Hotels Near the Atlanta Zoo

by Nicholas Katers
Zoo Atlanta is conveniently located near downtown and other Atlanta attractions.

Zoo Atlanta is conveniently located near downtown and other Atlanta attractions.

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Zoo Atlanta, home to more than 200 species, covers 40 acres just south of downtown. Visitors will see lions and tigers and bears, including a family of giant pandas. During the spring and summer, gardeners will appreciate the zoo’s array of tropical plants as well. After a day at the zoo, visitors can stop at shops and outdoor cafes in the nearby Summerhill neighborhood. Zoo Atlanta's location minutes from downtown gives visitors a wide range of accommodations to choose from.

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Boutique Hotels

The Castleberry Inn & Suites allows guests to re-create the comforts of home, with kitchenettes and comfortable bedding among its amenities. Guests can arrange for massages at the Salon & Spa before sitting down for Southern cuisine at Paschal’s Restaurant in the lobby. The W Atlanta-Downtown incorporates sleek design elements, from the headboards to the dressers, in each room. This boutique property houses BLT Steak, an upscale steakhouse that also offers 24-hour room service.

Bed and Breakfasts

Travelers interested in exploring Atlanta’s history during their stay may wish to book accommodations at venerable bed and breakfasts. Stonehurst Place dates to 1896 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Common areas include a sun porch and a parlor decorated with 19th-century antiques. The Virginia Highland Bed and Breakfast houses guests in four rooms that have been restored to their 1920s origins. Guests can order French and Southern dishes during morning breakfast service before relaxing on the outdoor patio.

All-Suite Hotels

Regency Suites Hotel welcomes guests with plush chairs and wooden accents in the lobby. This all-suite hotel in midtown Atlanta has put high-end touches in each suite, including granite bathroom and kitchen counters and flat-screen TVs. Suites also come equipped with a sleeper sofa. The front desk can arrange for underground parking and breakfast buffet access at affordable rates. Regency Suites Hotel offers free weekday dinners to travelers who contact the reservations department directly instead of using online travel services.

Extended Stay Hotels

Visitors planning a longer trip to Atlanta can stay close to the zoo at the TWELVE Hotel & Residences Centennial Park. This towering building offers one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for monthly rentals. Guests can prepare homemade meals in the units’ full kitchens. In each bedroom, a large platform bed and soothing colors encourage a good night’s rest. The hotel has an outdoor pool, sun deck and grilling area. The TWELVE Hotel & Residence Centennial Park also maintains a clubhouse with computers, televisions and a snack counter.

About the Author

Nicholas Katers has been a freelance writer since 2006. He teaches American history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. His past works include articles for "CCN Magazine," "The History Teacher" and "The Internationalist" magazine. Katers holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in American history from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, respectively.

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