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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for an overnight during a drive from Florida to Ohio. The rooms were nice and clean which was our most important requirement. The breakfast in the morning was the typical HIX fare with the cinnamon rolls being the favorite as usual.

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

Thank you for the great review. I am pleased that we were able to accommodate you during your travels. Yes, those cinnamon rolls are a favorite of many. We do you visit us again in the future. Best Wishes, Melissa C. More

ann arbor
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of 4 at the end of a long family vacation. We decided to stop in Athens after a long day on I-75. There are several hotels in the area but we took one look at the Holiday Inn Express and pronounced it to be the one. Great choice for us. Right off the exit and located close to plenty... More

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Richardson, Texas
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255 reviews 255 reviews
33 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Holiday Inn Express offers what you would expect from this version of their chain. Clean Rooms, nice amenities, and friendly staff that doesn't break the bank. Quality of the room was good, and I was able to secure a room towards the end of the hallway, away from the noisy areas. My only complaint is that the black out... More

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Melissa C, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Athens, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. I do apologize for the inconvenience of the black out curtains & hope that we can better serve you in the future. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed in this hotel for a week with my disabled mother. Staff: helpful and accommodating. They worked overtime trying to help my mother with her needs related to her disability. When they were briefly unable to find a component to make the pool chair lift work, they gave us a free nights stay. The lady who was serving... More

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Melissa C, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Athens, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your review and wonderful comments. We strive very hard to accommodate our guests and deliver the ultimate guest experience. It was a pleasure of ours to serve you and your family during your time in Athens, TN. More

17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
17 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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

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Address: 1819 Holiday Drive, Athens, TN 37303
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Athens
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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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