Hotel Group: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Hotel Status: None (offer invitation-only guest recognition)
Room Type: One-bedroom suite
Date of Stay: November 2017
The Four Seasons has been a staple of Midtown Atlanta for almost 20 years. It’s the only five-star hotel in Midtown and one of just two AAA Five Diamond hotels in Atlanta, the other being The St. Regis. It boasts 244 rooms, a pool, fitness center, award-winning spa, and two dining concepts. Valet parking is $38 per night. Also, their house car is a Tesla that will take you within a six mile radius, and if you happen to be driving a Tesla they have a charger available outside the hotel.
For you dog lovers, they are pet-friendly and even have food and water at the entrance for your furry friends.
The valet guys were quick to greet me and offer assistance with my luggage. The receptionist was friendly and even talked me into upgrading my room from a standard king to a one-bedroom suite for an extra $200. I normally wouldn’t have done this since I was traveling alone, but I figured this would be a good chance to show you all their newly renovated suites. After finishing up with formalities, the receptionist walked me over to the elevators to send me off. From the moment I walked in, I knew this was going to be a great stay. The neo-classical rose granite marble that surrounds the lobby is truly stunning. From the grand staircase to the two floors of balconies overlooking the lobby, it was like an opera house out of a fairy tale.
I had room 1519. Their one-bedroom suites come in at 950 square feet and are in an L shape, with the living room and bedroom separated by wooden doors.
The Nespresso machine is located on the wet bar, behind the couch, along with a free water. The mini-bar snacks and refrigerated drinks were under the TV.
One treat I found waiting for me was a box of free, delicious chocolate truffles on the coffee table.
Along with the chocolates, there was also a code for free newspapers and magazines if I wanted to look at them on my devices.
The bed was a touch firm for my liking but I find the pillows at Four Seasons to be some of the best I’ve ever laid my head on.
On the back of both nightstands, you’ll find easy access to outlets and under it, you’ll find the shoe shine and laundry kit.
The city views from the room were great, especially at night.
The one thing the Four Seasons could improve upon is the wi-fi. It was terrible during the whole stay. There’s just no reason it should be this bad at such a high-quality hotel.
The suite has 1.5 bathrooms. There’s a half bath, or powder room if you’d like, by the entrance and the master marble bathroom is located in the hallway leading to the room.
I have to say that these Terry Kimono bathrobes were probably the best I’ve ever had in a hotel. They almost had a hood on them and who doesn’t like a robe with a hood?
Both bathrooms had Bulgari toiletries in them, which are some of my favorites.
The hairdryer was a Registry Ionic 1875. Other than it missing a concentrator attachment I thought it was pretty good.
Overall, you can see the room and bathroom were beautiful. I was sad I only had one evening in here.
The spa is located on the first floor along with the fitness center and pool. I didn’t get any photos of the treatment rooms, but the men’s locker room was as good as any I’ve seen, with a very hot sauna and steam room.
Here is a sample of the spa menu.
The fitness center is open 4am-11pm and has an array of cardio and weight machines. They also provide two different types of flavored water. The day I was there it was cucumber water and orange water.
The indoor heated saline pool is open 6am-9pm (10pm on the weekends). It’s 65 feet long with a max depth of 4.4 feet. Along with the pool are a whirlpool bath and a sun terrace. Even though the pool was heated, I found it to be pretty cold when I was there. With that said, I still enjoyed it very much and the heated whirlpool was very hot so it balanced out.
They offer a 24-hour business center located on the second floor. I normally don’t photo these because I don’t think about it but while I was wandering around the hotel I ran across it.
The Four Seasons offers two dining options. Park 75 is a breakfast and brunch spot while Bar Margo offers lunch, dinner, and late night eats and drinks. Park 75 was not open while I was there, but I did get a photo of the place.
I ventured into Bar Margo for a quick lunch and had a couple of apps for dinner. Every time I was there, there were guests, so I was unable to take photos but Four Seasons was gracious in letting me have a few to show you. I normally would have just left it off, but I was such a big fan of the place I wanted you all to see it.
I had the deviled eggs with speck and the hand-cut fries with jamon serrano and parmesan for lunch; both were delicious.
For dinner, I ordered the young kale caesar and the prince and the pauper. The prince and the pauper were sweetbreads, crispy frog legs, and grits in a ginger soy glaze. Both were outstanding.
The atmosphere and food were exceptional at Bar Margo. I would recommend coming here even if you aren’t staying at the hotel.
My room rate came with a breakfast allowance of $68. I ordered the lobster and eggs with hash browns and the ruby-red grapefruit. The eggs were a little runny but still tasted great.
Here is Bar Margo’s menu for both lunch and dinner as well as the in-room dining menu.
I’ll give service a 9.4/10. Everyone I encountered at the hotel was professional and more than helpful. The gentleman waiting on me at the bar was fantastic and even made an attempt to get to know me a little. I’m normally not up for chit-chat with people but when I’m staying at hotels, I tend to be a little more open and talkative, so I appreciated his efforts.
I’m a big fan of this property. I’ve only stayed at one other Four Seasons before, the Miami Four Seasons. At the time, I didn’t think too much of that property but this one fully restored my faith in the Four Seasons. They do a brilliant job in running a truly great hotel. I do want to note that the hotel is still undergoing renovations to their rooms so if you stay here I recommend contacting the hotel and asking for a newly renovated room. The receptionist told me it should be early next year (2018) when they finish with the room renovations.