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“Not fancy, does the job” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hometown Inn
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Athens
Louisville
Level Contributor
176 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Not fancy, does the job”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

If you come here looking for a five star opulent hotel stay, you will leave disappointed. If you're looking for a place to sleep while you're in town for homecoming (as we do) or some other event and want a great deal, this is your motel. If you're a light sleeper, the highway noise might keep you up - it's Athens, go uptown, take a cab back and sleep like a baby.

The rooms are no doubt dated and the beds aren't the most comfortable I've slept in, but you get a bed, a hot shower, a coffee pot and a little fridge. The location on US50 right off of Richland Ave is super convenient too.

Never had any problems here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LouieBiz-com
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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bluffton
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

I have been coming to Athens since my son was at the Ohio University and have always stayed at this motel. It is located close to university on main highway and a small family run motel. Over the years they have been updating the motel and keeps it in line with current trends and amenities provided bu big guys. Hasu and Pat are the friendly owners and they have been here for over 20 years. Can recommend it to anyone who is visiting Athens. Excellent place. Good Wi-Fi

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank carl127
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

I have stayed here several times...a little dated but clean. The owners are friendly and very accommodating. The free wi-fi, good slection of channels on the TV, and in room fridge make this a great place for the price. It is a short drive to the the downtown area for restaurants and shopping.

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Ridgerunner20
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

I have stayed here several times over the last 2 years. Nothing fancy but it works for me. The rooms are clean, the owners are friendly and very accommodating. If we need a late check out they make it work.

The location provides easy access to our hunting lease in Albany. Also easy access in Athens for dinner or supplies.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Buffalobolt
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

I stayed for three nights
On my final night there I developed red bites
I did not stay anywhere else on this trip
I found a bed bug in my luggage when I got home
I called the motel twice and they became very argumentitive

They refuse to treat or acknowledge problem

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Falbie
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budgethostathensoh, Owner at Hometown Inn, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thank you for letting us know about the concern you had during your stay at our property. After your call to the property, we checked the entire room including beds, dressers, night stand and all the other items that could be infested with bed bugs. We did not find any infestation nor did we find any signs of other bug infestation. The room you had stayed in was rented prior to your stay and for 4 consecutive days after you checked out. We did not and have not received any complaints from the guests who stayed in the room.

We have a extermination service company that services all our rooms every month and is constantly on the look out for bud bugs and other infestation. If they find any infestation they record and treat accordingly and inform us of the action taken.
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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

e went to Athens for a college graduation in Nelsonville and stayed 2 nights at this hotel. It was dated - probably the 70's with an aqua colored tub, but it was clean, didn't smell bad and the owners are now going private as of June 2 and not associating themselves with Budget Host. If you are looking for an inexpensive, clean place to stay, I say this is the place for you.

Room Tip: This is right along the road, but must be well insulated since we didn't hear any road noise.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank trytogetawayoften
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Level Contributor
79 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

This is an old hotel and it is a little hard to find and get to. The management is very polite and accommodating. It is also very clean for it's age. Bed was uh....old

The prices were a little high for the value though.

I probably would explore other places next time.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Greg P
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Additional Information about Hometown Inn

Property: Hometown Inn
Address: 100 Albany Rd, Route 50 West, Athens, OH 45701-3803 (Formerly Budget Host Coach Inn)
Location: United States > Ohio > Athens
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hometown Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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