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Graduate Athens

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Johns Island
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We stayed for business, but will be planning a trip to come back, just to stay at the graduate and be near the Downtown area. There isn't one single area that I'd improve as everything was perfect. The funky rooms are exptionally clean and comfy, grounds impecible, totally convenient and the best cup of latte I think I've ever had....

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

Dear alanbC1179VB, Thank you so very much for sharing with us about your recent business stay! We are thrilled that you will be planning a trip to come back just to stay at Graduate Athens! We deeply appreciate the wonderful compliment that there isn't one single area that needed improvement and everything was perfect! We are thrilled that you liked...

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We came to Athens for a dance competition and decided to stay at the graduate! Best decision ever! The spa services are amazing! They even catered to our girls! They were able to get their own little spa day. Bridget, the spa manager was epic! She made sure we had the best time ever!

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

Dear Mikeya A, Thank you so much for selecting Graduate Athens for your stay during the dance competition! We are so delighted that you shared your comments with us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your spa services and we will be sure to share your comments with Bridget and the spa team! We hope to see you again next...

Reviewed 21 April 2016

We traveled to the Graduate Athens for a wedding. The motel has a tricky entrance that we missed and the lobby area is not very well marked. It was a good thing we had other people that had arrived before us to kind of direct us around to get checked in. The room was comfortable, done in a college theme.The...

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

Dear Tim2001, We deeply appreciate that you shared your comments with us! It is through our guest comments that help improve our services. There were a few items that we wished had been better for your stay during such a special occasion for the wedding. All of your comments will be used to help make sure our guests have a...

Atlanta
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I stayed at The Graduate while spending a couple days in Athens during the winter holiday break. Their prices are reasonable, and the room where I stayed was very comfortable. It has the look of a motel but the interior of a hotel. Within walking distance of many Athens attractions, this is good for a stay of one night or...

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

Dear 596freyah, We are delighted to hear that you stayed at Graduate Athens during the winter break holiday! Thank you so much for sharing your comments about your stay with us! We are pleased to know the room was comfortable. Our location to downtown is an added bonus for our guests since we are within walking distance! We will be...

Reviewed 15 April 2016

We stayed 2 nights having been to the Masters, we were welcomed very warmly by the ladt receptionist who explained everything the Hotel had to offer. It was different from other Hotels as each room was quirky designed as if you were a student in the 60`s even the key card had the details of a student from 1960 to...

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

Dear Gordon H, Thank you so very much for sharing your comments with us! We deeply appreciate you doing so! We are delighted to hear that you had a warm welcome and they explained everything about the hotel! We are pleased you like the quirky design and the student ID's provided at check in! We are thrilled you enjoyed a...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 13 April 2016

A welcoming property with clean, well decorated rooms, comfortable bed and pillows and nice amenities. Housekeeping staff does an excellent job with a friendly attitude. Front Desk helpful as well. I would definitely stay in another Graduate Hotel if available where I travel.

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

Dear kbstan7961, Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful comments with us! We are thrilled that you described us as a welcoming property with clean, well decorated rooms, comfortable beds and pillows and nice amenities! We will be sure to share your comments with our team about the housekeeping staff does and excellent job with a friendly...

Canada
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is a unique place. Going for retro and fun, it achieves those things. But beyond the décor, it is basic at its best, especially for the price. The toiletries are nice and unique but otherwise the rooms are standard in size and comfort. The hotel rooms are laid out like a motel in a u-shape. Location is convenient except...

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

Dear MSBall, We deeply appreciate that you shared your comments with us! We love hearing the nice things about our property and we do understand that our size of rooms and layout of the hotel are standard in size, offering a 320 square feet of space. We are pleased to receive your comments so we may learn how to improve...

Atlantic Beach, Florida
Reviewed 12 April 2016

When we first stayed at the Graduate Athens, we were traveling in horrible weather, tired and were in need of a rest stop for us and the dogs. We found this dog friendly hotel and we were so happy with our room, the property and the friendly staff. We were able to walk downtown easilty and get something to eat...

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

Dear Cherry5516, We are thrilled that you found our hotel while looking for pet friendly accommodations! We are delighted that you were so happy with your room, the property and our friendly staff! We will be sure to share your comments with our team! Our location to downtown is an added bonus for our guests so they may walk or...

Palm Coast, FL
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I was disappointed in the property. I was expecting a little more for the price paid. The retro-fifties and sixties decorum fit the age of the building. Nothing fancy. Our night was quiet and restful. Small bathroom. No view of anything. Staff were very pleasant. Difficulty find a parking space following our night out at the wedding. We had to...

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Dear SrSarge, Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We appreciate you doing so! Your detailed comments will certainly help us improve our services! We are delighted to hear your night was quiet and restful. Parking in Athens is at a premium and understand the challenges that Athens has for limited parking. We are pleased that we are able...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 8 April 2016

fun, funky, good location, big rooms, comfy beds. Not a chain - coffee shop, fun artowrk, restaurant w/ bands, bar. Nice option vs. the chains and I travel a lot. I would stay here again and again. Coffee maker in room.

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

Dear LJ H, We are delighted to receive your comments and that you liked our fun, funky, good location, big rooms with comfy beds! Graduate Hotels are a new brand and we are thrilled that you visited our Iron Works coffee shop, liked the fun artwork and our Foundry Bar & Mill Restaurant that offers live entertainment which is located...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#1 Family Hotel in Athens
#3 Business Hotel in Athens
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“2nd floor and in section 232-259”
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“Definitely get a 2nd floor room but there is no elevator if you need assistance up the stairs”
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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
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