The exterior sort of sums the place up. It's a very plain and generic building located near I-75 off Windy Hill. The lobby is equally non-descript, with gray walls and a single Oriental rug spread in front of the check-in desk on the tiled floor. However, staff members are very friendly and happy to help guests.
The rooms themselves look like any other large-chain hotel room, with red comforters and dark carpet. Don't look for a lot of Bath and Body Works extras on the counter. There's only a bar of soap. With that said, the main attraction to staying at the Extended Stay is the small kitchen, which is fully equipped with coffee pot, microwave, stove, and sink. The cabinets are stocked with a few of the cooking essentials - dishes and utensils. You'll have to go to the grocery store to buy food for the fridge. The hotel itself only offers a small vending machine in the laundry room (coin-operated washers and dryers available). From this, I had a flashback to my college days as I purchased a few packages of Ramen noodle soup.
Lots of good restaurants are nearby. Easy access to the Interstate. Cable TV with multiple movie channels.
Bottom Line? I'd certainly stay here again if I needed to crash for a week or two, but it's not the place to go if you want to be pampered.
April 5, 2005
From journal Hotels in Hotlanta