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Graduate Athens

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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here. Service was great, amenities and location a plus, and the theme was a blast. Made a short visit better. Loved the lobby and room decor. Loved the uga lamp and the crazy wallpaper. The new Home base while in Athens for sure.

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

Dear Staugreg, Thank you so much for your comments about Graduate, Athens. We are so glad that you had a fantastic stay. We are happy to hear that your service was great, and you also go to enjoy all of our amenities directly on our property! From a breakfast and a fantastic coffee at Iron Works Cafe to a wonderful...

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

I go way back with this property -- my roommate worked there several iterations ago, when it was dangerous and run down. So I was delighted to discover this fun, eclectic take on what makes athens great -- its history and creativity. This is basically an old motel, renovated with style, good service and solid amenities. With an old foundry/music...

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

Dear AthensNakita, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback with us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our Athens boutique hotel is ready for a night like you’ve never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor. We are so glad that you had a chance to...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 24 December 2015

The rooms were well equipped with all amenities and if they didn't have it in the room the front desk was more than happy to provide it or access to it. They shuttled us to dinner, They even took us to Stegman for the Graduation. In house coffee shop was great and the overall stay was top notch. Would highly...

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

Dear David N, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments about Graduate, Athens. We are so happy that we were able to provide a fantastic stay for you! We love to hear that our rooms were well equipped for you, and that our front desk was able to provide anything extra that you needed during your stay. We are...

Hope Mills, United States
Reviewed 24 December 2015

The location and amenities are excellent. Lots of charm with guest services located in an old foundry. Hotel staff were courteous and genuine when asked for information or needs. Definitely will stay here again.

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

Dear Kapaerine M, Thank you so much for your fantastic comments about Graduate, Athens. We are delighted to hear how courteous and genuine our staff were, and were able to help you with all of your needs and provide information about our fantastic city. We aim to make every guest feel like a local, and to make sure they have...

Marion, Virginia
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Hotel was clean but a bit worn around the edges. The "college days" motif in the rooms was fun and the bedding was good, but we could not keep the room warm enough with the window mounted HVAC unit. One major gripe- the hotel shares the facility with a concert venue and we had trouble parking near our rooms at...

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

Dear Steve S. Thank you so very much for sharing your comments with us! We are delighted to hear that the "college days" motif was fun and bedding was good! We deeply appreciate hearing your concerns about the HVAC unit and parking. It is from comments like yours that we may find ways to improve our services! Again, thank you...

Columbus
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Great customer service. I loved the unique amenities and homey feel. It really took me back in time to when I was growing up...yet it had a modern day comfort. The telephone and artwork were unique and it seemed to have a surprise around each corner.

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

Dear T2232OGnancyb, Thank you so much for your wonderful feed back from your stay with us! We are thrilled to hear how wonderful your stay was. We are delighted to hear that your customer service was great throughout your stay, and that you loved our unique amenities. We aim to make all of our guests feel as if they have...

charleston, sc
Reviewed 18 December 2015

I had the opportunity to stay (only one night, sadly) at the Graduate Athens recently and it was wonderful. The hotel was in a great location, easy to walk or uber downtown. As a UGA grad I loved the theme though out the hotel with Bulldogs and Athens touches. Make sure you stop by the bar, the Melting Point, as...

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

Dear Jennifer H, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful comments with us! We are thrilled to hear how great your stay was. Our location is a huge bonus for our guests becuase of our proximity to the downtown area. All of Athens' great shops ans restaurants are easy walking distance, yet we are still secluded and away from...

Reviewed 17 December 2015

The location is great. Downtown and north campus of UGA are easily walkable. The rooms were clean and nice. My only complaints about the stay are there is no digital clock in the room. I would have to check my phone for the time. Also the soap containers in the shower weren't full so it made getting soap out difficult.

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

Dear Andrew G, Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us. We hope that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our location is a wonderful bonus for our guests because of our proximity to the downtown area as well as the UGA campus. We are close enough for easy walking to everything Athens has to offer, while being...

Charlotte
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Recommended by a friend and it was an "off football weekend" PLUS we got a special rate so we decided to try it. Great concept, wonderful facility and very convient location downtown. This place fits Athens well and I applaude the concept but too rich for my blood. I was also told that the rate practically doubles for football weekends...

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

Dear timmy7466, Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We are delighted that you were able to get a special rate and happy to know your friends enjoyed their stay to refer you! We are pleased that you thought we have a great concept, wonderful facility and liked our convenient location to downtown. Rates are always based on availability...

Cleveland, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Expensive for a 2 star motel Really don't like the fact that it was pet friendly... My room smelled like a dog had slept there.... Enjoyed the nostalgic feel of the motel. the location for the Gala was what attracted me to this location.

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

Dear robert k, Thank you for offering comments about your stay! Your comments help us learn how to improve our services. While we are pet friendly, we have a fantastic cleaning staff that works hard to make sure all rooms are serviced to offer clean, fresh rooms for our guests. We have not experienced this comment before, so we will...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • 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 

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Address: 295 East Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: $152 - $426 (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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“2nd floor rooms require a walk up the stairs, but no one is above you.”
  • Desk in corner of room with retro radio, chair, and chalkboard
  • Bedside table with 50s style phone
  • King bed room - 50s style
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“Good walking location for bars and night life.”
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