loved the embassy suites
just returned from atl. stayed at the embassy suites buckhead. loved it. the full breakfast and the managers reception/cocktail hour was excellent. during the weekend i was there a family reunion was also in residence. if you don't mind kids this is a great place to stay. fitness room, seperate indoor and outdoor pools, laundry facilities, was fabulous. nice nice hotel. will stay there again.
Great hotel and great location
We stayed at the Embassy Suites Buckhead back in March 2006. The rooms were really nice, the breakfast was great and the staff was friendly.The hotel was really close to great restaurants and PLENTY of shopping. The Lenox mall was within walking distance. My only complaint was the parking. The garage was pretty spooky and you wouldn't want to travel there alone.
Suites good but not business standard hotel. Good for families
Stayed for a week in March. Good for families with kids, there was millions there. Good deal for them with facilities and suites.
Not up to scratch as business hotel, staff not incrediably knowledgable and pool, gym and resturant facilities really average. Worst hotel breakfast.
Great for Kids, Fantastic location
This was our first trip to Atlanta with our 6 year old and 3 year old and our trip was a vacation. First let me touch on location. Buckhead is an upscale suburb of north Atlanta. The hotel is 2 safe blocks from the Marta Rail station which will connect you to many attractions, the downtown business district, and the airport. Four blocks from the hotel is the Lenox Square Mall and the Phipps Plaza; both very nice, large malls with great food courts. Also nearby is a Target and a Publix Grocery store for forgotten items. To give you an idea of other dining options, two great restaurants within a mile are the Cheesecake Factory and Ruth's Chris steakhouse plus there is a restaurant within the hotel. We were centrally located to the Aquarium, the Zoo, the Children's Museum, Six Flags over Georgia, Six Flags Whitewater Park, and Stone Mountain. We drove to all of the mentioned attractions and found the commute to be fairly easy and fast. We chose the self parking at the hotel garage for $14 day which suited our needs well. Valet parking is also an option for approx. $17 day. Amenities of the hotel are an outdoor pool, which was warm over Memorial Day, an indoor pool, a large indoor hot tub, and a beautiful atrium with running 'streams' stocked with large Koi fish. Breakfast is complimentary and included fresh pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, made to order omlets, hash browns, bacon, sausage, grits, doughnuts, muffins, fresh fruit, canned fruit, hot cereal, many choices of cold cereals, 5 different juices, coffee, cappicino..... the list goes on. In the evening from 5:30-7:30 there are complimentary cocktails and snacks (pizza, chips & dip). I highly recommend the Georgia Peach if you like Fuzzy Navels. The drinks were good and the bartender didn't skimp on the quality liquor. Our room was located on the 7th floor (there are 16) in a corner. A corner room gives 2 windows to the outside instead of 1. We had a fabulous view of the downtown skyline. We never heard anyone or anything throughout the 5 nights. We opted for the 2 full size bed suite which had a living room and a seperate bedroom. It also included a microwave oven and a small dorm sized refridgerator. We just asked for plates and utensils at the bar. There is a standard bathroom with an additional sink in the bedroom. The rooms were very clean and decorated tastefully but not memorably. My only complaint was the mattresses were very soft. But overall, a fantastic place to stay! We loved it! Our kids especially liked the breakfast in the morning and the swimming until 10 pm. The rate we paid with AAA discount was $161/night. The published rates at that time were $169. After taxes and parking fees, our total was close to $200 but worth every penny!
...It's the Managers Special!!!
The cat is out of the bag...there was a about a dozen of us staying here for a bachelor party/red sox weekend...the best man could not have found a better hotel....let's start with the rooms...plenty of space...no worries there....stick to the outdoor pool....very relaxing.....just remember to throw some sunblock on....Caper's Cafe is a hidden treasure..the burger is great....RON...the head bartender is the most professional person ever...he had tons of recommendations...his favorite drink to make...a RED EYE...rumor going around the hotel was that the Tom Cruis character in cocktail is based on him...that story is for another time...please do not miss THE MANAGER's SPECIAL....every day from 5:30-7:30...this is a great place to start the evening...RAMON is the Manager...and he takes great pride in his guests having plenty to drink...one guy in our party had nine scotches before we hit the Pony...he seemed to be having a good time...all and all...you can not miss with this hotel....and remember...it's the manager's special!
I stayed here for one night and it seemed a bit too long. This isn't an awful hotel, but it's certainly not great.
When I checked in, the desk clerk was unpolite and practically rude. This being Atlanta, I expected a more cordial check-in, especially since I hadn't experienced any impolite people while there - they truly exhibit southern hospitality in Georgia, except this guy had apparently exhausted himself of it.
Anyway, we got into our room, it was a little on the dark side, kinda cavernous. It was pretty much clean but just didn't feel really clean or fresh. We opened our window shades and had a view of an empty, garbage-strewn industrial lot. So, we laughed and proceeded to shut the curtains. The bathroom is so-so, again, just as I had experienced in the Ritz down the street, the bathtub and fixtures were OLD, the tiles were cracked and mildewed. I don't get it - what is it with Atlanta hotel bathtubs - how do they not make it on the "needs renovation" checklist?
The bed was large, the room was large, particularly by ATL standards but the sheets were and mattress were just so-so.
The free breakfast the next day was a nightmare. There were half a million people lined up in winding lines for the egg and cereal stations. It's nice that they offer this free service, but way too many people take advantage of it to make it worthwhile. The nice thing is they do have Starbuck's coffee in the gift shop but it is served by another unpleasant and grumpy employee.
I've stayed at other Embassy Suites, particularly the one in Battery Park in NYC, and was pleasantly suprised and completely satisfied with my stay. This one, however, was not great and I won't go back there again. I would however, check out the ES in Olympic Park (downtown ATL) - it looks a lot nicer.