The Best Hotels in Atlanta for a Weekend Getaway or Staycation

From ritzy rooms downtown to historic buildings turned trendy, these are the best hotels in Atlanta, Georgia.

InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
Photo courtesy of InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
Photo courtesy of InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

There’s just something about Atlanta that keeps people coming back for more. With a rich history, vibrant neighborhoods, multicultural food scene, thriving nightlife, and too many parks to name, we can’t blame y’all for wanting to visit Atlanta.

Luckily, ATL’s city limits have plenty of hotels to accommodate visitors from all walks of life. From trendy boutique hotels to lavish five-star options, we have you covered with all the best hotels in Atlanta for your next trip or staycation.

InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
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This leading luxury hotel recently underwent a full-property renovation to level up its Southern sophistication in the heart of Buckhead. The hotel still boasts the same saltwater pool and other amenities, while new features include a sleek Italian-inspired steakhouse The Americano and a fully redesigned lobby with lots of natural elements. The hotel also launched a new 21st-floor InterContinental Club Lounge with dedicated space to work alongside stunning views of Atlanta’s skyline and access to a top-notch concierge service to help with any of your travel needs.

Nobu Hotel Atlanta
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Fans of the famous Japanese brand of hotels can now rejoice as Nobu Hotel Atlanta is now open at Phipps Plaza. With 152 stylish guest rooms and suites decorated with Japanese aesthetics, a rooftop swimming pool, and business amenities like conference rooms, Nobu has a lot to offer business and leisure travelers alike. While the sleek hotel is exciting, perhaps the most anticipated offering is the outpost of Nobu Restaurant, which will offer lauded dishes like Black Cod Miso, Rock Shrimp Tempura, and Yellowtail Sashimi.

Kimpton Shane Hotel
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The Kimpton Shane Hotel is a new boutique hotel in the heart of Midtown’s buzzing Union neighborhood. The architecture and design of the hotel pay homage to the neighborhood’s nature and art found within walking distance at the nearby High Museum of Art. With 230 guestrooms and suites that have stunning views of Midtown through floor-to-ceiling windows, a complimentary social hour every day, morning and evening coffee, and even pet-friendly rooms, the Kimpton Shane Hotel is worth a visit while exploring the city.

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead
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Located in the city’s cultural heart, the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead is undergoing a renovation project that is scheduled for completion this spring. The design aims to be a “city within a forest” and mimic the lush greenery and nature that surrounds Atlanta—and the lobby-level spaces, spa, and all 127 rooms have already been completely revamped with warm tones and rich wood accents. The newly opened signature restaurant, Brassica, weaves brasserie-style French cooking with regionally sourced ingredients, drawing culinary inspiration from Georgia and the American South.

Glenn Hotel


Just a hop, skip, and jump from landmarks like Centennial Park, Philips Arena, CNN Center, and The World of Coca-Cola, this stylish 110-room building boasts itself as the first boutique hotel in Atlanta. Built in the 1920s, the Glenn Hotel holds onto its nostalgic atmosphere while adding a contemporary twist. When you step into the lobby, you’re surrounded by walls of exposed brick covered with abstract works of art. The house restaurant—Glenn's Kitchen—has a menu that includes American comfort food and some Southern favorites, and the SkyLounge rooftop bar has an amazing cocktail selection with an even better view. For a more casual gathering space to either start your day or wind down the evening, the Living Room is the perfect spot for coffee, cocktails, and conversations.

Hotel Clermont


This modern hotel with splashes of vintage decor is one of the most distinctive lodgings in the city. Upon checking in, you’ll receive a free beer and access to the building’s rooftop, where you’re sure to meet an eclectic variety of locals and out-of-town guests. Although it’s not very far from Ponce City Market and BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, you can still get the complete Atlanta experience without leaving the property. Hotel Clermont includes a lobby bar, a cafe, and the wildly popular Tiny Lou’s. It is also home to one of the oldest strip clubs in the city, the Clermont Lounge.

Nestled in the heart of Midtown, Loews has definitely become one of those “all-purpose” hotels. Its location, amenities, and ambiance make it accommodating for families, business professionals, or the traveler looking for a few days of fun. In addition to the vibrant rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, there is also a business center that’s always open, all types of items for kids, a boutique market, and a charcuterie and cocktail bar if you need a quick drink. Since it’s right by Piedmont Park, The Fox Theatre, and the High Museum of Art, you won’t have to go very far to take in some of the city’s culture.

Wylie Hotel

Old Fourth Ward

Opened last year as a revival of the historic 551 Ponce, the new and improved Wylie Hotel is a beautiful boutique with a classic atmosphere. In addition to its proximity to the Georgia Aquarium, Downtown, and Midtown Atlanta areas, this notable dig includes spacious, pet-friendly rooms, and houses Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen named after its former “tea room” that sat in this location during the ‘50s. The menu includes an expansive drink selection and some sweet and savory Southern dishes to try if you decide to pop in on the weekend for brunch. It is the perfect stopover point while exploring one of Atlanta’s most historic neighborhoods, the Old Fourth Ward.

Built in 1906, the Candler Building gained its notoriety by being the first skyscraper in Atlanta. This hotel is known for its prime location—it’s less than a mile from sporting venues such as the State Farm Arena and Mercedes-Benz Stadium—and its Beaux-Arts detailed aesthetic. Upon entering the hotel, you can get a breathtaking view of the large marble staircase and lobby where a portion of 2017’s Baby Driver was filmed. The rooms include Balmain bath amenities, sweeping floral-draped curtains, and an incredible city view. By George, the house restaurant named after its two architects, is one of the best spots in ATL if you’re craving contemporary American cooking. The hotel also has pet-friendly rooms, so go ahead and bring your furry friend along on your next getaway to the Big Peach.

Formerly known as Stonehurst, this place is truly an Atlanta landmark. Built in 1896, it retained much of the building’s original layout, features, and hardware, giving it an old-town feel in a fast-paced city. The rooms maintain the historic charm with hardwood floors, and the two-course breakfast served each morning is a nod to the Southern hospitality that this lodging exudes. It’s located right around the corner from Piedmont Park, so the surrounding neighborhood is just as beautiful as this historic hotel. You can even sign up for a bicycle tour for a more active exploration of the area. Having the motto “where SoHo meets Sweet Tea,” Stonehurst Place lies at the intersection of luxury and tradition.

The Bellyard

West Midtown

You can find this hotel in The Interlock, Atlanta’s new hotspot. In a location that features places like Puttshack, Rooftop L.O.A., and Drawbar, it’s easy to see why this is rated as one of Atlanta’s top hotels. With 161 thoughtfully designed guestrooms and suites, you’ll be engulfed in the excitement of the city from the moment you check in. But, if you’re just trying to relax, the rooms here are best known for their clean, creative aesthetic that blends modern comfort with industrial decor, and several of the furnishings are locally designed. The Bellyard was built for work, play, and everything in between, and its increasing popularity is symbolic of the Westside neighborhood surrounding it.

This Buckhead hotel has become one of the most frequented places in the city by visitors and locals alike. The hotel’s decor features a sophisticated take on 1950s architecture and has a noticeably residential ambiance. What makes this place popular are its on-site bar and restaurants, including its old Hollywood-inspired restaurant The Betty, the bright rooftop bar St. Julep (voted one of the Best Bars nationwide in 2022), and its open-air garden eatery, Willow Bar. Here, you get goodies such as morning coffee and tea service, an evening social hour, a private pool, nearly 5,000 square feet of gardens, and more. There is no wonder that when people come here, they never want to leave.

This hotel is a haven for culinary enthusiasts. It features three restaurants—Reverence, Aerial Kitchen & Bar, and Office Bar—in addition to the 70-seat theater designed for cooking classes that feature a lineup of incredible chefs, winemakers, mixologists, and artists. So, if you love food, you’ll love Epicurean. For the travelers out there, the lodging contains 178 guest rooms, including 22 spacious suites with views of the city below. Located within the vibrant arts hub that is Midtown, guests can explore the nearby landmarks such as Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

St. Regis


What’s a list of the best hotels in Atlanta without the St. Regis? Situated right by The Shops at Buckhead, this behemoth is the epitome of opulence, if you’re looking for boarding in the 404. As soon as you enter its elegant lobby, you’ll see hardwood floors, winding staircases, and stunning chandeliers. It contains over 51 rooms with refined decor and beautiful marble bathrooms. Feel like getting out of the room? Cool, because the St. Regis is more than prepared for that. If you’re there during the summer months, you can check out The Pool Piazza, and for even more fun, their famed bar is open year-round. In addition to all of the top-notch amenities like a spa, five dining options including the beloved afternoon tea experience, and a dedicated butler service day or night, this hotel also provides customer service that is second to none.

Okla Jones is an Atlanta-based journalist who writes about food, fine arts, and entertainment. His work also appears in ESSENCE, Creative Loafing Atlanta, and Consequence of Sound. Follow him on Instagram at @coolhandoak.
Karthika Gupta is a contributor to Thrillist.