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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 59 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Clean Lobby and great breakfast! This was my first stay at this location as it was close to The Lost Sea in Sweetwater. Was confused when making reservations as mine were made for Athens, GA and NOT Athens, TN.... Found a roach in my bathroom crawling on the floor and had great difficulty falling asleep. Front desk staff was cocky and made me feel stupid for making the wrong location of reservation. Might stay at this location again if going to Lost Sea but otherwise wouldn't stay here again. July 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The perfect stopping off place This is a really nice hotel. It's about halfway between Baltimore and Pensacola, which is a trip we make and after 9 hours in the car it's wonderful to drive up and be greeted by such friendly staff. The rooms are extremely nice, breakfast is delicious, and the people working there make you feel comfortable and relaxed after a long day driving. July 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly and Clean! The staff at the Athens Holiday Inn Express were friendly and professional during my stay. The breakfast was much better than any of my recent La Quinta visits. There was a large variety and the area was well stocked and very clean. I had a nice conversation with the woman who was working in the kitchen and she was as nice as could be! July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great bed and good service We enjoyed our stay and would recomend it for anyone to stay. Good stay for the price. July 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean and Great Service This hotel far exceeded my expectations. It is impressive from the time you enter througout the hotel. Staff was so friendly, knowledgable and helpful. Thanks for a wonderful night of rest and service. June 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great place This is conveniently located for I-75 travelers. Clean, comfortable, well kept establishment with front desk staff that are attentive to every need and proactive in meeting those needs. June 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location Enjoyed the stay at this hotel and the personal made us feel right at home for the entire five days. June 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfy and clean Nice property. Can walk to restaurants. Really nice pool and spa. Fitness room was cramped and machines need a little repair. King bed is short for me, hence the average sleep quality rating. Overall a nice place. June 6, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dirty Arrived late-room had a smoke smell and hairs in shower. We were moved. The front desk were very apologetic. The next room we were given had hairs in its shower. I did not move again because of the lateness, but did tell the front desk. June 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Service! The Holiday Inn Express in Athens, TN was very nice but the service put it over the top! The receptionist was very nice, extremely helpful, and made our stay a joy. All other employees were very nice and all aspects of the hotel were very nice but again, thank you to the folks at the front desk! June 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great beds and wonderful staff. Very clean hotel and rooms. The front desk person (Pam) was wonderful she got us a handicapped room and even hepled us move our stuff from the regular room. The pool and hot tub were great. The breakfast lady was very nice and accommodating. This was our second time at this holiday inn and we plan to stay there when ever we are visiting family in the area. A 10 in my opinion! June 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quiet Room, clean and comfortable We had a good night's sleep. The room was quiet and comfortable. The breakfast was very good. June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Predictable and comfortable This was a very nice, clean HIE. I had no issues with my stay. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I wish there were more gluten free breadfast choices though. June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by friedly staff Real friendly staff, the everning shift was really helpful with my late check-in. Great location, close to Watts Bar Nuclean Plant. Plenty of places to eat. Thanks for the rest that I needed after working 12 hours. May 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quiet, clean and friendly The room was very comfortable and the fittness room was good. Tb drained slow reported same, also the tredmill was missing its lanyard clip , lanyard was too short to fasten to body, forgot to mention that to staff. May 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great location Great half-way location traveling from Florida to Michigan. Very pleasant staff and good accommodations. May 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Personell All of the employee's @ this hotel are OUTSTANDING! My initial stay at this hotel began in September 2011 and I stayed there until November 2013 - the reason being the Staff! By the way I returned to this hotel in February of this year for the same reason - The Staff! Melissa does a fanastic job & makes all guests feel welcome at all times! She is absolutley the Best Manager I have ever met (I joined HI rewards club in 1987 & have traveled this country extensively for the past 27 years) She should be commended & rewarded for her efforts! Brandy also does a GREAT job. She is always helpful, pleasant & is one of the nicest, sweetest people I have met in my travels. She should be commended & rewarded for her efforts as well! House Keeping: "Cicci" is the BEST! Maintenance: "Slick" is a great guy doing a GREAT job! April 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Our Stay All in all, this was a good place to stay. I was greeted very nicely by the lady at the front desk. When we got to our room ( # 226 ) we discovered a noise, a mechanical whine. I thought at first that it was the refrigerator, but found out that it wasn't. After we had been in our room for a while, the front desk called to ask how we liked our room. My husband asked about the noise. We were told that it was the mechanical room. They ended up offering a discount off our bill to compensate us for that. Can the source of the noise be repaired? I am thinking that our room, or others near the mechanical room should be the last ones used. We were given that room and I don't think that there were even very many rooms rented that night. We ran the fan all night to drown out the noise. The bed was comfortable. I like the Bath and Body toiletries. This was the first time that I had a Denver Omelette at a HIE. It was great! The lady, Jean, who was the breakfast hostess was VERY nice and friendly. She treated the guests as family. February 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great place to stay!!! Very nice hotel, great staff, breakfast,rooms and overall top shelf experience. Highly recommend. February 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cleanest and friendliest place. Excellent experience at this motel. Room was super-clean and kept that way, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Everyone always spoke, asked if they could help you, always smiled. A great experience, always stay here when we're in town. January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very clean! Stopped for quick overnight between Florida & Michigan. Had made a reservation in advance as it was a holiday weekend. Clean, quiet. Within sight of I-75. Usual exit restaurants very nearby. January 1, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by typical HIE except for the sewage smell near the elevator on second floor everything was typical Holiday Inn Express. I was not happy with small queen beds. my wife and I would prefer to sleep in a king. It seems HIE just don't have many kings available. This is becoming a negative trend. The major negative was a real bad smell on the second floor near the elevator. It smelled of backed up pipes. Very unpleasant. November 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent staff and service The staff at this Inn was the best I have uncounted in quite some time. They were friendly, helpful and courteous. If all the Inns had staff like this, you could increase your business a lot. The Inn was clean and pleasant to the eye. I would recommend this to anyone. November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good sized room/nice reading lights We enjoyed the stay, grandkids loved the pool, my husband enjoyed the hot tub. overall great stay October 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by The Beds are TERRIBLE!! My wife and her girlfriend stayed here over the weekend. The beds were the most uncomfortabe beds EVER. During breakfast she overheard another lady talking about the beds with the same complaint. I used my points for this stay and was very dissapointed at the hotel hearing my wife's comments about the beds. October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love to stay in Athens at the Holiday Inn Express! Brandi always greets us with a friendly smile and love those cookies! :) Breakfast is great. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The location is perfect for our frequent trips to the area. October 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by traveler Had good one nite stay. Near by places to eat. Friendly staff October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Staff and service was outstanding. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Could not have asked for better. Great service. September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service We found this Holiday Inn exceed our expectations. The desk clerks were very friendly. The breakfast choices were above other hotel selections and the lady managed the breakfast area was also very nice. The room was spacious and the beds were comfortable. We will definitely stay there again. September 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good beds and newer furniture The place was very clean and they have one of the best upgrades in furniture that i have seen on holidays inn. Staff were very welcoming. September 3, 2013
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