Luxury in Buckhead: 10 Best Hotels in the City

Buckhead hails as Atlanta’s most exclusive address. You’ll find shopping at Phipps Plaza, with Gucci and Armani. Visitors and locals alike also enjoy premium shopping and dining at the new Buckhead Atlanta, with Brunello Cucinelli, Hermes, Doraku Sushi and more.

The best way to immerse yourself in the opulence is to stay or play at one of Buckhead’s gorgeous hotels. Relax in the spa of Mandarin Hotel, Atlanta, with 13 treatment rooms and a couples' suite. Take a refreshing soak in the indoor saline pool at Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, with a sweeping outdoor patio. Visit the Zen Garden at Grand Hyatt, affectionately known in Atlanta as the "hidden garden," or sample private labels at InterContinental’s Bourbon Bar.

JW Marriott's location edges them into the second spot on the list, with indoor connection to Lenox Square Mall and across the street from the MARTA Station. The St. Regis Hotel's keystone amenity is their personal service, but the Pool Piazza will also pamper a weary traveler’s heart. Young professionals will enjoy the trendy atmosphere and rooftop bar of W Atlanta-Buckhead.

Westin Atlanta’s newly renovated rooms are spacious and relaxing, and The Palm restaurant makes a delectable chicken parmesan. Embassy Suites’ 2-bedroom spreads, with indoor and outdoor pools and laundry service make an ideal family travel selection. Finally, Hyatt Place is comfortable and spacious, and an affordable Buckhead option.



Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
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Buckhead's 5-star hotel is an elegant and luxurious choice for visitors, and sits in easy reach of major corporations and key leisure destinations. Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta rises as the second tallest building in the city, offering incredible city skyline views. 117 rooms, all with luxurious interiors and large bathrooms; and 10 spacious suites, all with balconies, provide views over private gardens or the Atlanta skyline. Enjoy modern American cuisine, cocktails and vintage wines at The Cafe and Bar, and specialty cocktails and small plates at Taipan. Relax in the spa and wellness center, with 13 treatment rooms and a couples' suite with marble bath and twin massage beds. The fully equipped fitness center includes a 60-foot indoor lap pool, steam rooms and exercise studio with regular yoga and meditation classes.

Recommended for Buckhead Hotels because: From the moment you step through the door, Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta exudes opulence. The restaurant, staff and grand rooms define this hotel as superior.

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Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead
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Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead is a comfortable and affordable option in Buckhead, with many of the same amenities as the Grand Hyatt. Newly renovated guestrooms include large TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Hyatt's Cozy Corner with sofa or sofa-sleeper, and bathroom vanities with granite countertops and complimentary amenities make you feel at home. Enjoy free parking, and a local shuttle. Free morning breakfasts include fruits, pastries and breakfast sandwiches. Get fit in the 24-hour StayFit Gym, or splash in the outdoor heated pool. The Grab 'n Go case offers sandwiches and salads from the Gallery Menu and bottled beverages for those on the go. Intimate Bakery Café serves Starbucks coffees and teas, premium beers, wines and cocktails.

Recommended for Buckhead Hotels because: An affordable option in Buckhead, with free breakfast and WiFi.

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Embassy Suites Atlanta - Buckhead
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Embassy Suites offers all 2-bedroom suites with room to relax or work. Spacious rooms include large TVs, video game consoles and a mini-fridge. A few extra dollars brings great value; upgrade to the Premium Floor for free Wi-Fi, access to the Refreshment Center, a coffee upgrade and more. Enjoy the indoor or outdoor pool with whirlpool. The fitness facility features cardio and balance equipment along with a range of weight training options. Free cooked-to-order breakfast is included with your stay. In-house Starbucks or Ruth's Chris Steakhouse are excellent dining options, or try drinks and appetizers at the nightly Manager's Reception. Laundry services, children's amenities and a free shuttle within 1 mile of the hotel make this an excellent choice. Self-park and valet options are available.

Recommended for Buckhead Hotels because: An all-suite hotel, with multiple pools, as well as the on-site Starbucks and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse make Embassy Suites great for business or pleasure.

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The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
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Westin Buckhead sits on a prominent corner, near Lenox Square Mall. 365 renovated rooms and 11 suites offer ample space to and relax. Recent renovations include newly refined furnishing that use earth tones and rich textures to create a welcoming ambiance. King rooms now include additional sleep space via a pullout loveseat, and bathrooms with updated vanities and mirrors. The 24-hour fitness studio, complete with gear-lending program, insure there is never an excuse to miss a workout. The Palm Restaurant offers delicious meals, or guests may enjoy 24-hour room service. Located behind the Westin Buckhead Atlanta, Shops Around Lenox boasts fine dining, unique boutiques and national retail options. Hotel guests may flash their key card to take advantage of special offers and promotions using the "Westin Shops Around Lenox" program.

Recommended for Buckhead Hotels because: Newly renovated guest rooms are spacious and clean. The Palm Restaurant is delicious. East access to Lenox Square Mall.

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InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
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InterContinental Buckhead provides multiple room types, from 422 basic rooms to 22 suites. Rooms include marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and separate showers. Wi-Fi is available for a fee. Enjoy farm-to-table eats at Southern Art. If you're interested in drinks, head to Bourbon Bar, named America's 55 best bourbon bars by The Bourbon Review the past two years. Bourbon Bar boasts four exclusive private label bourbons from acclaimed distillers including Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Woodford Reserve and Old Forester. Head mixologist Toki Sears also crafts signature specialty cocktails with seasonally inspired ingredients. Guests can reserve cabanas near the outdoor heated saline pool, or work out at the fitness center, with personal TVs on the cardio equipment. The organic spa is also a relaxing retreat.

Recommended for Buckhead Hotels because: Luxurious suite offerings, drinks at Bourbon Bar and a lovely pool with cabanas make for a fun stay, whether for business or pleasure.

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The St. Regis Atlanta
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St Regis Atlanta is known for its elegance, grandeur and personalized service. Rooms are spacious and well appointed, with even the most basic rooms boasting chandeliers, mahogany furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs and marble showers with rainfall showerheads. Wi-Fi is available for a fee. Unwind at the hotel's hub of excitement, the Pool Piazza. 40,000 square feet of enjoyment includes a heated salt-water pool, Jacuzzi and fireplace. The Poolside Cafe & Bar offers guests casual eats and cocktails, as well as fun games such as table tennis, bocce ball, badminton and billiards. Pamper yourself at Remede Spa, or get fit at the stately 24-hour fitness facility. Should you need assistance, St Regis's trademark butler service is available.

Recommended for Buckhead Hotels because: St Regis is Buckhead's prestigious in-town resort, offering personal service and unyielding elegance.

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W Atlanta Buckhead
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W Atlanta Buckhead embraces all that embodies Buckhead – design, music and fashion. It's a small, intimate property accommodating Atlanta's trend-setter community. 291 rooms offer a polished and modern tone, but don't stay in your room. The Living Room lounge is the perfect location for a rich experience, such as the live weekend DJ or a Cocktail Kit for whipping up your own libation masterpieces. Try Cook Hall for food with southern roots, drinks at the posh and always-bustling rooftop bar with breathtaking city views, or lounging at the pool area which was recently branded with art from one of Atlanta's Living Walls artists. The W Insider program offers insider access and discounts at local nightclubs, retail shops and restaurants. W's Whatever/Whenever experience promises to assist with whatever guests need, whenever they need it. Even a 3 a.m. order of Atlanta's Krispy Kreme doughnuts are not out of the question.

Recommended for Buckhead Hotels because: W Atlanta Buckhead epitomizes the new Atlanta Buckhead scene, with its posh and trendy atmosphere.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
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The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is located in one of the city's most prestigious residential neighborhoods and near the best shopping in the region. The hotel features 510 guestrooms including 56 suites with bay window views of the city's skyline. While the rooms here lack the space afforded by other hotels in the area, Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead offers superior guest services and personal touches rarely experienced in other places. The spa features the latest skin and body treatments, nail salon and spa lounge. The fitness center and indoor saline pool with whirlpool open to an attractive patio area in summer. Again, Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead raises the bar with their pool and fitness facility – one of the best in the city. The Cafe and Lobby Lounge are perfect places to grab a bite or a drink. Be sure to try the Sunday Brunch and Bubble Bar, or Afternoon Tea, with seating daily.

Recommended for Buckhead Hotels because: Bar none, Ritz-Carlton Buckhead offers premier customer service, and their pool and fitness center are the best in the city.

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Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
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This landmark hotel celebrates 25 years in offering 439 luxurious and spacious guest rooms. The hotel's proximity offers breathtaking views of Stone Mountain, the city skyline or Grand Hyatt's beloved in-town Zen Garden. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, large TVs and a stereo with iPod docking station. Buckhead's newest meeting, wedding and event spaces underwent recent renovations, and boast grand and elegant details. Dine at the lauded on-site eatery, Cassis Restaurant, or network at Onyx at the Grand Lounge & Coffee Bar, with breathtaking views of the Japanese Zen Garden, affectionately known in the city as the "hidden garden." Guests enjoy 24-hour in-room dining, a seasonal pool, a 24-hour gym and complimentary shuttle within 2 miles.

Recommended for Buckhead Hotels because: Specious rooms, spectacular views from 25-stories, a relaxing Japanese Zen Garden, an outdoor pool and a delightful Executive Lounge make Grand Hyatt an easy selection.

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JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
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JW Marriott ranks high on the list due to its location within Buckhead. Guests take an escalator within the hotel to reach Lenox Square Mall, an upscale shopping experience in Buckhead. It also sits directly across the street from the Buckhead MARTA station, allowing convenient transport around the city. Spacious and open floor plans create a welcoming overnight environment for guests, and include large TVs, showers and bathtubs. High speed Internet is available for a fee; complimentary wireless is available in the lobby. In addition to the 371 rooms, you'll find ample convention and entertainment space, Nox Creek Lounge for unwinding, and a fitness center and indoor pool and whirlpool for relaxing. The Executive Lounge offers a delightful breakfast with great views of Downtown/Midtown.

Recommended for Buckhead Hotels because: Professional and courteous staff, open floorplans, an indoor pool and fitness center and easy access to Lenox Square Mall draw guests to this elegant hotel.

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