Best Hotels for Your Family

Don't let family vacation time intimidate you; travel with the whole crew and stay at a family friendly hotel in Atlanta. Looking to spend time in the company of your kids or relatives without sacrificing privacy with your spouse? Try the Georgian or the Omni at the CNN Center in Atlanta for great a great location and convenient locations to attractions. Staying in accommodations that are near shopping and attractions can make it easier for you to arrange for transportation to family-friendly destinations. Hotels that are located near public transportation reduce the need to hire a rental or take a taxi, and sometimes it's fun to take a bus and a metrorail to explore the city with your family. 

Many of the accommodations on this list have amenities that your children will enjoy. On hot days, they can swim. On cooler days, your hotel might offer a heated pool, or perhaps you and your family would prefer to get out of the hotel and jog on a nearby trail. Grown-ups can spend time in the fitness centers, available in some Atlanta accommodations.

As you drink in the skyline and the city's sights and sounds, let the whole family create and share the memories from your visit to Atlanta. Adjoining rooms can help the young ones feel a little secure in the new place, and you have the convenience to check up on small children in a hurry. Family friendly hotels can help remove some of the stress of a group trip so you can focus on time with your loved ones.

Embassy Suites Atlanta - Buckhead
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Embassy Suites Atlanta in Buckhead has children's menus, cribs, high chairs, and both indoor and outdoor heated pools. Room service and laundry service are available. The suites are furnished with high speed internet access, refrigerators, microwaves, and TVs in both the bedroom and the living room area. Non-smoking rooms are available, and guests can choose from various configurations, including a single king bedroom and two-room suites. Ruth Chris Steak house is on-site and families can enjoy free cooked to order breakfasts in the morning. Houston's and Buckhead Diner are also nearby. Six Flags Over Georgia is about 12 miles away from the hotel.



Guests can walk to Piedmont Park or Georgia Tech from the Renaissance Hotel in Atlanta. The rooms have luxurious Fuji tubs, and beautiful views of the city. The hotel has some specialized rooms that contain PURE filters, perfect for sensitive children, babies, or guests who suffer from allergies. Babysitting is available at hotel and smoking is not allowed in its public areas. This pet-friendly hotel offers dog treats and personalized name tags for pets. Wireless connections are available in public areas and guests can have in-room access to high-speed internet access and unlimited long distance and local photo calls for an additional fee.



The Omni Hotel at CNN is a short walk away from the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca Cola, the World Convention Center, and the Georgia Dome. Families who stay at the hotel will find that they are near Olympic Centennial Park, where they can relax and watch movies during the summer months. A food court and shopping are easily accessible within the CNN Plaza. The hotel itself has a fitness center, spa, and restaurant. Parents can request cribs, and the rooms are all non-smoking. Make-up mirrors, hair dryers, and irons are also available, and each room is offers high speed wireless internet service.

Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
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The Mansion is a luxurious hotel in Buckhead. This 127-room hotel is near Lenox Mall and a plethora of other shopping options. Guests can choose from among a deluxe room, premier room, or a premier balcony room. Spa services at 29 spa provide guests with high-end experiences in body treatments, facials, and massages. For children, Baby Primrose skincare products, cribs with clean linens, and babysitting services are available. Velour robes and slippers designed for children, will help your little ones feel at home. Parents can request a changing table and menus tailored to children in the hotel's restaurant.



Hilton Atlanta offers fitness amenities, including a fitness center, tennis, basketball, and walking and jogging tracks for guests. Families with young children can request children's menus, cribs, and high chairs. This pet-friendly hotel allows pets of up to 75 pounds. Room service, in-rom spa treatments, concierge services, and an onsite convenience store make the Hilton Atlanta even more suitable for families. The indoor heated spa offers a place to relax and relieve tired muscles. Nearby attractions include, the Carter Presidential Center, Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center, SciTrek, the King Center, and the High Museum of Art. Restaurants and shopping venues are also near the hotel.

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
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Modern and stylish, the rooms at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta provide guests with pillowtop mattresses, floor to ceiling windows, LCD TVs with 32-inch flatscreens, and large desks. High speed internet access is provided. Guests can choose from among traditional, deluxe, executive, or suites of different sizes. From comfortably warm tones, to light colors and bright, cheerful rooms, the rooms are appointed with guests' comfort in mind. Shopping fanatics will love that this hotel is close to two popular malls, Phipps Plaza and Lenox Mall. Restaurants and family entertainment venues surround this hotel in bustling Buckhead.

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead
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With complimentary Wi-Fi, a free breakfast buffet and convenient on-site parking, the Hyatt Place Atlanta Buckhead is in proximity to attractions, sports facilities, and restaurants. The smoke-free rooms have cozy signature bedding, and include 42-inch flat screen TVs with connections for laptops and other digital devices. Additional room amenities include comfortable sofas, contemporary bathrooms, mini refrigerators and alarm clocks with MP3 capabilities. You can spend cozy evening watching on-demand movies and games in your room at the Hyatt Place. Located a short walk from public transit, the hotel is easily accessible to downtown Atlanta and its surrounding communities.



The Marriott Marquis features a walkway that connects it to Atlanta's transit system. The hotel is centrally located near the Georgia Aquarium, Philip's Arena, the New World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta, and the CNN Center. Guests can opt to dine in one of the various restaurants in the area or they can choose to eat at the hotel's own Sear Restaurant. The hotel also has a spa, and a sports bar. A fitness center with cardiovascular equipment and free weights, an steam room, massage area, and both and indoor and outdoor pool provide guests with a host of methods to stay in shape or relax at the hotel.



Formed in 1911, the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel is perfect for guests who plan to attend theater performances. The hotel is walking distance from the Fox Theatre. A variety of midtown Atlanta cafes, restaurants, and attractions are also near the Georgian Terrace. The 326-room hotel offers guests, convenient on-site parking, a restaurant, bar, a rooftop pool, meeting facilities and a fitness center. Other areas of Atlanta are easily accessible from the hotel; public transportation is a short walk away.



The Ritz Carlton, located in the Buckhead Community, has 510 rooms. The rooms include amenities such as 37” high-definition TVs, high-speed internet access, free shoeshine services, robes, and 400-thread count sheets. The hotel itself, has valet parking, dry cleaning and laundry services, and a fitness center with an indoor pool. The hotel has a spa that offers body treatments, facials, massages, manicures and pedicures. The hotel is centrally located near family attractions like the New World of Coca Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, and the Atlanta History Center. The hotel has ample space, over 20,000 square feet, of meeting space for business guests.


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