Marriott offers a brand of cost-effective motels under the name Courtyard, focusing a good deal of its services and amenities toward business travelers. In particular, Georgia features Courtyard motels in several of its major metropolitan areas, such as Atlanta and Savannah, where a large concentration of corporations and businesses are headquartered. Additionally, these motels provide convenient access to local points of interest for those who also want to enjoy some leisure time around "The Peach State."
Courtyard Atlanta Airport North/Virginia Avenue
The Courtyard Atlanta Airport North/Virginia Avenue is close to area attractions like the World of Coca-Cola Museum, Centennial Olympic Park and Historic Virginia Highland, which is home to many vintage shops, galleries and eateries. In addition, guests can make use of a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, while on-site car parking is free for short-term guests. Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool with towel service and a fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights; the College Park Golf Course is less than five miles away. Corporate guests have access to three meeting rooms with more than 1,500 square feet of space and a full-service business center. The motel's Courtyard Cafe serves breakfast daily, and nearby restaurants include Champions and Ruby Tuesday. Rooms feature extra-plush bedding with choice of down or foam pillows and a generous work area with dual-line data ports and voice mail capability.
Courtyard Athens Downtown
The Courtyard Athens Downtown offers easy access to local points of interest like the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Green Hills Country Club and the Georgia Museum of Art. Culinary adventurers also are close to Athens Food Tours, which allows them to survey some of the city's finest cuisines. The motel property was expressly designed with business travelers in mind, with copy, fax and messenger services at the front desk, a conference room with 75-person capacity, and free high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the property. Valet dry cleaning, free newspapers and an outdoor swimming pool also are available. A freshly prepared breakfast buffet with hot and cold items is offered each morning, while nearby pubs like Whiskey Dick's and the Copper Creek Brewing Company serve as a great way to unwind. Each of the 84 rooms feature one king or two double beds, lazy chair with ottoman and cable TV with HBO.
The Courtyard Albany is located off Highway 82 near businesses like Procter & Gamble, MillerCoors and Mars Snackfood, as well as attractions such as the Chehaw Wild Animal Park and Albany Civil Rights Museum. Amenities include ample outdoor parking, express checkout, coin laundry, Jacuzzi and safety deposit boxes at the front desk. Active guests can do laps in the pool, and biking and hiking trails, tennis courts and a bowling alley are less than two miles away. Executives can utilize two meeting rooms with more than 1,000 square feet of space in addition to an unstaffed business center and various secretarial services. A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning, and a Longhorn Steakhouse is down the street. Spacious guest rooms feature a king and sofa bed or two queen beds along with an ergonomic work desk and chair.
Courtyard Savannah Midtown
The Courtyard Savannah Midtown is a smoke-free property that's near top attractions like Tybee Island and the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the historic district, featuring fine dining and numerous boutique shops. Guests can enjoy a state-of-the-art exercise facility, seasonal outdoor pool, whirlpool, vending machines and coffee in the lobby. Business travelers have access to two meeting rooms, printers, beverage service and audio-visual equipment. Dining options include the on-site Courtyard Cafe or nearby eateries like Elizabeth on 37th and Pearl's Saltwater Grill. A total of 132 guest rooms are spread over three floors, each featuring 37-inch HD flat-screen TVs with premium movie channels, climate controls and mini-fridges with bottled water. Families should inquire about the "Nickelodeon Your Stay" package, which includes a Nickelodeon bag with sunglasses, a Build-Your-Own SpongeBob and a splash ball.
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