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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Another wonderful night at this nice hotel. We've had a great time here and wonderful service. David and Tiffany are staff who should be commended for the personable service they provide!! David is a really, really excellent bartender! The location of the hotel is close to downtown and the University of Georgia, the parking is easy, the food in the...

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

We're happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our hotel staff! I'm glad that David and Tiffany provided you with excellent service and made you feel at home. We appreciate you being a loyal guest and staying with us often! We can't wait to see you the next time you visit Athens! - Jessica S.

North Augusta, South Carolina
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We used this hotel of our out of town guests that were attending our son's wedding. I can't begin to praise the excellent staff for their personal attention they showed for the entire weekend. The rooms were spacious and clean. I would recommend this hotel for any event or just a night away from home!!

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

Thank you for your review! I'm happy to hear that our staff provided you with excellent service during your group's stay with us. We're glad that you found our rooms to be clean and comfortable as well! We hope that you will stay with us again the next time you are in the area! - Jessica S.

Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Holiday Inn Athens is a very good hotel in a great location, just off campus and near many restaurants. Staff were excellent, very pleasant from the front desk to cleaning staff. The hotel room was comfortable, both physically and aesthetically. The bed was excellent, with a padded, firm mattress and the soft linens. Wifi was also excellent. The room...

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

Dear Virga017, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel. Our team is dedicated to providing stellar service to all of our guests and we greatly appreciate your feedback. I am very happy to hear that our team members were hospitable and kind and our rooms were clean and comfortable. I apologize that our breakfast...

Cape May Beach
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This year everyone I met was pleasant and helpful - a big change from last year. It also seemed cleaner. The breakfast was a bit more varied. It isn't included and must be purchased separately. That is the most annoying part. I purchase breakfast coupons and everything is included but NOT JUICE. That is always extra. Why???????? So annoyed. At...

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

Dear DonCapeMayBeach, Thank you for your continued loyalty to Holiday Inn Athens-University Area and for recognizing our efforts to exceed our guests' expectations! Our team members are dedicated to providing stellar service and we value your feeback on ways we can improve. As a full service hotel, we do not offer a complimentary breakfast but we do offer our delicious...

Starkville, Mississippi
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is perhaps the most venerable of downtown Athens hotels. I've stayed in this hotel at least half a dozen times over the past 20 years, and was one of my favorite places to book visitors when I was still living in Athens. It's only a couple of blocks west of the main UGA administration buildings on north campus and...

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

Dear Jeffrey D, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area and for your continued loyalty to our hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoy our awesome downtown location, our friendly team members, and our clean and comfotable rooms. We did replace our indoor swimming pool with a new...

United States
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We stayed here for a couple nights in April. We got a very good rate and a free upgrade for a very large corner room in the Executive tower. Thanks for the front desk staff for this upgrade! Room was comfortable, quiet and clean. It has a perfect location for exploring downtown Athens and it's walking distance to UGA campus......

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Dear Valued Guest, We are ecstatic that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Athens-University Area. We are more than happy to go above and beyond for our guests wherever possible, whether that be with complimentary upgrades or anything else that will satisfy our guests. We are also glad that you were able to take advantage of...

Florida
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.

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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...

St Albans, United Kingdom
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...

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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

Madisonville, Kentucky
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.

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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...

Atlanta, Georgia
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...

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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...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • 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, Athens, GA 30603
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: $140 - $240 (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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