For those in pursuit of Atlanta’s best retail shops, fine dining, and luxurious surroundings, we advise seeking accommodations in the Buckhead area. Several of these featured picks are walking distance from Atlanta’s shopping mecca, Lenox Square. Make a reservation at one of these hotels in Atlanta’s most affluent neighborhood and enjoy the upscale environs that come with them.
This particular hotel boasts one of the ultimate locations for pedestrian travelers. It is only a three-minute walk from the MARTA station, and Lenox Square Mall is directly across the street, under a minute’s stroll away (plenty of other commercial strip malls surround the hotel on all sides). The rooftop pool overlooks the scenic backdrop of the shops around Lenox, and the hotel lobby is flush with busy and active Peachtree road. This upscale four-star hotel makes for an ideal pick in the heart of Buckhead.
Slightly closer to downtown, but nonetheless placed toward the top of Atlantic Station, TWELVE Hotel’s Atlantic Station venue rests atop the gateway to a more urban side of the city. Its expansive designer suites and comforting amenities do not stop at lodging: the hotel also features a stylish in-house bar and restaurant, Lobby at Twelve. Enjoy this hotel’s proximity to the plethora of shops, all easily accessible on foot. TWELVE at Atlantic Station too is accommodated with a rooftop pool and fitness center.
This five-star hotel radiates excellence. For a stay you won’t soon forget, take the plunge and book a room at one of Atlanta’s most impressive gem hotels, the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead. The swimming pool is lavish and lit with an overwhelming amount of sunlight, making it an inviting spot for an all day relaxation session. Views of the Atlanta skyline will make you forget you’re not in the city’s center. The spa retreat is lauded as one of the city’s most unforgettable, and the hotel’s meeting rooms and lobbies are custom with opulent furniture and decorative adornments.
The W’s Buckhead location is, again, walking distance from both Phipps Plaza and Lenox Mall, two of Atlanta’s best shopping centers. Food and fare line the side streets off of Peachtree. If you’re in search of drinks, search no further: W’s Living Room bar’s Cucumber Martini was featured in the Wall Street Journal as a top specialty cocktail, and it’s 12th floor Whiskey Blue rooftop bar and lounge will whisk you away with cabana style architecture and nightly DJs to keep the vibes upbeat.
Ranked the number five hotel in Atlanta by U.S. News & World Report, the InterContinental in Buckhead is a 422-room bastion of excellence. Flat screens adorn each room, high speed Internet is a given, and butler-to-valet service accompanies guests from check-in to checkout, the whole stay through. Complete with a pool and fitness center, the InterContinental lacks no essential features of your typical five-star. Additionally, the hotel’s restaurant, Southern Art, is elegant and reflects the indulgent pleasures of a city basking in Southern hospitality.
Stealing away at number one, this consistently ranked Atlanta hotel has a reputation that more than precedes itself. Cruise into the cobblestone turnaround, watch as your car is whisked away promptly by an eager valet, and step inside the lobby. Walking distance from dozens of exciting attractions (like the Buckhead Theatre and trendy Buckhead bar district), the St. Regis is a ‘crown jewel’ of five-star Atlanta hotels. Chops Lobster Bar – one of Atlanta’s premier chophouses – is virtually attached to the edifice, offering an incredible dinner of prime choice cuts and mouthwatering desserts.
Also slightly closer to Midtown, the Four Seasons Hotel is an imposing and grand feature (Atlanta’s 9th-tallest skyscraper) with federal, Roman-style architecture on the outside and award-winning accommodation and cuisine on the inside. The hotel itself is a ten-minute walk from sunny and welcoming Piedmont Park; the walk features some of Atlanta’s most impressive skyscrapers as well as joggers and dog-walkers, too. Park 75 Lounge is the place to be for a custom cocktail and club like interior. Try out the rooftop garden terrace for your share of outdoor greenery without having to even set foot outside of the building.
Next featured is a four-star high rise, also on Peachtree Road in Buckhead. The Grand Hyatt is a five-mile drive from the avant-garde High Museum of Art and only a five-minute walk from the Buckhead MARTA station. Take in all Atlanta has to offer in its most upscale neighborhood when you stay at the Grand Hyatt and experience its unique Japanese Zen Garden. A seasonal outdoor pool complements the rest of the hotel’s pleasurable accouterments, and the friendly staff will greet you with a smile each time you pass by.