The second-busiest passenger airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, serves almost 43 million people each year. Whether you’re looking to stay close to your flight or head further into the vibrant metropolis downtown, there are many fine hotels nearby. Here are a selection of the best for your time in Georgia, bookable on Culture Trip.
Just a two-minute zip down the airport SkyTrain, you’ll find the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel. It’s part of the complex that also houses the Georgia International Convention Center and the Gateway Center Arena. Rooms are modern and sleek, with marble-lined bathrooms, exposed concrete ceilings and black-and-white murals. Head to the hotel restaurant, Hickory & Hazel, for classic Southern dishes served with a modern twist: think hushpuppies topped with a bourbon cider glaze, or sweet tea-brined chicken and waffles, served with local beers on tap.
The Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway makes convenience its priority, connected to both the airport SkyTrain and the Georgia International Convention Center. Suites are bright and open, with plenty of natural light and extra large workspaces. Once you’re done for the day, take a dip in the indoor saltwater pool and grab a bite in the concierge lounge, where charcuterie boards, salads and sweets are laid out five nights a week.
At the northeast end of the airport and just off I-75, the Best Western is a great choice, especially if you’re driving in the city. Plenty of restaurants are nearby (including a 24-hour IHOP in the parking lot) and a shuttle bus runs to and from the airport frequently. Inside, the brightly colored rooms facing it come with a view of planes taking off and landing all day long, sure to excite younger travelers.
A stay at the Renaissance Concourse puts you close to the action. Runway-facing suites with balconies allow you to plane-watch as long as you want. Work up a sweat in the on-site fitness center before tucking into a hearty breakfast at the Concorde Grill for an extra fee. You’ll also be close to a number of local restaurants and the Delta Flight Museum, all without leaving the airport’s Inner Loop and entering the infamous Atlanta highway traffic.
Just a 17-minute drive from ATL and five minutes from Zoo Atlanta, this Queen Anne B&B provides an outdoor oasis, with ducks, chickens, cats and koi fish in the backyard. Inside, you’ll find spacious suites with historic touches, from stained-glass windows to 114-year-old pine floors. And another benefit of the menagerie outside – you can enjoy farm-fresh eggs for breakfast each morning.
Just a few miles west of the airport, the Hampton Inn is a small, low-key stay close to amenities like Camp Creek Marketplace, a shopping center just across the road. Rooms are comfortable, with accessible options for those with limited mobility, and there’s also a heated outdoor pool. A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning, and on weekdays, you can grab a bagged breakfast to-go.
Stay close to the airport without worrying about the noise at the Atlanta Airport Marriott. Rooms here are soundproofed, and the soft bedding will ensure a good night’s sleep. A shuttle service runs to the airport – just across I-85 – 24 hours a day, and there’s plenty of parking on-site. Check out the indoor-outdoor pool, tennis courts and perfectly manicured terrace, along with the sushi bar, steakhouse and bistro inside.
Looking for somewhere different to stay? Book into one of the best luxury hotels in Atlanta, or if you’re accompanied by a four-legged friend, opt for one of the top pet-friendly hotels in town. Inspire your Atlanta itinerary with the best things to see and do, and don’t miss the coolest neighborhoods of the city.
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