Trip Start Mar 03, 2005
80Trip End Apr 08, 2006
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Where I stayed
People often say "It feels like stepping back in time" to describe a place, but I've never found those words more applicable to a place than to the lobby of The Atlanta. The style is 1950's art deco, and instantly you know why people are talking about it. A giant stairway winds its way up behind reception, whilst in the foreground is a circular sofa, with two cats sleeping on it. To the left of the lobby is a writers room, and to the right a small restaurant, which again feels like something straight out of a James Dean film.
This is cheap accommodation at its very best. A quiet location, swimming pool, spacious rooms, hot water, aircon, an extensive vegetarian menu in the restaurant and a zero tolerance policy barring sex tourists and other trouble makers makes it easily the most charming hotel I've ever stayed in. Ironically, it's in the centre of the city I find least appealing of all those I've seen!