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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
    4.5 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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Prairieville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Our family enjoyed our retro decorated room. Very comfortable and clean. Bathroom was very nice with big modern walk in shower. Quiet location and close to university. The coffee shop was convenient and we enjoyed the onsite restaurant..

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've stayed in all kinds of hotels and never had the type of experience I've had at Graduate Athens. The staff was very helpful and the lobby, rooms and live music restaurant were a joy. We even enjoyed their lovely spa! We will be back again and again!

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Hogansville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the changes to the hotel, nice job. We always stay here when we come into town, or see a show. Great staff. Spa is excellent. Bar is great, but the food could be better. I like walking to a concert or show.

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Tifton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Decor is combination of retro and kitsch academia. Only spent one night, but plan to return for a longer stay. Everything was great. Foundry bar was fun and featured many craft beers. Attached club is small and intimate. Close to UGA campus.

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San Antonio, Texas
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the decor and the helpfulness of the staff, but there was mildew in the bathtub, the toilet was very wobbly and the cleaning staff woke us up at 9:30 AM to clean, although check out was 12 Noon.

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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went up to Athens for one night girls getaway and chose to stay at the Graduate. The price was good, as was the location. The bed was heavenly and the decor very quirky, I loved both. I also appreciated the later check out, which is 12:00. However, if you are going hoping to chill out by the pool or... More 

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Southwest, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for two nights, our room was pleasant and clean. Enjoyed the "feel" of the property and location in town. Place has been fixed up nice and rooms are completely redone. The web site for hotel shows a red brick building, this is the office and coffee shop, not any rooms in that building. Most all rooms are in remodeled... More 

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Avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will recommend the Graduate to any friends traveling to Athens. The atmosphere, the location and the service are all first rate. I really enjoyed my stay at the Graduate. Located on the edge of the UGA campus and downtown Athen, the Graduate is in easy walking distance of many wonderful venues.

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Sarasota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reception was less than desirable upon arriving- thank goodness for the free jelly beans. Sunday means the restaurant is not open but you can get prepared salads and sandwiches at the cafe. Cute place and great location - rooms were clean but did not have enough towels and refrigerator was broke (did not realize until the next day when I... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From booking to check out, service was not up to standards. The quiet requirement room was not fulfilled, the opening of cafe and Bar not synchronized... Paid late checking disturbed twice, resulting on a refund... The battling to have use on the shuttle car which was the first criteria why had booked the hotel! Well, there is a lot of... More 

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

Dear Nathalie C, Thank you for sharing your experience about your recent stay. We deeply appreciate that you took the time to let us know our opportunities for improvement. We strive to exceed our guest expectations and do apologize that we failed to deliver the great experience that our guests have come to love. Please let us know how we... More 

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