Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Georgia – Review
The Four Seasons in Atlanta’s Midtown has something special going for it: an excellent location. Other than going to an event in Buckhead, I never had the need to retrieve my car from the valet. Within walking distance stand midtown’s office towers, enough good food to make anybody obese and venues ranging from the historic Fox Theater to nightclubs frequented by big name European DJs. Anything else one may need can be reached using the Marta subway, or if driving in the middle of the night, the interstate. A CrossFit gym is accessible by crossing just one street, and I went for a 5 kilometer run through Piedmont Park that managed to de-stress me from a “crisis” in New York.
Upon arrival, I was welcomed promptly and within five minutes was in my 19th floor room getting ready for the engagement I had in Buckhead that evening.
The immaculate room, a large deluxe city-view room, looked out to the north and west of the city, at a neighboring tower and the northwest Atlanta suburbs. It could have been brighter, and the energy-saving CFL light bulbs didn’t help at all, since the window covered only a third of the wall.
A high-definition television sat atop an elegant chest of drawers that hid an honor bar. Two chairs and a side table sat opposite the desk and in front of the window, the king-size bed was against the fourth wall. While the oversized dimensions of the room made it seem somewhat empty, it was supremely comfortable.
The elegant, if slightly dated, marble bathroom was reminiscent of many homes built in the 1990s. I liked the glass-enclosed shower, although the water pressure was inadequate and disappeared more than once. The separate bathtub was awkwardly high off the floor, and the toilet was quite low. Several spa products were displayed in the bathroom, not complimentary but available for purchase from the hotel’s spa.
The room connected to the Presidential Suite, with entry to it in a vestibule that could provide access to other neighboring rooms as well, which suggests that it could be used in a variety of combinations and would likely be well suited to a larger gathering or group. After looking at other parts of the hotel, I came away with the conclusion that other standard guest rooms were more comfortable and felt less empty, plus many had the view of the Atlanta skyline.