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4.1 out of 5

"It was OK. Noisy! Difficult to get in and out. When I went through Travelocity, all charges were to be added at that time. There were extra charges f ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 30 Sep 2019

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near University of Georgia

Heart of Athens

Within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find University of Georgia and Classic Center. 40 Watt Club and Sanford Stadium are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. There's a seasonal outdoor pool on site, and a 24-hour front desk and express check-out are also provided.

Free Internet, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 209 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and pillow menus are also available.

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, an IHG Hotel ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (13) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 23, 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 13, 2020

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Feb 14, 2020 by Anna J

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in the Classic City!

4 out of 5
It was OK. Noisy! Difficult to get in and out. When I went through Travelocity, all charges were to be added at that time. There were extra charges for parking added when I checked out. Not that much, but should have been added on up front.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

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Oct 27, 2019 by Anna J

Thank you for choosing us for your visit to the Classic City. We apologize for the confusion about parking. We do not add it up front due to the number of people not having cars. We do hope to see you again the next time you are in Athens.

4 out of 5
Good location. A bit higher end than I expect for a Holiday Inn. Strange layout. I’d stay there again.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 10, 2019 by Anna J- Guest Services Supervisor

Thank you for staying with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to have you back again soon!

1 out of 5
Really long wait time for check in. It was terrible experience

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019

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Jan 29, 2019 by Anna J- Guest Services

Hello, We apologzie that check in process took so long. We do hope that you will come back and give us a second chance to improve expecatations.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019

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4 out of 5
I always stay at this hotel when I am attending a UGA event. I am always pleased with the customer service and accommodations.

Posted by on Dec 15, 2018

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Dec 22, 2018 by Anna J- Guest Services Supervisor

We hope to see you back again soon for more events at UGA

5 out of 5
First time visit to Athens to visit Freshman Granddaughter. Could not be more pleased than our choice at staying at Holiday Inn Athens. Fantastic location bordering both the UGA campus and the downtown. Walking distance to everything. Hotel staff was both pleasant and efficient. Room service attended to room close to noon each day. Rooms are bigger than most hotels and baths and counter space was equally large with ample space on both sides of sink to store toiletries. Beds were comfortable and rooms were quiet. AC unit was extremely quite compared to many other hotels we have stayed. Large new HD TV’s at least in our and our daughters adjoining room. Hotel restaurant was a plus, not so much for dinner with all the great downtown restaurants and bars so close by to frequent but having a sit down prepared breakfast meal in a large dining room as opposed to the continental breakfast offered in cramped quarters so many other hotel chains offer was great. Restaurant staff went out of their way to make sure we were happy with our food and service. As we will be visiting often over the next few years, we plan on staying here whenever we return.

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018

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Dec 22, 2018 by Anna Joerschke

We're so pleased you had a great stay and can not wait to see you again the next time you are in town visiting family!

5 out of 5
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room was very clean and comfortable. The pool is awesome, as well. We’all definitely stay again!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018

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Jul 11, 2018 by Anna J- Guest Services Supervisor

We're so glad you enjoyed staying with us and had a great time at the pool!!!

About the Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, an IHG Hotel

Location 197 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 30601

Property Features

Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, an IHG Hotel offers its guests a 24-hour fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, an IHG Hotel also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Athens hotel is smoke free.

  • 209 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 14750 sq ft of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, an IHG Hotel offers 209 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Athens hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Redfearn Grille - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 8 for adults and USD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 5.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.