Of Atlanta's three W properties, this is the best-located for tourism and nightlife, being situated a few blocks west of Piedmont Park, a few blocks south of the High Museum, within walking distance of Midtown's nightlife, and near MARTA and I-75/85 alike. Not so long ago it was a Sheraton tower, and rooms retain their old doors and proportions, but everything else was given a gutting in favor of that sleeked-up W style of charcoal furniture in hard lines and cream accents in softer contours. Beds are backed by large upholstered headboards, carpets and walls are covered in textured greys, and curved chaises are deposited by the floor-to-ceiling windows. In the bathroom (cube showers), bath products are by Bliss, which runs the in-house spa downstairs. While not a true luxury hotel, it makes you feel cool to stay here—cooler than many other hotels in Atlanta, a relentlessly businessy town—which is how it can stand to charge a slightly higher rate than its competition. The in-house restaurant, Trace, does Southern comfort foods (fried green tomatoes, fried chicken) just like nearly every restaurant in town, but here the twist is its ingredients are mostly locally sourced. On weekend evenings, an exclusive bar, Whiskey Park (one of the Gerber Group's many lounges for the W brand), is added to the amenities. The W also offers a free shuttle anywhere within 5 miles for a few hours in the morning and a few more around dinnertime.
W Atlanta - Midtown
188 14th St. NE
Our Rating Neighborhood Midtown Transportation MARTA: Arts Center Phone 404/892-6000 Prices Doubles from $258, covered parking $22 a day, valet $32 a day Units 466 Amenities 2 bars, lounge, restaurant, spa, fitness center, business center, outdoor pool, free local shuttle, Wi-Fi (fee) Web site W Atlanta - MidtownBook a Room Now
Map188 14th St. NE Atlanta
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