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Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:44 am

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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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:30 am

Are you looking for budget or more of a luxury place?
 
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:58 pm



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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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:38 pm



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.
 
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:42 pm

I like midtown the best. There are alot of nice trendy bars, restaurants, and boutiques. There are alot less beggers than downtown as well.
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:50 pm

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.
 
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:55 pm

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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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:59 pm



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.

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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:26 am

There is only one place to stay in Charleston.

Charleston Place
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:11 am



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)...
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:08 pm



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?
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:20 pm



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.
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:35 pm



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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.
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:54 am



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.
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:25 am

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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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:40 am



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.)
 
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:44 am



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.
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:46 am



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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.

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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:03 am



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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.

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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:10 am



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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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:15 am



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

The number of homosexuals running around.
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:24 am



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......

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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:47 am



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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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:50 am

The Ritz Buckhead is the place to stay. The Hyatt has a nice lobby but rooms are nothing special.
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:25 pm



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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.

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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:51 pm



Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 24):
When was the last time you stayed at the Peachtree Plaza?

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? Then again, compared to the 3 Buckhead hotels I mentioned the difference is night and day.
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:32 pm



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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? Then again, compared to the 3 Buckhead hotels I mentioned the difference is night and day.

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  Sad

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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:02 am



Quoting Pope (Reply 23):
The Ritz Buckhead is the place to stay. The Hyatt has a nice lobby but rooms are nothing special.

How is the Ritz in downtown?
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RE: Hotel Advice In Atlanta And Charleston

Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:34 am

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). I have put people up in all of those places and they were happy. I have stayed at the Georgian Terrace and the Hotel Indigo myself (the Indigo was where I spent my wedding night!)  cloudnine 

Other options in ATL:

* If you really want to spend money, the Four Seasons (in Midtown).
* If you want to be on the edge of Centennial Park (Downtown), the Embassy Suites or the Omni (which is adjacent to CNN Center.)

For Charleston I recommend:

* the HarbourView Inn. I have not personally stayed there but we put up a friend there as a wedding gift and they loved it. They will serve breakfast on the roof if you want it.
* Charleston Place. I've had friends who have stayed there and liked it.
* I have stayed at the 1837 Bed and Breakfast. It was nice, not luxurious but decent, and the breakfast was really good. The woman that owns it is a little bossy though, but other than breakfast you don't see her.
* I have been to Charleston 3 other times but stayed very far from the downtown (cute) area, so not worth mentioning those. I would not stay in Mt. Pleasant though.

If any of these don't work out I can provide more.

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