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
they try to wow you with all kinds bull, when the main thing you need is a comfortable bed.if the bed sucks, you don't sleep and the rest is not importantthe beds are either too worn or too "plush" it is like sleeping in a hammock.. I spent 2 nights there an spent almost $2000 for the pleasure (sarcasm)..I should have stayed at a Days Inn and had a decent bed delivered.I could have done that for the same price!!
A brilliant option to stay at! I loved staying at the Mandarin Oriental so when it changed its name to Waldorf Astoria I was glad to see it’s still excellent and improved! It’s walking distance from restaurants and the car will take you shopping. It’s a block away from the train station if that’s your thing.
The Ferragamo bath products are excellent, room service fast, the bellmen were efficient and I never waited more than 5 min for my car. The staff are highly trained and the Spa looked 5 stars. The pool is massive and indoors and one of the best I’ve used in the US.
The rooms are spacious, you’ll never hear the room next to you and while construction is ongoing next door I never heard it. I will definitely return.
They only hire the best!!! Wonderful location!!! The rooms are a nice size and the bathrooms are heavenly. Please try the spa. When we stay somewhere else... we say.. we should have stayed at the Mandarin.
We we there to celebrate my mother's birthday. The entrance is crowded and valet is the ONLY option for parking which was $42/night. We entered into the closet-like front desk area to check in. We had to take separate cars due to our schedules, so we had 3 cars arriving. I asked if some accomodation could be reached or parking options nearby. We were told nothing could be done so it would cost us $142/night just for parking (plus tip). I asked for the manager and "Tu" (who was not wearing a name tag) puffed her chest up and proudly proclaimed herself the manager on duty. I told her we were leaving the property and that there is nothing on the website to let patrons know about the mandatory parking charges. She seemed all to happy to see us leave and did not offer any assistance with the valet or the bellman. Absolutely awful experience.
This is the best luxury hotel in Atlanta, bar none The staff, rooms, location and food is top notch. The Mandarin Oriental represents the finest in service, location, and amenities. I have stayed in all of the other luxury hotels in Atlanta, but this is my favorite by a big margin