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.
The staff are very nice and very attentive. The rooms are clean and the hotel is within walking distance to downtown areas.[Less]
Quick stay in Athens
By georgia visitor2
Always a pleasure to stay at the Holiday Inn in Athens. The location is prefect and the staff are always pleasant.[Less]
Everything was perfect, the staff, the room, even the towels. The only reason I wouldn't give it 4 out of 5 stars for value is because there was no free breakfast in the morning. (I would have been[More] just fine with free bagels)
If I come to Athens again I will most likely be staying at this hotel.[Less]
I enjoyed everything about our stay. The only problem we had was addressed in a timely matter. The lack of signage on the Atlanta Highway made it a little difficult to find at first. I wish it was[More] closer to downtown, because of that we won't likely stay at this hotel again in Athens. It did however open our eyes to this brand and we were impressed. Will always check this brand in future travels.[Less]
Fantastic hotel for the price!
I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. My room was spacious with high ceilings. It was also very quiet. I would definitely stay here again.[Less]
Clean, Comfortable Room
The room was well-equipped, clean, and comfortable. The staff I encountered was courteous and professional, and the motel is located close to many restaurants and shopping centers.[Less]
Neat and clean place to stay
Very comfortable, relaxing stay. Close to meeting location, UGA and restuarants. Polite, helpful staff, answered questions about sites to see in area.
Helpful staff in dinning area, which was very[More] neat and clean.[Less]
Friendly staff and great rooms!
By Chicken Man
Very friendly staff; they were interested in me as a person, and not just another guest "passing through". Excellent facilities.[Less]
For a hotel breakfast this hotel had the best . The staff was,great also. The beds was clean and soft . We slept pretty well. The rest of the room was clean as well. The room over all was pretty good[More] it could use a little remodeling it wasn't as nice as some i have stayed in but it was still pretty good over all stay[Less]