I recently stayed in this hotel for a week with my disabled mother.
Staff: helpful and accommodating. They worked overtime trying to help my mother with her needs related to her disability. When they were briefly unable to find a component to make the pool chair lift work, they gave us a free nights stay. The lady who was serving breakfast helped my mother get breakfast. Very sweet. Everyone was very friendly.
Accommodations: Nicely appointed rooms, which were better than some of the standard (non-Express) Holiday Inn's we have stayed in lately. The rooms are spacious, and the furnishings all appear new. The disabled room with the roll in shower was well done. Unlike some of the hotels we have stayed at, the shower entrance had a small lip on the floor to keep the water from spilling over into the rest of the bathroom. My main suggestion would be to have an accessible room with two double beds so someone else could also stay in the room if needed. Sometimes a disabled person needs someone (who is not a spouse) to stay with them. There is a nice indoor pool and hot tub.
I rated this hotel as 4 of 5, because Holiday Inn Express is generally a 3 star hotel. I felt it was better than 3 star with their quality of service and accommodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience the scenic beauty and comfort of the Holiday Inn Express Athens, Tennessee, a smoke-free facility, located between Knoxville and Chattanooga on I-75 at exit 49. For the adventurous, we are just a short drive from the Smokey Mountain Cherahola Skyway and the famous Dragon Back boasting more hairpin turns than any other 13 mile stretch of road in the US a cyclists dream. For the tired and weary, our spacious rooms offer a relaxing experience after a long day of travel or business. If what you need is a little physical activity, take a dip in our indoor pool or spa, work out in our fitness room or enjoy the peaceful walking trail at Athens Regional Park located 1/4 mile from our hotel. Check out our best amenity our courteous and professional staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Athens Hotel Athens
- Holiday Inn Athens
- Athens Holiday Inn