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Tuesday July 10, 2018 02:32 pm EDT
The newly re-opened hotel is a stylish spot to throw back a few | more...


Tuesday July 10, 2018 03:56 pm EDT
First Look: Tiny Lou’s | more...


Thursday July 12, 2018 02:10 pm EDT
A night spent waiting in line for the rooftop bar | more...

The Hotel Clermont

Hotel Clermont Opening Welcome Guests
photo courtesy Hotel Clermont

The "Hotel Clermont" has been given an extensive makeover and is destined to be one of Atlanta's coolest boutique hotels. After a multi-million dollar renovation, the hotel features cool rooms, a rooftop bar overlooking the beltline, Ponce City Market and a view of Atlanta from the East side. The Hotel is likely draw a healthy skepticism from those who are concerned about Atlanta's gentrification of yet another landmark but it is hard to find critics who can say the the Clermont Motor Lounge was destined for anything but a wrecking ball:


Tuesday August 4, 2009 01:43 pm EDT

Mayor of Ponce throws down at the Clermont Motor Hotel-

Walking down Ponce de Leon Avenue, it's 6 a.m. and all the good people are getting ready for church. Me, not so much. I'm heading back to my room at the Clermont Motor Hotel. A hotel that's as spiritual as it is profane. A place that isn't much a destination, more a punctuation. An ending. Unglamorous and real as it can be.-


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The Clermont Hotel was built in 1924 as an apartment building and ended up being an inexpensive hotel. It served its purpose as an apartment building and then turned into an inexpensive hotel with a club in the basement that drew in the curious. The club has been known as the Anchorage Club, Gypsy Club, The Continental Room, the Atlanta Playboy Club and the Jungle Club. In 1968, the Clermont Lounge opened.

Clermont Hotel Vintage Flyer

In the 1970s, long after the hotel had lost its shine, touring bands playing clubs like Funochios and Richards, would stay at the Clermont. The hotel offered a better bargain than fancier places like the Georgian Terrace. Lynyrd Skynyrd stayed at the hotel when they first started playing Atlanta clubs. The selection of hotels in the 1970s was limited to locally owned places. The fancy digs were at the Biltmore - Bob Dylan stayed there when he was in town. By the late 1970s/early 1980s, the Georgian Terrace got seedier (and cheaper) and began to take the touring band business away from the Clermont. The touring punk bands started staying at the Clermont.

The hotel closed in 2009 after the City health department nailed the Clermont for multiple violations of code. No telling what was in those sheets. The Lounge continued to operate in the basement and has been a big part of many CLers upbringing. The stripper Blondie and a cool vibe drew in Atlanta's hipster scene after hours most nights.

We've also written the Clermont's obituary a few times and its run-ins with the health, property tax and other agencies who were trying to keep the hotel in line. Below are a series of the best articles we've done on the Clermont plus those in the AJC and publications with interesting perspectives worth taking a look. We'd encourage you to start with these three definitive pieces on the Clermont:


Saturday October 15, 1988 11:36 am EDT
When two middle-class whiteboy staff writers check into the reowned Clermont Hotel on Ponce de Leon Avenue, they check out from reality | more...


Tuesday March 5, 2002 02:19 pm EST
The Making of a CL Investigative Piece | more...


Wednesday April 24, 2002 12:04 am EDT
How long can the Clermont Hotel hold back the flood of developers and gentrifiers? A CL reporter checks in for a week to get an inside look — before it's too late. | more...


Thursday January 23, 2014 04:00 am EST
CL takes a final look inside the seedy Ponce hotel before it get an upscale face-lift | more...


Thursday January 30, 2014 03:03 pm EST
Papers will be delayed due to snow, so we thought you'd like to look at more Clermont photos! | more...

The last 10 Hotel Clermont articles in CL

See a list of all CL articles on Hotel Clermont here

Hotel Clermont Articles in Atlanta Media

Hotel Clermont Map, Events and Hours

Photo credit: Brandon English.
PHOTO CREDIT: Brandon English
Call: (470) 485-0485 or visit www.hotelclermont.com
The Hotel Clermont has been given an extensive makeover and is one of Atlanta's hippest boutique hotels. After a multi-million dollar renovation, the hotel features cool rooms, a rooftop bar overlooking the beltline, Ponce City Market and a great view of ATL. The Clermont Lounge is in the basement of the hotel with a separate entrance. Look at all CL's coverage of the Hotel Clermont here.

Rooftop Guest Chef Dinner ft. Adam Evans

Monday November 11, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Tiny Lou's executive chef Jeb Aldrich is hosting an epic series of rooftop dinners featuring a revolving door of your favorite chefs. Join him for dinner on Monday, November 11, in partnership with Adam Evans of Birmingham's Automatic Seafood & Oysters. Snag a (limited!) seat to enjoy five-courses...
Cost: $130

Kamayan ATL Pop-Up

Friday October 11, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
Celebrate Filipino American Heritage Month on Hotel Clermont’s rooftop with Kamayan ATL on Friday, October 11, from 6 to 10 p.m.! As part of Hotel Clermont’s ongoing Friday night food cart takeover series, the Filipino comfort food pop-up will be serving Pan De Sal with “Palaman,” Beef Pares Bowls, ...
Cost: Free

Cremalosa Pop-Up

Friday October 4, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
Head over to Hotel Clermont’s rooftop for a night of skyline views and boozy treats on Friday, October 4, from 6 to 10 p.m.! As part of Hotel Clermont’s ongoing Friday night food cart takeover series, forthcoming Decatur gelato shop Cremalosa will be serving adult affogato and boozy shakes, ranging ...
Cost: Free

Pride Week

Thursday October 3, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Celebrate Atlanta Pride and get hitched on the Hotel Clermont rooftop! The hotel will host pop-up weddings to celebrate love during the big weekend. Couples will receive complimentary hair and makeup styling from Melrose and McQueen before their wedding, along with an official ceremony by an in-hous...
Cost: Free

Rooftop Guest Chef Dinner ft. Joey Ward + Spencer Gomez

Monday September 23, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Tiny Lou's executive chef Jeb Aldrich is kicking off an epic series of rooftop dinners featuring a revolving door of your favorite chefs. It all starts on Monday, September 23, in partnership with Joey Ward, executive chef and owner, and Spencer Gomez, chef de cuisine, of Southern Belle and Georgia ...
Cost: $130

Oak Steakhouse Rooftop Pop-up at Hotel Clermont

Sunday August 25, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
End your weekend on a high note, and head over to Hotel Clermont’s rooftop on Sunday, August 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. to try out tacos from Avalon’s Oak Steakhouse! Executive chef Travis Kirkley is popping up in the food cart with barbacoa tacos (braised beef cheek, pickled sweet peppers, cilantro, roas...
Cost: Free


Sunday August 4, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Join Hotel Clermont and Tiny Lou’s in welcoming Kettle Black and Seoul Chikin to the rooftop on Sunday, August 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. Serving up bites and booze, this rooftop “Sunday Funday” will feature a variety of main dishes, small bites and desserts, which can be ordered a la carte from Hotel Clerm...
Cost: Free

“Dogs & Dogs” at Hotel Clermont: An Adoption Event with Angels Among Us Pet Rescue

Saturday August 3, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Join Hotel Clermont and Angels Among Us Pet Rescue for “Dogs & Dogs,” a pet adoption event, on Saturday, August 4! From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Angels Among Us will be present in the front drive of the iconic Ponce de Leon Ave. hotel with adoptable pups and other animals looking for their new best friend...
Cost: Free

Dream Warriors Foundation Bubbly + Bingo

Wednesday May 22, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Join Dream Warriors Foundation at Hotel Clermont from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, for bubbles and bingo on the rooftop! This unique networking experience will include DWF-specific and regular games of bingo for the chance to win exciting prizes - including a grand prize two-night staycation at H...
Cost: $10-$15

Atlanta Film Festival: Tuesday Night Hangout at Clermont Hotel Rooftop

Tuesday April 9, 2019 09:00 pm EDT
Hangout and network. All hangouts are open to the public. No food or drinks included.
Cost: No Cover

“Above Where the Ladies Dance” – Last Chance to See Photo Exhibition by Cyril Bailleul

Thursday November 29, 2018 06:00 pm EST
Join Hotel Clermont and Paris-based photographer Cyril Bailleul for the last chance to enjoy his “Above Where the Ladies Dance” photography exhibition. The series – a sneak peek inside Atlanta’s legendary Clermont Lounge, where there is a strict no cameras policy – has been on display in Hotel Clerm...
Cost: A la carte
789 Ponce de Leon Ave N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
(470) 485-0485
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