Georgian Terrace Hotel by dangerismycat

There are some of the best luxury hotels in Atlanta. Atlanta has its own share of impressive luxury hotels in the Southeastern United States. Visitors are sure find classic luxurious hotels to modern boutiques. They should just be forewarned that many of the hotels are located in communities outside of the city’s limits. Hotels near the airport, for example about 10 miles from some of the well-known Atlanta attractions. Therefore, if excursions to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Centennial Olympic Park, Zoo Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium, and Turner field are on the agenda, it’s probably best to choose an Atlanta hotel in midtown. The Georgian Terrace Hotel, the Ritz Carlton Atlanta, the W Hotel, and even the St. Regis Atlanta in nearby Buckhead might be better choices.

By the way, the St. Regis Buckhead was in a few scenes in the Denzel Washington movie, Flight. Denzel has a line in which he says, Meet me at the St. Regis… Speaking of Buckhead, the Mansion, was transformed into the Mandarin Oriental in 2012. At that time, minor renovations were performed and today this luxury hotel is has a mix of Southern comforts and Oriental styling. Buckhead certainly isn’t walking distance to those midtown attractions, but it is located in a wealthy community with good shopping and a fair share of businesses. Buckhead is a short drive away from the Georgia Aquarium. Why is location so important in Atlanta? The proximity to where visitors plan to spend most of their time is a factor, because although it’s not like New York or Los Angeles traffic, Atlanta traffic can be a bit much to deal with.

The Glenn Hotel, a boutique luxury hotel, that permits pets, is a good choice for business travelers and tourists alike who like a good party. The hotel’s Rooftop Sky Lounge has a live DJ on Wednesdays through Saturdays. So, when the day is done, guests can head up to the roof for drinks and a view of the city. The Glenn, another one of the popular luxury hotels in Atlanta,  is near many of the city’s attractions, as well.

Outside of the city, visitors should certainly consider staying at some of the better Georgia resorts. Barnsley Gardens Resort, about 45 minutes outside of Atlanta, is spacious, private, romantic, and luxurious. Another resort, Chateau Elan, has a working winery, luxury suites and  separate spa suites located in a mansion.

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