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Graduate Athens

3.5 of 5 295 East Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601 (Formerly Foundry Park Inn and Spa)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recreation of 1964 dorm room - albeit a nice one. Great facilities and staff but bring your own breakfast as only scones and such are available. Must go out for a real breakfast. The melting point is a great music venue and guests may attend for free. Fortunately they have beer available on site.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved our experience at the Graduate! From the lobby wine and coffee bar, to the friendly service, and especially the abundance of luxury towels. We can't wait to come back so we can try out the spa and the lounge.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd previously stayed at this hotel when it was the Foundry and it was an exceptional experience, so my BF and I choose it again this past week. What were the new owners thinking reinventing the wheel? Not only did they ruin the décor-it looks like they gave a committee of freshman interior design students a project to use every... More 

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Jamie W, Guest Services Supervisor at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, MSMHSRN Thank you for your comments regarding your recent experience. We very much appreciate all of the constructive criticism that you were able to give us. I would like to personally apologize for the series of unfortunate incidences that you experienced during your stay with us. It is our goal to provide an enjoyable and memorable experience, from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked with Graduate Athens (used to be The Foundry Park Inn and Spa) for my wedding because of their high reputation and beautiful location. However, this venue was the only cause of headache and tears in my entire planning process. Everything else went smoothly and if I could have cancelled with them and gone to another location I would... More 

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Jamie W, Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Liz M, Thank you for your comments regarding your wedding experience. We very much appreciate all of the constructive criticism that you were able to give us regarding the services provided for you and your wedding guests. As we have been in the process of renovating and re-branding, we sincerely regret any and all inconveniences or confusion that this... More 

Commerce, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a friend come into town so I drove over to Athens for an overnight visit. All I can say about this room is that it looks like someone shopped at a local flea market and then decorated. The weird pictures that stare at you, the weird chalkboard in the room with scientific stuff wrote on it and the... More 

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Jamie W, Guest Services Supervisor at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, mtherof1 Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. We very much appreciate your honesty and candor in your comments. It is our goal that we exceed your expectations and I do regret that we failed you in this regard. However, I would like to explain the many aspects of the decor that you mentioned, so that... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a suite in one of the town houses in the back of the property and wanted to move in. The design was very attractive and the rooms were huge. the little lamp in the bedroom in the shape of UGA was the finishing touch. Our room was very clean and well kept. It was easy walking distance... More 

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Jamie W, Guest Services Supervisor at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, AnnDC_13 Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience at Graduate on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our vintage décor and design! And, of course, we've got to throw in a nod to UGA somewhere! Glad you liked the lamp! Thank you again and we hope to... More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My college friends and I returned to Athens for a football weekend and reunion and I was SO impressed with our stay at the graduate. I remember the hotel before renovations, back when I was a student, and the changes the owners have made are a vast improvement. The rooms are fun, but not too busy. I LOVE the hotel... More 

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Jamie W, Guest Services Supervisor at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Sara J Thank you for staying with us! We are so humbled by your compliments and are just delighted that you enjoyed your time at Graduate! We also appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on here. It is our goal for our lobby to have an inviting, relaxing, communal feel for our guests to enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I recently stayed here, and we loved it! Very cool, retro design in all of the rooms and the lobby. The employees were extremely helpful. Great downtown location as well. We will definitely be coming back!

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Jamie W, Guest Services Supervisor at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Lindsay H We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Graduate Athens. We appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience with us! Thank you for the great feedback! Your compliments are very much appreciated! We hope to see you again, soon! Best Regards, Jamie W. Guest Services Supervisor More 

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed at Graduate in Athens for a weekend. My experience was great! The staff were very kind and welcoming, and the rooms were clean and spacious. I would definitely recommend, and will be staying there again in the future.

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Jamie W, Guest Services Supervisor at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Kylie P Thank you so much for your kind words about our staff and property! We are so happy that you enjoyed your first visit with us. We also appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. Next time you come, be sure to relax at our wonderful spa or catch a show at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time staying at Graduate Athens since their renovations. I must say that it is a huge upgrade and improvement from the previous owners. Staying here made my trip to Athens much more memorable. The friendliness of the staff was unparalleled.

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Jamie W, Guest Services Supervisor at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Molly B We appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience with us! We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. It's such a compliment to hear that the renovations improved and 'made' your stay because that is exactly what we are trying to achieve! Thank you again, Molly B! We hope to see... More 

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Additional Information about Graduate Athens

Address: 295 East Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601 (Formerly Foundry Park Inn and Spa)
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Location: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Graduate Athens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Foundry Park Hotel Athens
Foundry Park Inn
Park Inn Athens
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Athens

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