Hotel Information 2021

Anime Weekend Atlanta is a 24 hour convention, starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday evening. To get the maximum fun out of the convention, avoid having to lug around 10lbs of swag you bought in the dealer’s room, and accommodate your 3 cosplay changes a day, you’re probably going to want to stay close by. To help you out with that, AWA has made agreements with local hotels to offer you the lowest rates available for the weekend AND include special concessions like free in-room wifi.

Booking your hotel stay

There are two independent systems for booking your hotel stay for AWA.

The first handles reservations for the Renaissance Waverly Hotel. As the host hotel, the Renaissance Waverly is in the highest demand and sells out quickly. Those reservations are handled directly by the Renaissance Waverly. We will post a link on this page on the booking dates reservations are available (details below). Rooms are EXTREMELY limited, and sell out quickly. These booking dates are earlier than the other booking dates for your convenience so you’ll know if you have a Waverly reservation or not when the other hotels open.

Learn about the Renaissance Booking Process

For all other hotels offering special AWA rates, you will use a booking portal that will automatically find the best match for your search criteria and offer you all available matching rooms. Instructions on how to use this portal are listed below.

Learn about the Booking Portal

2021 Hotel Comparison

HOTEL NAMEDISTANCEADDRESSADVANCED DEPOSITRATE / NIGHTTAXES & FEES / NIGHTSHUTTLE AVAILABLE?PARKINGCANCELLATION POLICY
Atlanta Marriott Northwest1.9 miles200 Interstate North Parkway SE,
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
None$136.0014% + $8 feesTBASelf: $12/day; Valet: $17/day72 Hours
Sonesta Select Atlanta Cumberland - Formerly Courtyard Atlanta Cumberland Galleria0.8 miles3000 Cumberland Blvd Se Atlanta, GA, 30339None$132.0014% + $5 feeTBA$7/day72 Hours
Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Marietta/I-75 North3.9 miles2455 DELK RD SE
MARIETTA, GEORGIA 30067
None$159.00
2-nt minimum stay
14.75% + $5 feeTBAFree72 Hrs; 2-nt R&T penalty
Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Windy Hill/Ballpark2.2 miles2045 S Park Place, Atlanta, Georgia 30339None$159.00 flat
2-nt minimum stay
14.75% + $5 feeTBAFree72 Hrs; 2-nt R&T penalty
Embassy Suites Atlanta Galleria0.5 miles2815 Akers Mill Road SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
1 night + tax by TBA$136.00 flat / One Bedroom, One King
$184.00 flat / Two Bedrooms, One King
$216.00 flat / Two Bedrooms, Two Queens
14% + $8 feesTBA50% off standard rate of $1272 Hours
Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Vinings2.0 miles2450 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339None$169.0014% + $8 feesTBAFree72 Hours
Hotel Indigo Atlanta Vinings2.1 miles2857 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339None$152.0014% + $5 feeTBAFree72 Hours
Hyatt Place Atlanta / Cobb Galleria1.0 miles2876 Spring Hill Parkway
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
None$135.0014% + $5 feeTBAFree72 Hours
Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta NW2.6 miles2999 Windy Hill Road SE
Marietta, Georgia 30067
None$144.0014% + $8 feesTBASelf: $12/day; Valet: $17/day72 Hours
Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta0.8 miles2625 Circle 75 Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339None$227.0014% + $8 feesTBA$38 valet in/out parking daily72 Hours
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center0.0 miles2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339TBA$185.0014% + $8 feesNo$12/day72 Hours
Sheraton Suites Galleria Atlanta0.4 miles2844 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 303391 night + tax by TBAKing Suite:
$180.00 (Single)
$185.00 (Double)
$190.00 (Triple)
$195.00 (Quad)
14% + $8 feesTBA$12/day72 Hours
Sonesta Atlanta Northwest - Formerly Wyndham ATL Galleria3.0 miles6345 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30339None$144.0014% + $5 feeTBA$10/day72 Hours
Country Inn & Suites by Raddison Atlanta Galleria6.0 milesNone$145.0014% + $8 feesYesFree72 Hours

How to book the host hotel

The Renaissance Waverly is the AWA host hotel – registration for the convention is available on the second floor, and various events will be held there in addition to the Cobb Galleria. The party doesn’t stop at the Renaissance, so if you’re looking for quiet in the evenings, you may enjoy another of our hotels more. Rooms at the Renaissance are EXTREMELY limited, and tend to sell out within minutes. Because AWA sells out the full hotel, you will not be able to book a room for October 28 – November 1 outside of the following system and times.

In order to accomodate the most people in the least frustrating way, there are three available booking blocks for the Renaissance. Reservations will be handled by the Renaissance directly.

Booking begins at 10am ET. Please note that the site will say

“Sorry, there are no rooms remaining in the group block for a particular night. Please contact the Hotel directly for assistance” until booking opens, and will display the same message once it sells out. Keep trying the link – we will post when the hotel tells us they have sold out.

Book the Renaissance Here

** Booking dates have been changed. Please see below for new dates. **

June 1 at 10:00am EDT

  • Oct 28 (Thurs) – Nov 1 (Mon) reservations only.
  • Full payment due upon reservation.
  • No refunds will be available.

June 10 at 10:00am EDT (formerly the 4th)

  • Oct 28 (Thurs) – Oct 31 (Sun) OR Oct 29 (Fri) – Nov 1 (Mon) stays only.
  • Full payment due on Sept 14.
  • Cancellation with no penalty until Sept 13.

June 17 at 10:00am EDT (formerly the 7th)

  • 2 night, 3 night or 4 night stays available.
  • Full payment due on Sept 14.
  • Cancellation with no penalty until Sept 13.

FAQs for the Renaissance Booking Process

Can all of the Rooms sell out on June 1?

No. Each date has an allotted number of rooms that can be booked. If all of the rooms portioned out for the June 1 block sell out, you will need to wait until the June 4th block for the next opportunity to book.

What happens if the June 1 block does not sell out?

In the extremely unlikely event that the June 1 block does not sell out, its rooms will be added to the June 4th block, and take on those requirements for booking.

 How long will rooms be held while I check out?

15 minutes. If you are not able to get in right at 10am, we recommend refreshing every few minutes in case someone closes out of their window or decides not to book. This does mean that some people may be able to book after 10am even though some people have been declined from the system. This is a feature of holding rooms while people check out.

I saw someone get a reservation at 9:58am. What gives??

While the portal is set to open at 10am, it may open a little early or late due to the nature of the system, bandwidth, and actual human beings. This system is managed by Marriott and AWA is not physically in charge of the big red OPEN NOW button. We recommend trying to book starting 15 minutes early.

What if I have more questions?

For additional questions not answered here, please email us at info@awa-con.com and we will do our best to get you answers. On the day of booking, if you have questions, it is best to call the Renaissance directly at 770-953-4500.

How to book all other hotels

We have 13 hotels in addition to the Renaissance Waverly that offer AWA group rates. In order to make your booking process a breeze, we have a single portal where you can book a room that best meets your requirements. This portal will be open Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 10:00am.

If you already know where you want to stay, there is a “view all hotels” link where you can directly select your prefered property.

If you’re more flexible on where you stay, you can enter your check-in and check-out dates, and then sort the matching properties by name, distance, price, and even available amenities.

Please note, you will only be able to book one room at a time via the booking portal. Additionally, attendees are allowed up to two (2) reservations maximum held under one name. Any reservations with more than two (2) rooms held under their name 14 days after initial reservation was made; could result in cancellation of their second reservation stay.

While the portal is set to open at 10am, it may open a little early or late due to the nature of the system, bandwidth, and actual human beings. This system is managed by an outside company and AWA is not physically in charge of the big red OPEN NOW button.