Though it’s difficult to tell today, Atlanta initially rose to prominence during the 1800s as a railroad hub. The majority of the city’s rich rail history has been paved over or torn down; however, it remains a major destination on Amtrak’s Crescent line. Tourists visiting Atlanta by train have a choice of hotels near the Amtrak station that offer accommodations for every taste and budget as well as convenient access to must-see attractions.
The Artmore Hotel
The Artmore Hotel is an artistic-themed refuge within one mile of the Amtrak station and steps away from the Arts Center MARTA subway station. Art lovers have a range of options near the hotel, including the Center for Puppetry Arts, Center Stage Theatre and Woodruff Arts Center, home of the High Museum of Art, the Alliance Theatre and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The restaurants and nightlife of Midtown are nearby, but far enough away to ensure a peaceful rest. The hotel’s early 20th century, Mediterranean architecture offers a contrast to the modern office- and condo- buildings in its neighborhood. Guest accommodations consist of two-room suites with contemporary furnishings, iPod docks and rain shower heads. Hotel facilities are highlighted by Studio Lounge, a fashionable cocktail bar with an outdoor fireplace and fountain.
Hotel Palomar Atlanta Midtown
The Hotel Palomar Atlanta Midtown is a trendy boutique property within two miles of the Amtrak station. The hotel is within walking distance of Georgia Tech University, the Midtown MARTA subway station; retail, restaurants and nightlife on Peachtree Street; Federal Reserve Bank Atlanta and Piedmont Park, a sprawling green space with exercise trails and a resort-style pool. Accommodations range from modern, city-view guest rooms with iHome docks to spacious suites with Jacuzzi tubs. Amenities include in-room spa services, an open-air rooftop bar and Pacci Ristorante, a gourmet Italian eatery that serves up mussels, sweet potato ravioli and dry-aged steaks. Pets stay for free and without size or weight restrictions.
Super 8 Atlanta Midtown
The Super 8 Atlanta Midtown is a budget hotel in the city’s art district. The property is within several blocks of the Amtrak station, the Savannah College of Art and Design and Ansley Park Playhouse. The Atlantic Station entertainment district is also nearby, offering an outdoor mall, restaurants, bars, cinemas, a children's train and seasonal festivals. Hotel accommodations consist of standard guest rooms with microwaves and mini fridges. Complimentary hotel amenities include breakfast buffet, high-speed Internet access and outdoor parking.
Twelve Atlantic Station
A member of the Preferred Boutique Hotels of the World, Twelve Atlantic Station is a mixed-use hotel and condo building within two miles of Amtrak. The hotel is adjacent to Atlantic Station and Millennium Gate museum and within minutes of the Georgia Dome. Accommodations consist of condo-style, one- and two-bedroom guest suites with skyline views, convertible sofas, fully-equipped kitchens and stainless steel appliances. Suites also feature the GHOST system device that is used to order room service, browse the Internet and search the hotel’s directory. Amenities include an outdoor pool and Lobby Restaurant, which offers an extensive wine list, steaks and seafood.
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