After waiting around, I finally booked a hotel room back in July for the opening weekend. My wife and another couple got a room at the Georgian Terrace, right across from the Fox Theatre. The Georgian Terrace is a very nice place, but we figured that since we were splitting it down the middle, the extra cost for the close proximity was worth it. Best of all-No MARTA!
We made the reservation through a third party and indicated that we wanted two beds and that 4 guests would be staying. I had an email confirmation. Easy. Well, once we checked in on Saturday morning, we found out there was a problem. The standard room we reserved was actually a one bed room, and a full bed at that. Not only did this room only have one bed, it was incredibly tiny. My dorm in Creswell was bigger. So there was no way that 4 people could stay in that room.
The Hotel Manager was very accommodating. She felt bad that there was an error, and felt bad that the third party messed us up. An upgrade there was all booked up. She said to have a seat and she’d call around to other hotels to see if she could get us in for a comparable rate. Well, between the game, the Braves games, Dragon Con, and Black Gay Pride, we began brainstorming for other options. After 45 minutes and a couple of drinks from the bar later, she came back and said that she couldn’t find anything…BUT she did have a room at the Georgian Terrace she’d let us have.
No, literally. A Suite. We take the elevator to the 17th floor and open the door. It is a good sign you open a door to your room and it goes to a hallway. It was a dadgum sweet. It had two bedrooms with king beds and a sweet view of North Downtown Atlanta. No additional charge.
We seriously had thought about ditching our original tailgate plans and just stay in the room all day. But we decided to load up the car and head over towards the Dome. We had been talking for months about lunch at Ted’s Montana Grill, and that is where our next stop was. This day was looking up. It was an omen, a sign of the good things to come. Or so we thought.
I just wanted to use this space to give a nice shout out to the fine folks at the Georgian Terrace on Peachtree Street. Thanks a lot!