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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   555 East State Street, Athens, OH 45701
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Melissa L Bradford, Pennsylvania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was nice, not 5 star quality nice, but a comfortable place to stay. The check in and out procedure was easy and the staff was very kind and fun to chat with. The room and hallways where a bit untidy, but cleaner than most hotels I have been to in my travels. Just those small attention to details.... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Moving from Michigan to Florida. Just stopped for an overnight visit. Our room was spacious and ceilings high. Very impressed by the decor. Bed was great. My cat was allowed to stay for only $15. This hotel is adjacent to a lovely path with walking/biking paths and an Applebees. The breakfast had eggs, sausage, fruits, cereal, bagels, pancakes and cinnamon... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Have no complaints with the hotel as a whole. Clean, spacious, quiet and nice staff. Room 214 is over the employee's smoking area and the room smells like a smoking room when they are outside. In addition to the smoke, their conversations are easily heard. Avoided using the chair by the window due to the smell and noise. Will stay... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights just after Easter when visiting my boyfriend's family in Athens. Can't really comment on the value as my bf booked it and I've no idea how much it cost. Pros: 1. Very clean property and rooms. 2. Great breakfast included. 3. Room on the top floor at the end of the corridor was very quiet... More

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Morris, Illinois
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67 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We spent one night here while in town for graduation. The hotel was very nice and either new or recently renovated. Typical continental breakfast was included. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would stay again. The Hampton Inn in Athens is also very nice. It was disappointing that the raised the room rate during graduation weekend.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great hotel for business and families in the college town. Your expectations will be met with this Holiday Inn reservation. Easy walk to the AppleBee's is nice convenience. If you have to take the bus from the airport the hotel is a block from the Athens stop.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens, responded to this review

Dear Burgess H, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. We are so pleased you liked the fine location of our hotel in the area. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to improve and continually provide the best experience possible. Thank you for staying and we all hope... More

New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Second time that I have stayed here when visiting my gf. Will mostly stay here again because of the reviews I have read about other places. Pros: 1) Room was extremely clean as always with free Wi-Fi and breakfast included. Suite was the same price as my king sized room so upgraded. 2) Friendly hotel staff 2) Very close to... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Stayed here one night, last minute reservations. Very nice,clean, friendly people. Plenty of hot water for a great shower. Bought my Harley and rode 300 miles home that day. Free breakfast was excellent, plenty of food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I was very impressed with my stay at this Holiday Inn. The employees were nice, attentive and happy. Management was very helpful..When I made my reservation. It was made for Athens, Georgia. The manager researched my reservation and was able to call and cancel Georgia reservation and set me up in a room. They did not hesitate to take care... More

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DJ K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens, responded to this review

Dear rcsjcherbert, We appreciate you taking the time to submit a review for your recent stay and the 5 star rating. We know it takes a little extra time out of your schedule, and we thank you for the feedback. We are always eager to help our guests, and try to do so in any way possible. We do have... More

Water Valley, Mississippi
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Our party of 5 stayed overnight in a suite with two queens and one pull out sofa. The room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was very good. The room was smaller than the HI Express suite we stayed in the previous night, but that room was huge.

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DJ K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens, responded to this review

mkitchens, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! I'm pleased to know you enjoyed our hotel and had a nice visit. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and I'm glad you let us know we meet your expectations. Please stop by and visit the next time you are in the area! More

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Address: 555 East State Street, Athens, OH 45701
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Location: United States > Ohio > Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens 2.5*
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Holiday Inn Athens
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens Ohio

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Make yourself at home with Holiday Inn Express Athens Ohio. This choice Athens, OH hotel is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and is perfect for your leisure or business travel needs. Let our professional and friendly staff make your stay enjoyable in our brand new facility. We know you'll fee at home with us. Families will enjoy their stay at this Athens, Ohio hotel, located in one of the most haunted towns in America. Our hotel is close to several haunted attractions including Mt. Nebo, the Koons Spirit Room, the Ridges Cemetery and Old Lunatic Asylum. Our smoke-free hotel is conveniently located near Athens' attractions including the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Fur Peace Ranch, Stuart's Opera House and The Kennedy Museum of Art. Located one mile from Ohio University, our hotel is great for corporate travels. We offer easy access to U.S. Hwy 33 and 50. Columbus OH, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are within one to three hours by car. Ohio University is one mile and Hocking College is ten miles away. O'Bleness Hospital, Diagnostics Hybrids and Health Recovery Services are each 2 miles from us. Kerr Distributing is 15 miles away. In addition, we offer a 24-hour business center and free high-speed, wired and wireless Internet access to our guests. Stay Smart in our lovely Athens, OH hotel and enjoy a free hot breakfast, a large indoor pool with a spa, and a new fitness center. Let our hotel in Athens be your home in Athens on your next visit. ... more   less 
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