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“Nice but.......” 4 of 5 stars
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Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   166 North Finley Street, Athens, GA 30601   |  
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice but.......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

Very nice Courtyard. Loks suspect at first but turns out to be okay. Needs to be about 3 blocks closer to campus and this would be the place. I stayed here because I'm a marrott rewards member, but next time I will stay at the hilton garden inn or the Holiday Inn. Both are in walking distance of everything downtown unlike this place. But this hotel is clean and the folks that work here are nice. Everything I asked for was taken care of or waiting when I arrived (refrigerator and pack and polay.) Nice place if you're with family and not worrid about bar hoping.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This hotel is still within walking distance several blocks to downtown and actually a more comfortable neighborhood then walking from Hotel Indigo.
Rooms, however, were even smaller but nice breakfast buffet and you can sit outside on patio overlooking pool.
Clean and staff extremely accommodating.
We bid this on Priceline after leaving Hotel Indigo who wouldn't accept same price we paid all week so we left to come here.
After checking out, we had a large group that needed to stay 1 more night despite being a busy weekend, with rates going up. The manager accepted our old rate for the one more night.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Crystal B, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. Although I'm sure it would have been easier had you been able to stay where you were I'm very happy you gave us a try. Our rooms can be a little smaller depending on the room type but the trade off is a large pool and a fabulous veranda. The veranda is nice anytime of the year either with a cold beverage overlooking the pool or with a hot one sitting by the fireplace. Lots of nooks to have quite conversations in so I'm really happy you enjoyed it. If you return to Athens again I hope you'll come back and stay with us! Thanks again for the review!

Hospitably,
Donna McHugh
General Manager
cy.ahncy.gm@marriott.com
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Just spent the last 2 nights here, staff was amazing, lobby beautiful, rooms nice a little small. Was there with two 15 year old boys for a baseball tournament so we got 2 beds, I was fine alone in my full/double size bed but the boys where sardines on there's, needless to say beds are small (if hubby was there probably would have kicked him out :) was disappointed there was no complimentary breakfast spent 25 dollars on 3 breakfast sandwiches that came with a tiny cup of fruit (maybe 6 small pieces) was very close to everything

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay with us while in town for the baseball tournament! We are glad you enjoyed the new lobby renovations. We are very proud of the great staff that we have and their ability to provide our guest the best service possible. However, I am sorry that our rooms and breakfast prices did not meet your expectations. Thank you for choosing the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Athens and we look forward to seeing you for the next baseball tournament!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

Nothing fancy but clean and well designed. Comfortable bed. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caleb T, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review, June 17, 2012
Thank you for the positive review of our hotel. We are glad that you like the design since we just completed our lobby renovation. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Athens.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

My wife and I stayed at this hotel one night for pleasure recently. I would say the entire staff is extremely nice and courteous. Very respectful and attentive. Checkin staff, wait staff at the bar, and maintenance staff. I was very pleasantly surprised at the consistency of the courtesy with the entire staff. That outstanding experience is not lost on me.
We had a meal and drinks at the hotel, and everything was quite good. The menu is fairly limited, as you might expect.
The room is dated. Old carpet, furnishings, and popcorn ceilings. Our door had some issues closing, but it was only minor overall.
Don’t hesitate to stay here for business or pleasure. Great location convenient to downtown Athens. Would have given it a 5-star rating with a refreshed interior and rooms. However, I would definitely stay here again due to their exceptional service.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caleb T, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review, June 14, 2012
Thank you for choosing to say with us on your recent visit to Athens and providing us with your feedback. I am glad to hear that your stay was overall good. Our entire staff takes pride in providing the best customer service. However, I am sorry that our rooms fell below your expectations. Again thank you for choosing the Courtyard by Marriott and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Athens.
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Danbury, North Carolina, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

If you are larger than a hobbit, ... DO NOT STAY HERE. The rooms are absolutely tiny... the halls ways are also small and maze like and the decor dark and depressing. Absolutely no comparison to other Courtyards I have stayed in . We are here for graduation and booked 6 months ago. Everything is full or we would surely get out of here.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Like some other recent reviewers have mentioned, this hotel must have undergone some renovations in recent years, because I was very happy with our stay. They are also in the process of further renovations to update to the latest Courtyard lobby layout. The hotel was clean and everything seemed very new, especially compared to the scary-looking Days Inn right across the street. All of the staff was very friendly, and the check-in clerk gave us plenty of information on how to get around Athens, where to eat, entertainment choices, etc. It is easy walking distance to the campus and to plenty of great choices for meals and nightlife. It is a reasonably steep uphill climb to get to either - no big deal if you are reasonably fit, but could be a challenge if you have physical limitations or small kids to carry or push around. Rooms and bathrooms are standard good Courtyard quality, and it is an unusual layout for a Courtyard since they actually have a courtyard, where the pool is located. It is smallish but we had a pleasant time swimming and enjoying the day after working up a sweat walking around campus. Breakfast is complimentary continental. It's nothing that will blow your mind, and it would be nice if they had more protein choices other than just yogurt. But it did include fresh fruit, which was nice, and not every Courtyard includes breakfast in the hotel price - so I can't complain. This was one stay in the middle of a week-long vacation so we were happy to have an on-site laundry facility to use - $1/load wash/dry but they give you free detergent and dryer sheets. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 166 North Finley Street, Athens, GA 30601
Location: United States > Georgia > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 105
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