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Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown

#10 of 21 Hotels in Athens
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166 North Finley Street, Athens, GA 30601
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Didn't look like courtyard hotel from outside. But inside it was nice and renovated. Nice king size bed with microwave and fridge. My room had entrance from outside similar to motels. There are several rooms that are located on outside that has door access like motels. Everything was very clean except for the bathroom. When I open the toilet there... More 

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CYAthensGM, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding my hotel. We appreciate feedback from our guests regarding the property and our service. This property is an older hotel and it was converted from another brand but we do meet all the Marriott brand standards for Courtyard. We apologize for the cleanliness issue in the toilet and have passed this information... More 

Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Front door parking? I consider myself "hotel funny" and am a little particular about where I stay. This is a remodeled Days Inn which I'll admit was well done, but this hotel was a MOTEL and still is. I usually do not stay on the first floor. Not only are the second floor rooms really on the first floor but... More 

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CYAthensGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding my hotel. We appreciate feedback from our guests regarding the property and our service. I do apologize that you found the hotel less than satisfactory. This property is an older hotel and it was converted from another brand but we do meet all the Marriott brand standards for Courtyard. We would have... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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106 reviews 106 reviews
22 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a fairly typical Courtyard property. Well maintained, with a very friendly and helpful staff. We met a group of college classmates who travel to an "away" University of Kentucky basketball game each year. We booked a suite to accommodate "visiting." It was much better than we expected. It included a totally separate room with couch, a couple of... More 

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CYAthensGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your stay. We appreciate your kind words and I will share them with my team. I appreciate your desire for a complimentary breakfast option at Courtyard and we do offer a rate that does include breakfast in our Bistro restaurant. If your travels bring you back to Athens I hope we can... More 

Radford, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Extreme clean. Only a couple of faults I have is the pillows were really small, but the were comfortable. Also was kinda hard to find but that was could also be the fault of the gps it would take u up and down several back streets to get there. But overall I would highly recommend if in... More 

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CYAthensGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review of my hotel. We appreciate feedback from our guests to help us improve the property and our service. I am happy to report that our property will replace all guest room pillows this year to meet the new Marriott requirement for guest rooms. I hope you will visit us again and try... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
73 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This Courtyard has a modern lobby with a bistro for morning and evening bites. The downside is there is no complimentary breakfast. The furniture in the rooms is old and dated, but otherwise clean. This is the only hotel I have stayed at in the Athens area. When I searched other hotels in the area, it seemed all of them... More 

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CYAthensGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding my hotel. We appreciate our customers telling us how we can improve and appreciate your comments. While there are several brands withing the Marriott portfolio that do offer continental breakfast that is not allowed in Courtyard hotels. However, for guests who prefer to include breakfast we offer the option of a breakfast... More 

Gresham, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This hotel is a great value for downtown Athens. Lots of local culture right within walking distance. The hotel was a little bit on the older side, but well kept. The room was a bit small but very clean. There were two doors, one that opened to the parking lot and the other to the hallway. Some may not like... More 

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CYAthensGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding my hotel. We appreciate our guests telling us how we are doing and how we can improve. You are correct that our hotel is one of the original Courtyards and that it has been very well cared for with a renovation as recently as 2012. My staff and I appreciate the opportunity... More 

Somerset, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a nice clean hotel in the heart of Athens. We walked to campus: this place is about a mile from the stadium. Very convenient to restaurants and bars, we didn't need our car. Staff very informative and friendly. They have a beautiful deck and pool area, almost resort quality, if you go when it's warm. Pretty much your... More 

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CYAthensGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding my hotel. We appreciate hearing from our customers. We hope you will return to the Athens area and the Courtyard Marriott very soon. With kind regards, Wayne Cannon General Manager More 

Marietta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Arrived in the evening and was told that my room had a door directly to the parking lot. Was given the room # but no specific directions which meant I pulled up at 3 different doors as the room numbers were hard to read. The best thing about the room was the shower which was easy to use and had... More 

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CYAthensGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your stay and my hotel. I appreciate your comments regarding the outside entrances to some of our rooms. That is a unique feature for my hotel and some people love it while others do not. If you had shared your concern about the exterior entrance we would have immediately moved you to... More 

LaGrange, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The roomwas nice, the staff was friendly, helpful and informed. The location to the stadium, downtown where resturants and fun bars is a major plus to this hotel. The cafe provides a good selection of breakfast foods. The room was not big but okay because of the limited amount of time spent there.

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CYAthensGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your stay. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our last home game for the season. Thank you for staying with us and if your travels bring you back to Athens we would love to host you again. Respectfully, Wayne Cannon General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stayed a week at the Courtyard by Marriott in Athens Georgia in November 2014. First thing I noticed was the very nice lobby and dining room. Next we entered our king sized room. It was so clean and very nicely furnished. The rooms were sectioned off so my husband who was there on business could work and I could... More 

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CYAthensGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments regarding the hotel. I certainly appreciate you giving us such high praise. However, I should point out that this review is for the Springhill Suites in Athens. I am sure they are appreciative of your kind words and comments. If your travels bring you back to the Athens area we would love to... More 

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