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Graduate Athens

#2 of 21 Hotels in Athens
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295 East Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601 (Formerly Foundry Park Inn and Spa)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Myers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the Graduate Is conveniently located near downtown and the campus, service is excellent, and the theme and decor are so clever and refreshing! This is NOT a cookie cutter hotel. The old foundry where the lobby and coffee shop are is beautifully restored, and our room's bathroom updates were especially nice. I would go out of my way to stay... More 

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Lancaster, South Carolina, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has been awhile since I have stayed in a hotel with such a superb staff. The rooms were extremely clean without the smell of cleaning supplies, great coffee on premises, a short walk to downtown and if you are not up to a short walk, they offer a shuttle.

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Medicine Park, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cannot complain; this space is as advertised. If you want to relive the graduate school experience, this does it. Room was listed as a suite but really just a large room. That's OK because it was comfortable and quiet. The only thing missing was a desk! Recommend this since it is relatively cheap and quite comfortable. Look forward to returning... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to college in Athens, go back often to see music & old friends. I went up a few weeks ago with a friend and stayed at Graduate. We LOVED it. Both of us had stayed at the property before, The Foundry Inn. Always nice enough but sort of stodgy. The property itself is really interesting, an old foundry... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
21 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed one night at the Graduate and had a good stay with no problems. This was an old Best Western that had been significantly upgraded. If you do not like exterior door lodging though, be forewarned. The staff was very friendly. All in all, a good stay.

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Palm Harbor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can't say enough about the wonderful staff at the Graduate Athens. From the moment you walk into the lobby, you are greeted with a smile and there is not enough they can do for you. The rooms are fun and large and you feel as if you are visiting someone's home rather than a hotel. It was a wonderful... More 

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FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear 38lindyl, Thank you so much for your kind and generous compliments! We are delighted to hear about your stay and I will be sure to tell our staff about your comments! Our lobby offers a wonderful location and just the perfect ambiance for our staff to greet our guests and invite them to enjoy a nice beverage in our... More 

Canton, GA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very hip and fun property. Friendliest staff, great food, great music. The suites are amazing and have been renovated with arcade games and retro- college attire. Not a traditional box hotel, then only way to experience the real Athens.

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FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Lisa-Marie H, We deeply appreciate your wonderful comments! I will be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff! We are very pleased that you had fun in one of our amazing suites during your visit to Athens. We strive to exceed our guest expectations and delighted that our staff, great food and our music venue offered all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were pleased with the room and service and loved to themed look during our visit to Athens for our daughter's orientation at UGA. The only downside was the food from there at breakfast, the muffins and cinnamon roll were a bit stale. We'll definitely return!

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FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear James I, Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We appreciate you doing so! We are excited to hear that you were pleased with the room and the service. The themed look is so unique to Athens and we are happy that you loved it during your daughter's orientation visit. We do hope that you will be able... More 

Colbert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent location to downtown Athens and UGA. Room décor is a vintage theme, which was unique and fun! Relive the college experience from student ids serving as room keys to chemistry equation artwork. Our room was spacious with a comfortable king size bed.

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FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear 191eddiem, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments! We deeply appreciate hearing about your experience! Our location to downtown and UGA is an added bonus for our guests! We are within walking distance and even have bicycle rentals available for our guest to enjoy their visit to downtown. We are pleased you enjoyed the... More 

Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Athens to attend a show at The Foundry and eat before the show (will do another review on music and food venue!). The Graduate Athens Hotel is part of the complex and we decided to stay rather than driving home at midnight. Made reservations fairly last minute with them and got a discount on the room since we... More 

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FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear JanGeorgia, We are very excited to receive your wonderful comments about your recent stay! We deeply appreciate that you took the time to share so many compliments about our hotel and the many amenities and all the things your loved about your stay! We are very excited that your comments shares the unique experience we hope for all of... More 

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