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
Usually I stay in the midtown area but gave this hotel a shot due to a very good rate and I wasn't travelling with a car. Checked in around 8pm and was upgraded to a corner room that I guess had some additional space (I am a platinum). Room was clean and had a large TV with lots of channels. Bathroom was also a nice size. Decent amount of outlets in the room to charge things. All staff encountered were friendly. Continental breakfast included with my stay was adequate with a few choices. I appreciated they included hot oatmeal. Only issue I had was I got a knock from housekeeping on check out day at 8:45am to see if I was still there.
We drove from Orlando Florida for an event in Atlanta. We got to the hotel at 11 and L.J got us a room right away. She was so fast and efficient. When we were site seeing, she gave us directions and local info. The bartender in the hotel was so awesome but we forgot his name. Our room was clean, quiet and served its purpose. The location of this hotel is wonderful. When I woke up, I walked to Dunkin Donuts and L.J remembered me as I was walking out. Very "family" like vibes. When we checked out I met the famous Derrick everyone speaks of for his customer service. He was nice but L.J is better. :)
Also Tori the valet was so friendly and talked to us about dogs because he saw our dogs beds in the car!
Would definitely stay here again.
Michael the doorman/bellhop was so kind, friendly and helpful. Derrick at check in was hilarious. The hotel is ok, but our room is so far below Marriott standards. I did not get what I booked and paid for and I am very unhappy. I read another review that said the same thing. Don’t bother booking yourself a nice room because you may not get it but you will surely pay for it.