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Graduate Athens

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295 East Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601 (Formerly Foundry Park Inn and Spa)
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Rating summary
  • 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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Louisville, Georgia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The repurpose of the building design is well done. But staff , although nice & polite, seemed unfamiliar with their jobs. I would guess they are students who are part time & have not much familiarity with hotel work. Bed not made properly. Air conditioner & hearter combo didn't seem to work correctly. Suggest eat somewhere else since food is... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the decor, loved the staff, loved the cozy room. The website portrays the hotel very well. Within walking distance of the convention center, shopping and restaurants. We will definitely stay at Graduate next time we are in Athens, GA, and next time hope to catch a show at the Foundry (attached to the hotel).

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Georgia, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Graduate Athens is a unique, fun and hospitable place to stay in Athens. The pet-friendly atmosphere, great staff and proximity to UGA make it an excellent choice for visits to a great town. There are several types of rooms available that are vastly different. I recommend that you check out their web-site to assist in room selection. Rooms look exactly... More 

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Athens
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My experience was great. The location was convenient to UGA and to downtown eateries. The bed was soft. I just couldn't find the thermostat so that was frustrating and the blind would not pull down so that was disconcerting.

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Augusta, GA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed overnight for a concert at The Foundry and loved the new redo! It is really awesome! So much better, comfortable clean and modern! Can't wait to go back in April. After a concert, it is so easy to walk to your room!

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Atlanta, Ga
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98 reviews 98 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the design elements of this hotel. It's modern-retro charm is perfectly executed - all the details well thought out. Really great. I got a huge kick out of it. And it's not just funky, it's luxe and comfy. Bit fluffy towels and good toiletries, plenty of hot water. Really nice to the last detail. I asked for... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Graduate Athens was located very conveniently to desirable downtown venues and the UGA campus. The rooms are comfortable and the entire hotel has a fun and funky retro vibe without being too kitschy or overdone. The pictures from the UGA archives used in the guest rooms is also a nice touch. Finally, every employee we encountered was courteous, helpful,... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Graduate for 3 days and had a great experience. The staff was very helpful and kind in every instance. Each room as tons of character and fun to be in. The coffee shop always had students hanging out and enjoying the atmosphere. This has to been the best place for dogs to stay in Athens. They even... More 

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

Good Afternoon, ArcherLN Wow, thank you for such a thoughtful review! We so appreciate you taking the time to share it with us. We are so delighted you enjoyed your time with us at Graduate Athens! Thank you for your kind words about our décor and property. We had the idea of community in mind when we designed the lobby.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming, quirky, retro, all these come to mind when you see a room at the Graduate! Love all the unique details in the room, from the UGA lamp to chemical formula for sweet tea on the wall! The room is very clean and cozy. We will definitely stay here again. This is conveniently located, a short walk from restaurants, bars,... More 

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

Good Afternoon, Melissa G Wow, thanks for such an awesome review! It sounds like you really understood and enjoyed the overall feel of the Graduate! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts! I'm surprised you knew that was the chemical equation for sweet... More 

Orem, Utah
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at UGa for a conference, and stayed here because the conference hotel was full. My room was pretty spacious and decorated with fun campus-y kitsch. My lamp was in the shape of a bulldog. Dressing area outside the bathroom, so two sinks. Fun lobby. Close walking distance to all the restaurants on Broad and campus. The only downside... More 

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

Good Afternoon, ChristyinChambana We really appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us! Thank you for such a gracious review and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! I'll be sure to pass on your compliments. I apologize for any noise pollution, I hope that it didn't deter from your rest and relaxation too much! Thank... More 

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