Atlanta, Georgia Downtown Hotels

by Baldwin Ellis
The Hyatt Regency Atlanta perched atop the Peachtree Center complex

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta perched atop the Peachtree Center complex

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Whether you desire a romantic getaway in the heart of the city or a family-friendly property with amenities for little ones, there is a hotel in downtown Atlanta to suit your needs. The properties are steps away from corporate headquarters; attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola interactive museum; and MARTA subway stations, which provide access to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, retail and nightlife in Midtown and the upscale Buckhead district.

Business Hotels

Omni Hotel at CNN Center offers upscale accommodations adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center, the CNN Center and the Philips Arena/GWCC/Georgia Dome MARTA subway station. Accommodations consist of traditionally decorated guest rooms with high-speed Internet access and work desks. The hotel has a fully equipped business center, 24-hour room service and Prime Meridian, a gourmet restaurant serving international cuisine. The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is adjacent to the Peachtree Center office and retail complex, the Peachtree Center MARTA subway station and the Atlanta Merchandise Mart. Accommodations include smoking and non-smoking rooms with contemporary furnishings, high-speed Internet access and video checkout. The hotel also has a FedEx Business center, a 24-hour coffee shop and two restaurants.

Family-Friendly Hotels

Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park is steps away from the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. Centennial Olympic Park is adjacent to the hotel, offering a ring of fountains that bustles with kids during the summer and an ice skating rink in the winter. Accommodations consist of two-room suites with sofa beds; complimentary full breakfast and evening manager’s reception; an indoor pool; and the Park Avenue Deli, offering sandwiches and boxed picnic lunches. The Atlanta Marriott Marquis offers upscale accommodations near Imagine It! Children’s Museum and the Georgia Aquarium. Guest rooms offer panoramic city views, and the hotel amenities include a lagoon-style pool and multiple restaurants serving up a range of menus, from gourmet to fast food.

Romantic Hotels

The Glenn Hotel is a boutique property that offers an intimate and relaxing atmosphere for couples. Accommodations include “Dream Suites,” featuring separate living rooms, iPod docks and rainfall showers with “peek-a-boo” windows that are visible from the bedroom. Amenities include cocktails and premium liquors at the SkyLounge rooftop bar and personalized in-room dining. The Westin Peachtree Plaza is a towering hotel on the city’s most famous thoroughfare, Peachtree Street. The 73-story, all-glass building features contemporary guest rooms with Westin’s “Heavenly Beds” and wall-to-wall windows that offer panoramic city views. Amenities include an indoor pool and the Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar and View, a dimly lit, revolving restaurant perched atop the roof, from which diners have commanding views of the city and beyond.

Trendy Hotels

The W Atlanta-Downtown is an ultramodern property near nightlife in the Fairlie-Poplar district. Accommodations consist of guest rooms with vibrant decor and floor-to-ceiling windows with skyline views; an outdoor pool on the 16th floor that overlooks the city; a rooftop heliport; and a fashionable lobby bar. A member of the Preferred Boutique Hotels, Twelve Centennial Park is a luxurious property across from the Civic Center MARTA subway station. Accommodations consist of condo-style suites featuring fully equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances, convertible leather sofas and private balconies. It also offers a rooftop pool, 24-hour room service and Room restaurant, which serves sushi and steaks.

About the Author

Based in Atlanta, Baldwin Ellis has been a writer since 2007. He covers fitness, mental health and travel, with work appearing in print and online publications such as Scazu Fitness and USA Today Travel Tips. Ellis holds a Master of Arts in community psychology.

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