Many travelers visiting the Atlanta metropolitan area want the best value for their money when selecting accommodations, particularly if they are operating on a budget. Fortunately, the city is replete with numerous hotels that serve complimentary continental breakfasts as part of the room rate, which can reduce overall meal costs. In addition, most of these properties are part of big name national chains that offer a sense of comfort and familiarity as well as access to Atlanta-area attractions.
Wingate by Wyndham Atlanta/Buckhead
The Wingate by Wyndham Atlanta/Buckhead hotel is situated near numerous points of interest, including Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center and the Lenox Square Mall. Guests can enjoy a full-service lobby bar, state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and valet laundry service. An airport shuttle is available for a small charge, although limousine service is complimentary within a three-mile radius. Executive travelers also have access to a business center open 24/7, wireless Internet connection, copy and fax services and several different meeting spaces. In addition to the breakfast bar with omelet station and waffle maker, a manager's reception with light snacks and beverages is held in the evenings. Lunch and dinner spots such as the Buchkead Diner and Horseradish Grill are also nearby. Each of the 101 oversized guest rooms features a two-line speaker-phone with voice mail capabilities, HBO, On-Demand movies, Nintendo games and a free USA Today newspaper. Eighteen suites are available as well.
Hyatt Place Atlanta/Downtown
The Hyatt Place Atlanta/Downtown is nestled in the heart of the city just nine miles from the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and a stone's throw from local attractions such as the Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia Aquarium. The 100 percent smoke-free property offers gated parking for a daily charge as well as Wi-Fi access in all public and private areas, self-service check-in and check-out kiosks, and an "e-room" with computers and printers. A hotel shuttle provides free local transportation, and the on-site fitness facility, featuring Life Fitness® cardio equipment, is open 24 hours a day. The free breakfast buffet includes smoked bacon and cinnamon French toast, and other hotel meal options range from a bakery cafe with grab-n-go sandwiches to a small bistro with all-day entrees to a series of Robert Mondavi wines created especially for Hyatt. Spacious guest rooms each feature plush signature king or double beds, mini-fridges, corner sofa sleepers and 42-inch flat-panel HDTVs.
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Atlanta Downtown South at Turner Field
The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson is located directly across the street from Turner Field and within earshot of other attractions such as the World of Coca-Cola and High Museum of Art. The first thing guests see when they enter the hotel is a warm, inviting lobby lounge with a wood-burning fireplace. A seasonal outdoor pool features a sundeck with lounge chairs and umbrella-covered tables. Other property amenities include truck and bus parking; a guest laundry facility; and a fitness center with treadmills, stair-climbers and stationary bikes. Business travelers can also make use of theater-style meeting space with 50-person capacity and audiovisual equipment rental. A free deluxe continental breakfast is served in the mornings with both hot and cold items, and the Bullpen Grill next door is open for lunch and dinner. Guests can choose between standard rooms, studios and one-bedroom suites, the latter of which feature comfortable living areas and kitchenettes.
Microtel Inn and Suites Atlanta/Buckhead Area
The AAA-approved, two-diamond Microtel Inn and Suites sits just off Interstate 85 close to Buckhead area visitor destinations such as the Georgia Dome, Martin Luther King Memorial and Chastain Park Amphitheater. The wheelchair-accessible property offers guests free newspapers in the lobby, ample outdoor parking, vending machines and a safe at the front desk. A large meeting room, modems and copy and fax services are offered to business travelers. Guests can indulge in a complimentary light breakfast served everyday just off the lobby, and restaurants such as Zuffy's Place and the Atlanta Diner are within walking distance. Both smoking and nonsmoking rooms are available, each containing a 27-inch cable TV with HBO and ESPN, microwave and fridge. Suites with galley kitchens are available, and some rooms also have irons. Pets are welcome to stay for a one-time upfront charge. Additionally, discounted rates are offered to AAA members, government travelers, seniors and AARP cardholders.
- Wingate by Wyndham Atlanta/Buckhead: Home/Contact
- Hyatt Place Atlanta/Downtown: Maps/Directions
- Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Atlanta Downtown South at Turner Field: Maps & Directions
- Microtel Inn and Suites Atlanta/Buckhead Area: Home/Contact
- Atlanta Convention and Visitor's Bureau
- City of Atlanta Online: Attractions
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