Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 92
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LeapinLizzard Close to downtown Athens
Very close to downtown Athens and UGA. Walking distance to many fine restuarants. Hotel staff was very good and friendly and made me feel welcome. Room was clean and comfortable although there was a lot of noise during some remodeling until about 7pm. Very quiet after that. Very nice breakfast area and good variety. Definitely recommend.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chivdawg great location and nice hotel
We were very happy staying at the holiday in express for our college reunion weekend. You can walk to downtown and campus very easily and quickly. My one complaint was with breakfast - they put nasty processed cheese inside the eggs - they should just offer plain eggs. It would taste much better!
September 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lowerb Gameday weekend
This is a very clean and pleasant hotel. I have stayed overnight here a couple of times and have left very satisisfied every time. Sure do wish the price almost triple on gameday weekend. The staff is very helpful and friendly. I will continue to stay here, when I visit my daughter, who is going to school at UGA
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Outstanding front desk associates: Laura and Heather
WE had a great experience for my son's wedding weekend!!! Laura and Heather went up and beyond to make sure our stay was awesome! Thank you ladies!!!
September 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KandD79 Great people working at this location. General manager is excellent!
We stay at this location every time we are in Athens. The people make us feel so welcomed. They always go the extra yard to make our stay special. We love the breakfast buffet. Value is excellent! I like the new brand of toiletry items provided too!
September 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by uscfan1 Front Desk
Overall experience was good. Short haired blonde at the front desk was VERY rude. Need to find a different function for her besides dealing with the public, you know, the ones that cause her to have a paycheck.
September 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ignored On rude slip-up
In most respects my stay here was entirely ordinary, which is just fine. But I am VERY displeased on one point, a point sufficiently vexing that I won't be back.
I inadvertently left a computer cord for my IPad in the room, plugged into the wall. If I had high expectations, which I don't, I would have thought perhaps it would be mailed to me with no question or that they would have called me. Hardly. But I wrote an email about a week ago asking if the cord was turned in and, if so, to mail it to me. I would have been happy to pay for the mailing since the Apple replacement is about $30.
NO RESPONSE. If a firm asks for feedback they damned well should respond to emails posted on their own "contact us" system. It the response was, "sorry," that's OK. I should have been more careful. But no response means BAD MANAGEMENT TRAINING. I won't be back.
September 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Adam321 Gameday- Good Experience
I was pleasantly surprised by the gameday experience at this hotel. They decorated, added a bar to the lobby, and made sure the breakfast bar was well attended and refilled frequently. The staff was relaxed and fun.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PVUgrad Like Coming Home to Family
We stay here every trip to Athens. The staff is very warm and friendly, and treat you like family. Alicia is wonderful, and always greats you with a smile and makes sure if there is anything you need with your breakfast, she will try to make it happen. Heather, who works the front desk, has a great sense of humor and she too goes out of her way to make your stay as pleasant. The manager, Luis, runs a tip top ship.
During football season, they have set up a small bar on Friday night which is a nice touch for us "older folks" who don't wish to travel downtown. What would be better, would have the bar on Saturday morning, serving Mimosas and Bloody Marys. That would be a BIG hit with us "Dawgs fans" and the visiting team fans.
September 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nene2013 Comfortable but WI-FI Troubles
For the price, great place to stay. This was a soccer event which caused problems with having the use of only one washer and dryer. Please in the future think about adding more because we had to wait hours to get our clothes washed and dried for the next day! Not pleasant at all but did get to make friends with other parents. WI-FI needs to be taken care of in a professional way and not just throw under the rug especially when you have 12-13 year olds. On the last stay, the representative at the desk made me feel so much better and I really appreciated her. Thank you and for that reason, I will come back!
August 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mama58 Clean, comfortable and great people!
I always stay here when in Athens if a room is available. You have the nicest people working here. Room was clean and quiet and everything worked great except for a problem with the t.v. It had a problem with volume control that caused rapid increase in volume with no human action involved. This seemed only to occur using the remote and resolved when using the manual volume control on the t.v. Reported to desk at check-out, but this is the first problem in almost 7 years of staying at this location. Also used the fitness room for the first time and everything worked well.
August 28, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by sewellfam Stained carpet and bugs crawling in the room
I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. The check in staff was very unfriendly. The outside appearance and even the lobby appearance will have you greatly surprised once you reach the corridor going to your room. The smell of sour carpet and urine will be your first clue that its going down hill from there. My carpet was stained, there was where bugs crawling in the bathroom and hair all over the bathroom.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KG17 Great breakfast room staff!
We have stayed here many times. The breakfast ladies are THE BEST. During this stay, several groups came to breakfast late-15 -20 minutes! These ladies made them breakfast! They always have a smile, ask if I need anything and are just so nice. They are your best asset.
Our room was very comfortable but I would suggest it is time to replace the carpet.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amerimom Most comfortable and needed rest
The staff was very friendly, welcoming, and informative on arrival. The room had ample, comfortable pillows. It was quiet and restful. The internet information was provided with our keys. Breakfast was abundant and relaxed.
August 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tcandy13 Holiday Inn Express Athens
Very nice accomodations and staff was very friendly. Traffic outside room was slightly noisy, but not too bad overall.
August 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kytidefan A great place to stay for the money
We were in Athens for my nephews graduation at UGA. I really like this motel and at a great price. It was also centrally located and very clean.
Even though I am an Alabama fan and will always bleed crimson, this was still a great motel and a great town.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kg522 Wedding trip
I spent three nights here for my son's wedding recently. I travel a great deal, and that was what this stay was--A great deal. Breakfast was unbelievable, staff was on the ball, and the room clean and comfortable. And everything worked. When I'm back in Athens, this is where I'll stay.
KG - Savannah, GA
August 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by paulina10 Clean Room
When arriving was greeted by friendly staff.Found room clean and comfortable.Left for some dinner and massage .Returned at 10;30 to guests standing around hallyway drinking beer and yelling .This continued till 2;45am.Doors slaming people yelling .Then when the party was over the guests in the room next door decided it was time to yell and fight in their room until 4;30. I had set a wake up call for 6am .My meeting was for 7am.Not a happy camper!!!!The hotel is clean but not quiet.Had meetings all day then drove 2.5 hours home . Im afraid this hotel is geared for girls weekends or guys weekends or UGA students.Will not be staying here again.Needed the rest, not the entertainment.
August 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sleepy15 LOUD, sleepless nights
I wasn't happy with our experience at this hotel. We were in town for a swim meet which means waking up EARLY. Our room was next to a group that was there to party. Both nights, we were awaken at 3:00am with loud laughing and talking. Even after alerting staff and calling for security, we were up for over an hour both nights. In the future, I won't be staying here. The staff didn't seem to care this we were subjected to this.
August 11, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by paulina10 Not for relaxing or rest
The room was clean and comfortable.The staff helpful .The hall-way was filled with people drinking and yelling .Doors being slammed all night ,People running up and down the hallway between rooms till 3.am.Guest in the next room yelling and fighting after returning from the hallway of drinking. Not a good night .NO sleep ,I had a early morning meeting .......... Not a Happy Camper.I will not be staying at this hotel again. This room was not on the cheaper side of hotels.
August 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by myhawaii Comfortable and fun time at the HIE Athens!
Great experience at the HIE! Smooth checkin/checkout process! Friendly staff and oh so clean and beautifully appointed room accomodations! Staff is the best!
August 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hephsie Everything about this facility was outstanding.
The only thing that was lacking was the taste from the coffee pot. If you could get the maids to run some vinegar through them about once a month it would get rid of the lime scale that builds up in them, next time I stay I will bring a small bottle of vinegar with me just in case you don't take my advice. Otherwise everything else was outstanding and I will stay with you again next time I visit the University. Thanks for a great stay.
August 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fine53 clean & comfortable
It looks to have been recently renovated. Huge lobby and breakfast area. Nice rooms affordably priced.
July 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DissappointedfromOhio I wish I could rate this a ZERO
I made my reservations online, booking a suite so as to have plenty of room for my family of four and my two bulldogs. After receiving a confirmation email of my specific room selection, etc., we arrived and I was told that "Ooops, your room is not available. We made a mistake. That room is not pet friendly. The only room we have for you is a room with only one king bed. We have no other pet friendly rooms. We are sorry. We will help you find another hotel (at the last minute) or provide you with a rollaway."
Keep in mind that it was a PRE-PAID room that they had already taken the money for...for a room that they didn't have.
THIS IS NOT A PET FRIENDLY HOTEL EITHER. There is nowhere to walk your dog and the staff left us with a distinct impression that our dogs were not to be seen.
July 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sunshine03 Comfortable convenience
Slept well. Location was easy to get to University and downtown. The monetary value was great.
July 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JSCFlight Front Desk Staff
Laura is my all time favorite front desk staff EVER. She was incredibly helpful, thoughtful and friendly. Wish she was at every hotel I frequent.
July 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sungal One night stay
We stayed for UGA orientation and it was clean, quiet and accommodating plus it was in walking distance to the college and downtown.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nandotano Great Service and Clean Room
Really surprised at the ease of check in and appreciated the friendliness at the front desk after a long trip. The breakfast was great and the coffee strong!! Thank you!
June 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bocefus clean room and nice furnishings
The Air Conditioner in my first room compressor would not stay on. several men looked but could not fix. I had to move my stuff to another room some better but would turn on and off during the night waking me up. I wish that it could have been a constant temp. Otherwise my stay was enjoyable. Will stay there again next year but will bring my own fan so that I can sleep thru the night. I have stayed there for about 4 years.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KKMS excellent staff
Your staff was very friendly, helped me with the computer, and divided the bill between my roommate and me. Breakfast servers were so friendly, too. It was a very pleasant three days at the Holiday Inn Express in Athens, GA
June 18, 2013