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Holiday Inn Athens-University Area
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   197 East Broad Street, PO Box 1666, Athens, GA 30603   |  
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2004

I stayed here for several weeks for a training class in Athens. When I arrived the door to the room was open and they were trying to air out the room. Apparently, someone 'had too much to drink' the weekend before and had vomited all over the carpet. What a welcome! Local calls were not free, no convenient vending, no breakfast, loud noise from bars and traffic...This is the first time I felt compelled to sleep on top of the sheets because of how disgusting they were. Hair in the tub, toilet, sink, bathroom floor? I would never stay in this hotel again. Never.

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, Dir. of Sales and Marketing at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review, January 31, 2005
In reference to the review of July 22, 2004, as manager of the hotel in question it is difficult for me to believe that this person actually stayed at our property. I do not say this lightly but rather in recognition of three specific items that were pointed out that do not seem to physically match our hotel. First, we have 14 Coke machines and 12 snack machines in our hotel. Secondly, local calls have been free for the past 10 years. Finally, our restaurant serves breakfast every day of the year, as well as room service is availbale. As for the other generic items pointed out by this reviewer, they can not be definitively disputed except in the general sense that our hotel is consistently rated by our guests as among the best in the Holiday Inn system. In conclusion I would invite this reviewer, or anyone else, to come on a room inspection tour. Our property is maintained to the highest standards and we take exceptional pride in our employees and property.
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Address: 197 East Broad Street, PO Box 1666, Athens, GA 30603
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Location: United States > Georgia > Athens
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Athens-University Area 3*
Number of rooms: 308
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Hotel Athens. Located on the corner of Broad and Lumpkin Streets in downtown Athens hotel, travelers will appreciate the hometown feel of this historic city as well as the more than forty dining and lounge options nearby. We are also in easy walking distance from the University of Georgia and only a four-mile drive from Ben Epps Regional Airport.This Athens hotel has two on-site fitness facilities to help you maintain your exercise regimen. Enjoy a swim year-round in our indoor pool or relax in our hot tub. Catch up on work or browse the web in our complimentary business center. Our Ginkgo Tree Restaurant & Lounge serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering tasty Southern cuisine including breakfast and lunch buffets with multiple options. For your convenience, we offer in-room dining, or visit our lounge to unwind and experience our nightly drink specials.Our event space and outstanding services make Holiday Inn Hotel Athens the Preferred Meeting Place. Our superior meeting staff coordinates your successful event down to the last detail, which makes us the favorite wedding, conference, banquet, military, reunion, and convention planners in the area.Businesses near hotel: Carrier, Certainteed, Weyehaeuser, Eaton CorporationAttractions near hotel: The Classic Center, State Botanical Gardens, Sanford Stadium ... more   less 
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