Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection
Travel Blogs from Atlanta
It was time for us to make some time and head for St. Cloud, Florida, to see brother Tom, who is now home from the hospital and waiting for us. We looked at all the route possibilities from Asheville and saw that we could take Interstates 75, 85, or 95, but we needed to be on 75 at the end. We opted for a route that was a combination of 75 and 85 and headed south. We were happy that we drove around Atlanta on ...
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.
It is getting tougher to blog regularly. We did not have wifi at the Hilton because you had to pay for it and we were too cheap. We drove 6 hours on Thursday from Hilton Head but made good time and arrived in Atlanta at around 3 pm.
We drove straight the the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. We spent about three hours here. I think the kids are starting to connect the dots in terms of the connection between the Civil War ...
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! ...
... my head as a trophy to ward off any future travellers who dared to enter their domain. Luckily, from this point onwards I saw no more for the duration of my stay, which prevented me from suffering some sort of aneurysm that felt all too near in that first hour. Guess what doesn’t get the Pugh Stamp of Approval? That’s right – GIANT MAN EATING COCKOACHES FROM ATLANTA.
I should stop shouting...I seem to shout a lot on this blog. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection Atlanta
While "inspire" is the theme of a trendy group of these hotels, my stay was less than inspirational. Buyer beware atthis hotel site, which caters more to outside patrons than its own guests. I found the staff rude and obnoxious, especially its glorified bouncer, who exclaimedthat he "runs The Roof." The hotel's literature states that this venue is available by reservation. However, when inquiring, I was sent helter skelter from the lobbydesk to the adjoining restaurant's reservation desk. Finally, I was told that guests could gain access without reservation. Yet I was accused of "sneaking up." As an older African American adult, I felt threatened by S.'s Gestapo tactics. He really needs to aspire to achieve power and authority that does not entail being rude and condescending about an amenity that is highly touted. I literally was barred from ever going there because I questioned his heavy handed approach to a "little ol' lady."
My wife and I typically go to Atlanta and stay in the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead, which is perfect for shopping and eating, but we wanted to see some of the downtown sights, so we started looking in that area. In perusing the web, I found the Glenn. It's a little different from the type of hotel that we usually frequent, but the location is phenomenal, so we thought we'd give it a try. I don't necessarily regret it, but I don't think that I'll stay there again. First, the positives about the hotel:
As a individual who travels roughly 20 days a month, let me start by saying- the hotel is Chic, Hip and Sexy. It reminds me much of Clinton Hotel in Miami, which I adore! It's new, it's beautiful and in great shape. They have pulled pieces from Delano, Clinton, Sagamore, etc and combined it as one. However, with that said, we did have a few problems.
We arrived with our 2 year old son and as we walked in the front door to the check-in area (which also serves as a trendy bar complete with what the Glenn refers to time and again as the "beautiful people") the Glenn concierge literally said to us "are YOU checking in HERE?". It was as if they had never seen a child before; strange since cribs are listed as available on their website. We found the hotel to be lacking customer service and unfriendly to families/children.
This is a boutique hotel with very hip/modern decor. The good - Staff is very nice, helpful with any request.
Rooms are small and very closed in. If you lying on the bed, you can see into the shower as there is a glass window that is right next to the bed that looks into the shower - a bit odd. Lots of noise from the street.
This is not my preference, but if you like modern and a small room is not a concern that you would enjoy staying here.
I absolutely loved this hotel from the moment I walked into the lobby. It's very trendy and yet laid back and relaxing. We stayed for two nights in a regular room, and I couldn't believe how cute and personalized everything was (especially for the price we paid, $127/night through Expedia). The hallways had "mood lighting" and public spaces featured interesting art. The room itself was cozy and hip, and the bathroom was surprisingly large, with Spa products and a great shower. I loved the little window into the bedroom: this is definitely a great hotel for young couples, or for older couples who want to feel young again!
Loved the space! Loved the bar! Loved BED! I usually hate a hotel with only showers...but I loved everything else so much that it didn't even phase me. (The soaps, etc. were great!) I signed up for the "Desires" program and my pre-selected treats were waiting for me. Although I did think it was a little weird that my mini-bar was locked and they never gave me a key. Oh well, I thought maybe it was to help me save money. Everyone at the front desk and valet were really helpful. The BED restaurant people were so much fun. The only problem...I had way too much fun at BED the night before and the next morning I called down for some Aspirin and he directed me to go across the street to the CNN center gift shop. Helllloooo. If I'm calling in the morning for aspirin...chances are I don't feel up to getting dressed and walking across the street. Perhaps a small stash of aspirin at the front desk or a little gift shop would be a nice addition to the hotel. I would totally say there again...but next time I will remember to bring my own aspirin.
This hotel is one of the best things to hit Atlanta. Reminds me of the boutique hotels in Manhattan with a South Beach vibe thrown in. Very chic.
I went to check into this hotel and the front door was locked and wasnt even completed yet. Nobody called myself or my colleagues to inform us of this matter. They then proceeded to tell me that they had no record of the two other people that i had booked there - even though i had confirmation numbers from this hotel for all of us. They then proceeded to put me up at the Omni hotel - where i was then charged AGAIN for my 4 night stay - even though they had said it would be all taken care of. (my stay at the Glenn was already prepaid) The next day i tried to make sure that my colleagues, who would be checking in later in the day, had reservations at the Omni via the Glenn Hotel. I was pawned off on 3 different people and nobody had any idea what was going on... Rather than help me out everyone just blamed it on somebody else. I spent 5 hours trying to get somebody to take care of this issue. I just dont understand why an establishment would accept reservations when they were unsure of the opening date and then not even contact their guests to make them aware of the problem. This place hadnt even opened yet and it already was getting a bad rap...