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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 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 

Dallas, Georgia, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed Christmas Eve and Christmas night while visiting our grandchildren in Athens. It was perfect! The hotel was quiet, comfortable, completely updated...perfect for us to go and collapse at night after a day of playing with toddlers full of holiday excitement! It is also very conveniently located, right on the beautiful UGA campus, and in the perfect spot for... More 

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

Dear NanaMama2, Thank you for sharing your experience during your recent stay with us. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and had quality time with your grandchildren over the holidays. We will be sure to share this with our team. We also have to agree with you that location is great for those who want to... More 

Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our church youth group stayed here on Jan 2 and my daughter left her prescription eye glasses on the night stand. While it was ultimately her responsibility to ensure she had all of her belongings before leaving the room, I was very disappointed to be told nothing had been turned in when I called the hotel the next day. I... More 

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

Dear Melinda M, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate your business and apologize that we were unable to locate the pair of glasses that your daughter left behind. We understand that it is very frustrating for guests when they realize they have left something behind. Our rate of success in finding articles left behind... More 

Madisonville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have stayed at this property twice before this visit. There is very little bad about this hotel. The staff are very friendly and professional, the hotel is clean and quiet. Even though I booked through a third party site my room was upgraded without asking and probably my favorite room so far. It was HUGE, a corner with views... More 

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

Dear Joe C, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Athens. We know you have many lodging options to choose from and we appreciate you sharing your recent experience. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your room upgrade and we will also share that with out team. We look forward to your next visit with us and if... More 

Fortson, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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 

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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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Athens Holiday Inn
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Athens
#8 Business Hotel in Athens

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