Looking for a fun place to stay in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood? Hotel Colee is a dream boutique hotel with a unique vibe. Check out my review of our stay at Hotel Colee.
A special thanks to Hotel Colee for hosting our stay at this hotel! As always. all opinions are my own.
Hotel Colee is a fun place to stay in Buckhead with vibrant décor, plush rooms, trendy on-site restaurants and bars, and top-notch amenities. It’s easy to see why Hotel Colee is one of the best hotels in Buckhead!
Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, here on business, or want a fun place for a family vacation, you’ll love staying at Hotel Colee!
Hotel Colee Review
Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, Hotel Colee is bursting with personality! Here’s everything you need to know about staying at Hotel Colee.
The Guest Room
Hotel Colee has 219 rooms, and you have a choice of Classic, Deluxe, Premium, Grand Suite, or Grandest Suite.
We stayed in a Premium King room that overlooked the entrance to the hotel. There was a little bit of a city view looking out over Lenox Square.
Our room had a comfortable king bed, a table and chair, a lounge chair by the window, a flat screen TV, an open wardrobe, and a dry bar by the door with a mini fridge and coffee maker.
When we came in, they had a little towel-art bear sitting on the bed. He was so cute! I also figured out how they made him, but I would need a lot of practice to make him look that good.
The room, as well as the entire hotel, was decorated with bold, vibrant prints that let the hotel’s personality really shine through.
The bed had a leather headboard against a black-and-white wallpapered wall; the window wall was painted a bright pink; the drawers were painted a deep blue that matched the blue flowered accent pillow on the bed; the bathroom was wallpapered black-and-white; the lamps, table, chairs, and chachkies were all a metallic gold.
The bathroom had a roomy shower with a rain showerhead. Their toiletries all had a different scent: yuzu bergamot for the conditioner, mint thyme for the shampoo, bamboo lemongrass for the body wash, and lavender lime for the hand lotion. I really enjoyed the mint thyme shampoo.
Hotel Colee‘s stand-out amenities are its rooftop infinity pool, rooftop bar, on-site restaurant, revolving art gallery in the lobby.
Their rooftop infinity pool on the 4th floor overlooks Peachtree Road. There is colorful lounge seating, a large outdoor shower, and music playing overhead. We enjoyed sitting and watching the rush hour traffic and being glad we weren’t out in it!
The hotel also has a 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art-equipment for cardio and strength training. The fitness center is still just as colorful as the rest of the hotel.
In the lobby is a revolving art gallery that features prints by local Atlanta-based artists. If you see something you like, you can take it home with you! Hotel Colee has partnered with The Print Shop so you can take home a unique souvenir.
If you need a place to hold a gathering, the hotel also has a whole wing of meeting rooms with both indoor and outdoor space.
The Restaurants and Bars
Hotel Colee has three on-site bars and restaurants: Rosé & Rye rooftop bar, The Lobby Bar, and Sister.
Since I love exploring Atlanta’s rooftop bars, Rosé & Rye was of course my favorite of their restaurants.
Rosé & Rye has indoor seating and two outdoor patios that look out 125 feet above Buckhead. One patio has views of the Buckhead skyline while the other patio has a view of Downtown Atlanta in the distance. I chose to sit on the Downtown side because I love an Atlanta skyline view. Rosé & Rye is open for dinner through late-night.
To drink at Rosé & Rye, we had a Sunset Paradise and a Cru Love. To eat, we had the Thai Chili Rosé & Rye Wings, Crispy Fries with a fried egg on top, Beef Sliders, and Chicken Sliders.
The Lobby Bar is a fun spot for happy hour, a date night, or a glass of wine with with friends. Located in the lobby, this bar has tons of fun, vibrant seating (you can sit in a barber’s chair if you want). They have whiskeys, classic cocktails, and small bites. The Lobby Bar is open evenings.
Sister is the hotel’s first-floor restaurant and bar. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and specialize in sandwiches. They also have a nice outdoor patio along Peachtree Road. We grabbed a couple cocktails here, the Jambled and the Hibiscus Mule, and played cards out on the patio. Sister is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Hotel Colee has a great location in Buckhead, Atlanta’s affluent shopping neighborhood and financial district.
You’re just steps from luxury shopping at Lennox Square Mall, a short distance from the upscale Phipps Plaza, and in the midst of some great Buckhead restaurants.
Within walking distance is the Buckhead MARTA station where you can easily access the rest of Atlanta’s top attractions.
Benefits of Staying at Hotel Colee
The location is ideal for those who are interested in Buckhead’s luxury shopping experiences. Plus, with MARTA, you’re never to far from Atlanta’s best attractions.
And Hotel Colee is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s Autograph Collection, so you can earn points with your stay.
Staying at Hotel Colee is like a celebration of Atlanta!
What We Didn’t Love
While we had a great stay at Hotel Colee, there were a few drawbacks I wanted to mention.
First, I’m very particular about my room being dark when I’m trying to sleep. I’m very sensitive to light. The curtains were really good and thick, but the one in our room wouldn’t close all the way in one corner, so light came in pretty bright in the morning.
But the biggest issue with light at night was the bright green light from the thermostat control. It was like having an alien spaceship landing in the room. It lit up the entire room; I’ve never seen a thermostat light so bright. So I had to break out my eye mask at this hotel in order to sleep.
My other main complaints surround the bathroom. This hotel has the frosted glass wall and door around the bathroom. The frost is very good so you can’t see through it, so that’s a plus.
But I know a lot of people still aren’t comfortable with something that feels see-through for the bathroom. My main problem comes back again to the light issue at night: if someone has to go to the bathroom at night, the bathroom light could wake up your partner.
The shower in our room also had some temperature problems. It was scalding, and no matter how much we turned it down it stayed extremely hot. That is, until one random show where it turned ice cold on me with no warning! And then it was difficult to get it back to hot as it wanted to stay on ice cold then. I don’t know if that’s a common problem or if it was just something wrong with our shower.
Good To Know
- There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- Parking at the hotel is valet only
- Like the local art you see in the lobby? You can actually buy it!
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