Atlanta, the capital and largest city in Georgia, offers visitors a vibrant, historic and all-round fascinating slice of America. Beginning as a simple stop on the Western and Atlantic Railroad, it has grown into a metropolis that almost half a million Atlantans call home, as do Coca-Cola, the Falcons and Martin Luther King Jr.

Let’s take a look at the very best hotels in Atlanta, from which guests can explore this beautiful part of the world.

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What is the best area to stay in Atlanta?

Different areas in Atlanta cater to different types of travelers. The most popular include:

  • Downtown: Downtown Atlanta is packed with sights and experiences. Mercedes Benz Stadium, the National Centre for Civil and Human Rights, the College Football Hall of Fame, Centennial Olympic Park and World of Coca-Cola are all waiting to be explored.
  • Buckhead: An upscale part of Atlanta found due north of downtown, Buckhead is sprinkled with glistening malls and independent art galleries. History buffs will enjoy the Governor’s Mansion and the Atlanta History Center.
  • Cumberland: Found 10 miles northwest of Downtown Atlanta, Cumberland is home to the Atlanta Braves and a vibrant business district, where shiny skyscrapers jut out of beautiful wooded greenery.
  • The airport: Delta’s main hub, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of the busiest in the world, which means there are near-endless hotel options in and around the airport.

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What are the best luxury hotels?

Travelers in the market for a truly opulent and memorable stay will find that Atlanta offers up some incredible accommodation options. Those aiming to see the sights might choose the centrally located Ritz-Carlton or Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. If the aim of the trip is more relaxation than tourism, guests may venture north to Buckhead, to The St. Regis Atlanta, an absolutely heavenly hotel.

What are the best hotels on a budget?

Budget accommodation needn’t be cheap and nasty. Atlanta has a number of high quality and great value hotel options. Americas Best Value Inn Decatur, for example, does the basics very well. While La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Atlanta Airport North may not have the snappiest name, it does offer a particularly comfortable stay given the price. But perhaps the best of the lot is Alecia B&B, a cute, cosy, centrally located bed and breakfast found in a former chapel.

What are the best hotels with a view?

Blessed with a bird’s eye view, you’ll be perfectly placed to drink in the history and beauty of Atlanta from the comfort of your hotel room. Sports nuts will appreciate the vistas offered by Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta, which grants a straight line view of Mercedes Benz Stadium. Loews Atlanta Hotel and Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center are two other excellent options downtown. 

What are the best hotels for sightseeing?

With the majority of Atlanta’s most famous sights located in and around downtown, those with a plan to sightsee would be wise to choose a central hotel. If visitors have an interest in abstract art there’s no better option than the effortlessly hip Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown. The Candler Hotel Atlanta, a cosy little number found in a stunning 1906 high-rise, is a boutique option. Finally, Atlanta Marriott Marquis offers clean, crisp, modern lodgings built with the sports fan front of mind.

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What are the best hotels for solo travelers?

For those who’ve thrown caution to the wind and gone on a solo Atlanta adventure, some hotels are more primed for casual interactions than others. The gorgeous bars found at The Starling Atlanta Midtown and The Candler Hotel Atlanta – both members of Hilton’s Curio Collection – are fantastic places for travelers to mingle with each other. Perhaps the pick of the bunch, however, is The Georgian Terrace. Not only is there a rooftop pool, but this is a hotel preserved by the National Trust. And when you look at the ornate bar and restaurant, you’ll understand why.

What are the best hotels for families?

The ideal hotel will depend on the family’s size, shape and interests. Those who want quality, fuss-free accommodation might choose Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Decatur/Emory. For a more boutique option, the Wylie Hotel to the east of downtown is a stunning choice. And while it might be a couple of miles from downtown, a truly unique stay awaits at Atlanta Alpaca Treehouse in the Bamboo Forest.

What are the best hotels for a romantic getaway?

For couples looking to enjoy each other’s company during their Atlanta stay, some hotels offer up more romance than others. Amongst the most gorgeous are Sugar Magnolia Bed & Breakfast, a cute and particularly Georgian B&B, Stonehurst Place, a chic and eco-friendly hotel built into a 19th century mansion, and The Whitley, a five-star Buckhead hotel with an incredible array of amenities.

What are the best hotels by the airport?

Home to one of the world’s busiest airports – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – thousands of travelers stop over in Atlanta every night. Hotel options in and around the airport are many and varied, and the best include Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel, Staybridge Suites Atlanta Airport and Kimpton Overland Hotel (which comes complete with racetrack views).

What are the best hotels by Mercedes Benz Stadium?

Arguably Atlanta’s most famous landmark, Mercedes Benz Stadium is more than the home of the Falcons – it’s a sports temple that attracts pilgrims from all over the country. Those arriving with the main aim of seeing the hallowed turf might consider staying nearby at Glenn Hotel, Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park, or Reverb by Hard Rock Downtown Atlanta, which is located right outside the gates.

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