Oct082018

Choice Privileges 6,000 points stay Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta Downtown

After two nights at JW Marriott Buckhead for $71 and one night at Marriott Atlanta Century Center for $23, I made my way to downtown Atlanta for a hotel stay at only 6,000 Choice Privileges points for Inn at the Peachtrees, an Ascend Collection hotel. I counted this as a $30 hotel night since I bought over 200,000 Choice Privileges points in April 2018 through U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways for $5.00 per 1,000 points.

MARTA Civic Center station exits onto West Peachtree Street Northwest. Inn at the Peachtrees Hotel is two blocks south on the street. This area is ideal for a tourist visiting downtown Atlanta within easy walking distance to major tourist attractions like Georgia Aquarium and Atlanta’s Civil Rights Museum and Centennial Olympic Park. Many of the major hotels in Atlanta like Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta and about a dozen major brand hotels within three blocks of Inn at Peachtrees.

Atlanta Downtown Peachtree Street view of Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hyatt Place Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Atlanta and Westin Peachtree Plaza.

Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta, Ascend Collection

Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta is a 4-story hotel

Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta, Choice Hotels Ascend Collection

Lobby

Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta lobby seating

Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta lobby seating

Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta breakfast dining room.

Check-in

I received a cookie at check-in with my room key card

Complimentary warm cookie at check-in.

Initially I had a room key to one of the few rooms inside the main building ground floor through the breakfast dining room area and past business center and fitness center. Turned out someone was already in that room.

I can’t say that was a first, but generally not a good sign at check-in. I distinctly remember it happening at Marriott Amsterdam one time and being compensated with a room upgrade and complimentary breakfast. I did not receive a room upgrade for Inn at the Peachtrees, but I was presented with a snack gift bag to take my next room 202 accessed via the elevator across from the reception desk.

Inn at the Peachtrees exterior 2nd floor hall corridor.

Inn at the Peachtrees room 202 view

Room 202 bed – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Room 202 desk, tv, coffee maker – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Room 202 cushioned chair and stool – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Room 202 bathroom and closet – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Room 202 shower – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Room 202 hanging hairdryer by shower

Bath & Body Works toiletries – Inn at the Peachtrees.

The overall appearance of the room looked nicely furnished. Closer inspection of the floor where the carpet met the wall near the door showed wear and tear.

Fitness Center

Fitness Center – Inn at the Peachtrees, Atlanta

Fitness Center – Inn at the Peachtrees, Atlanta

Fitness Center – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Business Center

Business Center – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Breakfast Inn at the Peachtrees

Breakfast is typical carb-heavy food with bread, pastries, egg-cheese omelets and sausages. Fruit was available through the day.

Dining Room – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Dining room – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Dining Room – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Dining Room TV – Inn at the Peachtrees

Interior Courtyard at Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Courtyard Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Courtyard – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Courtyard – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Courtyard fountain – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

Courtyard entrance fountains – Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta

 

All in all, the cleanliness of the hotel room and good condition furnishings had me satisfied with my choice to stay at Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta for 6,000 points. The location was ideal for touring downtown.

Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown, across the street from Inn at the Peachtrees, would have been 8,000 points per night, but there are many other hotels where I would prefer to spend 8,000 World of Hyatt points, whereas, Inn at the Peachtrees for 6,000 Choice Privileges points was a great deal and location for Atlanta at a hotel where the room rate for that night was $170 after tax.

When I booked this hotel at the beginning of September the rates were 6,000 points per night. The reward rate went up to 8,000 points by the time of my stay at the beginning of October.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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