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Lake Norman, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The only room we could find in Athens in order to stay after the GA/GA Tech game. It's definitely convenient to campus and downtown but you can tell it was an old apartment building! Still could use some sprucing up! Love the themes throughout the hotel!

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Copperhill, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice place and friendly people! Room was clean and nice. We will visit again! Wonderful location, walking distance to downtown and university. Great food at the Foundry. Overall very good experience.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed one night for UGA game. Quaint 2-story hotel recently renovated with retro decor and an 'old school' theme. Clean rooms, friendly staff. Park directly in front of your room. Great downtown location. Would stay here again.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Taradella, Thank you for choosing our hotel during your trip to see the UGA game. We appreciate your thorough review and are happy to read that you enjoyed so many aspects of our hotel. Should you return for another game again soon, we would love to have you back. Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stay here every Thanksgiving to meet up with family in Bogart. Graduate Athens is pet friendly which is a huge plus for us as we always travel with our Dooley! We enjoy the Normaltown Flyers on Thanksgiving Eve and that has become an annual tradition! Thanks again!

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear justjoan18, It is our absolute pleasure to have become part of your family’s annual Thanksgiving traditions. We’re thrilled that our pet-friendly policy is so convenient for you, and that you’ve had a chance to check out our live entertainment at The Foundry. We look forward to welcoming the two of you (and Dooley, too!) back to Graduate Athens next... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great hotel and pet friendly. Location was perfect to visit our UGA student. Only complaint was housekeeping was inconsistent, sometimes perfect but one day they did not come back as we were in the room when they first came by.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear 71carolynl, Thank you for choosing our hotel while you were visiting your student at UGA. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback on our housekeeping services. Please know that we will be looking into the issues you have described to see where we may be able to improve in the future. Next time you visit UGA,... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit skeptical after reading some negative comments but the Graduate hotel exceeded my expectations. Yes, it is true that the place looks like a motel from the outside and that you park your car in front of your room, which can lead to noise. However, the room was really nice, with super original retro decor touches, and... More 

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear Piolina, We’re thrilled to hear that we exceeded your expectations with a fabulous stay. It’s wonderful that you enjoyed our retro design aesthetic, Malin & Goetz products, and plush bed, among other features in your guest room. The Foundry is always a great place to stop by for delicious food and live entertainment, and we’re happy to hear you... More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absoloutly fantastic hotel. Surroundings beautiful in every way. Friendly staff and nice room. The blend of kitch and contemporary was nicely balanced. We only stayed the one night but would have wanted to stay longer. Definately a place to come back to. Good location on the outskirts of Downtown only minutes to restaurants, bars and shopping.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear SibbaSvav, Thank you for choosing us during your visit to Athens. From our scenic surroundings to our friendly staff and convenient location, it sounds like you found a lot to love about our hotel. We hope that the next time you visit you’ll be able to extend your stay by a few days and enjoy discovering even more aspects... More 

Vista, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel a lot domestic and international. The Graduate is now on our TOP 10 Best Places to Stay in the World. Great proximity to a vibrant college downtown, friendly and helpful staff, super fun decor and the Lattes are yummy!

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear kerryh907, It is such an honor to hear that we are one of your favorite hotels, especially considering how well traveled you are. We’re thrilled you enjoyed our proximity to downtown, our friendly staff, and our design features. We would love to welcome you back for another latte again soon! Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager More 

Evans
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The details in the decor are amazing! All employees were very helpful and super nice... and the shuttle was a perfect addition we weren't expecting. Will definitely be back and recommending to friends and family!

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear abedelen, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We’re thrilled that you appreciated all the details we put into our unique décor, and it’s wonderful to hear that our employees made such an impression on you. Please know that we’re looking forward to your next visit already! Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager More 

York, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Character and charm describe this wonderful hotel. Amazing hospitality and very accommodating staff. Our entire family enjoyed our visit to Athens to see a Georgia Bulldogs football game. Staying at the Graduate was a bonus. Thank you for making our stay a pleasurable one!

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Athens, responded to this review

Dear jacklR1612PS, We’re happy to hear that your family had such a wonderful time with us. It was our pleasure to show you topnotch hospitality and make sure that your every need was accommodated for. We hope to see you again soon for another game "between the hedges." Go Dawgs! Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Graduate Athens - where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay. We are located a short walk from the UGA campus and downtown Athens. Whether you're dropping in for a show at the Foundry, our multi-tiered music venue, or in town showing off the Alma Mater, our warm, friendly whip smart staff will be your compass guide - so you can feel like a local, even if it's your first time in town. Get ready for a night like you've never had before. Get ready to be inspired. Here at Graduate Athens, we believe life is a timeless journey filled with memory making stops, extraordinary rites of passage and all of the courageous leaps of faith that get us where we're going. Just beyond the historic brick facade lies our very own Southern village. While Graduate tips a hand to its historic roots, it has fully embraced the southern Renaissance in all of its artistic edge and glory. Everything you need is right here-whether you're in town to wind up or unwind. Our rooms are ready for a night like you've never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner including Malin & Goetz amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel lobby is caffeinated with just the right blend of grab and go goodness. Think home baked eats and a selection of the best brews. We've got just the right shot of espresso to pair with your morning news at Iron Works Coffee. The Foundry, our historic music venue served as the original iron foundry, and was reimagined to honor the site's roots and preserve this piece of Athens' fine past. The multi-tiered structure and soaring beams welcome crystal clear views, stellar acoustics and a place to celebrate the detail and dedication to craft. The Foundry Bar & Grill stocks every local beer imaginable and offers fun fresh fare whether you are catching a new artist or you're just looking for a place in town to hang out and make some history of your own. At Graduate we are all about the R&R and making your acquaintance. Melt away your stress, unplug from the world and indulge in a few hours of off the grid me time. Let us know which spa service serves you best, and we can make it happen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Graduate Athens

Address: 295 East Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: $144 - $405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Graduate Athens 4*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Foundry Park Hotel Athens
Foundry Park Inn
Park Inn Athens
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#1 Family Hotel in Athens
#1 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#3 Business Hotel in Athens
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“Good walking location for bars and night life.”
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“I personally like the 2nd floor rooms where no one is walking on top of you.”
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