Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
What We Love
- Strolling around the manicured English-style garden
- Swimming laps in the 60-foot indoor pool
- The leather chairs and garden views at the Taipan bar
- Being shuttled around in the hotel’s Tesla
What To Know
- Traveling with kids? The hotel provides cribs, strollers and even baby monitors for free
- The hotel is far from downtown Atlanta
- There’s a fee for WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
A bastion of Southern charm with Asian-influenced design, the biggest rooms in the city, and a spa that’s the last word in pampering
They say everything is bigger in the south. That definitely applies to the rooms at the Mandarin Oriental and goes double for the bathrooms, which will inspire serious envy. Plush fabrics, a palette of beige, white and brown—these rooms are designed to soothe, so sink into the velour armchair or the deep-soaking tub and let them do their job. You can re-up the effect with a treatment at the much-lauded spa, which is a favorite spot for locals. It has 14 rooms, a “vitality pool” with enthusiastic jets, and a yoga studio. Top it all off with a “Georgia Peach” cocktail at Taipan, made with jasmine-infused gin and fresh peach puree.
In the Area
Exclusive Buckhead is known for its shopping options and the Mandarin Oriental is close to nearly all of them. Just across the road is Lenox Square, an enormous mall with enough shops to keep you busy for days. A few minutes down Peachtree Road is Phipps Plaza, which has slightly more upscale stores and a movie theater. Book ahead for dinner at St. Cecilia, a modern Italian restaurant with a fabulous five-course pasta tasting that carb-addicts will love. It’s an easy ten-minute stroll from the hotel, but build in time for a craft cocktail made with Gunfighter rye, salted cinnamon caramel, and fresh cider. A 15-minute drive south brings you to downtown Atlanta, where you’ll find the Botanical Garden and the High Museum of Art; if possible, try to schedule your drive for non-rush hours, when Atlanta’s traffic is less brutal. Or, hop on the MARTA at Buckhead Station, just a two-minute walk away.
How to Get There
What a wonderful and beautiful hotel....The staff were awesome. The room was beautiful and spacious with great room service...prime location for shopping and dining. Will definitely be returning soon. My new favorite hotel.
We recently visited the Waldorf at Buckhead, stayed 3 nights, beautiful, clean, very good location.
Bad service ay breakfast.
My problem was AFTER. I left behind an IPod in my room, when I got home to Mexico and realized it, I wrote an email to the hotel, wrote to Carlos Peláez from office manager directly(he gave me his card) but got no answer. Called him several times, still no answer. Called next day, they put mi through to security who found the item. I later called again, spoke to Scanley Joel who asked me to send him an e mail with my address so he could Fed ex my item. So I did with a copy to Carlos Peláez. I got no confirmation, no tracking number, nothing. Called the hotel the next day, Scanley wasn’t there but security assured me that my item was with the concierge and that it was on its way. Today I called ( 4 days after) and they had not sent it yet!!!
Ridiculous!!! That is the service you get at a 5 star hotel????????
If you want a luxury hotel, go stay elsewhere like the Ritz Carlton or St. Regis. This property and hotel staff were very disappointing. Not up to par with other luxury hotels and just a higher rate Hilton property.