The Best Hotels to Book near Piedmont Park, Atlanta

Staying at the heart of the city means you're always close to the action
Staying at the heart of the city means you're always close to the action | Courtesy of W Atlanta Downtown / Booking.com
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17 September 2021
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The jewel of Atlanta‘s Midtown, the sprawling green expanse of Piedmont Park is the city’s top spot to see and be seen. Here’s where to stay nearby.

We could say that Piedmont Park is a must-see spot in Atlanta, Georgia, but there’s no need – you’d struggle to miss it. Its green lawns, numerous playgrounds and shimmering Lake Clara Meer take up a big chunk of the city’s Midtown and offer great views of nearby Downtown. Stay nearby in one of these sophisticated stays – bookable on Culture Trip – and you’ll have access to morning strolls, lunchtime picnics and live-music events.

Artmore Hotel

Artmore Hotel
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There’s art in the name, and there’s art practically everywhere you look when you stay at this smart boutique hotel. The building is an intricate piece of work in itself, with a beautifully restored Spanish Mediterranean façade dating back to 1924. Step out and you’re in the heart of Atlanta’s Midtown Arts District, with many of the city’s museums, galleries and theaters making this a fantastic spot for any cultural trip.

Wylie Hotel

Wylie Hotel
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A charming, modern take on the southern boarding house, Wylie makes the most of its lively history. Located in the Old Fourth Ward, near Dr King’s birthplace, the hotel’s building was formerly 551 Ponce De Leon, home of America’s first drag-show bar. Now fully modernized in a warm retro style, complete with wood-paneled walls and globe lighting, it feels authentic, cosy and on point. Don’t miss brunch at Mrs P’s Dining Room: low-key southern fare at its best.

Loews Atlanta Hotel

Loews Atlanta Hotel
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This shiny high-rise option gets a double thumbs up from fitness fans. Not only are there in-house workout classes, with discounts for guests, but the website features local running routes you can download, and offers packages for recovery, relaxation and detox treatments in the Exhale Spa. After that you’ll enjoy the retox even more at restaurant Saltwood, noted for its charcuterie and burgers.

Sugar Magnolia Bed & Breakfast

Sugar Magnolia Bed and Breakfast
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As homely and cutesy as its name suggests, Sugar Magnolia feels more like a family home than a hotel. Choose from one of four themed suites, depending if you’d rather have a four poster bed or access to the private roof deck, and enjoy a hearty breakfast with lashings of Southern hospitality with your hosts each morning. The surrounding Inman Park neighborhood is another major plus: it’s known for its food scene and markets.

The Georgian Terrace

The Georgian Terrace
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Part of the luxury Sotherly chain, The Georgian Terrace is a grand dame of Atlantla’s Downtown. From the imposing lobby, with its double-height ceilings and towering faux cypress trees, to furnishings that feel that bit extra (including roll-top baths and suites with full kitchens), this is a hotel that consistently delivers. And that’s before we’ve even mentioned the three bars and restaurants, rooftop pool and penthouse fitness center.

Element Atlanta Buckhead

Element Atlanta Buckhead
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Opened in 2021, this Marriott-brand hotel is big on sustainability and the smart choice for those who want to stay green. Charge your electric car on site or borrow a bike from the front desk, and you can get around Atlanta’s northern Buckhead area and explore all the sights guilt-free. Pets can stay too, and when you return from a hard day out enjoying all the city has to offer, you can relax in the large saline swimming pool or work out all night in the 24/7 fitness center.

The Burgess Hotel, Trademark Collection

The Burgess Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
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Also located in the Buckland area, this Wyndhams is smart, sophisticated and a good all-rounder. Whether you’re looking for a hotel near the sights, a conference centre or a wedding venue, this warm and comfortable stay has it all, including a restaurant, bar, fitness center and outdoor pool. The eastern flavour of decor and very friendly staff help to add a touch of character to what could otherwise feel like a cookie-cutter luxury hotel.

The Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection

The Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection
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This hotel is part of the Curio collection, a group of independent four- and five-star hotels curated by Hilton for their unique characters. The Candler’s main draw is its incredible building, which was constructed by Coca Cola magnate Asa Griggs Candler at the turn of the 20th century and is filled with graphic monochrome tiling, huge chandeliers and highly decorative plasterwork. Its restoration has been thoughtful, creating a Downtown hotel that feels clean, modern and more than fit for purpose.

Chateau Elan

Chateau Elan
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Located in impeccable countryside just north of Atlanta, this French-style resort hotel has everything you need for a country escape that’s anything but rustic. Set over 3,500 acres, it’s a particularly hot destination for golfers who’ll find 45 holes over three championship courses, each with differing terrain. Add tennis courts, a spa and its own established winery and you’ve got a stay you’ll be reminiscing about for months, or even years, to come.

W Atlanta Downtown

W Atlanta Downtown
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The W brand has become synonymous with high-end cool, and this Atlanta iteration is no exception. Its design is bold, its rooms feel luxurious and its perks are many – the crowning glory is, literally, its rooftop pool, complete with skyline views and its own craft-cocktail bar. Make the most of it by chowing down on modern Southern cuisine at Local Motives, before rubbing shoulders with the city’s beautiful people, drinking poolside negronis ’til the wee hours.

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