The JW Marriott Hotel Buckhead Atlanta is located in the heart of Atlanta's upscale Buckhead neighborhood, about eight miles northeast of downtown. The hotel is accessible from Interstate 85 and Georgia Highway 400. MARTA, Atlanta's rapid transit system, has a station directly across the street from the hotel. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is 18 miles away. The hotel adjoins Lenox Square, the city's popular, high-end mall, and is one block from Phipps Plaza, the city's most upscale mall.
The hotel features 367 rooms and four suites, many of which have striking views of the Atlanta skyline. In-room amenities include marble bathrooms with a separate tub and shower, bathrobes, a mini-bar and pillowtop mattresses. Three restaurants are available in the hotel: the Lenox Grille, a casual eatery with an American menu; the Coffee Corner, offering sandwiches and coffee; and the Lobby Bar, a stylish bar with televisions for watching sporting events. A fitness center and large, indoor pool are available for guests who want some physical activity. The JW Marriott provides over 18,000 square feet of meeting space, with 19 separate rooms.
This hotel is rated as the number one Marriott in North America in customer event satisfaction. While the Marriott can host a variety of professional and social events, this particular hotel is known as a favorite spot for weddings in Atlanta. The recently renovated 9,000-square-foot Phoenix Ballroom can hold up to 500 guests, or it can be subdivided into smaller spaces as needed. The hotel has a staff devoted to planning and catering weddings. The parents of one couple said that the staff "really took a personal interest in our family'' and made the "entire weekend awesome for all of us.'' Another bride noted, "I was told by numerous guests that the food was fabulous, the room fantastic, and that it was the finest wedding event they had ever attended.''
The JW Marriott also offers several different packages that take advantage of Atlanta's fine dining, superb shopping and four-star attractions. Some examples of packages include:
The Spa Package. Couples enjoy champagne and strawberries in their room, followed by a world-class spa treatment in adjacent Lenox Square.
The Buckhead Ultimate Dining Package. This package offers complimentary breakfast and parking along with $25 off at one of eleven gourmet restaurants in Buckhead.
The Legendary Shopping Package. Shopping in Atlanta is indeed legendary, and this package provides discounts at next-door Lenox Square and its sister mall across the street, Phipps Plaza.
America I AM: The African American Imprint Package gives guests two tickets to this ground-breaking exploration of African-American influence in America.
Customer reviews of this JW Marriott are very positive, with 80 percent of reviews on one well-known travel website rating the hotel "Very Good'' or "Excellent.'' Guests single out the views from the rooms, the accessibility to shopping and fine dining, and the comfort and amenities of the rooms. One frequently mentioned negative is that parking is very expensive; another is that the hotel charges for internet access. This guest summed up the experience, however: "A wonderful hotel ... well-appointed with more amenities than we were able to use. ...You can access Lenox Square Mall by foot and MARTA has a rail station nearby. ...Very good shopping and dining in the area.''