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Holiday Inn Express Athens

1819 Holiday Drive , Athens, Tennessee 37303

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Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

  • Mayfield Dairy
  • Tennessee Wesleyan College
  • McMinn Co. Living Heritage Museum
  • Lost Sea
  • Denso Inc.
  • Johns Manville
  • Johnson Controls, Inc
  • Knoxville Zoo
  • Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Chattanooga Aquarium
  • Ruby Falls


City Name: ATHENS

Direction from City Center to Hotel: North West

Distance from Hotel: 4 MI/ 6.44 KM



Closest Convention Center: Athens Convention Center

Distance from Hotel: 1 MI/ 1.61 KM South East

Convenience Store: 0.25 MI/ 0.4 KM South

Must See

Must See

About 30 minutes from our Athens, TN hotel is the Lost Sea, a massive underground lake that is definitely a must-see for any visitor. You can simply tour the cave and take a boat trip on the lake, or take it to the next level and go spelunking.

Must Do

Must Do

If you're a cyclist, biker or road enthusiast, our Athens, Tennessee hotel's location is ideal for you. We're near the scenic Cherohala Skyway as well as the Dragon Back, which has more hairpin turns than any other 13-mile stretch of road in the U.S. While here, check out the Great Smokey Mountains a brief drive.

  • Shoney's

    Serves breakfast in the morning hours, then lunch and dinner. Has a variety of foods to choose from. Within .5 miles from the hotel.

    Location: 0.3 MI/ 0.48 KM East

    Serves: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

  • Waffle House

    Open 24 hours a day with a variety of menu options including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Within walking distance from the hotel.

    Location: 0.1 MI/ 0.16 KM South

    Serves: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

    Location: 1 MI/ 1.61 KM West

    Serves: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

  • Open Door Cafe

    This quaint cafe offers a wide cuisine with warm atmosphere. It is located downtown on the courthouse square and offers rich knowledge of the local history.

    Location: 4 MI/ 6.44 KM West

    Serves: Dinner, Dessert

    Phone Number: 11-423-7443020

Don't Go Home Without

Don't Go Home Without

Whether visiting for business or pleasure, be sure to check out the little gems in the area such as: Strikers Winery, the Scenic Rail in Etowah or the Air Museum at the McMinn County airport. If diving is your thing, McMinn County offers a top notch diving school located at a deep pool quarry.

Smart Tips

Since our area has four distinct and beautiful seasons, anytime is a great time to visit Athens, Tennessee. Our hotel's location in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains also makes it easy to take in the beautiful mountain scenery.