Hilton Atlanta / Marietta Hotel & Conference Center
Travel Blogs from Marietta
... to try and post some thoughts about what I see and perhaps more importantly about how these places impact me. If you read along, don't expect anything too deep. Hopefully I can share with family and friends my experiences as they unfold.
Prayers are appreciated.
... a split second he was dragging a scarf down the staircase, then he helped himself to the clean clothes in the laundry basket. Sadly to say, it was time for Mr. Beagle & Mr. Bear to head to their canine time share!
Tails wagging, the two of them climbed in the car, fighting over who gets the front seat.
Thank goodness our wonderful neighbor, Christy, takes Miss Kitty. I hear Kitty even has her own room at her house! ...
... they are. More tandas with Jose,Venezuelan dancer with whom I laugh so much I cry.We sit next to each other and talk rubbish..:-) but get on like house on fire.And,he is a dancer!Who likes to smell my hair:-) Bulgarian teacher who shows me that tango is nit just cryyouheartout dance.He have a bit of a drama in him and we laugh from start till the end,singing in my yearand singing Czech lullabies he learnt from his grandfather..He is one of the best dancers I danced with.Memorable ...
... at once!))
d) intend to stop in at least 1 Route 66 museum
e) and intend to score at least 100 points in the "Big Money Rally" by photographing my bike in front of various courthouses and landmarks (which will get me off the interstate to see things I might otherwise pass by, really)
Ginger has been dehydrating snacks for me to carry along the way so I don't have to stop so often and can avoid all the fast-food! She makes a mean granola bar ...
... dolphin show.
After the aquarium closed I went to Restaurant Eugene for dinner. It's one of two Atlanta restaurants on the 101 Best Restaurants in America list compiled by The Daily Meal web site, coming in at number 66.
I got the five-course vegetarian tasting menu plus the optional farm egg course. I had a pleasant meal. After dinner I headed back to my friend's house for the night.
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Atlanta / Marietta Hotel & Conference Center
No problems here
Booked this hotel through Hotwire, and after reading the reviews here I was worried, but there was really nothing wrong with the hotel. The room and bathroom were a normal size for a hotel, and everything was clean and functional. The staff was polite, and I had no wait to check in or out.
Only complaints were the location of the elevators (which another reviewer mentioned) and that sound does carry from the hallway - but that's no worse than anywhere else I've stayed.
The hotel is in Marietta, not Atlanta, so yes - you will have to drive a bit to go places. However, it's not far from the highway, so this really isn't a problem. If you don't want to drive, stay in Atlanta proper, or near a Marta station.
Maybe my expectations were extremely low after reading all the previous reviews, but this was not a terrible hotel property. If you were expecting 4 STAR (not diamond) treatment you would have been disappointed. However, for the price of less than $100 a night it was comperable to a stay at a Hampton Inn (which was actually more than $100 in this area). My children and I stayed at this hotel in order to take some day trips around Atlanta to Stone Mountain and Six Flags. We set out after 9 am each day and as the hotel is not far from I - 75 and the beltway, it was an easy trip to both locations, taking about 25 min. to each place. We even took an alternate route back from Six Flags (N on beltway, to 41 N and then the 120 loop) around 5:15 pm and had decent traffic. The pool at the hotel was large, and as most guests are conference attendees, we had it to ourselves most of the time in the late afternoons and early evenings. The size of the room was a standard one. Expected a bathroom size found on cruise ships after reading reviews, but it was certainly functional. Housekeeping did a great job keeping everything stocked each day, from toiletries to coffee and sweetners. The golf course view was beautiful and by 7:00 am crews were out grooming the sand and course. I don't play so can't comment on the course itself. Guest traffic at the hotel was minimal, we did not feel crowded at all. Room service is available 24 hours, the food was very good and reasonably priced w/childrens menu available. The staff was helpful and friendly and we had no problems checking in or out. Express checkout was also available. I will warn you that it is easy to hear the guest traffic in hallways and in the rooms next door! If you are looking to be pampered and waited on hand and foot, this is not the place. But, if you are looking for a nice hotel to come back to at the end of the day, away from the pace of downtown Atlanta and w/a little bit of Southern ambiance, this is a reasonable place to stay.
I had the pleasure of staying at this Hotel on the weekend of 6/25/05 and after reading the previous posts I was a little nervous. What a pleasant surprise this place was. First of all it's not a four star hotel it's a AAA four DIAMOND hotel. Big difference! The rooms were typical Hotel rooms, average size both the room and the bathroom. They were clean and the housekeeping staff were always busy around the Hotel cleaning. The golf course here was not overly difficult but a lot of fun. If you come as a single as I did they got you right out. The starter that worked the weekend I was there was a real professional. Our room overlooked the course and had great views. Yes, the lobby is opulent and the restaurant food was very good. The pub was buzzing at night (there were two weddings going on while we were there.) What impressed me most was the staff at the front desk. We were looking for a good Italian restaurant on Saturday night ( around 10 PM) and the young lady at the front desk whose name I am sorry I didn't get, made a call to a local reaturant, (Grazzi's) and told them they would like to send some guests over, when we got there the staff was expecting us and extremely friendly, (the food was great too.) The Veranda out back overlooking the golf course was wonderful, my only complaint there would be that it loses a little of it's serenity with the piped in jazz music heard overhead. You are overlooking a golf course so it really lent itself to being a place for some quiet time. But that's it! That's my only complaint with the Marietta conference center. The entire Staff was great! I know this is just my opinion but I can't imagine any one being as dissapointed as some of these posts.
Out of the way, but nice
This is a nice four star resort. It is not near anything however. If you want to see Atlanta, I'd suggest staying somewhere else. Plus there are too many extra costs. Wireless/wired access costs 9.95 extra per day.
Due to the location and extra costs, I'll probably stay somewhere else next time.
This was one of two lodging facilities where I rented rooms for a large family wedding party. Figured I would treat my older family relations to a stay here. What a disappointment! This is in no way a four star facility. The lobby is impressive, but thats it. The pub is expensive, and the dining room is just average. Be aware, the rooms are very tiny and badly in need of routine maintenance. The carpets were dirty and smelled. The bathrooms are so small that you can hardly turn around without bumping into something. I saw rats in the stairwells, probably because the food staff leaves dirty trays with food in the stairwells for a day or more. The beds are lumpy, and the air conditioning emitted a foul odor. The facility was rushed to completion for the 1996 Olympics, thus you can see where many short cuts were taken during construction, such as poorly planned room floor plans and elevators on only one end of the building. The locks on the room doors did not function properly, and we had to constantly get new key cards from the front desk. The staff constantly has their hands out for tips. The toilet in our room backed up several times, and I think the guy expected to be tipped each time it backed up. The ice machines did not work and were never repaired the entire length of our stay. This is not in any way a four star hotel, maybe one star, but I doubt that too.
While the outside of the hotel is nice (however, no valet service offered) and the lobby is attractive as well, it's the rooms that are quite the disappointment when expecting a 4-diamond hotel as it's prominently promoted. There is NO WAY this hotel deserves a 4-diamond rating!
Cannot understand how this hotel gets four stars. The Days Inn down the street has bigger, better quality rooms. We booked a large block of rooms to stay here for our daughter's wedding....pre-ordered gift baskete were not delivered at all, rates were incorrect and desk staff argued with the guests. Despite the beautiful architecture and well appointed lobby, the staff did not seem interested in hospitality. Rooms were so-so, ok size, but yucky threadbare, stained linens. Dining room open sketchy hours, inconsistent from day to day. Wait staff almost hostile. Would not recommend at the prices charged - go to the Days Inn unless you need a big lobby and restaurants. The hotel is owned by the City of Marietta, which may be why it is not well maintained nor staffed with hospitality pros.
Very Average Rooms
For the Marietta Conference Center to have acheived a four star rating from AAA is quite suprising. The lobby was above average and quite stunning. However, the room was very small and furnished just like a Hampton inn. The beds and linens were very average. There was not a mini-bar or robes as their advertisements listed. The bathroom was also very small and did not have a fan. We would not stay there again.
Great Place to Stay
The accomodations and facilites here are superb. Even though there were conferences and events going on while I was there, I didn't feel like I was being overwhelmed by people. My only complaint was that, when I asked for a non-smoking room, the room I was given smelled like a cigarette. Went back down to the front desk, was given another room without any hassle. If I am in the area again, I will definitely stay here.
Loved the Marietta Resort and Conference Center
This resort is a charming well run hotel with all the amenities., including a wonderful l8 hole golf course right out it's back entrance and veranda. It has the charm of the old south with all the modern coveniences. Marietta itself is a charming city - almost an oasis within minutes of bustling Atlanta. I could have stayed there a several weeks and feel like was visiting in my best friends home. The staff was terrific!!!! I would recommend this hotelto anyone and the food was delicious in a lovely apppointed dining room