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Rome, Georgia
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

The rooms in this hotel are very clean and comfortable. The front desk staff was friendly and the check in and check out process was flawless. We slept comfortably both nights. An in room issue was the cheap bath tissue. I don't know if this was a chainwide issue or simply a franchisee looking to cut corners but you don't...

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear RomeListener, Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your recent stay. We are delighted to hear you found our hotel clean and comfortable and you were able to sleep comfortably. However, we regret letting you down on some aspects of your stay. We apologize you were not satisfied with the bathroom amenities. We have taken...

Greenville, Texas
Reviewed 29 March 2015

If you want a walking distance hotel in Athens this is good. The restraunt is not too good. Rooms are clean. Nothing special. Everything worked. AC worked not as well as I would prefer. Staff was very good

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Carolyn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear LINEMAN_20, We appreciate you sharing your experience with your recent stay and apologize that the a/c was not working as it should. We are pleased to know that you still enjoyed your stay and we agree that our location is great for venturing downtown and being able to enjoy the culture that Athens has to offer. Thank you for...

Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Top notch hotel. Staff ensures your event is well planned, prepared and executed. Hotel went through major renovation - top hotel in Athens along with great location near downtown and campus area. Parking is plentiful and very close to entertainment and restaurants

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Carolyn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear TrvAlot4work, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience concerning your recent stay with us. We appreciate your loyalty and will be sure to share with our team that your business meeting went well and that you enjoyed your stay. Our location can't be beat for those who want to venture downtown and experience many unique restaurants...

Byron, Georgia
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

This Holiday Inn is clean, comfortable, and staff is pleasant. But value is missing here. For similar prices, the Holiday Inn Express down the street is a better option. As mentioned above, you're getting a little less for your money. No complimentary breakfast, no microwaves or refrigerators in the rooms, thin walls. There is a restaurant on site, but the...

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Carolyn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear QM, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your recent experience. We apologize that you didn't find the value in the room as compared to other mid scale hotels. We are considered to be a full service hotel with a full service restaurant which is the difference. We also do have some rates...

Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Finding our room was not a problem but the noise level definitely was a problem. All night we were awakened by a loud bell! If the traffic and construction noise wasn't enough to deal with the bell topped it off. On a positive note the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The hotel was within walking distance to...

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Carolyn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Dlbjkb, Thank you for sharing your experience during your recent stay with us. We do apologize for the noise that you encountered. The bell you heard is on the campus and the students ring the bell. We appreciate your compliments regarding the room being clean and comfortable and that you found our team to be helpful and professional. We...

United States
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Older hotel that really needs a major overhaul. My room was pretty grungy and elevator noise was loud. The place is kind of a maze due to some random expansions. The staff were super nice and the location is good.

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Carolyn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Bobcharli, We appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We apologize and agree that our hotel is unique in the layout and can be confusing for our guests. We are currently completing our new directional signage to make it easier to navigate thru the hotel. We would be happy to discuss the issues you...

Pinehurst, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

Stayed for three nights on our first visit to Athens. We requested and were given a room in the north tower which I learned from reading reviews. My only negative comment is that the layout of the property is a bit confusing. Navigating from the car to the front desk back to the car and finally to the room was...

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Carolyn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

A TripAdvisor Member, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and apologize that the hotel seems confusing. We are currently working with a signage company and our goal when complete is to make it much easier for guests to navigate thru the hotel. We will be sure to share with...

Appling, Georgia
Reviewed 29 January 2015

We stayed at the Holiday Inn 1/25-1/27. The room was clean and comfortable. The layout of the property is somewhat odd due to adding on at various times. I stayed in a single Queen room. Others in our party received rooms in the executive tower which had nicer rooms - larger with king size beds. Great location. Close to many...

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Carolyn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear ktsmalls, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Athens and sharing your experience with us. We apprecitate your feedback that you found the room clean and comfortable. The layout of our property is unique and sometimes can be confusing for our guests. We are currently working to get better directional signage. We will be sure to share your compliments...

Plano, Texas
Reviewed 27 January 2015

I was only here two nights, but had a wonderful experience. The best part was the staff, all of whom were friendly and courteous. My room (deluxe king) was very nice--as others have mentioned, the furnishings and linens are all wonderful. I didn't have a chance to try the hotel restaurant, but the area has a ton of great local...

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Carolyn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Plano_Phil, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to pass your compliments onto our team. We have to agree with you that the location is perfect for those guests visiting UGA or just want to take some time away and enjoy the unique culture of the Athens...

Reviewed 15 January 2015

We stayed in the holiday inn in Athens last weekend. We were in a great room, very nice people behind the desk. The breakfast cost $10 for the two of us and was excellent. Especially the blintzes. They had two different kinds of pillows and they were marked with embroidery on the pillow cases. Nice touch. I would have liked...

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Carolyn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Susan G Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding your recent stay with us. We will be sure to share with our team that you found them to be very nice. We will also let our food and beverage department know that you got a great value and enjoyed the blintzes. They just happen to...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Free Parking
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  • 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 E Broad St, PO Box 1666, Athens, GA 30601-2801
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: €89 - €173 (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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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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