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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff here was really friendly. The rooms are nice and the restaurant serves good food. The workout room was in good shape. The layout of the rooms is odd. It seems this place was definitely build in multiple phases. But it's a good location right in the highway through town.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was in town for a convention and couldn't have asked for a better hotel. Close to food and the convention center. The rooms were clean, comfortable and large! The check-in/check-out staff we super friendly and helpful, since this was our first time in Athens. I found out later that a corporate friend of mine stays here exclusively when he visits....

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amberlk27, Guest Services Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear David M, Thank you for choosing to stay at Holiday Inn during your recent visit to Athens! We appreciate your positive feedback and are happy to hear that you had an exceptional stay with us. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the future! Sincerely, Amber K Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came to visit UGA. When making reservations, Anna was amazing. She was incredibly helpful when I was booking for a busy weekend. She gave me great insight and I took all her good advice. She was there to help me every step of the way. When we checked in John was there ready to help us in any way....

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Phenix City
Reviewed 1 week ago

In town for a conference. Great location, I never moved my car in the 4 days I was there. I was able to walk to all locations that interested me. Most were within 10 minutes. The room was nice and the bed was comfortable. The front desk was very helpful and efficient. This will be my first choice when I...

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amberlk27, Guest Services Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Billy M, Thank you for choosing to stay at Holiday Inn Athens during your recent visit to the Classic City! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially our awesome downtown location and friendly team members. We hope you see you as our guest again in the future! Sincerely, Amber K Guest Services Manager

Ashland, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Holiday Inn while attending an educational seminar. Check-in was slow, but the staff was friendly. I wasn't able to get in my room until after 4 PM. The room was clean, but the traffic noise outside was so noisy I couldn't get to sleep until after midnight. I could hear every car passing by. The mattress...

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amberlk27, Guest Services Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Jackfred, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay at our hotel. I apologize that we failed to exceed your expectations. This certainly is not the level of service that we aim to provide our guests and appreciate your candid feedback. We will use your feedback to improve the service that we offer to...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How do i start....... John is one of a kind and he does not hesitate to offer assistance about UGA or Athens. Casey at the bar it's an amazing bartender and very funny. The room was clean and neat well maintained for the age of the property I can see updates being done soon. The shower was nice although the...

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amberlk27, Guest Services Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Polish88, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Holiday Inn Athens! I am happy to hear that we exceeded you expectations and delivered exceptional service. I am glad that John helped you with information about the University of Georgia and the Athens area, and happy to hear that Casey took great care of you at...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to the University of Georgia and the area bars and restaurants. We found little to criticize about this property. The parking is free, and the price was in line for Holiday Inns. It would be nice if at least a limited breakfast was provided, but there is a restaurant ( and bar) on site.

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amberlk27, Guest Services Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Margaret0314, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Holiday Inn Athens! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially our awesome downtown location and good value. As a full service Holiday Inn, we do not offer complimentary breakfast. However, we offer a hot, cooked to order breakfast that will help...

Brevard, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good time here close to everything. Walked everywhere only needed the car a couple times. We found this Hotel to be the best value for our stay. I'm sure we will stay here again in the future when we visit Athens, Ga..

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amberlk27, Guest Services Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear BOBandBECKY, Thank you for your kind review of Holiday Inn Athens! I am happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations during your stay and you enjoyed our awesome downtown location. We look forward to having you as our guest again next time your travels bring you to Athens! Sincerely, Amber K Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and the staff was great! Kerry and Anna at the desk were super polite and cheerful, and even with a fully-booked hotel they were able to take the time and help my group with our extra needs. Being greeted with a big, genuine smile first thing in the morning truly helps set the tone for a good day....

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amberlk27, Guest Services Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Zach B, Thank you for choosing to stay at Holiday Inn Athens during your recent visit to the Classic City! I am delighted to hear that Kerry and Anna delivered excellent guest service to you during your stay. We aim to provide exceptional service to our guests and are delighted to hear that you had a remarkable stay with...

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I average 245 days a year on the road and always use holiday inn. This hotel by far is the best I have stayed in. To rival even the ritz Carlton. I received free drink cards and a meal discount at check in for beer or wine only but was informed no shock at the bar. The food was great...

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amberlk27, Guest Services Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear davidjones51972, Thank you so very much for your kind review of your stay at Holiday Inn Athens! I am happy to hear that we far exceeded your expectations. We are flattered that we are the nicest Holiday Inn you have stayed in, and greatly appreciate your loyalty to Holiday Inn. Thank you for your praise of the Redfearn Grille...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Athens-University Area

Address: 197 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 30603
Location: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: $87 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Athens-University Area 3*
Number of rooms: 308
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask for a room in a part of the building directly above the front desk!”
 of 5 bubbles Jamesmedlock, yesterday | Read review
“Ask for the executive tower”
 of 5 bubbles Y5860JHdavidm, 5 days ago | Read review
“We liked the extra quiet and security in the Executive Tower.”
 of 5 bubbles Wanda71, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“I had a corner king, which may have been a bit more spacious, and overlooked the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles KCTiger, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“The top floor in the tower are at a remove from busy Broad St.”
 of 5 bubbles inklyadams, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
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