The sprawling shiny capital of Georgia has played an important part in history – the civil war, the civil rights movements the list goes on, but today it’s a progressive, forward-thinking place hellbent on having fun. ‘Hotlanta’ as it’s otherwise known, has quickly risen through the ranks to establish itself as one of the biggest party cities in the USA.
In fact, it was recently named as one of the best cities for millennials probably due to its hip and happening collection of bars and nightlife, its easy-on-the-eye attractiveness, and plenty of charisma. Want to stay somewhere just as fun as the city itself? From quirky boutiques to shiny, modern high rises, here are our coolest, most unique, and most interesting hotels in Atlanta, Georgia (in no particular order)…
1. W Atlanta Downtown – a fun, hip trendy and very Instagrammable upscale hotel perfect for partying Millennials and Gen Zs
Perfectly located for exploring the very best of the Atlanta attractions, nightlife, shopping and dining, the 4-star highly rated W Atlanta Downtown is a beautiful ultra-modern hotel that focuses on relaxation.
Bedrooms are cool and tranquil with floor-to-ceiling windows, high-end furnishing, sumptuous linens lots of mod cons and some have mountain/skyline views.
Suites offer wet bars, free-standing tubs, and double sinks and communal spaces are designed to be sociable such as the cool cocktail bar with a 22-ft water feature!
The luxurious Bliss Spa offers upscale treatments and a chance to rewind, while the WET Deck pool, and 16th outdoor infinity pool are perfect for soaking up the sun or drinking the night away.
The Lobby Living Room offers light bites and snacks, and the FIT fitness center will help you burn of the guilt of your holiday excess.
If you really want to arrive in style, the trendsetting Atlanta hotel even has its own heliport and complimentary W Drivers to take you anywhere within a two-mile radius. How to live the high life in Atlanta!
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2. The Starling Atlanta Midtown – a hip urban retreat designed for “creative souls who set the status quo aside”
This gorgeous new trendy and contemporary high-rise hotel is filled with modern decor and upscale amenities. It’s a vibrant, colourful and upbeat retreat aimed at “ creative souls who set the status quo aside.”
Many of the chic rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering incredible panoramic views of the city and all offer luxury bed lines, large flat-screen TVs with DVD players and Wi-Fi access too.
Alongside the urban-cool decor there’s a trendy onsite restaurant serving creative Southern cuisine, a cool cocktail bar complete with an outdoor terrace and a nightclub-style lounge for all those visiting night owls.
Other highlights include an onsite spa, a gym, an outdoor swimming pool and hip bar, free loaner bikes and a cool restaurant serving creative Southern cuisine. Its location just is two blocks from Piedmont Park is pretty good too!
- To book, check prices or availability for The Starling Atlanta Midtown
3. Hotel Colee, Atlanta Buckhead, Autograph Collection – a hip, elegant and soulful gem in Atlanta
Located in the heart of Buckhead neighborhood, the newly renovated Hotel Colee, Atlanta Buckhead (part of the Autograph Collection) is a stylish, new-fashioned hotel with excellent facilities for those visiting the city for work or leisure.
Guest rooms with eye-catchy elements, energetic colors, comfortable beds and cozy window seats make for a lovely stay. Kick back and relax on the rooftop infinity pool overlooking Peachtree Road.
The hip Whiskey Blue bar is a fun and lively space to enjoy crafted cocktails set against the glittering backdrop of Atlanta’s skyline. From morning coffee to evening snacks and everything in between, the jazzy hotel makes for a perfect staycation in the Emerald City.
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4. Glenn Hotel – a boutique-style modern gem and one of the best places to stay in Atlanta
A popular hotel just a few minutes’ walk from the Peachtree Centre metro station, the 4-star exceptionally rated Glenn Hotel (part of the prestigious Autograph collection) prides itself on its personal service and luxurious accommodation.
A boutique hotel with a heart, the lobby area is warm and opulent with plenty of rich redwood touches and an upmarket Southern feel.
Bedrooms are beautifully designed with bold colors on the walls and cool white linens, as well as standalone bathtubs and marble bathrooms.
If you are hungry, check out Glenn’s Kitchen that serves great-tasting American comfort food with a southern twist, or stop for a drink in the relaxed and laid-back Living Room bar, complete with sprawling comfy sofas.
The highlight of this hotel is undoubtedly the SkyLounge rooftop bar that offers breathtaking panoramic views and handcrafted cocktails.
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5. Thompson Buckhead – an upscale urban retreat that features beautiful modern decor and an influential design
A mixture of design styles with minimalism and southern romanticism predominating might sound like a mismatch until you see the stylish Thompson Hotel in Buckhead, one of Atlanta’s most exclusive neighborhoods. The result is actually more of a jewel-box effect and the building, interiors and furnishings all have an overall air of timeless luxury and elegance.
The chandeliers in the lobby and public spaces, the rooftop pool and terrace with subtle lighting that harmonizes with the city views, and the rooms with earth tones, bright jewel accents and views floor to ceiling windows all announce a new sense of style and comfort. The luxurious rooms have minibars and plush velvet seating, and many come with private balconies.
You may not even want to venture out but the neighborhood beckons with its upscale shopping, eateries, nightclubs, theaters, music and art. Or you can choose in-room dining, sample the Italian-American fare at Dirty Rascal, or get drinks and bites at the Lobby Bar.
- To book, check prices or availability for Thompson Buckhead
6. Moxy Atlanta Midtown – a fun, funky and upbeat boutique with a youthful party vibe perfect for Millenials and Gen Zs
Quirky, stylish and comfortable, Moxy Atlanta Midtown is where the designers of this fun chain of hotels really decided to let ‘er rip and match the mood of this trendy city. At the informal check-in the bar/lounge, you’re greeted with a complimentary cocktail and a large mural of a grinning bear, and that’s just the start.
The rooftop is where the action is, with a pool and bar, though the lounge with workspace nooks is also a place to hang out and socialize. The spacious rooms are all about comfort, thoughtfully designed with luxurious beds and fabrics, workstations and touches of neon pink and blue to get you going.
The midtown location is close to the arts and culture scene, beautiful Piedmont Park and Georgia Tech for the nerdy traveler.
- To book, check prices or availability for Moxy Atlanta Midtown
7. Hotel Clermont – a cool retro revival place to stay with a soulful vibe and quirky-chic decor
Housed in a culturally important building on the historic Ponce De Leon Avenue, the exceptionally rated Clermont Hotel is a revival hotel that has succeeded where others have failed.
Embracing its history, the unique building has been fully renovated to offer charming retro-style Atlanta accommodation.
The quirky-chic boutique hotel in the heart of Atlanta with many hip retro details and great attention to traditional hospitality.
The landmark 1927 building on Atlanta’s Ponce de Leon Avenue puts you in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood, and close to downtown, midtown, the Old Fourth Ward and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Bedrooms are simple but inviting with sumptuous bedding, tiled bathrooms, and funky and colorful retro artwork, whilst the communal areas and designed to be just that – communal.
The Clermont is also home to the swinging French-American brasserie, Tiny Lou’s, which offers soul food by the bucket load, whilst the Roof Top Bar is a hotspot for local creatives looking to let their hair down and enjoy this fully cool, soulful Southern hotel.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Clermont Hotel
8. Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta Downtown – an ultra-creative and stylish place to stay in Atlanta perfect for sociable Millenials and Gen Zs
This super-cool hotel is the best choice for music fans traveling to Atlanta, right by the Mercedes Benz stadium and concert arena in downtown Atlanta.
The interior decor has a colorful, vibrant energy punctuated by neon signs, and thoughtfully designed shared and co-working spaces to meet with fellow guests and music lovers.
The lifestyle hotel even has its own Atlanta city guide curated by local artists, to introduce you to the entertainment district and their favorite bars and restaurants.
The rooms are designed for seamless comfort, and the Roadie Rooms have space for all the crew with six bunk beds, two bathrooms and a separate lounge.
The RT60 Rooftop Bar has live music and views of the city skyline and the Constant Grind all-day restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to keep you fueled for more music-related adventures.
- To book, check prices or availability for Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta Downtown
9. Kimpton Midtown Atlanta, an IHG Hotel – a trendy and contemporary hotel which offers great views, vibrant style and boutique hospitality
Atlanta’s newest Midtown hotel fits right in the historic, bustling neighborhood famous for speciality shops, restaurants, offices, music and swanky homes.
Drawing inspiration from the neighboring High Museum of Art and Moda, the facade features a sculpted awning with a wave pattern that is repeated in the light-filled interiors.
Artisanal furniture and neutral earth tones with accents of blue set the tone for calm, gracious spaces. Rooms come with all comforts including stocked mini-bars and local gourmet treats, plus thoughtful extras like 24-hour in-room dining, EV charging stations and same day laundry service. Onsite dining options will include a restaurant and bar.
- To book, check prices or availability for Kimpton Midtown Atlanta, an IHG Hotel
10. Epicurean Atlanta, Autograph Collection – a homage to Midtown’s creativity and culinary scenes
Combining the pleasure of heavenly food with a luxurious abode, Epicurean Atlanta is a new boutique hotel of Marriott’s Autograph collection. With the ideal location on the vibrant, guests can explore the bustling Piedmont Park and nearby attractions.
Get inspired by the urban chic elements reflected in the spacious guest rooms with tailor-made furnishings, plush bedding, and marble bathrooms.
Bring out your inner culinary skills with the on-site cooking classes, dine in at the signature restaurant or grab a drink at the Sky Terrace Bar with stunning skyline views. Relax on the rooftop resort-style pool with climate-controlled cabanas or indulge in a soothing spa session.
- To book, check prices or availability for Epicurean Atlanta, Autograph Collection
11. Bellyard Hotel – an elegant and modern hotel set in a charming neighborhood
A trendy new hotel for the maverick traveler, the Bellyard is situated in the West Midtown neighborhood known as The Interlock, near major cultural attractions, business, technology, dining and entertainment.
The interiors by Nelson International draw on the area’s history of railroads and stockyards, with large windows that let in the light, contrasting white oak flooring and dark wood details, local artwork and artisanal furniture and rugs.
The rooms have king beds, 55-inch TVs, comfortable window seats, folding writers’ desks for digital nomads, and plenty of USB outlets. You can get a Peloton bike in your room as well, by request.
There are plenty of exciting restaurants in the neighborhood, but if you prefer to stay in, you can get cocktails and contemporary southern cooking at the Drawbar restaurant and bar or coffee and snacks at the St. Germain French Bakery.
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12. Kimpton – Sylvan Hotel, an IHG Hotel – a creative and stylish boutique retreat located in Buckhead
A sleek retreat on the leafy edges of fashionable Buckhead, Kimpton Sylvan Hotel is an oasis of mid-century and modern style. A former 1950s residential building, the hotel combines sophistication and Southern hospitality.
The newly renovated hotel offers vintage-chic guestrooms with a peaceful and relaxed vibe. The greens lure you with hidden nooks to the dreamy outdoor garden bar, an elegant in-house restaurant, and sparkling pool.
The jewel of the Sylvan is St Julep, a funky rooftop bar-restaurant with handcrafted cocktails and panoramic views of the city.
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13. W Hotel Buckhead – a chic, funky and hip design hotel located in the glamorous Buckhead neighborhood
Situated on the famous Peachtree Road in Buckhead, this branch of the W Hotels group actively encourages guests to have a good time.
The 4-star highly-rated W Hotel Buckhead is surrounded by luxury shopping, fine dining, and vibrant all-night entertainment, and is perfectly positioned for young, upwardly mobile visitors to the city.
Home to Whiskey Blue, one of Buckhead’s busiest bars, the designer Atlanta accommodation is a trendy hotel with an electric vibe.
The plush bedrooms are chic and comfortable and packed full of high-end touches and modern conveniences, and the Thom Filicia-designed Living Room lounge is popular with locals and tourists alike.
The signature restaurant, Cook Hall serves up Southern flavor for everyone and the hotel also offers a cool retro-style rooftop bar and Peachtree Road’s only infinity pool with fabulous views over the busy streets below.
- To book, check prices or availability for W Hotel Buckhead
14. Ritz Carlton – a stylishly unique upscale beauty located in the heart of downtown Atlanta
Elegantly appointed luxury accommodation situated just minutes from the city’s biggest attractions. Contemporary glamour awaits at the 5-star exceptionally rated Ritz Carlton Hotel, along with an upscale service and a real feeling of luxe living throughout.
From the marble floors of the lobby to the soft fluffy towels in the bathroom, everything about the Ritz Carlton is first class. Bedrooms offer sumptuous beds with Italian Frette linens, opulent furniture and virtual butler services, while suites feature grand pianos and soaking tubs.
The chic and trendsetting Atlanta hotel also offers its very own wellness level with rooms that are dedicated to pure relaxation and healthy living.
Guests can dine at the onsite Southern-style restaurant and enjoy some of the freshest farm-to-table food in the city, or sip cocktails at the Lumen Bar whilst watching live entertainment that is sure to impress.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Ritz Carlton Hotel
15. Georgian Terrace Hotel – a classic gem housed in a historic building is known as the grand dame of Atlanta
Located right across the street from the iconic Fox Theatre, the 4-star very highly rated Georgian Terrace Hotel is a historic hotel dating from 1911 that offers plenty of charm and luxury.
Famous for hosting the 1939 premiere of “Gone with the Wind” this beloved and unique Atlanta hotel takes its film connection very seriously.
Bedrooms are refined and offer sleek, stylish accommodation while the communal areas are resplendent with traditional Southern decor and the hotel even offers its very own ballroom.
Guests can take a swim in the super lush rooftop pool which offers panoramic city views, dine at the Livingston Restaurant and Bar that serves up award-winning cuisine or sip cocktails Atlanta style, as they relax in outstanding surroundings. A cherished Atlanta institution!
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16. Atlanta Marriott Marquis – an upscale, modern and sophisticated hotel in downtown Atlanta
Experience the best of Atlanta with the award-winning Atlanta Marriott Marquis ideally placed in the heart of downtown Atlanta. A sophisticated and modern high-rise hotel with a famous atrium and stylish décor makes you feel inspired the moment you arrive.
The bustling energy and chic vibe reflects in the modern interiors and guest rooms featuring plush bedding, luxury linens, and floor-to-ceiling windows with beautiful city views.
Unwind yourself in the luxury spa, take a dip in the indoor pool or stay fit in the large gym, the incredible hotel also offers an on-site Starbucks.
Relish the finest cuisines from locally grown produce or savor-crafted cocktails in the lively sports bar, the hotel has everything to make your stay a memorable affair.
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17. Hotel Indigo Downtown – a hip, cool and arty place to stay in Atlanta
With walls covered in abstract paintings and a floating spiral staircase made of glass, this imaginative hotel is designed to inspire on every level.
Close to Centennial Olympic Park, the 4-star exceptionally rated Indigo Hotel Downtown is a creative mid-century delight recently reimagined by famed architect John Portman.
Communal areas feature hanging pendants and soft, Scandinavian-style furnishings, whilst bedrooms are calm and relaxing with designer touches and sleek white bathrooms.
The circular bar is impressive to look at and offers an extensive range of alcoholic beverages, whilst hungrier diners can book to eat at the JP Atlanta that serves up tasty Southern food with a contemporary twist. The cool Atlanta hotel also offers a 24-hour gym, as well as a grab-and-go market.
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18. The Candler Hotel Atlanta – a historic boutique-style hotel with authentic Southern charm and an art deco theme
Atlanta’s first-ever steel skyscraper built by the Coco-Cola magnate, the Candler Building, houses the Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection by Hilton to grace downtown Atlanta.
Ideally situated on the famous Peachtree Street, the classic-style and art deco-inspired hotel is a minute away from the bubbly downtown.
The sweeping marble staircase with colorful Tiffany windows immediately catches your attention entering the lobby.
Bedrooms and suites give you a sense of the past with added modern comforts, including plush beds, floor-to-ceiling blackout curtains, luxurious deep tub and marble shower to add to the classy feel.
Enjoy distinctive dining in By George, a modern restaurant with a fresh approach to Southern food.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Candler Hotel Atlanta
19. Hotel Indigo Midtown – a soul-infused design hotel located directly opposite the historic 19290-era Fox Theatre
This historic hotel is located in the heart of Atlanta Midtown, located just across the street from the iconic Fox Theatre. With elegant furnishings and an artistic flair, the highly-rated Indigo Hotel Midtown has a boutique hotel vibe with the service you would expect from a larger hotel.
Bedrooms at this unique Atlanta abode have a funky feel, with framed photos of 80’s rock stars and full-size wall murals, whilst the communal areas are bright and buzzing.
The bar and patio are popular with the theatre set, and there are always plenty of locally made cocktails to enjoy. If you are hungry, the 639 Midtown Bistro serves a variety of locally sourced Southern cuisine.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown
20. The Burgess Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham – a sleek and trendy design hotel offering an unforgettable luxury lifestyle experience
An artistic hotel located on the fashionable Buckhead district, the 4-star exceptionally rated Trademark Collection by Wyndham is a boutique hotel with a Southern feel. The warm and tasteful lobby area has a distinct appeal with a 24-hr cappuccino machine.
Each bedroom is tastefully designed with global themes, luxury linens, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, flat-screen TVs with separate living rooms in suites.
Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine at an on-site restaurant, grab drinks at the lobby bar or splurge yourself on the outdoor pool, the cool settings make it a heavenly escape. Putting you close to the nearby downtown and Lenox Square, the gorgeously unique hotel also offers a complimentary area shuttle ride.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Burgess Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
21. Artmore Hotel – a Spanish-style Atlanta boutique hotel located in the middle of Atlanta’s Cultural Arts District
Housed in a historic building dating back as far as 1924, the beautiful and highly rated Artmore Hotel is tucked away behind a pretty Spanish facade right in the heart of Midtown.
Offering a near-perfect blend of historic character and boutique styling, the stylishly unique Atlanta hotel offers a unique opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the culture, energy, and lifestyle of the city’s Cultural Arts District.
Bedrooms and suites are conformable with plenty of first-class touches including high thread count linens and marble-filled bathrooms as well as a free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and iPod docks, while the bar and lounge areas are funky and upmarket and perfect for meeting with fellow travellers.
The gorgeous outside courtyard and garden offer the chance to enjoy the warm Atlanta sun, while the 24-hour fitness center is a great place to work out.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Artmore Hotel Atlanta
22. Aloft Hotel – fun, funky and colorful accommodation situated in the heart of Atlanta
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the highly-rated Aloft Hotel is a smart, modern hotel that offers excellent facilities for those visiting the city for both business and pleasure.
Bedrooms are comfortable and spacious and very much designed with practicality in mind, while the communal areas are perfect for those looking to mingle during their stay.
The hip WXYZ bar is a lively and energetic space that offers cocktails and snacks, as well as regular DJ nights and live music events.
The funky Atlanta hotel also offers a state-of-the-art fitness centre, an industrial-chic lounge featuring a pool table, complimentary dog perks and a bright and buzzing outdoor swimming pool – a great trendy choice for those on a midrange budget.
- To book, check prices or availability for Aloft Hotel
23. Ellis Hotel – a popular and contemporary boutique in downtown Atlanta
A beautiful boutique hotel located in downtown Atlanta, the 4-star highly rated Ellis Hotel offers sleek and intimate accommodation that blends traditional Southern hospitality with contemporary design and flair.
After an expensive renovation, the chic Atlanta hotel now also offers a private-access ladies-only floor complete with its own wellness room, as well as an allergy-friendly, dedicated fresh air floor and another floor that allows pets.
Bedrooms are beautifully created featuring high-end furnishings and high thread count linens, whilst the communal spaces are warm and welcoming.
Guests can also enjoy market-fresh, farm-to-table cuisine at the New Terrace Bistro Restaurant which offers alfresco eating right on Peachtree Street, or enjoy a cocktail or two the Lobby Bar and Lounge.
- To book, check prices or availability for Ellis Hotel
24. AC Hotel Atlanta Downtown – a sleek and chic designer boutique in a great central location
A sleek and modern hotel that is situated just minutes from Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coca-Cola and the AmericasMart Atlanta mall.
Perfect for shopaholics and party-goers alike, the highly-rated AC Hotel Atlanta Downtown is close to the heart of the Atlanta action.
Bedrooms are elegantly simple with platform beds and modern workspaces, while the communal areas are dressed to impress with marble floors and wood-panelled walls.
Guests can tuck into light bites, snacks and cold beers at the AC Lounge, or venture out into Downtown Atlanta to sample the culinary delights available on every corner.
The contemporary Atlanta hotel also offers its very own fitness centre, a chic rooftop bar offering street food and city views. and a well-appointed outdoor pool with sun loungers for soaking up the hot Atlanta sun.
- To book, check prices or availability for AC Hotel Atlanta Downtown
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