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Holiday Inn Express Athens

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Burlington, North Carolina
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here one night last week while traveling thru Tennessee - the room was huge and was very nice and very clean. The hotel breakfast was great and had a lot of food options. Would stay here again should I be in the area.

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Mackinaw, Illinois
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at Hampton Inn and Super 8 in Athens and will never stay anywhere else again! The rooms are huge and the beds are queen! There is a microwave and fridge in each room plus a keurig coffee maker with k-cups. The breakfast is excellent and even serves pancakes - I wish they would have hashbrowns though! The... More 

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Thank JoBottorff
Melissa C, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Athens, responded to this review

Dear JoBottorff, Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. Kind Regards More 

Kokomo, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought this was the most elegant motel we had stayed in for a long time. Once we walked in the front door you knew the roomain were going to be cleaned and nice because lobby was. Breakfast was nice but the lady doing breakfast needed help because she could not keep up.

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Thank 614pennyw
Melissa C, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Athens, responded to this review

Dear 614pennyw, Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. More 

Missouri
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed there overnight before enjoying the smokey mountains the next day. Our kids enjoyed the nice pool area. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious! I Would recommend hotel to anyone.

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Thank Melissa M
Melissa C, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Athens, responded to this review

Dear Melissa M, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are delighted that you and your children enjoyed your stay and that our amenities were to your liking. We hope that next time you are in the Athens, TN area, you choose to stay with us again. We would be happy to serve you! More 

FL
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60 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night just passing through. Great location off the interstate, easy to find. Front desk staff was very friendly, both at our late check in and at check out. Our room was a good size, clean, with comfortable beds. Breakfast is well above average with practically any breakfast choice you could want (pancakes, breads/pastries, cinnamon rolls, bacon, sausage,... More 

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Thank arch1591
Melissa C, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Athens, responded to this review

Dear Arch1591, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are so happy that your room and the amenities met all of your needs. We are also delighted that our staff worked hard to make sure that you were pleased with everything about your stay! We hope that next time you are in the Athens, TN area, you... More 

Decatur, Alabama
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Quick stay on the way back from DC. Hotel had a discounted stay due to the late arrival. Good breakfast, clean room and a very friendly staff. Attentive agent at 3:00 am. Answered the phone quickly, welcomed me as if it were midday. Perfect stay.

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Thank Mark W
Melissa C, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Athens, responded to this review

Dear Mark W, Thank you so much for the great review! We are happy that our front desk staff was accommodating and that they took care of you so well, so early in the morning. We hope that next time you find yourself in the Athens, TN area, you choose to stay with us again! We would be delighted to... More 

Panama
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136 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Good place to stop and relax. Has a indoor pool and hot tube. Close to the attractions around 30 min from the furthest ones. Mid size town.. Cleaning staff did a great job. There are a good number of chain restaurant near by if your not wanting to drive to far.

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Thank Tim T
Melissa C, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Athens, responded to this review

Dear Tim T, Thank you so much for your great review! We are happy that our staff was accommodating and that your stay was enjoyable. We hope that next time you are in the Athens, TN area, you choose to stay with us again! More 

Houston, Ohio
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We had a reservation for an overnight stop on the way back from Florida and it was very nice. We had a standard 2 queen room and it was VERY spacious. The breakfast had multiple options to choose from in the morning. We got there late and it took a bit to get someone at the front desk but she... More 

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Thank Amy C
Melissa C, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Athens, responded to this review

Dear Amy C, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are happy that the staff was helpful and that your room was accommodating. We are sorry that our beds were very firm but we hope that next time you are in the Athens, TN area you give us another chance, we would be happy to serve you! More 

Merritt Island, Florida
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The Holiday Inn Express was a pleasant surprise. Very modern, clean and great hospitality. Full breakfast was excellent. The entire hotel was clean and very well maintained. Beds were first class. Refrigerator in room. I will always stay there when in Athens.

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Thank k9inyourface
Melissa C, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Athens, responded to this review

Dear K9inyourface, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are happy that your stay was enjoyable and that you found our property and staff accommodating. We cannot wait to see you again for on your next trip to Athens, TN. More 

HOUSTON
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I was on the road approaching sunset and after the hotel I originally planned to stay out turned out to be full, I asked my husband to find a local hotel and he made an online reservation for me at the Hampton Inn next door to this Holiday Inn. When the Hampton proved a disaster, I went next door and... More 

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Thank HoustonianLady
Melissa C, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Athens, responded to this review

Dear Houstonian Lady, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review about our hotel! We work very hard at the front desk to make sure every guest feels happy and at home when they enter our doors. We are happy that we could accommodate you and your husband and we hope to see you next time you are... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come experience the scenic beauty and comfort of the Holiday Inn Express Athens, Tennessee, a smoke-free facility, located between Knoxville and Chattanooga on I-75 at exit 49. For the adventurous, we are just a short drive from the Smokey Mountain Cherahola Skyway and the famous Dragon Back boasting more hairpin turns than any other 13 mile stretch of road in the US a cyclists dream. For the tired and weary, our spacious rooms offer a relaxing experience after a long day of travel or business. If what you need is a little physical activity, take a dip in our indoor pool or spa, work out in our fitness room or enjoy the peaceful walking trail at Athens Regional Park located 1/4 mile from our hotel. Check out our best amenity our courteous and professional staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Athens

Address: 1819 Holiday Dr, Athens, TN 37303-4951
Location: United States > Tennessee > Athens
Price Range: $116 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Athens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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