I love traveling to see friends. As a blogger, it’s hard sometimes because many of your friends are behind Twitter handles. Conferences allow you to embrace in real life and this trip did not disappoint. Arriving in Atlanta a day early allowed me to get settled and enjoy a nice peaceful afternoon at my hotel, the Sleep Inn® – Atlanta Airport.
I checked in around 2pm and was greeted with a warm lobby. The price was right and the location was perfect, right near the airport and the conference center. Staying at an airport hotel, sometimes you might worry about noise; I’m a light-sleeper and never heard a plane. The hotel staff was great and they let me know about the full breakfast that was available. The breakfast featured a few hot items as well, which was nice for my mornings on the run.
I went up to my room and was impressed.
The layout was standard, but the design was wonderful. The colors complimented well and the bed …. let’s just say I took a nap that afternoon. The staff was so great that late in the afternoon, they called my room just to make sure I was settling in okay. Kudos.
The bathroom, shower, vanity and desk were all nice and up-to-date. The location was also really nice. If you don’t have a vehicle or don’t want to wander out of the hotel, there is a Ruby Tuesday’s in the same parking lot. No crossing busy streets, just a 30 second walk to the front door.
Just two minutes off the interstate, and 10-12 minutes (no-traffic) from downtown, I found myself really enjoying the hotel. The conference was a huge success and I sincerely enjoyed seeing Rebecca Parsons again. Rebecca has blogged since 1999. I was still in high school (lol). She is incredibly inspiring, interesting, and she and her husband are wonderful people. Rebecca also spoke about writing, and I always learn something. I was privileged to get to connect with her more and look forward to the next conference.
I have three goals when I attend a conference:
- Connect with friends, clients or contacts
- Learn something new, usually they are nuggets of wisdom
I enjoy peace and quiet. I love the excitement of the city, but don’t want it to keep me up at night. Sleep Inn® – Atlanta Airport was the perfect option for me.
From the friendly staff, the location or the room itself, I’d stay here again in a heartbeat. Friends made the stay even better. Whether it was in the lobby….
Or speaking at the conference, I sincerely enjoyed my trip to Atlanta. Friends make life better and I reunited with some old friends and made some new ones.
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Leigh Anne Borders says
I am so glad that I went to this conference and met you! I was very impressed with what you did. I certainly learned alot! For me, a time I recently connected with my family was when we went to Dollywood this past September. It was a such a sweet time connecting with them. We stayed up laughing until the early hours of the morning. Many memories were made as we rode rides together at Dollywood and even went on a little moonshine tasting adventure. Funny to have my parents watch me drink. Anyway, it was a blast and I am thankful for the time I got to spend with them.