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Scottish Inn

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Auburn, AL
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Scottish Inn

There are no reviews for this hotel. Has anyone ever stayed here? Is it close to the Macon City Auditorium? We want to be able to walk back to the hotel.

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1. Re: Scottish Inn

I've driven by it.....making me glad we didn't stay there. Walking distance according to my Delorme Street Atlas 2006 says it's approx 3/4 of a mile. We stayed at the Crown Plaza Hotel which is also on 1st Street<same as City Auditorium>. It's about 1/3 of a mile to the City Auditorium. If the walk was during the day....and you didn't have heat stroke....I guess it would be ok. At night....I'd suggest hiring Macon's SWAT team to provide armed escort. That said there seems to be more than a few "historic" locations in that area. One of them is the Cannonball House....or what I think was the 1st Yankee Driveby shooting in Macon.

The Crown Plaza will cost more than Scottish Inn.....but it's a very different class of hotel also. The Scottish Inn won't be offering valet or covered parking...nor free wireless internet.

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I would not advise walking anywhere in downtown Macon at night, especially to a questionable hotel. The area is not one I would want to be in; heed what the NWGa guy said.

There are several nice hotels right off of I-75 at Arkwright Road exit, it is several miles, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Calhoun, Georgia
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I don't know about this particular motel but my experinence is that Scottish Inns are often questionable. My first reaction to the idea of walking back at night from the auditorium was don't do it. It is a very unusual city where you can do that nowadays. It is better to drive, pay the extra parking and be safe.

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4. Re: Scottish Inn

All Scottish Inns are locally owned, meaning they vary from one place to the other. Most of them are older properties, outside room entry, lower price, which is going to reflect the quality you get.

Stay a little farther away, and take a taxi. I believe the extra money will be worth it, just in value.

Good luck.

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5. Re: Scottish Inn

I'd thought about the taxi idea but if it's a nightime concert<I think Willie Nelson is there in July> then getting the taxi after it's over would be the problem. Getting there by taxi would be easy.

Just guessing on the nighttime concert.....I saw it listed when I looked for the auditorium's address.

Calhoun, Georgia
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I would think that katiebug will have a car to get to Macon. That is why I recommended paying for the parking rather than walking. However, if there is no car, definitely have a taxi cab number to call because there probably won't be any cabs in Macon, Georgia after the event at the auditorium.

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7. Re: Scottish Inn

I would not walk downtown at night in that area of town. Now, early evening on Cherry or Mulberry street OK with others around. Some good restaurants downtown. The Rookery is reasonably priced. The Tic Toc Room is world class. Try Luigis for good Italian fare.

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