Bottom Line Review: Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown


When driving from North Carolina to Arkansas earlier this year, we stopped in a couple of places along the way for a few nights at a time.

One of those was Atlanta as we wanted to visit Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park which is on the eastern side of downtown Atlanta and decided to stay at the Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown.

Hotel Review Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown

Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown Bottom Line Review

We picked the Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown as it seemed like a decent location and, just as importantly for us, provided great value when booked with points.

Service was very good, there’s secure parking and breakfast was kept well stocked in the mornings. The property won’t win any awards for its amenities as there are very few of them, but if location and award pricing are key factors for you too, this is a solid option.

  • Points Price: The Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown is a category 2 property in the World of Hyatt program. That means it costs 6,500, 8,000 or 9,500 points per night depending on if it’s at off-peak, standard or peak pricing respectively. The first of our four nights was at the 9,500 point level, while the remaining three nights were all 8,000 points per night.
  • Cash Price: The cash price for our dates was $206.71 per night including tax.
  • Points Value: Very good. For our dates we got an average of 2.47cpp of value and I imagine you’d be hard-pressed to get less than 2cpp no matter whether it’s at off-peak, standard or peak award pricing.
  • Resort or Destination Fee: None.
  • Parking: $35 per day with in/out privileges. I have Globalist status and booked our four nights there as an award stay which meant the parking fees were waived. That’s a superb benefit and meant I effectively got even better than 2.47cpp of value by redeeming points.
    There’s a secure parking lot above ground along with a secure lot beneath the hotel, so that was an added benefit.
  • Shuttle: Yes. It’s not an airport shuttle seeing as the property is so far from the airport, but they will take you anywhere within a 3 mile radius of the hotel.
  • Room: Our king room was a tad smaller than your average Hyatt Place room, but it was a good size for a downtown hotel and still felt plenty spacious for us. In keeping with most other Hyatt Places, there was a corner sleeper sofa and work desk.
    I was surprised to see a microwave in our room as very, very few Hyatt Places provide a microwave in rooms.
    Despite it being a downtown hotel, it was nice and quiet and so our pup never felt the need to alert us to people in the hallway. We were given a room on the top floor too, so there was no one in a room above us, although Hyatt Places tend to be sturdily constructed so that’s rarely an issue even if we’re not on the top floor.
    The only downside of the room was that the shower didn’t have very good water pressure. The bathroom did have a window that could be opened though which helped ensure it didn’t get too steamy in there.
  • Housekeeping: We declined housekeeping throughout our stay, so nothing to mention here.
  • Turndown service: No.
  • Internet: This is complimentary for all guests and the speed was good.
  • Dining: Breakfast is complimentary for all guests and included several hot options each day, fresh fruit, breads, bagels and muffins, cereal, fruit juice, etc. There’s a bar area where you can order drinks and food, as well as a fridge by the front desk where you can buy to-go drinks and snacks.
  • Spa: No.
  • Fitness Room: Yes, although it was one of the saddest fitness rooms I’ve seen. It consisted of two treadmills, one elliptical and one set of 5 lb weights – that’s it.
  • Pool: No.
  • Welcome Amenities: We received two free bottles of water due to my Globalist status.
  • Service: Very good for the limited service we needed. Sergio checked us in and he was extremely friendly. A maintenance worker was also very friendly when we were using the elevator.
  • Pet Policy: The Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown is a pet-friendly property. There’s a $75 pet fee when staying 1-6 nights and $175 when staying 7+ nights. There’s a limit of two dogs per room, a weight limit of 50 lbs per dog and a combined weight of 75 lbs. Truffles is only 10-11 lbs (depending on if she’s carrying any holiday weight), so the weight limits weren’t an issue for us. A $75 pet fee for our four night stay wasn’t bad either seeing as that averaged out to less than $20 per night.
    A downside of staying in cities downtown with a pet is that there’s often very little grass around. That wasn’t an issue with this hotel though as there were lots of grassy areas and parks nearby.
  • Location: For us, it was a great location. It was walking distance to many restaurants, it’s only half a mile to Centennial Olympic Park and a mile from Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park to the east and State Farm Arena to the southwest. If you’re heading to Atlanta for a Falcons game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is also only a mile away when walking making this a convenient hotel to stay at if you don’t want to have to mess around with parking at the game too.
  • Elite Benefits: The opportunity to take advantage of Globalist status at Hyatt Places is limited seeing as it’s a brand that doesn’t have to give a suite upgrade (in the rare event that they even have suites to upgrade to which this hotel doesn’t have in the first place). We did get free bottles of water and free parking though.
  • Would I stay again? Definitely. We’d stayed at the Residence Inn Atlanta Norcross Peachtree Corners back in 2018 which was a great property, especially seeing as we were there for a couple of weeks and so had a kitchen in our suite the entire time.
    However, it was a long and painful drive into the city from there, especially considering how bad Atlanta traffic gets. As a result, I’d much rather stay downtown even if it means we wouldn’t have a kitchen in our room, so I’d happily stay at the Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown in the future. If we were planning on booking a long stay though, I might be more inclined to stay at the Hyatt House Atlanta Downtown provided we’d get a room with a kitchen. That property is a category 3 hotel though, so that’s something to consider.

Pros & Cons


  • Points Value – We got more than 2.5cpp of value by using points when taking into account the free parking on an award stay as a Globalist.
  • Location – Great location downtown that’s walking distance to many attractions. It’s on the busy Peachtree St which meant I always felt safe walking our dog at night.
  • Secure Parking – Although I felt safe in the area, it was nice being able to park our car in a secure parking lot.
  • Shuttle – There are lots of electric bikes and scooters around, but having a shuttle that can take you places within a 3 mile radius (e.g. an Atlanta Falcons game) is a great amenity.


  • Limited Amenities – If you’re staying in downtown Atlanta there’s a good chance you’ll be out and about exploring anyway, so this isn’t a huge negative. However, the lack of a swimming pool, very limited fitness room equipment, no guest laundry, etc., could affect the appeal for some people.
  • Water Pressure – This wasn’t great, but we’ve also had much worse at other hotels and so it’s definitely not a deal breaker.

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King Room

Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown - King room
King room
a counter top with a microwave and a mirror
Mini fridge & microwave
Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown - Sink & dresser outside of the bathroom
Sink & dresser outside of the bathroom
a bathroom with a glass shower door
Bathroom with a window that can be opened
a city with trees and buildings
View from our room


Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown - Breakfast 1
Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown - Breakfast 2
Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown - Breakfast 3
Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown - Bar
Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown - Snacks & drinks
Snacks & drinks

Hotel Amenities

Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown - Fitness room
Fitness room
Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown - The extensive collection of weights
The extensive collection of weights
Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown - Shuttle
Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown - Gated parking lot
Gated parking lot
Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown - Fountain & outdoor seating out front
Fountain & outdoor seating out front
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downtown Atlanta safe???


Is this the Hyatt Place Centennial Park? We stayed here for a Taylor Swift concert at 12K night and the room looked to be much more updated than your pictures. Or could this be the Hyatt House Atlanta Downtown?


Ah my bad! Great write up!

Rich T.

But were you able to see the Thomas Damon Trolls while in town at the botanical gardens?


Next time you are in ATL you might think about staying in Midtown. It has a ton more personality than downtown and it also very convenient. It is a more friendly area for walking, the restaurant choices are much better, and you have museum and arts centers close by. And you still have good Marta access for downtown, MLK center, aquarium, stadium, airport, etc.

Buckhead is another popular location but it is too touristy and too much party-central for my taste. But if that is your thing you might check it out.


I second Midtown. So many more dining spots… and three metro stops make it easy to get around and to Downtown.