Last year I was in Atlanta to sit for some exams. I was looking for a quiet place to stay, and a friend of mine suggested that I stayed in Buckhead, which is an affluent area in northern Atlanta. I stayed at three different hotels in Buckhead, and in the following blog posts, I will tell you more about the hotels, where I stayed. First out is:
I stayed at InterContinental Buckhead twice, and it was the same nice lady that checked me in both times. We got to talk, and she asked me what brought me to Atlanta. When I told her about the exams, she upgraded me to a room on a higher floor, because she wanted to make sure that I got the peace and quiet I needed to study.
It was a wonderful hotel with a beautiful garden and a well-equipped gym. From the treadmills, you had a view of the busy Peachtree Road, and there were infused water and cold towels for your disposal. There was also an outdoor pool, but it was rather windy, when I was there, so I just went to have a look, but I did not go swimming.
I purchased access to the InterContinental Club Lounge, where they were serving complimentary breakfast each morning. Usually, lounge breakfast is very basic, but at the Club Lounge, you got a full breakfast with plenty of hot and cold items to choose among. The Club Lounge also hosted a daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary drinks and different kinds of snacks and small dishes. The lounge was open all day, so I sometimes went up there to study and grab a cup of coffee and a snack. I don’t recall the exact price, but lounge access was around $40 per day, which I think was a really good deal.
I also tried the breakfast at the hotel restaurant Southern Art twice, and it was nice. The buffet was rather small, but you got the feeling that all the items had been carefully selected, putting quality over quantity, and the food was really delicious. I did not have dinner at the restaurant, but I went to the Bourbon Bar (the hotel’s bar) a couple of times for a glass of red wine and flatbread. The hotel hosted a lot of events and conferences while I was there, and most nights during the week, the bar was very busy with what I assume were conference attendees and business travelers.
The room service worked really smoothly, and during my stay I managed to develop quite an addiction to the room service burger. One of the days, they had forgotten my order, but I had also forgotten about it myself, so I was pleasantly surprised, when they called me and told me that the burger was on the way, and it was free because of the delay.
InterContinental is situated on Peachtree Road on a stretch with a lot of other hotels. There is a Chick-fil-A and a Starbucks at Terminus a little further down the road, and in the other direction, a little longer walk away, you have endless shopping and dining opportunities at Lenox Square.
I had such a nice stay at InterContinental, and if I were ever to visit Buckhead again, InterContinental Buckhead would be my first choice.