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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- 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've stayed at the Ellis Hotel countless times and it is always a pleasure to stay. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Front desk clerks were helpful and I was able to check in and out quickly with no trouble. Michael helped me with my luggage when I checked in and out and was great at his job. Net and Sequoya at the bar were wonderful and I got along well with both. For the event I was hosting both Jonathan and Sylvester helped me to run it smoothly and was able to get the food out to my guests in a timely manner. Thanks so much for everyone's help!
Very outdated hotel. I stayed on the 9th floor. The toilet kept flushing itself; the room smelled like a bathroom. I thought I was staying in a Motel 6 or worse! I don’t know how they rated themselves but it certainly needs a major face lift! Never stay there again.
The location of the hotel is ideal if you are visiting for a football game or other major attractions. We attended a football game at Mercedes Benz Stadium and the Georgia Aquarium. We were able to walk to both locations within 10 minutes from the hotel.
The customer service was excellent and employees were helpful.
We stayed in the “Wellness Room” for an extra $40 than a regular room and were extremely disappointed. The “almost $500 worth of wellness equipment” was either dead, broken or less than impressive. The purified water shower head turned off on me 3 minutes into a shower, the drinking water filter streamed water that tasted like metal, the body energizer was dead and left with out a charger and to top it all off my boyfriend and I woke up with head colds?? The most disappointing part of all was that even after calling someone to fix the equipment (twice) nothing was done and it seemed that no one on staff knew how to work these amenities. We canceled our stay for the following night to stay elsewhere and we were not refunded for our troubles. PS - this hotel won “best boutique hotel in Atlanta” don’t believe everything you read!!
My and friend and I stayed at the Ellis for one night while attending a concert. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We stayed on the women's only floor, which is a nice touch. Our room was clean and quiet but it smelled a little bad because of a clogged drain. The hotel itself is in a great location to explore downtown but it's a good idea to call ahead to the front desk about 10 minutes before any departure if you have valet parking because of the traffic surrounding the hotel.