Just Back..American Girl Store Atlanta Weekend Getaway Package

AmericangirlHave you ever been so busy, that you blink and it’s almost your child’s birthday? All of our crazy schedules and the inability for my daughter to decide what to do for her birthday, left us without a plan for her big day. Every idea I came up with had her giving me the phrase, “Mom, sorry but I think we’ve already done that.” One thing I knew for sure, was she loved to go the American Girl store…She could never get too much of that! I asked her if she wanted to go and she gave me the big YES! But this time, I started thinking, “Haven’t we done this before?” I was on the internet trying to come up with a few ideas and then, a light bulb went on! I remember the American Girl website had information about a hotel package. I quickly called the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta and made my reservation for the American Girl® Store Atlanta Weekend Getaway Package.

American Girl Package Check In at Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta

Special Check-In for Girls and Their Dolls.

The package was AMAZING! From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with an explosion of pink! Who needs a red carpet? The girls and their dolls got to stroll on a hot pink carpet, which lead them to their own special check-in desk, complete with step-stools! They received a special welcome letter and had one-on-one time with the front desk agent who explained their package. They were handed a special gift card that was good for an ice cream sunday or a candy bar at the gift shop. They also received star-shaped lollipops! The girls thought they were princesses!

American Girl® Store Atlanta Package Everything Pink Deluxe

American Girl Travel Bed

Our room was quite spacious and each girl had a special gift waiting for them when they walked into the room….An American girl doll travel bed to keep! Yes, I said to keep! They are beautiful pink beds each with a soft pink sheet and a white pillow with “American Girl” embroiderery. The beds are the perfect for a full size American Girl doll or Bitty Baby/Twin! Our girls were so overjoyed! They played for a long time with their new beds.

Once we pulled them away from their beds, we went  for a nice swim, it was pretty cold outside, and so we were very happy the Marriott had an indoor pool in addition to the outdoor pool. It’s not a large pool, but it also wasn’t crowded. GKT TIP for moms: They have a great gym with all the latest equipment, so you can still fit your workout in.

Tickets to See the Movie…A Nice Touch!

We showered, had dinner nearby and happened to come in on a weekend that Marriott was hosting a complimentary viewing of a movie called,” An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong”. Even the popcorn, water and soft drinks were free of charge. The hotel team set out blankets and pillows so all the girls can make one big sleepover party. It was a pleasant surprise!

American Girl Buffet at Vidalia’s Restaurant – Atlanta Marriot Alpharetta

The next morning, we had breakfast in Vidalia’s Restaurant. Even breakfast was a true to theme. Families who booked the package had their own special seating area with pink tablecloths! The restaurant offered a full buffet with cook to order omelets. Breakfast was very filling and quite good.

American Girl’s Girl of the Year – McKenna

American Girl Bistro – Cake Pops

American Girl Mini Ice Cream Cones

We later decided to do what came to Alpharetta to do….we went to the American Girl Store and Bistro! It’s a great shop to get all the latest styles and accessories for dolls and girls. The store is rather large and all you hear is girls squealing at the top of their lungs with excitement!  The Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was better than I had anticipated and their portions should keep you full. I will warn you, the American Girl Store and Bistro is extremely busy on the weekends, I’m talking theme park busy! GKT TIP: If you wish to dine at the bistro, which is a must, please remember to make reservations in advance. If you just walk in, you might wait for hours just to be seated. You can make advanced reservations via www.americangirl.com. Late Sunday afternoons seem to be the least busy, if you were wondering.

Cookies and Milk Right to Your Door! Flowers for the Girls, Stars for the Dolls. Even Dolls Need Their Milk!

When we returned, we thought it would be a great time to wind down and order room service! We ordered cookies and milk for our girls and their dolls. Well, the milk and cookies were included in the package, but the girls thought they were being fancy for the afternoon! 😉

We really enjoyed our stay at Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta with the American Girl® Store Atlanta Weekend Getaway Package. When you break down the inclusions in this package, it’s well worth the money. The staff was extremely courteous and great with kids, which enhanced the experience. The girls want to do it all over again, and I can’t blame them!

Here’s some more details:

Hotel Location:

Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta:
5750 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005

website:  Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta 

Package rates are from: $121.00 – $194.00

American Girl® Store Atlanta Weekend Getaway Package features:

• Deluxe accommodations for one weekend night
• Breakfast in Vidalia’s Restaurant
• An American Girl® doll-sized travel bed to keep
• Cookies and milk delivered to your room (for your doll too!)
• Keepsake VIG Card valid for a free dessert or snack in hotel gift shop
• Refreshing indoor and outdoor pools
• Complimentary hotel parking
• Separate American Girl® check-in

American Girl® Store Atlanta Package Everything Pink Deluxe – Receive the above, plus:

• Pink duvet and pink towels
• Matching robes for your girl and her doll

Other American Girl Stores have hotels that partner with them and offer similar packages. Go to www.americangirl.com for more information.

We did not receive a complimentary stay at Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta nor were we compensated for this review.