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Valdosta, Georgia
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This is what I'd call a motel because all the rooms I saw have exterior doors. The rooms are nice and have a 60s-70s college dorm room theme. They're really interesting and creative. They have updated/renovated bathrooms and trendy toiletries. They have a trendy/college town vibe lobby. The room key even had your very own (mock)student ID.

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FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear llovetravl, Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us! We deeply appreciate that you took the time to do so! We are pleased that you found the rooms to be nice, interesting and creative. We are delighted that you liked the toiletries, lobby with college town vibe. The student ID's provided as hotel key cards is just...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I had already perused this hotel online, but felt a bit suspicious at the very low rate during the holiday season if in in little'ol Athens, Georgia. I was certainly not disappointed one bit. The attention to detail in the room was outstanding from the Dawgs light fixture, the retro chair, the comfy beds, and the cool wallpaper in a...

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FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Fab-travelers, We deeply appreciate that you shared your comments with us! Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed the attention to detail in our rooms! There was a lot of thought that went in to the design and décor of the rooms, offering a new surprise around every corner. Welcome to Graduate, where your intellectual curiosity meets...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I stayed at the Graduate for 7 days while taking classes at UGA. The hotel is trendy yet comfortable and located within walking distance of the university and the central entertainment area with shopping, bars and restaurants within a 5 to 10-minute walk. There is on-site live music at the Foundry each night, and I think most acts are free...

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FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear crispadam, Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We are delighted that you stayed with us while taking a class at UGA! Our location to UGA and downtown is within walking distance! Our onsite music venue is an added bonus for our guests to enjoy during their visit to Athens. Our new 42 inch flat screen TV's and...

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Stayed here while visiting UGA. Rooms are retro funky and CLEAN!! Beds were very comfortable with lots of pillows and blankets A little weird to get into parking lot on first try but once you figure out your way around town, its easy!

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FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie S, Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us! We are delighted to hear that you loved our retro funky, clean rooms! We are all about rediscovering the youthful optimism found during the “glory years” of Athens past. We are glad that you found our beds to be very comfortable, and the abundance of pillows and...

Jefferson, Georgia
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We had a quiet room, that was just perfect for our night away. We were celebrating our anniversary so it was nice to be so close to so many restaurants. The décor is cute and fun with lots of storage in each room. We also enjoyed a couples massage at the spa. The spa employees were over the top kind,...

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FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear gatorgrants, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments about Graduate, Athens. We are thrilled that you chose to celebrate such a special time with us! We would love to have you back with us next year to celebrate another fantastic year! Our location to downtown and all of Athens' award winning restaurants is a huge bonus for our...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The staff was focused on customer service and the property was simply incredible. I traveled with my family (two young kids). Everyone treated us very well and recommended experiences for us. Will come back during our next visit to Athens.

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FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear kilby3, Thank you so much for your delightful comments about Graduate, Athens. We are so glad that you and your family decided to stay with us, and we hope that you enjoyed your time with us and this classic city! Graduate, Athens is here to make every guests time here as memorable as possible! We look forward to having...

Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

The rooms are so thought out with all details! From stationary, furniture to the wall paper. Retro chic. Makes for a fun atmosphere to stay in. Great for traveling groups and close to restaurants and downtown. It was quiet when we stayed but we'd stay again. Only wish was we had a tub but that's okay.

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FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Kate P, Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us! We deeply appreciate that you took the time to do so! We are delighted that you enjoyed the well thought out details. There is something to see around every corner! We are pleased to hear you liked the fun atmosphere. Our location in downtown near local restaurants...

Jefferson, Georgia
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We recently stayed at the Graduate Athens, in an Athena Suite. We've stayed here before, in a Graduate King room and enjoyed it. However, the Athena Suite was amazing! There are two bedrooms, one king and one with two queen beds. The one with two beds actually had a larger bathroom, but both were very nice with granite countertops and...

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FoundryAthens, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Cuperdo, We are delighted to receive your comments about your recent stay! Our Athena suite with two bedrooms is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing about all the special items in the suite, including the granite counter tops, the 62 inch flat screen TV, the vintage record player with vinyl albums, and the 2 person pac-man game! Thank...

Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 1 January 2016

First class. You have to like this place! From check in to check out everything was professional and done well. The room was very clean and it was a perfect place for us to stay. Whenever I'm in Athens I will always check their first for availability.

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Dear malpeebles, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful comments with us! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a fantastic stay with us! We are over joyed to hear how well done and professional everything was during your stay! We are also thrilled to hear that Graduate, Athens is the perfect place for you to...

Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here. Service was great, amenities and location a plus, and the theme was a blast. Made a short visit better. Loved the lobby and room decor. Loved the uga lamp and the crazy wallpaper. The new Home base while in Athens for sure.

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Dear Staugreg, Thank you so much for your comments about Graduate, Athens. We are so glad that you had a fantastic stay. We are happy to hear that your service was great, and you also go to enjoy all of our amenities directly on our property! From a breakfast and a fantastic coffee at Iron Works Cafe to a wonderful...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Graduate Athens - where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay. We are located a short walk from the UGA campus and downtown Athens. Whether you're dropping in for a show at the Foundry, our multi-tiered music venue, or in town showing off the Alma Mater, our warm, friendly whip smart staff will be your compass guide - so you can feel like a local, even if it's your first time in town. Get ready for a night like you've never had before. Get ready to be inspired. Here at Graduate Athens, we believe life is a timeless journey filled with memory making stops, extraordinary rites of passage and all of the courageous leaps of faith that get us where we're going. Just beyond the historic brick facade lies our very own Southern village. While Graduate tips a hand to its historic roots, it has fully embraced the southern Renaissance in all of its artistic edge and glory. Everything you need is right here-whether you're in town to wind up or unwind. Our rooms are ready for a night like you've never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner including Malin & Goetz amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel lobby is caffeinated with just the right blend of grab and go goodness. Think home baked eats and a selection of the best brews. We've got just the right shot of espresso to pair with your morning news at Iron Works Coffee. The Foundry, our historic music venue served as the original iron foundry, and was reimagined to honor the site's roots and preserve this piece of Athens' fine past. The multi-tiered structure and soaring beams welcome crystal clear views, stellar acoustics and a place to celebrate the detail and dedication to craft. The Foundry Bar & Grill stocks every local beer imaginable and offers fun fresh fare whether you are catching a new artist or you're just looking for a place in town to hang out and make some history of your own. At Graduate we are all about the R&R and making your acquaintance. Melt away your stress, unplug from the world and indulge in a few hours of off the grid me time. Let us know which spa service serves you best, and we can make it happen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Graduate Athens

Address: 295 East Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: RM476 - RM1,333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Graduate Athens 4*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Foundry Park Hotel Athens
Foundry Park Inn
Park Inn Athens
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#1 Family Hotel in Athens
#3 Business Hotel in Athens
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“2nd floor rooms require a walk up the stairs, but no one is above you.”
  • Desk in corner of room with retro radio, chair, and chalkboard
  • Bedside table with 50s style phone
  • King bed room - 50s style
 of 5 bubbles Lollisad, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book early, because this hotel doesn't have a ton of rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles dianayoung81, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is Motel style accommodations”
 of 5 bubbles huskerml, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay at the Indigo”
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“Good walking location for bars and night life.”
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  • tv and refrig area
  • computer desk
 of 5 bubbles jdm0325, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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