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Holiday Inn Athens-University Area

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   197 East Broad Street, PO Box 1666, Athens, GA 30603
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Leesvillle, SC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed in town for a wedding that was about 20 minutes out of town. Several options were in Athens, but this one had better reviews and at a better location, at a reasonable price. I requested upper level, away from elevator. I was given a corner king unit (# 491) and it was perfect! Had a view of the pool,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a friend's birthday. The hotel is under renovation, but we did not hear any disturbing noise during our one night here. It is walking distance from downtown, which was very convenient, as we could walk there after the evening had ended. The front desk personnel was very kind, and assisted us in whatever way they could.... More

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Shauna P, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. Every employee’s goal at the hotel is to have the guest leave happy. I am happy we provided the service you are deserving of. We are glad the renovations did not impact your stay and your comments will be shared with the hotel staff. Please come back and see us if you are in... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is key in Athens, because some "Athens" hotels are many miles away. Holiday Inn is well located - was clean, pleasant, and unremarkable - like a good holiday inn located in most other small cities i would stay there again.

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Duluth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I stayed here in conjunction with a UGA tour. Although the property was under reservation, we had a wonderful corner room which was spacious and overlooking the city (thanks to a free upgrade due to being a priority club member). Convenient location, nice exercise room, nice pool.

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Shauna P, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Thank you again for being an IHG Rewards Club member. The fitness center and pool are some of our recent improvements to our hotel and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed our new amenities. We appreciate your business and positive feedback. Please come back and visit us again if you are in the Athens area. Thank you. Shauna Polanco... More

Dover, New Hampshire
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel through Priceline's quote your own price deal. Overall, the hotel was okay but in some aspects a disappointment. The hotel is under renovation so the lobby entry is not readily evident. We stayed for one night, the room was clean but had a tiny bathroom. We were locked out of our room because our electronic keys... More

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Shauna P, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay. We understand some aspects of your stay were disappointing. I would like to ask you to contact me at 706-549-4433 to discuss this with you and so we as a hotel can look for ways to improve our services. Thank you for your time... More

Lawrence, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was put up at hotel after airline cancelled my flight and the airline put me in the Holiday Inn. The hotel was nicely renovated, and had all the proper amenities. Breakfast was good, and I was very comfortable there.

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Shauna P, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. We are pleased you were able to enjoy the improvements we have made to our hotel and you found our amenities to fit your needs. We aim to give our guests what you are only deserving of and would like for you to come back and stay with us again in... More

Abbotsford, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
32 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night and enjoyed the hotel. The room was nice, the breakfast was very good, and the hotel was located within walking distance of a number of nice restaurants near the university.

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Shauna P, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Ardy T, Thank you for choosing our hotel during your visit to Athens. We are happy you enjoyed your room and were able to join us in our Red Fearn Grille for breakfast. Please visit us for your next visit to Athens! More

Saint Paul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove for over 20 hours from MN and the front desk found us rooms hours before check-in so we could sleep! Staff was super friendly and always said hello. The beds were so comfortable!!!!!! I want to know where they get their pillows. Very nice place!

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Shauna P, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Squishes84, We are pleased to hear our front desk staff was able to accommodate you with an early check-in after 20 hours of traveling. We do our best to give our guests the best friendly service with a smile. Thank you for staying with us and please visit us again! More

Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The hotel is a beautiful hotel with great access to UGA and surrounding area. Overall I enjoyed the stay and the staff were super friendly and helpful. One thing I would mention would be the absence of signs leading to the hotel. I could not find the entrance of the hotel so I took the back door entrance that took... More

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Carolyn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Gihan J Thank you for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Athens. Thank you also for taking the time to share your experience. We will certainly be happy to share with our associates your comments regarding their being friendly and helpful. We apologize for the construction that we are doing in the front of the hotel and hope... More

Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My children and I stayed at this hotel for one night on our way to North Carolina from Florida. We had a pleasant stay. The room was clean and big. The view was of parts of downtown Athens. The check-in and check-out was easy and the desk agents were very polite & friendly. We did not utilize the pool or... More

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Carolyn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Hi Carrie H, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Athens and we appreciate you sharing your comments regarding your stay with us. We will be happy to share with our associates how friendly and polite they were. Our associates strive to make sure our guests feel at home and have everything they need during their stay.... More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Athens-University Area

Address: 197 East Broad Street, PO Box 1666, Athens, GA 30603
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Location: United States > Georgia > Athens
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Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Athens-University Area 3*
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Hotel Athens. Located on the corner of Broad and Lumpkin Streets in downtown Athens hotel, travelers will appreciate the hometown feel of this historic city as well as the more than forty dining and lounge options nearby. We are also in easy walking distance from the University of Georgia and only a four-mile drive from Ben Epps Regional Airport.This Athens hotel has two on-site fitness facilities to help you maintain your exercise regimen. Enjoy a swim year-round in our indoor pool or relax in our hot tub. Catch up on work or browse the web in our complimentary business center. Our Ginkgo Tree Restaurant & Lounge serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering tasty Southern cuisine including breakfast and lunch buffets with multiple options. For your convenience, we offer in-room dining, or visit our lounge to unwind and experience our nightly drink specials.Our event space and outstanding services make Holiday Inn Hotel Athens the Preferred Meeting Place. Our superior meeting staff coordinates your successful event down to the last detail, which makes us the favorite wedding, conference, banquet, military, reunion, and convention planners in the area.Businesses near hotel: Carrier, Certainteed, Weyehaeuser, Eaton CorporationAttractions near hotel: The Classic Center, State Botanical Gardens, Sanford Stadium ... more   less 
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