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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Recently visited Athens to see friends who attend the University of Georgia. Booked the hotel and the pictures looked very nice. Upon arrival, it did not look so similar. It is a motel which was not shown very well or advertised very well. If you are looking for a place to stay where you aren't afraid to walk outside your... More 

2 Thank conorflannery16
Cayce, South Carolina
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I found the affordable rate through trip advisor and booking.com, never actually contacting the hotel before I arrived.I will first talk about our stay and then about the issues we experienced. Parking was sufficient but somewhat tight. Very close to the downtown restaurants, which was a big plus. Room REEKED of smoke when we first walked in but we would... More 

2 Thank ClemsonEngineer
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I checked in to my room and noticed two full size beds rather than the King size I booked. The front desk advised me this happens often when booking through Trip Advisor and that they could not give me a discounted rate. On top of that the AC stopped working as well as the wifi. I would not have paid... More 

1 Thank Michael H
TrippMoore170, Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

Michael H, I would like to extend my apologies for the troubles you experienced during your stay. I know how frustrating sleeping without A/C can be. I promise you this is not the norm for us We hope you'll give us another shot. Give us a call next time you're in town and we can set you up with a... More 

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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the BW. Staff were all helpful and pleasant. Building was well kept, but showed its wear in the bath tub and sink faucet. Clean comfortable room with lots of plugs for technology. Internet worked better than some other hotels. New building under construction made getting to the breakfast area difficult. Good location for getting around... More 

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TrippMoore170, Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our property, Pamelak594! We're glad to hear we were able to accommodate you. I am sorry, though, about the inconvenience caused by the location of the breakfast. Thank you for dealing with us while we progress! More 

Yulee, Florida, United States
1 review
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This hotel provided a quality experience for us during our son's recent property moves within the Athens community. We were able to come in for showers, rest and even a little extra storage space during the transition days. This was also an accommodating experience as they were indeed a pet friendly option which appears to be a rarity in the... More 

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Thank Jan B
TrippMoore170, Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

Jan B, thank you for your glowing review! As a pet owner myself, I completely get why there should be more pet friendly hotels in Athens. I want to also thank you for dealing with the construction as we upgrade our property. We hope you'll give us another shot next time you're in town to visit your son! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Yet again they did their job of making my stay feel like it's my second home I do stay here a lot and they have always made me welcome, keep up the good work, yes they are extending the hotel don't let it put you off from staying here "i'll be back"

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Thank Kevin H
TrippMoore170, Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

We're always glad to see your face around here, Kevin H! Thank you for your great review. I'll make sure to pass it along to the other staff members. Give us a ring next time you need a place to stay and we'll get you set up! More 

Jacksonville, IL
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209 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband and I were traveling through coming home from FL and spent a rainy night here. It was quick, cost-efficient and close to the highway. The beds were acceptable. They did not offer much for breakfast- no fruit.

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TrippMoore170, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

I'm pleased to hear we were able to provide you with a good night's stay, moodymolly! I'm sorry our breakfast wasn't up to par. I do hope that you at least enjoyed the sausage, eggs, gravy, biscuits, muffins, bagels, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal and made-to-order pancakes that we offer! I hope you'll give us another shot in the future! More 

Winston Salem, NC
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This place was fine for a quick overnight for my friend and I. Might not have felt comfortable there on my own if I had had to access the parking lot at night. It looks like the updates they are doing will be great and my friend enjoyed the breakfast. Hopefully they will be done updating by first of the... More 

Thank waxwing3
Bell, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Be aware that this hotel is under construction and maybe due to that it brings in the shady people at night. The upside is the price was very reasonable and the room was nice and the staff kept it very clean. The only complaint I had is at night it gets questionable with the people around the hotel. The location... More 

1 Thank lisaanddrue
Tucker, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2016

If non- smoking rooms that reek of cigarettes are your thing you'll love this fly infested palace of pain. And if you like to see garbage cans filled to overflowing and limes on the ground from unsavory tequila shooting guests, you'll be right at home. Perhaps broken TVs and hairdryers excite you. No? Then try to enjoy the infestation of... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Best Western Athens is conveniently located near the beautiful University of Georgia Campus and is a proud member of Coach Mark Richt's UGA Football Dawg family. The hotel is surrounded by Pre-Civil War Antebellum homes which now serve as boutique shops, as well as UGA sorority and fraternity houses. Conveniently located less than a mile away, you will find the Athens Downtown shopping area which includes musical night life, and award winning restaurants. For passing travelers, the Best Western motel is conveniently located located near 441 North and South, with a staff ready to assist with any traveling questions. Make sure to stop by the world-famous Varsity Restaurant located right across the street! Best Western Athens is pleased to announce that we are now under construction on our new tower that will sit just off of historic Milledge Avenue. With this project, we will become a Best Western Plus upon completion. In the tower, we will be adding 55 guest rooms that will be interior corridor and 100% smoke free. All guests will have access to a hot complimentary breakfast every morning- next to this breakfast area will be meeting space that can host all kinds of events from wedding parties to business meetings. Guests will also have access to a 600 square foot workout facility as well as a spa to relax in during their free time. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi of course, and access to a business center that can be utilized to print documents if necessary. The future looks bright for us here at Best Western Athens! ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Athens

Address: 170 North Milledge Ave., Corner of Broad St. and Milledge Ave., Athens, GA 30601-3802
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: €69 - €166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Athens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Best Western Athens Hotel Athens
Best Western Colonial Hotel
Athens Best Western
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Athens
#7 Business Hotel in Athens
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“Choose as far from the construction as possible as that also makes it a shorter walk outside for breakfast. Upstairs quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles travellingsenior2016, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“This hotel is at an I65 exit for easy accessibility.”
 of 5 bubbles 994billieh, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose Holiday Inn”
 of 5 bubbles ClemsonEngineer, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Make sure room is clean and the wifi works. If they offer you a discount get it in cash (?)”
 of 5 bubbles Beardmastergeneral, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“No elevator, doors open to the outside”
 of 5 bubbles MTravi, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
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