Where to Stay in Atlanta
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ATLANTA Located around the corner from the Center for Puppetry Arts and other attractions, this midtown hotel offers five-star luxury and excellent views, plus pint-size bathrobes, milk and cookies, and other extras for kids. Rates average $360 per night. 75 Fourteenth St.; 404-881-9898; www.fourseasons.com/atlanta.
EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL AT CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK This contemporary, all-suite hotel overlooks the park and positions families within walking distance of the Imagine It! children's museum. Rates range from $119 to $329 per night. 267 Marietta St.; 404-223-2300; www.atlantacentennialpark.embsuites.com.
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT ATLANTA DOWNTOWN A low-cost hotel option downtown, the Courtyard by Marriott boasts an outdoor swimming pool for family fun. Rates run from $89 to $189. 175 Piedmont Ave. NE; 404-659-2727; www.marriott.com/atlcd.
MARRIOTT STONE MOUNTAIN INN A replica of a 19th-century plantation house, this historic inn is located inside Stone Mountain Park, a popular destination for families. The large guest rooms, some of which open onto a central courtyard, include refrigerators. Rates average $135 per night. 1058 Robert E. Lee Dr., Stone Mountain; 770-469-3311; www.marriott.com.
DOUBLETREE GUEST SUITES ATLANTA PERIMETER Located near the perimeter (Atlantaspeak for the dividing line between the city and the suburbs), the Doubletree is reasonably priced and well located for treks both north and south. Starting rate is $99 per night. 6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. NE; 770-668-0808; www.doubletreeatlanta.com.
Copyright © 2005. Reprinted with permission from the May 2005 issue of Child magazine.