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“Nice Holiday Inn in the Heart of Athens” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Holiday Inn Athens-University Area
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Athens
Douglas, GA
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203 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Nice Holiday Inn in the Heart of Athens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

I stayed here years ago while attending a conference at UGA and remember it being a nice place, but was a tad on the pricy side, but since then the price seems to be better and if you do your reservations in advance you can typically get a rate under $70 before taxes which is good for a Holiday Inn. The hotel is currently under some renovations, but that didn't interfere with my stay nor cause any issues. The hotel layout is different that newer Holiday Inns as this is an older property that has been renovated and added on to over the years. The restaurant was fine and has a breakfast buffet, but is not free unless you are an IHG rewards member and sometimes they will give you a free breakfast coupon. The parking is fair as you have to park around the property and then walk to the few entrance areas, but isn't that bad either. The hotel is very close to numerous restaurants and about 6 miles from the mall, Sams Club, and other major retailers. Overall a nice place to stay that is affordable and I will be staying here again. Also, I've stayed here and the Holiday Inn Express which is just a few blocks down the road and this hotel is by far better. The Holiday Inn Express layout and elevator access and parking is just not nearly as good as the Holiday Inn. It may be a few dollars more, but to me it is worth it to stay at the Holiday Inn in Athens. I've also stayed at other hotels in Athens including the Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, and the dreaded Microtel years ago and this is the best place to me that I've stayed at.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Shauna P, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
Thank you for your review regarding our hotel. We are happy that you were able to enjoy our hotel and the local area. We are also pleased to hear that you were a repeat guest and plan to visit us again in your future stays and will be able to see our new improvements from the renovations. Our team at the Holiday Inn Athens look forward to seeing you again!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

This hotel was the most accommodating hotel I have ever stayed in! The room was HUGE and the price couldn't be any better! Everyone was super friendly and went out of my way to help in any way possible! Any time I come back to Athens I will stay here for sure!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shauna P, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Dear Jennifer V,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback about our hotel. Our team takes pride in making each guest's stay a memorable experience. We are hapy to hear we made your stay a memorable one and we look forward to your future stay with us. Hope to see you soon!

Shauna Polanco
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

I stay at this location often while in GA for business. It is outstanding in every way. The rooms are really nice, everything is clean and the desk staff is beyond helpful. Most recently, Craig the Desk Manager went out of his way to help me locate my room in the dark of night. Due to some construction, I couldn't find the entrance around back but Craig met me in the parking lot and even offered to move my bags to my room. I haven't had great service like that anywhere else. I will definitely come back time and time again!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Excellent property in a great location. Located right on the edge of the University of Georgia. A two minute walk to the World Famous and 40 Watt Club. Fun weekend party spot, more bars than Key West and drinks are cheap! All rooms appear to be pretty standard. Parking is free and some spots are single units within cement columns. Kind of nice if you love your car. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FL
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Stayed here while visiting UGA, and it couldn't have been more convenient. We stayed in the newly renovated north tower. The rooms were not fancy, but nice....clean, well appointed, typical HI linens and toiletries, good bed, and nice bath. Only complaint is that the beds were doubles and not queens. We didn't eat in the restaurant. Check-in and parking were easy.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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BRISTOL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Great location and close to everything. ALL of the hotel staff were super friendly and professional. The restaurant is immaculate and the food was amazing. Other than noise in the halls from passing guests, our stay was a great one. Loved the "college town" atmosphere too. Will definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Niagara Falls, New York
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

Very nice. Recently remodeled. Early check in with absolutely no problem. Right on edge of University of Georgia, which is fantastic, but leads to the only negative... A lot of outside noise from people coming and going and from on campus construction. Not ear splitting by any means, but noticeable.

Would absolutely stay again. Might bring ear plugs though.....

Stayed October 2013
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Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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