The Best Hotels to Book in Buckhead, Atlanta

The Four Seasons is just one of the exceptional Buckhead hotels we recommend
The Four Seasons is just one of the exceptional Buckhead hotels we recommend | © Four Seasons Hotel / Expedia
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Where to stay in Atlanta? For those in pursuit of the city’s best shops, fine dining and luxurious surroundings, we suggest accommodation in the Buckhead area. Several of our featured picks are within walking distance of its shopping hub, Lenox Square. Read on and indulge yourself at one of these hotels in Atlanta’s most affluent neighborhood – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Burgess Hotel, for art lovers

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Social area at the Burgess Hotel, with leather sofas, tables, full bookshelves and a lit fireplace
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Buckhead is well known for top-end business hotels and classic brands such as the Ritz-Carlton, but the Burgess brings boutique to Atlanta’s bustling commercial and financial district. Cookie-cutter elements often found in chain hotels are out the door at this 102-room choice, replaced by custom furniture, original artwork and objets d’art from Asia and beyond. Rooms merge modern conveniences with vintage touches and colorful global accompaniments such as Shanghai Tang bath products, giving each a tinge of personality not often found in bank-heavy districts like Buckhead.

2. AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza, for fashionistas

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Social area at AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead, with a sofa, armchair, table and lit modernist fireplace
© AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead / Expedia

Setting out to buck the chain hotel trend in Buckhead, the low-rise AC Hotel dabbles in European-style finesse in one of the neighborhood’s ritziest pockets. The illuminated front desk, copper-colored lounge and outdoor patios all bear warmth, a characteristic that extends to the guest rooms, where Euro flair endures in the form of hardwood floors and glass-enclosed showers. Two of Atlanta’s most lavish malls are within the toss of a Manolo Blahnik, so shopaholics should give this one special consideration.

3. The Westin Buckhead Atlanta, for a mid-century modern vibe

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Spacious, cream-and-brown lobby at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta, with long, curved sofa seating, soft chairs and tables
© The Westin Buckhead Atlanta / Expedia

Housed in a modern glass structure that complements longstanding Atlanta landmarks such as the High Museum of Art, the Westin Buckhead stands out in a hotel-heavy stretch of Peachtree Road. The 365 rooms and suites are neutrally toned with beige furniture and marble bathrooms, but common areas pop with vintage touches including mid-century modern sofas with lime green throw pillows, and colorful artwork by the likes of Andy Warhol, John Lennon and Frank Stella. Elsewhere, the renowned Palm steakhouse draws in the movers and shakers of Atlanta.

5. InterContinental Hotel, for five-star comforts

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Many armchairs and tables in a communal space with skyline views at InterContinental Hotel Atlanta
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InterContinental hotels are a fixture on the lists of many would-be travelers wondering where to stay. In Atlanta, you’ll find a stunning example in Buckhead; a 422-room bastion of excellence. Flat-screen TVs adorn each room, while a valet service accompanies guests from checkin to checkout. A quality pool and fitness center are just some of the other amenities that guests have come to expect from this memorable five-star. Additionally, the hotel’s elegant restaurant, Southern Art, epitomizes the indulgent culinary pleasures of a city known for hospitality.

6. The St. Regis, for carnivore-friendly dining

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Double bed with footstool, and a small armchair with footstool in a cream room with city views at the St. Regis
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This highly ranked Atlanta hotel has a reputation that precedes itself. Cruise into the cobblestone turnaround, watch as your car is whisked away promptly by your valet, and step inside the opulent lobby. Located within walking distance of dozens of attractions – including Buckhead Theatre and the trendy bar district – the St. Regis is a crown jewel of five-star Atlanta hotels. Hungry? Then head to Chops Lobster Bar – one of the city’s premier chophouses – to peruse a menu of prime cuts and flavorful desserts.

7. Four Seasons Hotel, for a rooftop terrace

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Low-lit bar and dining area at the Four Seasons Hotel, with many black upholstered chairs by tables
© Four Seasons Hotel / Expedia
Relatively close to Midtown, the Four Seasons Hotel is an imposing edifice – Atlanta’s 11th-tallest skyscraper – with federal-style architecture on the outside and award-winning accommodation and cuisine on the inside. The hotel itself is a 10-minute walk from Piedmont Park; en route you’ll spot some of Atlanta’s most impressive buildings. On site, Park 75 Lounge is the place to be for an original cocktail and club-like interior, but should you wish for open space and greenery, simply head to the rooftop garden terrace.

8. Grand Hyatt Atlanta, for service with a smile

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Spacious cream-and-brown communal area at Grand Hyatt Atlanta, with plush sofas and chairs, plus tall columns
© Grand Hyatt Atlanta / Expedia
This four-star high-rise is part of a cluster of hotels on Peachtree Road. The Grand Hyatt is a 5mi (8km) drive from the avant-garde High Museum of Art and only a five-minute walk from the Buckhead Marta station. Take in the hotel’s Japanese Zen garden before easing into a refreshing swim. The seasonal outdoor pool is one of many guest perks in a hotel where the friendly staff always greet you with a smile.

Traveling with your other half? Book one of the best romantic hotels in Atlanta now with Culture Trip.

Kevin Raub contributed additional reporting to this article.

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