The Georgian Terrace Hotel
What We Love
- The 360-degree views over Atlanta’s sprawl from the rooftop pool
- Barrel-aged cocktails and snacks like a black-eyed-pea hummus at Proof and Provision, the hotel’s hip basement bar
- Some suites have kitchens and full-sized washers and dryers—ideal for longer stays
What To Know
- Ask for an east-facing room for a view of Stone Mountain
- The concierge can arrange for grocery deliveries from nearby markets
- Plentiful onsite parking
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
If you’re looking to live out your Rhett Butler fantasy, this is the place: the cast of Gone With the Wind stayed here for the Atlanta premiere, while the hotel’s historic details—marble columns, crystal chandeliers—give it an air of period splendor (it first opened its doors in 1911). The rooms are up to date, though: the Georgian Terrace underwent a major renovation in 2009 and since then has been revamping more suites, some of which have traded their kitchens for larger living areas. While the in-room décor is fairly unexciting, the rooms are comfortable and the suites enormous (some even have walk-in closets). The rooftop pool is the ideal place to cool off after a day of sightseeing in the Atlanta heat; follow a dip with dinner at Livingston, the glam onsite restaurant beloved for its early 20th-century aesthetic and modern American cuisine.
In the Area
This Midtown hotel is just across the street from the historic Fox Theatre; ask the concierge to get tickets if you want to see a show. Afterwards, be sure to stop in at Publik Draft House, just next door, to sample some of the dozens of bourbons on the menu. Downtown Atlanta is about a mile away, but the North Avenue Metro Station is a block from the hotel, which is helpful if you’re trying to avoid the city’s notorious gridlock. If you’re in town for the prestigious Atlanta Jazz Festival, held in Piedmont Park, you’ll be able to walk there from The Georgian Terrace. Are you the type who likes to pick up a cool new skill while on vacation? The city’s innovative Museum of Design, a short stroll from the hotel, has forward-thinking exhibits on wearable tech and offers open-to-the-public intro classes on coding and 3D printing.
How to Get There
If you are attending a function at the Fox Theater, this would be an excellent place to stay. Unfortunately, I did not do my research and was booked there during the "Hamilton" run. Also, do not try to sleep in a room next to the maintenance room. I did not get any sleep.
Very nice midtown hotel. Walking distance to the Fox theatre. From the outside, it’s not much to look at. But once you valet the car an walk inside, this place is pretty awesome. This is one of ATL’s hidden gems.
From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, the Georgian Hotel was perfect in every way. My sister and I stayed there last weekend because we were going to the Fox to see Hamilton, rig grrr across the street. (Super convenient!) Our hotel room exceeded our expectations! It was spacious, clean, had beautiful views of the city, and included many unexpected amenities, such as a kitchen and breakfast nook. The staff was friendly and helpful. All in all we had a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it!
I stayed at the Georgian Terrace last weekend and was amazed at the size of the room I was able to get—a one-room suite—for a very reasonable rate. My room was HUGE, comfortably furnished, and had great views of the city, including a bird's-eye view of the Fox Theater across the street.
The highlights for me were the bed (*so* comfortable!), the rooftop saltwater pool (a bit crowded when I went, but really refreshing nonetheless), and the interesting bar in the hotel's lower level, which had great cocktails and a calm vibe. Another big plus: the staff. Everyone I encountered was incredibly friendly and helpful, from the desk agent who made it possible for me to check in early to the different but equally kind desk agent who checked me out.
There were a few minor signs of wear and tear in my room, including one towel that was a little threadbare (oddly, since there were several others, and they were all plush and soft) and an AC unit that could be a little noisy when it kicked on. Plus, with only two elevators serving 18 floors, it could sometimes take a while to get where I wanted to go. But none of those detracted from the overall awesomeness of the hotel or my stay.
Excellent luxury at its best. Highly recommended for a couples weekend, family trip or even a business trip. The hotel staff makes your experience completely stress free. There are restaurants everywhere within short walking distances.