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Downtown Walk to Aquarium, GA Dome, Phillips

Downtown Walk to Aquarium, GA Dome, Phillips


Property Details

Updated: Sep 12, 2014
Studio, 0 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps


Constructed in Downtown Atlanta, this condo building offers 17 floors of condo living. Located at 20 Marietta Street, this building is located centrally to Georgia State, World of Coca Cola, Peachtree Street, Ritz Carlton, W Downtown, Steps from Atlanta nightlife, Aquarium, Woodruff Park, Centennial Park, World of Coca Cola , Hard Rock Café, Georgia Pacific, Atlanta Journal Constitution, All city government, State Capital, City Hall, Turner Field, Georgia Dome, Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome, CNN Center Phillips Arena, Martin Luther King Center Equitable building, State Bar of Georgia, Telex Building, Appeals Court of GA, Sun Trust Building, American Cancer Society, Westin, Holiday Inn, Hilton, Ritz Carlton, W Hotel, The Glenn, The Ellis, Hyatt, Sheraton Downtown, Omni Hotel.

The MARTA train stop is located within one block of the building so a car it not necessary if you are doing business in the city. Downtown is located less than 2 miles from Midtown where the Fox Theatre is located. Welcome to the Metropolitan in Downtown Atlanta.


A Parking pass is included in the rate. Parking is located a block away from the building in a covered, gated, 24 hr attended lot. Most downtown hotels charge up to an additional $25 per day to valet park at their sites.

Building Features

The building offers concierge Monday-Saturday with a locked entry only accessible by key fob. Cameras are located throughout the building for added security. The Building offers laundry room with washers and dryers. The building also features a gym on the 3rdfloor that includes treadmill, bike and free weights. There are vending machines located in the basement for late night snacks.


The condo is located on the 15ht Floor and faces West. Four large windows provide expansive sunset views and views of the Georgia Dome and CNN center. The studio features full size kitchen, separate bathroom and sleeping and living areas. The unit comes with complimentary wireless internet. A 19inch television with DVD player is provided along with local channels accessible by antenna


The updated kitchen is stocked with plates, glasses, utensils and basic cooking utensils. Coffee Maker and microwave are provided along with full size stainless steel oven, fridge and dishwasher. Granite countertops provide adequate counter space for cooking.


The bathroom features ceramic tiles and a bath/shower combination. Bath and hand towels are provided.

Sleeping area

The studio features three beds (1) queen size (1) full size (1) extra long twin. There is a small leather couch and desk also provided. . Beds are dressed with 250 thread count linens. All bed linens are provided.


Gated Community with CCTV cameras and Concierge onsite Monday-Saturday.


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More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

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Downtown Walk to Aquarium, GA Dome, Phillips
Atlanta Metro Atlanta

Pictures are deceiving

  • 1 of 5
The place is really nice... But the area is not. It is at the 5 points station downtown and located where all the homeless are. We had people knocking on our room door all day and harassing us. We did not feel safe at all. After contacting the owner to tell her, she never contacted us back. Also the first day we get there she gave us the wrong instructions to check in. So we had to wait outside in downtown Atlanta at midnight because that is the time we arrived. She said she would be there in 5 min and she look nearly 30 min. During that time we had numerous homeless harrass us. Once in the apartment we found black mold all over the ceiling. Again we contacted the owner and still has not returned a call. I will say the inside of the apartment was really clean besides the moldy roof
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mold - THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANY MOLD IN THE UNIT. IT’S INSULATION – the whole entire building has insulation that is not covered with a drop ceilings. The intent is to make it look more loft-like. I have posted this in the unit, told the fella personally over the phone. What more can I do? The unit looks EXACTLY the same way it looks in the pictures and video. In fact it’s better than the pictures. The bathroom has been redone with a new vanity, mirror and toilet and those pictures have not been updated. Still I did not receive one phone call about black mold before of after they started partying like it was 1999. It gets better keep reading.

Knocks on the Door - He told me there were there were two people including him that were staying in the unit. After my manager dropped off the keys she told me there were 4 girls and 1 guy all appearing to be under the age of 25. Good for him but it ended up bad for me. That was a mistake letting him stay after his lied on his inquiry. The unit is 450 square feet it is not intended to house 5 young adults.

After entering the unit when they left I discovered three trash bags filled with empty vodka bottles, wine and beer. This is a residence not a girls gone wild movie set. After investigating the knocks on the door, I was told they were loud, obnoxious and up all hours of the night. They were also smoking which is not allowed in the unit.Who still smokes? Fella They were bothered by the loud noises coming out of this condo at all hours of the night. That is why they were knocking

Area - I cannot control the outside of the building but I have told people that Atlanta does have a visible homeless problem. Its on the check in instructions. However within 2 blocks of the unit there are three police precincts. There are two other high rise residential units in the area, tons of city workers walking around throughout the day. Panhandling may be an annoying part of an urban downtown environment but I have never had a guest fearful for their safety.

I can only tell you that the guests were not from an urban environment and I’m sure this might have been quite a shock.

Phone Calls - I received ONE phone call from this fella and that was at 1:00 am telling me he was leaving. He is right I did not call him back that night. Unfortunately I was asleep and he should have been too. I called him back one day later after he left. He asked for a refund and unfortunately I could not provide him with one.
Downtown Walk to Aquarium, GA Dome, Phillips
Atlanta Metro Atlanta

We loved it

  • 4 of 5
5 of us stayed in this apartment! I loved it. The owner and her partner were very helpful! I remember being locked out at one point and they were there within 5 minutes to open the door. Both owners were nice and responded to our emails promptly.

Good Points:
The apartment was clean and comfortable with lots of additions provided such a towels, tissues, bin bags, cutlery etc!
Yes it is in quite a.. funny area in regards to lots of homeless etc but the apartment itself is so safe. It works like a hotel, you need a key to get in the main entrance, a key to get into the life, and they key needed again for your actual apartment. So no worries there!
There are two nicely sized beds with another bed underneath which can be pulled out. Lots of choice to eat and the marta is a 3 minute walk which is great if you are tourists like us without a car.

Bad points, things such as the crazy amount of homeless and the nearby train station did not bother us once. But i've noticed in the other reviews it bothered them so it all depends on the person.
Sometimes the hot water wasnt hot.

All in all, I would recommend this place. Thank you and will definetly be seeing you soon! XX
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Unfortunately they told me that there would only be four people staying and this space is limited to four people per the contract but I was told by several people in the building that upwards to six people were staying in the unit. Now I know that there were five people. Back to back showers for five people in a unit that support four TOPS means that the hot water is going to get cold at some point. The easy way to prevent this is just give yourself sometime between showers.

This is an urban city environment with all types of people walking around including homeless. There are some people that just hang out downtown regularly that may be mistaken for homeless if you are not familiar with the area. There are also three Atlanta police precincts representing three different branches of police within 3 blocks of the condo.
Downtown Walk to Aquarium, GA Dome, Phillips
Atlanta Metro Atlanta
Woodbridge, VA

The pros and cons

  • 3 of 5
Comfortable beds
Some food/spices
Ice cube trays
Smells nice
All the pillows
Britta water jug
Toilet flushes easy

No potholders
Low water pressure
Small cups
Only large bowls
7am train
Bathroom tile
Top dresser drawer sticks
One ply toilet paper
Slow to communicate
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Downtown Walk to Aquarium, GA Dome, Phillips
Atlanta Metro Atlanta

Great location

  • 3 of 5
The location was great, and the condo was nice! But the communication between me and the owner wasn't so great. Needs better communication!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Downtown Walk to Aquarium, GA Dome, Phillips
Atlanta Metro Atlanta

This place was nice and comfy

  • 4 of 5
This place was very comfortable. Not only were there two beds as mentioned but a small sofa and pull out mattresses under the bed as well. Atlanta Underground was literally 2 min away walking distance. The tv in the room was small but the antenna picked up plenty of channels. My only complaint is that the hot water goes out fast in the shower but thats not the owners fault. It came back in min though. This place is perfect for a girls weekend like we had. If you are intimidated by the homeless, this may not be the best place for you because there presence is heavy. But they didnt bother us once we said no. Also there were plenty of police around. I will definately return to this condo!!
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Downtown Walk to Aquarium, GA Dome, Phillips
Atlanta Metro Atlanta

Not at all what we expected, wound not recommend.

  • 2 of 5
From the start I should have seen it coming. Most reviews we read had good things to say about this property, only a few reflected the reality of what the property was actually like. Before arriving we had questions we needed answers to, common check in and checkout questions, like where to pick up the key. None of these were answered, just ignored. When I finally called I was told to look at my check in instructions, which were not sent to me till after our chat. They always were very eager to get off the phone, seemed like we were a bother to them. So we land on Sunday, arrive at the key pickup location and proceeded to buzz the given address. 2 tries and no answer, luckily we had a cell phone and called the lady, after that she finally buzzed us in. We had told them of our arrival time, so they should have been expecting us. Finally we get the key and head to the condo. Nice, safe building. Very rough neighborhood. We did not walk around there after dark. Locals we meet at the coffee shop told us to stay in or call a taxi after dark. We were not expecting this at all. We are young 30-somethings that don't scare easily. So onto the actual apartment. At first glance it was quant, bright with big windows. It was very warm in there; the A/C is set to 74f and must be kept there. Way to warm for us. We noticed the ear plugs when we first checked in, seemed peculiar; at 7am it all made sense. There are train tracks right below and all around, we both were startled from our first nights rest by screaming trains. Other then the trains and heat, it was a comfortable night; at least the mattress was nice. So back to the condos condition, there was some sign of a cleaning person, but not a very good one. The mirrors had smears of something on them, the shower curtain had white stains all over it, the sink was mostly clean, small hairs and other "things" were still behind the faucet in the bathroom. Not huge cleaning issues, just made us question the cleanliness of the condo as a whole. The wireless was not working for 4 days, I messaged our contact person the first night and did not get any answer till I called on Wednesday and left a message. There was just 4 towels, no dry cloths for dishes, 1 garbage bag and a whole bunch of Single ply toilet paper. Every corner that could be cut, was. Only 2 of 4 windows opened. I took lots of pictures if anyone is interested in seeing them. If you have low exceptions this is the place for you.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Internet - First off the claim that the wireless was not working for 4 days – The tenants did not read the directions on the wall and called me twice on the wrong number after hours to get instructions. They had my direct line but chose to call the answering service. When I called them back I repeated the same instructions that were on the wall in the apartment and they internet worked. I know interent is more important than food these days but do you think that is fair that you blame me for this because you did not follow directions?

Towels - We supply 4 towels since it is for 4 people. We don’t have the staff available like a hotel to replenish your towels daily. However if requested I would have personally brought more towels to you. It was never requested but you complain about it after you leave.

Windows - All of the windows open. All of them. I ask that you don't open all the windows because they are large, unwieldy and big enough for a child to jump out of. A hotel has all the windows bolted down. We at least allow two to be opened. This is what is requested in the contract it does not mean they they don't work. ITS ON PURPOSE.

Safety – there are four police agencies that service this Area. Georgia State police is less than block, Marta police was right in back of the apartment There are TWO APD police precincts within 3 blocks of the apartment . The building itself has a DOUBLE locked entry and locked entry to the elevator., cameras and a concierge. If you aren't used to an urban environment then I suppose homeless people can be intimidating. However, it has the lowest crime rate of any area in Atlanta proven by statistics not conjecture. Why? Because the city depends on downtown for conventions, meetings, etc. With any walkable environment you want to be cautious after dark. It's just common sense. I wouldn't say this advice means the area is dangerous. It just means don't walk around mindlessly at 2 am.

Miscommunication – As soon as you booked we sent out instruction on how to retrieve the keys. I'm not sure what you are talking about. You had no problems picking up the keys. As a matter of fact I allowed you checked in EARLY.


Activity and Interests

Attractions of Interest:

Centennial Park - 3 blocks away

CNN Center - 3 blocks away

Georgia Aquarium - 6 blocks away

Georgia Dome - 3 blocks away

Phillips Arena - 2 blocks away

Rialto Theatre - 2 blocks away

Woodruff Park - Across the street

World of Coca Cola - 5 blocks away

Convenient to eateries, directly across the street:

Asian - Tin Drum Asia Cafe

Deli Sandwiches - Rueben’s Deli

Greek - It’s Greek to Us

Indian - Naan Stop Express Indian Cuisine

Italian - Rosa’s Pizza

Italian and more - Mama Mia Pizza and Wings


Mexican - Moe’s Southwest Grill



Vietnamese - Dua Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Other Eateries 3 - 7 blocks away:

Hudson Grill

McCormick & Schmicks

STAT Sports Bar

Thrive Restaurant

Businesses and Organizations less than 5 blocks away:

All city government, State Capital, City Hall

American Cancer Society

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Equitable building

Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Pacific Building


Holiday Inn

Hyatt Hotel

Marriott Hotel

Omni Hotel

Ritz Carlton

Sheraton Downtown

State Bar of Georgia

Suntrust Building

Telix Building

The Ellis Hotel

The Glenn Hotel

W Hotel (more like 10 blocks away)



CVS Pharmacy - around the corner from building

MARTA subway - around the corner from building

Steps from Atlanta Nightlife and Recreation:

Georgia World Congress Center

Hard Rock Café

Martin Luther King Center

Turner Field

Other Activities: All kinds of activities are Downtown.

Golf: East Lake Golf Club is a private facility located approximately 5 miles east of downtown Atlanta. Over the years, the golf course has hosted many golf tournaments including the 1950 U.S. Women's Amateur, 1963 Ryder Cup, and 2001 U.S. Men's Amateur. It is now the permanent home of the TOUR Championship by Coca Cola, the culminating event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup.

Ski: Ober Gatlinburg, Tenn.

This is the only ski resort in Tennessee and one of the closest to Atlanta. The ski area is accessible by car, but part of the fun is taking the aerial tramway up to the resort from Gatlinburg. You can walk from your downtown hotel and be on the slopes within the hour without getting in your car. Ski season usually starts in early to mid-December and lasts through early March. obergatlinburg com


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Property Type

  • studio


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • Studio, Sleeps 4


  • Centralized Air Conditioning and Heat in Unit All Linens provided (Towels, Sheets, Pillows) (1) 19 inch flat inch television screens, DVD, with Digital Basic Antenna TV Complimentary Internet Wireless Access (1)Full Size Bed, (1) Queen Size Bed Full Size Fully Stocked Kitchen Laundry room on site Gym with Treadmill and Exercise Bike on Site Concierge Services For an extra cost we can arrange for groceries and adult beverages to be provided for you upon your arrival, saving you time and hassle. When you arrive the fridge will be stocked with familiar foods and snacks and you can kick back and relax and start your vacation off in comfort. Rental Bike For an extra cost we can arrange for bike rental for two people so you can bike around the city and enjoy the sites.
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