Getting Around Town
Midtown is a vibrant arts and cultural district combined with Atlanta’s business and educational center. Georgia Tech is located just a couple of blocks West of the Regency Suites Hotel and is the ultimate destination of many of our overnight guests. Below is some information to assist you while you are staying at the Regency Suites and visiting Georgia Tech.
Visiting Georgia Tech
The northeast corner of campus is located just over Interstate 75/85 about 3 blocks from the Regency Suites Hotel. Here you will find McCamish Pavilion where Georgia Tech Basketball games are played and graduation is held among other events.
Georgia Tech Technology Square and the Global Learning Center are located four blocks south of the hotel – if you walk out our main entrance and take a left you will find the GT College of Management – Schelling Business School four blocks down. Take a right on Fifth street to reach the Global Learning Center. The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is also located here.
The Georgia Tech Trolley is an easy way to get to Georgia Tech from the Regency Suites Hotel.The Trolley picks up passengers next door at the Midtown MARTA station and the first stop is at the Global Learning Center. The Trolley continues on through campus with a final stop at the GT Student Success Center and the Aquatics Center before returning along the route back to the Midtown MARTA stop. The Georgia Tech Trolley schedule and map route can be found here.
Taxi’s and Public Transportation
Taxi Service – Should you need taxi service please let the front desk know and we will be happy to call and arrange pickup for you. Atlanta taxi’s can’t usually be “waved down” as in some other cities. Please allow about five minutes for a taxi to arrive, however, during large citywide events the wait can be longer. We are located in a flat rate zone, meaning business to business in Midtown is an $8.00 fare. Here is a link to current fare rates for other destinations in Atlanta.
MARTA is Atlanta’s rapid rail train system. We are located next door to Midtown Station. Marta is a quick and inexpensive way to get around the city.
The MARTA trains run from 5:07 AM on weekdays until 1:30AM.
On weekends MARTA runs from 6:14 AM until 1:30.
View the full Marta Station Map here.
In addition to single ride fares- Unlimited daily and weekly passes can be purchased at the station if you plan to have multiple rides. Here are directions to take MARTA to some of the more popular destinations in Atlanta:
Hartsfield Jackson Airport – Get on any Southbound train and take it to the Airport which is the final stop on the line -it takes approximately 18 minutes to reach the airport on MARTA from the Regency Suites Hotel. Upon arrival at the airport just take the escalator and you will be inside the airport near the main gates.
Atlantic Station – take MARTA one stop North to Arts Center Station — just outside the station you will see a sign that says “Atlantic Station Shuttle” the shuttle is free and will take you throughout Atlantic Station where you will find many great restaurants, shopping (target,dillards,american eagle,anne taylor and many more), a great movie theatre , exhibits and much more.
ARTS Center station is also the stop for many of Atlanta’s best know arts venues such as the High Museum, Alliance Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center and the Atlanta Symphony.
Downtown / Congress Center – Take MARTA south to Peachtree Center Station (3 stops) – you will be in the heart of downtown Atlanta adjacent to AmericasMart. From here it is a short walk to Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coke, CNN Center, Phillips Arena, the Georgia Aquarium and the Georgia World Congress Center.
GWCC/Georgia Dome – as an alternative to the directions above — take MARTA 4 stops to the main station — FIVE POINTS- which is also the location of Underground Atlanta – transfer to a west bound train and go one stop to the Phillips Arena / Georgia World Congress Center / Georgia Dome stop.
Lenox Mall / Buckhead – Lenox mall and the Buckhead Shopping area are about 3 miles North of the Regency Suites. To get to Lenox on MARTA get on a NorthBound train that says either “Gold Line” or “Doraville” – go three stops north and get off at Lenox station. This stop lets out across from the Lenox Mall Parking lot.