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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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  • 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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Brunswick, Georgia
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late, well early in the morning at approx.1:00am. We were greeted by the front desk person who quickly confirmed our reservation and processed the paperwork efficiently. We were in our room in record time. Even though we didn't have many hours to sleep we all had a good nights rest. Breakfast was great and the best part is... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was way outdated and it gave me the creeps. The rooms are ok but I think the hotel is ready for a little work. They do have a great dining area on the 1st floor the lobby is sort of weird. It looks more like the lobby of a bank then a hotel. overall ok!

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Augusta, Georgia, United States
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44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is conveniently located just across the street from the University of Georgia campus and just a few blocks away from the downtown area of Athens. Perfect for walking to restaurants and taverns in the area. The front desk staff were very accommodating and friendly. Check in was seamless. However I was sure the clerk was joking when she... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a hotel near UGA and the Holiday Inn is right next to campus. There was plenty of parking when we arrived on a Friday afternoon. Check in was fast and easy. We walked across the street and wandered around campus a little bit. Then we walked over to the downtown area. There are many shops and restaurants right... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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

Dear ronniecook7, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. It is good to know that you found our location to be convenient and our hotel to be nice. However, we would like to apologize for the shortcomings of our housekeeping staff during your visit. We give the utmost importance to our guest... More 

Cape May Beach
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258 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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 July 11, 2015

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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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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