The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
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After dinner last Friday night, Jeff & I took our wine out on the deck & I mentioned how much fun it would be to go visit our friends Patrick & Jackie Terrail in the south of France. I was enjoying seeing their photos on Facebook~ eating French foods, shopping at the beautiful outdoor markets & wished I was there with them. Every summer they are ...
Today we went to down town Atlanta and got off of the train at Lenox, ready to go to the cinema. We went to look around some fancy expensive shops on the way. We saw mayceys and a Bloomingdales. We really didn't expect to see tall fancy sky scrapers today. The shops were so posh. The buildings were made of glass. The Phipps mall we went in had lots of posh expensive cars in it ...
... really interesting. We skipped meeting the bear. It kind of looked scary. We then went into the 4d cinema which gave us the secret of coke. It was cheesey and the chair hurt my back but it was ok. And walked around a pop art gallery were we got to make our own bottle of open art. It was fun! We then tasted it which was too awesome! We tried over 60 different drinks from across the globe! Awesome. We also got a free bottle of coke at the end of the day to take home. Wow. Good final ...
... was gone for the night so they wouldn't be able to get a crib. This was not good news, but when they saw Scott's Hilton status, they said they would see what they could do. Luckily we had a crib about 30 minutes later. We got the girls to bed right away knowing we would be waking them up in about 6 hours in order to get to the airport for our next flight.
... 2 difference between domestic and international, they spot check with their explosive detection machines and they're kind of serious! #3 difference between domestic and international, they're going to ask you if you're carrying someone else's bag for them. Bingo! There's the problem! Well, that and the fact it had gunpowder residue on it. God, I can't even type it without laughing. Out loud! Dang, it was funny! How many times do they tell you ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
A Good Business Hotel
I've stayed at this hotel twice now on business. Although you'd have to be distinctly lacking in imagination to stay here for a personal trip, as a business hotel I've found it very satisfactory.
Very quiet room
Pleasant contemporary decor in rooms and public areas
Lovely staff who couldn't be more helpful and friendly
Very comfy bed.
Only one staff member at reception, which creates queues to check in and out
Quite small rooms, but not ridiculously so
Bathrooms could do with an refurb (but are still satisfactory).
I'd recommend it to my colleagues. Just be aware that it's in a business district, not in downtown Atlanta.
Not a four star hotel
We recently stayed at the Westin and had a dissapointing experience. While the bed was comfortable and the room clean, our room was quite small, the staff were less than helpful, and the room service was abysmal. We were also disturbed to find it impossible to walk from the elevator to the front door without encountering the smoke filled lounge area. We have stayed in other Westin hotels in the past and were expecting a much nicer stay. We will not return.
Very average hotel
I agree with a previous writer that this hotel would like to think of itself as a first class facility. However, that is not what we experienced on our recent stay.
While the rooms are comfortable, they are small. The room itself was clean however there was a small amount of mold growing in the shower. Upon entering our room we discovered that we were given a king instead of two double beds as requested. Fortunately, there was a small sofa that my daughter could sleep on so instead of asking for a new room we asked for additional blankets, sheets, and pillows. Our request provided us with additional sheets but nothing else. They stated that was all they had.
A friend of ours also had trouble with the free shuttle that the hotel provides. While they got him to the local mall (5 minutes away) getting them back was going to be 30 minutes or longer.
Also this hotel does not provide free (flat rate of $16.00) high speed internet (something that is now found is almost all properties) and did not have a soft drink or snack machine on any floor - thus forcing you to buy their outrageously overpriced soft drinks and snacks in the room.
Masquerading as Top Notch
The Westin gives the illusion of being a first class hotel, but it was truly a second rate experience. We changed rooms twice -- first, we did not receive the king room we ordered. Then, we were placed in a handicap accessible room. The rooms were very small. There were no drawers, no dressers, few bathroom amenities. We could not move about the room without bumping into each other. The beds were equipped with lovely down bedding, but this did not make up for our cramped accommodations. The hotel does not have a vending machine; but there is a mini bar where you can purchase a coke for $4+ or a snickers bar for $6.50. We sent one pair of pants to the laundry - $9.75. We stopped for directions for dinner, and the concierge swayed us from our intended destination to a closer steak house. It turned out to be a very expensive a la carte restaurant. -- dinner for two $150+ (without drinks or dessert). My business meetings were conducted in the hotel and meals were catered. The food at the meetings was good. Unless the Westin can provide me with a more comfortable sleeping area, I will not stay at this hotel again.
Nice Enough Hotel, No Service
So I go to check in this hotel and there is no one behind the check-in counter. I call out, "Hello!" and stand there for 5 or 10 minutes like an idiot. Finally the bellman goes and points me out to the staff member, feet literally kicked up in the lounge of the hotel bar. She gets up in a hurry and marches over to the check-in counter. I had called ahead to secure a $30 suite upgrade. There was no upgrade of any sort at check-in, this despite the fact the hotel was close to empty. The room was small but tastefully decorated and the bed was comfortable. I had a poor view and didn't even get a preferred floor as a starwood preferred gold guest. Again, the facility is a four-star, well maintained and elegant one, but the staff gets a D.
Don't expect the Westin St. Francis at this location!
This hotel is tucked away in a corporate industrial park area. Bell staff was helpful with bags and parking is close and convenient. The rooms were small but well furnished with coffee maker, hair dryer, and comfortable beds. The remote location is no problem if you have a car because the Perimeter Mall is nearby and ample restaurants within a few miles. We enjoyed the Cheesecake Factory attached to the Mall. A Publix supermarket and Einstein Bagel shop is in a strip center a few miles from the hotel. The hotel restaurant had a limited menu. The waiter said, "we just buy our deserts somewhere, nothing is made here". Traffic is always congested near this location. If you do go out for dinner try and eat early because the restaurants build up waits of hours after 5:30 pm.
Great business hotel, health club
I stayed here for approximately 20 weeks over 2001 and 2002. During that time, I was accomodated as a Starwood Platinum member (upgrades to suites usually).
This is a first class business hotel that has a elegant modern feel. Very clean and light feeling. And of course, that Westin heavenly bed which makes getting out of bed each morning a real ethical dilemma.
The other nice perk of the hotel is it is connected to the Perimeter health club. It is a top notch facility with basketball, raquetball, 3 aerobics studios, 2 weight rooms, and a good cafe. The food at the cafe is pretty good for health club fare. And the "scenery" at the health club is attractive - gotta love Atlanta.
As a tourist, you may be far away from what Atlanta has to offer, but it is within a short drive of a major mall and numerous fine restaurants. The hotel restaurant is good - not great (after 20 weeks, I got very bored with the menu). The hotels breakfast buffet with biscuits and gravy is awesome and very traditionally Southern. The health club is required to work off the gravy.
I would rate this as the best Westin I have stayed at (not counting their resorts - it is unfair to compare to Princeville in Kauai). Great for business travellers, and pleasant but not exciting for tourists.
Crisp and classy but remote
This hotel has nearly all the amenities one expects in a $100+ business hotel, plus a friendly, gracious staff. The reflecting pools surrounding the hotel provide a tranquil park-like setting. But the location in the middle of a corporate office park is problematic. It's fine for a venue for a self-contained business conference but probably is too far out on Atlanta's northern edge to be a practical base for tourists. Our conference attendees felt isolated from the center of town, about 10-15 miles away. Driving to downtown is a horrendous challenge with traffic jams; taxi trips are pricey and commuter rail is a bit cumbersome -- although the hotel offers free shuttles to the train station a mile away, there can be lengthy waits between trains at night. On the plus side, it's fairly close to Buckhead, a happening place for the junior executive set.
Rooms feature oversized king-size beds, which are comfortable, and so-called "heavenly" bathrooms -- I think that refers to the double showerhead and the terrycloth robe. Big deal. Despite billing themselves as luxury baths, they lacked exhaust fans and sun lamps, which would be standard in other hotels in this price range. Another deficit was the drapes that did not fully close, leaving the room with less privacy than some would want.
The conference rooms were downright cold because of excessive air-conditioning, but the coffee urns helped save us from hypothermia.
Overall, I would have preferred a hotel either downtown or near the airport. Aside from the location issue, I'd give this place a gentleman's "B" grade.
No extra charge for rooms next to elevator and coca cola
No extra charge for rooms next to elevator and coca cola machine on the highest floors.
They charge $4.50 for a quarter gallon water bottle.
One gallon of 92 octaine gasoline is $2.00
This is the best business model in America since
Coca Cola and CNN.
Sell your oil stocks buy Westin stocks.
If you do not mind loud elevator bells and Coca Cola machine refregerator sounds, the room is very comfortable and clean.
The view from window is spectacular.
The hotel is little isolated from the nearest shopping center and resturants which are not
within a walking distance.
We stayed here because a family wedding weekend was held here and we were very disappointed. The family members who were more savy than us stayed in other hotels.
The first room that we were given was supposed to be a "preferred" room. The carpet was badly stained, bathroom rusty with cracked sinks and their was hair all around, and the airconditioner barely worked.
We were then given the keys to other rooms, so that we may chose again.
After seeing 5 other rooms, we could not find a satisfactory one. We finally had to settle for one, but it was extremely poorly maintained.
The same was true for the halls and some public areas.
A "cocktail party" with a Mexican theme was held here by some friends of the family, and when we asked for a glass of wine, we were told that they didn't have wine, only Margaritas.
A breakfast buffet hosted by the family was also poor. They kept running out of food items and took and very long time to refill.
Two high spots - the front desk staff tried to help us to find a room that was better maintained, and the bartender in the lobby had a good selection of wines and was very gracious.