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Holiday Inn Athens-University Area

#7 of 21 Hotels in Athens
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3.0 of 5
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Aiken, SC
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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Atlanta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are seeing a show at the Georgia Theatre - this is your place. Only a block and a half away! Oh, how a little research will make your stay better! Someone suggested to request the North Tower - great advice! Check-in took forever - at least 20 minutes standing in line for my turn with two women working... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's super convenient to the university. And there is parking for your car. There's a great cupcake shop right across the street and a great pizza place about a block away. It's a good place to stay if you need to be at the university.

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

Dear Jill F, Thank you for taking the time to post a candid review of our property during your business trip. We’re glad that our location was suitable to your business travel and regarded our parking facility. Thank you again for your kind comments and we hope to have the honor of serving you again should your travels bring you... More 

Augusta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my 2nd time at this hotel and was very disappointed. My first stay was in the North Tower (newer part of hotel) and stay was excellen. My recent visit as well as my second was horrible. I was placed in room 267 and did not like at all. It was a queen room and very, very small. The... More 

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

Dear Sandra W, Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear your positive feedback about the comfortable mattress, quality of food at the restaurant, friendly staff and ample parking space. Our hotel is committed to providing our guests with the highest quality services and facilities. It is regrettable that you were... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off overnight here on way back to Scotland. A huge hotel surrounded by the University. Perfectly adequate. Did everything we wanted and at a reasonable price. Breakfast summed it up--very average. Rooms were fine as was the bar.

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

Dear Tony D, Thank you very much for your feedback. We value your comments, as they enable us to further improve our services and to surpass the very high standards our guests expect. Please accept our sincere apologies for falling short of your expectations on some aspect of your stay. I assure you that every comment, no matter how small,... More 

Madisonville, Kentucky
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed here on a couple of other occaisons. I have not been disappointed at this property. The staff are always friendly and accommodating. The rooms are large and comfortable. Each time I've stayed I've had a mini fridge and microwave in my room. It's not a brand new property, but I don't think it shows its age at... More 

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Hayesville, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

They tried very hard to give great service but the but the lifts were not working. I will stay there again for the very good service. Very good breakfast and the bar people were wonderful. The hotel is right downtown.

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South Florida, Florida
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440 reviews 440 reviews
162 hotel reviews
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

When you’re reading this review, make sure you have the right Holiday Inn; this is the one that is at 197 East Broad (there’s another a couple blocks away that is farther from the downtown area, but still on Broad Street). Let me just say, for location, you can NOT beat this amazing location. The Univ of Georgia is right... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I'll start this with the caveat that the hotel could have been having an off weekend due to so many events taking place in Athens this past weekend. While the room was clean, the staff was friendly, and the location was definitely convenient (it's walkable to many restaurants and coffeshops, including the UGA campus), there were definitely things that could... More 

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

Dear Kermit753, Thank you for taking the time to convey your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We certainly work very hard to ensure our guests receive the very best service we can provide each and every day. Whilst we are pleased with your positive comments with our location, staff and the room cleanliness, we regret to know the... More 

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