WOW - it's kind of hard to NOT wake up when an engineer decides to wake up the city of Atlanta - especially when the train is about a half-block from your window. Request an "inside" room or one that faces the city - you'll be glad you did. All in all however, this will be our first choice again when we stay in Atlanta.