What are the best places to stay in Atlanta?

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If you're planning a trip to Atlanta, you'll have plenty of luxurious hotel options. Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta is your best bet in Midtown. Just blocks from popular Piedmont Park — not to mention a wealth of restaurants, shops, museums and theaters — the luxury hotel occupies the first 19 floors of a sleek 50-story tower and treats you to a state-of-the-art fitness center and Four-Star restaurant Park 75.

Five miles up Peachtree Road, Atlanta’s tony Buckhead neighborhood is a mecca for top-tier hotels. Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead fills its prestigious address with a warm and inviting atmosphere — and is just steps from the city’s famed Lenox Square shopping area. Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotels Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, InterContinental Buckhead and The St. Regis Atlanta are additional options nearby, each with its own unique charms and amenities. The English garden at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, will make you feel far from city limits. InterContinental Buckhead boasts a restaurant from celebrity chef Art Smith. And The St. Regis Atlanta’s signature butlers are available 24/7 on their BlackBerries.

Downtown Atlanta, home to attractions like the Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park, is also home to The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta and Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel TWELVE Centennial Park. Both are luxurious respites from the busy streets below.

If you’d like to spend one night of your trip away from the city lights, head for the hills — we recommend Barnsley Gardens Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills or Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee.

Sarah Gleim

Two neighborhoods put you close to Atlanta’s most popular tourist attractions, Midtown and Buckhead, and both are home to some of the city's best hotels.

Check in to the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta and you'll be right in the heart of Buckhead. This Four-Star hotel designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern is built of limestone and cast stone, and soars 42 stories above Peachtree Road, making it the tallest hotel in the neighborhood. A staff of professionally trained butlers, each of whom is assigned to specific guests, caters to your every need in the comfortably appointed rooms decked out in modern furnishings and marble baths.

Also in Buckhead, you’ll find the Four-Star St. Regis Atlanta, the InterContinental Buckhead and the Four-Star Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The rooms at the Ritz feature antique furnishings and sublime amenities, including pillow-top mattresses and flat-screen TVs, in addition to bay windows that showcase views of the downtown skyline. Of course, it's hard to beat the 40,000-square-foot pool piazza at the St. Regis, and the hotel is known for its renowned butler service. But if you're a fan of bourbon, nothing compares to Southern Art and Bourbon Bar at the InterContinental Buckhead. The hip spot specializes in small-batch, American bourbons and exudes Southern charm.

The Five-Star Four Seasons Atlanta is a landmark in Midtown. Staying here puts you close to the historic Fox Theatre, Atlantic Station (a mixed-used shopping and dining destination) and steps away from Piedmont Park, one of the city's green spaces. Well-suited for both business and leisure travelers, this luxury hotel offers fine accommodations and flawless, intuitive service. And the cuisine at the hotel's Four-Star Park 75 restaurant earns praise from locals and hotel guests alike.

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