Fodor's Expert Review The Candler

127 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Georgia, 30303, USA Fodor's Choice

History abounds in this Downtown hotel that was once a building owned by Asa Griggs Candler, founder of the Coca-Cola Company. That rich legacy exudes from the walls of the building, literally. Figures of the family are etched in marble mined from north Georgia, and huge columns made from that same marble hold court in the restaurant. Decadence is everywhere, with gold and velvety textures taking center stage set amid an art deco backdrop. Look for the original Tiffany stained glass and dazzling teardrop chandelier above the staircase, and the original hexagon tiles underfoot in some spots. The rooms belie the building’s age, with enough space for a chaise and moderately sized table, with great views of nearby Woodruff Park from a few.

PROS

  • National Register of Historic Places building with modern conveniences
  • celebrity chef Hugh Acheson as culinary director
  • Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design nominee

CONS

  • area can be busy when Georgia State University is in session
  • Woodruff Park homeless
  • main entrance off side street can be confusing

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
HistoricalNew
Sophisticated
Central
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 404-523–1200

HOTEL DETAILS

265 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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