My husband and I stayed at this Holiday Inn during a recent pleasure trip to GA. We stayed 2 nights in Athens at this hotel.
Hotel is very nice and very close to the University, maybe about 2 blocks away. Our room was very clean, really nice with a king bed and room to spread out. The room was larger than the typical Holiday Inn "Express" room and the bed was beyond comfortable. The rate we paid was very competitive but we check extensively before we book for the best rate possible.
In the morning the hotel had a full breakfast provided for free. The food was actually good and consisted of more than the usual sweet stuff set out by most hotels. Plus you can sit down and eat your breakfast in the large front lounge area that has nice tables and tv's. So while you eat you can catch up on the news if you like.
We were provided with excellent service by the front desk staff at check-in and check-out and never had any problem. The hotel seems that it may be a bit older, by the look of the elevator, but it was very clean and well kept when we visited. It was also quiet but we did stay on a weeknight when most guests seemed to be either parents or business travelers.
There are several restaurants close by (the VARSITY being one of them - can you say yummy) and a Starbucks about 2 blocks away and directly across from the University entrance. Parking for the Starbucks was a problem off. All with meters, on the street and you are only allowed to stay a certain length of time.
Only drawback is that there are multiple signs posted in the parking lot that the hotel is not responsible for damage or anything that happens to your car. The property does have a fence around it and I did see some security at night. I suppose these notices are posted because of the University being close by and, lets face it, sometimes staying that close to big schools can cause problems. But we didn't experience any problems at all.
If we go back to this area we would stay at this hotel again.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Athens-University Area Hotel Athens
- Athens Holiday Inn