Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

6 Hotels Near Georgia Aquarium for Your Next Big City Adventure

You want to take in the attractions of Downtown Atlanta, and you need a place to stay. Of course, you want to be as close as possible to the world’s largest aquarium! We’ve collected six great hotels near Georgia Aquarium whether you're bringing family or traveling as a couple. We've even got an option for your pup.

Regardless of which selection you make, be sure to ask the concierge about deals on Georgia Aquarium tickets. Aquarium Preferred Hotels include General Admission "Anytime" tickets with their hotel packages. As always, the General Admission ticket includes admission to the dolphin and sea lion performances.

The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

Ritz-Carlton kids check in area in Atlanta. Photo by Lesli Peterson

Ritz-Carlton is always tops when traveling with children, and the downtown location is no exception. During those moments that you aren't watching the whale sharks or marching with the penguins at Georgia Aquarium, the Ritz-Kids program will keep them occupied. Remember, it's always FREE with your stay.

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Sheraton in Atlanta

In addition to the great downtown location and comfortable rooms, families will love the indoor pool at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. It's located in the center of the hotel in a courtyard with lush greenery and old-world wrought iron detailing. Visiting while the weather is warm? The entire roof retracts, allowing you to take in some vitamin D. Ask for a deluxe room, illuminated by natural light, and overlook the pool or the garden courtyard.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park

Embassy Suites at Centennial Park in Atlanta

The two-room suites at Embassy Suites make it easy to travel with kids, as does the free breakfast buffet. Their additional amenities help create a smooth after-hours transition, also. Play in the heated rooftop pool to get the wiggles out, then head to the lobby from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mom and Dad can enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks while the kids chill out in the Family Friendly Zone with coloring books and toys.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Photo courtesy Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Hyatt Regency offers a consistently high level of customer service, elegant suites, and delicious food and drink. Yes, you can feel comfortable bringing the family, but it's also superb for couples. Splurge on the Crown Suite for an elegant stay, and top off your aquarium visit with dinner at Polaris. This rotating restaurant is perched atop the hotel, and the food is unmatched.

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown

Glass staircase at the Hotel Indigo Downtown Atlanta

Another option better suited for couples is downtown's Hotel Indigo, which sits within a building designed by renowned architect John Portman. Each Hotel Indigo is distinct, and this location boasts post-modern décor that extends from the glass circular staircase in the lobby to the minimalist magic of the rooms. It sits adjacent to Peachtree Center MARTA station, making travel convenient. Plus, Fido is always welcome.

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown

Rooftop pool at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown

Book either a basic room or multiroom suite at Hilton Garden Inn via the Family Fun Package, which includes breakfast and premium Wi-Fi. Regardless of the season, be sure to pack a swimsuit. During warm weather, the rooftop pool is open, and the indoor swimming area is always available.


Lesli Peterson is Georgia’s official Family Explorer. Find more of her family-friendly tips and trip ideas on ExploreGeorgia.org, and visit 365AtlantaFamily.com for more itineraries and money-saving tips. 

Published: August 2017
Written by: Lesli Peterson