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.
Since our hotel's location in Athens, GA places you just a few blocks from the University of Georgia, you will completely forget why you need a car with everything so close by. Take advantage of our great downtown location and visit the UGA campus, and over 75 eateries within a 5 block radius.
This was a great hotel. Everything was very clean. I was not able to have breakfast at the hotel, but noticed a wide variety of options. The pool closes at 10:00, which seemed early, but wasn't a big[More]
deal. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay. [Less]
The breakfast offered a wide range of choices that might be expected to appear and, perhaps a one that was not--an automated pancake maker. I am a big fan of biscuits and gravy and am always happy to[More]
see that choice. Overall, however, I felt that there was too much emphasis on choices that were high in starches, sugar, and/or fat. There was a much more limited range of healthier choices available. [Less]