This motel is close (about a 10 minute drive) to downtown restaurants and the University of Georgia campus. The motel staff is friendly. This motel is across the street from The Varsity restaurant, which has an ATM cash machine. There is a button at the corner crosswalk to stop the traffic and give pedestrians a walk signal. There is also a Shane's Rib Shack restaurant next door to the motel. There is a coin guest laundry. Our room had an HD TV. (To get to the HD channels, start at channel 2 and use the channel-down button to get to the highest channels.) Our room, 112, appeared wheelchair accessible. The bathroom had extra handholds. I appreciated the ones in the bathtub. It was nice that there was no step up to get into the room.
This property is a little better than a typical Motel 6. It will do if there is nothing better available or affordable.
However, here is what I told Best Western on their survey when they asked why I said I was not likely to recommend this property to a friend:
"Mainly the electrical outlets. The one on the desk lamp on the desk was intermittent, and mostly didn't work. The one behind the bed, that I needed for my CPAP medical equipment, was loose from the wall, and one of the sockets in it was so worn that it wouldn't hold a plug in. But I had to use this for my CPAP, and also wound up using it to operate my laptop computer. Also, the internet connection via WiFi and Ethernet was unreliable. It would work maybe half the time, sometime being unavailable for hours at a time. One day the maid left only one bath towel for the two of us. Another day she didn't leave a backup roll of toilet paper, for the two of us, so I bought some TP that evening at a pharmacy. I didn't care for the fruit punch at breakfast. I prefer the usual apple juice. One day our key cards quit working at our door. Also, the security key reader lock on the guest laundry door doesn't lock. By the way, the phone in the room doesn't work, as there is apparently no place to plug it in. The phone jacks in the desk lamp are broken. I stumped my toe repeatedly on the bed frame. My impression was that it had moved and was sticking out too far. The fridge makes a chug-chug noise continually. I adjusted to this after the first couple of nights, but my wife complained about it for at least four nights."
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Athens Hotel Athens
- Best Western Colonial Hotel
- Athens Best Western