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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I would have rated higher if not for the lady at the front desk and the housekeeper insisting on cleaning the room after the first day. I had to take my dog outside and walk around while three people checked out the room. That was very intrusive and inappropriate. My dog is a 13 year old Golden mix who only... More 

Thank Renée P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Rooms are older but still clean and quiet. The boys enjoyed the pool. And the breakfast was good. Just danish and coffee but they also offer a good discount at the shoneys next door. Its convenient to the interstate as well so if you plan to do things outside of Athens it's a great location.

Thank Jessica R
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

So I was given room 205 and it was 92 degrees out and I entered the room with no air conditioning on ...so I turned it on and waited for about 45 minutes and room wasn't getting cold ...so I walked to front desk to ask for another room which they gave me after I had to argue about it... More 

Thank michaelpolley71

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Stopped here after finally being too tired to keep driving through. It was a holiday weekend so we expected the normal pricing to be a little higher, which it was, but still the cheapest in the area. Rooms are dated, but still spacious and clean. The a/c is not on before you get into the room. That would probably be... More 

Thank bethany m
Athens, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

I don't think that the people who work there should stare at you,and not respond to a "hello".Found large amount of mold under bathmat.Bought pine sol to get rid of the smell.Pool is nice.Lots of strange people on weekends.I think it was drugs,the owners said it was just the workers coming back?Rooms are big enough,Shoneys gives discounts with door key... More 

Thank doris m
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

We just wanted a place to lay our selves down and rest after a long drive. Room was minimal..smelled a bit musty. It was very quiet to sleep. Breakfast was just cold stuff and minimal. Reception check in was quick and friendly staff.

Thank multitravelorrkj
Dahlonega, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

The good: room clean, everything worked, bed was surprisingly comfortable. Rates reasonable. Suffices for someone needing a place to sleep and shower with TV and internet. The not-so-good: property is extremely dated and is in dire need of an upgrade. It looks as if nothing in the room had been changed or updated since the 1970s. (That is probably why... More 

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Waycross, Georgia, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

Check-in was easy and Gayle was very nice. We got to the room and there was water all over the bathroom floor where a pipe had broken in the wall. The water stain made it obvious it had been there for some time. I called the desk and was told what room they were going to move us to, then... More 

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Tazewell, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2015

The grounds around the pool (which was closed) was quiet lovely and quiet. Motel room was small and limited amenities. Bed was comfortable. Shower was either hot water or cold water! They did accept our pet with $10 fee. Continental breakfast was cold, limited pastry with coffee.

Thank Joan D
Lindenhurst, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in off the road on my way through. Nice soft bed. Very good sized room. You can tell it's an older build just from the size of the room. It's clean. It's inexpensive. Right next to the interchange. I didn't go in for breakfast although it is on offer as well. I'd give it a go anytime.

Thank Iratdog
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Scottish Inns Athens, TN. is ideally located with easy access to Interstate 75 in McMinn County. Scottish Inns Athens is convenient to the popular area attractions, like Strikers' Premium Winery and the Mayfield Dairy Farms Visitor Center, Watts Bar Lake and the Lost Sea, America's largest underground lake, are two natural sights nearby. Lee University and Tennessee Wesleyan College are also nearby. Athens offers some of the most scenic areas in the southeast. Shop in our local specialty shops or enjoy outdoor recreational activities like fishing, water skiing, kayaking, hiking golfing. There are a wide variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges located within walking distance to the hotel ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scottish Inns Athens

Address: 2620 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303-4930 (Formerly Econo Lodge Athens)
Location: United States > Tennessee > Athens
Price Range: $51 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Scottish Inns Athens 2*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Athens
Athens Econo Lodge
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