The Ellis Hotel on Peachtree
What We Love
- There’s a happy hour in the bar every evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
- Traditional Southern fare at the Terrace Bistro (think buttermilk-fried pickled okra with Creole-style remoulade and Georgia trout with grilled lemon)
- The primo location means Atlanta’s best attractions are all close by
- A private access floor designed specially for women travelers, plus a “fresh air” floor for those with allergies (to be upgraded to these floors, you must pay an additional $20/night on property)
What To Know
- Free WiFi and coffee in the lobby
- There’s a pet-friendly floor where you can bring your furry friend for a fee of $75
- Impressive newly revamped meeting spaces make this is a hub for corporate groups
- During certain major events, the hotel charges guests’ credit cards in advance
- Although there’s no spa, the hotel can arrange in-room massages and treatments
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Locations don’t get much peachier than this: The Ellis sits proud on the corner of Ellis and Peachtree Street, Atlanta’s main drag and the route for many of the city’s biggest parties, like the St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas parades. The 127-room historic landmark endeavors to be all things to all travelers, providing lures for execs (there’s 1,500 square feet of newly revamped meeting space), solo female travelers (a women’s-only floor), sensitive types (a hypoallergenic floor) and pet lovers. The guestrooms are streamlined and tasteful, featuring pillowtop beds and bathrooms equipped with luxe rainfall showers. At the lobby-level Terrace Bistro, residents can rub shoulders with locals and tuck into mod-Southern dishes such as buttermilk-fried pickled okra with Creole-style remoulade and Georgia trout with grilled lemon. And don’t leave without trying the pecan pie and peach cobbler. There’s no spa, but guests can arrange in-room massages and treatments through a local provider.
In the Area
Dance aficionados will want to catch a performance of the acclaimed Atlanta Ballet, particularly at the historic Fox Theater, an opulent, magical theater space on Peachtree Street that hosts performances of such classics as The Nutcracker. Spend a day wandering the halls of the High, the local name for the High Museum of Art, which houses 11,000 works by luminaries such as Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Ellsworth Kelly and Dorothea Lange. The museum’s exhibitions examining race in America are particularly noteworthy. If you’re a Scarlett O’Hara fan, frankly, you should make a beeline for the fabulous Tudor Revival Margaret Mitchell House, the onetime home of the Gone with the Wind author, now a museum. If baseball is more your speed, catch a game at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves and considered one of the country’s best ballparks.
How to Get There
I stayed at the Ellis Hotel for the convenience to America's Mart. The hotel was clean, comfortable and safe. The hotel staff was extremely helpful and there was no street noise heard during the night. It was a great place to stay and I would recommend it. There is a parking garage near the hotel where you can park yourself if you prefer not to valet. Great stay!
We stayed one night here and we had a very comfortable stay.
Hotel is beautifully restored and all the staff were super friendly and helpful.
Equiped with a bar, restaurant and a gymnasium means you can spend your time at the hotel without having to go elsewhere.
Saying that, the hotel is located in downtown Atlanta with many attractions within walking distance.
This Historic Boutique hotel, right in the middle of Downtown, was perfect for my short trip to Atlanta. The MARTA train stop is located right outside the front door and everything else is very walkable (no need for a car). There are several Restaurants and Attractions within walking distance, I ate in the hotel's restaurant twice and was extremely satisfied. The front desk agent was very polite and courteous, in fact all of the staff that I encountered were on point and seemed to be very happy. The General Manager even came by my table to say hello while I was in the Restaurant and checked to make sure that guests were enjoying themselves. From the minute that I pulled up in my car, until the time that I left, was a positive experience. I definately will stay again, and if you are able to upgrade to a suite, it's well worth the money.