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
From the valet to the front desk staff, we had a great experience at the Ellis. The concierge was invaluable in helping us navigate our was around. The room was pleasant. One Elevator is being updated so allow extra time. Thanks for a great stay in Atlanta.
Good and not do good is the best way to describe our stay. We secured a reasonable price for a downtown hotel. The room was small but very well designed so it didn’t feel too small. Unfortunately the AC didn’t cook the room, the room smelled like dirty docks and there was banging going on in the unit above. The next day they apologized and moved us to another room which was great. Bar and patio with a happy hour were great. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. Valet parking was a little high, but you can self park at an adjacent parking garage if you want Problems seemed to be maintenance related. Bottom line if you have an issue they will get it resolved.
We were thoroughly pleased with our stay at the Ellis Hotel. It has 16 floors, plus the penthouse, and was recently renovated. It was clean and modern looking. They will park your car for you for $35./night, but will get it for you anytime you need it so you still have reasonably quick and easy access to it. Breakfast is not included, but they have a nice restaurant in the hotel. Sylvester was the best! Knowledgeable, helpful, and personable. In fact everyone there treated us like family, which you don’t find in a big chain. They found a mini-fridge for us when I requested one. To add to all of that, it’s right downtown and within walking distance of many of the big sights to see. We loved it there and would go back in a heartbeat.
The front desk was very friendly. It was quiet and very clean. Updated decor throughout was nice. The beds smelled fresh and clean and were comfortable. Nice bathrooms too. Very close to everything. We didn’t try the breakfast.
This is a very small, private boutique hotel a few blocks from Americas Mart in downtown. The lobby is very small so be careful when you move past the coffee table with all the glass vases on it....my husband knocked one over! The rooms are very nice and the bathrooms are a nice size and very clean. The restaurant upstairs was AMAZING. Really great food and nice quiet atmosphere. We had breakfast the next day outside on the veranda. If you prefer to stay away from the really big hotels downtown then this one if for you!