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I loved the staff. Having to pay for parking was unexpected. No breakfast amenities but excellent location. Decor was phenomenal!

The Graduate Athens was unique to any hotel I’ve stayed at in a very long time. Their staff was friendly & their rooms were super cute. I’ll definitely be back!

Whether one night or several- when visiting Athens, you can’t go wrong by choosing the Graduate for your stay. Unique downtown hotel with many quant items and a very accommodating and friendly staff.

We like how you can drive up and park right outside your hotel room.

Everything was unique! The room decor was really unusual and the bathroom was very nice. The king bed and bedding were both very comfortable

unique room decor, GReat location! Music hall on premise

Although there were some issues with housekeeping, the staff was extremely understanding and professional in their response. Overall the hotel is in a great location, quirky design and comfortable accommodations.

The location in Uptown Athens and free shuttle offered by the hotel to around town were the best features. The pool, though, had no towels. We took ours from the room, and when we called, it took a while before we received new ones. We had to eave for dinner we wsited so long.

Really one of the nicest staff experiences I have had. Clean, comfortable and amazingly affordable.

The Foundry and public areas along with the staff were awesome. But then we got to our room. Door had a major gap in it when shut, fridge was barely cold, we could here people walking above us constantly, dogs in other rooms barked throughout the night keeping us up, the hvac unit was broken so we either froze or were in a furnace throughout the night. There is a $10 parking fee, yet we weren’t able to park in front of our room(no assigned parking). I would go back, but I would expect a motel 6 quality(or less) with a great location and on site venues.

The Graduate is always my go to hotel in Athens. The only recommendation I would make would be to get a room away from the road to reduce the traffic noise.

This place was perfect for our family (2 adults/2 kids). Great venue on location for live music and craft beer on tap!

A huge number of options, live music,spa and location. I would call a surprising gem

The Graduate is in a great location near downtown. Quiet, comfortable, great decor.

The Graduate was awesome, nice amenities onsite, nice room, great rate. They even upgraded us to a suite for free! Wonderful experience.

Stayed due to a short notice hospital stay of a family member. The Graduate was a nice weather walk to Athens regional. The road traffic was audible in my room. So if you are a light sleeper request a room further back on the grounds. A lovely place to stay for business or pleasure.

Very creative space and decent sized room. Common areas including lobby/coffee shop and Foundry Restaurant great. The room did smell a tad musty as others have reported though it wasn't a deal breaker. The staff did their jobs basically but could care less to go above and beyond the minimum (aside from the cleaning staff, who were very nice!). All in all, we would stay here again.

Great atmosphere. Very quaint. Decor was unique. Staff was very polite and waited on us. The Foundry restaurant was top notch.

The hotel had lovely decor, great food, a convienient location and a very responsive staff. Having the Foundy on site was an unexpected benefit and the music was outstanding! The rooms were well appointed and very comfortable but the only drawback was that the rooms have wall units for air conditioning. As a result, there was lots of condensation and I could see mold spores on the vents of the ac unit and the room was a little stuffy.

E Dougherty St Athens GA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Classic Center and University of Georgia
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk

Classic Center is within a 5-minute walk of Graduate Athens while other popular sites like University of Georgia are within a 15-minute stroll. This 122-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a gym, and a seasonal outdoor pool.


Rooms

Graduate Athens's 122 rooms are soundproofed and provide refrigerators, free local calls, and safes. 42-inch flat-screen TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Graduate Athens, guests have access to a gym, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Self parking is offered for USD 10.00 per night. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with securing valuables and luggage storage. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Graduate Queen Queen)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed (Hoyt House Grand Suite)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed (Hoyt House Deluxe Suite)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds (Graduate Deluxe Queen Queen)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Graduate Athens

Everyone (17) Couples (6) Family (4) Friends (1)
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Family with small children

I loved the staff. Having to pay for parking was unexpected. No breakfast amenities but excellent location. Decor was phenomenal!

By on Nov 21, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 22, 2021

Page, thank you so much for being our guest and taking the time to provide feedback from your recent stay with us. We are so happy to hear your stay was enjoyed. We can't wait to welcome you back the next time your travels bring you back to the Classic City.

5
Everyone

The Graduate Athens was unique to any hotel I’ve stayed at in a very long time. Their staff was friendly & their rooms were super cute. I’ll definitely be back!

By on Oct 31, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 31, 2021

Crystal, thank you so much for being our guest and taking the time to provide feedback from your recent stay. We are thrilled to hear we exceeded your expectations! We can't wait to welcome you back the next time your travels bring you back to the Classic City.

5
Partner Couples Family

Whether one night or several- when visiting Athens, you can’t go wrong by choosing the Graduate for your stay. Unique downtown hotel with many quant items and a very accommodating and friendly staff.

By on Mar 4, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 4, 2020

On behalf of the entire team, we want to thank you for sharing your experiences with us during your recent stay at Graduate Athens. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes to those who matter most – you! Please note your feedback has been shared with the hotel team as a critical way of understanding how we can continue to deliver inspiring experiences. Thank you for staying at Graduate Athens and we hope you choose to create more memories here whenever your travels bring you back to the area.

5
Partner Couples

We like how you can drive up and park right outside your hotel room.

By on Sep 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 17, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback from your recent stay with us. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope to have you back as our guest in the future.

5
Partner Couples

Everything was unique! The room decor was really unusual and the bathroom was very nice. The king bed and bedding were both very comfortable

By on Sep 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 15, 2019

On behalf of the entire team, we want to thank you for sharing your experiences with us during your recent stay at Graduate Athens. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes to those who matter most – you! Please note your feedback has been shared with the hotel team as a critical way of understanding how we can continue to deliver inspiring experiences. Thank you for staying at Graduate Athens and we hope you choose to create more memories here whenever your travels bring you back to the area.

4
Family

unique room decor, GReat location! Music hall on premise

By on May 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the unique design of Graduate Athens and that you had the chance to enjoy live music at The Foundry. We hope to have you as our guest again in the future! Sincerely, Amber

3
Everyone

Although there were some issues with housekeeping, the staff was extremely understanding and professional in their response. Overall the hotel is in a great location, quirky design and comfortable accommodations.

By on Jan 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 2, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We apologize for the issues you experienced with your room, but are glad to hear our team was accommodating. We hope to have you back next time.

4
Everyone

By on Dec 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 7, 2018

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you back soon to make it a 5-star stay.

4

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Everyone

The location in Uptown Athens and free shuttle offered by the hotel to around town were the best features. The pool, though, had no towels. We took ours from the room, and when we called, it took a while before we received new ones. We had to eave for dinner we wsited so long.

By , from Duluth, Ga on May 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 1, 2018

Hi Kenny, we apologize for the issues you experienced with the towels and wait time - we will get with our team immediately to discuss getting fresh towels down at the pool. We are glad the location was convenient for you and that the shuttle was useful! We hope to have you back soon.

5

the nicest people you could ask for.

Everyone

Really one of the nicest staff experiences I have had. Clean, comfortable and amazingly affordable.

By on Feb 16, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 18, 2018

Thank you for you kind remarks about our friendly team! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you as our guest again in the future! Sincerely, Amber Kitson Front Office Manager

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