Atlanta's first boutique hotel is a mix of New York sophistication and Miami sizzle. The lobby is chic and inviting, with a color palette of warm dark brown, exposed brick and pops of bright orange, and a brightly lit lobby bar is along the back wall. Guest rooms are on the smaller side, but the decor is contemporary and fun with bright tropical colors and brown leather headboards. Glenn's Kitchen is a great spot for upscale American comfort food, and the SkyLouge rooftop bar is one of the most popular bars in all of Atlanta.
Hotel guests get access to the rooftop SkyLounge for a complimentary wine event from 5:30 pm until 6 pm, a half hour before the lounge opens to the public.
The 93 guestrooms and 17 suites are sleek and comfortable with accent walls in light green and bright orange accent colors. Each room features commissioned artwork, a pillow-top mattress, full sized desk with ergonomic desk chair and complimentary Wi-Fi.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Glass walls separate the bathroom and the sleeping area in guest rooms, so you won't miss a minute of your favorite tv show but things could get awkward if you're sharing a room with someone you don't know very well.
Bathrooms feature rainhead shower spouts, thick towels and natural bath products by LATHER.
The lobby at the Glenn is not just a place for checking in, it's welcoming experience. Upon entering the hotel, you're welcomed with a beverage and a scented towel, as well as an introduction to your Personal Host that will take care of every need while you're in town. In the evenings, the lobby aka The Living Room is most definitely a gathering place for both hotel guests and locals. Relax in the tangerine oversized chairs and chat with friends over seasonal cocktails from the lobby bar.
The gym is quite small and nearly windowless, but there are two treadmills, a stationary bike, an elliptical, free weights, an exercise ball and filtered water dispenser.
Glenn's Kitchen has a menu of approachable but sophisticated southern dishes, with appetizers like smoked trout dip or bacon wrapped dates, and entrees including char grilled Georgia chicken with sauteed okra and tomatoes, and Mesquite smoked pork chops. You can pop in for breakfast and lunch as well, or order room service from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Named one of the best rooftop lounges in the world by ABC.com, SkyLounge at the Glenn offers breathtaking views of the Atlanta skyline and is known as a place to see and be seen. In addition to handcrafted cocktails, there's live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Glenn Hotel is in the heart of downtown Atlanta within walking distance to Philips Area, the Georgia Dome, CNN Center and Centennial Olympic Park among others. The CNN Center MARTA station is a 7-min walk, helping to connect you to additional Atlanta attractions as well as the airport. A car isn't necessary but if you have one, valet parking costs $38 per day.
Because this area is on the touristy side, finding local restaurants requires more of a search. Walk for about 10 minutes north to Alma Cocina for contemporary Mexican and Latin American cuisine in a swanky setting. A 10-minute walk south to the Five Points district will bring you to Jamrock, a laid-back restaurant whipping up authentic Jamaican dishes like curry goat and Escovitch snapper.
Pop by Thrive for Happy Hour discounted bar bites, sushi rolls, cocktails, wine and beer from 5 to 7 p.m (2-min walk). Alternatively, Park Bar offers a healthy bourbon list, as well as a selection of local and regional craft beers (3-min walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Glenn Hotel's location in the heart of major tourist attractions could easily become a negative factor, but the hotel itself is a calm escape from the bustling downtown. Best of all, if you truly want to escape the congestion, you can watch it all from above at one of the best rooftop bars in Atlanta. Once you're ready to hit the streets, you can see most of Atlanta's major cultural attractions on foot instead of dealing with traffic and parking headaches.