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“friendly service, good location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown

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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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Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Athens
Mssachusetts
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137 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“friendly service, good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The lobby is nice and newly renovated. The rooms could probably use some renovation. Convenient location walking distance to good restaurants and the university.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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CYAthensGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Thank you so much for your comments. It’s great that you found our staff friendly and accommodating, we love what we do and always hope it shows through to our guests. We are very happy how the lobby turned out and love that you are too. The rooms had a renovation a few years ago however it was felt that the hard goods such as the desk, dresser and end tables were in good condition so those were kept. We really appreciate that you stayed with us and gave us feed back and hope you will return if ever in Athens.

Best regards,
Donna McHugh, GM
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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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Jasper, Georgia
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89 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Always a smile when I come to this property. Right in the middle of town on North Finley. Rooms are set up strange. Second floor is really ground floor and first floor is below (if that makes sense). Ask for second floor room its like asking for the old down and out if you a old time traveler.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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CYAthensGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Love that you’re always met with a smile! I’m very fortunate to work with a team that truly loves what they do. Yes we are definitely set up a little strange, we like to think it gives us lots of character and charm. We are set up like a horseshoe with the elevator in the middle. The guests check-in on the second floor which is level with the parking lot and street, our first floor rooms are located around and open out to the pool. The second floor rooms are awesome in that some open both to the parking lot (you walk up a couple of stairs like a little apartment) and to the interior hall. Very much like down and outs, this property calls them drive up rooms and they are our most requested rooms. They aren’t your traditional outside entrance rooms since people don’t walk in front of them to get to other rooms. We also have third floor rooms for our more traditional guests. Thank you so much for your comments and for staying with us!

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Donna McHugh, GM
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed here while catching a UGA game. Convenient to downtown and campus, however the rooms are not what you expect for a Courtyard. Our room was very small, in the basement, with exterior entrances. The room was clean but had to have an insanely noisy dehumidifier. Tiny bathroom with little sink space. We payed a steep price to stay here on a football weekend. It was a bed to sleep in, that's about it.
I will say however that the employees were friendly and the lobby was nice.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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CYAthensGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and taking a moment to post comments about your stay. We’re very happy that you liked the staff and service however we’re disappointed that you didn’t like the room you were in. During the UGA football season every room in the city is priced much higher, much like hotels on the beach in the summer. We also have very little flexibility during that time since the majority of our guests are regulars who request a particular room.
We just received new ptacs (air conditioner/heating units) which have a built in dehumidifier so no more noisy dehumidifiers for the rooms! They are amazing and run quieter than units without a dehumidifier. Our first floor rooms were made to open out and around the pool area for a true courtyard feel. Although they aren’t basement rooms they may seem that way with a dehumidifier in them. It just gets so humid in the summer in Athens that we needed them until we found this new solution.
I apologize we didn’t meet your expectations and hope if you are every in Athens again you will give us a chance to make it up to you.

Best regards,
Donna McHugh, GM
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great location near the heart of downtown Athens! Nicely maintained hotel which is very convenient to all the city has to offer. The lobby was recently renovated with a new restaurant with a variety of menu choices.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rochester MN
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

The lobby looked updated and modern, the staff was super friendly but the room is very outdated was put on the lower level and even had a dehumidifier that was as loud as a generator. The blanket was so thin....seriously let's update courtyard.

Stayed October 2013
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CYAthensGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thank you for your feedback on our hotel. We’re so happy you found our staff super friendly, we love what we do! It’s very disappointing that you didn’t enjoy your room, including the blanket and having a dehumidifier. The comforters on the beds are the Marriott package which is a year round comforter, I apologize it wasn't as heavy as you'd prefer. The dehumidifiers have been replaced with an amazing new heating and air unit that has one built in and is super quite. Although we have been working on this solution for a long time, comments like yours are what helped show the need.
I apologize we didn’t exceed your expectations during your stay and hope if you’re ever in Athens again you will give us another opportunity.

Best regards,
Donna McHugh, GM
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Norcross
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This hotel is convenient to downtown Athens. The rooms are clean and the hotel is quiet. The staff is friendly and helpful. Nice little grill downstairs near lobby for breakfast. Healthy options and good coffee.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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92 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is a wonderful place to stay. It is quite and convenient with free parking. Courtyard is always topnotch and worth a few extra dollars. Our Sunday night , non-football week end was a great bargain. Rates go up for the work week but it averaged out to a reasonable stay. Their is Starbucks coffee and breakfast for purchase in the morning and other food items in the evening.
The fireplace and veranda overlooking the pool is a nice touch. I didn't use the gym because I love to walk in Athens. Downtown shopping, restaurants and entertainment are just a 2 block walk.The staff could not be nicer.

Room Tip: I wished I was on the lobby floor instead of upstairs.That would be more convenient to parking and l...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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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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