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Prime Buckhead location -- great for walking to restaurants and bars -- and also near MARTA transit system
Located in the center of Buckhead's commercial area, there are many restaurants, bars, and attractions a short walking distance from the InterContinental Buckhead. The closest MARTA transit station is less than a five minute walk away. Although this hotel isn't in downtown Atlanta, Buckhead feels quite urban with skyscrapers and busy streets.
About 15 minutes from downtown, Buckhead is an affluent area in uptown Atlanta with tree-lined streets, beautiful mansions, high-rise office buildings, and luxury hotels. It's Atlanta's third largest financial district, and draws tourists and locals with its upscale shops, restaurants, and bars. However, the lively nightlife scene here has died down a bit after an ordinance was passed requiring all bars to close by 2:30 a.m. The area is home to the Atlanta History Center, a 32-acre space with gardens, trails, a historic farm and mansion, and a museum.
The 422-room InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta is classic and elegant -- from the bright, grand lobby with fireplaces and marble columns to the upscale and comfortable rooms. Marble bathrooms in all rooms offer soaking tubs and separate showers, and upper-level rooms have great skyscraper views. The restaurant specializes in southern cuisine, and many restaurants and bars are in easy walking distance from the excellent Buckhead location. Close proximity to Lenox Square Mall and the MARTA transit system are convenient, but the medium-sized pool doesn't impress.