Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Ritz-Carlton is a solid choice for travelers seeking luxury in a convenient location—the hotel is just a few blocks from Centennial Park and surrounding attractions. Comfortable rooms feature feather beds and Frette linens, while club-floor accommodations come with a dedicated concierge, curated snacks throughout the day, and a weekly cocktail hour. There are even special air-purified rooms on the wellness level, featuring workout equipment (several have a Peloton bike), sound- and light-therapy machines, and healthy snacks. Guests can also use the on-site gym or get passes to classes and more equipment at Resolution Fitness in the adjoining tower. When hunger strikes, head to the clubby AG steakhouse, which boasts a wrought-iron veranda overlooking Peachtree Street. There’s also a lobby bar with live music five nights a week, and a Jittery Joe’s coffee shop (the only outpost outside of the Athens, Georgia, roastery). For children, there’s a dedicated check-in desk with coloring books and instructions for a hotel scavenger hunt. Plus, the hotel is just a half-mile from the children’s museum, the Georgia Aquarium, and the interactive Fountain of Rings. Leave the car behind if possible; valet parking is pricey, and the hotel offers shuttle service to anything not within walking distance.
By Meg Nesterov, AFAR Local Expert
181 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA