$ Under $150
$$$ Over $250
Most Dramatic Lobby: After undergoing an extensive renovation, the dramatic 47-story atrium at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis ($$$, 265 Peachtree Center Ave., 404/521-0000, www.marriott.com ) has never looked better.
Best Boutique Hotel: The plush Glenn Hotel ($$, 110 Marietta St., 404/521-2250, www.glennhotel.com ) in a historic former office building Downtown is one of the city’s most buzzed-about properties.
Best Spot for Sports Fans: The Omni Hotel at CNN Center ($$, 100 CNN Center, 404/659-0000, www.omnihotels.com ) connects to Philips Arena (home of the Hawks and the Thrashers) and is an easy walk to the Georgia Dome (home of the Falcons) and a short MARTA ride to Turner Field (home of the Braves).
Best Pool: Twelve Hotel Centennial Park ($$, 400 W. Peachtree St., 404/418-1212, www.twelvehotels.com ) wows guests with a large and comfortable pool deck that offers striking views of the Atlanta skyline.
Best Hotel for Kids: With plenty of room for the family to spread out, Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park ($$, 267 Marietta St., 404/223-2300, www.atlantacentennialpark.embassysuites.com ) is convenient to some of the city’s main kid-friendly attractions, including the Georgia Aquarium and Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta.
Best Place to Film a Music Video: It’s hard not to feel like a rock star while staying at the fresh and sexy W Atlanta Midtown ($$, 188 14th St., 404/892-6000, www.whotels.com/atlantamidtown ).
Best 24-Hour Fine Dining: The flashy InterContinental Buckhead ($$$, 3315 Peachtree Rd., 404/946-9000, www.ichotelsgroup.com ) features an excellent French brasserie, Au Pied de Cochon, which never closes.
Most Charming Bargain Hotel: It’ll never be known as the most lavish property in town, but the Highland Inn ($, 644 N. Highland Ave., 404/874-5756, www.thehighlandinn.com ) is a lovely intersection of genuine character and reasonable rates.