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Graduate Athens

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Not a cookie-cutter chain hotel room! Unique and interesting, nice bathroom, lots of outlets for charging devices. At checkout, they didn't ask how our stay was or if there was anything wrong with the room, which is standard procedure at hotels, so I found that odd.

My husband and I had a great time at the graduate. The Spa was fantastic, room was great, band and bar was great. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Will stay there again. 5 stars

The Graduate was a very nice hotel. The staff were friendly and accommodating and the location was great. The only thing I would recommend is having a clock in the room, but other than that I would absolutely stay there anytime I visit Athens.

Everything was great. The pool, the food at the lounge and the comfort of the room. Enjoyed having coffee and a light breakfast in the hotel lobby. The staff were very friendly and nice.

I have stayed at the Graduate once before during orientation. We decided to stay the night before move in day so we could get an early start. Unfortunately this was also the night a terrible storm had come through Athens and downed many trees to include one on the Graduate's admin building. They had established a temporary check in in one of the outer buildings. The clerk initially put us in a room that was already occupied. He then put us in a room. At 1130 that night someone else attempted to enter the room with a key, must have been the same situation as what had happened to us. Luckily I had thrown the slide lock on the door. The room also did not have a shower but rather a tub combo. For this kind of price I would expect a shower.

We stayed here for only a quick overnight after a night out Downtown. While I tried to check-in around 2, I was told that our room wouldn't be ready until after 3. No big deal, though an early check-in is always nice. The room was clean and cool - very hip. The bathroom was small but totally functional, and the bed was extremely comfortable. All-in-all, a great stay!

I hosted a Bachelorette Party this weekend at the Graduate Athens Hotel. We all met up in the late afternoon for some drinks and party games and then made our way downtown. Although we could have easily walked, we chose to take a taxi because of the weather. The King Suite was so cute and spacious! I love the style that the Graduate has implemented throughout their rooms!

This is a really neat hotel on the outside of downtown -- close enough to walk. I really liked the design and the bed was comfortable. Yes, the rooms are small but they were fine for me. The hotel is pet friendly, which I love. I didn't bring my dog but I could have. The ONLY issue I had was that the heater squeaked all night. Other than that, it was a very nice stay.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed (Graduate)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Graduate)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Classic Suite (Hoyt House)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Grand Suite (Hoyt House)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Graduate Athens

Everyone (10) Couples (3) Family (2) Friends (1)
4

great retro vibe and close to everything

Everyone

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

By , from Charlotte, NC on Sep 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 15, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to have you as our guest again in the future next time your travels bring you to Athens!

4
Everyone

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

By on May 30, 2017

5
Everyone

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

By on May 5, 2017

5

fun place to stay

Everyone

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

By on Mar 9, 2017

4

nice hotel close to all downtown athens venues

Everyone
Nice work space

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.

By , from St. Paul, MN on Jan 22, 2017

4

cute hotel with personality, and good location

Everyone

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.

By on Oct 11, 2016

5

great atmosphere...

Everyone

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

By , from Pasadena, MD on Sep 10, 2016

4

lots of character

Everyone

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.

By , from Atlanta on Aug 30, 2016

5

uga orientation

Everyone

Not a cookie-cutter chain hotel room! Unique and interesting, nice bathroom, lots of outlets for charging devices. At checkout, they didn't ask how our stay was or if there was anything wrong with the room, which is standard procedure at hotels, so I found that odd.

By , from h on Jul 20, 2016

5

great stay in athens

Everyone

My husband and I had a great time at the graduate. The Spa was fantastic, room was great, band and bar was great. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Will stay there again. 5 stars

By on Mar 7, 2016

Review comment responded on Mar 28, 2016

Dear Valued Guest! Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We appreciate you doing so! We are delighted that you had a great time at the Graduate! We are thrilled you found the Spa was fantastic, rooms were great and enjoyed a show in our music venue! We do regret you did not hear about our late night snack options that are available. Our late night boxes have nice treats! There are 2 options: The All Nighter and The Health Nut. Beverages are also available. We do hope when you return that you will get to enjoy of of the options available. Thank you again and we hope to see you next time you’re in town! Best Regards, Devin H. General Manager at Graduate Athens