Nothing too special as far as the rooms. Coffee shop and the Foundry are nice touches. Room service skipped our room. And upon arrival shampoo/soap dispenser were and we never filled during the our stay despite notifying the front desk.
Fantastic place to stay! We will definitely be back! Easy walk to Sanford Stadium, campus and downtown. I wasn't expecting much when I saw Graduate Athens online. It looked like a motel to me. But when we arrived, I was blown away! The room was fantastic! Prices were good! I'd recommend this place to anyone! If you have trouble going up stairs, ask for a room on the bottom floor.
I loved the aesthetics of the place, such a vintage feel. I would definitely stay here again. The service was great, the only thing is when I arrived in my hotel room, it was a little stuffy, but I opened the blinds more and it helped. Overall, I had a great experience. The lobby and room were exactly as pictured.
Just heard about these Graduate Hotels all in local university towns. What a cool hotel! Unique with local decor and vibe. And most importantly very clean and reasonable too. I would look these hotels up when traveling again!
Great stay! Reasonable price through Priceline booked about 1 month in advance. The rooms have a Cold War-kitch appeal, with rotary-dial phones, Atari cabinets, record players, mid-century furniture, etc... My daughter, who was visiting UGA, loved it! Clean, quiet room waaaay around back, and friendly staff that kept their cool when slammed with about 45 visiting high schoolers who were bussed in. Being flexible with check-in time is much appreciated by staff. They were so congested, we offered to come back later after dinner and a seminar, and they treated us right. Cool cafe in lobby!
I was SO excited to stay here, but it missed my expectations by quite a bit. I should have read the reviews here first, because I agree with many of them. This is clearly an old motel that is now boutique simply because some kitschy art was hung. The smell in the room, as many others mentioned, is STRONG. I felt like it was burning my throat (mixture of bleach and wet dog). I wanted to try another room, but we’d already had a room mix up (the front desk gave us keys to a room, keys didn’t work, when I went back to the lobby the front desk said they must have given me keys to a room already occupied, so they moved us). The bathroom doesn’t have a full shower door, and no vent fan, so the bathroom gets steamy. The morning we left my son asked why a paper shopping bag he had felt wet - the whole room was damp. Charging for parking in this small town is not cool. The hotel website should make it clear this is a motel, not a hotel.…
We left after checking in. We found bugs and items in the beds that caused us to pay for another hotel all together and leave. It was not clean and the room smelled terrible and did not get cool because of a small old air conditioning unit. The check in staff and check in area are very misleading ( as they are kind and facility is modern). The hotel itself is gross. This was our first Graduate experience and we were so excited as we have heard so many fantastic things about other hotels. We would never stay here again and probably will never try another Graduate based on this experience. Extremely disappointing experience. We paid 50 dollars less a night for a fantastic room at the Spring Hill Suites.
After an indifferent check-in (we were unfortunately not part of the wedding party that was getting everyone's attention) we went to our desperately in need of refurbishing room. Stale musty odor greeted us to a room with torn, patched and rewatched wallpaper and a window air conditioner that along with the busy road noise kept us awake and sorry we made this choice all night long.
This is an event venue that’s at the center of a motel that was redecorated to have a mid-century white college kid theme (literally there are photos and paintings of white college kids from the 50s all over the place). The AC unit was loud, the room smelled mildewy and the bed wasn’t especially comfortable. If you get the package with the $20 food credit, spend it on breakfast at the poindexter or drinks at the Foundry bar NOT dinner at the restaurant. Also: no elevators, so if you do book make sure you inform the hotel if you need an accessible room!!! Honestly, there are plenty of hotels in Athens at this same price point. Stay at one of those. I hate to leave negative reviews, but I ultimately checked out feeling like I wasted my money when the Continuing Education Center hotel on campus was only $20 more and infinitely nicer.…
I came for a conference, and selected the Graduate for my stay. Everything was so clean, the room was a terrific size, the beds were very comfortable, and the bathroom area was perfect for one person or a family! The customer service was very friendly and accommodating - I cannot say enough great things!