I think we just got an incredible deal from Priceline. Starting tonight we’ll be staying 3 nights at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta on Peachtree St. in the upscale neighborhood of Buckhead. We got this 4-star hotel for $63/night. With taxes, etc. it comes out to about $70 a night. Amazing. Supposedly we saved 73% off the listed price. I like that.
I’ve never stayed at a 4-star hotel before & I’m not sure if they’ll let us use the front entrance! I wonder if they would frown on our Walmart bags that accompany our luggage?! We’ll just pretend we are eccentric. Wait, pretend?
One of my favorite quotes is, “I may be poor now, but I’m saving up to become eccentric!’
So, dear readers, we have had our ups and downs in traveling, but this will be one for the books! Perhaps it balances our our unplanned camping trip a little while ago!
Unfortunately this hotel did not meet our needs all that well. Yes, the lobby was nice, but the hot and cold water could not be regulated. There was no free breakfast, and, worst of all, no free internet! With a charge of $10 a night per computer we said no thanks & went to McDonald’s for free wifi one night. They ordinarily charge $20 a night parking. Ouch. Our van was overheight for their garage so we were able to park on a service road for free. I learned my lesson: I won’t be bidding on a downtown or midtown hotel anymore because parking is likely to be at a price. Suburban hotels or ones in nearby towns usually have free parking. I am just too frugal for all these extra charges. The room was nice enough, but not overly luxurious. It was more like a 2 1/2 star room IMHO. The bathroom was granite and pretty, but with the water temperature problem not so functional. We changed rooms but the second room had the same problem, just not quite as bad. Everything was in beige tones. I guess high-powered business travelers need a
boring soothing color palette.