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 visited the Ellis Hotel for a staycation with my boyfriend. We were looking for a short break from our everyday routine and they really delivered! The hotel is beautiful and is surrounded by great restaurants and bars. Derrick worked at the front desk and made our stay that much more enjoyable.
I travel for work alot. I live at altitude (about 8,000 ft above sea level) and every time I come to sea level it takes a day or so for my body to adjust. I think of it as "reverse altitude sickness".
I was given a fine room when I arrived but the a/c wasn't really working. I sleep cold - heat and humidity just don't work for me. I asked for another room and got the chance to stay in the Wellness Room. An air purifier (and I swear a dehumidifier as well!), wonderful bed linens with some kind of magnets, a cranking a/c, mellow lighting, and a shower massage that was amazing - all meant I SLEPT LIKE A BABY! best first night at sea level ever!
AND the staff here are super friendly and helpful - Derrick at the front desk was especially cheerful and funny. I can't wait to finish my day of work and come back to the this place (I get to stay another night!) - when was the last time you said that about a hotel?
Fifteen thumbs up!
I just returned from a delightful overnight stay at The Ellis Hotel in Atlanta, GA. I don't normally write reviews, but this visit to this boutique hotel right on Peachtree Street was one of the best experiences I have ever had in the ATL. I arrived early and had to wait for my room, but I was a little stressed from my drive, and the lobby was quite comfortable. Several other guests came in and complained about not getting into their rooms. Again, I said nothing and just sipped on some of their complimentary coffee.
A mere 15 minutes after the 3:00 p.m. check-in time, Valerie, the kind and efficient hostess, called me up and gave me my key to an upgraded "Women Only" floor. I had noticed that option when I made my reservation, but I did not want to spend the extra money. It seems that patience and civility goes a long way!
My room was awesome with a great view of the city from the 10th floor, all of the trappings for a comfortable stay, as well as upscale toiletries. Being greeted by name by Valerie as I was leaving this morning was the icing on the cake. I have found my favorite place to stay whenever I return to Atlanta.
Oh, and I had a wonderful dinner in the hotel's restaurant during my stay and it was also an impeccable experience!
First off, I have to start this off with I don't stay at a lot of hotels. We usually go the Airbnb route but, wanting to be within walking distance of a couple locations, we decided to go this route. That being said, I didn't hate it and overall we enjoyed our stay. We really enjoyed the staff. They were very friendly and seemed like a tight knit group. We enjoyed the location and the rooms seemed very clean and well maintained. One issue that I still find so weird is that their smoke detectors flash a bright green light and the smoke detector is located right above the bed. This resulted in me only getting about 4 hours of sleep. We thought maybe something was wrong with it, like a low battery, but when the maintenance guy came up he said all of them were like that and put a piece of paint tape over the light for us. That worked okay but I just thought it was so weird that it seemed like we were the only ones to complain about this. I don't usually have sensitivity to light but the fact that it was flashing seemed to be the problem. So we could pull the black out curtains and then have a flashing green light flash through our room all night (it was really that bright). I did like that you had to put a room key into the hotel elevator to get to our floor. That was a great security feature considering we were downtown.
We enjoyed staying here for the weekend with our two children for a concert at the Mercedes Stadium close by. Perfect location for walking to the concert after dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe. The only reason I give it a 4* instead of a 5* is because there was something not quite "just right". I felt like it was clean and the small room was well-arranged to accommodate the 4 of us but it was lacking something to truly be a top notch boutique hotel. I'm glad we stayed here though.