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Holiday Inn Athens-University Area

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197 East Broad Street, PO Box 1666, Athens, GA 30603
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Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in Athens
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Greenville, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want a walking distance hotel in Athens this is good. The restraunt is not too good. Rooms are clean. Nothing special. Everything worked. AC worked not as well as I would prefer. Staff was very good

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Top notch hotel. Staff ensures your event is well planned, prepared and executed. Hotel went through major renovation - top hotel in Athens along with great location near downtown and campus area. Parking is plentiful and very close to entertainment and restaurants

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Byron, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Holiday Inn is clean, comfortable, and staff is pleasant. But value is missing here. For similar prices, the Holiday Inn Express down the street is a better option. As mentioned above, you're getting a little less for your money. No complimentary breakfast, no microwaves or refrigerators in the rooms, thin walls. There is a restaurant on site, but the... More 

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

Dear QM, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your recent experience. We apologize that you didn't find the value in the room as compared to other mid scale hotels. We are considered to be a full service hotel with a full service restaurant which is the difference. We also do have some rates... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding our room was not a problem but the noise level definitely was a problem. All night we were awakened by a loud bell! If the traffic and construction noise wasn't enough to deal with the bell topped it off. On a positive note the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The hotel was within walking distance to... More 

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

Dear Dlbjkb, Thank you for sharing your experience during your recent stay with us. We do apologize for the noise that you encountered. The bell you heard is on the campus and the students ring the bell. We appreciate your compliments regarding the room being clean and comfortable and that you found our team to be helpful and professional. We... More 

United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Older hotel that really needs a major overhaul. My room was pretty grungy and elevator noise was loud. The place is kind of a maze due to some random expansions. The staff were super nice and the location is good.

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

Dear Bobcharli, We appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We apologize and agree that our hotel is unique in the layout and can be confusing for our guests. We are currently completing our new directional signage to make it easier to navigate thru the hotel. We would be happy to discuss the issues you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stayed for three nights on our first visit to Athens. We requested and were given a room in the north tower which I learned from reading reviews. My only negative comment is that the layout of the property is a bit confusing. Navigating from the car to the front desk back to the car and finally to the room was... More 

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

A TripAdvisor Member, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and apologize that the hotel seems confusing. We are currently working with a signage company and our goal when complete is to make it much easier for guests to navigate thru the hotel. We will be sure to share with... More 

Appling, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stayed at the Holiday Inn 1/25-1/27. The room was clean and comfortable. The layout of the property is somewhat odd due to adding on at various times. I stayed in a single Queen room. Others in our party received rooms in the executive tower which had nicer rooms - larger with king size beds. Great location. Close to many... More 

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

Dear ktsmalls, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Athens and sharing your experience with us. We apprecitate your feedback that you found the room clean and comfortable. The layout of our property is unique and sometimes can be confusing for our guests. We are currently working to get better directional signage. We will be sure to share your compliments... More 

Plano, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I was only here two nights, but had a wonderful experience. The best part was the staff, all of whom were friendly and courteous. My room (deluxe king) was very nice--as others have mentioned, the furnishings and linens are all wonderful. I didn't have a chance to try the hotel restaurant, but the area has a ton of great local... More 

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

Dear Plano_Phil, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to pass your compliments onto our team. We have to agree with you that the location is perfect for those guests visiting UGA or just want to take some time away and enjoy the unique culture of the Athens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We stayed in the holiday inn in Athens last weekend. We were in a great room, very nice people behind the desk. The breakfast cost $10 for the two of us and was excellent. Especially the blintzes. They had two different kinds of pillows and they were marked with embroidery on the pillow cases. Nice touch. I would have liked... More 

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

Dear Susan G Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding your recent stay with us. We will be sure to share with our team that you found them to be very nice. We will also let our food and beverage department know that you got a great value and enjoyed the blintzes. They just happen to... More 

Baltimore, MD
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The staff were absolutely incredible at every step of the way. We came on a very slow weekend just after Christmas so we were upgraded, and then when the exterior door did not work we were upgraded again to a suite without asking. The room furnishings are top drawer and the bedding and linens are luxury. The only negative with... More 

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

Dear MDPinkbird, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience regarding your recent stay. We will certainly share with our team that you enjoyed your room and the service. Our team take pride in making sure our guests expectations are met and exceeded. We agree that our location provides our guests easy access to UGA and the downtown... More 

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