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
- Parking On Site
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
I cannot say enough great things about this property! The staff is courteous, attentive and extremely kind. Jun, who works at the front desk is great. He’s helpful and can answer any question about anything!
The service was excellent. The rooms were clean and of high quality. The bathrooms were exceedingly clean. The common access areas were well kept and of high quality. The guest services were top notch, and the place was just damn nice!
This trio was work related and I loved the Waldorf. Next time I am in Atlanta I will be staying here on personal visit as well. They have blown my mind. Everything from hospitality, to cleanliness and overall experience.
I was chair of a Women's retreat at the Waldorf Astoria. We had excellent service, delicious meals, and beautiful environment for three days of education and collaboration. We would choose WA again if in Atlanta area
This hotel is beautiful but the best thing about it is the staff. They exceeded my expectations in everything they did - from the front desk to the servers to the meeting sales department. The spa is amazing (but pricey.)