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Athens Tennessee Hotels & Motels

Find the perfect hotel in Athens using our hotel guide provided below. Find cheap and/or discounted hotel rates in or near Athens, TN for your personal leisure or group travel. Discover the most favored Athens, Tennessee hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Athens area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Athens hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Athens Group Hotel Rates

If you visit Athens, Tennessee, in the near future, you'll get to see for yourself why Athens goes by the nickname "The Friendly City." Athens received its nickname was it was a close-knit agricultural community known for its Southern hospitality. As the city continued to grow industrially, it kept its noteworthy charm. Spend some time exploring Athens to experience the friendliness of this little city. More from this guide...

Athens Hotels/Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express Athens
+1-888-389-4121
1819 Holiday Dr., Athens, TN 37303
  • Midscale Rural hotel
  • Hotel has 6 suites
  • One of the best breakfast buffets
  • Most guests said the reception staff was ok
From$92
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Days Inn Athens - Athens
+1-888-675-2083
2541 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303
  • 2-star Highway property
  • Check in time: 3:00 P.M
  • Great service
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
Hampton Inn Athens
+1-800-716-8490
1821 Holiday Dr., Athens, TN 37303
  • Affordable hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
Econo Lodge - Athens
+1-800-805-5223
1827 Holiday Dr., Athens, TN 37303
  • Low Cost Rural property
  • 43 sleeping rooms in hotel
Motel 6 Athens Tn #4115
+1-888-965-1860
2002 Whitaker Rd., ATHENS, TENNESSEE 37303
  • Cheap property
  • Check-in: 2.00 PM
Americas Best Value Inn Athens, TN in Athens
+1-888-788-5576
2808 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303
  • Cheap hotel
  • Check-in: 14:00
Comfort Inn Athens
+1-888-897-9207
2811 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303
  • Economical Highway hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$90
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Athens Lodge - Athens
+1-888-311-4278
115 Liberty Branch Rd., Athens, TN 37303
  • Inexpensive Highway property
  • 8 suites in hotel
From$31
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sweetwater, an IHG Hotel
+1-888-469-4795
1116 Highway 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874 ~11.60 miles north of Athens
  • Three Star Rural property
  • Fitness center on property
From$104
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OYO Hotel Sweetwater TN West - Sweetwater
+1-888-734-9421
1421 Murrays Chapel Rd., Sweetwater, TN 37874 ~11.68 miles north of Athens
  • Cheap property
  • 2 floors in property
From$41
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Guest Inn : 180 Highway 68
+1-888-841-5292
180 Highway 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874 ~11.70 miles north of Athens
  • Cheap Highway property
  • 6 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Close to Interstate
  • Pool horrible
Days Inn by Wyndham Sweetwater
+1-888-455-5160
229 Highway 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874 ~11.74 miles northeast of Athens
  • 3 star Highway property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Fresh fruit
  • Easily accessible by car, said 100%
From$49
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Quality Inn West : 249 Highway 68
+1-888-965-8297
249 Highway 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874 ~11.79 miles northeast of Athens
  • 3-star hotel
  • 53 sleeping rooms in hotel
Rodeway Inn : 731 South Main St.
+1-888-906-6358
731 South Main St., Sweetwater, TN 37874 ~12.23 miles northeast of Athens
  • Economical hotel
  • Check in time: 14:00
Economy Inn - Sweetwater
+1-888-749-6785
207 Highway 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874 ~12.98 miles northeast of Athens
  • 2-star Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 11.00
From$30
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Motor Inns of America in Madisonville
+1-888-878-9982
4740 Highway 68, Madisonville, TN 37354 ~13.26 miles east of Athens
  • Midscale property
  • 2 floors in hotel
Grand Vista Hotel and Suites
+1-888-389-4485
117 Grand Vista Dr., Vonore, TN 37885 ~21.19 miles northeast of Athens
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Check in time: 15:00
Baymont by Wyndham Cleveland
+1-888-389-4121
360 Paul Huff Pkwy., Cleveland, TN 37312 ~21.93 miles southwest of Athens
  • 2-star Highway hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Staff was very friendly and helpful
  • Internet is average
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
+1-888-675-2083
4355 Holiday Inn Express Way, Cleveland, TN 37312 ~22.02 miles southwest of Athens
  • Low-priced Highway hotel
  • Gym is available on property
From$117
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Hampton Inn Cleveland, TN
+1-800-716-8490
4355 Frontage Rd., Cleveland, TN 37312 ~22.20 miles southwest of Athens
  • Mid-scale Rural hotel
  • Hotel has 97 rooms
  • Friendly service
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
Quality Inn in Cleveland
+1-800-805-5223
153 James Asbury Dr., Cleveland, TN 37312 ~22.32 miles southwest of Athens
  • 3 star Highway property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Clarion Inn - Cleveland
+1-888-965-1860
185 James Asbury Dr. Nw, Cleveland, TN 37312 ~22.36 miles southwest of Athens
  • 2 star Highway hotel
  • 59 rooms in property
Super 8 by Wyndham Cleveland - Cleveland
+1-888-788-5576
163 Bernham Dr., Cleveland, TN 37312 ~22.40 miles southwest of Athens
  • Low priced property
  • 46 sleeping rooms in hotel
Red Roof Inn & Suites Cleveland, TN
+1-888-897-9207
156 James Asbury Dr., Cleveland, TN 37312 ~22.44 miles southwest of Athens
  • Low-priced Highway hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham Spring City
+1-888-311-4278
22500 Rhea County Highway, Spring City, TN 37381 ~22.80 miles northwest of Athens
  • 2 star Rural hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
From$60
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Bar Chart: Upcoming 20 Days of Athens Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Athens, TN discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Athens hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Athens has a population of 13,458 and is the county seat of McMinn County. The Cherokee lived in the area at the time the first European explorers arrived. In 1819, the tribe signed the Calhoun Treaty, selling land that included all of what is currently McMinn County to the United States government. The county was then organized, and Athens was founded in 1822. Athens is between Knoxville and Chattanooga, providing easy access to both metropolitan areas.

Athens is tucked in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains near lakes, streams, and parks. The city is the home of Tennessee Wesleyan University and is known for arts, cultural, and outdoor activities, including hiking. It's a welcoming place with accommodations that will make you feel like you're home.

When are the best times to visit Athens, TN?

Athens has hot summers, so if you're looking for comfortable weather, spring and early fall are your best bets for traveling here, specifically from mid-April to the end of May and early to mid-September to the beginning of October. Average highs in summer range from 85 to 88 degrees, while April and May average highs of 71 and 78 degrees respectively. In September and October, average highs are 82 and 72 degrees respectively. Winter average highs range from 48 to 53 degrees, with average lows from 26 to 29 degrees.

June is the busiest month for tourism, followed by March and July, so book early if you're traveling in spring or summer. You could save a little by visiting in fall, but you'd save the most in winter if you don't mind cool temperatures.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Athens, TN:

seasonality of hotel rates in Athens

Athens by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in Athens, TN. You can use these line graphs to determine the cheapest seasons to book in Athens for your upcoming travels.

Are luxury hotels an option in the Athens, TN area?

4 Star Average Prices: $119.00

For an upscale place with more amenities and luxurious touches, try Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sweetwater in nearby Sweetwater. Your smartly decorated room will be equipped with a refrigerator and microwave, LED television with cable channels, desk, coffee/tea maker, and free Wi-Fi. After a long day of hiking or exploring, you can relax in your deep soaking bathtub. You can also take a dip in the indoor pool and work out in the fitness center. Complimentary hot breakfast is served each morning, and free newspapers are in the lobby.

In addition to standard guest rooms, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sweetwater offers executive rooms as well as suites with separate living quarters, sofa beds, and larger flat-screen TVs with expanded cable and HD channels. At this Holiday Inn, you'll be 15 minutes from The Lost Sea Adventure and Rock Springs Golf Course.

Comfort Inn Athens offers attractive contemporary rooms and spacious suites with pleasing amenities. All the rooms have plasma televisions with cable programming, coffee/tea makers, and free Wi-Fi. Suites are spacious and have extra amenities, such as whirlpool baths and sitting areas. The hotel has a business center, free hot breakfast, and a welcoming lobby with free newspapers. You can enjoy the indoor pool and spa tub. You'll be a few minutes from Athens Regional Park and 4 miles from the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum.

Does Athens, TN have affordable hotel options?

3 Star Average Prices: $104.42

If you'll be out most of the day exploring, a basic hotel with affordable rates might be the perfect accommodation. Scottish Inns has a seasonal outdoor pool so you can cool off after a long hike. Rooms have queen or king beds and TVs with cable and HBO. Some rooms have refrigerators so you can keep snacks and drinks on hand. Complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning. You can read a free newspaper while you eat and then head to nearby Athens Regional Park.

Motel 6 Athens is another budget choice that positions you near Athens Regional Park and the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum. Rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, desks, LED televisions with cable programming, and free wireless internet access. Motel 6 is pet-friendly so that you can bring your dog with you on your mountain adventure in Athens.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Athens

2 Star Average Prices: $75.79

2 Star Hotel Prices in Athens

Where can you find the best discounts in Athens, TN?

Seniors and AAA members can get discounted rates at Red Roof Inn Etowah – Athens, TN. You'll be 10 minutes from Ridgewood Golf Club and Cook Park, 8 miles from Heritage Park, and 9 miles from Veterans Memorial Park. Rooms come with refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screen TVs with cable programming, desks, coffee/tea makers, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a complimentary breakfast, a business center, a meeting room, and fitness facilities. Upgrade to a Superior Room for upscale bedding, extra pillows, and a snack box.

Econo Lodge in Athens offers senior and AAA discounts. The hotel is less than 4 miles from the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum. Affordable rates will get you a spacious room with a refrigerator, microwave, 37-inch flat-screen TV with cable, free Wi-Fi, and a deep soaking bathtub. You'll have a desk and free bottled water in your room as well. The hotel serves a complimentary continental breakfast every morning.

What are the best hotels in Athens, TN?

Days Inn is in the heart of Athens just three minutes from Athens Regional Park and other attractions in the city. The hotel is a great accommodation for the money, offering spacious rooms with refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screen TVs with cable programming, in-room tea and coffee, and free wireless internet access. The hotel provides complimentary breakfast and newspapers. Swim some laps in the large outdoor pool or catch some rays in one of the poolside chairs.

Super 8 by Wyndham Athens is highly rated among guests, who praise the convenient location, friendly service, and comfortable beds. The rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screen TVs with premium channels, and free high-speed internet service. You can enjoy coffee both in your room and in the lobby.

Does Athens,Tennessee have activities and attractions?

The McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is a must-see attraction. Thirty permanent exhibits contain more than 10,000 artifacts that illustrate the history and culture of Southeast Tennessee from the 1700s to the 1940s. Explore the history of Native Americans in McMinn County; in the Cherokee Indian exhibit, you'll learn more about the Cherokee Removal, known as the Trail of Tears. You'll also see exhibits on the USS Charles R. Ware, African-American history, veteran history, and the Battle of Athens, in which returning World War II veterans took over the county government. The museum also offers rotating exhibits and special events.

Try your hand at one of four area golf courses: Ridgewood Golf Club, Springbrook Golf & Country Club, White Oaks Golf Course, or Willow Springs Golf Course.

You can also take the kids on a tour of Mayfield Dairy Farm to see the process of milk being bottled and try some ice cream.

FAQs about hotels in Athens

What are the most favored hotels in Athens?

OYO Hotel Sweetwater TN West, Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham Spring City are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the 4-5 star hotels in Athens?

Holiday Inn Express Athens, Hampton Inn Athens and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sweetwater, an IHG Hotel are the top 3 luxury hotels near Athens city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Athens?

Holiday Inn Express Athens, Days Inn Athens, and Hampton Inn Athens are the properties closest to Athens city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Athens cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Athens can be as cheap as $75.79 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Athens cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Athens has been $104.42 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Athens cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Athens has been $119.00 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Athens?

OYO Hotel Sweetwater TN West, Athens Lodge and Douglas Inn And Suites are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Athens?

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Cleveland and Fairfield Inn N Stes Marriott are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Athens?

Sleep Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn Athens and Quality Inn West are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Athens?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Holiday Inn Express Dayton, an IHG Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Athens are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler reviews of Athens, TN

Below are reviews of the city of Athens, TN from an actual visitor's perspective.

"First stay in Athens"
Score 5.0 / 5

This was my first stay in Athens. It was close to a lot of different places that we enjoyed. I found it easy to get around.

Shirley H., from 04-Nov-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Athens, TN shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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