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Staying in Atlanta GA for weekend. Need hotel recommendation?

Going to concert with my kid (7 y/o) at Lakewood in July. Needing somewhere close enought to take a cab to and from show safely. I know Lakewood isn't in the best area...... But would like to be able to get into the city easily for touristy stuff as well. I know it'd be better to stay downtown.... but...

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1. mariATL
yeah, I'd say stay somewhere near Centennial Olympic Park, then you also have CNN center, the Aquarium and World of Coke all right there (all super fun, but get in line earlier, we tried to go last weekend, and it was LONG). Don't venture a hotel too far into the center of downtown, it gets kinda 'crazy street people' (mostly harmless, but kinda detract from a nice city scene), also corporate and uninteresting really. Same for the Airport :: decent hotels, but the area is dead and/or thuggish.

There is a new Marta shuttle that will get you to Lakewood for only $1.75, much cheaper than a cab, though you might have to switch lines if you get on at Phillips Arena to go south.

http://www.itsmarta.com/newsroom/press_r...

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