5 Best Boutique Hotels in Atlanta

What's New — By Claudine Williams on November 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Photo By Mike Schinkel

If you are looking for a more unusual place to stay in Atlanta, consider one of the boutique hotels. Boutique hotels are usually a bit more personalized than some of the larger chains. A boutique hotel might have a particular theme based on its city or based on almost any other theme.

Midtown’s Hotel Indigo is one of my favorite boutique hotels in Atlanta, particularly for traveling with a pet. It’s one of the few boutique hotels that does not charge guests with pets. If you have an attention-seeking pet and you get hungry, you can easily walk to some of the restaurants, and possibly eat your meal on the patio with your pet. The Indigo is a perfect hotel for guests planning to attend performances at the Fox Theater. The theater is just a few steps away from the hotel. The Indigo has comfortable beds and the rooms are bright and cheerful. Ask for room on an upper level with a view of midtown.

The Mansion, located in Buckhead is a luxury boutique hotel with 127 rooms.  Because I am a fan with hotels with spas, I was thrilled to learn that the hotel has 29 Spa with massages, body treatments, and facials. I’m not alone in selecting the Mansion as a top boutique hotel in Atlanta. In 2010 it made the list of the Top 100 U.S. Hotels in Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards.

The Ellis hotel joins ranks of the five best boutique hotels in Atlanta. Located in a great area near the Georgia Aquarium, the Rialto theater, and the Coca-Cola Museum. The rooms have super-comfortable beds with pillow-top mattresses and the bathrooms  have granite countertops. You won’t want to get out of the shower when you feel the magic performed by the Kohler rain-shower head.

Visit the Glenn Hotel, and you’ll certainly want to return. It’s near Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center, and the Georgia Aquarium. The rooms have comfy ergonomic chairs and flat screen TVs. If you want to mingle or catch bit of fresh air, the rooftop bar has fabulous views of the city.

The Artmore Hotel, located in Midtown, is a restored 1924 building has rooms which include 37” televisions, Aveda products, refrigerators, and coffeemakers. Located near the art district, the hotel’s décor is natural and muted with earth tones with splashes of red. The bathrooms have rain showerheads and mini bars with snacks.