Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Holiday Inn Athens-University Area

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Just what I was looking for. Close, clean, convenient. A definite step up from the property just down the hill, the express version. An easy stumble home from downtown.

We stayed here one night for a college visit. It did the job.

Convenient location close to UGA campus. Rooms are clean but bathrooms are somewhat dated with no exhaust fans which makes the mirror worthless after a shower. Was somewhat noisy with a number of patrons being inconsiderate in the hallways in the late evening and early morning.

The staff was very friendly, the location was all right, but the mattress in the room was worn out! When you'd lay down on it you rolled into the middle because it had a trench in it! Would think as much as the room cost pernight, they could afford mattresses that were more comfortable.

The stay at the downtown Athens Holiday Inn was wonderful! Courteous staff, prompt room service and tasty food. All that and within walking distance of everything. Thanks for a great trip!

The bathroom had a musty smell and it made me think it was not clean. Location is great and parking is nice to be so one to the campus.

We had a great time this weekend. Enjoyed the room as well as the game. Restaurant locations are within walking distance. Also the hotel restaurant food was very good an moderately priced

Hotel has an excellent location, usually priced fair, clean, great staff, free parking, and a pool.

Trip was great. Hotel staff was spectacular. Every request I made was handled perfectly.

We host a conference in Athens every year and I always stay at the Holiday Inn. My room and the staff are always great!!

I was extremely pleased with my recent stay at the Athens Holiday Inn. The front desk staff was very kind and provided me with a list of local restaurants and maps of the area. Check in and check out were both speedy and efficient! The hotel was nice and clean. Also, the hotel restaurant was excellent! The staff greeted us every morning with the warmest smiles and friendly conversation.

You couldn't ask for a better location in Athens. The rooms are nice, however not great. There is no indoor pool, and breakfast is not included in your stay. These are relatively small things and overall I would give the hotel a 3.5 to 4 star review.

I was traveling from out of town and was dropped off by a shuttle. My room was not ready when I arrived at 3pm and I had to sit in the hallway after traveling since 6am. NOT happy and they offered nothing to compensate me for my inconvenience.

Need signage about room numbers in hallway. Very convenient location.

Great location!! Close to everything downtown and everything that is UGA. Clean rooms and friendly staff!!

The hotel is located adjacent to the UGA north campus and the downtown area. There's plenty of parking space and the usual amenities are offered here. The staff were courteous and professional. My room was clean.

Easy checkin. Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable and clean bed.

Nice hotel. Beds were super comfy! We love the location of this hotel because it is within walking distance of downtown, the stadium and anything else you might need. Staff are friendly.

The room was not ready when I arrived, however, the staff was apologetic and worked furiously to get me into my room. The room itself was comfortable and spacious. It's as close to downtown as you can get and a great price for the proximity. I would definitely recommend this hotel and stay here again in future.

Very pleased with every aspect of hotel. Location was perfect for our events scheduled at UGA.

197 East Broad Street Athens GA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Holiday Inn Athens-University Area places you within a 10-minute stroll of Classic Center and 40 Watt Club. This 3-star hotel has 209 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Athens, the hotel is also a short walk from Sanford Stadium and University of Georgia.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 209 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport pillow menus. Free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a 24-hour business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Queen 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Athens-University Area

Everyone (3) Business (8) Couples (10) Family (13) Friends (11) Other (3)
4

great location to downtown athens

Everyone

Just what I was looking for. Close, clean, convenient. A definite step up from the property just down the hill, the express version. An easy stumble home from downtown.

By on Jan 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 4, 2017

Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our hotel to be clean and comfortable. We're also glad that you found our hotel to be convenient to the downtown area!

4
Everyone

We stayed here one night for a college visit. It did the job.

By on Apr 3, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 6, 2016

Dear Anonymous, Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Amber K Guest Services Manager

3
Everyone

Convenient location close to UGA campus. Rooms are clean but bathrooms are somewhat dated with no exhaust fans which makes the mirror worthless after a shower. Was somewhat noisy with a number of patrons being inconsiderate in the hallways in the late evening and early morning.

By on Mar 28, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 6, 2016

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your candid review. We apologize that your recent stay did not exceed expectations. We appreciate your comments and will share these with our team so that we can continue to improve our services to future guests. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future! Sincerely, Amber K Guest Services Manager

4

not what i expected at a holiday inn

BusinessTravelers

The staff was very friendly, the location was all right, but the mattress in the room was worn out! When you'd lay down on it you rolled into the middle because it had a trench in it! Would think as much as the room cost pernight, they could afford mattresses that were more comfortable.

By on Dec 19, 2015

5

great choice!

BusinessTravelers

The stay at the downtown Athens Holiday Inn was wonderful! Courteous staff, prompt room service and tasty food. All that and within walking distance of everything. Thanks for a great trip!

By on Oct 19, 2015

4

great value for athens

GetawayWithFriends

The bathroom had a musty smell and it made me think it was not clean. Location is great and parking is nice to be so one to the campus.

By on Oct 14, 2015

4

great family weekend

Families

We had a great time this weekend. Enjoyed the room as well as the game. Restaurant locations are within walking distance. Also the hotel restaurant food was very good an moderately priced

By on Sep 29, 2015

5

always a great stay

GetawayWithFriends

Hotel has an excellent location, usually priced fair, clean, great staff, free parking, and a pool.

By on Aug 20, 2015

5

family orientation at uga

Families

Trip was great. Hotel staff was spectacular. Every request I made was handled perfectly.

By on Jul 10, 2015

5

annual business trip

BusinessTravelers

We host a conference in Athens every year and I always stay at the Holiday Inn. My room and the staff are always great!!

By on Jul 7, 2015