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... a mechanical delay. Fortunately, we had given ourselves a nice, cushy, 3 hour layover in ATL, so there was no problem making our Amsterdam connection. We arrive tomorrow (Saturday) around 10am and have a full scheduled planned. We will keep you informed of our journey on this blog. Stay tuned for more pics and stories!
"Building on the foundation of the past is important, but the future is even more exciting"
— John Fentener van Vlissingen, BCD founder
The past few days have been concerned with discovering a hidden side to BCD Travel. From the world of marketing to learning about how the CEO sees this company, I have been privy to a side of BCD Travel that is seldom seen by the outside world. Today, however, I spent my day with Kathy Bedell ...
... all, a very hectic month ahead. But as I discussed in my previous post, this time will certainly help me understand what BCD travel is all about. My bullet points only tell you where I'll be going. They don't show the depth and breadth of my exposure to the company. In order to find out about that (and more) you'll just need to keep reading this blog! For now, I'll just wish you good night from Atlanta, where this extraordinary experience begins.
... in three different sections before settling in the outfield. I discovered a friend of mine was also at the game and she happened to have an empty seat next to her. Score! I finished out the game sitting next to her and her date who happened to be a Dodgers fan. Unfortunately, it was a Braves loss but I was just happy to be able to see the game, despite the mix-up, and I had a good time sitting with Dana and her friend. Tomorrow would l be another day! ...
How many vacations are ruined before you even get to start one?? I think in my head this trip was doomed from its start. I picked this trip because of its relative cheapness and now am left wondering if you do indeed get what you pay for. So I didn't expect this to be New Zealand. I jut expected it to be a nice getaway with some mountain hiking, family time and some time with friends. I had resigned myself to the fact that I simply ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Chose this hotel because of a seminar held at this location. I booked my reservations in October directly with Wyndham and confirmed them two days before my December 8th arrival. I had told them which seminar I would be attending.
*Hotel room smells like "stinky" foot odor. Do they ever clean their air filters or carpets? It's not surpising people get sick when they travel!!!
The Wyndham Midtown was not impressive, but was adequate for an overnight business stay.
I just stayed at the Wyndham March 18-20, 2005. I had booked a suite ($119.00 per nite) and requested a high floor. At check-in they tried to book me in a room on the 5th floor and I requested something higher and was moved to the 8th. (What's surprising is the 5th floor room they would have assigned me was on the back of the hotel facing the parking garage.) The one on the 8th floor definitely had a better view.
I stayed at this hotel because of it's great location. I was positively surprised by the size of the room and bathroom, but it could use new carpeting. The parking situation is a bit odd, but I chose to use valet and avoided that problem. My room was overlooking the city and I personally use earplugs (light sleeper) and did not hear the sirens once. The staff is very friendly, valet is super fast. Breakfast was o.k., avoid the waffles, they're terrible. I would return to this hotel.
The hotel has very few, if any, amenities for a midtown hotel.
The club level rooms offered little to no value for the extra bucks. No papers, flowers, snacks, drinks, coffee, concierge, etc.
The rooms on the back side of the hotel (facing east) overlook a city fire station. We were awakened more than once by the sirens.
There is no real restaurant or lobby bar either.
The internet price was about $110 USD. If you're just looking for a room and a bed - this might work for you.
We found the parking area to be very confusing to locate, and quite a hike from the lobby. When we arrived in our room we were pleased with it's appearance and size although there was a bit of road noise. That night we were awakened by water pouring onto our heads. It was raining and our room was on the top floor. The roof leaked. Our bed was soaked, but we were too exhausted to get up and move to another room. We pulled the bed back from the wall (the source of the leak was directly above the bed in the center), put a towel over the wet part of the bed, and tried to fall back asleep. Here's the part that irritated me further. We explained the situation to the ladies at the front desk the next morning and were met with blank stares. No apologies, no offers to make amends.
I travel often, and usually stay at higher end business hotels such as Marriott and Hyatt. The Wyndham chain tends to be just one notch below these chains in quality. This hotel confirms that notion. The biggest irratation I had with the Wyndham Midtown was the parking garage. If you self park (for $12 a night) you can only park on the uncovered 9th floor of the parking garage located next door, and in my case, in the hot sun. The garage elevator only goes to the 8th floor, so you have to lug all your luggage up the last flight of stairs. Other irratants included no daily newspapers at your door (if you get up early enough, you might catch one of the few USA Todays they put out in the lobby). My room had no coffee mugs, and it took three hours to have one delivered. I ordered room service twice, and was not very satisified wit the quality of either meal. Be carefull, also, on what room they give you, most of the rooms on one side look right into the parking garage. And the worse thing I can ever say about a business hotel - horrible water pressure. I will give the staff good marks on attitude. They all seemed pleasant. Also, on the positive side, this hotel has a great location. Numerous restaurants and bars (it is in the heart of the gay district) are within walking distance.
I stayed for a long 4-day weekend and had an overall good impression of the hotel and will absolutely stay there again. For $104/night, I got a nice sized businessman's suite exactly to my request. A bottle of wine and some fruit were waiting for me (nice touch). The room was stuffy but that was easily remedied by turning on the a/c, even though it was in the 40's outside. The beds are extremely comfortable and the rooms are much cleaner than the Regency Suites, just down the block. I requested extra pillows (feather) and there they were waiting for me. I had a nice view overlooking the Maragret Mitchell House. I had a "comp" for a free breakfast and used it on my last day. Unfortunately I was late (11am) but that did not stop the waiter from preparing a full breakfast for me......very nice! The check-in and check out were a snap and I found the desk help to be very attentive. I think this is probably the best value in Midtown Atlanta.
OK, but not that great
We stayed at this location over the New Years 2004 holiday and hand mixed reviews.
The hotel is in a good location, but the parking was not easy to figure out and it was a hike to get to your car. This is a popular area of Atlanta, but subject to crime, so having the car closer would have been more to our liking.
We were on a Club floor that had key card access and the Club floor service to be agreeable. The room was large and had a good view of Midtown Atlanta. Marble bath, pillow top bedding and cleanliness were the advantages.
The remote did not work and the room was stuffy, as you could not open a window.
We would stay here again if the price is right. We paid 120usd which was more than what we wanted to pay.