The Macon Centreplex in northeast Macon features the second-largest entertainment venue in Georgia. The complex includes the Macon Coliseum, an auditorium and a 140,000-square-foot convention center. Downtown Macon offers a few hotels within a mile of the Centreplex which also are close to other attractions, including the Georgia State Fairgrounds and Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Marriott City Center
Connected to the Centreplex, the Marriott City Center enables guests to be in any of the facility's venues within a few minutes' walk. The high-rise hotel offers a spacious modern lobby with a lounge area and a Starbucks coffee shop. Accommodations include standard rooms with luxurious bedding and ergonomic desks, along with suites that have a separate living area and over-sized bathroom with walk-in shower. Vintage Restaurant, located within the hotel, offers regional cuisine and a cocktail lounge.
Ramada Plaza Macon
The Ramada Plaza of Macon features a central location in the Historic District and is only 1/2 mile from the Centreplex. Within walking distance of the hotel are several attractions, including the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Grand Opera House and Hay House Museum. The 16-story hotel offers views of the Ocmulgee River and downtown area from its modern guest rooms, which have over-sized floor plans, pillow-top mattresses and work desks. Off the lobby, guests can access a large fitness room and outdoor swimming pool lined with sun loungers. First Street Cafe and Meritage Sports Bar, located within the property, serve American cuisine, and the Meritage has a full bar.
Riverview Hotel offers low-cost accommodations in the heart of downtown Macon. Just 1/4 mile from the Centreplex, Riverview puts its guests within two blocks of the Tubman African American Museum, the Georgia Children’s Museum and the Ocmulgee River walk. The hotel offers indoor parking, standard rooms with work desks, and a courtesy shuttle throughout the downtown area. A small outdoor picnic area is located just outside the entrance and several local eateries are within a few minutes walk, including the Downtown Grill and Luigi’s Bistro.
Econo Lodge is a block from Interstate 75 and just over a mile from the Macon Centreplex. Restaurants and shops within walking distance include Red Lobster, Ingleside Village Shopping Center and the Back Burner Restaurant. The hotel offers basic accommodations with complimentary breakfast, and suites with in-room two-person Jacuzzi tubs. Pets less then 25 pounds require a $15 nightly fee as of 2010.