Great Hotel i n Atlanta

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May 5th, 2005, 07:50 AM
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Great Hotel i n Atlanta

Looking for a great hotel to stay at in Atlanta w/ husband and 2 teenage boys - what is the Buckhead area like?
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May 5th, 2005, 08:05 AM
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Buckhead is a very nice area. Lots of upscale restaurants and shopping. There are several nice hotels in that area. I would tell you Swisshotel but I think they got bought out and are under a different name now.
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May 5th, 2005, 08:11 AM
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The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

You must have a car.
 
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May 5th, 2005, 08:16 AM
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Thanks, GoTravel. I've only stayed there once when it was Swisshotel and a friend was in town. Very nice. Lenox Square Mall is next door and Phipps is up and across the street. If you go to Phipps, Twist is a popular restaurant that I've heard is pretty good. Blue Point and Fogo de Chao are also popular and in that area.
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May 5th, 2005, 08:25 AM
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I stayed in the Buckhead area recently and spent the last night at the Grand Hyatt. Had a beautiful room and service was terrific. Lenox Square Mall is across the street and Phipps Mall is up the street.
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May 5th, 2005, 08:28 AM
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I believe the Swisshotel is now a Westin. There is a variety of accommodations for every budget in the Buckhead area. Many are listed here: www.buckhead.org
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May 5th, 2005, 08:39 AM
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Swissotel is a Westin now and is still very nice. There is also the Ritz Carlton and Grand Hyatt (formerly Hotel Nikko)--all very nice in Buckhead and very well located.

I think Buckhead or Midtown are your best bet. There is a Four Seasons in Midtown which is wonderful.

Like Gotravel said, you might want a car.
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May 5th, 2005, 08:41 AM
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If you really want the best.....

Four Seasons Atlanta http://www.fourseasons.com/atlanta/index.html

Total luxury, great city location and surprisingly, very affordable.
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May 5th, 2005, 08:43 AM
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Swisshotel is now a Westin. I believe a new Intercontinental just opened as well, also walking distance from all. Great area, no matter which hotel you choose.
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May 5th, 2005, 09:13 AM
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Four Seasons is indeed supposed to be fabulous. It is in Midtown, however, which is closer into the city. A nice area for sure but not as much shopping (if that is what you're looking for). Midtown is close to a lot of cool restaurants and the High Museum of Art.

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May 5th, 2005, 09:19 AM
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janie, the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead has always been the RCB. The Swisshotel was in a different location.

While the outside doesn't look like much, it is a very nice hotel.

The JW Marriott is almost attached to Lenox Mall.

Your teenage boys may like Dante's Down Under. I know my 49 year old teenage boy loves the restaurant. ESPN Zone also gets rave reviews.

I know foodies will consider these two suggestions no-nos, but I'm thinking of the teenagers. Baccanalia one night for mom and dad OR the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead dining room. One of the best restaurants in Atlanta.
 
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GoTravel, you're right about Bacchanalia for a Mom/Dad night. Very good food and wine.

I was the one who thought you were saying the RCB replaced Swisshotel in your reply. My mistake!

I agree that the boys might enjoy ESPN Zone. Lots of good restaurants in that area as well.
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