By Vince Font
There’s an awful lot to discover in Atlanta, but before you dive into planning your day’s adventure you’d best set your sights on a place to lay your head when the day’s through. One of the most comfortable and classy Atlanta hotels to stay in that will help you accomplish that task with minimal traveling distance from the boatload of nearby attractions is the W Atlanta - Midtown.
From here, it’s just a hop, skip and a low-impact jump to places you probably never knew existed — like the World of Coca-Cola historical museum. What’s great about this place is that you don’t even have to be a soda pop enthusiast to appreciate it, although sweet drink avoiders should be warned: You may just emerge from the experience with an acquired taste. If sugar overload is your main concern, you can walk off your buzz by heading downtown and touring Atlanta’s Centennial Park a few miles away, taking a guided tour of the nearby CNN Center, or patrolling the Midtown Mile’s vast number of shops and sights.
The W Atlanta is one of those midtown Atlanta hotels that lends credibility to the city’s nickname of “The New York of the South” and with hotel rooms that are as colorfully named as the Marvelous Suite and the Extreme WOW Suite, you know before setting foot inside that you’re in for something unique.
All rooms come with a 37-inch flat-screen TV, DVD/CD player, a W feather bed with goose down comforter, a munchie box, floor to ceiling windows, internet and computer connectivity, signature bathrobes and decadent ambience. Downstairs, you’ll get VIP access to the Whiskey Park lounge and feast in style at the Spice Market, which serves unique Southeast Asian recipes.
You can take advantage of the many Atlanta hotel packages on offer and combine your stay at the W with airfare and car rental to save money. Think of it as a great excuse to afford yet another meal at the Spice Market. Yeah, I knew you’d like that idea.
Vince Font is a freelance writer born in Puerto Rico and currently escaped to Utah. When not dreaming of interstellar travel, he’s on the hunt for weird, wacky, and off-the-beaten-track vacation destinations. Next stop: The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast.