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Country Inn and Suites~ Smyrna GA

When we go on Living History Trips, exploring history throughout America, we make it a point to try all sorts of different hotel chains, B&Bs, cabins, and lodging. Why? So we can offer you all sorts of choices when you take your family to go explore history!

Bracketing our trip around the Southeast Homeschool Expo held at the Cobb Galleria, we were booked into the Carlson's Country Inn and Suites in Smyrna, GA. Unfamiliar with the Atlanta area, this seemed far away, but in reality, it was a quick hop, skip and a jump to get to the Cobb Galleria each morning. 

We checked in a little early at the Country Inn and Suites, eager to drop our stuff off, then go like mad for the rest of the day. We had spots all over Atlanta to go explore. It is always nice to come home to a room that is ready, rather than dragging your stuff up to then try and settle in. When we are on our history vacations, we can often go from 8am to 10 or 11 at night, all go, all the time. 

When we walked into the Country Inn and Suites in Smyrna, it sort of reminded us of MainStay Suites in Roanoke, where we had had a fabulous stay when we first moved to the Eastern side of the US. Dark wood, pleasant furnishings, it immediately had an air of comfort, like a living room. Off to the left was the breakfast room. On a table in the lobby, there was a freshly cooked batch of Otis Spunkmeyer cookies that really hit the spot. Grab a few cookies and remember, there are NO calories when you are standing up and eating them!

We were greeted with a pleasant room with fluffy pillows and a huge fluffy comforters. The only way to describe the beds is "fluffy!" as odd as that may seem. We have a huge down comforter at home, and it just reminded me of home! Our room had two queens and was very comfortable with a desk for the laptop and a nice cozy chair in the corner. A dresser that actually fit our clothes and had nice big mirrors which come in handy when you are dressing for a convention! 

We also had a refrigerator included with our room, very nice for our Cheesecake Factory leftovers! With the coffee pot and some decaf coffee, it made for a nice midnight snack!

The bathrooms were quite nice, with granite counter tops, plenty of toiletries and a nice big bath tub. The bathrooms were very, very clean. We have met with some less than clean bathrooms as we have been doing homeschool conventions with The Old Schoolhouse Magazine this summer, and it is always such a good feeling to have a CLEAN nice bathroom.

Breakfast in the morning was great and included with the price of the room! The Country Inn and Suites Smyrna has the typical hot breakfast which includes a waffle bar (we always make the waffles and top with peanut butter to give them staying power), hard boiled eggs, sausage or bacon (varies daily) plus cereals, muffins, bagels, juices and all the normal carby fare. All in all, the breakfast room was cozy, well stocked and worked well for our 3 mornings there.

The hotel itself was very quiet and very clean. Again, we have stayed in some less than stellar places this summer, and this was a relaxing retreat. Every time we walked in the lobby, saw the hard wood floors, we just sort of relaxed and felt like we were home. The location is great, it is near many of the places we wanted to go. You could easily explore downtown Atlanta, Marietta, and the nearbyb historical sites with the Symrna Country Inn and Suites as your starting point.

When you are out exploring the history of Atlanta, or attending the Southeast Homeschool and Expo, LivingHistorySites.com recommends giving the Country Inn and Suites in Smyrna a try. We look forward to trying other hotels in this chain and bring you the results so you can plan your historical vacations with your family!

 

Country Inn and Suites~ Smyrna GA

2175 Church Road Se

Smyrna, GA 30080

(404) 564-1105