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Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston  
User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Anyone have any nice hotel suggestions in Atlanta and Charleston? I'm doing the touristy stuff so i'm looking for places close to the main attractions...I've heard Charleston is absolutely beautiful, so I'm looking forward to travelling there!

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User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

Are you looking for budget or more of a luxury place?

User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1701 times:



Quoting 767Lover (Reply 1):
Are you looking for budget or more of a luxury place?

Knowing that will help us give you the perfect advice. Without knowing too much about Atlanta, I think Buckhead is a nice area to stay. There's a nice Westin there.



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User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1690 times:



Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 2):
Without knowing too much about Atlanta, I think Buckhead is a nice area to stay. There's a nice Westin there.

The problem with a tourist staying in Buckhead is that it isn't close to too many touristy things. I would stay along the Midtown/Downtown corridor. Hotel Indigo or The Georgian Terrace will put you near things to see and close to Marta. (Hotel Indigo has very, very small bathrooms though, if that is bothersome to you.) There's also a nice Sheraton at Colony Square which is across from the Marta line as well.


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

I like midtown the best. There are alot of nice trendy bars, restaurants, and boutiques. There are alot less beggers than downtown as well.

User currently offlineFtrguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

Any name brand hotel in Downtown Charleston will be nice. There are also a lot of little (and pricy) local hotels that are very nice with a great location (ie Market Pavillion, Charleston Place, Harbor View Inn) Just depends on how much $$$ you are willing to spend.

User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4694 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

Atlanta - avoid downtown. There are alot of nice hotels in Buckhead near lenox mall that are centrally located and also walkable to MARTA. Much safer too.


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User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1679 times:



Quoting RJpieces (Thread starter):
Anyone have any nice hotel suggestions in Atlanta and Charleston? I'm doing the touristy stuff so i'm looking for places close to the main attractions...I've heard Charleston is absolutely beautiful, so I'm looking forward to travelling there!

Atl:
The Westin near 400 and 285 is nice. I think its address is 3 Concourse parkway, Atlanta Georgia. Its connected to a very nice health club, I wonder if they have some sort of deal where Guests can use the facilities.

Charleston:

I just got back and stayed at the Hampton Inn in Mount Pleasant (Daniel Island exit from 526). They Area is very nice.

PIA777



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

There is only one place to stay in Charleston.

Charleston Place



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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1655 times:



Quoting 767Lover (Reply 1):
Are you looking for budget or more of a luxury place?

I'm looking to stay at hotels in the nicest areas of town (i.e. near the touristy gorgeous part of Charleston that everyone tells me about)...


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1630 times:



Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 2):
Without knowing too much about Atlanta, I think Buckhead is a nice area to stay.

I have heard this as well...Though I see some have posted here about midtown...What are the main differences between Buckhead and Midtown?

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 6):
There are alot of nice hotels in Buckhead near lenox mall that are centrally located and also walkable to MARTA

Any particular ones stand out?

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 8):
Charleston Place

What is so special about this one? The photo looks nice...Is it centrally located?


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1628 times:



Quoting RJpieces (Reply 10):
Though I see some have posted here about midtown...What are the main differences between Buckhead and Midtown?

Midtown is just south of Buckhead. I may be wrong, but I believe that Buckhead is about 10-15 miles from downtown, which is a little too far for my tastes.


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1623 times:



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Atlanta - avoid downtown. There are alot of nice hotels in Buckhead near lenox mall that are centrally located and also walkable to MARTA. Much safer too.

Why avoid downtown Atlanta? Downtown Atlanta is very clean and for the most part safe. I have walked around downtown Atlanta at 3:00 AM and have never had a problem. What is dangerous about downtown? Their is also several MARTA stations walkable from downtown hotels. Lenox Mall is large but overrated. I have been to several better malls throughout the nation.

I usually stay at the Westin Peachtree Plaza downtown. It is the 2nd tallest hotel in the U.S. (The Marriott Ren-Cen in Detroit is the tallest)



The Marriott Marquis is also very nice



The Hyatt Regency aint bad either.



These 3 great hotels are located in the Peachtree Center Area downtown easily walkable to Marta.
-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1613 times:



Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 12):

Why avoid downtown Atlanta? Downtown Atlanta is very clean and for the most part safe. I have walked around downtown Atlanta at 3:00 AM and have never had a problem

Beggars. I was walking around at 3AM as well and even then I was approached by 5-6 beggars. One walked with me for half a mile telling me I was an asshole for laughing at him when he told me that he was starving.  Wow! (The guy weighed about 250 and had plenty of reserves)

I stayed at the Marriott downtown and would be approached anytime of the day or night. It was annoying. There was a gas station across from the hotel. One night I bought 2 six packs. One was for me and one was to hand out to the beggars on the way to the hotel so they would leave me alone.

Granted, I was there for a very large convention, so maybe they were out in force. I did notice that midtown had alot less.


User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

I recently stayed at the Intercontinental in Buckhead. A very nice place overall. It may be a bit pricey, though. It is less than 5 minutes from the MARTA station.


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User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1608 times:



Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 13):
Beggars. I was walking around at 3AM as well and even then I was approached by 5-6 beggars.

When was this? Panhandling laws were passed a year or two ago designed to prohibit that sort of thing.

I stayed at the Hyatt once and the room was one of the crappiest rooms I've ever stayed in. This was about 4 years ago, so maybe they've remodeled since then.

I am too tired now but will present some additional options tomorrow (in addition to the ones I posted above.)


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1607 times:



Quoting 767Lover (Reply 15):

When was this? Panhandling laws were passed a year or two ago designed to prohibit that sort of thing.

During the NBAA convention in September.


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1607 times:



Quote:
Beggars. I was walking around at 3AM as well and even then I was approached by 5-6 beggars. One walked with me for half a mile telling me I was an asshole for laughing at him when he told me that he was starving. (The guy weighed about 250 and had plenty of reserves)

I stayed at the Marriott downtown and would be approached anytime of the day or night. It was annoying. There was a gas station across from the hotel. One night I bought 2 six packs. One was for me and one was to hand out to the beggars on the way to the hotel so they would leave me alone.

Granted, I was there for a very large convention, so maybe they were out in force. I did notice that midtown had alot less.

Most beggars are harmless and just annoying. I never give them anything as they are lazy scum. The City of Atlanta has put a panhandling ban into effect near downtown hotels and tourist sites however I do not know how well it is enforced. Atlanta has its problem with beggars just as much as any other city. Just ignore them and you would have no problem. IMO from all large cities I have visited, it seemed like Nashville had the most beggars downtown.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1604 times:



Quote:
I stayed at the Hyatt once and the room was one of the crappiest rooms I've ever stayed in. This was about 4 years ago, so maybe they've remodeled since then.

Ya, The rooms were pretty crappy and bland a few years ago. However they have remodeled recently and are much better.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1602 times:



Quoting RJpieces (Thread starter):
Anyone have any nice hotel suggestions in Atlanta and Charleston?

Pricerange?

See your PM.

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 13):
I stayed at the Marriott downtown and would be approached anytime of the day or night. It was annoying. There was a gas station across from the hotel.

THere's a gas station across from the downtown Marriott?! Dude...when was this? The nearest gas station is about 4 blocks away and it's headed into a slightly rougher section of town.



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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1602 times:



Quoting RJpieces (Reply 10):
What are the main differences between Buckhead and Midtown?

The number of homosexuals running around.


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1600 times:



Quote:
THere's a gas station across from the downtown Marriott?! Dude...when was this? The nearest gas station is about 4 blocks away and it's headed into a slightly rougher section of town.

Thats what I was thinking......

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineBigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 319 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1595 times:



Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 12):
I usually stay at the Westin Peachtree Plaza downtown. It is the 2nd tallest hotel in the U.S. (The Marriott Ren-Cen in Detroit is the tallest)

Do NOT stay at the Westin Peachtree Plaza downtown. It is an old and rundown place. Sure the views are nice and the restaurant and elevator ride to the top are cool, but the rooms are old and rundown and the bathroom tiny and gross.

On the other hand, the Westin, Intercontinental, and the Hyatt in Buckhead (Buckhead is a newer/upscale area and IMO nicer) are all great hotels (they're actually in walking distance from each other). I would chose any 3 of them in Buckhead.



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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

The Ritz Buckhead is the place to stay. The Hyatt has a nice lobby but rooms are nothing special.

User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1574 times:



Quote:
Do NOT stay at the Westin Peachtree Plaza downtown. It is an old and rundown place. Sure the views are nice and the restaurant and elevator ride to the top are cool, but the rooms are old and rundown and the bathroom tiny and gross.

When was the last time you stayed at the Peachtree Plaza? I have stayed at it over the years and have never found it to be rundown or gross. The rooms are very clean and attractive and the floor to ceiling windows are great.

-Delta767300ER


25 BigMac : Stayed there beginning March 2007. Unless they haven't renovated the rooms after March '07 I would not stay there. Maybe my standards are too high? T
26 Post contains images Delta767300ER : Hmmm, Interesting. I will do some research and get back to you regarding renovations. Its a shame that the hotel has fallen in the last few years -De
27 RJpieces : How is the Ritz in downtown?
28 Post contains images 767Lover : RJ, For ATL, I stand by the recommendations I made in the earlier posting of this thread (Georgian Terrace, Hotel Indigo and Sheraton Colony Square).
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