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

Loews Atlanta
Loews Atlanta
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4.2
599 reviews
1065 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta
from $171
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Atlanta Downtown
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Atlanta Downtown
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3.5
534 reviews
111 Cone Street NW, Atlanta
from $114
DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta - Buckhead
DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta - Buckhead
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3.6
648 reviews
3342 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta
from $81
W Atlanta Midtown
W Atlanta Midtown
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2.9
1305 reviews
188 14th Street NE, Atlanta
from $125
Quality Hotel Downtown
Quality Hotel Downtown
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3.4
193 reviews
89 Luckie St, Atlanta
from $79
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
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3.7
2646 reviews
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta
from $109
Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
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4.1
124 reviews
3376 Peachtree Rd Ne, Atlanta
from $255
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Atlanta - Galleria
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Atlanta - Galleria
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3.7
1001 reviews
2780 Windy Ridge Parkway, Atlanta
from $80
La Quinta Inn Atlanta Midtown/Buckhead
La Quinta Inn Atlanta Midtown/Buckhead
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3.7
516 reviews
2535 Chantilly Dr Northeast, Atlanta
from $75
Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta
Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta
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3.3
934 reviews
2844 Cobb Parkway SE, Atlanta
from $89
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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