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.
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I stayed there for two nights. Cost me 700+ USD. For that price, I was expecting at least good service. NOPE. They even charge for water... I told the front desk that I needed housekeeping. When I returned at 8pm, my room was still messy. So I had to wait outside for the lady to clean. When she was finished, my bed sheets looked like they have been slept on by a giant or smth... There was no service whatsoever. The lobby always sounded like a party for all the workers. The walls were thin and I could not sleep for two whole nights. FIRST AND LAST TIME VISITING
I upgraded for 2 nights at the Ellis to their premium "Wellness room" since I have allergies and figured I'd try the extra amenities. First I would say the service was excellent, and its in an excellent location in Downtown being literally right on Peachtree St/Ellis and next to the Peachtree Center MARTA station. The restaurant there is OKAY but plenty of options around within walking distance and Uber. The Millenium room itself has some upgrades and it definitely helped my allergies, however if you do not have this issue then I likely would save the money (its a $40 upgrade and some of the amenities are more gimmicky). I would stay there again.
I went to the bar for cocktails and had an amazing experience ! Danielle the bartender and the Restaurant manager Shanice really made me feel at home. They were extremely accommodating . It is because of them, that I will be back
Spent 3 nights at the Ellis Hotel. Room was compact with a king bed, large desk area and a little bit of walking room. Decent sized bathroom with a nice walk-in shower and ample counter space. Most importantly, the room and bathroom were very clean and everything was in working order. Before staying here, I had some concern that the hotel would be slightly dated and tired looking, but the hotel looked pretty good inside and out. The only complaint would be that the bed sheets were a little rough and the pillows were perhaps a bit old so were very floppy. Would return in the future for the good value and quality of Ellis.
Room has king bed, was on the small side, but fine for just me. Bed was comfortable, bathroom was nice (although ceiling in bathroom needed repair), maid service was excellent. Very friendly staff. Convenient location.