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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens

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New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel near Ohio University. Comfortable beds and clean rooms, an impressive free breakfast bar and new pool and spa. Nice friendly staff. Highly recommend staying here when visiting the university.

Thank mnkittel
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could live with the fact that there is a foul odor that pervades the property. What I can't live with is a property that can't provide hot water for showers - at any time let alone on two of three days!! The water was simply freezing, which is the last thing one wants when it's 45 degrees outside. The...

Thank Steve J
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Reviewed October 11, 2016

First time staying here. Great location in Athens. Plenty of dining options near by for dinner. Very friendly and helpful front desk staff. Had rate issue upon check in. Front Desk fixed it with no prob! Enjoyed their breakfast upon check out. Very busy since it was Homecoming weekend for Ohio. Refilled everything right away! Definitely would stay again!

Thank TonyT
Champaign, Illinois
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Compared to other Holiday Inn Express locations, I was disappointed in this property. There was quite a bit of mold on the bathroom ceiling of the room that I was in, and the bathroom needed some TLC (missing grout, one cracked floor tile). The property had signs of deferred maintenance (missing lighting fixtures, parking lot lights out). The other person...

Thank Ed K
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens, responded to this review

Dear Ed K, Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. We are pleased to know you liked the breakfast selections we offer. On the other hand, we are sorry you were not satisfied with the condition of our property and also your bathroom fell short of your expectations. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like...

Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Hotel is well appointed, may be due some upgrade on carpet, but location and overall appearance of the hotel is really good. Very good breakfast. Nice pool. Confortable bed, large suite with coffee pot, fridge and sink outside bathroom.

Thank clay m
Washington Court House, Ohio
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Check in was easy. They matched a price I had at another Holiday Inn Express! The place was clean, roomy and the room had a microwave and fridge. The staff was helpful and friendly. The hot breakfast was delicious! Check out was easy.

Thank Mike H
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed August 28, 2016

The location was perfect for me and was close to the express way. I thought the room was clean and comfortable (202). It had very little outside noise and has a park behind it. The staff were friendly but not intrusive. The breakfast was about average but well looked after by the staff.

Thank zultr
Long Island, NY
Reviewed August 26, 2016

This was a very clean and comfortable hotel. The staff was very friendly and I really appreciated having a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and extra sink in the room. The sheets and beds were cozy and the suite with the couch gave us the extra space this family of four really appreciated and enjoyed having. The pool was clean and...

Thank Lovesitcozy
kent, ohio
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for a quick one night stopover during a road trip. Staff at the checkin desk was friendly. The elevator and hallways had an unpleasant and strong odor. The room was clean but had a musty odor. Other than the odors, it was a good stay.

Thank kerbear920
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Checked into Holiday Inn Express very late, we called ahead to let them know we would be a late arrival, they were excellent,, Room was great, staff very friendly and the breakfast was very good. I would stay there again if I am in the Athens area.

Thank tylyn
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Make yourself at home with Holiday Inn Express Athens Ohio. This choice Athens, OH hotel is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and is perfect for your leisure or business travel needs. Let our professional and friendly staff make your stay enjoyable in our brand new facility. We know you'll fee at home with us. Families will enjoy their stay at this Athens, Ohio hotel, located in one of the most haunted towns in America. Our hotel is close to several haunted attractions including Mt. Nebo, the Koons Spirit Room, the Ridges Cemetery and Old Lunatic Asylum. Our smoke-free hotel is conveniently located near Athens' attractions including the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Fur Peace Ranch, Stuart's Opera House and The Kennedy Museum of Art. Located one mile from Ohio University, our hotel is great for corporate travels. We offer easy access to U.S. Hwy 33 and 50. Columbus OH, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are within one to three hours by car. Ohio University is one mile and Hocking College is ten miles away. O'Bleness Hospital, Diagnostics Hybrids and Health Recovery Services are each 2 miles from us. Kerr Distributing is 15 miles away. In addition, we offer a 24-hour business center and free high-speed, wired and wireless Internet access to our guests. Stay Smart in our lovely Athens, OH hotel and enjoy a free hot breakfast, a large indoor pool with a spa, and a new fitness center. Let our hotel in Athens be your home in Athens on your next visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens

Address: 555 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2104
Location: United States > Ohio > Athens
Price Range: $109 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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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?
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Spend a few dollars more if you are traveling with kids and get the suite with the couch. The little extra room makes a huge difference!”
  • Cozy beds!
 of 5 bubbles Lovesitcozy, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“Select a room on an upper floor in the rear of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles kv1361, May 7, 2016 | Read review
“3rd floor was quieter than 2nd”
 of 5 bubbles Reviewer45638, Nov 17, 2015 | Read review
“Request a room on the back of the hotel. It looks over a dog park and the hotel's patio.”
 of 5 bubbles jjmarkp, May 19, 2015 | Read review
“220, 221 The only two rooms that have sit out balconies looking out on a dog park and the mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles billn698, May 18, 2015 | Read review
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