by Wendy Irvine
Historical home tours, the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival (each March), the Country Music Hall of Fame and the list goes on. Macon, Georgia was nicknamed “The Heart of Georgia” because she sits in the center of the state — about 85 miles south of Atlanta. With four schools, Macon is starting to be recognized as a college town. And – if you have the time — don’t miss the beaches on Lake Tobesofkee.
If you were to describe the SpringHill Suites in Macon to kids, you’d say: huge indoor pool. To the adults you’d emphasize the great hotel perks. This hotel is less a half mile to the Shoppes at River Crossing that have shopping, restaurants, and Barnes & Noble. Mercer University is nine-miles away.
This all-suites, all-inclusive hotel offers rooms with a king bed or two queens. Upgrade by requesting a larger room. Rooms come with a pullout sofa, a microwave, mini-fridge and flat-screen. Perks include a complimentary hot breakfast each morning, free parking, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also has a fitness room and coin-operated laundry.
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- Close to upscale shopping
- Large indoor pool
- Free hot breakfast
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Parks
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
The staff was very pleasant from the time of check-in until check-out. Every morning that I went to the lobby for breakfast, the staff were pleasant as well. The breakfast was a standard continental with the ability to make waffles, eat oatmeal, and toast bagels.
The hotel room was nice as well. With it being a room at Springhill Suites, the room was spacious and had the usual necessities: a refrigerator, microwave, desk, and couch. The couch has a trundle along with it being put into a bed. In the lobby, there are a variety of food and drink items that can be purchased. I will say it took awhile to get the room temperature just right, because the heating and cooling unit and its controls were under the window. At first, I thought the thermostat on the wall controlled the heating and cooling, but found out through trial and error how to get it just right.
The only downside to the location is that there are no sidewalks, and trying to walk anywhere is a bed idea. So, if you chose this location for staying, make sure you have a vehicle or be prepared to use a vehicle service to get around town. Despite this, it is close to a bunch of restaurants and some stores, so you will have an ample amount of places to eat.
This was our layover room on way to The House That Mickey Built. Nice hotel with very nice rooms. We had the queen/queen suite with trundle bed. It was nice and large and could sleep 6 very comfortably. The bathroom was a little unique. It was split in two, one area had a sink and toilet and the other had another sink and shower area. Great feature for families. We were on the top floor and couldn't hear much noise from the hallway or below us. There are plenty of places to eat and shop nearby. We'll definitely be back in the future.