Hotels near Grant Park
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
- Saint Augustine
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

DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta - Emory Area
DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta - Emory Area
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3.3
476 reviews
2061 N. Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta
from $79
Comfort Inn Downtown South at Turner Field
Comfort Inn Downtown South at Turner Field
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3.5
1337 reviews
795 Pollard Boulevard, Atlanta
from $79
Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown
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3.8
731 reviews
330 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta
from $119
Embassy Suites Downtown at Centennial Olympic Park
Embassy Suites Downtown at Centennial Olympic Park
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3.7
786 reviews
267 Marietta St Nw, Atlanta
from $113
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
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3.8
776 reviews
3405 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta
from $109
InterContinental Buckhead
InterContinental Buckhead
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4.0
1766 reviews
3315 Peachtree Rd Ne, Atlanta
from $122
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Atlanta/Buckhead
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Atlanta/Buckhead
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4.0
601 reviews
3092 Piedmont Road Northeast, Atlanta
from $84
Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown
Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown
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3.5
960 reviews
683 Peachtree St, Atlanta
from $116
Hampton Inn Atlanta Buckhead
Hampton Inn Atlanta Buckhead
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3.4
488 reviews
3398 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta
from $84
Hampton Inn Atlanta-Georgia Tech-Downtown
Hampton Inn Atlanta-Georgia Tech-Downtown
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4.0
411 reviews
244 North Ave Nw, Atlanta
from $99
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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