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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This hotel was very accommodating. We had a few hiccups but they were addressed by the staff promptly. Rooms were clean, pool was nice, staff very pleasant. I spent a week here and a week at 2 other hotels in Athens. This was my favorite of the three.

Thank Picfan
Management response:

Dear Picfan, Thank you for your time and for choosing to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Athens-University Area. We are dedicated to providing exceptional guest service, so even though there were some errors, we are more than happy to go above and beyond to ensure that those are resolved quickly and efficiently. We appreciate your kind review and... More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I stayed here for 3 nights in late June as part of a work training course, the hotel was centrally located, we'll run and we were looked after to a high standard. The rooms were spacious, pay the extra for the executive block, meeting rooms spacious and the staff really helpful. Food and beverages during the day were really high... More 

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Dear Claire Ann, Thank you for your time and kind feedback. We are ecstatic that our goal of exceptional guest service was efficiently executed during your visit. We look forward to having you visit us again in the future. Kindest Regards, Sarah P. Social Media Representative More 

Madisonville, Kentucky
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74 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My home away from home! I've stayed at this hotel several times. I've never been disappointed. Rooms are well appointed and nicely sized! I'm often upgraded without asking! Very comfortable beds and just a relaxing place to stay. Walking distance to UGA and downtown Athens eats! Wonderful staff! I'll look forward to returning on my next trip to Athens.

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

Dear Joe C, Thank you so much for your kind review of Holiday Inn Athens-University Area! I am so happy to hear that we consistently exceed your expectations when you visit Athens! We are very thankful for your continued loyalty to our hotel and we look forward to seeing you next time you stay with us! Sincerely, Amber K Guest... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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99 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We stayed there for NYE. They've upgraded since we were there last. The staff was very nice. It is a bit of a walk to the rooms if you're in the tower, but otherwise, it is good. The room was fresh and pretty quiet. If you go, ask for a middle room so you hear less of the elevator and... More 

Thank theedamamegrl
amberlk27, Social Media Representative at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear theedamamegrl, Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay with us again. Our goal is to make each guest feel comfortable and taken care of during their stay. We hold each hotel operation to a higher standard and hope that our renovations and clean rooms are an accurate reflection of such. We apologize for any inconveniences you... More 

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Disappointed. The room was cramped two double beds and not comfortable. The beds were lumpy and sheets scratchy. The air unit in the room is loud and when it comes on, the room turns icy uncomfortably cold. As soon as the air shut off it was warm again. The bathroom had no space to hang anything. It smells of mold... More 

Thank Sara G
Management response:

Dear Sara, Thank you for your feedback of the issues you faced during your stay. We sincerely apologize that there were so many areas of your room that needed to have been improved before checking you in that room. We can assure you that this is not the Holiday Inn standard and is not an accurate reflection of our entire... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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108 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We visited Athens during college trip for our daughter. We were looking for a place to stay close to campus that was not overly expensive but still good. This Holiday Inn has a small outdoor pool that is cute and free of scunge. Rooms in tower one are medium sized, clean, and have the nice white linens that get switched... More 

Thank Katherine C
Management response:

Thank you for taking time to provide an amazing review of your stay at the Holiday Inn Athens. Your review will be shared with our team so they can see the fruits of their work. Our location close the UGA is one of the main reason's guest stay with us. We take that opportunity and work to ensure we exceed... More 

Longmont, Colorado
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236 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night on our way to Asheville. Perfect location. Right on the edge of campus and close to fantastic restaurants and bars. The room was clean and updated. The bed was a little soft and pillows were not comfortable. Great prices and plenty comfortable.

Thank TribTraveler
Management response:

Thank you for selection the Holiday Inn Athens as your resting spot on your way to Asheville. We appreciate when guest take the time to let others know about their stay. We are focused on guest getting a great night sleep. your feedback will help us identify those rooms that need new beds. Sincerely, Michael Coward General Manager More 

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I guess I was lucky to be in the "main" building because I couldn't grasp the tower concept. They actually locked the door and you had to use your room key to get in (which I didn't know). I stayed in my room and watched TV until I fell asleep so I couldn't say much about the amenities on the... More 

Thank Latressa J
Management response:

Every guest experience at our hotel is important. I am sorry we failed to exceed your expectations and the layout of our hotel is confusing. We are working to improve our communication with our guest's and also our signage to ensure everyone knows where they are going. Our guest security is our number 1 concern that is why we use... More 

Athens, Georgia
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My daughter was married in Athens on June 11, 2016. We used this hotel for both our wedding block of rooms and for our personal room for two nights. First let me say that I am aware that this hotel is not perfect. It is not new and could use a facelift. However, it is by far the most convenient... More 

Thank A D
Management response:

Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate your candidate feedback and praise for the Holiday Inn Athens. Guest love our location and we continue to improve our service and property. Thank you for making our hotel your place to stay while in Athens. Sincerely Michael Coward General Manager More 

Westerville, Ohio
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37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I'm going to start out with the positive first. The front desk staff were great so nice and helpful in terms of familiarizing me with the area. The hotel location can't be beat. It is right next to the University and downtown area. You really can walk to all the interesting spots. The price was also right, inexpensive. Now for... More 

Thank Gus T
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We appreciate when guests take the time to provide honest feedback to us. While it appears you enjoyed the service we provide we missed on your room expectations. I am sorry we failed to provide you with an amazing stay. We have three towers at the hotel and our central tower is the oldest. North Tower typically receives great reviews.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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 East Broad Street, PO Box 1666, Athens, GA 30603
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: $138 - $295 (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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“We liked the extra quiet and security in the Executive Tower.”
 of 5 bubbles Wanda71, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I had a corner king, which may have been a bit more spacious, and overlooked the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles KCTiger, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The top floor in the tower are at a remove from busy Broad St.”
 of 5 bubbles inklyadams, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors of either Tower 2 or 3.”
 of 5 bubbles Virga017, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Pool side rooms are quite than those facing the street.”
 of 5 bubbles DonCapeMayBeach, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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