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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I travel to Athens frequently and have recently begun staying at Graduate Athens and now very much prefer it to any other place that I have stayed. The staff is courteous and friendly, the rooms are great and the price is quite competitive.

3Thank timchandler02
FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear timchandler02, We are thrilled to receive your comments and delighted that you now prefer Graduate Athens to any other place that you have stayed in Athens! We will be sure to share your comments with our team that our staff is courteous and friendly, and the rooms are great with a competitive price! Thank you again and we look...

Reviewed 1 April 2016

I stayed at the Graduate Athens during a conference. The staff was very accommodating to the few things I needed. The room was probably the cleanest I have ever stayed in anywhere. We walked from the hotel to the conference center every day because of convenience, but it was nice to have the shuttle bus at night. Many thanks to...

Thank Slinky112
FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Slinky112, We are thrilled to receive your comments! We are delighted you stayed with us during your conference. We will be sure to share with our team that the staff was very accommodating and we will be happy to let the front desk team, housekeeping, Jerrod, Jason and Doyle know your wonderful comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed...

Florida, USA
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Very fresh college graduate motif. We stayed in the Hoyt House and the room was giant for not being a suite. There was a large fireplace with a very large TV on the wall above it. The decor was very clever and cute. The personnel were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The cafe was quaint with students hanging out and...

4Thank SouthFloridaDavid
FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear SouthFloridaDavid, Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in our historic (yet very modern) Hoyt House! It is loved by our guest because of it's charm and the 62 inch flat screen TV's and the nice décor is a welcomed change. We are delighted to share your comments...

Norwood, Missouri
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The room was retro chic, 70's phone and radio. Bed was very comfortable. The room was clean, except for some mold in the shower. The in room amenities are superior to most others with Keurig coffee, and Malin+Goetz products. We went to an Open Mic night at the Foundry, here on hotel grounds. Dinner was great, and the talent was...

Thank Gina S
FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Gina S. Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We appreciate you doing so! We deeply appreciate the details of your stay. It is through our guest comments that we learn where and how to improve our services and amenities! Our pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We do hope that your next visit you...

Reviewed 28 March 2016

I have stayed in this hotel twice. It has always been clean and well-maintained. The beds are comfortable with lots of pillows. It is a hotel with doors that open to outside. Rooms have mini-refrigerator, K-cup coffee machine, hair dryer & free wi-fi. Great place to stay for business or when visiting UGA.

Thank Kim M
FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Kim M, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are so happy that you have chosen Graduate, Athens for your visits to Athens! We are glad that you love our comfortable beds and many pillows for our guests. We also hope that you have had the chance to visit some of our special amenities on...

Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I am actually very impressed with this hotel , All around , great staff, really cool suites . Awesome to perform at The Foundry and walk right to my room and chill, I even enjoyed the food . Very clean , Very impressed .Go for it !!💯👌 Very close to other important landmarks .

4Thank Otis R
FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Otis R, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful comments about Graduate, Athens! We are thrilled that we had the chance to have you play at The Foundry! We are also glad that you found our staff great, and you enjoyed your suite! Thank you so much again for sharing your experience with us! We hope to see...

Golden, Colorado
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Stayed here one night on the first leg of an SEC college tour with my 17 yr old daughter over Spring break...First, at just $139/night, it's a winner...clean, close to downtown and the edge of campus, with a very well-intentioned staff at the front desk, you could get past the very small room and somewhat dreary motel-like exterior....the Graduate concept...

Thank JonL_52
FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear JonL_52, We are thrilled to receive your comments that our hotel is a "winner" and that we are clean, close to downtown and UGA campus. Our theme does provide a surprise around every corner, offer student ID's and nods to the academia of being a college town. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are certain that...

Norwalk, Connecticut
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Maybe it was the room (105 or6), but this was like a motel room on a very busy road with a dark entrance. The room tried to be cool and funky, but just smelled musty. It was St. Patti's so there were college kids everywhere late into the night, and someone keyed our car in the parking lot. Definitely did...

Thank ComstockHill2
Lakewood McHenry County, Illinois
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We enjoyed our stay very much. Visited the foundry for food, drinks, and a show. We had a great time. We will be staying at the Graduate again as we visit Athens 4 times a year. The hotel is also pet friendly and has several grassy areas for your puppy.

4Thank M M
FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear M M, Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay very much! We are thrilled that you visited the Foundry and had a great time and had food, drinks and enjoyed the show! We are very excited you will be staying with us 4 times a year! We do...

Madison, Mississippi
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We were in town with our two teenagers and small dog for an event at UGA. To my knowledge, this is one of the nicer, reasonably priced hotels in downtown area that welcomes pets. We've stayed here a couple of times for one or two nights, and found the rooms very comfortable and the entire facility well maintained.

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

Dear MtnBikeDad, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled you chose Graduate, Athens for your visit! We are so glad that you found our rooms to be very comfortable, and our facility well maintained! We also hope that you had a chance to experience some of the many amenities we have on property for...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • 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: $150 - $370 (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?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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
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“Good walking location for bars and night life.”
  • bed
  • computer desk
  • tv and refrig area
 of 5 bubbles jdm0325, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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