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Centrally located in the business district of Midtown Atlanta
The Four Seasons Atlanta is well-located for both city sights and dining, and highway access. Just two blocks from the nearest subway station, it is a convenient launching point for Atlanta's attractions though perhaps slightly farther from the tourist sites than some of its competitors. Still, it is surrounded by plenty of shops and restaurants, and gives guests easy access to everything Atlanta has to offer.
Located directly north of Downtown, Midtown feels like an extension of the financial district and also the opposite of it. Modern corporate buildings and renovated mansions share the same space in this somewhat eclectic area, also a hub for Atlanta's gay community. The Fox Theatre, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Piedmont Park, the Woodruff Arts Center, and the High Museum of Art, make this one of the top tourist areas in town -- but without the crowds and the traffic of Downtown.
The 244-room Four Seasons Atlanta certainly looks grand -- the exterior and entryway have the scale and decoration one would expect from a southern Four Seasons. The rooms, however, leave a bit to be desired. They are pleasant enough and have some of the bells and whistles expected at a property of this price point (down pillows, plush bathrobes, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks), but decor is generic and the bathrooms are quite small. Suites, however, are much more stylish, with luxurious beds and stunning views. The rest of the hotel, as well, is more in line with its five-pearl status: There's a lovely indoor saltwater lap pool with whirlpool and free poolside chilled towels, ice water, and Evian spritzes; a well-outfitted, modern fitness center; an acclaimed restaurant; and a full-service spa.