Visiting Atlanta for work or pleasure? Many of the hotels in downtown Atlanta are near MARTA train stations, which makes it easy to take transit from the airport or walk from one of the many hotels to the rail line. Explore the list below of the highest-rated hotels near MARTA if you’re looking for an easy commute and quality accommodations.
Right on Peachtree Street in the bustling Peachtree Center area, the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta is a luxury hotel with a fine dining restaurant, coffee shop, fitness center and business center. It’s a short walk to the Peachtree Center MARTA station and the Atlanta Streetcar, or stroll a little further to Centennial Olympic Park, The Tabernacle, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and more. It’s a great hotel for luxury service and proximity to both downtown Atlanta businesses and attractions.
2. Hyatt Regency
Also on Peachtree Street and next to the Peachtree Center MARTA station, the Hyatt Regency is one of the John Portman hotels. A unique feature is the newly reopened and rotating Polaris lounge and restaurant in a blue dome at the top of the building. It’s more affordable than the Ritz-Carlton and perks including three restaurants, seasonal outdoor pool and free WiFi. The hotel is also family-friendly and has suite options and conference rooms.
3. Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown
The Hampton Inn & Suites is in between Peachtree Street and Centennial Olympic Park in the Fairlie Poplar Historic District. You’ll love this hotel if you enjoy historic buildings and free perks. The hotel stay includes free hot breakfast, free WiFi, business center and fitness center. Good for families and business travelers, Hampton Inn & Suites is centrally-located near many attractions and businesses.
4. Omni Hotel at CNN Center
Full of conference and meeting space, the Omni hotel in downtown Atlanta is connected to the CNN Center and is next to Philips Arena, the Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park and the College Football Hall of Fame. The Dome MARTA station on the blue and green rail line is also a short walk away, but if you’re traveling to or from the airport, a transfer is required at the Five Points station. Hotel amenities include three restaurants, outdoor pool and a full-service spa. Pets under 25 lbs are also allowed.
5. Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
Just down the street from the Omni, the Hilton Garden Inn is an attractive hotel next to Centennial Olympic Park and the Georgia Aquarium, though the MARTA commute requires a train transfer and a longer walk than the above hotels. Hotel amenities include an indoor and outdoor pool, free Wifi and restaurant (Legal Sea Foods). The hotel is great for families and is in a quieter part of downtown Atlanta.
6. W Atlanta Downtown
For a trendy place to stay, the W Atlanta Downtown hotel is a short walk from the Civic Center MARTA station. There’s a direct connection to and from the airport on MARTA rail, an upper-floor outdoor pool, swanky lounge, BLT Steak restaurant and childcare services. Nearby attractions include the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park.
7. Hyatt Place
Hyatt Place Downtown Atlanta is an affordable hotel near the Civic Center MARTA station and the Megabus. Pets are allowed, and other hotel perks include free WiFi, fitness center and laundry service. Nearby destinations include one of the few restaurants in downtown Atlanta with a patio (Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery), National Center for Civil and Human Rights, World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium.
8. Glenn Hotel
Two words: rooftop bar. The Glenn Hotel has one of the best panoramic views of the Atlanta skyline from the SkyLounge to complement your stay in the historic building near Philips Arena, CNN Center, Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park and the Dome MARTA station. Hotel amenities include free WiFi, business center and fitness center. No tubs, though! We recommend this hotel for couples and business travelers.
9. Westin Peachtree Plaza
One of the tallest hotels in downtown Atlanta, the Westin Peachtree Plaza is a conference hotel with a rotating bar and restaurant at the top of the building. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is a short walk away as well as attractions including the Atlanta Streetcar, Skyview and Centennial Olympic Park. Enjoy the indoor pool, spa service and 24-hour fitness center during your stay.
10. Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown
Last on the top 10 list is Residence Inn. It is in a more urban part of downtown Atlanta near the Peachtree Center MARTA station, Georgia State University and the Fairlie Poplar Historic District. There’s extended stay options at this hotel, which is in a restored historic building. The diner next door provides 24-hour room service and other amenities include free breakfast, suites and laundry service.