Hotels near Grant Park
“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
- Lawrence Durrell
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

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center
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3.6
808 reviews
1501 Lake Hearn Dr NE, Atlanta
from $89
Twelve Atlantic Station
Twelve Atlantic Station
361 Seventeen Street Northwest, Atlanta
from $299
Hampton Inn Atlanta-Georgia Tech-Downtown
Hampton Inn Atlanta-Georgia Tech-Downtown
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4.1
395 reviews
244 North Ave Nw, Atlanta
from $89
Regency Suites Hotel
Regency Suites Hotel
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3.9
464 reviews
975 W Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta
from $118
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
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3.8
1328 reviews
275 Baker St Nw, Atlanta
from $118
Embassy Suites Atlanta - Galleria
Embassy Suites Atlanta - Galleria
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3.8
730 reviews
2815 Akers Mill Rd SE, Atlanta
from $92
Hilton Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
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3.5
6316 reviews
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta
from $119
InterContinental Buckhead
InterContinental Buckhead
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4.0
1716 reviews
3315 Peachtree Rd Ne, Atlanta
from $144
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
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3.9
769 reviews
800 Spring St Nw, Atlanta
from $98
Emory Conference Center Hotel
Emory Conference Center Hotel
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4.0
664 reviews
1615 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta
from $121
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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