295 East Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601 United States (USA)
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4.0 Star Downtown Spa or Beach Resort in Clarke County
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4.5/ 5

Based on 525 guest reviews

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  • Outdoor pool at hotel
  • Airport shuttle available
  • The Avg. Group Saves 23.1%!
  • Access to gym on-site
  • 122 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Check out: 12:00pm
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10
  • 9 meeting rooms in property

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Room Types

Check Rates1228sf Suite King Sofa Bed Refridgerator Keurig Coffee 42in TV Triple Sheeted Beds Complimentary WiF
Check Rates2 Bedroom Suite 1435sqft King and 2 Queen Garden Tub Kitchenette Dining For 6 Refridgerator Coffee M
Check Rates320 Sqft ADA Accessible King Down Duvet WiFi Refridgerator 42 in TV Docking Station Keurig Brewers
Check Rates320 Sqft ADA Accessible King Down Duvet WiFi Refridgerator 42 in TV Docking Station Keurig Brewers A
Check Rates320 Sqft King Down Duvet WiFi Refridgerator 42 Flat Screen TV Ipod Docking Keurig Brewers
Check Rates320sqft 2 Queen Down Duvet WiFi Refridgerator 42 in TV Docking Station Keurig Brewers
Check Rates375 Sqft King Refrigerator Keurig Coffee 42in TV Triple Sheeted Beds Complimentary WiFi Docking
Check Rates635 Suite King Sofa Sleeper Refridgerator Living Space 42in TV Triple Sheeted Bed Complimentary WiFi
Check Rates915 Sqft King Bed and Sofa Sleeper WiFi Living Room Hardwood Floors Refridgerator Coffee Maker
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Check RatesGraduate King Accessible
Check RatesGraduate Queen Queen
Check RatesHoyt House Classic
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Check RatesHoyt House Grand Suite
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Local Attractions

University of Georgia, Downtown Athens area, State Botanical Gardens

Verified Reviews of Graduate Athens

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"What An Amazing Experience At Graduate Athens"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Our swim team booked a group of rooms for a swimming championship. We booked the Graduate Hotel. Our parents couldn't stop talking about the hotel. It is a different hotel in that it is decorated in both academia and old Georgia style. There is a large lounge which had bands playing every night. It is great to be able to walk outside of your room and go to a night club without driving. I would highly recommend staying at the Graduate Hotel to anyone looking for a fun place to stay in downtown Athens, GA.
(Meeting planner, booked 25 rooms), from US flag
23-Feb-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Feb 18 to Sun Feb 22 2015 at a $114.00 group rate (11% discount).
"Quite Accommodating"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Room was very clean and the staff was helpful and friendly.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
03-Feb-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Feb 01 to Sun Feb 02 2014 at a $109.00 average nightly rate.

Customer Reviews of Graduate Athens

4.5 out of 5. Based on 514 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Welcome to Graduate Athens – where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay.Perhaps you've noticed our Graduate hotel has made a home in the Foundry, where blacksmiths crafted famed works like the UGA Arch and the Double-Barreled Cannon. We're located near downtown and just a short walk from the scenic and historic UGA campus. Our boutique hotel has crafted the perfect setting for a wedding, company meet up and is the all-around smartest place to stay in Athens, GA.The Foundry, our music venue, was reimagined to honor the site's roots and preserve this piece of Athens' fine past. The multi-tiered venue welcomes crystal clear views, stellar acoustics and a place to celebrate with craft brews, fine food and new artists.So whether you're dropping in for a show, showing off the Alma mater or attending a meeting here in town, our Graduate hotel is here to make it memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip smart staff (#humblebrag) can guide you around Georgia's finest – so that you feel like a local – even if it's your first time in Athens.Sit back with a copy of The Red and Black, grab a Terrapin Liquid Bliss and bite at the Foundry – this is the good life in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.Our Athens boutique hotel 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. This is Graduate – get ready to be inspired.“Ever crowned with praise and glory Georgia, hail to thee!”

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00pm
Check Out:12:00pm
Year of Last Renovation:2014
Corridors:Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:122
Handicap Rooms:2
Room Windows:Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:9 View Spaces
Meeting Space: sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 1.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:3pm - 11:30pm
Pool Info:
Outdoor pool - opened from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Policies / Expenses
24 hour
Nightly Parking:0
Typical Group Deposit:200 Deposit
Total Taxes:14.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.00%
Occupancy Tax: 7.00%
City Tax: 0.00%
Country Tax: 0.00%
VAT: Value Added Tax: 0.00 VAT % Inclusive
GST: Goods and Services Tax: 0.00 GST %
PST: Provincial Sales Tax: 0.00 PST %
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 7.00%
Resort/Hotel Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Parking Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Cleaning Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 3.00 Per Item
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Power Surcharge Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Food and Beverage Service Charge:20.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge:20.00%
Banquet Bartender Fees:35.00 Per Hour
Chef Attendant Fees:75.00 Per Night
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:10.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:12.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost:14.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:16.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost:18.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:15.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:26.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:28.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 8.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 8.00 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee:24.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 2.00 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 2.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets allowed under 25 lbs - max of 2 pets Pet Fee $25.00 per pet. Additional pet cleaning fees may apply. Includes complimentary use of pet bed, pet dish & pet treats!

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Terrace
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Groome Transportation provides Atlanta airport shuttle at a charge of $34 each way. Round trip is $63.00 - Shuttle may pick up from hotel and go to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport 4:25 a.m. until 9:45 p.m. - Please call Groome Transportation to schedule service. Children 12 and under ride for free. (One child per each paying adult) All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All children under age 8, less than 57 inches tall and under 50 lbs. must be in an age-appropriate child restraint.

Local Shuttle Info: Complimentary shuttle available with a 10 mile radius.Complimentary shuttle available to Athens Ben Epps airport - please call hotel directly to schedule service.There is a charge of $45.00 for shuttles outside the 10 mile radius or if shuttle is requested for one hour or longer.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

Breakfast Information

Iron Works Cafe is located in our hotel lobby, and offers fresh hot coffee, latte, espresso, and cappucino.Also, assorted muffins and pastries, juices, breakfast sandwiches.Typical cost: $5 - $10

Previously known as:
Foundry Park Inn, Foundry Park Inn & Spa, Graduate Athens (Formerly Foundry Park Inn & Spa)

Group vs. Individual Rates at Graduate Athens

Rate fluctuations of Graduate Athens

The chart above shows trends of prices for both our group rates and the best individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group offer was placed. The best group/meeting rate displayed is 46.0% in the month of May 2016 and the highest average individual rate is $222 in the month of May 2017. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Graduate Athens in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Graduate Athens

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Graduate Athens.

Feel free to use the Graduate Athens meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Athens event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
The Foundry Ballroom 70 x 37 x 35 2590150/18012610862746214/11287220--
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The Foundry Ballroom

Room Type:
Total Size:
2590 Sq. Mi
70 x 37 x 35 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Photo of The Foundry Ballroom

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