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Holiday Inn Athens-University Area
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 December 2011

The hotel has a wonderful location and has been recently updated. Very nice considering the age of the hotel. The buffet breakfast was average.

Room Tip: We were in the North Tower and the rooms were clean and relatively large. Be sure to ask for a room...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

This hotel is right on the edge of the University of Georgia campus. We stayed in the original part of the hotel, but it had been updated and the rooms were spacious, clean and well appointed. The bathroom was updated. The two double beds were very comfortable and we appreciated the four pillows per bed. The public spaces were very nice; the lounge and restaurant were updated, upscale and lovely. The room service breakfast we ordered was surprisingly reasonably priced and served hot and on time. The room service menu had many many offerings, but being in the heart of a college town, there's no reason to eat in when there are so many great local bars and restaurants within walking distance. The hallways get awfully noisy when there's a bunch of folks checking out pre-dawn, so I think the sound-proofing leaves something to be desired in the original building. The only reason we didn't give this hotel a five-star review is because of the gouging on price during football weekends, when the room prices nearly triple. I'm a capitalist and understand market prices, but geeez!

Room Tip: Ask for one of the rooms on an upper floor to avoid street traffic noise if you are a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

This is a Holiday Inn in the middle of a college town. The original building has been there a long time and it appears that a couple of additions have been built without cohesive overall plan. this means that it takes awhile to figure out how to get from point A to point B. I was there for a conference with maybe 100 attendees. The facility was about what one would expect for a building that old. what was a surprise was the service. Breakfast was included; the staff was/should have been aware of our basic schedule but when we came in for breakfast at 8:15 before we were to leave on a field trip at 9:00, there was scant food and no plates. They were scurrying but folks wee hungry and griping.
The desk staff, on the other hand, was friendly, professional and helpful. I had the wrong affinity number and one of the guys at the desk did whatever was necessary to find the correct one.
But on the third hand, the room cleaning left a lot to be desired. The bathroom got a lick and a promise but not a decent cleaning. I was surprised. The bed was made but that is the best I can say. Looking at the other reviews makes me wonder if we just hit them at a bad time, but I was not impressed.
Final gripe - the hotel has a bar at one end of the restaurant but when we headed that was around 9:30
Saturday night, it was closed.

Room Tip: I imagine the rooms are pretty much identical. I have no tips here.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

Clean, quiet and comfortable! They had plenty of parking. A resturant on the property with good food and room service! Recommended

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

A colleague and I stayed at the Holiday Inn during a teaching conference at the Classic Center. The hotel was convienently located downtown, however their were several hotels that were within walking distance to the Classic Center. The other hotels would be more ideal if you are having a conference there. The hotel itself is a bit confusing to navigate, with several different wings and separate elevators for the different wings. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful (thanks for everything Patrick!). The room itself was clean and comfortable. Overall, the location, room, and staff were clean, comfortable, and pleasant.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Athens-University Area

Address: 197 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601-2801
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Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Athens
Price Range: €87 - €135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Athens-University Area 3*
Number of rooms: 308
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 
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