If you want to spend time spotting at Atlanta Airport, most spotters know that the Renaissance Concourse is the hotel of choice, with its ideal position alongside the northern perimeter and rooms with balconies facing the action.
However, a lesser-known hotel which is usually much cheaper and still offers good views of aircraft can be found nearby.
This photo of BEST WESTERN PLUS Atlanta Airport-East is courtesy of TripAdvisor
The Best Western Plus – Airport East is located a little further away from the airport, but has rooms offering views of the northern two runways.
Those with an SBS will be able to monitor aircraft on the other runways. If the weather’s clear enough you will be able to see the aircraft approaching and departing the distant runways.
Aircraft arriving from the east onto the northern runways can easily be read off from rooms in the *01, *02, *16, *17 range (the higher the better) will have views of the action.