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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