Atlanta’s Coolest Boutique Hotels
Atlanta’s hotel scene has some way to go, but these four unique boutiques are leading the pack. Whether you’re in town for a while or on a long layover, check out these Atlanta hotels for a fresh take on Southern hospitality.
Hotel Clermont: Housed in a 100-year-old brick building—with a notorious, long-running strip club in its underbelly—the 2018-opened Clermont is the most characterful historic hotel in town. A floral, retro-chic look fills the lobby, where you’re handed free PBR beer or prosecco before checking into stylish rooms adorned with local art. There’s a popular rooftop bar, lobby bar and cafe, but a meal at basement brasserie Tiny Lou’s shouldn’t be missed. (📷: @susannahleigh) Hotel Colee: There’s nothing ordinary about Hotel Colee, a new opening based in Buckhead. Interior designer Andrew Alford transformed the former W Buckhead into a whimsical, off-the-wall playground for trendy guests, from velvety mauve sofas in the lobby to the infinity pool terrace awash with bright colors. With a lively rooftop bar/club pumping until 3am on weekends, this hotel is shamelessly tailored for the restless spirit. Kimpton Sylvan: Opened in February 2021, this mid-century-themed hotel might already be an instant Atlanta classic. It’s all about nostalgic luxury: abstract geometric prints and a white marble fireplace in the lobby, and moss-colored accents in the rooms. Social options here are plenty: fancy, supperclub-inspired meals at The Betty, Willow Bar’s nook-filled gardens with a plant-forward menu, or hot-right-now rooftop bar St Julep. The Burgess: This family-run Buckhead boutique allows guests to “travel” the globe without leaving. From the modern rooms to the richly decorated lounge (“Mr B’s”, in homage to the hotelier’s Mt Everest-guiding father seen in framed photographs), the hotel is filled with worldly artwork connected to the owners. Their restaurant, Fia, dishes delectable wood-grilled flavors of the Meditteranean. For a special stay, spring for one of the eight nation-themed suites—two nights in “Fiji” or “Morocco” perhaps?