Great hotel... just don't order the breakfast A review of Omni Hotel at CNN Center
stayed at the Omni CNN center in July, 2004. My room was on a high floor at the North Tower (there are two - North and South). The view was great as it overlooked Centennial park and most of the downtown skyline. The rooms are spacious and the bathroom is big enough for wheelchair access. If you're not driving, the hotel is just a few minutes by foot from the nearest MARTA rail system (that said, I don't know how well you can access the city via a rail-system considering Atlanta's mainly a "driving" kind of town). The Philips sports arena, as well as CNN's headquarters are literally connected to the hotel. Heavy Turner Broadcasting systems presence to the Omni CNN Center (just as the name indicates), but funnily enough, the hotel tv system doesn't show all the Turner networks... namely my fave - Turner Classic Movies. This, along with the parking attendants not being able to locate my rental car (as I rush to catch a flight) makes me want to think twice before booking the hotel again on future visits to Atlanta. Evidently sometimes the parking attendants don't know whether the cars are parked in the North tower garage or the South. Oh, btw, there is no self-parking in the hotel, and valet is 20 bucks/day (excluding tips). Being located in downtown Atlanta, I guess it's a safer way to handle parking, however. Apparently there is a food court in the hotel a lot of people like, but my tight schedule didn't allow me the pleasure of sampling their service... I just hope it's not as bad as the room-service breakfast I ordered.
conclusion - nice hotel. But give yourself extra time on the departure in case they can't find your car, and think twice before you order breakfast in-room.
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