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Graduate Athens

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Atlanta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff was friendly and helpful. The lobby and bar area are lovely. The furniture was hip and creative. The rooms, however, were old and tired and desperately need to be renovated. This room was not up to expectations based on the price.

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Atlanta, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My director of marketing booked me a room at The Graduate Athens for an overnight business trip because it was close to The Classics Center and looked adorable. I was in Athens for less than 24 hours. Checking in was fine, the decor was expectedly cute; however, there were no K-cups for regular coffee (only tea and decaf) which seemed... More 

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Greensboro, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I take classes at Athens Tech but I live in Greensboro and on a few days ago I decided that I was going to two lab assistant classes, one early in the morning and the other later in the evening, so instead of driving back and forth waisting gas I decided to book a hotel room. I found graduate on... More 

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear appleplum2016, How wonderful to hear that we could provide the perfect accommodations for your one-night stay. There is a lot to explore at our property, including live music at the Foundry or a treatment at Georgia Spa. We hope you can come back soon and experience our hotel to the fullest! Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager More 

perry Georgia, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had some likes and dislikes with this hotel. It's boutique from the get go. Check in was nice, but you have to look for the office. (hint - it's on the right when you pull in). I like the location and the looks. Some of the room decorations were cheesy, but it was okay. Not my cup of tea,... More 

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear jdm0325, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate the feedback you’ve shared, as we can pinpoint some areas that may need improvement. We apologize if some outlets didn’t work, and we will pass that information along to our maintenance team. We hope you rested well, enjoyed our central Athens location and found service to... More 

Douglasville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved staying here! This was my first time and I will gladly stay there again. The décor is awesome and fun! We had a suite with 5 people in it. There was plenty of room, including plenty of bathroom space! Beds slept great. We really enjoyed the old school joystick video game in our room. AWESOME!

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear jenniferkG5540VW, We appreciate all of your kind words. It’s great to hear you had enough space to spread out. Capturing our history and the spirit of Athens was important to us, and we’re glad our design made such a great impression. We would love to have you back anytime! Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In spite of vast improvement of mattress and the college theme that's nicely carried out from decor to the student ID room keys, it is still a motel with old noisy hvac and short staffed on housekeeping . At 2:30 I gave up and just asked for clean towels.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear LuckySpivey, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our hotel. While we are pleased you enjoy our unique décor, we regret that you encountered some uncharacteristic issues during your stay. Please trust that we will take a note of your experience to ensure our housekeeping staff addresses each room with efficiency. If we have another opportunity to accommodate you... More 

Johns Creek
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hotel experience , great room with charm, well run hotel, super nice staff. Food venue and location is one of the best in Athens. Would recommend anyone to stay at the Graduate Hotel. One of the best.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear 588jimmy, Thank you for sharing your kind words. We’re pleased you had a great meal at The Foundry, found our staff to be friendly and loved our décor. Your recommendation is very much appreciated and we hope to accommodate you again soon. Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager More 

Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are very clean and eclectic. I absolutely love staying here. It's not bad when my only complaint is running out of their shampoo and body wash. The room had a slight odor that disappeared after the a/c was turned on.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Jessica M, Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s wonderful to hear you loved our unique style and décor. Stocking our guest rooms with pump bottles of shampoo and conditioner is a win-win—it’s more environmentally friendly and you’re guaranteed an ample supply during your stay. We’re taking note of your feedback regarding the odor and will see what we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My original visit to the "Graduate" had wonderful service, but our rooms were not ready until very late. I wrote a review stating our problem. Not only did the General Manager reply, he offered us a "do over" on him. We took him up on the offer. We were treated like royalty. Beautiful room and again, outstanding customer service. I've... More 

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Val B, Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to have you back and try it again. It was wonderful to meet you two on your visit. I am sorry you weren’t able to see the bird this trip but if you are coming back to the area we would enjoy having you back. Thanks again for... More 

Warner Robins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check with the desk or manager for guidelines on allowed size of pet and pet fee. The booking agency didn't get either piece of information correct. The room was clean, cheerful and in excellent condition. It was a pleasant surprise to be handed a large dog bowl and dog cookies.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear V5901GMroberts, Thank you for sharing your review. We apologize if our pet policy was not clearer. It’s our pleasure to provide your furry friend with some treats and a bowl on arrival. We hope you both had an excellent stay and that you’ll consider a return in the future. Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Graduate Athens - where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay. We are located a short walk from the UGA campus and downtown Athens. Whether you're dropping in for a show at the Foundry, our multi-tiered music venue, or in town showing off the Alma Mater, our warm, friendly whip smart staff will be your compass guide - so you can feel like a local, even if it's your first time in town. Get ready for a night like you've never had before. Get ready to be inspired. Here at Graduate Athens, we believe life is a timeless journey filled with memory making stops, extraordinary rites of passage and all of the courageous leaps of faith that get us where we're going. Just beyond the historic brick facade lies our very own Southern village. While Graduate tips a hand to its historic roots, it has fully embraced the southern Renaissance in all of its artistic edge and glory. Everything you need is right here-whether you're in town to wind up or unwind. Our rooms are ready for a night like you've never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner including Malin & Goetz amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel lobby is caffeinated with just the right blend of grab and go goodness. Think home baked eats and a selection of the best brews. We've got just the right shot of espresso to pair with your morning news at Iron Works Coffee. The Foundry, our historic music venue served as the original iron foundry, and was reimagined to honor the site's roots and preserve this piece of Athens' fine past. The multi-tiered structure and soaring beams welcome crystal clear views, stellar acoustics and a place to celebrate the detail and dedication to craft. The Foundry Bar & Grill stocks every local beer imaginable and offers fun fresh fare whether you are catching a new artist or you're just looking for a place in town to hang out and make some history of your own. At Graduate we are all about the R&R and making your acquaintance. Melt away your stress, unplug from the world and indulge in a few hours of off the grid me time. Let us know which spa service serves you best, and we can make it happen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Graduate Athens

Address: 295 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601-2610
Location: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: $123 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Graduate Athens 4*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Foundry Park Hotel Athens
Foundry Park Inn
Park Inn Athens
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#1 Family Hotel in Athens
#3 Business Hotel in Athens
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