Since I was on a long trip and only needed a place to sleep, I used the reviews for all of the Athens hotels to pick a simple, inexpensive place. However, when I got to Knight's Inn, my heart sank, as it was obviously a very old motel located close to a busy street. But things began looking up when I went in to register. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
The room interior also showed the age of the property, as the walls and ceiling were wood paneled and that made the room fairly dark. However, there had been some recent updates, and while the decor was far from sophisticated, everything was clean and comfortable. It even had some amenities that were not available in a more expensive property in a different chain where I stayed earlier in my trip. This room had both a small refrigerator with freezer and a small microwave, both very useful when you are carrying food with you, as I often do.
The location on the street turned out not to be a problem, as the air conditioner created enough white noise that I didn't hear anything. Since it's also the heating unit in cold weather, and has fan settings, it should be fine in any season.
Breakfast was a very basic continental, but adequate. However, the coffee was some of the worst I have ever had. Fortunately, there is a Starbucks in the Kroger grocery down the street. There are also several chain restaurants in the area which are fine for a quick dinner.
I thought the price was very fair for what I got.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Knights Inn AthensTake advantage of affordable rates and essential amenities when you stay at our Knights Inn Athens hotel near Ohio University. Wake up to free continental breakfast, complete with fresh-baked waffles, when you stay at our Athens, Ohio, hotel, or prepare food using your in-room microwave and refrigerator. Email friends and family during your stay using our free high-speed Internet access. Our hotel is conveniently located off Route 33, and truck parking is available in our ample lot. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Knights Inn Athens Ohio