InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
What We Love
- Signature treatments at the eco-friendly spa use certified organic products
- Southern-tinged cocktails at the sophisticated Bourbon Bar
- Garden-inspired suites equipped with spacious living areas, fireplaces and well-stocked bookcases
What To Know
- In-room WiFi costs $10 per day
- Self-parking is $22 per day, and valet is available for $32 per day
- Pets 25 pounds and under are welcome for $100 per stay
- If you don’t want to rent a car, you can hop the MARTA right outside the hotel
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Sophisticated wood- and marble-lined common areas, modern furnishings and soft cream-colored details set the business-casual vibe at this 22-story hotel in the center of Atlanta’s affluent suburb of Buckhead. Many of the 422 rooms and suites feature contemporary decor, dark wood headboards, jetted tubs and in-room libraries. You can soothe your shopping muscles with a wade in the outdoor lap pool, or indulge in an organic body wrap at the eco-friendly spa. Afterward, sample more than 14 hams and charcuteries paired with Southern cocktails at the Ham Bar. Locals and guests alike love the sophisticated homey fare at Chef Art Smith’s Southern Art Restaurant (think buttermilk fried chicken with whipped potatoes, garlic green beans and red pepper gravy). Cap the night off with a sampling of the more than 70 whiskeys at the wood-lined Bourbon Bar.
In the Area
The InterContinental will put you in the center of the shopping mecca of Buckhead. A stay in the suburbs is certainly not complete without a trip to the mall. Luckily, the hotel is within walking distance of the exclusive designer havens of Phipps Plaza and the Lenox Square Mall. Looking for something more local? Once a warehouse district, Bennett Street now plays host to local clothing boutiques, antique stores and art shops. Afterwards, refuel with the farm fresh vegetable sampler of local produce and sweet, dried, corn-crusted North Georgia Mountain Trout at the packed Horseradish Grill.
How to Get There
As soon as I arrived at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel, I felt welcome. From the valet to the front desk, all of the staff was knowledgeable and courteous. The room was comfortable and luxurious. Care has been given to ensure that guests have everything they need. The bathroom had excellent lighting as well as every amenity you could wish for including a soaking tub and a walk-in shower. The gym is perfectly located where guest can exercise and take in the hustle and bustle on Peachtree. The Southern Art restaurant in the hotel served up a scrumptious breakfast to get the day started. The hotel was conveniently located near fine dining and amazing shopping. I will definitely stay here again, and when I do, it will feel like coming home.
We dropped in to the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta after being squeezed out of the Grand Hyatt across the street. (Our stay needed to be extended but they were sold out.) This gave us an opportunity to compare these fine establishments, and the InterContinental was the clear winner. Better mattresses, quieter sensibly designed rooms, and the staff was clearly interested in my stay. We needed nothing from anyone, so I can't say how the staff would have performed if I had a serious need/request, but my impression is that they would have really gone out of their way to assist. Check in /check out/ bell staff were first class, friendly, accomodating and trained. In both establishments we were residents of the 'club level', and that lounge experience really highlight some differences that favor the Intercontinental: I relaxed and felt like doing business immediately upon entering; the concierge was helpful, not intrusive. The decorating/colors I wish were in my office at home. The were sections of the club lounge for small groups to talk over wine/drinks, tables for 2 for snacks or breakfast, table (1?) for 4 further away, etc. Well thought out and NOT CRAMPED; the Grand Hyatt Club Lounge made me feel cramped and everyone was in my laptop screen. The IC Club Lounge also had a nice Board Room which I wish I considered in advance for a small group. I could go on, but it was a notch above. All that said, prior to Buckhead we had been in the Fairmount Plano, TX and that club lounge was yet above the InterContinental with a huge buffet at all hours of the day, and a chef for breakfast. I would definitely return to the InterContinental on my next Atlanta trip. (we usually use the gym but did not, so cannot comment.)
WOW - what an amazing staff and hotel overall but especially on the CLUB LEVEL (They won’t disappoint: Leota, Fanny, Raven, Hannah, Ness & Thadi. I am here for a week on business and encountered personal interaction with each of the staff on club. Consistent in their professionalism and always a warm greeting or offer to assist. The hotel overall is beautiful and service from other staff members thru the hotel is also polished and warm greeting. Very consistent service overall. I am also in the hotel industry with a luxury brand and am just so impressed by this beautiful team on club level especially!!!. Congratulations to the hotel management team on this group of employees. Anyone staying here that has the opportunity to be on the club floor it is SO worth it! The food is also delicious! The hotel is very green hotel that I am taking notes to share w/ my “green hotel”. Very environmental savy! Awesome job IHG Atlanta.