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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Throwback in time to the 1950's & 60's.... Room décor is artfully arranged to treat guests with a walk through a nostalgic Athens/UGA generation. Hotel location provides easy access to downtown Athens and the Univ. of Georgia campus.

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

Dear J_Cary0425, Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us. We are pleased to hear you felt our room decor was artfully arranged, we aim to provide little moments of surprise and discovery down every corridor and around each corner. Our close proximity to downtown, Athens and the UGA campus is a great bonus for our guests. Thank...

Greenville
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Neatly decorated rooms but, overpriced and absolutely no tailgate atmosphere on Saturday...very disappointed. Also, bar/restaurant would not Open until 6pm on Friday (brochure said 4)...frustrating that we had to leave to go get drinks/food.

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

Dear 695elizabethv, Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We are delighted to hear that you liked the neatly decorated rooms. We enjoy having guests stay during the UGA home games and love to offer our tailgate events during home games when possible. We do offer a fun tailgate village for a few of the games and it does...

Reviewed 23 November 2015

Stayed in King Room for a conference; underwhelmed with amenities and accommodations. I had high expectations from the pictures and reviews online. Pros: Wi-Fi Free Parking Mini Fridge Cons: Small (probably closer to tiny) bathroom with an annoying glass shower WITHOUT a door; watch your step as you exit shower or use the toilet (no way to avoid the puddle...

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

Dear Travelingheadricks, We deeply appreciate the detailed comments about your recent stay. It is through our guests experience that we learn where to improve our services. We want to thank you for taking the time to help us and we would love to offer one of our interior corridor rooms during your next visit. Our limited amount of interior corridor...

Aiken, South Carolina
Reviewed 20 November 2015

The room was so cute & comfy, toiletries top quality, staff friendly and patient (the shuttle picked us up at 1 am after a concert downtown), and such a great location! I highly, highly recommend this wonderful little slice of comfort!

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

Dear tarad48, Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We are pleased to hear your room was cute & comfy and that you liked the Malin & Goetz amenities! We will be sure to share your comments about our friendly staff with our team! Thank you so much for giving us such a high recommendation! We look forward to...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 20 November 2015

The hotel was charming and fun with a comfortable bed and nice smelling amenities (soap, shampoo, etc). I love the ambiance and stayed to attend a show at the Foundry. The food, however, was a huge disappointment and took 90 minutes from seating to the check, which sucked. A total waste of money! Also made me late for the show...

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

Dear WendyHasFun, Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We appreciate you doing so! We are pleased that you liked our charming hotel and the nice Malin & Goetz amenities. The Foundry has an amazing ambiance and we are glad you were able to catch a show while on property. We value your comments about the food and the...

Atlanta
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We booked a room last minute in one of the king's suites. Its about the size of a small apartment and well appointed. We felt like we were 'kings' in this room as well as the way we were treated by staff. The room is around back of the property so it's very private. We recommend!

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

Dear runatlanta Thank you so much for sharing with us about your perfect stay! We are delighted that you selected one of our suites and that our staff took good care of you during your stay. We would love to have you stay with us again next time you visit Athens! Best Regards, Devin H. General Manager at Graduate Athens

Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 18 November 2015

From Front Desk to Dinner, we were all impressed. The Room was so fun and the bed was beyond comfortable. This is our new favorite Hotel! Dinner at the Foundry, on site was delicious and the menu is unique. Live entertainment was an unexpected treat. Highly recommend this hotel!

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

Dear mcollins789, Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments! We are thrilled that you were impressed from our Front Desk to dinner! Our vintage decor is so much fun and our beds are so comfortable, we are pleased that you enjoyed them both. Our are thrilled that we are your new favorite hotel and that you had a delicious...

Sandersville
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The entire experience from booking the room to checking out was simply easy. The room was clean and comfortable. Being within walking distance of the convention center and places to eat was very convenient. I've stayed here twice and would again.

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

Dear karenwY9560RI, Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We appreciate you doing so! We thank you for your kind words! We are delighted to hear that your experience from booking the room to check out was simply easy. Our location to the convention center and places to eat is convenient and an added bonus for our guests. We...

Macon
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Food was adequate and the service was outstanding. The entertainment at the Foundry was very good. On Wednesday night there was a comedian and on Thursday night it was story telling, which believe it or not was very entertaining. Location was great as well.

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

Dear jamiec1879SY, We deeply appreciate that you shared your comments with us! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Foundry Bar & Mill, our live music and entertainment venue located on the grounds of Graduate Athens! There are always fun things to do while staying at our hotel and our location to downtown is an added bonus when...

Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We have stayed here four or five times and love this place! Clean rooms and comfy beds along with the best towels anywhere make this an exceptional hotel in our view. We have eaten in the restaurants and enjoyed the entertainment that is offered there.

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

Dear n0rac0, We deeply appreciate your continued patronage! We are delighted that you have stayed with us four or five times! Our clean rooms and our comfy beds provide a great stay! We are glad you enjoy the restaurant and entertainment at the Foundry Bar & Mill. It is nice that it is just steps from your room to go...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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 East Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: €100 - €279 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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
 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”
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“Good walking location for bars and night life.”
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