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.
Inn at the Peachtrees Atlanta, Ascend Collection
I received a cookie at check-in with my room key card
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.
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.
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.
Interior Courtyard at 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.