SFOG - motel questions

Tuesday, April 16, 2002 11:06 AM
Anyone know anything about a motel called Mark Inn in Austell? Is it clean enough? The rest in the area are expensive.

Or else the condition of Knight's Inn on S. Cobb Dr. SE in Smyrna? And safety of the area?

Anyone ever stay in Norcross/Tucker?

Tuesday, April 16, 2002 11:13 AM
I've stayed in Knight's Inns before, they're clean. Tacky but clean, my guess is that you'd be ok there.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 11:54 AM
The Knight's Inn did look decent on the website, but was concerned with the area it's in.

The Mark Inn, I was concerned more w/ the condition.

Tuesday, April 16, 2002 12:01 PM
Mark Inn is ghetto. I would advise against staying there. Go to the next exit west, Thornton Road, about 2 miles down. Much nicer location.
Tuesday, April 16, 2002 12:51 PM
Yeah, for $80+ . And we (2 adults, 2 kids) gotta stay 2 nights. Gets expensive (to me) just for a theme park visit. Gotta leave $ to make it other parks too!

Is Mark Inn that bad?

Any safe places in Marietta? I think parts have gotten a lot rougher since i lived there in the 70's.

*** This post was edited by Raptor Pilot on 4/16/2002. ***

Tuesday, April 16, 2002 1:01 PM

When I visited SFoG last October, I stayed at the Ramada in one exit east of the park. Rates were really good, rooms were nice - it's no Hilton, but it worked for me (and my budget). The area seemed safe to me....


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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 1:12 PM

I always stay at the Days Inn right next to the park. It's within walking distance so you'll save $10.00 on the parking. Here's the number:


Tuesday, April 16, 2002 1:27 PM

The Days Inn is a good idea. There's also a new Sleep Inn next to it. You may pay a little more for the rooms, but remember, you'll save on parking $.

If only I had a picture of the Mark Inn... it's just awful looking.

Tuesday, April 16, 2002 1:47 PM

There are some very nice motels at the exit beyond Six Flags, Lithia Springs. Its only a couple miles beyond the park. Most of the motels are way cheaper than what you'd find next to the park (and way safer too.) I stayed at the new Motel 6 last weekend for only 39.99 a night! I know Motel 6 has a rep but this one was just built and very nice.

Hotwire was giving away rooms at the LaQuinta for 30.00 a night too. Look for something in the Austell area.


Tuesday, April 16, 2002 7:43 PM
Thank you.

Hotwire doesn't give the name of the hotel until after it's purchased. Searching in Austell, only one comes up, and it's for $30. Any idea if I can be sure this is the LaQuinta? I dont want to end up with something trashy. And do you know if the LaQuinta is decent?

Also we can't go until June. The $40 rate you got at Motel 6 is only for April and May. It's $50 in June (and $56 for both of us).

Tuesday, April 16, 2002 8:08 PM

Raptor, while I was about to point out that if someone got the LaQuinta in Austell for $30 from Hotwire that if the same price showed up it'd probably be the same place, I checked the amenities.

As far as I knew, all LaQuinta inns had a free continental breakfast, and Hotwire doesn't show that coffee mug that indicates the $30 hotel is it.

You can take an even bigger leap of faith with Priceline -- I got the LaQuinta near Carowinds through them for a fraction of the going rate. I just checked BiddingforTravel.com and didn't see any Austell hotel listings though Priceline does have 1 and 2 stars in Austell. If you don't want to stay in a dive, just lowball the 2 star and see how it goes.

Thursday, April 18, 2002 1:19 PM
So the $30 hotel on hotwire may not be the LaQuinta because hotwire doesn't show the free breakfast?
Anyone else know?

I haven't tried priceline. Would it be as
cheap as hotwire? If you bid and they accept, do you have to buy (say, if you dont like the hotel)? I assume with priceline once you bid and get accepted (and they automatically charge your CC), you can't cancel (like hotwire)?

Paris, how much you paid for LaQuinta through priceline? I'm wondering what the lowest price they will accept is (anyone know?).

Sorry to drag this on.

Thursday, April 18, 2002 2:58 PM

Raptor Pilot, I stayed at the La Quinta on April 5. Its a decent motel. Its an outside motel but it does have elevators, a pool, and a continental breakfast. It was very clean. Also I got it for $39.99 a night through www.orbitz.com If you don't trust the internet just call the 1-800 number for the La Quinta and they can usually quote you the same price as the internet but make sure its the 1-800 number and not the local number because they can't get you the same rates. If you have any other questions email me and I'll be happy to help.

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Friday, April 19, 2002 12:37 PM
Nope, $76 through their 800#.

Also, hotwire can only guarantee a room for two people (I need one for 4).

*** This post was edited by Raptor Pilot on 4/19/2002. ***


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