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Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is convenient to downtown Athens. Staff are very nice. Our room was very close to our car and breakfast. The room is nice but it needs remodeling. like the carpet that looks like the rain forest and the old wooden furniture.

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Thank nasedlock
amberlk27, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear nasedlock, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! I am happy to hear that you received friendly service from our team members and enjoyed our fantastic downtown location. Additionally, thank you for your feedback about our rooms. We appreciate your feedback, as it helps us to improve our hotel and provide better service for our guests!... More 

Roswell, Georgia
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67 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Holiday Inn for a school field trip. The front desk made check in with 11 students easy. Curfew was at 11:00 pm. The front desk went over the rules and expectations with the students. They also booked the Girls on one floor with a chaperone on the same floor and the boys on another floor with... More 

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Thank GApeach909
amberlk27, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear GApeach909, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us during your school conference. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to deliver exceptional service to you and your students. We look forward to having you for your next visit! Sincerely, Amber K Guest Services... More 

Talking Rock,Ga
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Checked in to the hotel, while I was working in the area. Was greeted eventually, as a Spire member, and handed my key card. On the very front, it was labeled IHG club. Inside, there was a Holiday Inn parking pass, and I removed it. I handed it back to the girl, Anna, or Amanda (I think), and told her... More 

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Thank dg68
amberlk27, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear dg68, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel. I apologize that your return visit was not as pleasant as prior stays with us, and I appreciate your feedback. Thank you for bringing the IHG parking pass to our attention, as we are not familiar with this pass and will reach out to IHG... More 

Summerfield, Florida
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235 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We chose this hotel due to its proximity to the University of Georgia campus and favorable Trip Advisor ratings. Reality surpassed expectation! Reception staff warmly welcomed us with city and campus maps and hot coffee. Our KNS room 3470 was on the fourth floor of the Executive Tower, accessible by key card access only. Thus, we felt exceptionally safe and... More 

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amberlk27, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Wanda71, I am so happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations during your recent stay at Holiday Inn Athens! We appreciate your loyalty as an IHG Rewards Club member and are delighted that you enjoyed everything about your stay from the pleasant and helpful team members to the clean and spacious room! We hope that you will choose... More 

Kansas City
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you are planning to visit the U of Georgia, this place is just what you need. The proximity to campus, the stadium, and dozens of restaurants is ideal for a weekend. The property itself is a bit long in the tooth. The layout with the lobby under Tower 1, and half of the property's rooms in Tower 2 is... More 

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Thank KCTiger
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear KCTiger, Thank you for writing a review on our hotel. Our goal is to deliver exceptional service and superior accommodation to all of our guests and we appreciate your business with us. I am glad to know that you found the hotel location convenient to your needs and acknowledged our helpful staff. However, it is regrettable that the condition... More 

Savannah, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I just have to comment on two of the nicest employees who work in the Grill. Tiffany and Leroy were so attentive to our every need. Just such nice people. Truly Southern Charm. Can't wait for our return trip to this great Hotel.

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Thank cbl2727
amberlk27, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear cbl2727, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at the Redfearn Grille! We appreciate your kind words about Tiffany and Leroy and are delighted that you received genuine southern hospitality during your visit! We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Amber K Guest Services Manager More 

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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is fabulous! Very clean room, linens, bathroom, towels, hallways and lobby. I've stayed here many times while visiting college kids, as well as most other hotels in Athens, and this one is by far the best. Consistent professional staff, always helpful and kind. Coffee fresh and hot in the morning available in the lobby. The location is ideal:... More 

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Thank Coffeeloves
amberlk27, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Coffeeloves, Thank you for your kind review! I am so happy to hear that we are your hotel of choice when you visit Athens. Our team works very hard to deliver exceptional service and I am happy to hear that you consistently enjoy your stays with us! We look forward to having you as our guest again! Sincerely, Amber... More 

Albany, Georgia
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed here while attending a conference at the Classic Center in Athens. The booking process was super easy and the front desk staff incredibly helpful and patient as I was making reservations for multiple folks. The hotel lobby was a tad confusing to locate because my Garmin brought me in from an odd direction. Once I wandered around... More 

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Thank Patricia G
amberlk27, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear Patricia G, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Holiday Inn Athens! I am delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations with our exceptional service and accommodations. Thank you for your feedback about the layout of the hotel and your experience in the restaurant. We will use this feedback to improve our... More 

Valdosta, Georgia
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198 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here while on business in Athens. The staff at check in were very helpful and friendly. One of the custodians even helped me find my room since the hotel's room numbers are a little tricky to figure out the first time there. The room itself was clean and spacious and the bed was quite comfortable. I would probably... More 

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Thank djdrake12
amberlk27, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear djdrake12, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Holiday Inn Athens! I am so glad that our team members delivered friendly and helpful service to you and that you enjoyed your room. We hope that you will choose to stay with us again next time your travels bring you to Athens! Sincerely, Amber K Guest... More 

Cancun, Mexico
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This bar is immaculate! David and his partner are excellent bar tenders. They are friendly and very knowledgeable about different kinds of drinks. We thoroughly enjoyed the times we spent with them in the Grill. Each drink was perfect and David is very attentive to his customers. What a delightful way to spend an evening! We even hosted an informal... More 

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Thank muwzik
amberlk27, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, responded to this review

Dear muwzik, Thank you for your positive review of the Redfearn Grille at the Holiday Inn Athens! We are elated to hear that David and the rest of the team exceeded your expectations during your dining experience. We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience at our bar and grill and hope to see you again soon! Sincerely,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • 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, PO Box 1666, Athens, GA 30603
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: RM431 - RM920 (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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