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: the CNN Center, the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola.
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.
I stayed in one of the deluxe king bed rooms in the North Tower with views of the park. My favorite features of the hotel are that it is completely non-smoking, includes plush bathrobes and free high-speed Internet for Select Guest program members, which is free to join.
The Omni Hotel at CNN Center has its own dining options within the hotel complex, including the Latitudes Bistro, Prime Meridian Restaurant and Morsel’s 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. The CNN Center itself has dozens of restaurant choices.
The beds are fantastically comfortable and are at the perfect position to watch the Turner-owned channels on television.
The hotel is also located near the Peachtree Center MARTA Station and has its own valet parking for $30 per day.
The hotel is located at 100 CNN Center at Marietta Street and Andrew Young International Boulevard. To book a reservation, see the website or call 1-888-444-OMNI.
I received a complimentary night at any Omni Hotel through a contest at Travel Blog Exchange 2010, but all opinions are my own.