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Holiday Inn Express Athens

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1819 Holiday Drive, Athens, TN 37303
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Ranked #3 of 10 hotels in Athens
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I travel to Athens about 4 times a year on business; this is probably the best hotel in town, but don't get too excited. It is clean, right off I-75 and Ruby Tuesday is right across the street. But lately the rates have increased, and these are times of minimal inflation. The hotel is tired, and increasingly appears to be... More

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Hiexpress A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Athens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review & your business. I do apologize for the unsatisfactory stay during your last visit & that you feel the appearance of the hotel is less than your expectations. We are currently in process of renovation and carpet and wall vinyl are due within the next month. We strive very hard to accommodate all guests &... More

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I had driven for 14 hours from Florida on my way home to Cincinnati and I couldn't drive any further. So lucky for me there was a Holiday Inn Express in Athens, very convenient, right off the expressway. It was past Midnight but they were happy to see me and found me a perfect room with a King Bed. I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Only a one day visit but a nice experience : Pros : Nicely renovated, new feel. Clean comfortable rooms with modern updated furniture + tv. Quick access to Highway 75. Nice breakfast area, Overall this was a very nice hotel. I think in some ways that is a problem as this is the benchmark so far for me as on... More

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Henderson Harbor, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Nice room-big and clean-well appointed. Microwave didn't want to work- maybe us. Soft sheets compared to others on this trip.Spa and pool were enjoyed on cold evening. No apparent deals offered but not bargain hunting. Got our money's worth.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Traveling through Tennessee we missed our Clevland exit and I'm glad we did. Stopped at the Holiday Inn Express right off the interstate in Athens TN . Checked right into a very clean spacious room. Friendly staff and free hot breakfast.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We needed a late night stop and have had good success with this brand. I called ahead by 20 minutes and the desk clerk found us a room. Yea! It was almost 1 AM. For our short night sat I would have expected a discount but forgot to ask. I had 2 problems with our room. First, it was dirty.... More

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

Dear epcotitis, Thank you so much for your candid review of our hotel. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience you have experienced and for the room conditions that did not meet your expectations. Our goal is to provide clean and comfortable stay to all of our valued guest and make their stay a memorable one. I have taken... More

12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We came down for our daughters graduation and since we are Priority Club Members we picked this hotel for our free points stay. The hotel gave us a room upgrade and it was a beautiful room with great comfortable beds. The room was spacious with a modern decor. It was clean with a relaxing chair and ottoman. There was a... More

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High Point, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 2 night's and had 2 excellent night's of sleep. Cookies available each evening. the daily breakfast is not like most hotel breakfast it actually is very good. The nice lady who handles the breakfast in the morning is quite an asset to their company.Everyone from maintenance to manager very helpful very friendly.

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Dothan, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I'm a consultant that spends a lot of time in hotels. I prefer Residence Inns, but there's not one in this area, so I stayed in the Holiday Inn Express. It's OK, with a good, clean room, breakfast, refrigerator in the room, etc. There's a pool and hot tub, and "excersize room." The ho-hum parts... two or three times a... More

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

Dear Ed S, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. We are deeply sorry for the over all experience you had during your stay that did not live up to your expectations. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

i have stayed in alot of hotels and never have I stayed in a place where EVERYONE from the check in staff to the housekeepers were so nice and friendly. Jean, who did the breakfast, was extremely nice, friendly and efficient. It was so nice to stay in such a welcoming place. Will recommend this place to any and all... More

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Address: 1819 Holiday Drive, Athens, TN 37303
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Athens 2.5*
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Come experience the scenic beauty and comfort of the Holiday Inn Express Athens, Tennessee, a smoke-free facility, located between Knoxville and Chattanooga on I-75 at exit 49. For the adventurous, we are just a short drive from the Smokey Mountain Cherahola Skyway and the famous Dragon Back boasting more hairpin turns than any other 13 mile stretch of road in the US a cyclists dream. For the tired and weary, our spacious rooms offer a relaxing experience after a long day of travel or business. If what you need is a little physical activity, take a dip in our indoor pool or spa, work out in our fitness room or enjoy the peaceful walking trail at Athens Regional Park located 1/4 mile from our hotel. Check out our best amenity our courteous and professional staff. ... more   less 
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