Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast
923 Piedmont Ave., Midtown
A stone’s throw from the Fox Theater in Midtown, Stonehurst is a restored, 19th-century residence with six guestrooms. Rooms are surprisingly modern, done up in a neutral palette; some feature a working fireplace. The main wraparound porch is a highlight, particularly scenic given the Stonehurst’s perch on a tree-lined block, and the homemade pastries at breakfast are worth indulging in seconds.
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Rd., Buckhead
Situated in Buckhead opposite Lenox Square (read: in close proximity to much of the city’s high-end shopping and fancier restaurants) this Ritz has a classic, grand lobby with gilded-frame paintings and dark wood. Upstairs, the guest rooms are light-filled and modern with mahogany floors, custom cabinetry, a walk-in shower and marble vanity. A wellness level, on the 9th floor, features decadent treatments like a honey and rose facial and a lavender body wrap. A rooftop, glass-encased Olympic-sized swimming pool is a great place to unwind in cooler months.
The St. Regis Atlanta
88 W. Paces Ferry Rd., Buckhead
The St. Regis in Atlanta is situated in Buckhead, conveniently walking distance from Whole Foods—in case you want to pick up some snacks for the room (or forgotten toiletries). The hotel has a grand lobby with a soaring ceiling, crystal chandelier, impressive, winding staircases—with a tea room, meeting spaces, restaurant (Atlas is great), and bar spinning off of it. Suites here are grandly appointed, as can be expected, and really generous on space, with particularly luxurious powder rooms. Their 40,000-square foot “Pool Piazza” is flanked by inviting red-and-white striped lounge chairs—and transformed into an ice skating rink for a few months of winter fun.
The Glenn Hotel
110 Marietta St., Downtown
The Glenn building—which was built in 1923—sat vacant in one of downtown Atlanta’s most vibrant districts until the Legacy Property Group initiated a major remodel in the early 2000s and turned the building into one of the city’s first (and still one of its only) boutique hotels. The rooms are spacious, many with views of Centennial park, and in addition to a great restaurant and cozy living room bar for casual drinks, there’s a rooftop bar that gets a big crowd on weekends.
Mandarin Oriental Atlanta
3376 Peachtree Rd., Buckhead
This grand Buckhead Hotel was originally a Rosewood, but it’s been under the operation of Mandarin Oriental since 2012. You’ll find all the amenities you’d expect at a Mandarin, including great service, comfy beds, and Asian-inflected decor, plus a cushy spa and a 60-foot indoor lap pool. While rooms on the building's exterior have gorgeous views of the city, the interior rooms look out onto a lovely courtyard garden—perfect for a stroll with your morning coffee.