Atlanta is a leader in environmental sustainability, having an ordinance on the books that requires all newly constructed public buildings to be at minimum Silver LEED-certified. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is one of the most popular green building certification programs in the world. Atlanta's hospitality sector has, in recent years, taken a cue from the city: three of our Experts' Choice picks in the city — the Emory Conference Center Hotel, the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway, and the Hyatt House Atlanta/Cobb Galleria — are LEED-certified while another three are Green Seal-certified.
For the eco-conscious traveler to the heart of Georgia, you can't go wrong with any of these great hotels.
1615 Clifton Rd NE
With spacious, classically designed rooms, and sprawling lodge-like interiors, the upper-middle-range hotel provides a quiet, restorative respite that's close to ... the university.
210 Peachtree Street
You wouldn't expect a 73-story, 1,000-room hotel to be described as cozy, but that fits here.
2020 Convention Center Concourse
This upstart is currently the hottest option beside ATL, offering layovers, air crews and fly-in, fly-out conventioneers a principal address for gatherings at the GICC.
Ellis Hotel 81
176 Peachtree St NW
This renovated boutique hotel provides Southern hospitality in a restored 1913 historic landmark, and each of the rooms has pillow-top mattresses, flat-screen televisions, and Wi-Fi.
3595 Cumberland Blvd SE
Tourists and business travelers seeking a long-term stay will find plenty of comforts at the mid-range Hyatt house Atlanta/Cobb Galleria.
4736 Best Rd
The 500 guest rooms feature Westin's signature "heavenly bed" along with a flat-screen TV and Starbucks Coffee.