Hotels near Sweat Mountain
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The Atlanta Landmark, Sweat Mountain, is a low mountain in Cobb County in the suburbs north of Atlanta. Its official elevation is 1,688 feet above sea level. This popular landmark can be seen from nearby hotels, including Hotel Capitol Park Atlanta, the Hilton Atlanta, and the Omni Hotel at CNN Center.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Sweat Mountain

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
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8.2
Excellent
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta
from $99
Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
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8.4
Excellent
267 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta
from $113
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Atlanta - Galleria
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Atlanta - Galleria
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8.7
Excellent
2780 Windy Ridge Parkway, Atlanta
from $80
W Atlanta Downtown
W Atlanta Downtown
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8.2
Excellent
45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW, Atlanta
from $151
Budgetel Inn & Suites
Budgetel Inn & Suites
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4.1
Fair
140 Pine St Ne, Atlanta
from $55
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
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8.4
Excellent
100 CNN Center, Atlanta
from $84
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
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8.4
Excellent
275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta
from $109
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
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8.9
Excellent
3391 Peachtree Rd Ne, Atlanta
from $125
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
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9.2
Excellent
75 14th St NE, Atlanta
from $199
Loews Atlanta Hotel
Loews Atlanta Hotel
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9.0
Excellent
1065 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta
from $209
More About Hotels near Sweat Mountain...

Antenna Farm on top of Sweat Mountain

Though Kennesaw Mountain serves as the highest peak in the county, both Kennesaw and Stone Mountain are protected parks. This makes Sweat Mountain the logical place for radio transmitters, towers, and antennas for amateur radio, cellphones, broadcasting, and pagers to be installed. In fact, this huge antenna farm in conjunction with the many houses in the area, ruin the view of the mountain from surrounding locations including southeast Cherokee, northeast Cobb, and western Roswell. This, of course, means that views from the hotels in these areas also suffer.

Historical Points Regarding the Sweat Mountain Area

A lake off Mountain Road served as a meeting place for a musical festival held back in the early 1970s.

Though it did much worse damage to nearby areas, in 2006 a F1 tornado grazed the South side of Sweat Mountain causing some minor damage to surrounding homes.

The Mountain View Area

The Mountain View Area received its name because of the view it has of Sweat Mountain. The name has also been applied to the Cobb County Public Library System's Mountain View Library, the Mountain View Aquatics Center, the Chattahoochee Tech Mountain View Campus, and the Mountain View Elementary School.

Development of the Area

In the 1990s the community grew from a forest into strip malls and parking lots. The original center of the town (the intersection of Sandy Plains Road and Shallowford Road) transformed from two-lane streets to four-lane divided arterial highways.

Gordy Parkway rose up as a near-circle community with hundreds of homes west of Sandy Plains Road. The Frank Gordy family, owner of The Varsity, owned most of the land in this area. They donated to the county part of the property where now sits the one-building Chattahoochee tech campus and the state technical college.

Through the years, three of the original stores in the area changed occupants. Kmart became the Home Depot, the Drug Emporium became the Office Depot, and Harris Teeter is now a Kroger. Land development has also led to a multi-screen movie theater.

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