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Joe Potates
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Joined: February 6th, 2003, 9:00 am

March 26th, 2004, 3:46 am #11

I got this hotel for $58 for Saturday, March 13th. Priceline has "upgraded" this hotel to a 4* within the past 8 or so months. It certainly is not a 4* hotel.

The hotel is huge. However, the Priceline room they stuck us in was very small and worn. If I had spent the night in my car, I would have had just a little less room.

The staff, however is extremely nice, from check-in to the bar staff. We ordered room service for breakfast and they bent backwards to be friendly, and that was great.

Up until they mysteriously upgraded this hotel to a 4*, the only 4* in Atlanta's downtown area was the Westin. After the Westin's recent renovation, it is truly a 4*. The Marquis is a glorified Holiday Inn.

If you get this hotel, don't go nuts reading this.....the hotel has many amenities and is in no way a dump. Many places to eat are nearby. But, if you get the 3rd floor Priceline room like I did, ask for a higher floor.

I wrote Priceline after my stay and told them there was no reason to upgrad this to a 4* hotel with such a$$ rooms. Good luck and happy bidding.
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Frank Sira
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Joined: December 25th, 2001, 5:00 am

March 26th, 2004, 4:04 am #12

Stayed hear for about 8 hours on my way to PV Mexico.

The 2 rooms we had were very nice and large. I was very nice at ck in and got upgraded to a better room. The room had a mini Fridge and sink along with a coffee maker. a seperate living area and a king bed. Internet access was also available along with web tv.

The atruim is huge. It is a great site to look up or down. The hotel has a nice sports bar restaurant that is also big but closes early. We had to request a MGR to get served.

The parking is way over priced but since I was there about 8 hours I paid less than the $20 a day parking.
There is parking cheaper outside the hotell but I would not chance it.
The hotel is under a half hour from the airport. I would stay here again if I have more time. I would prefer to stay at the Hiltion airport for the 1 night stays.

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seqouyah
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December 26th, 2006, 4:08 am #13

I stayed here 12/16/06 on a Priceline bid of $75. The room was clean and updated fixtures. Very nice bedding and pillows.

We found parking less than a block South of the hotel for $8 on weekends and a bit more for weekdays.

Everyone in the hotel was extremely friendly; the front desk,housekeeping, bellman,maintenance. Everyone! A great stay with value. I would return and searching for another good rate for New Years Eve.
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ecmcelroy
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Joined: October 28th, 2003, 7:29 am

November 19th, 2007, 6:08 pm #14

I would agree that this is a very nice hotel and would recommend it for Priceline bidding in downtown Atlanta.

I stayed at the Marriott Marquis for a Saturday night on a $74 bid. The front desk let me check in at 10:30am, since I arrived early into town. I was given a very nice room with 2 queen beds on the 18th floor. This was a good floor since it is the lowest level of the second group of elevators. I usually did not have to wait at all for an elevator. The room was newly renovated from top to bottom, with very comfortable beds and all-new bathroom. There is a safe but no refrigerator. The only thing that was not as modern as I expected was the tv.

I did not try out the restaurants since I was attending a conference at the Hyatt across the street. The Marriott has a very cool-looking sports bar and fancy steak restaurant. The renovation of the public areas was not yet finished, but it is very contemporary and attractive. From my window, I could see that there is a large indoor pool, which I did not use.

I would like to add that I parked for $5 per weekend day in the Courtland garage, which is a half block away, if you go out the back door of the hotel and turn right (it's on the corner of Courtland and Harris.) The garage was very cheap and convenient!

Also, you bargain-hunters might want to know that the Marriott and Hyatt are connected by sky tunnels to the small Peachtree Center Mall, which has MANY fast food options. I believe that the mall is closed on weekend evenings and Sundays, though.
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tbremer1
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July 1st, 2011, 7:21 pm #15

This hotel is not for those with fear of heights!

It has a "breathtaking 47 story atrium". Search for images of "Marriott Marquis Atlanta" on Google to see it first hand.
This would be okay for those scared of heights, if only there were alternatives to get around the hotel while avoiding this breathtaking part. There are none. Even "1st floor" rooms involve walking narrow hallways, beside short railings, 8 stories above the lobby.
This is a deal breaker for many, as it was for me. I was forced to ask for a refund at the front desk and stay at a nearby hotel.
If you're wondering if I have an unusually restrictive fear, I doubt it. I experience roller coasters, airplane flights, tall buildings, and bridges without any trouble. I would sooner skydive than stay here, though.
Otherwise, this is a great hotel.
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