#1 in Atlanta???? Puhleeze! A review of Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
First, let me state that there is nothing wrong with this hotel. I had a club floor room that was pleasantly decorated, well cared for and the staff could not be nicer. My objection is to the #1 ranking of this property. It is nowhere near anything of interest in Atlanta, 7 miles from the good restaurants in Buckhead and in the middle of an office park (which is why I stayed here rather than at the Ritz Carleton in Buckhead which is far superior in every way to the Waverly). Caveat Emptor: The Galleria in the address has no relation to the Gallerias in Houston or Dallas--this one is a desultory space attached to the hotel full of Vegas Art galleries and gaudy clothing stores as well as fast food restaurants and depressingly emptry stores. Across the road is the Cumberland Mall-- a truly B destination mall where Sears and JC Penney profide the class. This hotel is a convention property and while there is nothing wrong with it, it defies the imagination that this is the best hotel in all of Atlanta. I think the W, the Ritzes ==even the Hyatts== are preferable.
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