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Holiday Inn Athens-University Area

#9 of 21 Hotels in Athens
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197 East Broad Street, PO Box 1666, Athens, GA 30603
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Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Athens
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a full week with a colleague on business. We each had one of their "boardroom" suites, which is a full-sized regular room, plus a second room the same size that has a sitting area with a second TV, second fridge, and wet bar area. We were in town for a trial at the nearby (3 blocks)... More 

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Dallas, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was nice and we stayed in the newer building rooms. We were street side and it didn't bother me with the noise. I don't even recollect any noise. The thing that brought this down 1 star is because I was there for two nights, and the room wasn't serviced in between nights. I found that really weird. I... More 

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Cape May Beach
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember everyone was friendly last year. This year not so. There are changes. Some reception staff were terrific, but others seemed annoyed to have to talk to me (check out). Same with breakfast. The person acting as receptionist there was always sweet, but most of the wait staff were grouch and seemed angry to have to bring me anything,... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear DonCapeMayBeach, Thank you very much for sharing your experience from your recent stay with us. We are sad to know that you were not satisfied overall with your stay with us this time around. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you encountered with some of our staff members and with the cleanliness of our facility. Rest assured,... More 

Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town to try out the gym in the area. We just needed a decent hotel to lay our heads. It was during the holiday season (Dec 2014), so a lot of places were booked. I was apprehensive at first as this hotel is within walking distance to UGA. But the school was closed. So we lucked out!

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Myeyeson_u, Thank you very much for sharing your experience from your recent stay with us. We are sorry to hear that the school was closed during your stay with us but nonetheless, we are thankful that you chose our hotel for your accommodation needs during that busy holiday season. We always strive to give our guests the best experience... More 

Dallas, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The hotel was comfortable and clean. No funny smells. Bed was comfortable and the staff was nice. Downsides: There was a lot of street noise in the room, but if you want to stay downtown I guess that's what you get. There are no vending machines on the floors. I just prefer a vending machine near the room instead of... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I've been staying at this hotel every summer during the Athfest music festival for the last 5 years. The staff has always been professional. A special call out to the manager Scott Norris who helped me resolve an issue I had with booking my room with the corporate office earlier this year. He was very courteous, professional and followed through... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If I had paid full price for the room, I would have only given 2 stars... But considering I got $80/night off by booking through Priceline, it was a little more acceptable. First off, the rooms need updating. They aren't terrible, but felt a bit muggy/dingy. The breakfast is terrible and our server was short with us because we asked... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Slp2296, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am very disappointed with your overall experience at the hotel. We work diligently to ensure our facilities and services are superior and we try our hardest to provide not just good value, but comfortable, clean and friendly accommodations. It seems that we were not able to execute... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Only two blocks from downtown and the Classic Center, this hotel is very convenient to all that Athens has to offer. The rooms were dated and could use a renovation. They were clean and comfortable. The hotel was sold out and while we wanted a king bed, we had to settle for two doubles. They assured us we could both... More 

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Aiken, SC
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This recently renovated property is located in the heart of Athens, within walking distance of shopping, attractions, and restaurants. We had a nice comfortable stay. The rooms are specious and well appointed. Service is courteous, prompt, and attentive. The employees are very professional. We would stay here again.

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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Always my first choice when staying in Athens. Great location right next to Downtown and North Campus. In addition there is ample parking, the most comfortable beds you'll ever sleep on, and the rooms are immaculately cleaned. The only downside is no free breakfast but with so many great spots right next door in Downtown why would you eat at... More 

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