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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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Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014
Judi H Canton, Georgia, United States
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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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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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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163 reviews 163 reviews
88 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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

Charleston, South Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This hotel is very convenient to the UGA campus (literally across the street). No other hotel is this close but both Hilton Garden Inn and Hotel Indigo are certainly nicer properties. Safe and secure property due to the fence all around creating only 2 ways in and out of the hotel. I have only stayed during UGA home games (upwards... More

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

Dear SC_Dawg1996 We would like to thank you for your comments. We also thank you for being a loyal guest to our hotel. We do our best to provide our guests with great service and we will forward you comments to everyone on our team. Please feel free to contact me if you ever need any future assistance. I may... More

Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here in September of 2014. We chose this hotel based on reviews, location and price. We were here just one night and were looking for something close to campus because we were visiting the pharmacy school. When we checked in, we were upgraded to a better room due to the fact that my husband is... More

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

Dear smalltowngalGeoria, Thank you for being an IHG Rewards Club member. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and you enjoyed your complimentary upgrade and the hotel’s surrounding area. We invite you to stay with us again on you next visit to Athens. We look forward to seeing you! Shauna Polanco Guest Services Manager More

Athens, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The staff at this hotel was friendly and professional. The rooms are updated and clean. The location is convenient to UGA and the downtown area. Easy check in. Reasonable price with AAA rate. This is where I would stay if visiting Athens!

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

Dear AD, Thank you for being our guest when you visited Athens. We de our best to give our guests friendly and professional service and your feedback will be shared with all of our staff. We are glad you enjoyed our location next to UGA and in the heart of downtown. We invite you to be our guest in the... More

Rossville, Georgia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The hotel is centrally located very well to UGA. It's less than a mile from Sanford Stadium, but is literally right next to the campus of the University of Georgia. The room was nice and clean. We stayed in the older section of the hotel. They have a pool. Some hotels down there don't. You are walking distance from many... More

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

Dear Tony B, Thank you for staying with us when you were in Athens. We appreciate your comments and encouraging others guests to enjoy our hotel, amenities and surrounding area as well. We are pleased you found your room to be clean and the area to be safe. We invite you to visit our hotel again in the future. Thank... 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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Athens-University Area 3*
Number of rooms: 308
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