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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

My husband and I wanted to escape for the weekend and were able to land a room with little advanced notice. It's located between the downtown area and highways for easy access to local destinations. When we checked in we asked to be away from families that were there and they accommodated us with the 3rd floor. The room was... More 

Thank Amy O
San Antonio, Texas
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105 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We came into the hotel without reservations and fortunately for us they had rooms available. Christi greeted us at the front desk and was very friendly and helpful getting us to a room. This is your iconic designed HIE, with a well kept facility inside and out. This hotel has all the good amenities with large rooms and suites and... More 

Debra M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Robert M, We are glad that when you were going thru the East Texas hill country that we were able to have room available. We want to thank you for a great review and look forward to the next time you visit. Sincerely, More 

Santa Rosa, CA
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Brought myself and the fam in from CA for my niece's wedding. We thought this hotel was excellent -- very large rooms, a very nice breakfast each morning, clean, easy location just east of downtown Athens. Thought the rate was very reasonable. I also liked that they had comp waters out each day -- a small thing, but very needed,... More 

Thank BigNightFan
Debra M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Thanks a million for your review I am always glad to be a part of someone special day with a wedding. We enjoy seeing all the guest dressed up and the beautiful bride and her father.We look forward to your visit with us again. More 

Missouri City, Texas, United States
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87 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Was here for a week and I'm glad I got to stay here. It is very close to Lone Star Camp for any fellow campmeeting-goers. It is also close to gas stations, lots of stores, and plenty of restaurants. The rooms are kept very clean. The beds were really comfortable. The TV was full of channels and also tech-savvy; I... More 

Thank Austin H
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

cleanest and in best location in Athens! I booked this hotel for all of our guest for our wedding. Management was great to work with, and staff was very welcoming. All of the guest enjoyed their stay.

Thank gotchyataylor
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We truly enjoyed our stay as the staff was friendly and gracious. The room was clean and comfy. Great breakfast offerings and the property is pristine!!! I highly recommend this property if you are in Athens for business or pleasure.

Thank asmallventure
Debra M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Asmallventure; Glad you enjoyed our southern Texas Hospitality we look forward to your next visit back with us. We definitely appreciate the great response to your visit. Sincerely, More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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102 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Overall I've become a big fan of the HIE properties. Usually very good bang for the buck. Large clean and updated rooms w/ new bedding. Simple but good breakfast. This place was no exception...it was nice, comfortable and close to local eateries.

Thank Steve D
Schertz, Texas
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed at this property and I highly recommend it. At check in we were greeted by a very friendly front desk staff. We were looking for a good restaurant and they recommended the Cotton Patch which was excellent. We had a slight issue with our room AC . It was late and I'm sure that they would have... More 

Thank Steve S
Huntsville, Texas
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220 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

One TA reviewer called this a new hotel; it did not appear new to me at all. We were in room #322 and the tile was loose on the bathroom floor. The sink did not drain very well. The Kuerig coffee maker was actually broken. It made one cup of coffee, then would not work again. I guess that really... More 

Thank pickygirl09
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear pickygirl09, Thank you for being an IHG Rewards Club member and for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We are hospitality professionals who pride ourselves on delivering world class experience, however, it appears we fell short of your goal on your visit. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by our... More 

Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We made a same day reservation on a last minute trip and were pleasantly surprised to find a new big city style Holiday Inn Express. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was included and wonderful. Recommended.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come stay at our hotel and see what East Texas hospitality is all about. It is our goal to provide you with comfortable, welcoming surroundings and exemplary service to ensure a stress-free stay. Visitors appreciate our convenient location on TX-31 in Athens's newest business district, which is just one mile from downtown. With Lake Athens, Cedar Creek Lake just a short drive away, our property provides easy access to a wealth of outdoor activities. (Currently our pool is under renovation. In order to provide a better experience for our guests we are updating several areas of the hotel. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will have the pool area available as soon as possible.) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express - Hotel & Suites

Address: 1119 E Tyler St, Athens, TX 75751-2145
Location: United States > Texas > Athens
Price Range: $98 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express - Hotel & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 66
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Athens
Holiday Inn Express - Hotel And Suites
Holiday Inn Athens
Athens Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express Athens
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