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Holiday Inn Athens-University Area

3.0 of 5 197 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
  • 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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Fortson, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice hotel...great staff and a great location if like us you are bringing your child to sign up at UGA. we walked to where he had to go and didn't have to worry about dealing with traffic times.Had a great time at the Holiday Inn and at UGA You can't go wrong with this one if your visiting the area... More 

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

Dear james n, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Athens during your recent visit to the area. We also appreciate you sharing your experience. We will be happy to share with our team how great the service was. We have to agree that our location is great for those who want to experience UGA or explore the downtown culture... More 

Covington, Georgia
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
42 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel was great. It is not new, and the only drawbacks are the thin walls and heavy doors that slam early in the morning. However, there are many great things about this hotel. The hotel is super clean and very comfy! The location, right on Broad St, is fantastic. All within walking distance are many bars and neat restaurants!... More 

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

Dear tras99, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Athens and taking the time to share your experience. We will be sure to share with our team how well you enjoyed your stay and the restaurant. There are many restaurants within walking distance from the hotel that are unique to Athens and give our guests many more options. We appreicate... More 

atlanta, GA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel location is very good, easy walking distance to downtown Athens and access to all the restaurants. Very close to UGA campus convenient. The hotel staffs are very friendly and professional. Lobby area clean, hotel is in renovation mode but I have no problem of what they are doing. The room is clean and fresh. Very enjoyable stay and... More 

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

Dear dadyrtb, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Athens. We appreicate your business and are happy to hear that you found your stay pleasant and the hotel clean and fresh. We agree that there are many restaurants within walking distance from the hotel which gives our guests a chance to explore and enjoy the culture of Athens. We look... More 

Athens, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't usually think much of hotel food, especially in athens where there are so many great restaurants. However, the annual thanksgiving dinner here is awesome! All the food is homemade and great quality and lots of it. Special thanks to our server Troy and our hostess Hannah (who found us a table even though we did not have reservations).... More 

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Thank you for your kind remarks regarding our staff, service and the food that is carefully selected each year as we celebrate our annual Thanksgiving Dinner. We appreciate all of our guests who make this holiday special by joining us each year to enjoy our wide variety of homemade foods. We appreciate the compliments to our staff, as we pride... More 

Canton, Georgia, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Only a block from the UGA campus and less than 10 blocks from the Classic Center. Only downside was the fire alarm at 11:30 and no staff anywhere to explain what was going on or if it was safe to return. That's the only reason it is 4 instead of 5

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

Dear Judi, We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We're glad that you found the hotel exceeded your expectations, and that our location was satisfactory for your business in town. We do sincerely apologize for the difficulty with the fire alarm; your feedback has been heard, and we will endeavor to respond better to similar situations in the... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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162 reviews 162 reviews
87 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Noise now from new construction across Braod St. and behind property where demolition is underway. Traffic noise continues with rooms without soundproof windows. Pools is cloosed on Oct 17th on 79-degree sunny day, sugessting poor management flexubility. Hard king beds combined with stiff pillows make for uncomfortable sleep. Windon has minor shades cannot shield loud traffic noise. Slow elevetors abound.... More 

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

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us! We're glad to have had you as a guest, but we're sorry to hear that your experience was less than ideal. We sincerely apologize for the difficulties with the construction, and we apologize that you were unsatisfied with your experience at our buffet. Please know that your comments were taken... More 

Talking Rock,Ga
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel several times while in town for work. It is close to several hot spots, but I usually go to the restaurant/bar in the hotel. The bartenders are great, and on several occasions, after I placed my order, the chef actually walked out and personally asked me how I wanted my meal prepared, and how... More 

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

Dear dg68, Thank you so much for being a continuous guest at our hotel. We are very happy to hear that you had such a pleasurable experience at our Redfearne Grille, and we thank you for your positive review of our restaurant staff. We look forward to having you as a guest at our hotel in the future. Shauna Polanco,... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Older hotel but kept up , clean, large rooms, flat screen Tv's, free Wi-Fi, bar, free parking. Free coffee but breakfast is extra but right downtown where you can walk to many restaurants. Best location in Athens especially on game weekends

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

Dear reeldiamond, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We appreciate your kind words about our amenities, and we're happy that our location was good for your purposes. We hope that you'll choose to stay with us again next time you're in Athens. We look forward to seeing you! Shauna Polanco Guest Services Manager More 

Leesburg, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I enjoyed staying at the Holiday Inn for the cleaniness of the room as well as the restful night's sleep. The location is great for walking to the Classic Center, eating and shopping in the downtown area.

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a positive review. We're glad to hear that everything was pleasant during your stay, and that our location met your needs as a guest in Athens. We're also happy that you found your room clean and quiet, and we hope that you'll choose to stay with us again in your future... More 

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We have stayed at this property many times in past years. We were traveling with small children and specifically reserved a suite. Upon arrival we found that it was unavailable. By way of apology we were given a room with a suite and another single room a few doors down. The suite had a half-finished kitchen, a shower but no... More 

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

We're happy to have had you as guests, but we apologize that your stay was not up to our usual standards of excellence. I appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your issues. I'd like to ask you to contact me at 706-594-4433 to discuss these problems and help us avoid the same difficulties going forward. More 

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Address: 197 East Broad Street, PO Box 1666, Athens, GA 30603
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Location: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Athens-University Area 3*
Number of rooms: 308
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Athens-University Area Hotel Athens
Athens Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Athens
#6 Business Hotel in Athens

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