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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We very much enjoyed our stay at The Graduate Athens. We were in town to go to a show at the 40 Watt Club and very much appreciated the hotel's shuttle bus service to and from town. The hotel was an easy walk to all of the downtown restaurants and 40 Watt Club, but it was great to be able...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Accommodations were average, expected more for the price. I was on the first floor and guests above me sounded as if they were running a marathon in their room. Very heavy footed stomped around late into the night. Would never recommend staying on the first floor to anyone,

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Hayesville, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although a bit pricey, at the Graduate you can expect it to be clean and quiet and comfortable. Traveling with a friend on our way to NC from FL, we stayed here to break up the trip with an evening out.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear katerinatheballerina, We’re so happy you decided to stop in Athens while you were traveling from North Carolina to Florida. It’s wonderful that you found our hotel to be clean, quiet and comfortable. We hope you’ll stop by again if you’re ever in the area. Sincerely, Michele Uhaze General Manager

Sharpsburg, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I checked into this destination simply because it was convenient to where a business trip was located. This convenience turned out to be a pleasant surprise! The room was so spacious and clean. The Foundry was an added surprise and I enjoyed having local music within steps of my door. The amenities were plush and the rooms so well appointed.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear 236tylerc, Thanks for your review. While you booked us because of our convenient location, it sounds like you were pleasantly surprised by everything else our hotel had to offer—like our clean, spacious rooms, local music at The Foundry, and great amenities. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Michele Uhaze General Manager

Thousand Oaks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our suite! Loved the music and bar. Great service. Loved the decor of our room and the hotel. Very convenient to UGA. Might even try the spa next time. Can't wait to come back for our next visit!!!

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear jamiev366, Thanks for the great review! It was our pleasure to host you in one of our suites while you visited Athens. We’re happy to hear you loved the music and drinks at The Foundry, our great service, and our unique décor. We hope you’ll have time to check out a treatment at our spa the next time you...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great location and staff. Loved the coffee shop, and the lobby area. Also awesome that they provide free shuttle service within 5 miles!! Room was very clean, as well as cool. Would definitely stay there again!!!

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Janieyo, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. It sounds like you really made the most out of your visit by taking our complimentary shuttle downtown, and stopping into Iron Works Coffee. We’re happy to hear you also enjoyed your guest room, our lobby, and our staff. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely,...

Jacksonville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the perfect place for Dad's to stay while visiting their child at U.Ga. great bar at night. Great coffee bar in the morning. Cool and kitschy vibe, and right downtown -- so no driving after enjoying an evening with you daughter/son on the town!

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear ugadad2017, Thank you for staying with us when you were visiting your daughter at UGA. We love hanging out at The Foundry at night, and then stopping by Iron Works Coffee in the morning, so you definitely had the right idea during your stay. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our downtown location and had a chance to walk...

Canton, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to Graduate Athens since they had remodeled and changed their name. The lobby/reception area is very nice and the clerks were more than happy to allow me to park at the hotel hours before checking so I could go to my conference at the Classic Center therefore avoiding the need to park in a garage...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thanks for your review. It is always a pleasure to hear from guests who stayed with us before our Graduate days and have returned to check out our new look. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our lobby, retro guest room décor, and our comfortable beds. It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks,...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel leaves a lot to be desired. I am generally very excited about quaint little hotels that aren't mega chains, but, this one just doesn't cut it. The first room we were placed in as a married couple was a king room, however, the air conditioner was blowing out 90 degree air when set to maximum cooling. So, they...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear BulldogBoy25, Thank you for your feedback. Please know how much we appreciate you choosing to stay with a boutique rather than a big chain hotel. That being said, we apologize that your experience with us was less than perfect. The visit you have described seems very out of character for our hotel, and we will be looking into each...

Savannah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Athens experience from retro student decor to the full size beds and tub! Impressed with every detail! Our family included an upcoming UGA graduate and her pet bulldog who loved it! Glad we chose the Graduate!

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear William, Thank you for staying with us during your trip to Athens. We are so happy to read that you and your family (including the bulldog!) enjoyed your time with us. We are also glad that you chose Graduate, and we hope we will see you all again soon. Sincerely, Michele Uhaze General Manager

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Graduate Athens - where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay. We are located a short walk from the UGA campus and downtown Athens. Whether you're dropping in for a show at the Foundry, our multi-tiered music venue, or in town showing off the Alma Mater, our warm, friendly whip smart staff will be your compass guide - so you can feel like a local, even if it's your first time in town. Get ready for a night like you've never had before. Get ready to be inspired. Here at Graduate Athens, we believe life is a timeless journey filled with memory making stops, extraordinary rites of passage and all of the courageous leaps of faith that get us where we're going. Just beyond the historic brick facade lies our very own Southern village. While Graduate tips a hand to its historic roots, it has fully embraced the southern Renaissance in all of its artistic edge and glory. Everything you need is right here-whether you're in town to wind up or unwind. Our rooms are ready for a night like you've never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner including Malin & Goetz amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel lobby is caffeinated with just the right blend of grab and go goodness. Think home baked eats and a selection of the best brews. We've got just the right shot of espresso to pair with your morning news at Iron Works Coffee. The Foundry, our historic music venue served as the original iron foundry, and was reimagined to honor the site's roots and preserve this piece of Athens' fine past. The multi-tiered structure and soaring beams welcome crystal clear views, stellar acoustics and a place to celebrate the detail and dedication to craft. The Foundry Bar & Grill stocks every local beer imaginable and offers fun fresh fare whether you are catching a new artist or you're just looking for a place in town to hang out and make some history of your own. At Graduate we are all about the R&R and making your acquaintance. Melt away your stress, unplug from the world and indulge in a few hours of off the grid me time. Let us know which spa service serves you best, and we can make it happen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Graduate Athens

Address: 295 East Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: $156 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Graduate Athens 4*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Foundry Park Hotel Athens
Foundry Park Inn
Park Inn Athens
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#1 Family Hotel in Athens
#1 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#3 Business Hotel in Athens
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“2nd floor rooms require a walk up the stairs, but no one is above you.”
  • King bed room - 50s style
  • Bedside table with 50s style phone
  • Desk in corner of room with retro radio, chair, and chalkboard
 of 5 bubbles Lollisad, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book early, because this hotel doesn't have a ton of rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles dianayoung81, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is Motel style accommodations”
 of 5 bubbles huskerml, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay at the Indigo”
 of 5 bubbles stacileonard, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Good walking location for bars and night life.”
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  • computer desk
  • tv and refrig area
 of 5 bubbles jdm0325, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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