Georgia's booming film industry brings plenty of celebs to Atlanta, and many of them stay in this sleek glass tower in the heart of bustling Midtown. It's a quick walk to shops, restaurants, and lots of Atlanta's main attractions, including Piedmont Park, the High Museum, and the Fox Theatre. The rooms are outfitted in crisp neutrals with large windows that allow in plenty of natural light.
The Loews offers some pretty nice freebies to those in the know that are especially helpful if you're traveling for business. Take advantage of a complimentary shoeshine, a borrowed pair of cufflinks or a free ride to a meeting or event in the house Mercedes. All you have to do is ask.
The 370 guestrooms and 44 suites are simple and modern, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Piedmont Park, the Georgia Dome and the Atlanta skyline. Plush beds feature 300-thread count Egyptian cotton linens, 46-inch flat-screenTVs, iHome docking stations, Keurig coffee makers and free Wi-Fi.
Bathrooms are spacious with glass showers and separate soaking tubs, Julien Farel Anti-Aging haircare and body products and fleece and microfiber robes.
The lobby seating area is warm and inviting, with jewel-toned couches, vibrant artwork and the swanky Saltwood Lobby Bar, where you can enjoy wine and craft cocktails over plates of charcuterie.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Parking in Midtown is quite pricey, with the Loews charging $26 for self pay and $40 for valet.
The seemingly only downside is that there is no pool at this hotel. Snag some extra moments of relaxation in the hammam, sauna or steam room at the exhale Spa on property.
exhale Spa on the 7th floor of the hotel offers nearly any type of fitness equipment imaginable, in addition to their award-winning suite of Core Fusion classes including Barre, Cardio, Boot Camp, Yoga and HIIT workouts. Hotel guests have 24-hour complimentary access to the fitness center and changing rooms, as well as discounted classes. The first class is $10 and all future classes are $20 during your stay. Guests also receive a $25 gift card with their hotel reservation that can be used towards a purchase of $100 or more, including spa treatments.
Serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar is a casual spot for Modern American fare with southern twist; think: egg frittatas with tomato, basil and parmesan in the am and pan-roasted sea scallops in the pm. There's also a Burger Bar featuring a menu dedicated solely to creative burgers, boozy milkshakes and signature potato chips and frites. The Burger Bar is only open during lunch hours, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Saltwood has a robust wine list, a good mix of local, national and international beers and selection of both classic and original craft cocktails.
With its prime location in the heart of Midtown, skip driving and rely on ride-share programs or MARTA (the Midtown Transit MARTA station is just a 6-minute walk from the hotel) if you need to get somewhere within driving distance. Otherwise, restaurants, bars and major attractions like Piedmont Park, the High Museum of Art, Fox Theatre and the Georgia Aquarium are right within walking distance.
A one-minute walk from the hotel brings you to Ribalta, a Neapolitan restaurant for brick-oven pizza pies, comforting Italian small plates and housemade pastas. Enjoy fresh seafood inspired by global coastal traditions in a stylish wooden bungalow at Lure, (4-min walk).
European-style coffeehouse Cafe Intermezzo is next door to the hotel (one-minute walk) and boasts a more than 800 beverage menu of everything from coffee and tea beverages to absinthe, cognac and hard cider.
WHY WE LIKE IT
What the Loews lacks in a hotel pool, they more than make up for with free Wi-Fi, sleek and comfortable accommodations and thoughtful freebies that add a sense of value to your stay. The biggest selling point for travelers that like to stick to their fitness routines on the road is most definitely the supremely equipped exhale Spa and fitness center, while vacationers will love the prime location to bars, restaurants and attractions.