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Do you live in Buckhead and want to get away for a night or weekend but aren’t prepared for a long flight or drive? Many of those who own Buckhead luxury homes know they already live in one of the best areas in the country, but they still crave a change of scenery to recharge their batteries and bring a little variety to their lives. If this sounds like you, you may find that taking a little staycation right in your own neighborhood is the best solution. Fortunately, there are a variety of unique hotels in the Buckhead area that are ideal for a one- to two-night getaway without ever having to leave town. Here are some of the finest.
Often referred to as the crown jewel of the Buckhead area, this AAA Five Diamond hotel has 151 guest rooms, including 31 luxury suites complete with butler service. If you don’t care to leave the hotel during your staycation (and why would you?), you can indulge in afternoon tea in Astor Court. Choose from a selection of petite sandwiches, pastries, and baked scones, or have a fine dining experience at Atlas, which has a menu that is inspired by the hotel’s partnerships with local farms. You can also pamper yourself with a facial, massage, or body treatment at the spa or relax by the tranquil pool with a glass of crisp wine or adult snow cone.
2. The WhitleyThe newly renovated Whitley is the perfect combination of old-world elegance with new-world style and convenience. It is ideal for those who want a quick yet still luxurious getaway. Guests of the hotel are treated to amenities like in-suite massages, rooms with sweeping views of the city, and sumptuous walk-in showers. They can dine at the Trade Root Restaurant & Lounge for the ultimate Southern fare, get a body scrub at the spa, step outside of the hotel to experience the shops at Buckhead Village District, or eat at one of the many nearby bistros and or cafes.
Does laying out by a saltwater pool and sipping on your choice of 70 hand-selected types of bourbon sound like your ideal getaway? If so, put the Intercontinental on your list of local hotels to spend your staycation. When you stay at this iconic hotel, you can de-stress in the leather-lined Bourbon Bar, read a book by the heated saltwater pool while sipping a cocktail, or have a chef-created meal delivered right to your room. The hotel is also home to Jurlique Spa, one of the premier spas in the city.
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4. Wylie HotelA boutique hotel with a regal legacy is the perfect location for a night or two away for those who live in Buckhead luxury homes. You can’t do better than the charming Wylie Hotel. Located in the Old Fourth Ward, the Wylie Hotel started out as the 551 Ponce de Leon Hotel. It has been the home to Mrs. P’s Tea Room, Atlanta’s first drag bar, and the MJQ nightclub. Guests of the Wylie can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen, grab a bite or drink at the Parlor Bar, or just relax in the well-appointed rooms that offer luxurious bath products and stocked pantries.
Get away from the ordinary when you book a stay at The Burgess Hotel, a boutique lodging option that is full of custom furniture, found objects from around the world, and original artwork. This small hotel has 102 rooms and several dining options, which include the tapas restaurant Le Jardin and Mediterranean eatery Fia Restaurant. Guests can also unwind in The Library with a cold-pressed juice or glass of bourbon, indulge in a craft cocktail in Mr. B., or simply take in the eclectic appointments in their one-of-a-kind rooms.
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6. Hotel ColeeColorful and modern, the Hotel Colee is full of eye-catching elements, such as locally made art, plush window seats, and distinctively patterned furniture. The rooftop infinity pool and bar is the perfect spot for a getaway date night after indulging in cuisine from one of the nearby restaurants (we recommend St. Cecilia for the cold water oysters or South City Kitchen for their braised lamb neck and collard greens.)
Time spent near Buckhead is incomplete until you book a stay at the grande dame of Atlanta: The Georgian Terrace. This historic hotel, built-in 1911, hosted the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” and is the ultimate in Southern luxury. Guests can swim in the rooftop pool while taking in unparalleled city views, dine at the Livingston Restaurant + Bar, or just relax under the chandeliers and count themselves among the hotel’s revered guests, which have included F. Scott Fitzgerald and President Calvin Coolidge.
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A new boutique hotel in Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the Epicurean will appeal to owners of anyone who love the good life. The hotel boasts on-site cooking classes, a rooftop grill that encompasses a full acre, and a chef-driven fine dining restaurant, Reverence, which promises to deliver meal guests will remember for years to come. Complete the experience with a relaxing afternoon in a climate-controlled poolside cabana or an indulgent spa treatment aimed at soothing the body and soul.
Whether you want to get away for an evening or a long weekend, there are plenty of fantastic options for a staycation near Buckhead. If you would like more suggestions on fabulous places to visit in the area, reach out to trusted Buckhead real estate professional Kelly Boudreau. She’d be happy to help.