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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Not bad but nothing special. We just needed a decent place to stay for a night and it got the job done. Staff seemed friendly and we didn't have any problems. The room seemed pretty clean and we would stay there again for a short stay.

Thank Steven H
TrippMoore170, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us, Steven H! While we wait for the new building to open, our business model is clean rooms at an affordable price. It's good to hear that we are living up to those standards! You're certainly welcome to stay with us again in the future, just give us a...

Augusta, United States
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This hotel is outdated and no one seems to have ever cared. There are bugs, blood stains, and sticky carpet floors. Spend the extra 20$ a night and go somewhere else. I have slept on kitchen floors that were cleaner.

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Thank matthewlF547YJ
TrippMoore170, Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

We appreciate your criticism, matthewlF547YJ. I can assure you that bugs, blood stains, and sticky floors are NOT the norm for us. I've shared this review with the executive housekeeper so that we may avoid this issue in the future. I hope you'll give us another shot. Mention this review and we can set you up with a deeply discounted...

Lakeland, Florida
Reviewed 31 December 2016

It is an average property. I've been staying there for 20 years when I go to Athens. It hasn't really changed much. Parking is convenient to the room. With the construction, it's a hassle having to drive to get breakfast.

Thank l2jarvis
TrippMoore170, Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us, l2jarvis! We apologize for the location of our breakfast area while we undergo these major renovations. Thanks for understanding while we expand and thank you for continuing to stay with us! We hope to see you soon!

Alma, Georgia
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Good price and location. Housekeeping could do a little better cleaning and the sink and shower was slow. Parking is a little tight and I will be glad when construction of the new part of the motel is complete.

Thank Mark J
TrippMoore170, Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

We appreciate your review, Mark J! I'm glad to hear that your stay with us was overall a pleasant one. I'm sorry to hear you found our housekeeping subpar. I've passed along your review to the executive housekeeper to avoid this problem in the future. We hope you'll stay with us again!

Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 29 December 2016

For several years I have stayed at Best Western when traveling to Athens. In fact, it is a regular stop for me. The staff are very polite, manner-able, and best of all they remember your name when you show back up. The beds/rooms are clean, internet is great, and within good walking distance to the many amenities downtown and even...

Thank Malik W
TrippMoore170, Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

Thanks for your glowing review, Malik! We definitely enjoy seeing your smiling face around here. Let us know next time you're in town; we've always got a room for you!

Washington, North Carolina
Reviewed 15 December 2016

OK, the positive: 1. good water pressure in the shower. 2. clean sheets. 3. (Most important) Pet friendly. Negative: 1. There for 3 nights and no wi fi til last night there, and reported to front desk 3 times. 2. Front desk; college students who seemed very intimidated by any approach or feedback. Previous yrs desk reception was more professional....

Thank mcrba
TrippMoore170, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

I'm deeply sorry to hear about your most recent stay with us, mcrba. This is not the norm for us. I'm glad we were at least able to provide you with clean sheets and a room for yourself and your furry companion. I am personally attending to each issue you mentioned so that it does not happen with our other...

Reviewed 5 December 2016

They're under construction but that didn't bother me since the rooms aren't under construction. It's a new building they're erecting. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the service was impeccable

Thank Ernesto T
TrippMoore170, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind review! We thank you for bearing with us while we expand. We hope to see you again soon!

Perkins, United States
Reviewed 22 November 2016

5 Star. The rooms were clean, smelled good to. The beds were fresh and cozy. There were some work being done on the place but nothing that got in our way. The only issue we did have was with the parking. Had to walk so far to get to and from the room. The staff was nice. I would consider...

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Thank L7604QWlisat
TrippMoore170, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, L7604QWlisat! It makes me happy to know that our team was able to provide you with a restful night's sleep. I also want to say thanks for understanding that we are undergoing major renovations. We hope you'll stay with us next time you're in town! You're always welcome here.

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The room was between shabby and sordid ( a heavily stained armchair and chipped paint everywhere). The bed was comfortable. The breakfast was adequate. The staff were friendly. As you have to walk to the street and up the hill to have breakfast a shortcut from the motel to the front desk would be very helpful, especially in bad weather.

2Thank travellingsenior2016
TrippMoore170, Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

I appreciate your feedback, travellingsenior2016. I would like to express my condolences regarding the issues you experienced in your room. As for the breakfast location, it is only temporary while we expand our property. Soon there will not be a small hike to the front lobby from the rooms. We hope to see you again!

Cutler Bay, United States
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Part of the hotel is under construction. A new tower is being built where it appeared the pool and other amenities used to be. The rooms were about a block away from the office. We were greeted by an unfriendly person who asked us nothing. After putting all of our luggage into our room, we found that the toilet did...

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1Thank Margaret S
TrippMoore170, Manager at BEST WESTERN Athens, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, Margaret S! I'm truly sorry about the subpar experience you had at our hotel. I promise you this is not the norm. The major renovations we are undergoing have caused us many problems and believe me, we can't wait for it to be done with. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Best Western Athens is conveniently located near the beautiful University of Georgia Campus and is a proud member of Coach Mark Richt's UGA Football Dawg family. The hotel is surrounded by Pre-Civil War Antebellum homes which now serve as boutique shops, as well as UGA sorority and fraternity houses. Conveniently located less than a mile away, you will find the Athens Downtown shopping area which includes musical night life, and award winning restaurants. For passing travelers, the Best Western motel is conveniently located located near 441 North and South, with a staff ready to assist with any traveling questions. Make sure to stop by the world-famous Varsity Restaurant located right across the street! Best Western Athens is pleased to announce that we are now under construction on our new tower that will sit just off of historic Milledge Avenue. With this project, we will become a Best Western Plus upon completion. In the tower, we will be adding 55 guest rooms that will be interior corridor and 100% smoke free. All guests will have access to a hot complimentary breakfast every morning- next to this breakfast area will be meeting space that can host all kinds of events from wedding parties to business meetings. Guests will also have access to a 600 square foot workout facility as well as a spa to relax in during their free time. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi of course, and access to a business center that can be utilized to print documents if necessary. The future looks bright for us here at Best Western Athens! ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Athens

Address: 170 North Milledge Ave., Corner of Broad St. and Milledge Ave., Athens, GA 30601-3802
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
Price Range: $94 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Athens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Best Western Athens Hotel Athens
Best Western Colonial Hotel
Athens Best Western
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#2 Green Hotel in Athens
#7 Business Hotel in Athens
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“Rooms open to parking lot.”
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“Don't choose any until remodeling is completed.”
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“Choose as far from the construction as possible as that also makes it a shorter walk outside for breakfast. Upstairs quieter.”
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