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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I liked the old bones of the hotel and some of the modern updates. The large petrified topiaries in the main lobby look great. The oversized generic dull grey exterior planters and too large tables on the terrace do not look good.
We had a suite. Two smallish bedrooms , one with an enormous closet and a w/d, the other no closet. The bathroom was fine. I would have preferred the kitchen to be another bathroom- and you would still have room for a sink, microwave, coffee maker and small fridge. Bed were on the soft side and the pillows terrible.
Pool on the roof is nice and the fitness room quite adequate if a tad warm. But, why have 7 treadmills? Maybe just one bike or rowingt machine??
Restaurant perfectly serviceable with genial staff.
Across the street from the Fox Theater. Great location to stay for all Fox events to avoid driving/parking issues. Livingston’s restaurant is phenomenal as well, just be sure to make reservations on big show nights.
The staff includes Calvin, Richard, Hassan, Arthur, and Chervon, and the Chef. They represent true southern hospitality, true service to the public, and the most important ingredient, love! They prove people matter and deserve recognition for their devotion to hotel guests and their employer The Georgian Terrace Hotel. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for such a memorable visit to Atlanta. You guys are now my family!
We had a staycation over the weekend to celebrate my birthday. We were upgraded to a 2-bedroom suite that looked newly-renovated. The appicances were a bit dated, but they were in good working order. We even had a washer and dryer! I wished we were staying longer, as we felt like we had moved into a posh apartment in midtown Atlanta. The front desk staff and houskeeping were excellent. We ate at The Livingston restaurant in the lobby, and the food was delicious. I'd love to stay here again someday.
The Georgian Terrace is the perfect combination of Southern hospitality, modern conveniences and location! We stayed in one of the newly updated suites and LOVED it! The rooftop pool is delightful day and night. We were able to easily walk to wonderful restaurants and the Marta.