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About Atlanta

Atlanta is a big, busy city made out of a patchwork of small, friendly, distinct suburbs. Visitors come for the African American history, or the art, or the restaurant scene or the shopping - or for all of the above and more. There’s a great zoo, an aquarium and some great museums, so it’s just a plain great city break destination. The best places to stay in Atlanta depend on why you’re visiting. If you’re here for the High Museum of Art and the Centre for Civil and Human Rights then you need to be downtown, but if you’re here for the parks and the more unusual museums, then you might find that some of the best places to stay are in some of the less central, but prettier, suburbs.

Atlanta seems the perfect mix of the old south with the new. There are peach trees on many a corner and plenty of places to stop for a sweet tea, but Atlanta also has one of the world’s busiest airports.

What Not To Miss

  • Downtown Atlanta has the state capitol, the aquarium, city hall, the CNN Centre and the World of Coca-cola.
  • Midtown has some of the loveliest parks, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Design, Atlanta, the Georgia Tech campus and the Woodruff Arts Centre.
  • Buckhead, another business district north of Midtown, has the Governor’s Mansion, the Lindberg Centre and more lovely parks.
  • If you’re interested in Atlanta’s history - and this is a truly fascinating place as it was the only American city to have been destroyed by war - the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site is in Sweet Auburn, the Atlanta Cyclorama, which depicts the Civil War, is in nearby Grant Park, and the Atlanta History Centre is in Bulkhead, where you’ll find a huge collection of Civil War memorabilia.
  • Atlanta is also a great place to shop for antiques and art and there’s a pleasantly eclectic collection of shopping neighbourhoods to explore - as well as big malls and destination shopping streets with all the big names.

This is a busy city year round, so if you want to book a room in one of the best places to stay in Altanta, don't leave it till the last minute!

For a city break

  • The W Atlanta Downtown is a trendy and elegant downtown hotel. As well as the pool with a view and the gym there are also business facilities. But this is a lot more than just a business hotel, there are floor to ceiling windows and a restaurant which fuses a French bistro and an American steakhouse.
  • The Ellis is chic and stylish, a boutique hotel set in a historic 1913 building, renovated inside with light and bright contemporary design. A full service terrace bistro and a bar with a balcony overlook the vibrant PeachTree Street. Luxurious, comfortable and totally hip.

For peace and quiet

  • Stonehurst Place is a five room B&B in Midtown Atlanta on a quiet residential street. Converted from a 19th Century mansion, there are some lovely antiques and museum-quality artworks.

For luxury

  • Or, if your idea of the best places to stay in Atlanta includes top notch luxury, then the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta is probably for you. Situated in Buckhead, this hotel has an indoor pool and spa, large, classic rooms and gourmet cafe overlooking the English garden.

For an apartment

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday - don't hesitate to visit our online partner Booking.com for a great selection of centrally located properties.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport located 13.5km (8.5 miles) from Atlanta. The airport serves numerous destinations from the U.S to further afield including Europe, South America, and the Middle East.
  • Atlanta is well-connected by Amtrak Rail and links Atlanta to major destinations including New York and New Orleans.
  • If you want to rent a car, for prices visit our online partner Rentalcars
  • Best time to visit - late May to August is a popular time to visit due to the warm temperatures ideal for the concerts and outdoor activities.

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Best Hotels in Atlanta

  • The Ellis Atlanta 127 rooms from £93

    City Style  -  Rooms with contemporary comfort, exquisite bathrooms with amenities, LCD TV'S and ipod docking stations
    Local exploring  -  Close to historical sights. Next door to the Peach Tree Center Marta Station
    Sights nearby  -  A short walk to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola and the World Congress Centre
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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    Chic and stylish, a boutique hotel set in a historic 1913 building, renovated inside with light and bright contemporary designs. A full service terrace bistro and a bar with a balcony overlooking the vibrant PeachTree Street. Luxurious, comfortable and totally hip. See More

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  • Hotel Clermont Atlanta 94 rooms from £134

    Romantic Break  -  With boutique interiors and great views from the rooftop terrace, book this hotel for a romantic city break
    City Style  -  With retro-style interiors, a chic bar and restaurant, this hotel oozes Atlanta charm
    Local exploring  -  Nestled above Atlanta's favourite strip club, this hotel has plenty to see close by
    Local markets  -  Take a trip to the Ponce City Market, a revamped shopping complex with new boutiques and classic vendors side by side
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    This hotel is nestled on the historic Ponce de Leon Avenue in downtown Atlanta. Vintage-style interiors blend influences, from 1920s Art Deco prints to mid-century modernist furniture. The hotel also plays host to celebrated restaurant Tiny Lou's, a French-American brasserie with Southern accents. See More

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  • Hotel Colee Atlanta 291 rooms from £156

    Business meetings  -  Cool laid-back feel plus indoor and outdoor meeting spaces (including rooftop) make a change from classic conference venues
    Roof terrace  -  Expansive rooftop bar and terrace offers cocktails with a view against glittering Atlanta skyline
    City Style  -  With a hip roof top bar and boutique-y interiors, this is a stylish choice
    Restaurant  -  Indulge at Whiskey Blue, hip rooftop bar offering cocktails or snacks, or hit the Lobby Lounge for light all-day dining
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    Trendy luxe boutique-style hotel in the Buckhead district. Eclectic interiors seamlessly blend classic luxury furnishings with funky contemporary touches; expect splashes of fuchsia and modern art. Fab features include rooftop restaurant and city-view infinity pool, terrace and gym. Happening vibe. See More

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  • The Social Goat Bed and Breakfast Atlanta 7 rooms from £158

    Families  -  Book two-bedroom Hog Heaven House for families with young kids. It's ideal with living, dining and kitchen areas
    Country Escape  -  Totally unique; experience a traditional farmhouse stay with warm hosts, without leaving the confines of Atlanta
    Restrictions on children  -  Children under 12 are allowed only in the Carriage House and Hog Heaven House. Main House is open to those 12+
    Sights nearby  -  Trade one set of animals for another; it's a short walk to Atlanta Zoo
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    Owner-run Victorian farmhouse on 3/4 acre of suburban gardens. Accommodation ranges from rooms in the historic house to 4 stand-alone cottages; all feature traditional decor and homely touches. While a fire-pit, koi carp pond & porch, goats, ducks, chickens and turkeys add authentic farm-stay feel. See More

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  • Stonehurst Place Atlanta 6 rooms from £187

    Romantic Break  -  Intimate yet elegant, retaining some of the original 19th century features like cosy fireplaces- a perfect romantic retreat
    Local exploring  -  A few minutes drive from Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta, and right next to Atlanta's Botanical Garden and Piedmont Park
    Restrictions on children  -  This hotel can only accommodate children over the age of 12
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith

    Intimate B&B in Midtown on a delightful leafy residential street, a converted 19th Century mansion filled with museum-quality artworks. The rooms combine historic elegance with modern amenities, and the front parlour has a grand piano and other fine furnishings. Quiet and unassuming yet luxurious. See More

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  • Glenn Hotel Atlanta 110 rooms from £194

    Roof terrace  -  Award-winning SkyLounge rooftop bar offers stunning views over the Atlanta skyline day and night, as well as delicious cocktails
    Business meetings  -  Five unique meeting rooms set over 2,250 sq ft of event space, plus all-year SkyLounge, work for a range of different functions
    Local exploring  -  The downtown Atlanta location, right next to Centennial Park District, means that all of the city's attractions are nearby
    Sights nearby  -  Atlanta is home to the world's largest aquarium, Skyview ferris wheel, World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta Zoo and the CNN Studio tour
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    Historic luxury hotel in the heart of town. Contemporary classic decor gives a luxe modern feel; spacious rooms feature stand-alone tubs in glass-cased bathrooms. The SkyLounge rooftop bar is the real draw; there's nowhere better to get a full view of the city. Perfect for business or exploring. See More

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  • Twelve Downtown Atlanta 102 rooms from £194

    Swimming Pool  -  Vast resort-style pool and hot tub on the property's rooftop offer views over the skyline
    Local exploring  -  Walking distance to most of Atlanta's main attractions, as well as restaurants and shops
    Groups  -  Spacious multi-bedroom suites are ideal for friends or families travelling together
    Great walks  -  If you feel like escaping the city head to Stone Mountain Park for walks and range of outdoor recreational activities
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    All-suite property in high-rise downtown tower. Contemporary condo-style rooms boast high ceilings and Atlanta views; all feature separate living, kitchen and sleeping areas and many have private balconies. Enjoy the outdoor pool, gym & restaurant at this luxe home-away-from-home in the city centre. See More

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  • The Burgess Hotel Atlanta 102 rooms from £204

    City Style  -  Suites are especially sumptuous. Residential-style living areas boast impressive art work, oriental rugs & antique objets d'art
    Local exploring  -  Enjoy the charm, restaurants and art galleries of Buckhead, yet be close enough to the city centre for sightseeing
    Designer Shopping  -  Buckhead is well-known for designer shopping. Browse upscale designer boutiques nearby
    Restaurant  -  Enjoy neighbourhood dining with a sense of occasion and lots of buzz at Fia, the property's Mediterranean restaurant & bar
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    Luxurious hotel in upmarket Buckhead district. Interiors blend colourful & contemporary furnishings with exotic Asian decor - think chinoiserie curtains, gilded screens and buddha statues - all without feeling forced. Glossy restaurant & bar combines with an outdoor pool to ensure a top-notch stay. See More

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  • W Atlanta Downtown Atlanta (Georgia) 237 rooms from £246

    Sights nearby  -  Margaret Mitchell House and Museum is where the famous book Gone with the Wind was written.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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    Trendy, elegant business and leisure hotel in the heart of Atlanta offers pool with a view, gym and business facilities. The rooms are modern with city views through floor-to-ceiling windows and modern bathrooms. BLT Steak matches traditional French bistro with an American steakhouse. Great spot! See More

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  • Ritz Carlton Atlanta Atlanta (North East) 444 rooms from £249

    Families  -  With dedicated Ritz Kids program and child-friendly amenities, hotel offers a luxurious family-friendly base
    Business meetings  -  17,000 sq ft of upscale event space includes grand ballroom, boardroom and conference centre
    Sights nearby  -  Easy walking distance to Georgia Aquarium, Margaret Mitchell House, World of Coca-Cola and High Museum of Art at Georgia
    Restaurant  -  Enjoy fine-dining at AG steakhouse, cocktails and live music at Lumen Bar or coffee and snacks at Jittery Joe's
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    Contemporary glam luxury hotel in downtown Atlanta. Perfect for business, leisure or family stays, impressive amenities include fine-dining restaurant, conference centre, extensive gym and Kid's club. Glossy rooms offer city views and all luxury amenities while well-designed suites suit long stays. See More

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  • The Whitley Atlanta 507 rooms from £286

    Business meetings  -  Surrounded by North Atlanta's business district, the hotel has 40,000 sq ft of event space with indoor & outdoor function areas
    City Style  -  One of Atlanta's finest large luxury hotels complete with every facility you could want
    Restaurant  -  The Trade Room restaurant prides itself on sourcing the finest ingredients. There is also a classic bar and afternoon tea
    Spa  -  There is an entire floor dedicated to the premium spa with lounge, Himlayan salt room and glass-topped pool atrium
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Grand luxury city hotel. Public areas nod to the past with wood panelling, chic artwork, recessed wall panels and marble floors. Classic contemporary rooms have clean lines and a fresh and calming cream palette. Fab pool, spa and dignified dining options. Works equally well for business or leisure. See More

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  • Twelve Midtown Atlanta 101 rooms from £299

    Business meetings  -  Set up for events. Choose from three ballrooms, pre-function room, terrace and board room. Professional events team is on-site
    City Style  -  Sleek and stylish yet welcoming with homely comforts; a dreamy base for longer stays in the heart of Atlanta
    Local exploring  -  Ideal location means you're surrounded by the city's dining, entertainment and sites of interest
    Restaurant  -  Award-winning Allora restaurants serves contemporary Italian fare in a chic setting. The street level terrace is lovely
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    Deluxe city centre all-suite hotel. Spacious suites feature on-trend decor blending industrial chic, glam and homely styles; each has a kitchen. Rooftop pool, contemporary Italian restaurant and skyline views tick every box. Convenient location and fab amenities work for both business or leisure. See More

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  • Mandarin Oriental Atlanta Atlanta (Georgia) 127 rooms from £371

    Sights nearby  -  World of Coco Cola and CNN Centre both offer an insight into the big universal names.
    Great walks  -  Atlanta Botanical Gardens offers more than 30 acres of garden to explore.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Situated in Buckhead the Mandarin Oriental offers indoor pool, spa & all you need business facilities. Large rooms are classic in decor with modern bathrooms. The Cafe and Bar serve regional cuisine, Taipan whips up cocktails in an English garden setting. Location is simply perfect. See More

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  • Four Seasons Atlanta Atlanta 244 rooms from £456

    Local exploring  -  Conveniently located in Midtown, the cultural heart of Atlanta, walking distance from shops, sites and restaurants
    Spa breaks  -  There's no need to leave the hotel with indoor pool, sun terrace, hot tub, steam, sauna and spoiling treatments
    Families  -  Children under 18 stay free. Make the most of babysitting, spacious suites & range of child-friendly amenities
    City Style  -  Sophisticated luxury that offers stylish stays in the heart of town for business, leisure and families
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    High-rise hotel that's the height of luxury. This Midtown tower offers deluxe accommodation, a spa, health club and impressive dining in the heart of town. Spacious rooms with soft palettes feel fresh yet homely, the best feature private city-view terraces. Crowd-pleaser with a strong family focus. See More

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  • St Regis Atlanta Atlanta 151 rooms from £468

    Total relaxation  -  Ideal urban retreat to relax and recharge; indulge in spoiling spa treatments, resort-style outdoor pool & fancy in-room dining
    City Style  -  Spacious rooms and suites channel high-end residential chic with top-notch tech, butler service, stunning decor and city views
    Designer Shopping  -  Buckhead is known for designer brands. Property is located just across the promenade from the city's best shopping
    Families  -  Family-friendly environment with special touches for kids, baby-sitting and child-focused dining and experiences
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    Glamorous grand dame in upscale Buckhead neighbourhood. Sleek rooms with butler service feature understated contemporary decor and show-stopping marble bathrooms. Leave time for leisure with chic outdoor pool piazza, spa, cinema room and wonderful dining options in art-filled spaces. Deluxe delight. See More

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