Pros

  • In the heart of downtown Atlanta, with the Georgia Aquarium across the street
  • City View Room serves buffet breakfast (fee); plus Legal Seafoods with lobby bar on premises
  • Spacious rooms with microwaves, coffeemakers, and mini-fridges
  • Outdoor and indoor pools
  • Bright fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Pavilion Pantry 24-hour convenience store
  • Large arcade/game room in the same building
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Helipad on-site
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Cons

  • Fee for parking
  • Rooms often have dated, worn decor
  • Housekeeping lacking in some rooms
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Bottom Line

The Hilton Garden Inn is a 242-room chain hotel in downtown Atlanta. Next to the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, this mid-range property is conveniently located for tourists, but also offers attractive business-oriented features, such as the 24-hour business center and loads of meeting space. Rooms are fairly large, with desk space, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and mini-fridges. The hotel serves a breakfast buffet, and has a Legal Seafoods restaurant and lobby bar on premises. There are also indoor and outdoor pools and a gym. Some guest rooms are showing wear and tear, and housekeeping is sometimes lacking. Guests seeking a smaller, boutique property downtown could try the similarly priced Ellis Hotel. 

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool

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Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown

Scene

A mix of Art Deco and modern aesthetics, though altogether somewhat tired

The Hilton Garden Inn has as simple, bright aesthetic, mixing vaguely Art Deco furniture with modern materials, such as slick wood and metallic touches. The lobby seating area has deep-turquoise couches with a shimmering, crushed-velvet look that makes the green and gray chairs and coffee table seem drab in comparison. A large TV mounted on dark wood sits above a silver fireplace, and a silver wavelike feature ripples across the lobby ceiling, covering the light fixtures. The phrase, "A garden's path can take you anywhere" has been painted on the wall above the dark-wood front desk, over which several oval lamps dangle from curvy wires. The whole look, while certainly eye-catching, is fairly dated, and the beige tile floors don't lend much in the way of style. While there is a good amount of space on the outdoor pool patio overlooking downtown, the hotel is ironically lacking in garden space -- the furnishings are about as green as it gets. Guests include a mix of tourists keen on exploring downtown Atlanta, and some business travelers.   

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Location

Across the street from World of Coca-Cola 

The Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, across the street from the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. The Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Dome, and Philips Arena are all within five to 10 minutes' walking distance. The hotel has a Legal Seafoods inside, and there are plenty of other reasonably priced restaurants in the immediate area, as well. The city's metro transportation (MARTA) is about a 15-minute walk, and the airport is a 15- to 30-minute drive away, depending on traffic.

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Rooms

Simple and spacious with convenient features, and some dated decor

Rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn are reasonably large and simply decorated. They maintain the same color palette as the lobby, with dark-wood furniture, and teal and lime-green carpeting, curtains, and armchairs. Beds are made in clean, white blankets with a textured, tree branch design, which injects some lightness into the space. Each standard room is air-conditioned and has two queens or one king-size bed, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker. Each room also has a cushioned reading chair, and a desk with office chair. Bathrooms are somewhat compact, with beige tile and either shower stalls or shower/tub combos, along with well-designed sink areas with granite countertops and wood shelving; hairdryers and Neutrogena products are provided. The enormous Suites have separate bedrooms and living rooms with flat-screen TVs, as well as wet bars; bathrooms have soaking tubs and shower stalls. Decor in some rooms is showing wear and tear, and some guests have complained of minor housekeeping issues. 

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Features

Legal Seafoods, rooftop event space, two pools, and 24-hour business center

The Hilton Garden Inn meets most expectations of its brand name, with a 24-hour business center, small indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, and a breakfast buffet with cooked-to-order items (for a fee). There's also a Legal Seafoods for lunch and dinner, and affiliated lobby bar on-site. Overlooking the outdoor pool, the gym has a variety of cardio and weight equipment; it's compact but has lots of windows. Some unique features of the hotel include the rooftop helipad, and the large bar/arcade/game room located in the same building. The hotel also has more than 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a minimally decorated rooftop space with views of the city, which extends to a glass-enclosed room with similarly stunning views. There's a 24-hour convenience store with snacks. The hotel's location in the heart of downtown is a great feature, too. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Babysitting Services

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Gameroom / Arcade

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

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