Shellmont Inn      
821 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308-1410, USA    
(404) 872-9290


  1. Twilight at Shellmont Inn an Atlanta Bed and Breakfast....
  2. Come enjoy the whirlpool for two in our Romantic Carriage House....
  3. Carved four poster bed with luxury Matouk linens await you in our Carriage House...
  4. Immerse yourself in a room decor filled with burled walnut queen bed dressed wi...
  5. Step into the sleek bathroom which is an extravaganza of granite and glass. Soak...
  6. Pamper yourself and unwind in this light filled bedroom replete with unique arch...
  7. The Tiger Oak, highly carved shell motif bed is covered with plush pillows, down...
  8. The Eastlake Room is one of our most archtecturally interesting rooms at the inn...
  9. Business travelers find us technology savvy. Complimentary Wifi!...
  10. The Veranda Suite has two queen beds dressed in luxury linens with two queen bed...
  11. The Veranda Bathroom has a Whirlpool and separate shower for you to enjoy....
  12. Our magnificent two story entrance foyer reflects the architectural genius of W....

- $350

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Circa 1891. This grand Victorian showplace derives its name from two distinctions: the shell motif embossed on the exterior bay and portico and its prominent location on Piedmont Avenue. Architect W.T. Downing further carried out the shell theme with carved wooden shells, bows and garlands. Five panels of stained glass two-stories high accentuate the foyer and are thought to have been designed by Tiffany & Co. Victorian wallpapers and appropriate antiques add to the inn's romantic ambience. It is in the National Register and is a City of Atlanta Landmark building.

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$195 to $350

Off Season: $195 to $350

Payment Types Accepted Include Master Card, Travelers Checks, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, Personal Checks, Discover, Visa and American Express.

    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Breakfast
    • Full Gourmet Breakfast
    • Fresh Fruit Basket
    • Complimentary Beverages
    • Snacks
    • Evening Chocolates


This property has 6 total guest accommodations, 5 with private bath, 3 with fireplaces, 3 with whirlpools, 3 total suites, including 1 two-bedroom suite and 1 cottage. The types of beds available include Queen and Double.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Choice of To-Go Breakfast or Full Gourmet Breakfast, Conveniently Located To MARTA (Rapid Rail), Premier Midtown Location, Upscale and Casual Restaurants, just steps away, Business Services Available # Frequent Guests Loyalty Travel Program Offered By Select Registry # Concierge Services Available # Corporate Rates Available Upon Request
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Hair Dryer
  • FAX On-site
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Modem Connection
  • Gym Nearby
  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Choice Of To-go Breakfast Or Full Gourmet Breakfast
  • Conveniently Located To Marta (rapid Rail)
  • Premier Midtown Location
  • Upscale
  • Casual Restaurants
  • Just Steps Away
  • Business Services Available # Frequent Guests Loyalty Travel Program Offered By Select Registry # Concierge Services Available # Corporate Rates Available Upon Request

Events Hosted

    • Weddings
    • Meetings
    • Honeymoons
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Family Reunions
    • Business Travelers

Inns Of Interest

    • National Historic Register
    • Oldest Continuously Operated Inns
    • Who Slept/Visited Here
    • Civil War
    • Still in the Family
    • Animals
    • Unusual Architecture
    • Movie Locations
    • Gardens

Pet Restrictions

  • Innkeepers pets on premises

Romantic Interest

A cozy "Turkish" corner library, sun filled verandas furnished with oak and wicker rockers. Private baths with 2-person jetted spa tubs, lovely gardens, steam showers. Custom window treatments with darkening shades.

What's Green About Your Inn

We use organic ingredients in our recipes when possible. An organic herb and vegetable garden on premises. Organic cleaning products are used when possible. Recycle program.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

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Describe Garden and Grounds

Wicker laden verandas overlook manicured lawns and gardens - including Victorian fish ponds. Relax in our gardens accompanied by the sounds of gently trickling water and soft classical music. Indulge in the fragrances and aromas of the seasonal varieties of luscious landscape provided by nature. Unwind on your favorite garden bench while entertained by some of our frequent garden visitors - hummingbirds and butterflies.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two Night Minimum on all Weekends and Holidays.

Children Restrictions

Children under 12 in Carriage House Only.


7 days advance notice


Smoke Free Property.

Other Activities

    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Bicycling
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Amusement Park
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports

Historic Interest

National Register, designated a City of Atlanta Landmark building, in 1987 presented "Award of Excellence" for Historic Preservation & Adaptive Re-Use

Historic Awards:

  • City Historical Site (Granted)
  • Local Register (Granted)
  • National Register (Granted)

Historic sites nearby:

Battle of Atlanta (2mi); Seige Line (2blks); Kenessaw Mt. (17mi); MLK Center (1mi); Carter Center (1mi)

Nearby College/University

Georgia State University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Emory University

Southern Cornbread Dressing

This is a Family Recipe that I have adapted to our taste. We always have it on holidays.

Cold Cucumber Soup

I love making this soup for a Summer Dinner Party or to take to a concert. It is so EASY!

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Ed & Debbie at the Shellmont Inn made sure our Honeymoon was all that we wanted it to be!

My lovely bride and I stayed at the Shellmont for a mini-honeymoon, and it was an extremely relaxing, romantic experience. They upgraded our room for free to the carriage house (a separate cottage behind the main house) so that we could have more space and more privacy, and they were extremely accommodating to our plans and wishes. The carriage house was lovely, with tasteful decoration, a fantastic bathroom (with jacuzzi and steam shower), and a kitchen. The gardens around it (with koi pond/fountain) were beautiful as well. The breakfast was exquisite--we had an excellent quiche one day and tasty waffles the next. The bacon was perfectly cooked and the fruit was very fresh, too. Debbie even brought us our breakfast the morning after our wedding (and an hour later than their normal "late" breakfast time, too). We also got chocolate-dipped strawberries at turndown (so good). With the "romance package," we got extra chocolate strawberries, a dozen roses, a cheese plate (very good), and a gift card to a nearby restaurant. The Inn is in a nice little neighborhood just a couple blocks from lots of restaurants, bars, and entertainment. Being able to walk to things in Atlanta is quite an unusual luxury, as normally we have to drive nearly everywhere. Ed and Debbie were very friendly and gracious hosts, and helped us whenever we had questions. All in all, it was an excellent experience. If you're looking for a nice, relaxing place to stay in Atlanta, you can't beat the Shellmont Inn. It's far better than a standard hotel experience.
Jacob P

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An Extraordinary Place to Stay

From the moment that you arrive at The Shellmont, it is clear that this place is truly several cuts above the average B & B. The Victorian decor is lovely, with great attention to detail. Our room was spotless, gracisiously appointed and very comfortable. It felt like heaven to crawl into the bed at the end of a busy day! And the bathroom was stunning. I couldn't resist taking a long soak in the spa tub (there was also a great shower)! The whole atmosphere is welcoming. The breakfast were delish and more than ample. Debbie and Ed were so kind and helpful. Their suggestions added much to our visit to Atlanta.
Margaret C

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Thanks for the warm welcome and good cheer.

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Publicity and Press Reviews

North Georgia Living, June 2010 Issue
Selected as Victorian Magazine Christmas Issue "Favorite Things", November/December 2009
Atlanta Journal Constitution, CNN Travel Channel
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