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Holiday Inn Athens-University Area

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Alpharetta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location, but that's all the positive feedback I can really give. The room smelt moldy. The amount of dust around the room was pretty bad. Just didn't seem very clean. We were going to a show at the Georgia Theater so you can't beat the location for that. It was ok for one night.

Thank Marie2417
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second Holiday Inn property where the rooms smell moldy. After requesting a second room, it was no better. The windows do not open and the Amana room air conditioner does not circulate fresh air from outside into the room. Humidity level was very high in the room. If you have allergies,COPD or sensitive nose... PAY MORE to...

Thank gasnailer
amberlk27, Guest Services Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear gasnailer, Thank you for taking the time to provide candid feedback about your recent stay. I apologize that we failed to exceed your expectations during your stay, and will use your comments to help us improve our services and products to future guests. We welcome the opportunity to have you as our guest in the future so that we...

Suffern, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really loved this hotel and will make this my home when visiting my son at school. You can't beat the location and the rooms were clean, updated and lovely. The bed was so comfortable it afforded us a good night sleep for the full day ahead. Every staff member I encountered was friendly and helpful. This was a home...

Thank BusyLori
amberlk27, Guest Services Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear BusyLori, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Holiday Inn Athens. We know you have a lot of options when it comes to hotels and are glad that you chose to stay with us! I am happy to hear that our team delivered exceptional service to you and that you were able to...

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stayed at the Holiday Inn for a scientific conference that was held on the UGA campus. Close to campus as well as downtown which made the transition from conference to sampling the nightlife of Athens very easy! We stayed in an executic suite which was clean and comfortable, and included all the amenitities you could ask for (mini fridge,...

Thank aebli1987
amberlk27, Guest Services Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear aebli1987, Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn in Athens during your recent visit to the Classic City! Our team strives to deliver exceptional service to our guests and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you as our guest next time your travels bring you...

Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Good location to downtown Athens, shopping and night life. Staff could be more helpful. Housekeeping did not come until 4:30 Saturday afternoon and that was just too late. Left some bottled drinks in fridge when we checked out. Called back to retrieve them and was told the room was cleaned and the bottles were thrown out. Find it hard to...

Thank Peepye
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Peepye, Thank you for staying with us recently and for being our guest. I am glad to know that you liked the proximity of our hotel to the shopping area and night life. Allow me to apologize for any inconvenience the shortfalls on our housekeeping service may have caused you. Let me assure you that we will continuously do...

Macon, Georgia
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Took 5 young ladies to Fccla state conference. Hotel very clean. Ice didn't work on 4 but did on 2. Staff - everyone was so nice and helpful!!!!! The parking lot is awkward for a bus to get in and out. Small lobby and no breakfast included, but great location to Classic Center.

Thank Baybug2012
Duncan S, Front Desk Representative at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of the Holiday Inn of Athens! We're so glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay, and that we were able to help make your experience while in town for FCCLA more enjoyable. Our team is so glad to hear that you found us friendly and helpful. We hope to see you again...

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 2 for check in and the front desk help was very short as we inquired about our rooms. "You have a guaranteed check in of 3 o'clock," was about all we could get out of them. When we returned at 3:20...our rooms weren't ready. We waited until 5:20. And, the hotel was pretty banged up. The room...

Thank Nick C
Duncan S, Front Desk Representative at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback on our hotel. I am so sorry to see that your experience did not go as you expected, and that we were not able to get you checked in by our guaranteed check-in time. We have been making sure to have better communication between the front desk and housekeeping to make sure that...

Reviewed 6 March 2017

I stayed here while I was in town for a concert at the Georgia Theatre. This is a great location! It is less than 2 blocks from the theatre. The front desk staff was so helpful. It was an extremely busy weekend for the hotel due to baseball and orchestra, but they handled it well. The room was clean and...

Thank brandi s
amberlk27, Guest Services Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear brandi s, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel! I am delighted that you enjoyed our awesome downtown location while attending a concert at the Georgia Theatre and our friendly front desk team. We hope to have you as our guest again in the future! Sincerely Amber K Guest Services Manager

Augusta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I recently stayed in the Holiday Inn in Athens for a shopping trip with my daughter who is a student at UGA. The hotel is smack dab in the middle of downtown which is both good and bad. Everything, including restaurants, shopping, and the university is well within easy walking distance. On the other hand, the hotel is on a...

Thank SusanCully
Duncan S, Guest Service Rep at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very thoughtful and detailed review of the Holiday Inn of Athens! We greatly appreciate it when our guests are committed to giving accurate and precise information and feedback. Your perspective on our location is very interesting, as you pointed out both the negatives and the positives of being right in the middle of downtown,...

Reviewed 24 February 2017

The staff here was really friendly. The rooms are nice and the restaurant serves good food. The workout room was in good shape. The layout of the rooms is odd. It seems this place was definitely build in multiple phases. But it's a good location right in the highway through town.

Thank Jamesmedlock
amberlk27, Guest Services Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Jamesmedlock, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Holiday Inn Athens! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially our awesome downtown location, friendly team, and delicious food from the Redfearn Grille. We hope to see you as our guest again in the future! Sincerely, Amber K Guest...

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Microwave
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Hotel Athens. Located on the corner of Broad and Lumpkin Streets in downtown Athens hotel, travelers will appreciate the hometown feel of this historic city as well as the more than forty dining and lounge options nearby. We are also in easy walking distance from the University of Georgia and only a four-mile drive from Ben Epps Regional Airport.This Athens hotel has two on-site fitness facilities to help you maintain your exercise regimen. Enjoy a swim year-round in our indoor pool or relax in our hot tub. Catch up on work or browse the web in our complimentary business center. Our Ginkgo Tree Restaurant & Lounge serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering tasty Southern cuisine including breakfast and lunch buffets with multiple options. For your convenience, we offer in-room dining, or visit our lounge to unwind and experience our nightly drink specials.Our event space and outstanding services make Holiday Inn Hotel Athens the Preferred Meeting Place. Our superior meeting staff coordinates your successful event down to the last detail, which makes us the favorite wedding, conference, banquet, military, reunion, and convention planners in the area.Businesses near hotel: Carrier, Certainteed, Weyehaeuser, Eaton CorporationAttractions near hotel: The Classic Center, State Botanical Gardens, Sanford Stadium ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Athens-University Area

Address: 197 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601-2801
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: $137 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Athens-University Area 3*
Number of rooms: 308
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“Stay at the Hampton Inn, Athens, GA (free breakfast) or pay more and stay at the Hilton Garden Inn,”
gasnailer, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If in the executive tower, park in the overflow parking lot and go in the back door with room key.”
SusanCully, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room in a part of the building directly above the front desk!”
Jamesmedlock, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the executive tower”
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“We liked the extra quiet and security in the Executive Tower.”
Wanda71, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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