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“Very good stopping point off I-65” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Athens
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   16074 Athens-Limestone Blvd, Athens, AL 35611   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Athens
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Baton Rouge, LA
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89 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Very good stopping point off I-65”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

A very nice Holiday Inn Express. We were looking for a place to stop for the night while heading south on I-65. There's not much available between Franklin, TN and Birmingham so we were grateful for this convenient and pleasant place.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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holiday16074, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Athens, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your return!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Indiana
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We stayed here when attending a funeral in the area. Very clean and friendly staff. the breakfast was your normal. Seemed as though everyone but us wanted pancakes from the machine but try as she did, pancakes didn't want o come out! Did find several gnats in the breads, didn't eat the breads. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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holiday16074, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Athens, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Thank you very much for your review, your feedback means so much to us! I am very sorry for the circumstances in which you stayed with us and I hope that we did everything we could to make this difficult time a little easier for you and your family. That wonderful pancake machine is a fan favorite but can be troublesome sometimes. I do aplogize about any inconvenience you experienced during our breakfast as we do strive to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. We are working very hard to correct any problems that we may have so we can make your stay with us as pleasant as possible. I am very happy to hear that you will stay with us again in the future and we look forward to your return.
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st. louis, mo.
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly staff right from the front door! Extra clean EVERYTHING! Beds were super comfortable, same high quality mattress we have at home. Clean bathrooms.
Nice hot and free breakfast.
Close to several restaurants and we were even given cards for free appetizers at nearby places.
Will stay again as we travel to and from our vacation spot in Florida.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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holiday16074, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Athens, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! I am so happy to hear that our staff made your stay feel perfect! This is a great accomplishment for us and to hear that you will stay with us again in the future is even better!
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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We were driving through Alabama and decided to stay the night in Athens. The staff is wonderful from the night staff to the morning staff. The bed has to be one of the most comfortable we have even slept in. The complimentary breakfast was beyond great. The cinnamon rolls are to die for!!

Room Tip: the room with 2 queen beds seems large
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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holiday16074, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Athens, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are also in agreement on the cinnamon rolls, they are the best! The staff will be very happy to hear that they had a part in making your stay with us wonderful and we hope that you will stay with us again in the future if your travels take you back to our area!
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Pensacola, Florida
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

More than a typical HIE and relatively new. Rooms are clean and comfortable. My standard room included both a refrigerator and a microwave. Unlike most HIE's, this one has excellent bathroom ventilation. Staff here are delightful and accommodating. I always enjoy the friendly chitchat with the breakfast servers. Hotel is located within walking distance of several decent chain restaurants.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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holiday16074, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Athens, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Thank you so much for you kind review! There are several hotels on this exit to choose from so it is especially nice to hear that you have chosen our hotel more than once. We hope that you will continue to stay with us in the future and, as always, we look forward to your return.
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Crete, Illinois, United States
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40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Hotel is right off I 65 and close to lots of restaurants. IHOP and Cracker Barrel close by for breakfast and many dinner restaurants also nearby. There is a great steak place right next door to the hotel but I can't remember the name. Very good food.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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holiday16074, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Athens, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are very lucky to have so many wonderful restaurants all in walking distance from our hotel. We all work together to give our guests the best possible experience we can while in our area so that you will stay with us again in the future.
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Muskegon, Michigan
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103 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We always stay in Athens, AL on our way back from Florida and this year decided to stay at the Holiday Inn Express instead of Best Western. The prices were not real far apart so we made our reservation there. We were very, very pleased with our room. Much larger than the BW and the rooms all open to an inside hallway versus outside doors. The room was very, very clean, the beds were comfortable with a choice of pillows. The bathroom was large and well stocked and contrary to one review I read, the shower was not difficult to operate since I have the same type of shower in my home but I can see someone needing directions if they were not use to that kind of system. The breakfast in the morning was excellent with the lady staffing it asking if there was anything else we needed. In fact, we arrived down stairs early and they invited us in and got things out for us. They could not have been more helpful. We will definitely make plans to stay there and at other locations in the future. The room was quiet with the exception of a rude guest slamming doors late in the evening, that is not the hotels fault!

Room Tip: I asked for a room on the top floor so I didn't have to worry about anyone above me.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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holiday16074, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Athens, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Your feedback means so much to me and to the staff and we look forward to your stay with us again when your travels bring you our way.
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Address: 16074 Athens-Limestone Blvd, Athens, AL 35611
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Location: United States > Alabama > Athens
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Athens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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