Stay in our Holiday Inn® Athens hotels to discover this hotbed of trend-setting musicality. Athens, Georgia, calls itself the ultimate college town, but it's also a gracious Southern city of a certain age, with a sleepy pace and beautiful antebellum homes.
Book a stay at our hotels in Athens and see why it's considered a musical laboratory for budding rock stars. Live music streams out of clubs and cafes orbiting the University of Georgia campus. Pick up the free Athens Music History Walking Tour at the Athens Welcome Center, and see the legendary venues where native bands like R.E.M. and the B-52s got their start. Chartered in 1785, UG is one of the oldest universities in the country. Stroll storied Old North Campus, with crisscrossing greenswards lined with old oaks, magnolias and elks. Or spend a languid hour or two under the wisteria-clad arbors in the State Botanical Garden of Georgia-entry is free. Reopening in early 2011 after a major expansion, the Georgia Museum of Art includes works by Georgia O'Keefe, Stuart Davis, and Andrew Wyeth. If you're pressed for time, an easy and convenient way to explore the city's historic sights is on the 1-hour Classic City Tour from the Athens Welcome Center.
The city's culinary landscape is as electric as its music scene. Award-winning eateries rub shoulders with modest soul-food joints downtown, close to our Athens hotels. The city's club and bar scene reflects the local passion for music of all genres. Head downtown to the 40 Watt Club, still promoting edgy musical artists after 30 years.
Make our Athens hotels your convenient base for enjoying this Georgia college town, with a vibrant music scene in a historic Old South setting.
This is a nice, quiet location for business or pleasure. I highly recommend it.[Less]
Enjoyed our stay. It was comfortable.
This was a pretty good value for this type of hotel. I always appreciate having the kitchenette. So I was able to make use of that and fix breakfast for us[Less]
Candlewood Suites Athens
I must say that my stay at this hotel (June 21-23) was very good. They provided the extra pillows that I requested when I booked my room and it was very much appreciated. The gazebo with the grills[More] came in handy it allowed those that I traveled with a nice place to relax and have a good time without disturbing the other guest. The only thing that they need to work on is how to make the coffee in the cupboard.[Less]
Kind and friendly Staff
The Staff was great! The only unpleasant thing was the rock hard bed.[Less]
Holiday Inn in Madison
This hotel is very nice, in a pretty quiet area, and has recently been remodeled. I have stayed here numerous times for work over the last 2 years.[Less]
The matress covers made noise when ever you moved. I am a light sleeper. Was bothersome to me.[Less]
location was great, rooms clean staff was great. love the ideal of parking and walking to downtown area[Less]
The hotel exceeded my expectations! The overall atmosphere of this hotel was very pleasant.[Less]
This is a nice hotel that always meets our expectations! The staff is usually great, and the place is always clean! I love where it is located in relationship to the Classic Center![Less]