Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we review properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you're planning a trip and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our top picks for value in Atlanta, and get inspired!
This 102-room boutique in Midtown Atlanta blends some of its original 1920's Spanish architecture with modern, stylish interior decor. The Artmore's garden courtyard, with brown wicker lounge chairs and a stone fountain, is a highlight, and offers shelter from the city's hubbub. Rooms are upscale, with bright decor in shades of red, white, and cream, and come with up-to-date technology: flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel lacks an on-site restaurant and pool, and you'll have to drive to see the sites in Downtown Atlanta, but rates tend to be very reasonable for a property of this quality.
The Hyatt Place Atlanta's lobby is best described as "Starbucks chic," with warm colors and a prominent 24-hour cafe. Rooms are large and contemporary (if not quite stylish) and all have separate living areas and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. The Buckhead location is convenient for travelers with business in the area, and freebies (breakfast, Wi-Fi, self-parking) add value -- but it's far (10 minutes by car) from popular tourist attractions.
The Atlanta Marriott Downtown is in many ways a typical chain hotel -- albeit one with extensive amenities, including an outdoor pool, a large, sleek fitness center, and a convenience store in the lobby. The rooms feel a tad crowded, but have warm colors and comfy beds, and for a hotel with such a great location -- right by sites such as Centennial Olympic Park and the restaurants on Peachtree Road -- rates are reasonable.