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 would say an overall good experience. Only two elevators and when busy - a bit of a wait. Spent three days and noticed body soap was out. I asked three days in a row to have it replaced - never done. I used shampoo instead. Staying in a “suite” and asking for assistance - odd that no one followed through. Nice place but even though people said it had southern charm - I didn’t see that. Clean. Nice. But nothing special.
You can see that this was once an elegant and impressive hotel. However, it is way past its halcyon days. Staff seem a little bored and disengaged. Our room was big, with a good size bed. Water pressure in the shower was very poor.It was fine for one night, but. I would not want to do two nights. We paid over 300 dollars, which is very expensive for what it is.
We booked this hotel for convenience to the Fox Theatre and the pictures looked amazing. This will not be a place we will stay again. The staff was not friendly, and they acted as if our questions were an annoyance. The room itself was small, and I am assuming the furniture was supposed to come across vintage but actually just looked like it needed to be replaced. There were only vending on two floors of this hotel which was extremely odd. I was surprised that you still had to pay for parking at this hotel. The shower itself needed to be replaced. Anyway, I hope whomever reads this understand my point. Just did not come close to living up to our expectations.