Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by melpat831 Too noisy to relax
We were across the hall from the pool and all of the foot traffic outside of our room was very noisy. What is the benefit of being a Priority Club member if you're going to give me one of the worst rooms in the building?
March 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Camodeerhunter Great stay
Excellent stay and staff. Recommend to my family and friends.
March 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mwrj Very nice hotel and wonderful service
Very good experience, wonderful room and service was outstanding.
March 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JackieOsFan Home away from home
Only my 2nd time at this hotel, but both times, this location has been everything I signed on for and more.
I haven't necessarily had much more need than a bed and bathroom, but the room is more than comfortable, especially with the microwave and mini fridge. And, every time I'm there, I end up needing either all kinds of help or questions answered and every person at the front desk has been ridiculously accomodating and helpful. (I wish there were a bonus star you could add anywhere because I definitely would have added it to staff and service. Whether it's HIE, or more likely the management here, they have hired absolutely wonderful people who take their jobs seriously and their commitment to making guests comfortable/satisfied more than seriously and are extremely successful at it.)
Every time I need to come back to Athens (which will be probably 4-5 times a year), I will choose this location without even looking elsewhere.
March 7, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ml013 No refrig or microwave and HVAC unit t-stat not calibrated
I was very disappointed in the room as I stay in HI Express all over the southeast as I travel with my business a great deal. Tried to speak with someone the next morning and sttod at desk for almost five minutes but not one person came out to desk. Typically, I go out of my way to stay @ HI Express due to the fact that for the most part the rooms are consistent.
March 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jen017 Excellent Service
Everyone was very kind and helpful. Nice place to stay.
January 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ColumbusVisitorDisgusted Best Little Hotel in Ohio
My husband and I stay at this hotel often and always enjoy our stay. The rooms are impeccably clean, the bathroom sparkles. The linens are crisp and clean looking and smelling. The whole hotel seems to sparkle. The breakfast room is efficient and the treats are a joy to partake in. We had pumpkin tarts for Thanksgiving, how wonderful. The staff are fun and efficient. We stay here and drive two hours to Columbus rather than have to stay at the HI in that city. No comparison at quality and value. Make this a destination stay and you will never be sorry.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SheraL SheraL
I was extremely surprised & pleased with my stay in Athens. I needed to be in Athens for my father's funeral. When I called to see if we could have an early check-in the front desk clerk informed me that since I was a priority club member that I was eligible for a bereavement rate. In addition to that, I was given a welcome gift, 10% off at Applebee's, and a late check-out. My purpose for being there was an extremely stressful & unhappy reason, but the kind staff (especially Megan) was so considerate and understanding that it helped to relieve some of the stress. I would definitely recommend staying there to anyone. Thank you for being a compassionate refuge in my storm and because you were, I will choose a Holiday Inn over other hotels in the future.
December 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Crank54 Room was great
I was greeted with a goody bag for being a Priority Club Reward Member. Nice! I recommend this property to everybody.
December 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 13642 Great stay
I was in Athens, OH. for dad's weekend and had a great experience. The front desk staff was flexible with the check in and very gracious. Room was clean and spacious- all in a a great stay.
November 17, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Andrew110 Our preferred hotel when in Athens
The rooms are clean and bright. Beds are very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent and my biggest reason for making Holiday Inn my preferred hotel in Athens The shower kept me from giving overall 5 stars. The water was luke warm and the pressure very low. I was looking forward to a hot shower after a cold night at the football game.
November 14, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RosemarieKate Special conveniences
One of the big plus advantages of staying in a Holiday Inn Express is the added conveniences that come with the stay. I am specifically referring to the ability to wash your clothes in the hotel. When we arrived (our stay was for two nights and the final stop on a week long vacation trip with a small 3 year old) we were told (rather unsympathetically) that the washing machine was (probably broken-- they didn't seem to know for sure if it was or not) out of order and they didn't know when it would be fixed but they thought there was a laundry down the street somewhere. No one seemed to consider this any big deal but for a hotel of that size first of all to only have one washing machine and when that one machine breaks to not be doing everything short of washing my clothes themselves in their power to have a repair person working on it 24/7 until it is fixed is inexcusable.
The rest of the stay was excellent (though we did have to wear some old clothes)
October 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PattiB Wonderful friendly staff
The room was very clean and believe me, I'm not easy to please. The evening and morning staff were especially friendly...The breakfast set up was organized really well and re-stocked continuously throughout the entire morning. I would not hesitate to stay again and wouldn't even bother looking elsewhere for accommodations....Worth the price!...
October 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim62 Can't beat the location and price
Great place to stay! Lots of shops and eating establishments nearby/walking distance. Stayed in Athens and went to the Bob Evans Farm Festival. We even got 10% off our food at Applebees by showing our room key. Staff friendly and helpful. Thanks Holiday Inn Express...you also made our 21st anniversary a pleasant memory!
October 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ellie517 The Best of Everything
This hotel is all a traveler wants and expects from this chain. Front desk staff were friendly and professional ~"Steve" was especially courteous. Our room was clean and comfortable. Despite being completely sold out, the hotel was quiet & peaceful. This was intended to be a stopover on our way to D.C., but instead we will now consider Athens a destination for leisure.
October 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by meeeeee Second visit, will be back!
great hotel!! staff v helpful and efficient, and v friendly. breakfasts amazing, as is value, esp when comparing to expresses in uk... very highly recommended. great location too, lots food walkable within minutes, even bigger stores via bike path is a pleasant stroll. movies close, also malls.
October 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by indieflicktrish Best Hotel in Athens
Exceptional service, cleanliness and comfort. The staff is disarmingly friendly and unbelievably accommodating. This is my top Athens pick.
October 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JISlovesOU Love Athens/Ohio University!
We stayed at the Athens Holiday Inn Express for the six years our children attended OU (through grad. school). Every single time we stayed, we were more than pleased! The rooms were always spotless, as well as the hall ways and all areas of the Inn. We especially loved the fact that we could bring our dogs (whom our children missed terribly), who were always a big hit on campus! Every aspect of our stays was filled with ease and welcome. We always looked forward to our trips south and this Holiday Inn Express made it even m ore the nicer!
(I always did wish, however, to be able to pre-reserve as a Priority member and returning guest for the big weekends on campus, Mom's weekend, etc because I just never did make the narrow window in making a reservation)
October 5, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by annemarie73 great property
i found this property and all amenties to be great other than the swimming pool which for the duration of the stay was murky and undesirable
staff was very friendly and helpful and breakfast had many options to choose from
will be a yearly accomodation
October 3, 2012