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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Stopped off overnight here on way back to Scotland. A huge hotel surrounded by the University. Perfectly adequate. Did everything we wanted and at a reasonable price. Breakfast summed it up--very average. Rooms were fine as was the bar.

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

Dear Tony D, Thank you very much for your feedback. We value your comments, as they enable us to further improve our services and to surpass the very high standards our guests expect. Please accept our sincere apologies for falling short of your expectations on some aspect of your stay. I assure you that every comment, no matter how small,...

Madisonville, Kentucky
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I have stayed here on a couple of other occaisons. I have not been disappointed at this property. The staff are always friendly and accommodating. The rooms are large and comfortable. Each time I've stayed I've had a mini fridge and microwave in my room. It's not a brand new property, but I don't think it shows its age at...

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Hayesville, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 April 2015

They tried very hard to give great service but the but the lifts were not working. I will stay there again for the very good service. Very good breakfast and the bar people were wonderful. The hotel is right downtown.

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South Florida, Florida
Reviewed 16 April 2015

When you’re reading this review, make sure you have the right Holiday Inn; this is the one that is at 197 East Broad (there’s another a couple blocks away that is farther from the downtown area, but still on Broad Street). Let me just say, for location, you can NOT beat this amazing location. The Univ of Georgia is right...

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Montgomery, Alabama
Reviewed 12 April 2015

I'll start this with the caveat that the hotel could have been having an off weekend due to so many events taking place in Athens this past weekend. While the room was clean, the staff was friendly, and the location was definitely convenient (it's walkable to many restaurants and coffeshops, including the UGA campus), there were definitely things that could...

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

Dear Kermit753, Thank you for taking the time to convey your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We certainly work very hard to ensure our guests receive the very best service we can provide each and every day. Whilst we are pleased with your positive comments with our location, staff and the room cleanliness, we regret to know the...

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...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • 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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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 30603
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: €92 - €156 (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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“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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