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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Kevin Raub contributed additional reporting to this article.