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Graduate Athens

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay and I would recommend The Graduate. The staff was phenomenal, friendly, and helpful! The rooms were clean and spacious. I would recommend requesting a room on the 2nd floor and in section 232-259 as they would be more quiet than others. Our room required us to wear earplugs and use a white noise machine because...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Graduate Athens is a great hotel, a true gem. I recommend it if anyone is visiting the Athens area. Graduate Athens is unique and the rooms were cozy and clean. The spa was awesome and just what I needed after a long week. I am glad that the front desk recommended Ron.

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Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the place but I'll eat elsewhere next time. Hotel staff had great attitude. Cleaning lady was especially welcoming. Should repair the cable on the gym equipment in fitness room. Room was squeaky-clean, quirky, and comfortable.

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

Dear Carltona2017, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We’re so glad our staff impressed you with their great attitudes and that you enjoyed your guest room. While you had a great stay, we apologize that our restaurant did not meet your standards. Please know that we have passed along your feedback to our culinary team. Should...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Graduate was a great place to stay. The staff and rooms were all that was expected. Be prepared for the eclectic colors and furniture. The pictures are a good representation of what to expect. A good time was had by all.

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

Dear Eric, Thank you for staying with us when you were in town for a wedding. We’re thrilled that our eclectic style made an impression on you, and that our staff and rooms met your expectations. We hope you’ll consider us again for future stays. Sincerely, Sandi Kennedy Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great First impression with the cool vibe of the building that we checked in to - unfortunately that was the highlight. The rooms were in a two story building that must have been an old Motel 6. Remodeled yes with some funky furnishings but you cant hide a pig with lipstick. The cheap window unit heat and air system couldn't...

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

Dear Chris, We appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. While we’re happy you enjoyed the unique vibe of our one-of-a-kind building, we apologize that other aspects of your stay did not meet expectations. I invite you to reach out to me directly at SKennedy@graduateathens.com so that I may learn more about your stay. Thank you. Sincerely, Sandi...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Funky cool with all the modern amenities. Didn't see the retro radio had wifi capabilities till we were leaving. Probably better for my neighbors that we did not use it. Friendly staff, clean room. Very unique in the best way. Easy to remember compared with all the typical decorations. Great bathroom wallpaper.

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

Dear DuWors, Thanks for your review. It’s awesome that you liked our retro, unique style and found our décor to be so memorable—including our bathroom wallpaper! We hope you’ll be back soon and will have a chance to check out our radios this time. Sincerely, Sandi Kennedy Assistant General Manager

Wilmington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful staff on the phone and in person. Willing to accommodate best room for my travel needs. Fun decor, clean rooms, easy parking and very convenient to downtown Athens. Highly recommend staying here and look forward to another visit!

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

Dear M4451ZSjoes, We would like to thank you for choosing Graduate during your visit to Athens. It’s great to hear that our staff did a wonderful job welcoming you over the phone and in person at the hotel—it is always our pleasure to accommodate our guests in any way they require. Thank you for recommending us, and we look forward...

Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is so charming, beautifully decorated and exudes fun! But upon spending time in my room I discovered a mildew/moldly smell that would not dissipate. I didn't think much of it and left the door ajar and turned on the fan while I was there. Upon returning later in the evening the smell seemed slightly less and I went...

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

Dear juliaannes2017, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. While we’re happy to hear you loved our decoration and fun vibes, we are disappointed in reading your remarks about the odor in your room. It sounds like this was an isolated incident in that one specific guest room, and we will be looking into the...

Sautee Nacoochee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1St overnight stay in Athens. To be able to walk from my room to the Foundry & have a nice meal. Then enjoy the concert & walk balk to our room in 2 minutes was an absolutely stress free experience. Thank you

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

Dear brucep276, It was our pleasure to host you during your first overnight stay in Athens. We’ve designed our hotel to ensure that guests can enjoy evenings at The Foundry and then walk just a few minutes to get to their guest rooms. We are so happy this was a stress-free experience for you. Should you return to the area...

Denham Springs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved our stay there. The rooms were so cute and clean. The location was very convenient to everything we wanted to do. The staff was friendly and helpful. We'll definitely stay there next time we visit Athens.

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

Dear jbishop76, Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Athens. We are thrilled to see that you loved your stay here. From our stylish guest rooms to our convenient location and helpful staff, it sounds like you enjoyed every aspect of your visit. Please know that we’re looking forward to your next stay. Sincerely, Sandi Kennedy Assistant...

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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 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601-2610
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: €117 - €264 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Athens
#1 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#3 Business Hotel in Athens
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“2nd floor and in section 232-259”
 of 5 bubbles 273kristenm, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Definitely get a 2nd floor room but there is no elevator if you need assistance up the stairs”
 of 5 bubbles chrismZ4071BB, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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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