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
We love The Georgian Terrace! We first stayed 16 years ago before leaving for our honeymoon. We try to stay every few years for a show at the Fox or just a weekend away. The rooms have been updated and are modern but still fit in with the history of the hotel. All the employees are friendly and helpful (especially Anthony) and the Livingston is delicious!
I stayed here for the weekend while visiting family. The hotel public areas are visually stunning. Great veranda to sit on while having drinks at the restaurant bar. Very helpful staff. My room was very spacious and the bedding was pleasing. I enjoy historic hotels and this hotel is worth visiting.
My boyfriend and I stayed here this past weekend. The hotel was absolutely beautiful. The front desk was very pleasant and eager to help. The concierge were always right there to assist you with any of your needs. The wait staff for breakfast was pleasant and went above and beyond. Everything about the hotel was great.
The reason for only 4 stars is because we had an absolutely horrible experience with one of the bartenders on our last night. This was disheartening because it ruined our stay and I don’t think we’d ever return. On our last night, we stopped at the bar for a drink and to say hi to our favorite bartender, Russ!!! Right away Paul was short with us started making extremely rude comments to me. He continued to mutter things under his breath and was saying things to his fellow employees and customers. I confronted him and his response brought me to tears. He is not an employee I’d want working at my establishment. And after spending close to $1000 there, we won’t be returning.
We stayed weekend in downtown Atlanta and since we had an event at the Fox Theatre we chose this hotel due to location. It is a gorgeous hotel with charm and easy access to entertainment at The Fox Theatre. We had a room on 2nd floor with great view of street and The Fox which got to be a little loud after dark (if your in a room facing Peachtree Street. But overall worth it. Roof top view was great but wish there was more seating area. Front patio was great for people watching but felt like adding some rocking chairs would’ve made the “southern charm” a plus! Also wished they had “fixed” lighting in trees out front where half had missing bulbs or were not working at all. The little details like this would make it even more awesome. And several bar/restaurant within hotel. Valet parking was only $5 more than other local lots so I highly recommend doing valet ESPECIALLY if you have an event at The Fox Theatre. Overall the staff was very personable and friendly.
Nice food and incredibly beautiful, great views in the higher floors. Rooms are updated and clean. Fun artwork as Gone with the Wind crew stayed here for the opening. Environmentally friendly hotel except no recycling! 3 TVs in a 2 bedroom