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#6 of 23 hotels in Athens
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4.4
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Welcome to Graduate Athens - where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay. Perhaps you've noticed we've made a home in the Foundry, where blacksmiths crafted famed works like the UGA Arch and the Double-Barreled Cannon. We're located near downtown Athens and just a short walk from the scenic and historic UGA campus. Our hotel has crafted the perfect setting for a wedding, company meet up and is the all-around smartest place to stay in Athens, GA.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
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Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Patio
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Interconnected rooms available
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
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Jessica H wrote a review Mar 2024
Cooksville, Maryland60 contributions64 helpful votes
Quirky, fun, comfortable and great place to stay in Athens. Not for you if you want the big hotel experience. Also be prepared that it is motel style. I liked all the "student" touches and bed was very comfortable.
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JessicahH6605MQ, thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the quirky, fun, and comfortable atmosphere we strive to provide. We understand that our style may not suit everyone, but we're thrilled that you found our 'student' touches charming and that you had a great night's sleep on our comfortable beds. We hope to welcome you back again in the future! Jacob Veiga, Director of Rooms
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rachel wrote a review Mar 2024
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
This place is a complete dump on the inside and outside! The rooms ARE NOT INSIDE THE BRICK LOBBY BUILDING. Very misleading (the front desk staff agreed)! The rooms are in a former motor inn converted to a "motel" across the way. On the outside, the shutters are broken, the paint is flaking, and the "hallway" wreaks of mold. The hotel room also smelled like mold. I wish I could put the smell here. We did not stay there due to these awful conditions. I emailed the hotel and asked them to contact me but no response. Oh - one more thing - THERE IS NO ELEVATOR!! Don't walk away - run away from this place!
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Lindsey M wrote a review Mar 2024
Fayetteville, Georgia5 contributions
The sheets were stained and dirty on one of the beds, the sink wasn't clean, there was a blue towel left on the floor. I'm an insulin department dependent diabetic and my insulin has to be kept cold. The refrigerator in our room didn't work! Also, I was told when I made the reservation that I would be able to get a roll away bed, all I needed to do was ask the reservation desk when I checked in. That was false information. The attendant told me they didn't even have roll away beds on the property. I was charged over $300 and the property was old and run down and not at all what it looked like online. The $12 parking fee is absolutely absurd. It rained all night and my car wasn't covered or anything. It was a terrible experience and nothing was as I expected!!!
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Lindsey, We're deeply sorry for the multiple issues you encountered during your stay. Your comfort is our priority, and we apologize for the cleanliness issues with the sheets, sink, and the malfunctioning refrigerator. We regret any inconvenience caused by the misinformation regarding rollaway beds and the condition of the property. Your feedback is invaluable, and we will address these concerns with our team. If there's anything further we can do, please reach out to us directly.
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aellison82 wrote a review Mar 2024
Simpsonville, South Carolina5 contributions
Streets surrounding the area were very loud making it difficult to sleep. The rooms were dirty and dusty. I would not stay here again for the price. This was definitely a motel vs a hotel. I just expected more cleanliness for what we paid.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear aellison82, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're disappointed to hear that your recent stay did not meet your expectations. We apologize for the noise disturbances from the surrounding area that affected your sleep quality. Additionally, we regret any cleanliness issues you encountered in your room. Providing a clean and comfortable environment for our guests is essential, and we're sorry we fell short in this regard. Your comments have been shared with our housekeeping and maintenance teams for immediate attention and improvement. We will take the necessary steps to address these issues and ensure that they are not repeated in the future. We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience caused. If there's anything else we can do to address your concerns or make amends, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly. Warm regards, Amber
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ashleywest1990 wrote a review Mar 2024
Montgomery, Texas1 contribution
Great location, super cute room, awesome front desk staff. Love how they incorporated Georgia history into the rooms. Calla was very informative and helpful when it came to my questions about local eateries and hang outs!
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ashleywest1990, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our location, room, and front desk staff exceeded your expectations. It's fantastic to know that you appreciated the incorporation of Georgia history into our rooms - we strive to provide a unique and memorable experience for all our guests. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Calla and the rest of our team. They work hard to ensure that each guest feels informed and well taken care of during their stay. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel in the future! Warm regards, Jacob Veiga, Director of Rooms
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Trail52072762406 wrote a review Mar 2024
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We arrived at 1:30 am and was greeted by Mrs. Cooper. She was so pleasant and informative (even though it was the middle of the night.) The room was the cutest with a little note left for us. Most important, the room was so clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay there again. Wish we were staying longer because the lobby is beautiful and they have restaurants I would have liked to try.
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Trail52072762406, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that your late-night arrival was met with warmth and hospitality from Mrs. Cooper. Our team takes great pride in ensuring that every guest feels welcomed, regardless of the hour. It's fantastic to know that you found your room to be comfortable and clean, and that the little note added a special touch to your stay. We're delighted that you enjoyed our lobby and the surrounding amenities, and we sincerely hope that you'll have the chance to explore them more thoroughly on your next visit. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! If there's anything we can do to make your next stay even more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to let us know. Warm regards, Jacob Veiga, Director of Rooms
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nicoleF1224TF wrote a review Mar 2024
Willow Spring, North Carolina1 contribution
Our room was very clean and staff is wonderful! We enjoyed the onsite coffee shop. The decor gives you a happy vibe! I will visit again! The property is in an area that is easy to get to. Lots of fun things to do close by.
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Responded Mar 8, 2024
Dear nicoleF1224TF, Thank you for your delightful review and for choosing to stay with us. It's heartening to hear that you found your room to be very clean and our staff wonderful. We're thrilled that the onsite coffee shop and our decor contributed to your happy vibe during your stay. We're also glad you appreciated our convenient location and the variety of fun activities available nearby. Your intention to visit us again is the highest compliment we could receive, and we eagerly look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable experience. Thank you once again for your kind words. See you soon! Sincerely, Amber
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800aprilb wrote a review Mar 2024
Lawrenceville, United States2 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel was dirty and not cleaned or sanitized daily. The towels made my body itch along with other coworkers due to them not being washed properly. There was no room service nor decent breakfast. Some of my co-workers had bugs in their bathtubs!!! The bed was also not comfortable. It was hard and sunk in on one side.
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Responded Mar 8, 2024
Dear 800aprilb, I'm deeply sorry for the issues you faced during your stay, from the cleanliness concerns to the room allocation and breakfast experience. We take your feedback seriously and will address these matters immediately to ensure they're rectified. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the discomfort and inconvenience caused. We're committed to making things right and hope to have the opportunity to improve your perception of our hotel in the future. Sincerely, Amber
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Lee_Stoner wrote a review Mar 2024
Chapel Hill, North Carolina12 contributions3 helpful votes
Cool, funky rooms with historic memorabilia. Friendly staff. Foundry is a great place to drink, eat and listen to music. The coffee shop is in a cozy setting and has everything you need to start the morning.
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Dear Lee_Stoner, Thank you so much for your glowing review and high recommendation. We're thrilled you enjoyed the unique charm of our cool, funky rooms adorned with historic memorabilia. It's wonderful to hear that our staff's friendliness contributed to a memorable experience for you. We're also delighted that you found The Foundry to be a great spot for drinks, dining, and music, and that Poindexter Coffee provided the perfect cozy setting to start your mornings. It's our aim to ensure every aspect of our guests' stay is enjoyable, from the value and cleanliness to the quality of sleep and service. We appreciate you choosing us for your stay look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience. Sincerely, Amber
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rmfonta wrote a review Mar 2024
Marietta, Georgia2 contributions
Pluses: convenient to downtown Athens, different and unique character Negatives: overpriced, dated room amenities, limited food menus and fast food level food quality. Overall: overpriced for the value!
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Responded Mar 8, 2024
Dear rmfonta, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We're glad you appreciated our hotel's unique character and convenient location in downtown Athens. However, we're sorry to hear that aspects of your stay, such as room amenities, dining options, and food quality, did not meet your expectations and led you to feel our hotel was overpriced. We are continuously working to improve our guest experience, including updating our amenities and enhancing our food and beverage offerings. Your feedback is invaluable in guiding these efforts. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and provide a more satisfying experience that truly reflects the value we aim to offer. Warm regards, Amber Kitson General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Athens
Which popular attractions are close to Graduate Athens?
Nearby attractions include LumberJaxe (0.3 miles), Historic Athens Welcome Center (0.07 miles), and Double Barreled Cannon (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Graduate Athens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Graduate Athens?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Graduate Athens?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Graduate Athens?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Graduate Athens?
Conveniently located restaurants include South Kitchen + Bar, The Foundry, and Blind Pig Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Graduate Athens?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Graduate Athens located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Athens.
Are pets allowed at Graduate Athens?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Graduate Athens offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Graduate Athens?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tree That Owns Itself (0.7 miles), Taylor-Grady House (0.8 miles), and Morton Theater (0.4 miles).