Hotels near Grant Park
“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike.”
- John Steinbeck
You only really need three reasons to visit Grant Park: lions, gorillas, and (oh yes) giant pandas. After a circus went bankrupt in Atlanta in 1889, the exotic animals were donated to the city and moved to vast Grant Park for safekeeping. Crowds flocked there to see the lions and camels, and Zoo Atlanta was born. As if pandas and 1,300 other rare beasts aren't enough, there's human history to explore here too. Grant Park's vintage 1929 Cyclorama is a 358-foot painted diorama that gradually reveals the dramatic story of the 1864 Battle of Atlanta. Few buildings survived the burning of Atlanta ordered by General Sherman, but Atlanta rebuilt rapidly and in grand style around Grant Park. Grant Park Historic District has Atlanta's oldest surviving homes, including lacy Queen Annes and hand-carved Craftsman bungalows along Grant Street. The city's oldest burial ground is just north of Grant Park at gargoyle-bedecked Oakland Cemetery, with a fan shrine for golf legend Bobby Jones and special sections for Jewish Atlantans, Confederate soldiers, and slaves. Afterwards, contemplate the great beyond over catfish and beer at neighboring Six Feet Under bar and grill, and enjoy an Octane coffee pour-over strong enough to wake the dead.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Grant Park

Hampton Inn Atlanta-Georgia Tech-Downtown
Hampton Inn Atlanta-Georgia Tech-Downtown
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4.0
395 reviews
244 North Ave Nw, Atlanta
from $109
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
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3.8
1312 reviews
275 Baker St Nw, Atlanta
from $118
Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech
Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech
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3.5
63 reviews
1041 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta
from $169
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
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3.6
1495 reviews
200 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta
from $99
Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta
Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta
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3.4
967 reviews
2844 Cobb Parkway SE, Atlanta
from $92
Motel 6 Atlanta Downtown
Motel 6 Atlanta Downtown
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3.0
870 reviews
311 Courtland Street NE 75 South Exit # 249, Atlanta
from $65
La Quinta Inn Atlanta Midtown/Buckhead
La Quinta Inn Atlanta Midtown/Buckhead
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3.6
506 reviews
2535 Chantilly Dr Northeast, Atlanta
from $75
Castleberry Inn & Suites
Castleberry Inn & Suites
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3.1
1213 reviews
186 Northside Dr Sw, Atlanta
from $84
Embassy Suites Downtown at Centennial Olympic Park
Embassy Suites Downtown at Centennial Olympic Park
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3.7
775 reviews
267 Marietta St Nw, Atlanta
from $113
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Atlanta Downtown
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Atlanta Downtown
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3.8
539 reviews
111 Cone Street NW, Atlanta
from $116
More About Hotels near Grant Park...

You only really need three reasons to visit Grant Park: lions, gorillas, and (oh yes) giant pandas. After a circus went bankrupt in Atlanta in 1889, the exotic animals were donated to the city and moved to vast Grant Park for safekeeping. Crowds flocked there to see the lions and camels, and Zoo Atlanta was born. As if pandas and 1,300 other rare beasts aren't enough, there's human history to explore here too. Grant Park's vintage 1929 Cyclorama is a 358-foot painted diorama that gradually reveals the dramatic story of the 1864 Battle of Atlanta. Few buildings survived the burning of Atlanta ordered by General Sherman, but Atlanta rebuilt rapidly and in grand style around Grant Park. Grant Park Historic District has Atlanta's oldest surviving homes, including lacy Queen Annes and hand-carved Craftsman bungalows along Grant Street. The city's oldest burial ground is just north of Grant Park at gargoyle-bedecked Oakland Cemetery, with a fan shrine for golf legend Bobby Jones and special sections for Jewish Atlantans, Confederate soldiers, and slaves. Afterwards, contemplate the great beyond over catfish and beer at neighboring Six Feet Under bar and grill, and enjoy an Octane coffee pour-over strong enough to wake the dead.

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