$82 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 5, 2015

Holiday Inn Express ATHENS

3 stars
1819 HOLIDAY DRIVE, ATHENS, TN 37303
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
8 reviews
wonderful experience

The stay was short but great, everything we expected and a very friendly staff. See full review

  • jackiwe
  • Apr 22, 2009
Perfect for A good nights sleep!

The hotel was very clean and quiet during our stay. ( I am a clean freak) The staff went out of... See full review

  • DeeATL
  • Apr 22, 2013
Enjoy One of the Best Hotels in Athens, Tennessee Situated just off Interstate 75 halfway between Chattanooga and Knoxville, TN, Athens is a quiet city nestled in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains. Whether you're in town for business or leisure, we're sure you'll enjoy "The Friendly City." Need a place to stay for your business trip? The Holiday Inn Express® Athens, TN hotel is a great choice since we're within five miles of companies like Denso Manufacturing, Johnson Controls, ThyssenKrupp and the Mayfield Dairy headquarters. You can also use our Athens, TN hotel's 24-hour Business Center to prepare a presentation. Our 750-square-foot meeting room is great for hosting events, as well. If leisure activities bring you to Athens, TN, our hotel is the perfect jumping-off point to enjoy the surrounding area. Cyclists, bikers and road enthusiasts will appreciate that we're just a short drive from the Cherohala Skyway and the Dragon Back, which boasts more hairpin turns than any other 13-mile stretch of road in the U.S. You can also visit the Lost Sea in Sweetwater, TN and explore the underground lake, go spelunking and then camp overnight inside the cave. No matter what brings you to Athens, TN, our hotel's amenities, including an indoor pool and spa, Fitness Center and free, hot breakfast, are sure to please. Make reservations today to enjoy the Southern hospitality that makes us one of the best hotels in Athens, Tennessee.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Golf
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
Car rental desk
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Dining

Ruby Tuesday's
Serves lunch and dinner with a variety of delicious meals to choose from. The restaurant is within walking distance from the hotel and they also deliver to the hotel lobby.
Shoney's
Serves breakfast in the morning hours, then lunch and dinner. Has a variety of foods to choose from. Within .5 miles from the hotel.
Applebee's
Has a lunch and dinner menu. Serves a variety of foods. Within .6 miles from the hotel.
Waffle House
Open 24 hours a day with a variety of menu options including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Within walking distance from the hotel.
Open Door Cafe
This quaint cafe offers a wide cuisine with warm atmosphere. It is located downtown on the courthouse square and offers rich knowledge of the local history.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express ATHENS

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BeBe09
Business
Franklin, TN
Jul 13, 2014

OKay stay

This hotel just barely makes it as the 3 star level. The best thing it has is an awesome breakfast, and the breakfast staff person that day was great. This hotel has a coin operated washer and dryer. I know this is picky but the remote for the TV didn't have closed captioning. Mattress left me with a back ache the next morning. I also hate having a charge on my credit card for "incidentals" that is removed the next morning if nothing was spent. I'm not sure what I could have spent it on. Loved the town of Athens though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DeeATL
Business
Atlanta, GA
Apr 22, 2013

Perfect for A good nights sleep!

The hotel was very clean and quiet during our stay. ( I am a clean freak) The staff went out of there way to assist us in anything we could possibly need. The complimentary breakfast was better than most we have had in the past. We plan on using this hotel , again, in the very near future. ~ Also nicely set up for business travelers!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Cracker Barrel and Ruby Tuesdays close!

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ATHENS

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Michigan
Nov 23, 2010

Opps, reservation mistake

Hotel was nice. A few glitches with the internet wifi, but easily resolved.[...] made an error in the reservation, but the hotel easily fixed this.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ATHENS

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Montgomery, Alabama
Oct 11, 2010

Holiday Inn Express, Athens Tennessee

Nice size room that had room for a sofa or love seat; too bad that it only had a chair and ottoman. We were spending the night just passing through and got exactly what we expected. A nice clean room and a good nights rest. I have seen other breakfast bars with better food, or at least more to choose from but it was adequate. This is a smoke free hotel but the parking is in the back so that after you park you have to walk through the smoking area to go in the back door. Overall I would stay there again for the same price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ATHENS

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ashville, AL
Oct 4, 2009

Good value and location.

Very good. No problems. We would stay there again without any hesitation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pickerington, OH
Sep 6, 2009

Nice and Friendly

Friendly and helpful staff. Great breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Gainesboro, Tennessee
Jun 28, 2009

Not-For-Business Purposes Hotel

Sales reps from around the country were in town for an annual business conference. In the future, for business meetings, I will not book a hotel that cannot ensure internet access or will not refund our reservation if WIFI service doesn't work.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ATHENS

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jackiwe
Business
southport nc
Apr 22, 2009

wonderful experience

The stay was short but great, everything we expected and a very friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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