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
Definitely a historic landmark. Their website states "...Grand Dame of Atlanta, a 20th century Beaux-Arts beauty...' which pretty much sums it up. Clean rooms, a bit of evidence of many coats of paint on some of the trim, which add to the charm after all the old girl was built in 1911. Would definitely stay here if I was attending an event at the Fox Theater which is across the street.
I’m visiting Atlanta on a business trip and we were originally pleased with our choice. The hotel is picturesque, but the service is poor. I’m in a suite with a living room and separate bed room. Not a cheap room, but adequate.
There is, much to my surprise, no bath. Only a standing shower with what appears to be the cheapest shower head sold at Home Depot. The water pressure fluctuates wildly depending on who else is using water at the moment, so the shower is pretty awful.
The valet parking situation is really inadequate. I’m here on business so I need to be certain places at certain times. When I call down to have my car brought around they inform me “we don’t do that. You need to bring your card down”. For anybody who has had hotels park cars, that means a lot of time wasted standing in a hotel lobby. The problem is there is never anyone doing valet. Last time I needed my car I waster 35 minutes between when I asked for my car and when i actually drove away. That’s happening every day while I’m here and I’m sick of it.
The people at the front desk seem flummoxed and constantly unprepared for whatever you need from them. They never know if there’s a valet on duty. One of the elevators needs card key access but the other one doesn’t?? Strangest thing I’ve ever seen and kind of misses the point of having security in the hotel.
I left to go work in the morning with the “please clean” sign up. I returned at 2:30pm and found it just the way I left it. There’s not minibar in the room so don’t expect to sneak a snack or a drink.
The Georgian Terrace is “Home away from Home”...from the time Anthony, Calvin or any of the other great Bell Guys open our car door upon arrival; Diana serves us at Livingston’s for dinner; we walk across the street to the Fox Theater for a play; have a night cap at Edgar’s after the play; retire to our luxurious room; have a delicious brunch; & then head back home...the staff of The Georgian Terrace is THE BEST!
This is the third time my husband and I have stayed at The Georgian Terrace Hotel. We love to rent a suite with a kitchen so we can make our drinks. This time we stayed in room 511 and the layout was strange because the kitchen was a separate room. The last two times we had a kitchen that was open to the living room area. I could tell that they have upgraded the bathroom and it was beautiful. I really enjoy the location and beauty of this hotel.
We had an exceptional stay everything and everyone was soooooo nice from when we pulled up to checking in our stay was just great ! One of the bell hop Anthony I believe even sang to my Mom !!! We will return!!!