Howard Johnson Inn Athens2465 W Broad St, Athens 2.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Athens, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Farmers Market, and Original Fine Art Gallery. Seney-Stovall Chapel ...
This was the most economical hotel and in a good location but not the best place. The keys to the doors were locked out without notice and had to get another key.
Holiday Inn Express Athens513 W Broad St, Athens 2.5 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Athens, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Parkview Recreation Center and Reese Street Historic District. 40 Watt Club and The Georgia ...
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Microtel Inn by Wyndham Athens1050 Ultimate Dr, Athens 2.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Athens, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Georgia Square Mall, Athens Arena, and State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Farmers Market and Original ...
We were looking for an economical place to stay that was pet friendly (Our 4 legged family wanted to travel with Mommy and Daddy). The Microtel met the need. The staff was friendly and helpful. We would take our pups and stay there again if we returned to Athens. The pups thought it was great to ...
Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown166 North Finley Street, Athens 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Athens, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Reese Street Historic District and Parkview Recreation Center. 40 Watt Club and T.R.R. ...
The rooms are no frills, but are comfortable, and the staff is generally friendly with a few exceptions.
Wingate Athens255 North Avenue, Athens 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated in Athens, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hillside Park, Athens Welcome Center, and Athens Heritage Tour. Ware-Lyndon House and North Oconee River ...
I mainly just wanted a hotel that had an indoor pool so my daughter could swim and a decent breakfast. My daughter loved the pool and hot tub, and they had sausage, eggs, waffles, yogurt, fruit, etc. for breakfast. The room was more than spacious, clean and comfortable, so mission accomplished.
Hilton Garden Inn Athens Downtown390 E Washington Street, Athens 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is steps from Classic Center and Athens Warehouse Historic District. Athens Heritage Tour and Downtown Athens ...
Great experience. Perfect location and incredibly hospitable staff. Cleanliness completely on point and I would recommend this hotel to family, friends and strangers. Thank you Hilton Garden, you made my Athens experience unforgettable.
Graduate Athens295 E Dougherty St, Athens 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Athens, this spa hotel is steps from Athens Welcome Center, Athens Heritage Tour, and Ware-Lyndon House. Classic Center and Downtown ...
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 ...
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Athens3500 Daniells Bridge Rd, Athens 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Athens, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Georgia Square Mall, Athens Arena, and Oconee County Welcome Center. Farmers Market and Seney-Stovall ...
It was a great hotel with nice staff. The room was very clean and spacious for my family. The continental breakfast was the icing on the cake.
Days Inn Athens230 N Finley St, Athens 2.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Athens, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Reese Street Historic District and 40 Watt Club. T.R.R. Cobb House and Parkview Recreation Center ...
For the price and location it is what one would expect from an economy hotel. The staff at the front desk were very polite and answered my questions. Room was a bit tired, but again, what you would expect. I was in town for an athletic event at the UGA Equestrian Center and this hotel fit my needs. ...
Holiday Inn Athens-University Area197 East Broad Street, Athens 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Athens, this hotel is steps from Aurum Jewelry, Art, & Gallery and The Georgia Theatre. Downtown Athens Historic District and Classic ...
We stayed here one night for a college visit. It did the job.
Find music and sports in vibrant Athens, Georgia
A bustling college town and a destination city rolled into one, Athens invites guests to enjoy old-fashioned Southern hospitality in a hip and exciting way. A consolidated city-county located just 60 miles from Atlanta, Athens-Clark County is both the sixth largest city in Georgia and the smallest geographical county in the state.
Packing so many people into such a small space, it's no wonder that Athens has become known as a cultural hot bed. Boasting everything from must-see University of Georgia football games to one of the nation's foremost college music scenes, the "Classic City of the South" has something to offer just about everyone.
Things to see and do
For the nature-inclined, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is home to a diverse and often stunning collection of flora and fauna. History buffs can visit one of the only remaining double-barreled cannons from the American Civil War, or see the beautiful Victorian homes that line streets throughout the city.
The Music Scene
Of course, as the birthplace of world-famous bands like the B-52s and R.E.M., it's no secret that Athens' vibrant music scene continues to be one of its defining characteristics. In addition to the music festivals that pop up every year, live music can be found nightly in dozens of bars and lounges. For serious music lovers, world-renowned venues like the 40 Watt Club and Georgia Theatre highlight a long list of must-visit hot spots.
The best time to stay
Thanks to a temperate year-round climate, there really isn't a bad time to visit Athens. With that said, two seasons do stand out.
Closing out the year
Like other cities with schools in the NCAA's South Eastern Conference, the arrival of fall can mean only one thing: Football is back in season. If you're lucky enough to score tickets to one of the Georgia Bulldogs' home games, get ready for an experience you won't soon forget. Held on Saturdays at Sanford Stadium, one of the largest athletic stadiums in the U.S., Georgia's games have a reputation for excitement even when the team is on the losing end. With games played only steps away from Downtown Athens, it's easy to spend an entire day making new memories and new friends as long as you don't start waxing poetic about classic Bulldog rivals Georgia Tech and Auburn.
Athens in bloom
As a city located in the shadow of the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, Athens in the spring comes to life in a dramatic way. Indeed, the blooming plant life in the city's numerous private gardens and public parks are certain to beguile even the most seasoned traveler. Waking up alongside the flowers, Athens in April features a host of great annual events, including Plantapolooza! and the UGA International Street Festival. Also not to be missed are the Classic City Brew Fest and, more importantly, the Athens Twilight Criterium. Begun in 1980, the Twilight Criterium has grown into a major sporting and music festival that includes one of pro-cycling's most celebrated races.
Where to stay
As a popular destination city for day trippers and vacationers alike, Athens is full of great places to stay. Whether you're looking for luxury Athens hotels, budget-friendly motels or something off the beaten path, you'll have no shortage of options. Of course, if you're planning on traveling to the city in the fall, keep in mind that football season causes many hotels to fill up months in advance.
A few neighborhoods to consider
Located to the north of the University of Georgia, Downtown Athens is the city's cultural center. Featuring a huge selection of bars and restaurants, the area is undoubtedly a great choice for first-time visitors. Of course, for a more refined experience, you may consider the Five Points District or East Athens. In both areas, classic architecture and an upscale sensibility make for an ideal romantic getaway.
How to get there
Intersected by numerous U.S. Highways, Athens can be easily reached by car or bus from major cities throughout Georgia and South Carolina. For air travelers, regional flights, including connections through Nashville, are available at Athens-Ben Epps Airport (AHN). Additionally, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta offers regular ground shuttles to locations throughout Athens. Any of these options will get you into the middle of the action in this exciting and culturally diverse town.
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