Atlanta is packed to the brim with things to see, do and experience, making it a popular spot for holidaymakers looking to treat themselves to a city break. Regardless of whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple, or with the whole family in tow, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation options. The city is teeming with hotels offering everything from the most basic, budget-friendly accommodation to the most luxurious, high end living you could wish for… the only problem you’ll have is deciding which one to choose. To help, we’ve rounded up the 20 very best hotels in Atlanta in 2019 for your consideration.
20. Omni Hotel at CNN Centre
Nestled as it is between the CNN Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the Omni Hotel at CNN Center is one of the city’s premier destinations for journalists and business travelers. That said, it’s still got plenty to please leisure travelers, including several in-house restaurants, a heated outdoor pool, a sumptuous spa, and a great range of kid-friendly activities.
19. W Atlanta - Buckhead
For service with a smile, luxurious flourishes, and an unbeatable location, a stay at the W Atlanta – Buckhead comes highly recommended. Regardless of whether you’re in Atlanta for business or pleasure, you’ll not find fault with either the hotel’s superb range of amenities, which include a fitness center and outdoor infinity pool, or its stylish, comfortable guestrooms.
18. The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The spectacular views of the Atlanta skyline from the towering Westin Peachtree Plaza are worth the cost of a room alone. That said, the interior doesn’t exactly disappoint either, with floor to ceiling windows, comfortable rooms, excellent dining options, and best of all, an 11th-floor pool featuring a fully retractable, curved glass roof.
17. Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
The quiet setting of the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center makes it ideal for travelers visiting Atlanta on business, as does its 65,000 square feet of event space. Those visiting on leisure aren’t neglected either, and can expect to enjoy comfortable rooms featuring pillowtop mattresses, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, and high-speed internet access. Other amenities worth a mention include the 3 equally excellent dining options, indoor saltwater pool, full-service spa, and 24-hour fitness center.
16. Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter Hotel
The sleekly contemporary Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter Hotel makes a great choice for solo and business travelers. While it may be slightly removed from the city center, few guests will complain about the distance after a restful night in a Le Méridien platform bed complete with 350 thread count sheets. Other amenities to watch out for include the delightful onsite restaurant, Portico, and equally charming cocktail bar, Longitude 84; a complimentary shuttle service; a pool deck featuring cabanas with lounge chairs; a well-equipped fitness center; and a 24/7 business center.
15. The Ellis Hotel
If you want comfort, convenience, and just the right amount of luxury to remind you you’re on vacation, you may want to consider the Ellis Hotel. Primely positioned in downtown Atlanta, the hotel has a lot to offer all its guests but makes an extra-special effort with its female ones. Women are treated to an entire floor dedicated to their wellbeing, with a secured entrance and basketfuls of L'Occitane goodies, along with curling and straightening irons. The Wellness Room provides the perfect retreat, featuring an air purifier, hypoallergenic bedding, and lighting designed to replicate the healing qualities of natural sunlight. Completing the line up of perks are complimentary wireless Internet access, flat-screen TVs, and Kohler rain showers.
14. Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
For nature lovers, Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort is ideal. Situated on a sparkling lake in Stone Mountain Park, it’s the perfect base for exploring the beautiful natural surrounds, as well as taking advantage of the many hiking and biking trails that litter the area. After a tiring day of outdoor activities, guests can retire to enjoy the sweeping views from their private balconies or partake of a cooling beverage and some tempting fare at one of the four excellent dining options.
13. Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel
If you’re arriving or leaving on an early flight, you’ll find the convenience of the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel hard to pass over. Located just next door to Atlanta's international airport and across the street from the Georgia International Convention Center, it’s the ideal base for business travelers making a sweeping visit to the city. Rooms are comfortable, well equipped, and stocked with everything from marble bathrooms and mini-fridges to work desks and LCD TVs. For fitness fanatics, there’s a 24-hour fitness center, while few will be able to resist the tempting menu on offer at the New Orleans-inspired Hickory & Hazel Southern Table and Bar.
12. JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
Great location? Check. Superb customer service? Check. Luxurious guest rooms? Check, check, check. Regardless of whether you’re on business, vacation, traveling alone or with the family, the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead makes a great base for your stay. Everything guests need to make their stay memorable is on hand, including a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, a whirlpool, and a sauna. The classic American fare served up at the Nox Creek is guaranteed to please the heartiest of appetites, while the well-furnished guest rooms are designed to offer every convenience and luxury imaginable.
11. Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel
If you want to stay right in the heart of the action, the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel may be your perfect match. Surrounded by scores of top-class restaurants, nightspots, bars, and cafes, (not to mention the Georgia Institute of Technology and Piedmont Park), there’s no shortage of entertainment options on offer. The hotel itself has a youthful, funky vibe, eschewing the bland, beige template used in most hotels for a quirky décor, colorful furnishings, and vibrant modern art. Guestrooms are comfortable and homely, with some great little touches like flat-screen TVs, Aveda bath products and high-speed Internet access. Rounding off the list of attractions is a well-equipped fitness center and a cozy Southern restaurant with a rooftop bar.
10. The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
For excellent customer service and a good range of amenities, the Westin Buckhead Atlanta represents an excellent choice. Located in the glitzy and glamorous Buckhead, guests have all the retail opportunities they could dream of on their very doorstep. Inside the hotel itself, they’ll find plenty to keep them amused with an indoor pool, a fabulous little on-site restaurant, a well-equipped gym and, for those in need of some serious R& R, in-room spa treatments. Rooms are comfortable and prices are reasonable enough to leave you with plenty of spare cash to splash at Buckhead’s fabulous range of shopping outlets.
9. Grand Hyatt Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
With its setting in the heart of Buckhead, the location of the Grand Hyatt Atlanta is hard to beat. The excellent range of amenities of offer isn’t exactly lacking either. Guests can expect comfortable rooms stocked with added extras like mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms; a 24-hour fitness center; an outdoor pool, and some superlative eats at the sublime Cassis restaurant. For those in need of an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, there’s even an idyllic Japanese Zen garden, complete with a waterfall, pond, and selection of native plants.
8. W Atlanta- Downtown
If a great location is paramount, you’ll find it hard to beat the excellently situated W Atlanta- Downtown. With all of Atlanta’s best attractions within striking distance, it makes a great base for sightseeing. The location isn’t the W’s only claim to fame, however: with a rooftop pool bar offering panoramic city views, comfortable guest rooms stocked with Bliss bath toiletries, flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations, several excellent dining options, and a pet program to make four-legged guests feel at home, it’s an excellent all-rounder.
7. Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina
It may not be blessed with the most central location, but for guests looking to enjoy a peaceful escape in nature, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina doesn’t disappoint. Located around 15 miles north of Atlanta in Dunwoody, Georgia, the Hyatt is surrounded by expansive woodland and stunning vegetation, offering guests all the hiking opportunities they could possibly want. Inside the hotel, guests can expect to find a full complement of amenities, including a rooftop pool, a 24-hour fitness center, massage services, and three dining options. Rooms are comfortable, quiet, and padded out with all the luxurious little flourishes you’d expect of a Hyatt, including signature Hyatt Grand beds, 40-inch flat-screen TVs, huge showers and high-speed internet access.
6. InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
At the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, convenience and luxury collide to stunning effect. Amenities are considerable in both quality and quantity, stretching to include the excellent Southern Art Restaurant, a fitness center and full-service spa. The guestrooms manage to be both chic and homely, with flat-screen TVs and high-speed Internet access competing for attention with elegant, Old World décor and luxuriously comfortable furniture. The welcoming staff, meanwhile, are the cheery on top of an already very edible cake.
5. Loews Atlanta Hotel
The Loews Atlanta Hotel is a great all-rounder: while some hotels cater to families but not to business guests, and others give a great welcome to romancing couples but a terrible one to kids, the Lowes is an equally fine option for all. Kids have a range of games, toys and child-friendly amenities to keep them amused, while business people have 24-hour access to the well-equipped business center. Few could fault the comfortable rooms, nor the flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, complimentary Wi-Fi, and floor-to-ceiling windows they come equipped with. Factor in a great location next to some of Atlanta’s best attractions, and you can more than understand the appeal.
4. The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead
With its sublime location in the chic Buckhead neighborhood, superb customer service, and sensationally luxurious guest rooms, The Whitley is guaranteed to please. Guests can expect to enjoy rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs, sumptuous linens, Asprey bath products, and panoramic windows, along with world-class Mediterranean cuisine in the hotel's fine dining restaurant, Trade Root, and a full score of treatments at the on-site spa. It may be pricey, but thanks to the truly exceptional service, it’s not an expense you’re likely to regret.
3. The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
If luxury is what you want, head to The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta. Every detail of the hotel has been carefully managed to provide the utmost in high-end living, from the rain showerheads and fully stocked honor bars to the technology butler services. If you can’t find everything you need onsite (although with the superb range of amenities on offer, it’s doubtful) you won’t have far to go to find it thanks to the hotel’s excellent location.
2. Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
The Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta puts its guests front, left, right and center stage. With a level of service that never falls short of helpful, friendly, and professional, it’s the kind of place that caters to your every need… something families will more than appreciate thanks to the supply of kid-sized bathrobes, babysitting services and even bedtime cookies. Food lovers will love the delicious menu at Park 75, while the complimentary access to a superb indoor pool and fitness center is guaranteed to please gym bunnies. Concluding the lineup of great perks is the hotel’s location: with attractions like Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden on its doorstep, it’s one that’s hard to beat.
1. The St. Regis Atlanta
A fabulous location, a great range of amenities, and superlative customer service combine to make the St. Regis Atlanta the city’s hottest destination. Situated alongside some of Buckhead's trendiest shopping centers, the hotel is well geared to meet the needs of guests who like to get in some serious retail therapy on vacation. It’s superb range of onsite amenities, meanwhile, makes it hard to call whether venturing outside the building is worth the effort. Along with a 24-hour fitness facility, a 40,000-square-foot Pool Piazza, and an in-house spa, there’s a fabulous range of dining options available, including a poolside café and bar. As you’d expect, the rooms are the perfect combination of homely and luxurious, with sparkling chandeliers, Egyptian cotton bed sheets, and white marble bathtubs. For those looking for a true taste of the high life, there’s even an on-demand personal butler service.
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