We were in town for Athfest and decided to stay at this hotel because of the location. It's near the campus and downtown area, you can walk everywhere. The downtown area has many smaller shops and dining establishments (and bars) to keep you busy.
We arrived at the hotel early and there weren't any rooms available so we had to come back later to check in. The front desk staff I interacted with wasn't friendly or helpful.
When I got back check in was smooth and uneventful. If you're a member of the priority club program (hotel reward program), they give you water and a snack at check in. My kids thought that was great, it was a nice touch.
I was given a room in the Courtyard area, which I found to be kind of like a motel (doors go directly to the outside). The main room was clean except for the windowsill. It was a bit gritty and had a couple of dead bugs in it.
The bathroom was also clean but was starting to show mildew on the ceiling. The light fixture had a layer of dust on it, the faucets were difficult to turn on and off (tough for my kids).
The pool and seating area were nice and clean. We didn't go in the hot tub area, the water was dark and cloudy.
Parking was problematic through out our stay. I wasn't able to find a spot in the main lot by the buildings so I had to park in the lot across the street which was almost completely filled.
In the morning, there were a couple of bugs in the room. I think this was due to a space under the front door that they could crawl through. I noted this on my room evaluation form but was never contacted (it's been about a week and a half). I also mentioned the bugs at the front desk during checkout and they just said "okay".
I might stay at this hotel again if I got a room at an unbelievable bargain, but if I'm in the area again I'll most likely stay somewhere else.
- 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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