We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Atlanta as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.
“Atlanta only has a handful of true five-star experiences, and the St. Regis is one of them. For a city hotel, guest rooms are massive, starting at 440 sq. ft., with suites ranging from 680 sq. ft. to the Empire Suite’s spacious 2,800 sq. ft.”
Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Atlanta.
“The Glenn Hotel is in a renovated 1920s building downtown that has gossamer curtains. The rooftop bar and restaurant have a gimmick, apparently attractive to the rich and famous, where you can eat on a bed, but beware the snobby doormen and minimum spending requirements.”
Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Atlanta.
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Atlanta is the capital of the Southeastern U.S. state of Georgia and is a city with a great American heritage for its key role in the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.
Some of the best neighborhoods to stay in Atlanta are:
East Atlanta Village
East Atlanta Village is a posh neighborhood in the city and a hotspot of live alternative music, graffiti art on the walls, tattoo parlors, among other cool and hip things. The neighborhood is the home to several restaurants, cafes, and bars including Joe’s East Atlanta Coffee, The Earl, Mary’s, just to name a few.
Decatur is a neighborhood located on the northeastern side of the city and it occupies a large area. Home to some of the reputed educational institutions such as Emory University and Agnes Scott College, Decatur is an education hub. The area also boasts of some great bars and restaurants with impressive patios.
Grant Park neighborhood is the home to the oldest park in the city and it also houses Victorian style mansions and homes. The neighborhood witnesses a footfall of 1 million tourists per year. The area is great for pancake lovers and foodies as it is the home to Ria’s Bluebird that received the distinction to make the “Best Pancakes in the World” by The New York Times.
Midtown Home is a neighborhood that is the home to iconic landmarks including the Fox Theater, the High Museum, Atlantic Station, and Piedmont Park. The area accommodates an extensive outdoor shopping space and features restaurants, bars, and condominiums with striking patios.
Castleberry Hill is among the most posh neighborhoods of the city and is home to some of the well-known restaurants bars, and hotels. It is also replete with art galleries as well as Castleberry Hill Art Strolls that is a major tourist magnate.
Also check out our guide about the best areas to stay in Atlanta.
In Atlanta you can expect to pay about $150 per night for a 3-star hotel and $205 for a 4-star hotel. For luxury places like 5-star hotels you can expect to pay about $425 per night.
If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Atlanta, then try Hotel Indigo Midtown. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.
If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Atlanta, then go for Hotel The St. Regis. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.
Looking for a cozy place to stay in Atlanta that serves you handmade and fresh breakfast in the morning? Go and check out B&B Stonehurst Place. The B&B has been recommended by well-known travel experts and recent guests have given it top ratings.
If you're looking for a place in Atlanta that serves a great breakfast then try Bed & Breakfast Stonehurst Place.
Atlanta City Tour by Electric Car. Whether you’re an Atlanta native or totally new to these southern city streets, this city tour by electric car is the perfect way to see the sights. Sit back and relax as a professional guide and driver transport you through some of Atlanta’s hottest neighborhoods. Price: $37.
Georgia Aquarium: Skip-the-Purchase-Line Tickets. Enjoy skip-the-purchase-line tickets to the Georgia Aquarium, which has an interactive 4D theater and 7 different areas containing more than 10 million gallons of water and thousands of sea creatures. Price: 36.
The Touring Dead Walking Tour. Fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ will love this small-group walking tour of some of the hit television series’ filming locations from seasons three through six in Georgia. Price: $26.
More things to do in Atlanta
Atlanta is the capital of the state of Georgia in the United States. It is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area as well as being the most populous municipality of the state of Georgia.
The city is popular for being a major air transportation hub, particularly the Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998. Atlanta is ranked the 18th largest city in terms of gross domestic product as well as being the 7th largest in the United States.
Atlanta is uniquely dubbed the “the city in a forest” as a result of a topographic feature that includes rolling hills and dense tree coverage. This distinct topography makes the city even more attractive to visitors.
The city is home to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival which is an annual arts and crafts festival held one weekend during early April, a unique time when the native dogwoods in the city are in bloom.
Atlanta has been described by National Geographic as a “Place of a Lifetime” due to the 36% tree coverage of the city. This is the highest in the whole of the United States’ major cities.
We recommend that you read our guide about where to stay in Atlanta. It gives you an excellent overview of the most popular areas, highlighting the main attractions and hotel recommendations for each area. If you like our list of best hotels in Atlanta, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Miami or luxury hotels in Washington.