Surrounded by flowering dogwood trees, Le Meridian feels like a haven among the bustle Atlanta Perimeter business district. The mid-sized property has a boutique feel thanks to distinctly designed rooms, a contemporary lobby bar area, full fitness center, signature restaurant and glamorous outdoor pool deck.
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service for transportation to and from the hotel within a 2-mile radius but it's on a first-come, first-serve basis for one round trip per guest per day. Guests can request a shuttle ride within 30 minutes of their intended ride.
The 275 Le Meridian guest rooms are stylish and contemporary, with floor-to-ceiling windows, modern wall art, beautiful wooden wardrobes and desks, and mid-century modern style furniture. The signature beds have hypoallergenic pillows and 350-thread count sheets, 46-inch LCD televisions and espresso machines.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Wi-Fi costs anywhere from $12.95 to $17.95 per day for use in guest rooms unless you're a SPG Member and you make your reservation on Starwood websites, mobile sites, SPG apps or a customer contact center. Self parking and valet parking are available for $14 and $20, respectively.
Bathrooms have large, white marble countertops, bathrobes, glass showers and Malin + Goetz amenities.
The entrance to the lobby has a Hub Arrival area for guests to relax among sleek furnishings and built-in bookshelves before or while waiting to check in. The main lobby has a ton of seating space surrounding Longitude 84, the large, backlit bar.
The seasonal outdoor pool is quiet, spacious and relaxing, with cabanas available for rental.
The fitness center is spacious and well-equipped with modern treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, free weights, stability balls, weighted machines, foam rollers and towels.
Portico Global Cuisine is the on-property restaurant housed in a sleek industrial space with romantic lighting and surrounding floor-to-ceiling windows. There's also an outdoor patio for dining. The menu is centered on internationally-inspired cuisine utilizing fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Longitude 84 is the lobby bar area, serving original cocktails, a full wine list and a globally-influenced small plates menu.
The Dunwoody MARTA station is a 3-minute drive from the hotel, and a complimentary shuttle is available to hotel guests to destinations within 2-miles. Parking is reasonable at $14 per day for self-parking and $20 a day so having a car on property is an option, but if not, try a ride-share app. There are also plenty of chain restaurants and bars nearby in Perimeter Mall, just across the street.
Tin Lizzy's Taqueria and Cantina serves up approachable Mexican cuisine like a variety of salsas and quesos, tacos, quesadillas and other signature dishes (7-minute walk). Fleming's Prime Steakhouse is an upscale steakhouse chain with red leather banquets, chilled seafood towers, signature steaks and fresh seafood (8-minute walk).
Visit the lounge at Sage Woodfire Tavern for an extensive wine list, including reserve wines, and classic cocktails (9-minute walk). The Brass Tap craft beer bar has more than 300 different craft beers, alongside a menu of wine and cocktails (9-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Le Meridien is a sleek and fashionable hotel, especially for the Perimeter business area just outside of Atlanta. Travelers that appreciate fantastic design, swanky amenities like a Miami-style pool deck and trendy restaurant will love this contemporary retreat. Because of the location, it's not the best place for easy access to traditional tourists spots in downtown Atlanta but if you're visiting for business and have a bit more to spend, you'll rest well at Le Meridien.