Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
An average chain hotel (with a few extra perks) in a great location
With 312 rooms, the DoubleTree is your typical chain hotel in many ways -- the restaurant is nothing special, the carpets are busy, and Wi-Fi access is not free. But the hotel has some extra perks that are missing at similar chain hotels. The lobby has a convenience store with almost everything you may need (or may have forgotten at home) -- snacks, drinks, toiletries, medicine -- and the gym is large, with many machines and free loaner headphones.
The hotel is located in Downtown Atlanta, and many business travelers stay here and use its business facilities (the hotel has 17 meeting rooms). But being downtown means that the hotel is also close to most of Atlanta's tourist attractions, and many families also stay at the hotel and enjoy the (not-so-pristine) outdoor pool.
In Downtown Atlanta, right by Peachtree Road
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Downtown is right by Peachtree Road, a street lined with restaurants and bars in Downtown Atlanta. It's a great location for both business travelers and families, near numerous conference centers and tourist attractions -- like the Georgia Aquarium (the largest in the world) and The Children's Museum.
Once sparsely populated and somewhat seedy, Downtown Atlanta now draws crowds year-round. The neighborhood started as a business and financial hub (and it still is), but it has slowly become one of the most interesting areas in the city for tourists as well as for locals. Hotels, shops and restaurants are everywhere you look, housed mostly in gleaming skyscrapers.
All guest rooms (aside from the suites) are 366 square feet -- not small, per se, but the furniture configuration make them feel a bit tighter than other similarly sized rooms in Atlanta. Guests can opt for rooms on the concierge level for extra amenities like free breakfast, and access to the Concierge Lounge.
Decorated with golds, reds, and wood paneling, the rooms feel cozy and the beds are uber-comfortable, piled with down pillows.
The bathrooms are small, with shower/tub combos, but they feature lots of counter space and well-lit vanity mirrors.
Typical hotel fare at the restaurant and bar
The hotel has an on-site restaurant, called Aura, and a bar, Liquid. Aura is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and serves typical hotel fare -- it's nothing special, but it's a convenient place to grab a meal. Liquid opens in the afternoon and offers small plates and cocktails through the evening.
This DoubleTree is in many ways a typical chain hotel -- albeit one with extensive amenities, including an outdoor pool, a large, sleek fitness center, and a convenience store in the lobby. The rooms feel a tad crowded, but have warm colors and comfy beds, and the location is great -- right by sites such as Centennial Olympic Park and the restaurants on Peachtree Road.