The Best Luxury Hotels in Atlanta, Georgia

With Atlanta luxury hotels like the Candler, visiting the Georgia capital is made easy
With Atlanta luxury hotels like the Candler, visiting the Georgia capital is made easy | Courtesy of Candler Hotel Atlanta / Expedia.com
Amy Blyth

Atlanta is a hotbed for theater-goers, foodies and those who love to party. The Georgia capital is also home to a collection of swanky hotels, many of which lie smack in the center of this thriving metropolis. Experience pampering spas, historic Beaux Arts architecture, rooftop pool parties and even your own private butler at these luxury Atlanta hotels, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Loews Atlanta Hotel

Hotel, Luxury

Glamorous bar space with tall shelf display of bottles, red leather barstools and shiny black floors at Loews Atlanta Hotel
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Loews Atlanta prides itself on Southern hospitality – think fleece robes, free shoeshines and a Mercedes chauffeur service. Let therapists ease away your aches in the Exhale spa and relax in your decadent suite, complete with Egyptian linen and Keurig coffee maker. The hotel has a five-star Peachtree Street location to match its service, and floor-to-ceiling windows that celebrate skyline views. Don’t miss the hotel’s much talked-about charcuterie restaurant, Saltwood.

2. The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead

Chain Hotel, Luxury

Elegant lounge with marble fireplace, ballet-pink chairs, contemporary paintings and chandelier at the Whitley
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Check into the Whitley, in Atlanta’s trendy Buckhead neighborhood, which – if you’re looking for an indulgent pamper break – has a whole floor dedicated to wellness. Start at the fitness center, take a dip in the pool and decompress in the spa, with its sauna and Himalayan salt rooms, before enjoying a massage. Expect sweeping skyline views, especially from top-floor suites which offer grand living areas and wet bars.

3. Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Chain Hotel

Large indoor pool with white marble walls, statues, potted trees and large picture windows at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
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Fancy staying in the beating heart of the city? Decked out with marble columns and an Art Deco lobby, the Four Seasons, just steps from the High Museum of Art and Piedmont Park, is a five-star Atlanta hotel with every luxury you could wish for. Think deep-soaking tubs, a spa with high-tech fitness center and wall-to-wall windows in its elegant suites. The highlight is the indoor saltwater pool, which has an adjacent terrace for sunbathing among skyscrapers.

5. The St. Regis Atlanta

Hotel, Luxury

Relaxing outdoor lounge with muted jewel-tone cushioned seating, large fireplace and string lights at the St. Regis Atlanta
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Nothing says luxury like your own butler service, which the St. Regis Atlanta is known for. Order what you need with your in-room iPad, which also controls the curtains, lights and temperature. This opulence continues with Picasso artwork in the restaurant, a Remède Spa and pool piazza complete with a fountain. For the ultimate stay, book the Empire Suite which has its own cinema room, fitness studio and office.

6. The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

Chain Hotel

Upscale sitting area with designer furnishings, back-lit shelves and artwork at the Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
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Come to the Ritz-Carlton, less than a mile from attractions such as the aquarium, for award-winning luxury in Downtown Atlanta. Picture modern artwork and white leather chairs, marble floors and an exclusive Club Lounge offering Southern bourbon tastings. Then there’s the AG steakhouse, loved by both Atlanta locals and guests, where you can dine on grilled steak and seafood in leather booths surrounded by vintage city photography.

7. Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead

Hotel, Luxury

Luxury king room with dark wood furnishings, a carpet and velvet chair at Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead
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Famous architect Robert AM Stern was the innovator behind this 42-story Atlanta landmark, which is now home to the Waldorf Astoria. The sleek eight-sided tower, made from pale limestone, opens onto Peachtree Street and boasts an English courtyard garden. Three floors are also dedicated to its spa, one of Atlanta’s best, where you can swim in vitality pools and enjoy a warm peach-oil massage.

8. Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

Upscale room with four-poster bed, antique furnishings and wood floors at Stonehurst Place Bed and Breakfast
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Stonehurst, a 19th-century mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built by cotton, gin and textile mogul George Burch Hinman. Today, it’s one of midtown’s most emblematic boutique hotels. An extensive refurbishment retained original features such as mahogany furniture and museum-quality art – but added an eco-spin by installing solar hot water and greywater recycling. Wander the landscaped grounds, which are popular for weddings.

9. W Atlanta Downtown

Chain Hotel

Seating area with curved silver couches and floor-to-ceiling windows with city views at W Atlanta Downtown
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All the action at W Atlanta takes place on the rooftop pool deck, which has its own bar renowned for craft cocktails. That, combined with skyline views, makes the deck one of Atlanta’s best summer party destinations. Elsewhere, the decor reflects Atlanta’s vibrant style, with shades of indigo and teal, plush velvet furnishings and luxe spa bathrooms. The cutting-edge vibe is completed with a 24-hour gym and contemporary southern cuisine at Local Motives.

10. The Georgian Terrace Hotel

Hotel

Exterior of the Beaux-Arts building with attached contemporary atrium at the Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta
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This hotel, known as the Grande Dame of Atlanta, has hosted famous names including Elvis Presley, Walt Disney and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Beaux Arts building dates back to 1911 and lies across the street from Fox Theatre, so it’s a buzzing venue for pre- and post-show meals and drinks. Note the columns and large Palladian-style windows, the glass atrium lobby and three ballrooms which have hosted stars such as Bruce Springsteen.

Fancy a more budget-friendly stay in Atlanta? Check out our guide to the best hotels in Atlanta, Georgia, for every traveler. If you’re stuck on where to stay, Buckhead has some great options, and they’re bookable with Culture Trip.

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