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Graduate Athens

#3 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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Coldwater, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for a wedding that was on located on the property. The room was one of my favorites ever! The details of the room are so fun! The lobby and coffee area are so inviting and the staff at the front desk was wonderful to us. The coffee shop was not great. Overpriced and the staff was not top... More 

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Lakemont, Georgia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed a hotel room so I could be close to spouse while hospitalized. The Graduate came through and drove me to and from the hospital. A big help since I am wheelchair bound. They went out of their way.

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2 Thank dadams53
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47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weekend couples trip to Athens. I stayed here when it was the Foundry several years back, and the new management has brought a very different feel to the property. Guest rooms have dated construction, but they have clearly put effort into updating decorum with a neat retro feel. A few negatives: room door had large cracks with insufficient molding for... More 

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Thank Michael B
Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Graduate was a great little find. The room was very clean with lots of vibrant colors which was nice. It was close to everything I wanted to do downtown by either walking or a 1 minute car ride. Definitely recommend.

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

Dear 998claireman, Thank you so very much for your very kind comments about the Graduate being a great little find! We are delighted that you found the room very clean with and though the vibrant colors being very nice. Our location to downtown is an added bonus for our guests and we are pleased that your enjoyed walking downtown. We... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at Graduate several times before and it has always been quite good, but this trip the staff here was exceptional. I was in town for a few days to conduct business and had a very pleasant experience. My room was spacious clean and comfortable. A light bulb was out in the bathroom, but a quick call to... More 

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

Dear athbirdlady, We are thrilled to receive your comments! We are delighted to hear that your stay with us was exceptional. We are pleased that you found the rooms spacious and comfortable and that the staff was very helpful! The Foundry is fabulous offering live entertainment right on property and we will be sure to let Jeff know that you... More 

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The overall hotel was really kitschy modern yet retro. We loved the unique style! Convenient to downtown Athens. We were able to walk to most shops and bars. Walls were pretty thin and we had to listen to our nerdy neighbors talk about Magic the gathering until 3am. Water service was interrupted during stay due to some plumbing issues or... More 

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

Dear janchors1775, Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us! We deeply appreciate you doing so! We are delighted that you loved the unique style of Graduate Athens! Our location to downtown is an added bonus for our guests! We are within walking distance to many shops and bars located downtown. We are sincerely sad to hear that... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have the pleasure of visiting beautiful Athens on a regular basis for work and stumbled upon The Graduate as a Priceline Express deal and I am so glad I did. The retro rooms are really cool but best of all it is clean and inviting. Everything is perfect and I must mention I love the shampoo, conditioner and body... More 

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

Dear japa598, We are delighted to receive your comments about your recent stay! We are thrilled that you said it is the "Best in Town by Far!" This is a wonderful compliment and we are very pleased that you shared your thoughts with us! We are happy to hear that you visit Athens on a regular basis and stumbled upon... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Athens, GA but have stayed here several times. The hotel is in a good location, near downtown. It is laid out like a "motel," i.e., the rooms are all open to the outside. The lobby was recently moved and is now housed with a little coffee shop. I recommend one of the little coffee shop's breakfast sandwiches.... More 

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

Dear Jennie Y, We are thrilled to receive your comments about your recent stay! Our hotel is in a great location to downtown and within walking distance to most restaurants and shops! Our lobby is a favorite for travelers and locals too! Our lobby offers a wonderful atmosphere to enjoy a great cup of coffee and breakfast sandwich at our... More 

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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is what I'd call a motel because all the rooms I saw have exterior doors. The rooms are nice and have a 60s-70s college dorm room theme. They're really interesting and creative. They have updated/renovated bathrooms and trendy toiletries. They have a trendy/college town vibe lobby. The room key even had your very own (mock)student ID.

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

Dear llovetravl, Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us! We deeply appreciate that you took the time to do so! We are pleased that you found the rooms to be nice, interesting and creative. We are delighted that you liked the toiletries, lobby with college town vibe. The student ID's provided as hotel key cards is just... More 

Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had already perused this hotel online, but felt a bit suspicious at the very low rate during the holiday season if in in little'ol Athens, Georgia. I was certainly not disappointed one bit. The attention to detail in the room was outstanding from the Dawgs light fixture, the retro chair, the comfy beds, and the cool wallpaper in a... More 

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Thank Fab-travelers
FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Fab-travelers, We deeply appreciate that you shared your comments with us! Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed the attention to detail in our rooms! There was a lot of thought that went in to the design and décor of the rooms, offering a new surprise around every corner. Welcome to Graduate, where your intellectual curiosity meets... More 

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