Planning for a trip is always fun, especially when you have the freedom to figure out what you want to do, where you want to stay and where you want to eat. For a place to stay, I wanted it to be budget friendly and nearby the attractions I would be heading to. Atlanta, Georgia is a HUGE city so there were many places to stay. All our attractions, including the CNN Studio Tours, Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coca-Cola and many more were all located in the heart of Atlanta Downtown. All the hotels in Downtown were over $120USD and I was there with my cousin for 3 nights, so it was a bit over the budget for us. We did search Airbnb homes which we did found one that sadly got taken right after we found it.
We did do research online and we came to Groupon. Listed for $79USD a night (at 40% off) at Ramada Plaza Capital Park Hotel, we took the shot and booked the place! It was said that it was in Downtown but was technically at the edge of Downtown between some big roads and takes approximately 20 minutes to walk to Downtown. Amazingly, the hotel had a complementary shuttle that ran from 7:30am to 10:30pm within a 3 mile radius.
We had a late check-in (around 9pm) so I could only take photos at night time before we threw all our stuff on the bed. The hotel wasn’t one of those fancy ones you go to, it’s more average but all you need is a place to just stay anyway! The washroom was super clean and looked pretty decent. It had everything you needed including towels, shampoo/conditioner, soap bar, body lotion and even mouthwash. They also had complementary coffee and tea if you’re feeling a little thirsty!
The downside about the hotel is that the only places you can eat is at their restaurant lounge which had super bad ratings so we didn’t bother trying it. The closest place to eat was outside of the hotel which was at least a 20 minutes walk/10 minute drive. There is only one shuttle bus so you have to make sure to have at least half an hour to an hour transportation time since the shuttle is always out and about picking people up or dropping people off.