Hotels near Grant Park
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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

Twelve Atlantic Station
Twelve Atlantic Station
361 Seventeen Street Northwest, Atlanta
from $299
Emory Conference Center Hotel
Emory Conference Center Hotel
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4.4
1615 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta
from $109
The Ellis Hotel on Peachtree
The Ellis Hotel on Peachtree
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3.9
176 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta
from $118
Embassy Suites Atlanta - Galleria
Embassy Suites Atlanta - Galleria
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4.3
2815 Akers Mill Rd SE, Atlanta
from $92
Embassy Suites Atlanta - Buckhead
Embassy Suites Atlanta - Buckhead
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3.9
3285 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta
from $114
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
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4.7
3434 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta
from $229
Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
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4.3
35 14th Street NE, Atlanta
from $125
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Atlanta Downtown
from $99
Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area
Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area
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4.1
2000 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta
from $95
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
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4.4
181 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta
from $159
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