Relax with a holiday drink at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown. (📷 Renaissance Atlanta Midtown)

Believe it or not, Santa makes a special visit to the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta.

After ice skating at the rink at the St. Regis Hotel Atlanta, enjoy a hot beverage.

Who doesn't want a hug from Santa? They are available at the Inn at Serenbe -- along with an incredible holiday feast.

Here are the Best Places to Stay on Christmas Day in Atlanta

Christmas is a time of presents around the tree, cookies baking in the oven and peace on earth.

Well, maybe not so fast. With all the shopping, gift wrapping, cooking and family descending on you, peace may not be the best word. How about chaos? Yes, sometimes it’s your turn to visit family, and staying in the hotel will make the visit more peaceful and pleasant.

Also, Christmas is the perfect time for a staycation where you can enjoy Atlanta’s holiday spirit while you let one of our amazing hotels do the cooking and cleaning while you enjoy the amenities, indulge in the Christmas dinner, order room service and binge watch rom coms. And, if you eat too much, there’s always the fitness center.

Here are several hotels that will make your Christmas merrier, whether you’re visiting or are an Atlanta local in need of a staycation location:

Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications. 

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