The Best Hotels With Pools in Atlanta, Georgia

The pool at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta has a retractable glass roof
The pool at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta has a retractable glass roof | Courtesy of The Westin Peachtree Plaza / Expedia
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25 January 2021

Take a break from exploring Atlanta’s restaurants, bars, theaters and parks to cool off in one of the city’s best hotels with a pool.

Georgia’s capital isn’t nicknamed “Hotlanta” for nothing. Come and experience Atlanta’s thriving Southern food and nightlife scene, theaters, parks and civil rights history. And, while you’re at it, check into one of the city’s best hotels with a pool – whether you want to cool off from steamy summer temperatures or enjoy heated indoor bliss in the winter.

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta

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The Westin Peachtree Plaza
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Stretching 73 stories into the sky, the Westin Peachtree Plaza, designed by famous Atlanta architect John C Portman Jr, is all about killer views of the city’s skyline. The cityscape is visible from each room’s floor-to-ceiling windows and the Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View. The large pool, surrounded by squishy loungers, also affords skyscraper views through its domed, retractable glass roof.

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis
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This swish, 52-story Marriott, also conceived by John C Portman Jr, boasts one of the world’s highest atriums. The hotel, known for its modern style, has a sleek indoor-outdoor swimming pool with a sundeck dotted with cabanas, while the luxury continues at the hotel’s spa and four-star rooms with vistas of Downtown Atlanta. Grab a coffee from the in-house Starbucks or a pub-style meal in the sports bar, High Velocity, a local favorite.

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Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

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Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
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With its unique Japanese Zen Garden, you’ll be hard-pressed not to find some inner peace at this classy hotel in the trendy Buckhead neighborhood. The sculpted garden, designed by an award-winning Kyoko architect, boasts a 30ft (9m) waterfall and connects to a heated pool deck with striped loungers. Complete your relaxation with a steam in the sauna, or soak in your room’s marble bath. Suites even come with wet bars, living areas and a kitchenette.
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The Burgess Hotel

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The Burgess Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
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You’ll be transported around the globe at this boutique hotel, which offers suites themed around far-flung countries such as Morocco and Indonesia. Think Buddha statues and dragon paintings in the China suite, a Queen Elizabeth mural in the London room, and wild animal prints, carvings and tribal patterns in the African safari penthouse. Escape from the Atlanta heat in the outdoor pool courtyard, which overlooks the Buckhead neighborhood.

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Hyatt Regency Atlanta

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Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
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Stay at the Hyatt Regency if you’re looking for a place with a pool in the heart of Downtown Atlanta. The property occupies a prime location near the city’s top parks and attractions, and it’s linked to the area’s transport system, the MARTA. The big pool, complemented by a high-tech fitness center, is ideal for laps or lazy dips. Choose from rooms or balcony suites, and enjoy a Georgia brew from the Twenty-Two Storys gastropub.

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  • Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown

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    Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
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    Check into this elegant hotel for all the benefits of the Marriott brand, plus a winning Midtown location near the Fox Theatre. Features include an all-weather pool, complete with a spa and an indoor section that connects to the outdoor swimming area and patio scattered with sunbeds. Other Marriott staples come in the form of a cutting-edge fitness center and contemporary suites, some with wet bars and lounges.

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    Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown

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    Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
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    The seventh-floor rooftop pool at the Hilton Garden Inn is the perfect place to hang out in the humid Atlanta summer. The hotel is in Centennial Olympic Park, just a block from the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola, so you can take in views of Downtown while you swim. It’s also heated for winter use, and there’s a separate indoor lap pool for exercising rather than lounging. The best rooms have private whirlpools and showcase the sparkling skyline.

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    Moxy Atlanta Midtown

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    Moxy Atlanta Midtown
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    Your eccentric Moxy experience begins at check-in when your room key is paired with a complimentary cocktail. Expect giant dog murals and Twister games in the living room, along with an outdoor pool with pink flamingo inflatables. Rooms are just as off-beat, with platform beds, hammock seats and LED uplighting. Spend your evenings in the High Note Rooftop Bar, one of Midtown’s hottest venues, for cocktails with a view.

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    InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

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    InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
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    This branch of the InterContinental, in the up-and-coming Buckhead neighborhood, oozes Southern-style elegance. Picture designer fabrics in the suites, a grand marble foyer and a bar stocking 70 handcrafted American bourbons. The generous saltwater pool, heated and surrounded by loungers, is a highlight, while the Jurlique Spa is ranked one of the best in Atlanta. Don’t miss an authentic Southern meal at Southern Art, run by cookbook author and chef Art Smith.
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    Twelve Downtown, Autograph Collection

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    Twelve Downtown, Autograph Collection
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    This all-suite hotel has a huge outdoor pool deck, shadowed by soaring skyscrapers in Downtown Atlanta. When you’re not basking on the patio, relax in your condo-style suite with a 10ft (3m) ceiling and bespoke decor. Each suite, themed around an artist loft, has separate living and sleeping areas, a kitchen and a balcony. You’ll have access to a 24-hour fitness center and can enjoy fresh seafood, sushi and steak at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, Catch 12.

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    These recommendations were updated on January 25, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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