Located in arguably the best part of town for tourists, the Omni Hotel Atlanta at CNN Center brings affordable luxury to the city. Guests are steps away from the top attractions of Atlanta in Centennial Olympic Park: the CNN Center, the Georgia Aquarium, and the World of Coca-Cola. It’s also the closest to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United.
The Omni hotel chain is known for classic properties, like Boston’s Parker House, Bretton Woods, and Amelia Island. The group started as a family-run chain of hotels in New England in 1958 and has now grown into an international brand.
The Atlanta property opened in 2000 and underwent a full renovation in 2018. It has over 1,000 rooms spread between two buildings connected by a sky bridge. It’s connected to the CNN Center, which is scheduled to be sold, but the hotel will remain.
I stayed in one of the deluxe king bedrooms in the North Tower with views of the park. It is completely non-smoking, includes plush bathrobes, and free WiFi. The beds are fantastically comfortable and are in the perfect position to watch the Turner-owned channels on television. The property has a heated outdoor pool, fitness center, and business center.
The Omni CNN Center Atlanta has its own dining options within the hotel complex, including the Vues lobby bar, New South Kitchen, Top Draft, and Centennial Grounds Coffee Shop. And of course, you can get room service if you don’t want to leave the privacy of your room.
There are also some great restaurants nearby, including Ted’s Montana Grill, owned by CNN founder Ted Turner, Taco Mac, Der Biergarten, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. If that’s not enough, The Yard Milkshake Bar and Kwan’s Deli are other favorites.
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The hotel is also located near the Peachtree Center and Philips Arena MARTA stations and has its own valet parking for $30 per day.
I received a complimentary night at any Omni Hotel through a contest but all opinions are my own.