I was attracted to the Georgian Terrace because I prefer to stay in historic hotels in urban areas. However, I was soon disappointed. Upon my arrival, I was greeted at the front of the hotel by a chaotic scene featuring two African immigrants (totally untrained hotel employees) who got into an argument about where I was to park my vehicle to check in. Not a exactly good greeting or start. Once inside, I had to wait for 15 minutes to reach the front desk to check in.
Upon reaching the front desk, I learned that the non-smoking suite I had paid for on expedia was actually not available and I had to have a smoking suite or a non-smoking king. I chose the non-smoking king, although it had been cheaper on expedia and the front desk claimed they could not adjust downward the rate. On top of this, I was given a little attitude by the front desk staffer and made to wait another 15 minutes while they cleaned my room.
Because I was now late to a meeting, I grabbed my loaded dolly and proceeded to the elevator only to be "greeted"by a surly bellboy who demanded that I give him the cart in what was clearly an attempt to shake me down for a tip for what was very poor service. I finally relented and left for my room.
Upon entering the room, it became clear that the hotel rooms had not been updated at all since the 1980s when this building was used for apartments. My king room was actually a former studio apartment complete with a very dated kitchen and a washer/dryer! The sheets were stained, the walls and carpet were worn and the bathroom was reminiscent of a holiday inn. I decided to shake this off and got dressed and left.
Later than evening, after dinner, my wife and I had purchased a bottle of wine and we sat on the terrace facing Peachtree after the hotel bar had closed and leisurely drank the wine. Soon after, we were inundated with bums who frequent the midtown area and scurry about like cockroaches. They even began threatening us when we refused to give them money. Of course, there were no hotel staff or security of any kind around the terrace at this hour at least. We eventually went inside and vowed never to stay here again.
The bottom line with this hotel is it has tremendous potential but it needs to be under a new ownership who cares about restoring it to its original grandeur, who actually has some experience in successful hotel management and who will basically fire everyone and start over. I will NEVER stay here again until that happens.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Midtown icon, The Georgian Terrace Hotel is located in the heart of Atlanta's business and cultural district, across from the Fox Theatre. The hotel delivers a brand of service rarely found - southern hospitality at its finest. When you stay with us - you are home. We're set to please with everything from big modern suites to versatile event and meeting spaces. Our business facilities are state of the art. We offer a world-class conference center, an impressive boardroom, classic ballrooms and secure, onsite parking. Just off our lobby, Livingston Restaurant + Bar serves award-winning American cuisine. Reserve one of our 326 rooms or suites today. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Booking.com, Priceline, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., getaroom.com, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your The Georgian Terrace Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Georgian Terrace
- Georgian Terrace Atlanta Ga
- Georgian Terrace Hotel
- Georgia Terrace Hotel