Enrico Caruso and other stars of the Metropolitan Opera once stayed in this fine 1911 hotel that's across the street from the Fox Theatre. The columned lobby is striking, and breathtaking terraces traverse the exterior, making it a popular venue for wedding receptions. The street level Edgar's Proof & Provision bar serves up craft cocktails and delicious nibbles made with in-house ingredients amid an equally inviting scene. Livingston Restaurant's seafood is a high point, and simple sides such as roasted Brussels sprouts are excellent.
Along with stylish and spacious guest rooms, the Georgian Terrace goes the extra mile for families or extended stay business travelers by offering both suites and extended stay accommodations that include separate living and dining areas, full-size washer/dryer and a full kitchen. If you're feeling fancy, there are seven plush penthouse suites, all with gorgeous skyline views. All 326 rooms and suites have hardwood floors, pillow-top beds, generous closet space and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Bathrooms are decked out in gray and white marble and feature spacious glass showers. Eco-friendly amenities are from hospitality brand, Olive Branch.
The white walls and cream-brick lobby at The Georgian Terrace exudes southern charm, particularly because of the gorgeous overhead skylight and huge front windows that pour in the sunshine. The bronze-hued circular couches are the perfect seats either for people watching or simply gazing at the pretty crystal chandeliers.
The Georgian Terrace is the official hotel of the Fox Theatre just across the street, so before you check in, take a look at the event calendar at the Fox. You may run into one of your favorite artists in the hotel lobby.
The hotel's rooftop pool is on the older side, but it has three full lanes for swimming and great views of the Atlanta skyline.
The fitness center is spacious and filled with natural light. There are treadmills, stair climbers, ellipticals, weight machines and free weights. Open from 5:30 am until 11:00 pm.
Livingston Restaurant + Bar serves seasonal southern cuisine each meal of the day with dinner options like a low-country seafood boil with crab, shrimp and andouille sausage, or a southern fried chicken breast with three cheese rice and broccoli casserole. If you've got to grab and go for breakfast, pop into Buffalo Bayou Cafe for espresso drinks, pastries and breakfast sandwiches.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The grilled cheese sandwich at Edgar's Proof and Provisions is the stuff of legend and worth skipping out on a formal dinner. It's packed with fontina, cheddar, swiss and pecorino all on jalapeño corn bread. Adding bourbon barrel-aged bacon is an extra charge but it's a MUST.
The Georgian Terrace has a private limousine and driver available to guests for a two-mile radius and it's first come, first serve. The North Avenue Transit station on the MARTA is a 3-min walk, or you can opt to use a ride-share service during your stay as most popular attractions are within a 15-minute drive. Restaurants, bars and the Fox Theatre are all within walking distance as well.
Located in a renovated 1907 firehouse, Negril Village Atlanta is an elegant Caribbean eatery serving live island music and rum-punch specials (4-min walk). Hop in the car for an 8-min drive to Ponce City Market, a food hall stacked with all kinds of vendors, from edible cookie dough to Indian street food.
If you're going to head there to eat, don't miss some of the best watering holes in Ponce City Market. City Winery offers a 38-page wine list ranging from bubbles to fortified wines, and on the roof of the market you'll find Nine Mile Station, an elevated indoor-outdoor beer garden with craft beers and made-to-order cocktails. There's also The Mercury for mid-century American cocktails and The Tap on Ponce for 56 wines and beer on tap.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Glamorous and elegant, The Georgian Terrace gives you a taste of Gone with the Wind Atlanta (in fact, Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable and Olivia de Havilland all stayed here while attending the film premiere), with all of the amenities necessary for the modern traveler. The on-site food and beverage options are truly great, and the location in Midtown is central to Atlanta's most popular cultural attractions.