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Hampton Inn Atlanta-Georgia Tech-Downtown in Atlanta, GA

Hampton Inn Atlanta-Georgia Tech-Downtown in Atlanta, GA

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Welcome to Hampton Inn Atlanta-Georgia Tech-Downtown, conveniently situated between the Coca-Cola Company headquarters and Georgia Institute of Technology. Our hotel is within one mile of all Georgia Tech sports venues. Bobby Dodd Stadium, home of GA Tech football, is across the street. Take our free shuttle to Southern Company, Wells Fargo, The Georgia Department of Transportation, Ernst and Young, Turner Broadcasting, AT&T, the Georgia World Congress Center and other destinations within a two-mile radius. Walk to attractions in Atlanta's Luckie Marietta District. Discover the World of Coca-Cola through artifacts, memorabilia and beverage tastings. Stroll through Centennial Olympic Park. Marvel at the sea life showcased in the Georgia Aquarium or take an Inside CNN Studio Tour at the CNN Center. Visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Center to view exhibits about King's life and tour his childhood home. The High Museum of Art, Turner Field, the Georgia Dome and Philips Arena are also locate

History

Established in 2007.

Hampton Inn Atlanta Georgia Tech/Downtown opened July 3, 2007 after a $2.5 million dollar renovation.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.58

Address: 244 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313

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    Comments (19):

    1. Tiffani M.
    Hands down the best travel related customer service experience I've ever encountered and I travel every week. I had just flown red eye and arrived early in the morning. I decided to head to hotel first to drop of my bags. I figured I wouldn't be able to check in until later. I took a cab from the airport. When I arrived, the taxi driver tried to tell me the payment I had provided at the airport was invalid and that I would have to pay again. I only had to argue for a minute before the valet had grabbed my bags, told me to follow him inside and that the police had been called. He handed the receipt meant for the cabbie to the front desk person who proceeded to check me in. The valet went back to running interference with the driver. I was handed keys within five minutes of walking in and off to enjoy my room for a quick refresh before work. Later the valet let me know the police backed me up and the taxi was sent on its way. Stellar experience. Absolutely stellar. Everyone else on the staff I encountered was exceptional as well. The room was clean and well appointed, all around a good experience.

    10/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. Chet L.
    As others said, typical Hampton Inn. Yes, valet parking only. Warnings from a native to not walk around at night. Yes it sorta adjoins GaTech, but not necessarily close to the section of GaTech you'll want to visit, so check that first. Staff was great. Nothing really 'wowed' me, typical free breakfasts consisting of powdered eggs and yogurts and breads and messy waffle machines that unattended children have wreaked unholy havoc upon. For a 3 star review, I don't mean it to be necessarily negative, but again, overall in comparison to any other Hampton, it was average.

    19/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    3. Will H.
    This hotel is a fairly typical Hampton Inn as to the rooms and the main facility.  The breakfast is of course good with a decent selection (and is free, always nice).  The room was clean and spacious and they had a well stocked "mini-mart" which is always nice since I don't usually have a car when I travel.  In comparing this to other Hampton Inns it comes in at even.

    Two reasons I like this hotel in particular to other Hampton Inns.

    1)  It is on the corner of Georgia Tech's campus, which is beautiful and very inviting to an average runner.  There is a 3.1mi marked trail that winds through the campus following the sidewalks (there is a map next to the "Georgia Tech" sign at the entrance.

    2)  It was an easy walk to the aquarium and centennial park and the CNN atrium and the coke experience and many of the main attractions downtown.  (they do have a shuttle that runs limited times during the day, ask at the desk if you dont want to walk.)

    (one side note:  small parking lot, valet only I believe, but since I didnt have a car, I'm not 100% certain.)

    If you get the chance and it's not a football weekend, check this hotel out if you are looking at staying downtown.

    27/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. Richard F.
    Another satisfied customer, except for the valet parking. The parking garage is right next to the hotel... I can see my car as I walk out the front door... why can't I just park it myself?

    Other than that, clean, comfy beds, decent location, decent rates, good (free!) breaky in the morning, free wi-fi (with an Honors membership), super-nice staff...

    It works!

    10/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    5. A C.
    Stayed six nights on business.

    Pros

    + Good location. As another reviewer mentioned, right next to the Georgia Tech campus which offers a nice safe area to jog/walk. Only a half mile walk straight down the road to Centennial Park, Coke Museum, Georgia Aquarium, CNN, downtown. Also not far from Mid-town.

    + Staff was very courteous and helpful. Received great information on getting to Turner Field by car.

    + Complimentary shuttle.

    + Complimentary breakfast. Fruit, pastries, cereal, variety of hot food depending on the day. Excellent choices.

    + Rooms are very spacious, clean and modern. Bed was very comfortable. Plenty of closet and storage space.

    + Security. You need a room key to operate the elevator at all times, not just after hours. Some may find it annoying to have to break out a room key every time to use the elevator and I know this isn't a fullproof method to keep the bad guys out.  But I found it very nice to have some added peace of mind with an additonal measure of security. Well done.

    Cons

    - Valet parking only. Not a huge con because the daily charge isn't as much as many other big city hotels and the guys at the valet are fast and friendly.

    - Another mild con. If you're tired and want a quick bite to eat, your choices are pretty limited. You only have the Varsity (fast food) and Goodfellas Pizza (pizza, pasta, gyros) as your closest options.

    This is a very professionally run hotel with a lot of value added features (breakfast, shuttle, security) you will not be able to find at other more expensive hotels. The location isn't exactly right smack in the middle of downtown. However, you are close enough and the location offers a nice quiet, safe alternative to being in the city center. Great for work or leisure, this property is definitely recommended.

    28/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    6. Ashley K.
    I stayed at this Hampton Inn for five nights and I had a good experience.

    Most of the staff were helpful when I needed to print, ship or fax something.

    The Hampton Inn breakfasts I've seen are pretty underwhelming. I wouldn't eat most of that food. The apples and oatmeal were about it for me. They have this continental buffet situation, and it's mostly packaged or microwaved food. No thanks.

    I did, however, really enjoy their free chocolate chip cookies and 4 choices of coffee almost the whole day. The coffee wasn't bad either, especially with the Hazelnut flavored cream.

    The room itself was standard fare.

    The valet parking is silly. You cannot park your vehicle at the hotel unless you use it. When I was there (September 2012) the lot was not so packed that a valet seemed necessary. Why does that even exist?

    With its convenience to Tech, I would come here again.

    25/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Glenn G.
    Great place to stay. Friendly staff. Valet parking adds $18 a night to your already heavily taxed room. I waited around for awhile and finally parked the car myself and was told not to do that. I wasn't going to leave the rental in the driveway. It happened on both nights of my stay.

    20/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    8. Eric C.
    So you're probably visiting your friend or dropping off your child at Georgia Tech if you're coming here. Perhaps you're in town to see the aquarium down the road. Whatever your reason, you've just found a great place to stay! I stayed here for 2 nights and I had a great experience. Very small place, but also very cozy. I got to stay on the 6th floor. They have overnight parking and it's valet. You can't really get dropped off here which is a negative, but otherwise it's a great nice clean place. It's within walking distance of the Georgia Tech campus and is just down the road from the aquarium. I'll be back!

    04/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Sue T.
    Small hotel located right across street from Coke headquarters and Georgia Tech. Driveway area is cramped but there is valet parking.  Also the hotel offers a free shuttle for transport within a 2-mile radius.  That doesn't extend to Turner Field so we cabbed it.  Warning - taxis can take a long time to arrive.

    The room was clean, the bed comfortable and the shower hot.  No exhaust fan in the bathroom so the mirror fogged over when I was trying to get ready. There was a refrigerator but no in-room safe.  I tried a couple of browsers and messing around to connect to the in-room WiFi, but once connected the service was great. There was no printer available in the "business area" so I had to go behind the front desk and use theirs to print a boarding pass.  The staff were very helpful in calling taxis, etc.

    The breakfast bar had small omelets with packets of hot sauce, toast sticks, cereal, pastries, yogurt and really good fresh fruit. All in all a solid choice.

    21/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    10. Mike M.
    It's a Hampton with valet only parking at $18 a night. Stay away from the eggs at breakfast and you'll be fine. The staff is very nice, everyone we encountered. The valet guys are terrific even when busy. We didn't tip each time as you'd go broke and since you don't have a choice really but to valet. We tipped at the end.

    25/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    11. Alex L.
    stayed 7 days here on business, rooms nice and clean, staff was very welcoming and friendly; particularly the valet guys. pretty much everything you would expect from a Hampton (bfast, shuttle, etc.)

    only complaint was the mandatory nightly garage parking fee

    15/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    12. KW T.
    Nice hotel and in a great location. Plenty of restaurants and nightlife around. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Rooms are nice and seem to be pretty clean. Service is good, but parking seems a bit sketchy. Solid place to stay and would recommend it for the business traveler or nice family vacation.

    08/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    13. Christina S.
    Pros: clean rooms, super hot showers with excellent water pressure, super friendly staff, free printing from the lobby computers, and shuttle within a 2 mile radius.

    Cons: Everyone uses the shuttle so it is first come,  first serve.  A busy day took me an  hour to go 1.5 miles with the other drop-offs. Another con, the noise! From the street noise to the loud humming of the ice maker in the hallway.

    Complimentary breakfast...meh. You could tell they used a liquid egg mixture and microwaved it to pass it off as  scrambled eggs. Other than that, your typical breakfast with cereal,  oatmeal, waffles, yogurt,  fresh fruit, breads, and pastries.

    25/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    14. Rhonda G.
    My gripes:
    The price did NOT equal the experience.

    The hotel was easy to find - the front door and parking lot were more challenging. There is only one side/rear entrance that is small. Cars were backed up to the street when I arrived (total of 3 cars is all it took) and I had to circle the block to allow time for me to pull into the driveway without blocking traffic. Garage parking (the ONLY parking) is valet only at $18 a day. The large open lot to the other side of the hotel is actually GA Tech campus visitor parking.

    I stayed on the 3rd floor and the traffic noise was horrible. Fortunately I travel with ear buds and a white noise app on my phone for sleeping. It was very annoying while awake though. The curtains didn't block anything out and it overrode the TV volume. Speaking of the TV, the remote control quit working about 10 clicks in. I used my iPad and watched Netflix the rest of the evening since I had already changed for bed and didn't want to dress just to go down to the front desk for batteries.

    The hotel is dated, evidenced by the peeling tub and odor in the hallways. I wanted to take a bath, but the bottom was extremely rough and uncomfortable to even stand and shower on. Also the shower curtain didn't close completely, making it difficult to keep water from getting on the floor.

    My accolades:
    Walking distance to campus buildings since the hotel is right on the perimeter.
    The valet and front desk staff were extremely friendly. They assisted me with delivery options for food.
    The room was clean and well air-conditioned. HOT shower!
    The WiFi worked great and was relatively simple (for someone who is computer savvy to connect. Novices may have some difficulty as it was not intuitive.

    N/A:
    I did not take part in the breakfast since I was going to a career fair on the GA Tech campus that provided breakfast for vendors.

    09/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    15. Virgo M.
    I travel a lot.  Lots of complaints about lame things on here on yelp.  The hotel is perfect for your basic needs and then some. Staff was great, shuttle was great, room was clean and spacious enough.  My only suggestion....it is close to a lot of things but there can be some characters around on the walk to coca cola world.  We shuttled or uber'd everywhere after that.  Shout out to the cutie working valet, he was nice as well.

    12/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    16. Teresa M.
    Pros:We stayed 2 nights while attending college bowl game.  Staff was super friendly and helpful - breakfast bar had variety of choices.  Room was clean and well kept.  Easy walk to Georgia dome or reasonable cab fare ($13.00 one way) Hotel shuttle service was available but didn't use. Maybe alittle pricey but felt we were in a safe area so that justifies it.
    Cons: Slow elevator with only one working. Parking fee for a guy to go twenty feet to get your vehicle. Of course, garage is very tight so maybe its a trust thing!?!?!

    10/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    17. Natalie W.
    First night here the power goes out. Third day here, fire alarm goes off while I'm in shower! 6th floor room. Not as clean as it should be. Torn shower curtain, stained curtains, old tub with sandpaper floor, very low flow toilet..... This place is well worn. However, it is very convenient to GT, Coke headquarters, etc. parking is valet only $18 per day. GT trolly stop right across the street so it's easy to hop on and go where you need for free.

    01/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    18. Elvis S.
    The hotel is very clean and the room that I am in is spacious and comfortable. Plenty of hot water in the tub, small fridge in the room, coffee is decent, but no microwave.

    Upon check in the staff was convinced we were at the wrong location because they didn't know where to look in the system for our group reservation. But they solved the issue quickly and also provided parking for my tour bus close to the front door.

    This location has an exercise room and I believe a pool too. I did not have time to explore however.

    I did have a few issues. 1) some shitty kid in the room above mine running heavy footed all morning. I complained and seemingly the noise stopped for literally five minutes. The front desk should have sent security up.

    2) I needed a lift in the shuttle van. The lazy security guy had excuses as to why he didn't want to run me one mile up the road and back after the front desk promised he would. Über took me. No problems That the security guy lazily complained about were evident.

    If it were not for the seemingly inexperience and sometimes lazy staff members (not all of them but a few who were) I would rate this a 3.5

    At least the rooms were nice. Too bad I can hear the room above me and outside noises too (I'm on the fifth floor) and can hear traffic.

    07/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    19. Brka B.
    Friendly staff (Go Norris!) and convenient location with free shuttle service within 2 miles of the hotel. The lounge and dining area are a little small, and a little upgrade would be nice (especially elevators and the room we stayed in), but overall a good lodging!

    19/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0