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    Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    Any advice on where to stay near Turner Field?

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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRoser View Post
    Any advice on where to stay near Turner Field?
    There are a couple of hotels near the stadium, but it's in a really rough part of town.

    If you have the money, I'd stay in midtown and take Marta to underground and take the shuttle over.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    You don't stay "near" Turner Field if you want to enjoy aspects outside of your room and the stadium.

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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    I hate the DDN website interface so I'm not gonna do a search for you, but I know in the last year or so McCoy mentioned the hotel the Reds stay at in ATL. I think it was the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead...but thats a guess. I'm not much help, just wanted to give up a heads up if you wanted to do the legwork.

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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    Thanks for the heads up kaldaniels, and if I weren't a poor school teacher I would love to stay at the Ritz Carlton.
    The hotel we are considering is in the same area as the Ritz, however---in the Buckhead area. Anyone know if that area is safer than staying closer to Turner Field? It says that Buckhead is just about 4 miles or so from midtown.

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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRoser View Post
    Thanks for the heads up kaldaniels, and if I weren't a poor school teacher I would love to stay at the Ritz Carlton.
    The hotel we are considering is in the same area as the Ritz, however---in the Buckhead area. Anyone know if that area is safer than staying closer to Turner Field? It says that Buckhead is just about 4 miles or so from midtown.
    I guess that's technically true - the southern tip of Buckhead is probably <4 miles from the northern edge of Midtown. But Turner Field is on the South Side of downtown, so Buckhead to TF is more like 10 miles.

    I'd suggest you either stay in Midtown or Buckhead, near one of the MARTA rail stations on the North/South line.

    Personally, I've never much cared for Buckhead. If you stay in Midtown, Piedmont Park is just a few blocks away. The High Museum is at Peachtree & 16th. Unfortunately, you'll be in town after the Monet exhibit, but before the Da Vinci exhibit. And the Georgia Aquarium is outstanding.

    It's also worth noting that the weekend the Reds are in town is the same weekend as the Alabama - Virginia Tech Kickoff Game at the Ga Dome (9/5/09 - 8pm). GT kicks off their season at 1pm on 9/5 as well. And according to the Philips Arena website, there's a Britney Spears concert on Fri 9/4.

    In other words, and I can't emphasize this enough to anyone coming to town for those games, you really want to be able to take MARTA to/from the games. With everything going on that weekend, traffic will be bad, even by Atlanta standards. And I'd go ahead and line up a room sooner rather than later. You can always cancel if you find a better deal.

    PM me if you want any more suggestions (ie, places to eat).

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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    Thanks 15 fan! If you ever come to Knoxville, maybe I can return the favor.

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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    There is also a NASCAR Race that weekend as well.

    Busy Busy weekend in Hotlanta.
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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post
    There is also a NASCAR Race that weekend as well.

    Busy Busy weekend in Hotlanta.
    NASCAR and the Alabama/VT football game?

    Cue the dueling banjos...

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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

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    Any advice on where to stay near Turner Field?

    I'll bet Raisor would let you stay on his couch.
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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    as others have said, don't stay near the stadium. Mid-town to Buckhead is your best bet, probably somewhere on Peachtree St (tons of hotels, but w/ so much in town that weekend, grab your room quick)

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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    NASCAR and the Alabama/VT football game?

    Cue the dueling banjos...
    And stay away from The Varsity

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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I'll bet Raisor would let you stay on his couch.
    That's assuming the wife isn't still making me sleep there.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    And stay away from The Varsity


    Pay no attention to this man!

    Who doesn't enjoy being sick for two weeks after eating a hamburger???
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Best Place(s) to stay near Turner Field for Braves v. Reds series in Sept.?

    DON"T STAY AT THE EMBASSY SUITES DOWNTOWN!

    Went there for the Sugar Bowl in '06 to watch Slaton destroy Greg Blue and his pretenders at UGA and within one hour of parking our car valet at the Embassal Suites, our car had been broken into, and the the DVD player had been stripped out. It was a professional job. Guy came in with some sort of drill and unscrewed everything in there and lifted it. Followed the wiring all the way to the front console and ripped all that out too. Could tell he knew what he was doing. Inside job for sure, too. There was no forced entry, and the car was parked at the very back of the lot. Lucky for us, the tickets were not stolen. Disaster of a trip (besides the actual game).


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