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Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center in Atlanta, GA

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center in Atlanta, GA

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Discover a beautiful Atlanta luxury hotel offering sophisticated accommodations including a dramatic 14-story atrium at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Directly connected to the 320,000 square foot Cobb Galleria Convention Centre, this AAA 4-Diamond Smyrna, GA hotel in the Atlanta area is the crown jewel of the Galleria shopping and office complex. Guests can enjoy the exclusive boutique shops of Vinings Jubilee and the Cumberland Mall located across the street, while downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield Jackson International Airport are just a short drive away. Over 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space provide the perfect destination for a variety of corporate gatherings and social events. With superior accommodations, high speed Internet access, and innovative dining options, this Atlanta, Georgia luxury hotel is the preferred destination for business, group, and leisure travelers.

 

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Rating: 3.41

Address: 2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30339
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1. Deb N.
5/2007 update
Forgot how I love their beds and nice bedding.
Elevators can get slow and since they are clustered together, it is a walk if you are the furthest away from them.
Attended a Shag and West Coast Swing dance competition called the Grand Nationals.   usagrandnationals.com
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Here for the Memorial Weekend in May, it was a nice hotel, I would call it a 3.5 star hotel.  The rooms are on the smallish side and the decor was nice, not luxurious.  Was with a dance convention so got a convention rate of $87.  Some nice amenities, the jelly beans at the front desk, but grossed out when people didn't use the spoon and dug in with their hands.  Thought about the movie,  "Along Came Polly' and thought about the bowl of bar nuts and the 'hot zone' zone scene.  So now I am so conscience of the no hand washing thing and communal food items.  They had individually wrapped hard candies in the ladies restroom.  Another nice item is the free container of lemonade in the lobby, would fill my waterbottle with this yummy elixir, sometimes they ran out and used icewater with lemons and limes, still nice.  When you have a car, nearby one of my fave late night haunts....Waffle House and other various eateries.  Also the hotel is attached to a small mall and across the street from a large, upscale mall.  Unfortunately, the walkway bridge was under construction but the hotel would use their shuttle to drive you over and back.
Some downsides of the hotel:
I was on the non smoking floor and could smell smoke in the hallway, thankfully it didn't seep in the room, so used to California and their no smoking laws.
They have 5 elevators and they are so slow.
Since the design of the interior is an atrium set up, the elevators are bunched together and you could walk a ways to get to your room.
Parking was free but I always seem to have found the farthest parking spot.
Women's restrooms near the ballrooms were so warm, anytime of the day or night.

15/07/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Steve R.
If Buckhead is too far, the nicest hotel in the area. Nice size room, great bedding and never had any issues with service. Room service food on  a late night was good.

2 small knocks:
they play background music at night which sometimes gets too loud
all the other high end hotels have switched to flat screen HDTVs but these guys are not there yet

17/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Oren R.
This place has great service, but is a little pricy for the value received. There is a charge for Wi-Fi and wired connections and both are extremely slow when conferences and events are happening at the hotel, even at the club level rooms. This is surprising for a business hotel. The gym is very nice.

30/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. Angel M.
Where or where do I begin?  The online reservation seemed to go just fine.  Received a great "corporate" rate for business travel.  When asked by the reservation desk if I'd like an email confirmation I reluctantly said yes (I'm always cautious giving out my email to corporations for fear of endless spam).  My fears were confirmed today.  I just received an enewsletter from Marriott addressed to the wrong name (more on that later).  When I went to unsubscribe it showed me what I was currently signed up for:
* Marriott Promotions & News / Marriott Rewards Account Update &  
  eNewsletter
* Marriott Hotel Specials
* News and Offers from Our Partners

What the eff!  I NEVER signed up for this.  Is this even legal for them to take it upon themselves to sign me up?  And why is it that it took them less than 15 seconds to enter my email address and sign me up but will now take them 10 days to remove me from their subscription?

Regarding actual reservation, they screwed that up too.  They split my last name into two and made the first syllable of my surname my first name and the 2nd syllable the surname.  Me having the confirmation handy made ZERO difference and I was actually told by the front desk that there was a # missing and nobody registered under that last name.  I  then had to fetch the email and after close inspection realized what they had done to the name.  I asked her to check new last name and BINGO, it was there.  I then asked her to verify conf# so I'd know what to look for in the future and would you believe she read me back the conf# exactly as I had.  Her excuse this time was, "oh the confirmation # didn't match the name you gave", what the eff!!!!!!!  As you can see I'm very emotional about mediocrity.  Needless to say, they've (meaning the entire Marriott chain) have lost 2 customers for life.  

Actual hotel was slightly above average for a chain.  Clean & pleasant but nothing to get excited about.

01/04/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
5. R W.
I travel often for business and always stay at the Waverly when in Atlanta.  No disappointment.  The rooms are clean and fresh.  The staff treats you very well and begins to remember you after regular visits.  The bar staff is very friendly and accommodating.  I'd like to see more "regular food" offerings by the restaurant, but no real complaints here.

29/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Katherine H.
It's hard to figure out what to rate this. We booked a room for 4 people and when we got there were told that we were assigned to a King room. The clerk pointed out that the reservation said "double queen or king", not guaranteed. We were able to get a rollaway delivered shortly after check-in, but still had to find another place for a family member to stay. There's no free Wi-Fi in the room, but there is in the lobby and on some floors you can access it. The indoor pool and spa are nice with a well equipped locker room, but the pool was closed our last day with no explanation. The room wasn't too small and had the basics of TV, coffee pot, and iron. The main bed was comfortable (the sheets slid off the loud plastic mattress on the rollaway). Basically, this hotel is for business people with large travel allowances who are going to a conference. The closest thing to being family friendly is the clothesline in the tub. But, we stayed there for the convenience during an event and recommend it solely for that.

10/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
7. Shanna L.
I typically stay downtown when I'm in Atlanta, but I had meetings in this area so stayed close to our operations office.  I wasn't too pumped about staying at this place, but upon arrival I was pleasantly surprised.  

It's pretty big, an impressive entrance with a nice atrium lobby and a cafe, restaurant and at a bar that seemed lively although I didn't visit it.  The rooms are well-appointed, and of course you know if I gave it 4 stars it has great bath products and soft towels :)

The staff is extremely friendly and accomodating, and the breakfast buffet in the morning was AWESOME! Grits, eggs, bacon, an omelet station, breakfast tacos, you name it.  They even brought an amuse bouche - a fresh strawberry smoothie - "compliments of the chef"

It's near a very consumerist area- not sure if it was a mall or a movie theatre I had the view of from my room, but lots of Cheesecake Factory etc type restaurants within eyesight.  Luckily, I had a local friend, so we went to dinner in nearby Buckhead, which was only about a 20 min drive from the hotel.  

Overall, I was only here for a night, but would definitely stay again.

22/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Darrel M.
Very nice rooms, great location, clean, comfortable.

Staff was not friendly nor helpful during my 3 day stay.  If they got a new staff that was nice and friendly this would be an awesome place to stay given its location and how nice the hotel is overall.

13/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
9. Jenny S.
I have stayed at other hotels in this area, and this one is the clear overall winner. Location is convenient, staff is friendly, rooms are spacious and clean, fitness center is well equipped.  I will comment on the parts of the hotel that I used. Lobby area is large with lots of seating areas. The bar was pretty typical for a hotel bar and also had a fair amount of seating. On a side note, the glassware was unique and we wanted to take it home! Up to the room, thanks to several elevators there was no wait even though it seemed to be a busy night. As previously mentioned, room was clean and spacious and I could look past some of the dated furniture and decor. Bed was comfy, there was a nice tv and a good sized bathroom.  The fitness center was large, lots of nice cardio equipment as well as weight machines.  Also available in the gym, fruit, lemon water, and iced down towels. The only other amenity I used was the cafe, which brews Starbucks coffee and has the typical food items.  I got a great rate on Priceline and this will be my new go-to hotel when in this area.

02/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Monique M.
We stay here regularly for $100 or less on priceline...a very good deal.

Open courtyard style setup like many renaissances, which makes for an airy but noisy environment....that you CAN hear in your room.  Lobby has alot of great and varied seating for meeting up and chatting.   Half-sunken bar in the middle of the lobby gives u a view of everything.   Courteous service 9 times out of ten.   Restaurant Medici always seems to be deserted, but bar Tosca Blu has great atmosphere and is usually lively.  

On this current stay, there was no room service menu in my room, but we figured it out by phone.  Tomato fennel soup was too salty, and they brought vanilla ice cream instead of chocolate, but overall good, and fast.

Seems to be largely business travelers and conventioners here...which can make for good bar chit chat.  Sometimes.  

I really enjoy the breakfast buffet, unlike the other reviewer, my experience w/customer service here in the a.m. has been professional and prompt.  I've been known to overstuff myself here a couple times.

At full price, probably not worth it...but a steal on priceline.

25/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Shaunte W.
I booked this room through Priceline as a 4 star hotel.  While I'd give the rooms 3 stars, the amenities were excellent.  The room was clean, comfortable, and very basic..nothing fancy.  But the lobby, fitness center, locker room, guest services, and everything else was very nice.  The location, accessibility to freeways and anything you might need was  priceless considering Atlanta's traffic issues.  I would stay again.

23/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Scott H.
Good location and excellent service

20/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Callme P.
My company paid for me to stay here. i stayed a few extra days at the corporate rate. Its across from a small mall. Its right by a freeway as well. My friends  who live in ATL were able to access me easily and my commute to night life was not bad as long as it was after hours. Impressive? NO!. nice hotel? absolutely

08/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Andy F.
This place is connected to a shopping mall. Great if your in need of clothes or food. The hospitality at this hotel was simply great. The service was great at this hotel, very attentive to detail and rooms were clean and comfortable. I'm sure this place is pricy, but we got a great deal on Priceline.

The one thing that keeps me from giving it a 5 star rating is the breakfast. We ordered simple breakfast food, omelet & oatmeal, they ran out of wheat toast, got the order wrong on not adding tomatoes and the server's attitude wasn't the greatest at fixing the issues.

01/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Steph V.
What?! No lotion in the bathroom? Grr, my ashy ass can't handle it. haha, just kidding...sike.

No, actually this was a very pretty hotel. I arrived around 11p and the guy at the front desk wasn't to cheery. Not even small talk. Come on, pal. I just got off the plane. Grr again, but when I called the front desk from my room, the lady on the other end was a doll!

The entry way is awesome. Very open and lighted beautifully. The gift shop lady was perfect too! She helped me pick out gifts for my family back home and wasn't pushy at all. I'd like to go back because she would probably suggest the best places to go locally too.

My room was very comfortable though and the shower had soft water. There were little cotton balls and Q-Tips for me to use. So all in all, the non-existent lotion wasn't a big deal after all.

30/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Julie C.
This place was a comfortable spot to lay my head at night- but nothing fancy. At all. It was clean- on the surface- (no one was fond of finding a pubic hair in the ice bucket- but it made for multiple jokes all weekend). Two of my friends had some sort of allergic reaction every time they entered the room-I digress.

This hotel is loud. Not a plus. Maybe the huge open atrium is part of the problem but the walls are thin as well.

We spent some time at the bar- prices were average- and the service was really friendly- but that friendly service only extends to the bar- NOT to the corner restaurant where the breakfast buffet is. OMG- so slow. From the hostess to the seemingly uber confused servers. God forbid if you don't get the buffet- you will be made to starve while all the gluttons walk by with their overflowing plates.

What's good about this place? Well- comfy beds and pillows of assorted firmness, I am a personal sucker for Aveda soap and that made me happy. They're close to the Energy center, the interstate and Cumberland mall is across the street. Free parking. Rooms were decently priced. For a conference hotel- eh. Not bad.

04/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
17. Paul L.
I stayed here for a conference for a few days.  It seems like there are a number of conferences going here during the time.  

ROOMS:
I had a moderately sized two full sized bed room.  It was $119 per night.  
The house keeping is well-run.  After the people come through to clean the room, another more senior lady comes by to inspect.  
Security seems to be good here as well.  I accidentally left my card in my room when going to the workout facility, and they had a security guy meet me by my room.  After he opened the door, I got my wallet and showed him my ID card.  

LOCATION:
The location is nice.  This hotel is attached to the Galleria, which has some restaurants, shopping, and movie theatre.  
The atrium is beautiful, and the five high speed glass elevators offer nice views of the atrium.  

OTHER:
The workout facility is very nice, especially for a hotel.
The wireless internet is extremely slow and basically unusable.  
Internet is $15 per day.

23/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. Joyce F.
nice place but work was being done so it was noisy and dusty.  the restaurant food was good but a little bit pricey.  location near shopping and the freeway.

09/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
19. Sophia A.
On a very very busy weekend (Labor day, Dragon Con, Nascar, Braves game, College Football Kick-off weekend) we actually found a room here. Good price around $125, clean bathroom (very important!), clean modern room, nice beds. We had to drive to a metro station to go downtown. Convention hotel - HUGE! - very nice decoration, impersonal and professional service, provided detailed pre-printed instructions for the Ga. Dome.  Parking was great - you could choose valet or not.  Hello! - Starbucks in lobby. Did not eat any meals at the restaurant - a la carte at Starbucks was sufficient for breakfast. Good night sleep.

26/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Laura E.
We have stayed here many times and love it but this past time was a very bad stay.  No hot water.  Vending machine didn't work on our floor so my husband had to go to three different ones to find one that worked.   At check in, we were told that the water would be turned off between 12 midnight and 5am but nowhere on their website did it mention it when making reservations.  Had to change rooms be of no hot water at 5pm.....so instead of relaxing.... We waited for 54 minutes for another room to be ready.  Not happy with the latest stay.

24/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
21. Brian F.
Renaissance is a nice place - across from many restaurants. Definitely convenient for everything around.  Staff is accommodating and rooms are decent.  Being an elite member we were able to get an upgraded room:  room 1020 is a nice executive suite overlooking the pool - unfortunately the refrigerator makes some loud clunky noises at night - so just shut it off.  We asked to move to another room after our neighbors "were not so quiet" - the next suite was 1433 - WOW! What a room!  There's two bathrooms, a foyer, living room, dining area, and then a master suite.  The room is amazing - thank you Barbara for accommodating us and giving us a good night rest after a previous "not so quiet one".  Marriott always continues to be excellent service and quality!  Thank you marriott!

28/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Mandy C.
We stayed here for one night while at a convention at the Cobb Galleria Center.  I picked it because of it location to the convention-you can walk to the center through the hotel and since it was SO cold that meant alot to us.  I also got a great corporate rate.   Plus free Parking, which is hard to find at a nice hotel these days,  

We arrived to the hotel around 2pm and immediately checked in.  The hotel was busy because of the SEC Championship game but service was still quick and friendly.  We were given a king room as requested and the size was decent. Definitely did not feel cramped. There's a desk, chair and ottoman, large flat screen tv.  Coffee and tea for those who need it. Most importantly, the bed was very comfy with plenty of pillows!

Hotel lobby is spacious and wide open and pretty in a simple way.  Lemon water served near the front desk.  There are two restaurants in the lobby.  A nice Itallian one and then a cafe type that we ate breakfast in.  The buffet was good but like all hotels, way overpriced.  But I was pleased with the options ( eggs, bacon, potatoes, pancakes, muffins, bagels, toast, cereals, grits, fruit, etc.  Plus you can order an omelet with whatever you want in it.  And the juice, milk, coffee are included in the buffet price of $17.  There is also a menu to order ala carte.

We ordered room service at night.  They told me it would be 25-30 mins.  After waiting 45 mins I called back down and they apologized and said that the order got overlooked when the chefs changed shifts.  They had began the food and said they would still bring it to us if we wanted it but not charge us.  So that was awesome!  They definitely handled their mistake quickly and efficiently with more than enough compensation.

Location is great.  Their is a large mall right across the highway.  Lots of restaurant options nearby as well.  

Overall, I recommend it if you are needing to stay in the area.  I would stay here again.

08/12/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
23. Hoang-Kim C.
My Mom and I stayed here for a pageant and I have definitely experienced better for the same price range.

When I first pulled up to the entrance, I asked the gentleman what the price difference was for valet and self-parking. I decided to go with self-parking, and asked if I could drop off my Mom, who is older, along with our luggage, which is very, very heavy. He simply said, "No, you cannot." I have NEVER ever experienced this in my life at any hotel. Because of the size of the pageant and the guests in the hotel, my Mom and I had to park very far away. Picture this: two petite Asian women carrying luggage weighing more than fifty pounds across a ginormous up and down various stars in the parking lot. I was not pleased at all.

The room itself is very beautiful, nice decor and beautiful bedding. I especially liked the mirror in the bathroom as it's great for makeup and the floor-length mirror propped up against the wall. The room is what is saving this hotel's rating in my opinion.

In addition, on our last night, the water was cut from 1 to 5:30 in the morning. Granted, I understand this isn't peak hours, however, I'm sure some guests are taking late night showers, brushing their teeth, etc. Luckily my Mom and I had already showered, but this was just not a very pleasant stay for us.

01/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
24. Jana S.
We stayed here after our wedding at the Georgian Club, which was right across the way.

I was pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous view we had with the huge windows that take up the entire length of the wall.  So, when we woke up in the morning, we had a very nice view of the area.

The breakfast buffet was expensive, but delicious!

I like the fact that they offer a free shuttle service within 3 miles of the hotel.  With that, we were able to get a ride back home the next morning for no extra charge :)

02/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. J C.
Great staff at this large hotel at front desk and bar. Had great AAA rate to make it same price as much less impressive hotels nearby. Room was large and quiet. Hotel is huge w/ monster inside atrium, very neat.  Will always come back here when price fits travel policy.

22/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. Tony S.
An aging property that is really only ideal if you are attending a convention at the Cobb Galleria connected to this hotels second floor.  

Had the usual annoyances with non-working room keys requiring two separate visits to the front desk to correct.  

On the plus side, parking was great!

07/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
27. Maria H.
The hotel it self is nice and very clean but I gave it only two starts because of two reasons first for the price you pay a night the Internet should be free 12.95 a day ridiculous and the beds are horrible to hard and the pillows are to thin! Woke up with such back and neck ache! I would never stay here again!

29/05/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
28. Preeti M.
My co-worker was staying here for a work trip and wanted to eat at hotel bar since he wasn't well. I am usually the first to say no to hotel bars but Medici was awesome!  The hotel itself is nice so I guess I'm not surprised Medici was good too.  Lisa our waitress was great and super friendly (he is also a regular so I'm sure that's why).  We got the hummus, arancini balls and pizza. Everything good except pizza...it was undercooked a bit.  Ambiance is great.  We watched football in a nice setting. All good.  Had fun!

08/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Tom I.
Room and facility are fantastic, gives very cosmopolitan feeling.

Unfortunately the front desk is poorly staffed and getting any in room service is slower than US congress.  My call to front desk regardless of time of the day were unanswered. This would be completely understandable if I were staying at Motel 6, but renaissance wants $330/n, and not getting any room service, even getting through to front desk is unacceptable to say the least.

And I never so more than one person working behind desk at front, and in fact there are more people (4 to 5) working at valet parking. Hmm???  

Fortunately it was through a conference event and I didn't have to shell out $330 sticker price, yet considering the service received they don't deserve more than $50 max.

For better value and customer service look elsewhere.

23/10/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
30. Fuk Y.
Nice view. Good service. No king bed. Uncomfortable quen bed. Do not let people connect their laptop to TV in room. Charge min $8 to print something.

14/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
31. Pariya S.
Just got back from a 3 day stay over Christmas. We are used to a large Marriott (Gaylord Texan for example) but this hotel is very good for what it is. As we walked into the hotel, we were greeted by Ryan (a hotel receptionist), very polite & informative. He gave us a list of restaurant choices in the area & places to see in Atlanta. He even gave us free WiFi to use during the stay. The parking lot is 15 steps away from the lobby so you don't need to spend money on valet (there's no charge if you want to park it yourself like other hotels). We stayed on the 11th floor so the noise from atrium wasn't the problem (there weren't that many guests during our visit anyway). The room is very updated, clean & spacious. To make it a notch better would be to have a mini fridge in the room. We have our 3 year old with us & he has to have milk before going to bed.  We have to stop by at close by supermarket for small size milk before heading back. The hotel is centered around shopping mall & vast varieties of restaurants so we finding what to eat will not be a problem there.
Overall, I will stay here again if we ever head back to Altanta.

26/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Don S.
Really nice place with a highly trained staff that knows how to cater to your needs and put on a conference or large group event.

02/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
33. Aubrey S.
It's a nice hotel, but got three stars because they don't have free wifi, or a fridge, you have to pay for the bottle of water in your room. The beds are nice. The cafe says they are open from 6am-2pm, but they seem to close at random times. The worst part about the hotel is the noise. I was on the third floor and all three nights it was very loud past midnight. It made it difficult to fall asleep. We had someone drunk try to get into our room two of the nights, but that's not the hotel's fault.

26/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
34. Tim R.
reserved a king, got two doubles.  No room service menu... called and asked for one.  Called and asked again.  Finally got the menu and ordered a Waverly burger.  Guy dropped the cover from the food along with half the fries.  Was a ceramic cover and it broke when it hit the floor.  The guy said he would go get more fries and took off.  Brought the fries, then decided to call house keeping.  Housekeeping came pretty quick.  Left two french fries on the floor.  Oh, the waverly burger is supposed to have an egg on it.  No egg.

Second try with room service; no chicken on the salad with chicken.  Brought the chicken later.

Second night there was some sort of drinking party going on.  The hotel rooms are around an open atrium so lot of noise.  The last night, there was a bad singer in one of the restaurants or something (or maybe just loud in an echo-ey atrium).  In any case, it was a lot of noise that I didn't want..

27/11/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
35. Joe J.
Today I had the pleasure of signing a contract for our daughter's wedding with the Atlanta Renaissance Waverly Hotel.

Working with April Cochran at the Waverly was a pleasure. She was attentive and professional, not pushy at all. She listened intently, took copious notes and treated us as though we were part of the family. Satisfying us was April's primary concern, and she did that perfectly. It's  unfortunate we have no other children getting married!

What the Waverly does, is to provide every customer with an all-inclusive price. Their "Diamond" wedding package includes everything... the cheese display, appetizers, choice of main course, 5 hour premium liquor service all the way through to the wedding cake and coffee service. Also included in the package are items such as a dance floor and staging area for the DJ which other venues do not typically include.

Another venue my daughter and her fiancé looked at (which I will not name), boasts beautiful garden areas in which to take pictures and is also associated with a hotel. However, they will nickel and dime you. At this venue there is an extra charge for the wedding cake, coffee and tea service, dance floor and bartenders. Chivari chairs were also an upgrade and a complimentary room for the bride and groom on the wedding night was "negotiable". These costs add up quickly, and I personally find them insulting.

Regardless of who is paying for the wedding, it's wonderful that the Waverly has an all-inclusive price. You take the number of guests, multiply that by the price of the meal, add the service charge and tax and you have the cost of the wedding. If that doesn't meet the food and beverage minimum April will work with you to upgrade the liquor, wine or add additional courses to the menu.

It would be in your best interest to at least look at the Waverly. Go to their website at:
marriott.com/hotels/trav…

25/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. Daniel B.
This place is very nice!

I booked here through Priceline "Name Your Own Price" and I am really thrilled that I this was the spot! Wat

The room was very spacious including the restroom.

The bedding was very luxurious. The duvet covers were white and very clean. The pillow top mattresses were incredibly comfortable. The multiple pillows made it possible to be very comfortable...I especially liked the "feather" pillows.

The bathroom was spacious and nicely appointed. The shower had great water pressure and really nice shower head providing a great experience. The bath towels included two super soft towels and two less soft towels...a great combination of luxury and rigorous. The Aveda soaps, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion was really nice!

The large flat screen TV made for great viewing.

I really enjoyed the sauna, steam room, workout room, and indoor swimming pool. These facilities are very well appointed with towels, iced water, and spacious. The locker room was very nice with great showers.

The lobby is top notch and was WIFI ready and ran quickly. The elevators were always fast and available.

I loved this place. Seriously.

10/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Jamie W.
Stayed at the hotel for business. This hotel will charge you for all the extras. Wifi internet in room around $13 per day for standard speed. Breakfast extra. Bottle of water in your room $5.

The room was nice. Bed comfortable, very comfortable. Large room. Nice bathroom and decor. Good room temperature and no noisy AC or pipes.

Huge atrium in the middle so there can sometimes be noise until late from the conference facilities and events. From the 10th floor it is not too bothersome but you can still hear from your room.

Location is not bad for local restaurants but it is Atlanta so you will still need a car.

25/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
38. Paige C.
Nice rooms, be careful when purchasing on groupon. Make sure you know what your getting. Pictures can be misleading. The room was less then anticipated. I told the front desk clerk and he could care less about my disappointment. Then the next morning we woke up to shower and there was no hot water. We had to wait for someone to come and fix it. We will not be staying here again.

02/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
39. Alex C.
Pretty pricey to stay here, but given the proximity to the Cobb Parkway Business Park, they know what they can charge.

The rooms are nice, comfortable and generally pretty spacious. If I wasn't on the companies dime, I'd never stay here though.

18/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
40. Jamee T.
Great stay here! After a horrible experience (in the hotel we had before in which we had to leave 5 min after we got there) this hotel was a breath of fresh air. Clean, comfortable, beautiful, friendly! I will stay here again.

26/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
41. Randy G.
I base where I stay on the extras they provide.
1. Not very well marked in order to get here.
2. Not close to Public Transportation such as MARTA.
3. My first time staying at a Marriott in a while perhaps my last. Embassy Suites offers in room WiFi at no additional charge. Here I must pay for the service. WiFi is no longer a novelty but now a necessity for today's traveler. Offering lounge and public area WiFi isn't enough.
4. Better directions to get around the hotel and surrounding area.
5. Gift shop limited in its supplies. Needed male reading glasses they only had female style.

13/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
42. Cameron Y.
I stayed here traveling for work and thought it was excellent. It was clean, stylish, and had all the amenities I needed. I'd definitely stay here again!

18/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
43. Luke T.
My review is for the convention center and meeting facilities only.

Sat in a 2 day conference and I am glad their chairs are comfy, the lighting is good and the noise level is well managed.

Easy to get in and out, and there is plenty of parking as well.

The food service is typical hotel fare, nothing fancy, but your eggs and bacon will be done correctly and they know how to make a good batch of coffee..

05/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
44. Niki C.
Very nice digs!

I stayed here recently during Atlanta Shoe Market, so we were able to secure a great deal on the room rate.  The convenience to Cobb Galleria Center where the show was held cannot be beat as they are connected!  Not to mention that there is a Starbucks inside and no need to venture outside of the hotel for this nor the UPS store - it's all cleverly right there for you!

I had a fantastic room on a high floor, not the best view but whatevs...at least the décor was beautiful and seemed to be newly renovated from what I can tell by the older pix seen here on Yelp.

I ordered room service on both mornings that I was there and the food, honestly, was incredible!!  The first morning I had the "BLT breakfast" which was very unique:  Fried Green Tomato, Wilted Spinach, Bacon & Scrambled Eggs served atop an English Muffin!  The second morning I ordered the Egg White Omelet with Spinach, Tomatoes & Feta Cheese.  Both were served with toast and perfect hash browns!  Also had the grapefruit juice which tasted Fresh Squeezed to me :)

I should probably mention that I had a flawless sleep the night before on both occasions as the bed is super-comfy!!  I also loved the layout of the room with the coffee/morning bar area facing the closet just before the bathroom.  It served as a great place to store boxes that were shipped to my room for the convention!  

You will see from my pix that everything is new and nicely designed, from the comfy seating with bright accent colors, to the art on the walls and the room service tray that they bring to your room.

I would stay here again in a heartbeat!!

03/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. Beth L.
I really love this Marriott. They let me check in early. The staff is super friendly. Loved the beds at this hotel. The food was great.

14/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
46. Robert C.
Excellent location, atmosphere, and room. Room was great, large, and modern. Lobby and restaurants were massive.  Ability to walk thru Galleria without going outside is appreciated. I will return!

11/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Jen T.
Too loud, just terrible sound control. The rooms are centered around an atrium in the middle. On the bottom floor there is a bar that pretty much everyone goes to because there isn't anywhere else to go near by.You hear everything since the walls are thin. I can hear people walking,talking,and even peeing.

From 10-1 am it's just a nightmare. Try sleeping when you hear loud outbursts.

In addition everything is just expensive. They charge you for $12 a day wifi, dry cleaning cost are a joke...$6 for pants...really? Room service includes a 3 dollar charge on top of a 18-20% tip.

On the plus side, they have a conference rooms so that's why this place is popular for companies to host  training secessions . There is a desolate mall connected to the hotel that leads to a concert type hall . Connected to the hall is a bridge that takes you to the Cumberland mall....found this out at the end of my trip.

The gym room is pretty tiny with about 5 treadmills, one stair master, a few bikes and a small weight room. There is a nice indoor pool and a tiny outdoor one.There is also a sauna and a steam room. The changing rooms are VERY NICE.

Service is pretty good, for the most part people are welcoming and accommodating. There is also a shuttle service that will take you out within a 3 mile radius of the hotel which really doesn't constitute to much in my opinion.

For the most part sleep is  really important. If I can't sleep the hotel is worthless.

29/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
48. Amanda V.
Pure shit. "Nicest hotel" in town. Overpriced drinks. Yet $13 for cigarettes (normally $6) and ONLY half of The TV channels of a normal hotel... No MTV?! NO NASA CHANNEL? . Customer service was truly useless. They knew nothing. Charged me $500 for 2 nights when originally confirms booking price as $360. I will never stay here again. pathetic.

18/05/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
49. Bruce K.
Two three-day stays in this hotel in the last two weeks. Averaging them together for four stars.

The first one was a three star experience based solely on the amazing amount of noise that came through from the connecting door to the next room. I was stuck on a conference bridge and couldn't do anything about it. Later, some foam earplugs took care of it because I was too tired to ask for another room.

The second stay was excellent as I specifically requested a room without a connecting door. Instead, the noise from the Ernst & Young and the Dental Hygienist conventions came through the hallway door. And I was on the 11th floor!

The room was decently sized with a comfortable bed, nice bathroom and large flat panel television. A small coffee service area had the usual stuff. The room service folks did a great job cleaning up and remaking my bed. No complaints there.

As I am at Marriott's Platinum rewards level, I get free Internet service (otherwise it's a very spendy $16/day and access to the concierge lounge that provides a decent breakfast (much better than the "free breakfast" at many lower tier hotels) and a reasonable snack and dessert service in the evenings. Grab a few canned or bottled soft drinks, too.

There is valet parking or plenty of self-parking close to the hotel.

It's not a cheap hotel, not by a lot. But it's convenient and it's quite nice and it's in a pretty solid location north of Atlanta at the intersection of I-75 and I-285.

15/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
50. Todd O.
The hotel did end up calling to comp one of our nights and to apologize for the incident.

21/05/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
51. Lisa G.
Room are spacious. I had a double.Wonderfully comfortable beds. Was not impressed with the buffet breakfast. Easy check in. Price was correct for area of Atlanta. Easily accessible to interstate and shopping. Well submitted my rewiw to soon. So getting ready to take a shower before check out. Flipped a light switch there was an arc pop no electricity in my room. When down to check out. I told them no electricity in room
No I'm sorry is there anything we can do? Just is there anything wrong with bill as I stand there with wet hair.
:((

02/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
52. Tiffany Y.
I like this hotel, but I only stay here one weekend out of the year for AWA and my total visits add up to maybe 4-5 stays here.  

I don't know if I am an abnormal hotel stayer, but I don't order room service, I keep the do not disturb sign on my door the entire weekend...  I do not want anyone in my room touching my stuff....ever!!  I don't open any sample items in the room and leave it as neat as possible... meaning no trash left all over...  So is this normal hotel behavior... no idea...  But from the stories of the hotel charging people outrageous fees during the convention... I leave no chance to be charged anything extra...

During such a busy time I've had a few troubles with the hotel such as being over charged for valet, no one being in valet when we call for the car, being quoted a time a bellhop will be at our room and no one appearing for over 45 minutes, all the elevators not working (but everyone suffers because of that), but the worst offense of this hotel is their craptacular internet system...  Not only was the internet not free for guests, but if you do desperately pay for it, it can be used on only one device...  I experienced this madness about 2 years ago during one weekend when my sister had to do homework... I told her never again will we pay for some Bullshit internet only one person can use.  You would think it would be free for guests.... but it wasn't.  

The rooms are pretty nice (they've been updated slowly).  Very comfortable beds... I mean very comfy beds!!!  Like if I wasn't on a breakneck pace to stay up super late watching anime and getting up super early to watch anime... I would stay in that bed all day...  

Over the years they've been slowing updating things...  I remember it wasn't that long ago when they finally switched to all flatscreen TVs.  But the cable service is still a bit odd with few channels, too many news channels, and no channel guide... but who's there to watch tv during a con.

Overall I like staying at this hotel during the convention, but you definitely have to be patient when they're very busy, yelling gets you nowhere fast.  I wouldn't mind staying here even if there wasn't a convention, but only if I need to stay at a hotel.  I can't comment on the hotel food because I've never had any... there are way too many places to eat outside the hotel and you can either drive to Cumberland mall or walk through the galleria to the sky bridge to get there.  

It's an Okay hotel to stay in during large conventions, which is just a totally different experience than staying during a normal weekend.  But during the con...all I can say is request a low floor room, take the stairs, get ice early because the machines run out by the end of the day, and use the app to check in and out the hotel!!!

16/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
53. Justin L.
A pretty average hotel that hosts a lot of events due to the amount of convention and meeting space available.

The rooms... I consider them pretty average. I didn't have any major sound issues like some folks have mentioned, but it also isn't the quietest hotel (in the public areas) due to the high number of conference attendees. I imagine this varies depending on how many meetings/conferences are occurring during your stay.

The location... in my opinion, this is where they have the greatest shortcoming. There isn't much nearby. You can walk a decent distance to the strip malls. That's your best option for restaurants. You won't be close to the city to try any of the more uniquely Atlanta venues.

So... overall... nothing impressive, but no real problems either.

03/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
54. Daniel B.
I've been a regular, almost annual, visitor to the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center since about 2006-07.  Most of my visits have been for Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA), which is held annually each fall.  Also, my relatives have stayed at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly periodically for an orthodontics conference held in the spring.

This review is written primarily from my perspective as an AWA guest.  If you're familiar with Dragon*Con, the Renaissance Waverly is AWA's "Marriott Marquis."  The hotel's lobby/atrium is an ideal gathering point for cosplayers for many reasons:

1. Large, open, and aesthetically pleasing space.
2. Plenty of seating.
3. Good vantage points, both on the atrium level and from the floors above.
4. Excellent natural lighting.
5. Convenient accessibility to and from outside and Cobb Galleria.

Out of all the cosplay convention hotels I've been to, I think I prefer the Renaissance Waverly the most for the reasons mentioned above.  While a hotel like the Marriott Marquis is bigger, I think the Renaissance Waverly works well for the size of AWA's crowd (~14,000 at AWA vs. ~55,000 at Dragon*Con).  Plus, it doesn't have ugly carpeting.

The hotel is 14 stories and has an open design where each floor looks down upon the atrium.  There are over 30 meeting rooms/convention spaces in which AWA hosts its various panels, screenings/viewings, gaming tournaments, costume contests, and more.  There's a bar for drinks and sports viewing (Tosca Blue) and a small coffee shop (R Cafe).  It's a classy hotel.

One thing I really like about the hotel is it faces the Galleria Gardens, which it shares with the office park next door.  The Galleria Gardens is a long courtyard with walkways, colorful plants, trees, fountains, seating, and sculptures.  It's another great place for cosplayers to gather and get their pictures taken.  I think this is one advantage the Renaissance Waverly has over Dragon*Con and MomoCon's downtown convention hotels -- a beautiful outdoor space.

Also, free parking.  Huge plus.

All of the hotel staff I've interacted with over the years have been nothing but polite.

As AWA continues to grow, I hope its organizers will find a way to keep the convention at the Renaissance Waverly.

27/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0