With its sleek mid-century modern design cues, award-winning on-site dining and drinking destinations, and the ability to safely walk to some of Buckhead’s best shopping, the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel is the perfect destination for a girls trip or a romantic weekend. go away. There is SO MUCH to eat, drink and do in and around the hotel, we wouldn’t want you to miss a thing – so we’ve put together the ultimate Kimpton Sylvan Weekend Itinerary.
The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel: THE place to stay in Atlanta right now
Located in the heart of Buckhead (aka “Beverly Hills of the South”), you might want to check in on a Friday to avoid the crowds and ensure you have enough time to explore the hotel and surrounding areas. A 1950s residential building converted into a boutique hotel, the Kimpton Sylvan greets guests upon arrival in an elegant and spacious lobby with ample seating, a cozy fireplace and a view of the Willow Bar, one of the many options of catering offered at the hotel.
Once you’ve checked in, head to your room to drop off your luggage. Each of Kimpton Sylvan’s 217 guest rooms includes super-soft Frette linens, Chromecast-equipped TVs, spacious desks, in-room yoga mat, and comfy Kimpton bathrobe. As an added touch, some rooms also offer apothecary bath potions as well as stunning views of the hotel pool and gardens.
After you get settled in, head to the lobby for the hotel’s evening social hour to mingle with other guests, or visit one of the three (yes, three!) On-site restaurants. The aforementioned Willow Bar is a great place to relax, as it is nestled in the hotel’s beautiful garden and offers herbal dishes and an extensive patio wine list. This cozy place offers everything from a delicious charcuterie board to oysters, fried chicken and more.
The Betty is a great dining option, offering breakfast and dinner. The space is decorated to resemble an old-fashioned 1950s dinner club and features craft cocktails, hearty pasta dishes, and other New American cuisine options.
For a nightcap, head to the hotel’s rooftop bar, St. Julep, which has been named “one of Atlanta’s best rooftops” by Atlanta eats, Yelp, and more. Not only does the bar offer panoramic views of the Atlanta skyline, the indoor / outdoor space provides guests with unique craft cocktails and fine bar fare like gourmet corndogs and soft ice cream with an optional alcoholic twist.
If you like to start your mornings with a dose of physical activity, be sure to stop by the Kimpton Sylvan’s on-site fitness center, which is open 24 hours a day and includes Peloton bikes and treadmills. Once you’ve finished your workout and are ready to start exploring, grab some fuel with the hotel’s morning coffee and tea service.
From the moment you leave the hotel, you are steps away from some of Buckhead’s best shopping and dining. In fact, you’re only two blocks from the Buckhead Village area, which offers some of the best shopping in the Southeast. The planned nine-acre mixed-use development includes stores like Billy Reid, Dior, Jimmy Choo and Warby Parker. Plus, if you get hungry on your shopping excursion, there are plenty of dining options including Shake Shack, Fadó Irish Pub, and Le Colonial.
SB TIP: If you prefer to explore the city on a bicycle, The Kimpton Sylvan also offers free PUBLIC bicycle rental to its guests.
Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza are also popular shopping destinations, and both malls are minutes from Kimpton Sylvan. The two shopping hotspots are home to more than 350 retailers, including Macy’s, Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, J. Crew and Saks Fifth Avenue. Additionally, Phipps Plaza offers the popular LEGOLAND Discovery Center attraction for kids.
In addition to shopping and dining, the surroundings of Kimpton Sylvan offer plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. After all, Atlanta is often referred to as the “City of Trees” and “the City in the Forest”. Nearby green spaces include PATH400 Greenway Trail, Chastain Park, Chattahoochee River, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Piedmont Park, and Stone Mountain Park. Of course, if you’d rather stay close to home, the hotel itself offers its own immersive gardens to explore.
Buckhead is also known for its rich artistic, musical and theatrical scenes. Just around the corner from Kimpton Sylvan, you’ll find the Buckhead Theater and the Cadence Bank Amphitheater in Chastain Park. (The popular TV series “The Walking Dead” is also famous for its sets around Atlanta, so you never know when you might meet a zombie!)
After a full day of exploring, it’s time to return to the Kimpton Sylvan and relax by the outdoor pool and social area. You can lounge in one of the nearby sun loungers and order a cocktail by the pool. And don’t forget to stay in the evening and watch the overhead lights twinkle above your head as you plan your last day in Buckhead.
On your last day at the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel, we recommend that you sleep in so that you can soak up all the luxury of the hotel. Before departure time, stop by the Betty one last time to experience its stellar brunch, featuring delicious entrees like their crab omelet, avocado toast, fried chicken cookie, and French toast. If you’re in a rush to hit the road, you can also take advantage of their breakfast to go options, which are available daily from 7am to 8am.
A stay at the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel is filled with modern luxuries, shopping excursions, outdoor adventures and family entertainment. The hotel is located at 374 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. To book your stay, call 1-877-984-6548 or visit thesylvanhotel.com.
This article is sponsored by the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel. All photographs are provided by The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel, unless otherwise noted.