Cheers Sippin Gypsy Team Tequila! This post comes to you while enjoying a Jalapeno Margarita inspired by the delicious cocktail made at Superica at Krog Street Market in Atlanta which you can read about in my Quick Tips for Sippin post, and find all of my tips for Atlanta HERE.
When reaching out to several of my friends and business contacts in Atlanta for where I should look for hotels the unanimous vote was to stay "downtown". By a few hours into my first visit I understood why. By staying downtown I was able to easily get to the different neighborhoods downtown, and many of the places I could walk to! I also saw a few stunning industrial loft options on AirBNB but I personally haven't stayed in any of them...yet. The following are my choice of places that I have stayed in over the years in my travels to Atlanta!
1. The Glenn Hotel
I love small boutique hotels with a staff you can get to know during your stay. The team at the Glenn exudes southern hospitality and sincere care and interest in their guests. While the rooms are small, they are clean and modern with the comforts of a shaker and martini glasses to company my ice bucket! The lobby was swanky and the bar hours were perfect and crafted great cocktails. I enjoyed live music on the Saturday evening I was there. My last evening in Atlanta was appropriately crowned with an evening at The Sky Lounge which offered beautiful views of Centennial Olympic Park and the city skyline. I had both breakfast and dinner through the Glenn Kitchen. The food was good and well priced for hotel/downtown pricing. The Glenn Hotel is my top pick for staying downtown Atlanta
2. Twelve Hotel
If your travels to Atlanta will have you lingering for more than four or five days, or you have children with you, Twelve Hotel will be the most comfortable home away from home. Rooms are truly more like luxury condos, fully furnished with a kitchen, living room area and separate bedrooms, it would be easy to grab some groceries and prepare meals right in your room (but there is so much great food to eat all around Atlanta, I highly recommend taking advantage of all the deliciousness around ATL.
3. The Marriott Mariquis
This hotel is so much fun architecturally. I've stayed here for business and for fun with my family. The rooms are very spacious and with 52 floors, your view is certain to be outstanding. The pool area is unique with options to swim outside or inside at the same time! Even if you don't stay here during your trip to Atlanta, step inside to enjoy the details and height of this modern structure.
4. The Westin
Although it had been a few years since my stay at the Westin, I've always enjoyed this unique circular structure and the ease of going to up 72 floors to the Sun Dial to enjoy city views through out the day or evening. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and the location is ideal to anything you have planned for downtown or the surrounding neighborhoods of Atlanta.
5. Georgian Terrace
If you appreciate history and architecture, the Georgian Terrace will absolutely delight you. Designed with Parisian details by famed Architect William Lee Stoddard, this hotel is the embodiment of Southern Charm and hospitality. One of the most popular places in Atlanta for formal events, the Georgian Terrace is picturesque and elegant.
6. Ellis Hotel
A swanky chic hotel in a historic building with quite a tumultuous past. The Ellis Hotel is nestled in the heart of downtown Atlanta and easy walking distance to restaurants and bars. The original building burned down in 1946, but it has been rebuilt and served the Atlanta community in various capacities including a retirement home for a time, as well as a gift shop during the Olympics. The Ellis Hotel was restored as boutique hotel in 2007 and is a true delight in the heart of Atlanta.
Lover of travel to charming places dusted with unique flavor. Join me as I explore the world sip by sip. Cheers!