I was recently in Athens visiting a number of family members and decided it would just be easier to stay in a hotel. After looking on TripAdvisor I decided on the Holiday Inn, primarily because of location and price.
The hotel is located right downtown next to the entrance to the University of Georgia. It is one of 4 hotels right in the downtown. The location is perfect for going out in the evening for dinner and bar hopping and enjoying this city’s vibrant downtown nightlife. As I didn’t have a car staying in town was obviously the best choice.
I will agree with other postings that the hotel was laid out in a rather odd way. It’s clearly made up of three separate buildings that were constructed at different times. This wasn’t any kind of issue, just something I mention given that others posted about it. Also mentioned in other posts was the construction. Thankfully, when I was staying here the construction was nearly complete (with the exception of the pool area) so I ran into no issues around this.
It’s a nice hotel. Very much typical of a Holiday Inn. Not overly fancy or anything. The room in was in was located in the “Executive Tower.” It was quite large with a king size bed, sofa and desk area. It was well laid out and very clean. The bathroom was spacious.
The staff were very pleasant and accommodating. Check in was easy and friendly. I didn’t eat in the restaurant but I did spend a few hours in the bar over the week I was there. I wish I could recall the bartenders name. She was awesome, gracious, and a load of fun.
Also, I’ll mention that the price was very, very reasonable. Another reason I chose this over other downtown hotels. Given the length of my stay of a week the cost was a more importatnt consideration than it would have been for a shorter stay. (I had considered the Indigo as I’ve stayed in those in other cities and really enjoy them. The Holiday Inn was a bit less cost but my cousin had also told me that while the Indigo in Athens is a really nice, cool hotel it’s immediate neighborhood surroundings are a bit sketchy – especially as I had no car and was walking everywhere.)
I would definitely recommend the Holiday Athens.
- 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