Granted there may be a day when rooms at the Marriott or one of the B & Bs closer into Athens are all booked or the rates are ridiculous due to a home game or a graduation or something, and on that day you may find yourself thinking about booking a room here at the ... whatever Inn. It’s not the Days Inn, not the Residence Inn, not the Hampton Inn... it will come to me. Anyway, my advice is think twice. If you must, you must, but think twice.
On the plus side, the Inn is conveniently located at exit 130 along I-20. There is a Waffle House at the base of the hill the Inn is built upon (that is a better breakfast option than the minimum buffet provided by the Inn). The rooms are clean. The water pressure is good.
Do NOT use the online room reservation service. That service is NOT part of the Inn but a 3rd party vendor. When I booked a room via that route, I somehow wound up with two rooms even though the Inn sent me confirmation for just one. Fortunately the sweet young woman at the evening desk was able to sell the extra room and relieve me of the hassle of challenging the screwed up booking.
Note to management: pay that woman more. She is better than you deserve in an employee.
To continue, the minuses at this Inn outnumber the pluses. All rooms have exterior doors just a few feet from the parking lot. Bright light pours in so that one must draw the shade tight over the window. There is some road noise and a train rolls through around 5 am. The room had a slightly musty smell and was drearily decorated in faded earth tones “highlighted” by a dingy yellow wall.
The room does have a small flat screen TV (not high def), a microwave atop a mini fridge, an ironing board (does anyone iron while traveling anymore?) and an Amana AC Heating unit in the exterior wall which was a bit balky. The bed was serviceable, no better. Screw holes were scattered in the bathroom marking spots where previous fixtures once stood. The room looked and felt worn out.
Greensboro is really not all that close to Athens, figure 45 minutes to an hour, depending. If some function in Athens is the reason for your visit to this area, you might want to consider staying closer into Atlanta, at a better hotel, and just getting an earlier start in the morning. If you are just passing through on your way east or west along I-20, than travel another 45 minutes and get to nicer hotels in either direction.
At checkout I asked for a receipt to be emailed and was told the Jameson (that’s it!) does not yet have that option. This is the 21st century, is it not? The Inn does take online reservations albeit poorly and with apparent errors, but does not send accurate confirmations or provide receipts.
Query to management: is it time to merge with another company, one which knows what they’re doing?
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.