Fodor's Expert Review
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta prides itself on its immensely courteous staff—it's considered scandalous if a call to reception rings more than twice before it's answered. You'll get a knock asking if you'd like turndown service, and stewards and other staff members are on hand the moment you need their help. Amenities abound as well at this luxury property, including a full-service spa, indoor saline lap pool, saunas, steam rooms, fitness center and unique dining experiences.
Tip If you have to get somewhere within five miles from the hotel, call downstairs to try to get a ride from the hotel house car, a sleek Tesla. It's first come, first serve and the service operates from 7 am until 7 pm Monday-Friday, 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday and is off Sundays.
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Everyone loves a Four Seasons bathroom, and with good reason. These signature marble bathrooms include extra-large soaking tubs, separate glass-enclosed showers, thick terry cloth bathrooms, lighted makeup/shaving mirrors, and L'Occitane bath products.
The dramatic but welcoming lobby has rose-hue marble balconies, intricate floor patterns and cream-colored columns, along with a marble grand staircase, crystal chandelier and sun-filled atrium on the far wall. European-style furnishings provide ample seating for either lounging or having an informal meeting, and the sweeping lobby staircase leads up to Bar Margot, the hotel's chic lounge.
Located on the second floor, the indoor saline lap pool features a sun terrace and whirlpool bath, set amidst Rome-inspired neoclassical surroundings. Each of the men's and women's locker rooms has its own steam room and sauna.
The 24-hour fitness center is a nice size at 4,500 square-feet with all kinds of cardo and strength-training equipment including ellipticals, cycling bikes, treadmills, a stair climber, weight machines and free weights.
Visit the elegant Park 75 for seasonal breakfast and brunch specialties like Red Velvet pancakes and egg white frittatas. Funky and colorful Bar Margot is the spot for lunch and dinner, with menus featuring cheese and charcuterie plates, housemade pasta and southern-inspired small plates.
You Should Know Park 75 is a favorite power breakfast location for Atlanta's movers and shakers, including political figures and executives, so it's best to come to breakfast in smart casual attire.
Bar Margot serves a quirky selection of house cocktails along with a rare spirits menu of blended and single malt scotches, whiskies, cognacs and tequilas. You'll also find local beer and approachable rum, gin, bourbon and vodka.
The house Tesla is available to all guests on a first-come, first-serve basis for drop-offs within a five-mile radius. Car rentals can be arranged through the concierge, and valet parking is available [HOW MUCH]. The hotel is in the center of the Midtown business district, within walking distance from the High Museum of Art, the Alliance Theater and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Downtown is a 5-minute drive away, and Buckhead is a 10 minute drive. If you don't want to bother with a car, the Arts Center Transit MARTA station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
Enjoy contemporary southern cuisine set in a 1920s bungalow at South City Kitchen Midtown (like shrimp and Geechie Boy grits or pan-fried chicken livers; 2-min walk). Or try one of Chef Hugh Acheson's Atlanta restaurants, Empire State South, for seasonal, regional cuisine (10-min walk). Try Pasta da Pulcinella for a cozy Italian meal (5-min walk).
Bar Margot has some of the best bartenders in town but if you want to leave the hotel, head to Foxtrot Liquor Bar for craft cocktails in a British-inspired setting. In addition to classic spirits, they've got a wide selection of unique items like agave/mescals, vermouth and cordials/amari (4-min walk).