Best Hotels near Philips Arena in Atlanta

Stay in Luxury at One of these Posh Downtown Atlanta Hotels

Say you’ve got tickets to an Atlanta Hawks game, and there’s a meeting the same weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center. So, you think, why not bring the whole family and make a vacation out of it?

Since you’ve got the family in tow, you figure that you might as well go all out and do the tourist thing with trips to famous attractions like the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center and the World of Coca-Cola. You’ve heard Atlanta traffic can be a bear, so you want to stay within a reasonable distance of everything on your to-do list. Lucky for you, everything on your itinerary just happens to be in downtown Atlanta!   

Thanks to a plethora of sporting and business events at Philips Arena and the Georgia World Congress Center, downtown Atlanta boasts a thriving hotel district with 2,800 hotel rooms, all within walking distance. Whether you’re seeking a low-key locale with easy access to the attractions; modern accommodations with a focus on high-design; or a luxury setting with its own award-winning restaurant, bar and spa; downtown Atlanta has a special suite specific to your needs.

Here, we list a score of the best downtown Atlanta hotels, all close to Philips Arena. Rest easy!


The enchanting Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Downtown makes its home in a gorgeously renovated circa-1927 building (on the National Register of Historic Places). Complimentary breakfast, as well as free high-speed Internet and access to the fitness center add to an enjoyable stay. A few blocks from the area's attractions, you can easily get around by walking. And though the restaurant doesn't have its own restaurant, your location makes walking to dinner a cinch (we suggest seafood at Ray's in the City, just a two-minute walk away). Music-lovers would do well to take the .1-mile trek to neighboring venue, The Tabernacle, which regularly attracts world-class acts.

Recommended for Hotels near Philips Arena because: Its proximity to several of the downtown area's top restaurants, as well as The Tabernacle, make getting around a breeze.

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The intimate Ellis Hotel offers a chic stay within the heart of downtown. Especially unique to this contemporary concept is the Women Only Hotel Floor (perfect for girls' weekends, or women traveling alone), which offers secured entry, slippers and hair styling products within each suite, and access to the Favours spa (sign us up for that deep tissue massage!). Likewise, for those travelers sensitive to allergens, consider booking a suite on the 15th floor, also known as the Fresh Air Floor where each room has been treated by Beyond Aerus (enjoy features like air filtering machines and sealed pillows and mattresses). Organic farm-to-table feasting dictates the menu at the New Terrace Bistro.

Recommended for Hotels near Philips Arena because: Specialty floors catering to unique travel experiences earn this hotel top marks.

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Stay in the heart of it all when you kick up your feet in your two-room suite a this centrally located downtown hotel. Complimentary breakfast is cooked to order, and is a perfect way to start a day exploring the area. If you need to stay connected, Internet access is available for a small extra fee. The Embassy Suites Fitness Center is fully equipped and the heated outdoor swimming pool offers a welcoming reprieve for burning off some steam. When not checking out the area's rich culinary scene, carve into a succulent steak at Ruth's Chris Steak House (located onsite).

Recommended for Hotels near Philips Arena because: The bucolic view of Centennial Olympic Park and a daily "Evening Reception" are special treats.

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A fantastic location and timeless decor elevate this landmark Atlanta hotel. Upon checking into your room (one of the 1,260), you'll be greeted by the cool studio stylings, Hyatt Grand beds and Portico bath products. A short walk will lead you to 5,000 square feet of workout space at The StayFit gym. Take advantage of the weight room, cardio equipment, outdoor pool and sundeck and unique exercise programs, like YogaAway. Grab a quick snack (may we suggest Atlanta's own High Road Ice Cream?) at Market, a cocktail at Twenty-Two Storys Atlanta and an impeccable dinner at the suitably Southern Sway Restaurant (entrees include buttermilk fried chicken with whipped potatoes and Georgia white shrimp n' grits).

Recommended for Hotels near Philips Arena because: It's all of the little details (specialty fitness programs, Atlanta-made products, Southern-inspired eats) that make this boutique hotel a big hit.

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Luxury prevails at the boutique, 110-room Glenn Hotel. Part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, expect an attention to detail (and grandeur) in the myriad amenities. Free wireless Internet, H20 organic locations, beds with fair-trade bedding and an ergonomic Herman Miller office chair are just a few of the highlights that await you within your suite. Elsewhere, take advantage of personal host services (the skilled concierge staff can handle all of your pressing travel needs),a fitness room with a cardio theatre, a business center and the dazzling SkyLounge Rooftop Bar. For dinner, make it a point to fill up, at least once, on the Southern fare from Glenn's Kitchen (think shrimp n' grits with sweet corn and cheddar grits with rosemary Cajun butter).

Recommended for Hotels near Philips Arena because: Aside from the gorgeous interiors and the drinks at SkyLounge Rooftop Bar, we love this hotel for its sustainability initiative.

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Minimalist decor and a spacious open-floor plan give this boutique hotel a bright, breezy quality. A gorgeous pool among the city's skyscrapers is the hotel's jewel with ample space for sunbathing, reading a book, or getting in a few leisurely laps. Suites, meanwhile, allow you to stretch out and feel right at home. Both the one- and two-bedroom suites offer a full-size kitchen, stainless steel appliances and dining and living room spaces, making this an especially practical option for family travel. ROOM at TWELVE, the hotel's restaurant, offers phenomenal views and contemporary cuisine (a wide range of sushi options, steaks, craft cocktails).

Recommended for Hotels near Philips Arena because: An edgy design aesthetic and a top-notch pool push this hotel a step above.

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The longstanding Hilton Atlanta in downtown Atlanta makes for a glamorous place to sleep, stay and dine. A sleek, modern entryway greets you as you make your way to one of the 1,242 guest rooms, 25 suites or 70 executive-level guest rooms within the hotel. Health nuts can stick to their daily routine with the on-site fitness center-- offering basketball, a fitness room, a jogging track, a pool, tennis court and walking track. Gastronomes meanwhile, will adore the newly revamped Nikolai's Roof, perched at the top of the towering hotel. Go for the ultimate experience with an eight-course tasting menu complete with wine pairings. Walkability to area attractions and 119,000 square feet of meeting space add to the convenience.

Recommended for Hotels near Philips Arena because: Nikolai's Roof recently underwent an extensive renovation. It is a gorgeous restaurant and a top-caliber dining experience you won't want to miss.

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W Atlanta Downtown

The W Atlanta - Downtown exudes modern luxury from the moment you pull up to the boutique hotel. You can truly have it all with this hotel's wide-ranging amenities. Catch some sunshine with a cocktail in hand at the city's only all-weather rooftop pool. Pamper your aching feet with a hot milk and almond pedicure at Bliss Spa. Split your time between Wet Bar (on the roof by the pool), Living Room and Drinkshop for your beverages, and rely on the decadent BLT Steak bistro for culinary indulgences. The 237 rooms and suites range from the standard "Wonderful Room" to the "Wow Suite" where you'll enjoy such amenities as high-speed Internet, 350-thread count linens, a W signature bed, hypo-allergenic feather pillows and access to the W pillow menu.

Recommended for Hotels near Philips Arena because: The delectable BLT Steak, modern stylings and the scenic rooftop pool (often the site for weekend yoga classes) make you feel like you're worlds away.

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Stay in refined elegance when you book your slumber at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta. Touting 444 Internet-accessible rooms and 22 suites with skyline views of the city, you'll dream easy regardless of where you stay, thanks to your Comfort Essentials feather bed. Lumen, the dazzling lobby bar will become a favorite place to end each eve, as you sip a seasonal cocktail and share small plates. Romantic dinners, meanwhile, can be enjoyed on the veranda at The Atlanta Grill, the hotel's top-notch steakhouse. Business-minded can book meetings within the 11 board rooms, while brides-to-be can start dreaming big when they take a peek at the two stunning ballrooms.

Recommended for Hotels near Philips Arena because: Luxurious accommodations and an impeccable reputation make for an enjoyable stay every time.

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You'll be enchanted from the moment you step inside the gleaming Omni Hotel at CNN Center. Connected to the Georgia World Congress Center and Philips Arena, this delivers the ultimate in location. The tranquil Serenity Spa is a must-visit after a long day spent in the conference room next door. Slip into deep relaxation with a body treatment, like the Ancient Purification Mud Wrap, or drift off as the tension eases away with a signature massage. When you're ready to get back to work, you can book your meeting in one of 45 meeting rooms or in the 120,000 square feet of function space. End the day with a satisfying supper (and more great views) at Prime Meridian restaurant.

Recommended for Hotels near Philips Arena because: It's connected to Georgia World Congress Center and Philips Arena... you can't do much better than that on location.

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