by Wendy Irvine
The Atlanta Marriott Marquis soars 49-floors high, sits an easy 10-minute walk from the Centennial Olympic Park and comes with beautiful rooms offering a king-bed or two doubles. Each room has a flat-screen television, a coffeemaker and 24-hour room service. Upgrade to a Club Level room and you’ll have access to small bites and soft drinks. Lavish suites with jaw dropping views of Atlanta are also available. The rooms don’t have a mini-fridge, but a simple request will bring one to your room for a fee. Wi-Fi is free in public places, but not in the guestrooms.
Onsite dining includes a steak and seafood restaurant, a sports bar (with 40-inch Plasma flat-screen televisions) and a lounge. The property has a full spa, a large fitness room, and a large indoor/outdoor pool with whirlpool.
The property is 0.5-miles to Centennial Olympic Park (Children’s Museum, fountains for play, CNN Center, Atlanta Ferris wheel and World of Coca-Cola), 2.5-miles to the gorgeous Piedmont Park, 5-miles to the Fernbank Science Center, and 8.6-miles to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. (Avoid driving during peak Atlanta commute hours.)
Our Editor Loves
- 10-minute walk to Atlanta-excitement
- Indoor/outdoor pool
- Full spa
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
First, this hotel is an attraction unto itself. The 52 story atrium is dazzling and dizzying. For that alone, this hotel is worth a night's stay. Beyond that, the service was impeccable. From reception to bell services to the concierge, every person I spoke with was a pleasure and only helped to improve my experience. The dining options in the hotel are pretty good, although I wouldn't say any of them are particularly family friendly. This hotel seems setup to cater to the business crowd, but that doesn't mean its not worth the stay. There is also a Starbucks in the lobby which is great for a breakfast or snack on the run. The hotel is also conveniently connected to the Mall at Peachtree Center which has a massive food court and there are plenty of restaurants within just a few blocks to satisfy anyone's palate. I really only have two complaints with the hotel. One, it was difficult to get my rooms temperature to a cool enough point for my comfort. Granted, I like things cooler than most, but this whole hotel (really all buildings in Atlanta) ran hot. I think this also had to do with the time of year. The other issue I had was with the lack of storage space in the room. It truly baffled me. The room had a small area to hang clothes on hangers and that was it. There was no closed in closet, there were no shelves or drawers. There wasn't even a luggage stand. So, being that I was in a room with one bed, I had to store my clothes in my luggage on the floor. It seems a odd for a hotel of this kind to not have considered this. But, beyond that, I would highly recommend this hotel.
This hotel is huge, 41 floors and multiple towers.
- location is central, downtown (not much use though without parking)
- the view from the room is nice
- the room was nice
- No parking. You have fend for yourself to find parking blocks away. Finding that out when you check in at 10-11 PM is not fun. Then you have to pay $20-$25 and then walk back and forth to the hotel. We gave up and started using Uber.
- Everything is overpriced. Breakfast is $20, Starbucks inside the hotel is not much cheaper. A couple of glasses of wine and and two appetizers at the hotel restaurant were $75. Water at the hotel store costs as much as at the airport.