Atlanta Hotels with Scenic Balconies and Amazing Views
From the moment Atlanta architect John Portman built the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta’s skyline became one that was recognized and admired around the world. The skyline has changed over the years, but what hasn’t changed are Atlanta’s great hotels — like the Hyatt Regency and the Westin Peachtree Plaza — that offer rooms to admire the ever-evolving skyline. Whether your hotel room is in Midtown, Buckhead, Downtown or by the airport, there is always a room with a view — not to mention great patios, restaurants and bars to enjoy a meal and a drink as you look out and relax.
Here are some of our favorite hotels that offer extraordinary bird’s-eye views.
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is one of the city’s iconic hotels. You will delight in looking out your window and seeing the metro area unfold before your eyes. Another bonus is that more than 100 rooms have their own balconies, so you can step outside and hear the sounds of a bustling city below.
Loews Atlanta is a modern hotel with views of Midtown’s growing skyline as well as nearby Piedmont Park. Go to the Exhale Spa and look out over Peachtree Street while you’re sweating away on the treadmill.
Westin Peachtree Plaza
If you look up when you are at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, about the only thing you’ll see are birds and Delta Air Lines planes. That’s because the hotel, with 73 floors, is one of the tallest buildings in the city. You’ll see for miles. For a 360-degree view, go up to the 70th floor to the Sun Dial Restaurant, which is open for dinner Thursday through Saturdays. The Observation Deck and Lounge currently are closed.
Want a different sort of view? Head down to the modern boutique Kimpton Overland Hotel by the airport. The hotel overlooks the 1.6-mile driver development track at the Porsche Experience Center and the runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Enjoy handcrafted signature cocktails on the eighth floor at The Rooftop at The Overland where you will marvel at the panoramic views.
What once was a 1950s’ residential building has morphed into a mid-century style, chic hotel, Buckhead’s Kimpton Sylvan Hotel. This hotel offers great outdoor views from the rooms as well as the St. Julep rooftop bar (try the Le Classique corn dog with the St. Julep (Woodford Reserve, Giffard Menthe Pastille and mint) and the 6,300-square-foot courtyard, (don’t forget to order the cheese board and Aperol Spritz while sitting by the firepit).
We will neither confirm nor deny that we have gone into the Hilton Atlanta just to ride the glass elevator to the 30th floor up to Nikolai’s Roof. On the way up, look around and admire the southside city views. But, you don’t worry. Every room has a great view as well.
Four Seasons Atlanta
The Four Seasons has welcomed rock stars (Bruce Springsteen even worked out in the fitness center), movie stars and a variety of other celebrities, but what they all share with you and me are loving the great views from this Midtown hotel. The rooms offer splendid scenes, and the rooftop bar is among the best in town.
Hotel Colee used to be the W Hotel Buckhead. Even though the name has changed and the hotel underwent a multimillion dollar renovation, the glorious views are the same, including those from the fourth floor infinity pool and fitness center — and from Whiskey Blue, the rooftop patio bar.
The 1920s’ landmark Glenn Hotel has an amazing rooftop bar that overlooks Centennial Olympic Park, allowing you prime viewing of the SkyView Ferris wheel. The hotel, which is near State Farm Arena, features 11 floors, 110 rooms and 16 suites. We might sound as if we are bragging by saying that the SkyLounge at the Glenn has one of the best rooftop lounges in the world. So, we won’t brag. We’ll just point out that ABC said it was one of the top 23 Best Rooftop Lounges in the World.
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