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Holiday Inn Express Athens
Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Athens
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Room was clean. Beds were alright. Staff was very friendly. Would definitely stay here again when visiting UGA!

Room Tip: We stayed on 5th floor in tower.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

This is a caveat for anyone who books a room for a reasonable rate at any property near campus: be aware that you may be sharing the hotel with a group of school kids. We took a group of 35 high school juniors, and that same night there were two other school groups. I felt badly for the few adults I saw who were not part of the groups--it wasn't because the students were behaving badly, it's just that the overall activity and noise levels go up. If you do book here, ask to see if your room can be located well away from any school groups. And be prepared to stand in a long line for breakfast if you need to eat at the same time that they do.
This property was totally acceptable for $70--room was clean, breakfast was fine, staff were helpful. However, it was dated--the bed was soft, a/c a little noisy, and the water pressure in the shower was inadequate.

Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Athens, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2012

JuneJane,

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to leave us a candid review. We’re sorry that you received service that was less-than-satisfactory. It is IHG's goal to consistently provide superior service and accommodations and your comments are very important to us. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future. We appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve.

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Reviewed January 29, 2012

We were pleased with the public areas, breakfast lounge, friendly staff and great quality breakfast. However, sadly we had one of the oldest rooms we've ever stayed in, and found it a little dusty and very dated. The in-room TV didn't have any pay movies, and the air conditioner / heater was really noisy. Also keeping us awake at night was a noise from the floor above, which sounded like someone vacuuming for 30 seconds a couple of times every single hour. The room we had was right opposite the ice machine too, so we had the sounds from that all night - and add in the late return of a lot of very inconsiderate guests along our corridor after midnight, and you get the picture. Such a shame, because so much else about the stay was great. It seems like a really well-managed hotel, and all the staff we met were incredibly genuine and friendly - both at Front Desk and at breakfast the next morning. We'd stay again, but ask for a room on another floor in future.

Room Tip: Avoid the 100s - way too noisy!
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

We stayed at the Holiday Inn express Athens Uni in January for 5 nights. We were visiting because we had travelled from the UK to see a band and friends at the local 40 Watt Club. We only needed somewhere to put our heads at night so booked one of the cheaper available. We were totally suprised at the level of service we received from the wonderful friendly staff.The room was well decorated and very very clean. Plenty of toiletries available in the bathroom,towels were clean and changed everyday if required. Housekeeping was thorough. The whole building always appeared clean and tidy and smelled as fresh as a daisy no matter what time of the day you walked through.(4am)..The complimentry breakfast was great to get you up and going in the morning with plenty of choice for everyone. I cannot say enough how friendly the reception staff were and they are a credit to the chain. We had a small problem with the toilet in our room and the Handyman was with us within 5 mins and fixed the problem straight away..Why cant all hotels provide this level of service? Totally enjoyed our stay and can't wait to go back..

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 25, 2011

I've been staying at this hotel off and on since 2006. The quality has been very consistent and I suspect management can be thanked for that. The desk staff is always attentive and pleasant. The rooms are reasonably priced (as long as you avoid home games). The breakfast is pretty standards Holiday Inn Express food, but it is well presented and the individuals caring for the breakfast have always been kind and very helpful.

A year or two ago the hotel spent money on the exterior. Sadly, little money has been spent on the interior and the rooms are beginning to look a little worn. They have wide screen TVs, refrigerators, microwaves -- and the furniture is not particularly worn or damaged. But they do need to spend money on things like paint and replacing moldy caulk on bathtubs.

Wireless is good and seems consistent, although in a few rooms the signal strength has been less than perfect. I can't, however, figure out where those rooms are, so it seems to be hit or miss.

This is still a very reasonably priced hotel for the Athens area.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

I stayed here for 1 night with my wife while visiting family in Athens.
Not a bad place all in all. Good front desk customer service, and a welcome gift for being in Priority Club Rewards (Holiday Inn treats their frequent travelers well).
The bed was very comfortable in the room.
Had a minor issue at checkout with the billing, but it was resolved courteously.
The interior of the hotel and hallways is quite dated. 70s feel. The elevators are extremely small, so if you are lugging a lot of luggage on a cart, but prepared for a tight squeeze.
The hotel is adjacent to a small housing project, but the hotel property itself is well-lit, and I saw active security. I didn't feel unsafe here.
Not top-notch but good service here. I might stay here again when in Athens.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

Super friendly and helpful Reception. Room clean and well presented though pillows a bit on the small side. Free wifi/ethernet. Good free breakfast. Coffee and cookies available in reception area throughout the day. All in all a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Athens

Address: 513 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30601-2505
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Location: United States > Georgia > Athens
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Athens
Price Range: $95 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Athens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you re coming to Athens for business or pleasure let the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens be your home away from home. Travelers appreciate our corporate atmosphere and how we make comfort and convenience a top priority. Conveniently located off of I-65 at exit 351 and easily accessible to I-565 approximately 20 miles from Huntsville International Airport. (HSV) We are also located near TVA Brownsferry, Delphi, Steelcase, Federal Mogul and Athens State University.Each guest room is beautifully appointed and equipped with a microwave and fridge. Our guest rooms also have a large work space with ergonomic chairs. We are the perfect choice for business or leisure guests. Wireless and hard-wired Internet access is provided free of charge in all guestrooms and public areas. We offer an on-site cardio fitness room and on-site guest laundry for your convenience. We also have an in-door pool and hot tub for year round swimming.Start your day by enjoying our deluxe hot continental breakfast with a varied menu that can offer anything from cheese omelets, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs to a lighter fare such as yogurt, muffins, toast, or fruit. Don t forget to try our delicious cinnamon roll that you can only get from Holiday Inn Express. If you are in a rush in the morning, just ask for one of our convenient To-go Bags and cinnamon roll box.The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens will be everything you expect and much more! ... more   less 
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