The Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown, a conveniently located suite hotel, is located in the Midtown area of Atlanta near many of the cultural attractions of the city. Within walking distance is the Woodruff Arts Center, comprising Atlanta Symphony Hall, the Alliance Theater and the High Museum of Art. Also nearby are Piedmont Park, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlantic Station, the Fox Theatre, the Ferst Center for the Arts and the Center for Puppetry Arts. The hotel is immediately accessible from the Interstate 75/85 Downtown Connector. MARTA, Atlanta's public transit system, has a train station about one-and-a-half blocks away.
All 254 rooms in the AAA Three Diamond-rated Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown are 550 square feet. Each room has a separate sitting area that can be completely closed off from the bedroom. Sitting areas have a sofa bed, which can sleep two people. Baths have a separate shower and tub. Rooms have a wet bar, mini-refrigerator and generous work area. Two televisions and wired high-speed Internet connections are standard features. Executive suites have a few more complimentary amenities than standard rooms. All rooms have an outdoor balcony and have been renovated recently.
The hotel has a fitness room with free weights and cardiovascular machines equipped with television screens. The fitness center also features an indoor and outdoor pool, which are connected. Dining at the Marriott Suites is provided by Allie's, which offers standard American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast has buffet and a la carte options. In-room service is also available from Allie's.
The Marriott offers many packaged specials, examples of which include:
Four free movie tickets with a summer weekend stay
Two tickets to special exhibitions at the nearly High Museum of Art or the Atlanta Botanical Garden
A shopping package at nearby Atlantic Station, which includes complimentary breakfast and parking and a $25 gift card valid at many of Atlantic Station's shops and restaurants
Two tickets to the New World of Coca-Cola, which is about ten minutes away
The Atlanta Romantic Weekend Getaway, which includes complimentary in-room breakfast and parking and a bottle of champagne
The hotel has 8,000 square feet of meeting space with a total of 11 rooms. The largest single room is 2,250 square feet and accommodates up to 200 people reception-style or 150 banquet-style. The other rooms range from 345 to 1,380 square feet and include an executive boardroom. Wireless and wired Internet access is available in all meeting rooms, and standard audio/visual equipment and full onsite catering are provided by the hotel.
Guests' reviews of the Marriott Suites Midtown on the Internet are very positive. Seventy-seven percent of reviewers on one well-known site give the hotel an "Excellent'' or "Very Good'' rating. The location is a plus, as is the size of the rooms. One recent guest said, "I do not think seasoned business travelers will be disappointed here.'' Another calls it "an excellent value for the price.'' The staff receives compliments for their friendly, helpful attitude. Among the negative comments are the prices for Internet access, valet parking and hotel dining - one guest called it "RIDICULOUS.'' All in all, most visitors seem pleased, given that this is a Three Diamond property. One guest noted, "[The hotel] is cheaper than the [Five Diamond hotel next door] but you get what you pay for.''