Buckhead, with its old money, shopping malls and business district, is a popular destination for tourists and business travelers. Many hotels in the area are a short walk away from either the Buckhead or Lenox MARTA stations, making Buckhead a good option for transit-friendly hotels that provide a short train ride to city attractions. If you’re deciding on where to stay, these five hotels make the top of the list based on reviews and proximity to MARTA.
1. Mandarin Oriental
One of the newer hotels in Buckhead, the Mandarin Oriental is a five-star hotel near the Buckhead MARTA station on the red line. Choose from rooms or suites and enjoy amenities including a free shuttle, indoor pool and spa. The hotel is child-friendly and is near Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza if shopping is on your list of things to do.
2. InterContinental Buckhead
Also near the Buckhead MARTA station, the InterContinental Buckhead hotel is across the street from several large office buildings (including Terminus) and near the Atlanta Financial Center. Perks include an outdoor pool, childcare services and health club. The popular Southern Art restaurant and Bourbon Bar are also highlights as well as nightly rates under $200. Walk to Lenox Square Mall or the rooftop lounge at the W hotel down the street.
3. Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
The Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead is situated almost exactly in between the Lenox and Buckhead MARTA stations, expanding train options for reaching the hotel on MARTA. Across from Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza, the hotel is in a prime location for shopping. Onsite amenities include a full-service spa, indoor pool and live jazz piano performances in the lounge. Many office buildings are nearby if you’re in town for business.
4. Grand Hyatt Buckhead
A high-rise hotel on Peachtree Road, the Grand Hyatt Buckhead is near the Buckhead MARTA station, office buildings and retail stores. Walk to Lenox Square Mall in about 10 minutes or enjoy the rooftop terrace, outdoor pool, free WiFi, fitness center or childcare services if you’re going out on the town. Daily rates start under $200, making this hotel a good deal.
5. JW Marriott
The JW Marriott in Buckhead is one of the closest hotels to MARTA. Across the street from the Lenox MARTA station and connected to Lenox Square Mall, this hotel is convenient in more than one way. It’s a great place for tourists who want a Buckhead location and easy access to trains as well as business travelers with work or meetings at Resurgens Plaza or Atlanta Plaza across the street. Phipps Plaza and the LEGOLAND Discovery Center is about a block away, or hop on the train for a 10-minute commute to the High Museum of Art and other attractions.