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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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Marietta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service was excellent from booking through check out. Location was perfect for our conference. Rooms are so unique and fun, a must see! I recommend anyone staying in Athens, GA check out this gem, whether you are vacationing, moving your child to UGA or in Athens for business. CB from Marietta

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Soperton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great choice. I would definitely stay at The Graduate in the future. It was walking distance to The Classic Center and the staff was very friendly and professional. I LOVE the fact that the old buildings are being preserved.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Graduate is just plain wonderful. The staff at the Graduate was very very helpful. The staff make our stay. The interiors of the rooms are done up in a 50's and 60's style and very thick towels in the bathroom. Great beds. I loved the bull dog lamp and the formula as you come into the room was great.... More 

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Bend
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bad smelling rooms. I switched once and there was no improvement. The coffee maker supplies were not replenished after the room was cleaned and they were so slow to respond to request to deliver that I found the cart and took care of it myself.

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Sharon H H, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear katea144, We deeply appreciate that you shared your comments with us. It is through the details that you shared that help us learn of areas that need improvement. Thank you so much for allowing us to address the items you mentioned. Your comments were helpful and our team addressed them right away. Best Regards, Devin H. General Manager at... More 

Athens, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ron is the best Message Therapist ever! I have been to the Ritz Carlton for messages as well as other well known establishments and by far Ron has given me the best message ever! I highly recommend the spa at the Graduate and ask for Ron!

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Sharon H H, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear lmh1772, Thank you for sharing your comments about our spa and for the wonderful compliments about Ron! Our spa is truly a hidden gem in Athens. We do offer many hotel packages that include spa services and allow our guest the best amenities to have a perfect stay. Our spa services offered for massages include: Hot Stone, Deep Tissue... More 

Rochester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a lovely property but the staff is rude and unconcerned with guests. They would make us wait when no one else was there and seemed unconcerned that we were standing there as they talked and laughed among themselves.

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Sharon H H, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear margio2015, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. It is through our guest reveiws that we learn how to improve our services. We are delighted that you felt the propoerty is lovely! We take your comments about our staff very seriously and please know that we have addressed your comments with our staff. We... More 

Fleming Island, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is so cute, I fell in love with it. It was clean, cozy and we all loved it. Having the Iron Works and the Foundry right there next to us was another huge plus. We loved being able to walk back and forth to dinner and to get our coffee first thing in the mornings. Thank you for... More 

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

Dear Itheus, We are very pleased to receive your comments! Thank you so much for sharing them with us! We are delighted to hear that you fell in love with our hotel! The Iron Works Cafe, the Spa and the Foundry music venue on our property allows our guests to enjoy every moment of their stay! Everything on our property... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very unique hotel with excellent accommodations, staff and service. It is conveniently located to the downtown and campus. We enjoyed the comfortable, quiet rooms that have been nicely updated and maintained and particularly appreciated the amenities offered at the hotel.

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

Dear Doug D, We are delighted to receive your comments! We deeply appreciate all of your compliments! We are thrilled that you liked our unique hotel with excellent accommodations, staff and service! Our location to downtown and the campus is convenient and within walking distance to most restaurants and local shops. We are pleased you enjoyed the comfortable, quiet rooms... More 

Augusta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel three times. Twice when it was the Foundry Park Inn and this last weekend under it's new management and branding as Graduate Athens. The Foundry was nice but Graduate is a whole other level. The new decor is visually delightful. The lobby is welcoming and attached to the excellent Iron Works Coffee which is... More 

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

Dear EdPeden, We are thrilled to receive your comments! Graduate Athens is amazing and definitely on a much higher level than the Foundry Park Inn. We are delighted that the change in decor is visually delightful and that you enjoyed the new theme! Our lobby and the Iron Works cafe are caffeinated with just the right blends of grab and... More 

Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to stay in downtown Athens recently for business and booked at Graduate for the night. The staff was exceptionally friendly and accommodating and the rooms were comfortable and clean. They were also decorated very well and fun to stay in. Best of all, the location of this hotel allowed me to walk everywhere I wanted to go downtown.... More 

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

Dear Stuart R, We are very excited that you selected Graduate Athens for your business trip! Our business travelers tell us that they found the best kept secret in Athens! Thank you for the wonderful compliments about our staff and the rooms! We are delighted the rooms offer a fun place to stay in. Our location is perfect for our... More 

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