Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 86
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jandw Excellent Experience
We have stayed here multiple times before. As usual, we had an excellent experience. We will continue to return here on our annual visits. We had a rowdy neighbor one night and the hotel staff took care of immediately. The breakfast staff also goes above and beyond. BRAVO to the Athens HIE staff!
October 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GNorris46 Professional staff I don't think so.
Arrived at 7:00 in the evening was greeted by some kid with a facial piercing who didn't even say hello just stood there until I told him my name. Checked in then some other 20 something female offers me a flash light or a glow stick ( I had to ask why) because the power is out and we don't know when it will be back on. I should have been told about this problem before I checked in so I could move to another property that had power. I travel for work and still had work to do that requires power and internet. Very unprofessional of your staff to not explain your situation proactively.
October 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by VinceIam Needs better service
After staying in a different Holiday Inn Express in West Virginia the night before you realize that they are not all the same! The Athens Holiday Inn Express needs to step it up. We were not greet as a rewards member and the service person said "I don't know I haven't worked here that long" . The carpet in the room needed to be cleaned and the towels were so worn out. We realized that this location is by the college so maybe everything is just overused!
October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MARS57 My Hotel of Choice in Athens
I stay at this hotel whether on business or visiting my son at Ohio University.
Great staff! Always accommodating and welcoming. It is very comforting when you are traveling having the staff recognize you and welcome you back!
October 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by luckymiss Very clean and comfortable
This is a fairly new hotel. Great clean rooms with CLEAN triple sheeted beds and nice bath products from Bath and Body Works. Breakfast is more than average "continental" with lots of hot items. Very nice staff. Great rates too!
October 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OUDad Weekend at OU
The room was large, clean, comfortable and close to campus. I have stayed at many (more expensive) hotels over the years and was pleasantly surprised at the quality and comfort of our room. Looking forward to staying here in the future.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Skip433 Convenient
Easy access, but hard to see from the road. The signs when traveling on westbound US33 do not show lodging at this exit. When you take the exit the hotel, set back from the road, does not have prominent signage on the road.
Other than that the service was good, breakfasts were well done, and consisted of the standard HI Express fare. Fruit set out in the morning for breakfast seemed fresh. Room was taken care of nicely each day.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by XXXXXX1 Perfect
Clean, comfortable, quiet, great breakfast. Excellent stay!
September 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoseL Sunday night stay
We had a good stay at the Athens Holiday Inn. Although the housekeeping staff was extremely busy with clean up after the Saturday football crowd left (leaving various levels of messes behind), they still had enough energy to say hello and welcome us. The front desk was helpful when we had questions about restaurants (Donatos was good and has drive-thru carry out for both pizza and ice cream). I will certainly stay here next time I'm in Athens.
September 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diane4127 Perfectly clean
What a pleasant surprise - a perfectly clean hotel room with no smells. Everything was new looking. The bed had a duvet on it, and obviously is cleaned with sheets after each stay. Bathroom was very updated and included Bath & Body Works toiletries. The carpeting was new. Had a nice breakfast too. The staff was polite and helpful. I will be returning to this hotel!
September 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MadMikeNett Best Hotel in Athens
I always try to stay here for all the Ohio football games. The staff is always friendly and the hotel is kept clean and neat. breakfast is just ok but I've never been one for continental style breakfast. Great Hotel.
September 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve535 Clean and comfortable room
As a first timer staying at a Holiday Inn Express, I was pleasantly surprised concerning the cleanliness of the room. We had a suite and everything was just perfect. Also, the breakfast choices were more than adequate. Would stay here again and highly recommend this hotel.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CKellyFL Friendly staff
With working long hours and being away from home on days, I just need to feel at home and get plenty of rest. In the short hours I stayed here at this hotel I felt at home and my sleep was very restful. The staff there was great and making my stay wonderful.
September 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VisitOhioMD Great find in a small town
We were very pleased with this hotel. Everything top to bottom made the stay pleasant. Welcoming staff, clean room, good value, microwave, fridge, nice little amenities. (We did not try the breakfast because we had meals with family.)
September 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SEKIllinois Great experience - consistent service
Since we're in year two at OU this is about our 8th stay at the Athens HIE. This hotel has alway been a clean and well working faciltiy. This time around the staff seemed much more pleasant than in the past. Much appreciated!
Breakfast offerings were low though.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tw1970 Outstanding
The staff are helpful and polite. The breakfast is great, serving cheese omelettes to fresh, yummy cinnamon rolls. The rooms actually smell clean. I travel every week and this is a great place.
August 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bigdaddybamaguy clean rooms
had clean rooms. pool good. breakfast was nice staff friendly
August 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent customer service
Steve on the front desk was excellent. He helped solve all of our special requests with calm accommodation. Give him a raise!
July 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brenda04 great room and curteous staff
When we arrived and I checked in I was informed that we were upgraded! Beautiful, clean room. We would deffinately stay there again.
July 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pickylisa Clean and comfortable
This hotel is so easy to work with. The rooms are large, clean, comfortable and quiet. I plan to stay here again and again if I can get a room....they book up so fast!!
July 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Halpert Best Holiday Inn Express in Ohio
I stay in hotels a lot, and I always enjoy staying at this hotel.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoseL Great stay
We stayed here for one night and had and excellent time. The front desk staff was helpfull and friendly and our room was just right for us. There is an Applebees restaurant and a CVS pharmacy about 300 feet from the front door. The restaurant gave us 10% off by just showing our room key.. There are also many stores like Walmart and other restaurants within a very short drive. While at the hotel, my son and I enjoyed the pool (he found a pair of CZ or small diamond earrings which we turned in) and the breakfast was nice. Look for the automatic pancake making machine- it's entertaining. Thanks for a great stay.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MMPMMPM Overall experience
Location excellent re: proximity to OU. That is what initially drew us to this Holiday Inn Express - having gotten there, and stayed overnight, we will definitely be repeat visitors! Extremely friendly staff and hospitable welcome, a clean and orderly room were most important - the pillows and bed were soooo comfy. Breakfast in the a.m was also outstanding! Vaccuuming in the hallways is the only service that we thought could be improved. Again, we are going back - don't take our room!
May 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by G00DT1M3S Great customer service and clean rooms...
What a nice hotel! The staff was just amazing. Nice, friendly and would bend over backwards to make your stay nice.
April 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ScottOUSB Excellent Holiday Inn Express w/ fantastic staff
The Holiday Inn Express in Athens is excellent. It starts with very friendly and helpful front desk staff. Lobby is huge, with plenty of tables to visit with friends, and a comfy sofa in front of a large TV.
Stephen, at the front desk, is incredibly helpful. When I needed a new TV remote, he personally delivered a new one to make sure it worked. Julie, in group sales, is also terrific and made it really easy to set up a group reservation at great rates.
Complimentary breakfast is better than most with a wide variety of hot/cold items. Coffee, tea, cocoa available 24/7.
Rooms are good sized, with comfortable bedding, functional desk, free wi-fi which works well, and large bathrooms that are well-appointed.
Conveniently located right off I-33 near the beautiful Ohio U campus. Walking distance from an Applebee's restaurant, and less than 5 min drive to many other shops/restaurants along State Street, the main drag.
April 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dsgyt 5 Star Customer Service!
I have to say, this property is amazing with regards to customer service- they have a well trained staff. Employees were going above and beyond to meet the needs of the guests- from management to custodial. It is a refreshing change, in these times.
Even though there was a snag in bookings, it was quickly addressed and compensated for. Overall, a much enjoyed stay- Thank you!!
April 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by goirishjb25 Great stay
Great place to stay! Super staff! I recommend this place to anyone
April 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by redbear1 Comfortable room and outstanding breakfast(the cinnamon rolls).
This Holiday Inn Express is very conveniently located for us in Athens. Plenty of free parking, and quite a few restaurants within walking distance. Hot tub and pool were very nice and those rolls for breakfast are sometimes the deciding factor as to where we stay.
April 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BBM40 Nice Room
A little disappointed with where the room was. We were between the baseball players rooms and it was rather noisy and it was a room above the pool. Should have been put in a better location. I was not greeted as a Priority Club member which was the first. It is really no big deal but always have been. I know they were busy so maybe that is why. We still had a nice visit with our family.
March 29, 2013
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