Located about an 8-minute drive from Atlanta's city centre and a 5-minute walk from Peachtree Center Metro Station, the Holiday Inn Atlanta Downtown is suitable for travellers who require a centrally located hotel with on-site dining, an outdoor pool and easy access to public transit.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and a desk. Rooms with a microwave and a mini-fridge are also available. Smoking, non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness room, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry, a gift shop and on-site dining at Seasons Bar and Grill, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks daily. Valet-only parking is $20 per night and pets are not permitted.
The Georgia Dome is about a 6-minute drive away, while the Mall at Peachtree Center is 6 minutes away on foot. The Georgia World Congress Center can be found roughly 4 minutes away by car and Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is a 15-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, valet-only parking $20/night, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 28, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
Many lodgers were impressed with the hotel's location, finding it close to downtown, Centennial Park, restaurants, public transit, the Georgia Dome, the Georgia Aquarium, Phillips Arena, Georgia World Congress Center and CNN Center. One patron remarked, "This hotel is near everything!!! We walked to the Aquarium and the Coca Cola Factory within 10 mins. The Olympic park across the street is simply beautiful as is the Ferris Wheel. Even the Waffle House next door is great".
The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by travellers. They were characterized as professional, attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about the area.
Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean and quiet, with efficient air conditioning, comfortable beds and good water pressure. A few guests complained about their lodgings, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms, added costs and noise transfer.
Although several lodgers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, some reviewers criticized their accommodations. They reported small-sized rooms, dated decor, worn furniture and no microwaves or fridges in some rooms.
A few guests were disappointed with the extra costs they incurred during their stay. They found the valet-only parking to be expensive as well as the restaurant food, and felt a free breakfast should have been included in the daily rates.
Noise disturbances were mentioned by a few travellers. They reported street noise, banging doors in the hallways and noise from guests in the pool area at night.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.7 out of 5 with an 83% recommendation rate from 575 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #128 of 192 Atlanta hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 279 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.1 out of 10 from 11 reviews.
The author called the hotel on November 28, 2013 to verify some information.