Atlanta Journals

Getaway to Atlanta

A February 2006 trip to Atlanta by Kataries

Quote: This journal entry contains what we did on the weekend of February 25. We stayed 1 night in Atlanta for my husband's birthday.
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I expected better things from the Westin. We are a member of the Starwood Preferred Club, and we received no special kind of personalized attention. The room was very small. The "Westin Heavenly Bed" was nice, but "heavenly," I don't know about that. They sure did not compare to the beds at the Ritz Carlton. As for the "heavenly shower," it did consist of two shower heads and was ok. The room, and especially the bathroom, were extremely small. As for the staff, they did great. They seemed to really care and were very polite and helpful, from the time we called to ask for an extra robe, till we called to have someone come up to show my husband how to tie a tie. Floor to ceiling window views of Atl...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 27, 2006

Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 659-1400

InterContinental Buckhead

Hotel | "Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta"

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This hotel experience was better than the Ritz. It was an incredible hotel. It had a beautiful room with floor-to-ceiling windows. There were very comfy beds, a minibar, and a huge marble bathroom with a very deep soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. There was a beautiful lobby with very relaxing bar. The outdoor pool on second level gives new meaning to the word "heated," with a Jacuzzi and excellent views of the lights of Atlanta at night.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 4, 2006

InterContinental Buckhead
3315 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 946-9000

Sun Dial Restaurant

Restaurant | "The Sundial Restaurant"

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Our dining experience was wonderful. Sitting in an actual restaurant that slowly spins around was great. The view, even though mostly cloudy that night, was beautiful. All of our servers were very courteous and professional. I had told them earlier that it was my husband's birthday and they remembered and brought him out a complimentary piece of cake. It was wonderful. There weren't many items on the menu. I got the loin of lamb and my husband got the venison. Both were unbelievably good.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 27, 2006

Sun Dial Restaurant
210 Peachtree St Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
+1 404 589 7506

Georgia Aquarium

Attraction

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This aquarium is definitely something that needs to be seen and is well worth it. There are staff members throughout the encounters that explain certain aspects about the animals to you. It really adds to the experience. Everyone there was really nice and helpful and did not have that typical "theme park attitude." The belugia whales they have are truly amazing, and we got to witness them being fed. There is tons of space and plenty of places to eat(although we did not eat at any of them, they looked nice). I think this will be a great way to teach people about animals that they are not typically accustomed to seeing. The staff is very informative. I've been going to aquariums all my life and I actual...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 27, 2006

Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
(404) 581-4000