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The 17 Best Hotels in Atlanta

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Atlanta is not a pretentious city—it doesn’t need to be. Its natural elegance radiates from its world-class shows, rich history, gigantic shopping areas, and, of course, Southern hospitality. Nowhere is this hospitality more refined and apparent than in Atlanta’s best hotels.

The Best Hotels in Atlanta

Numerous luxury hotels in Atlanta vie for the opportunity to provide guests with the best experience possible. Here are 17 of the best hotels in Atlanta.

Header Price On-Site Restaurant Pool Fitness Center Spa Pets
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta $$$$ Yes Yes Yes Yes No
The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta $$$ Yes No Yes Yes No
Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead $$ Yes Yes Yes No Yes
W Hotel Atlanta Downtown $$ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead $$$$ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Le Meridien $$$ Yes Yes Yes No Yes
The St. Regis Atlanta $$$$ Yes Yes Yes Yes No
The Whitley $$ Yes Yes Yes Yes No
The Ellis Hotel $ Yes No Yes No Yes
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Atlanta $ Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Loews Hotel Atlanta $$ Yes No Yes Yes Yes
The Candler Hotel Atlanta $ Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Hotel Clermont $ Yes No No No Yes
Marriott Marquis $$ Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Georgian Terrace $ Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center $$$ Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Midtown $ Yes No Yes No Yes

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Exterior of the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta and the Atlanta skyline (left) and interior lobby area (right)
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

The Four Seasons Atlanta lives up to its brand reputation with some of the best service in Atlanta. The hotel is located a short walk from Piedmont Park and boasts incredible views of Midtown. The staff is dedicated, and the rooms are spacious and luminous.

On the dining front, you can expect an impeccable culinary experience at the hotel’s award-winning Park 75 restaurant, which serves seasonal new American cuisine with a twist.

Amenities: 24-hour in-room dining, limousine service, fitness facilities, indoor pool, complimentary overnight shoeshine service, housekeeping twice daily, whirlpool, steam and sauna, spa treatments, 24-hour business services, in-house restaurant, and in-house bar.

The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta

Exterior of the The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta at night (left) and interior lobby area with stairs, portraits, and a seating area (right)
The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta

The Ritz-Carlton is at the very top of the list of five-star luxury hotels in Atlanta. Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, it’s a stone’s throw away from landmarks like the Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park. Stay in tastefully decorated rooms with marble floor foyers and feather beds. You can also enjoy classes at the fitness club. No workout attire? No problem! Complimentary sportswear is provided.

Amenities: 24-hour in-room dining, limousine and car rental, fitness facilities, gift shop, complimentary overnight shoeshine service, housekeeping twice daily, iPod docking station in rooms, 24-hour business services, in-house restaurant, in-house bar, wellness center, club level lounge with dedicated concierge and culinary services, technology Butler services, evening turnover service, lightweight robes, dry cleaning and laundry services, valet parking, secretarial services, translating services.

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

Exterior of the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead at night (left) and interior lobby area with marble floors and seating (right)
World of Hyatt

Along with the usual amenities one can expect from five-star hotels in Atlanta, the Grand Hyatt also offers gems like babysitting referral services, e-concierge services, and a Japanese Zen Garden. What truly makes it stand out, however, is that you can expect the same pampering for your pets as you would for yourself. Furry friends receive welcome treats, beds, bowls, and their own in-room menu.

Amenities: 24-hour in-room dining, complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, 24-hour StayFit gym, gift shop, business center, two in-house restaurants, outdoor heated pool, babysitting referral service, concierge and e-concierge, safety deposit boxes, complimentary transport within two miles of hotel, pet-friendly services, and dry cleaning.

W Hotel Atlanta Downtown

Interior seating area at W Hotel Atlanta Downtown with floor-to-ceiling windows (left) and a bedroom at the W Hotel Atlanta Downtown with a window overlooking the Atlanta skyline (right)
W Hotels Worldwide

The W Hotel Atlanta gives new meaning to the term “urban jungle” with its nature-inspired decorations, hand-sculpted walnut walls, and earthy tones. The Bliss Spa has state-of-the-art treatments, and the rooftop pool provides astonishing views of the city with its infinity edge and open-air glass walls. The W Kitchen offers a luxurious-yet-casual Southern food experience.

Amenities: Fitness center, spa, conference room, business center, in-house restaurant, open-air pool, bar, lounge, private heliport, childcare services, in-room safe, complimentary ride within two miles of the hotel, pet-friendly services, and limousine/town car services.

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead

Front entrance of the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead (left) and interior lobby area with spiral stairs, marble floors, and dining seating area (right)
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

You can count on amazing views of Peachtree Road at the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead, the city’s 12th tallest building. Its spacious pool and the hotel gardens are perfect places to relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing or business meetings, and Del Friscoe’s Grill will ensure that your taste buds never miss out on the wonderful flavors the city has to offer. All this plus a complimentary Tesla ride within a two-mile radius make the Mandarin Oriental one of the best hotels in Atlanta.

Amenities: Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, fitness center, luxury spa, conference facilities, business center, in-house restaurant, bar/lounge, indoor pool, banquet room, room service, concierge, and complimentary transport in a Tesla within two miles of the hotel.

Le Meridien

Front exterior of the Le Meridien hotel in Atlanta (left) and interior lounge area of a suite at Le Meridien (right)
Le Meridien

This boutique hotel has won the hearts of Atlanta visitors with its unique coffee house-inspired lobby, which encourages comfortable socialization and a sense of community. The hotel strives to be a sort of nature retreat within the city. Its outdoor patio is equipped with a firepit for chilly nights, and its Portico restaurant exclusively uses fresh, seasonal ingredients on a noteworthy menu.

Amenities: Fitness center, outdoor patio, shuttle service within two-mile radius, oversized workdesk, outdoor pool, pet-friendly services, conference facilities, business center, in-house restaurant, in-house bar, concierge, and banquet hall.

The St. Regis Atlanta

Front entrance of the The St. Regis Atlanta (left) and pool area of the The St. Regis Atlanta with surrounding seating (right)
St. Regis

With handcrafted chandeliers, grand staircases, and a 40,000-square-foot pool piazza, The St. Regis’ sophistication is apparent from the moment you enter. Pamper yourself at Remede Spa and then enjoy afternoon tea at Astor Court. In winter, the outdoor pool is transformed into an ice rink—a perfect example of the ingenuity and originality that constantly rank The St. Regis at the top of luxury hotels in Atlanta.

Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour Athletic Club, luxury spa, conference room, business center, in-house restaurant, in-house bar, pool, banquet room, concierge, complimentary transport within two miles of hotel, dry cleaning, and currency exchange.

The Whitley

Exterior of the The Whitley at dusk (left) and interior of a bedroom at the The Whitley (right)
The Whitley Atlanta Buckhead

Formerly the Ritz-Carlton at Buckhead, The Whitley carries the badge of the Luxury Collection with pride. The Whitley pampers its guests with an entire floor dedicated to spa services, a boutique shop, and its Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, Trade Root.

Amenities: Fitness center, boutique shop, luxury spa, conference room, business center, in-house restaurant, indoor pool, hot tub, banquet room, concierge, wheelchair access, and luggage storage.

The Ellis Hotel

Bedroom at the The Ellis Hotel with blue branded Ellis pillow (left) and outdoor dining patio surrounded by greenery (right)
The Ellis Hotel

The Ellis Hotel bills itself as “the chiquest boutique hotel in Atlanta.” Its Terrace Bistro Restaurant & Lounge offers farm-to-table dining, with fresh ingredients, superb dishes, and creative drinks. Pampering its guests by focusing on their ultra-specific needs, this historic hotel has a women-only floor, a pet-friendly floor, and a fresh-air floor.

Amenities: Fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, specialized floors, complimentary morning coffee, valet parking, room service, pet-friendly services, conference facilities, banquet room, in-house restaurant, and in-house bar.

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Atlanta

Exterior of the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Atlanta (left) and bar and loft area at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Atlanta (right)
Hilton Garden Inn

Convenience alone makes the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown the perfect pick for your Atlanta stay – and the fact that it is super affordable is just an added bonus. Located in Centennial Olympic Park, it’s the Georgia Acquariums preferred hotel, and is close to many of the top attractions in the city. With an indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi, and restaurant, it’s the perfect hotel for stopping in for a break during a day of sightseeing. 

Amenities: Indoor/outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, free Wi-Fi, electric vehicle charging center, fitness center, pet-friendly rooms. 

Loews Hotel Atlanta

Exterior of the Loews Hotel Atlanta at night (left) and interior lounge area (right)
Loews Atlanta

Located just steps from attractions like Piedmont Park, the Beltline and the Fox Theater, Loews Hotel Atlanta offers a fantastic location with all of the amenities you need for the ultimate comfortable stay while in Atlanta. Book one of their two curated arts experiences, which include two complimentary cocktails, parking and tickets to the Botanical Gardens or High Museum of Art (depending on which package you choose). Relax at the spa, or enjoy a meal or cocktail at the Saltwood Bar & Lounge. 

Amenities: Spa, fitness center, in-house restaurant/bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary shoe shine, pets allowed (for a fee), and valet parking. 

The Candler Hotel Atlanta

Exterior front entrance of the The Candler Hotel Atlanta (left) and interior seating area with marble pillars at The Candler Hotel Atlanta (right)
Curio Collection by Hilton

Part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, The Candler mixes history with hospitality. Parts of the building were originally a bank, it was built in 1906 by Coca Cola tycoon Asa Griggs Candler, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places, and you will find a mix of classic charm with modern convenience. The in-house restaurant, By George, is situated in the former bank, with some of the original features still prominent. 

Amenities: Fitness center, Wi-Fi (for a fee), on-site restaurant, pet-friendly rooms. 

Hotel Clermont

Front entrance of Hotel Clermont with  marquee sign (left) and interior dining area with leather booth and wood decor (right)
Hotel Clermont

Built in 1924, Hotel Clermont was recently restored to its former glory. Enjoy a frosé or hot toddy (depending on the time of year) on the Rooftop, taking in the Atlanta skyline, sip a coffee in the cafe, indulge in a cocktail in the cozy lobby bar, or have a meal in the French-American brasserie, Tiny Lou’s. While your drinks and food are certainly taken care of, your sleeping quarters are just as impressive: each room has a king or queen sized bed, bluetooth speakers, and toiletries by La Bottega. For the frugal traveler, try one of their bunk rooms, which can accommodate up to four guests, featuring two sets of twin bunk beds, sofa, and has fun add-ons like a “bucket of beer” and board games. 

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, bluetooth speakers, four in-house restaurants/bars. 

Marriott Marquis

The Marriott Marquis in the Atlanta skyline (left) and interior multi-level lobby area with escalators (right)
Marriott Bonvoy

Walk to many popular tourist spots from the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. Stay in one of their Stay Well rooms, which have several features to help reduce stress, fight jet lag, and assist in  your overall well-being, including air purification, circadian mood lighting, dawn simulator, energizing light, a vitamin C shower infuser, and aromatherapy. Take advantage of their touchless services like mobile, check-in/out, and a mobile key, and Tesla owners will be happy they can charge their car on-site with one of two Tesla charging stations. Easily get to and from the airport via an indoor connection to the Peachtree Center MARTA Station. 

Amenities: Pool, Wi-Fi, in-house restaurants, spa, fitness center, smart TVs, business center. 

The Georgian Terrace

Front entrance of the Georgian Terrace (left) and interior seating area in a suite at the Georgian Terrace (left)
The Georgian Terrace

For elegance and luxury, stay in the historic Georgian Terrace. During your stay, you can enjoy works of Savannah College of Art & Design, which are prominently on display throughout the hotel. For eating and drinking, choose from two restaurants and one bar, or dine privately on the wrap around terrace for a true one-of-a-kind experience while in Atlanta. Rooms are spacious, and range from standard rooms, to suites and even a penthouse. 

Amenities: Pool, Wi-Fi, Pet-friendly, eco-friendly toiletries, and a fitness center.

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center

Exterior of the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center (left) and interior lobby area with multiple levels overlooking the first floor at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center (right)
Renaissance Hotels

Located near Cobb Galleria, the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay in Atlanta, whether you are attending an event at the Cobb Galleria, or are looking for an upscale hotel in northern Atlanta. The rooms are comfortable, with many offering scenic views of the city. Choose from three in-house restaurants, and enjoy a treatment from the on-location spa. 

Amenities: Pool, three in-house restaurants, fitness center, Wi-Fi, hot tub. 

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Midtown 

Front entrance of Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Midtown (left) and exterior patio area with seating and firepits at dusk (right)
Hampton by Hilton

A stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites proves you don’t have to spend the big bucks to have a comfortable stay while in Atlanta. With an on-site breakfast, digital keys, and even an electric vehicle charging station, you’ll have everything you need without the big price tag. The rooms are simple yet comfortable, with both queen and king sized beds to choose from. 

Amenities: Complimentary breakfast, on-site restaurant, fitness center.  

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