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The 8 Best Hotels in Downtown Atlanta

Shayla Martin | July 20, 2018

Atlanta is filled with fun and excitement, and the majority of the city's most popular attractions are centered downtown. At the heart is Centennial Olympic Park, where the 1996 Olympics were held, and other nearby sites include the College Football Hall of Fame, the Georgia Aquarium and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Stay at the center of it all at these 8 hotels in downtown Atlanta.

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Twelve Downtown, Autograph Collection

Why it made the list

The one and two-bedroom suites with full kitchens and separate living room and dining room areas at Twelve Downtown are the differentiating factors for this hotel vs. other downtown properties, especially for travelers needing an extended stay in Atlanta. The Civic Center MARTA station is a three-minute walk from the hotel, and attractions like The Children's Museum of Atlanta and the World of Coca-Cola are a ten-minute walk.

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Sheraton Atlanta

Why it made the list

The Sheraton Atlanta offers nice amenities like a heated and optionally-covered outdoor pool and complimentary wifi, great values for a downtown hotel, as well as more than 95,000-square-feet of meeting and event space for business travelers. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is an 8-minute walk from the hotel, and other major attractions like the Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park and Philips Arena are nearby.

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Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

Why it made the list

Luxury and top-notch service are already a major draw to the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, but the downtown location makes everything that much better. Major attractions like Centennial Olympic Park, CNN Center, World of Coca-Cola and the Center for Civil and Human Rights are a short walk away, as well as plenty of restaurants and bars. The MARTA Peachtree Center station is a less than one-minute walk from the hotel, for easy access to popular neighborhoods like Midtown and Buckhead.

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Barclay Hotel Atlanta Downtown

Why it made the list

While the Barclay Hotel Atlanta Downtown isn't on par as the other downtown hotels on this list as far as contemporaneousness or amenities go, it's much less expensive than your average downtown hotel and is truly in the heart of everything. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is a 3-minute walk from the hotel, as well as the Peachtree streetcar stop. There are so many attractions, restaurants and bars within walking distance that a car is unnecessary, but if you have one, Barclay offers one of the cheapest private parking rates in the area at $15 per day.

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Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Why it made the list

As indicated by the name, the Omni Hotel at CNN Center overlooks the CNN Center atrium, and within the Centennial Park District. The CNN Center MARTA stop is just a 6-minute walk from the hotel, and there's easy access to the Atlanta Streetcar, which has 12 stops that connect Centennial Olympic Park with the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Major attractions like Centennial Olympic Park, Philips Arena, CNN studio and Mercedes-Benz stadium, as well as bars and restaurants are all within walking distance.

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Glenn Hotel

Why it made the list

Downtown can be crowded and hectic at times, but the Glenn Hotel is a peaceful escape in the center of downtown. Watch all the activity from above at SkyLounge, one of the best rooftop bars in Atlanta, or explore downtown on your own where the Philips Arena, the Georgia Dome, CNN Center and Centennial Olympic Park are all within walking distance.

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The Ellis Hotel

Why it made the list

Although you can find nearly every hotel chain imaginable in downtown Atlanta, sometimes you just want to stay at a boutique, independent property. The Ellis Hotel offers unique touches like a women-only floor and a state-of-the-art wellness room, and the hotel's downtown location is highly walkable to restaurants, attractions and athletic arenas. The Peachtree Center MARTA Station is next door and an Atlanta Streetcar Stop is directly across the street.

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Why it made the list

The 50-story Atlanta Marriott Marquis is a major piece of the downtown Atlanta skyline and is a buzzing hub for both travelers and Atlantans. It's in within walking distance from plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as local attractions like AmericasMart Atlanta, World of Coca-Cola and the Children's Museum of Atlanta. Best of all, there's indoor walkway access to the MARTA rail service at the Peachtree Center stop so it's easy to get to other neighborhoods in Atlanta.

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