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Athens Georgia Accommodations

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The Athens center point is around the area of Downtown Athens and the area of The Classic Center.

In Athens, you can explore eclectic museums, shop in funky boutiques and record stores, and treat yourself to great food and music. Esquire magazine voted The Globe the third top bar in the United States in 2007. Some of music's biggest names got their start in Athens, including R.E.M. and the B-52s. Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Cab Calloway all performed at the historic Morton Theatre. In addition, Forbes called Athens, Georgia, one of America's prettiest towns. It's the home of the University of Georgia, the largest college in Georgia and the first state-chartered university in the United States. More from this guide...

Athens Hotels & Accommodations

Graduate Athens - Athens 295 East Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • High end Downtown property
  • 8 suites in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5 Read Reviews Call
Hotel Indigo Athens in Athens 500 College Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Nice rooms
  • Within walking distance of downtown
Very Good 4.5 /5 Latest Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Athens University Area
197 East Broad St., Athens, GA 30601
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 7 suites
  • Hotel buildings could use some improvement
  • Excellent location
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Athens Ga - Athens 390 East Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 4 suites in hotel
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
  • Rooms in need of an update
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Ga Gameday Center : 250 West Broad St. 250 West Broad St., Athens, GA 30601
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Shuttle to airport available
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Athens Ga. in Athens 166 North Finley St., Athens, GA 30601
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
  • Clean rooms
  • City centre within easy reach, said 100%
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call
Holiday Inn Express Athens
513 West Broad St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • Regular internet service
Very Good 4.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call
Best Western Athens - Athens
170 North Milledge Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Economy Downtown hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Iron did not work
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call
Wingate by Wyndham Athens Ga : 255 North Ave. 255 North Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
  • Comfortable beds
  • Nice breakfast selections
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call
Hampton Inn in Athens 2220 West Broad St., Athens, GA 30606
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Clean
  • Clean room
Very Good 4.5 /5 Hotel Reviews Call
Country Inn & Suites - Athens 236 Old Epps Bridge Rd., Athens, GA 30606
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Very Good 4.5 /5 Review Score Call
Howard Johnson Athens 2465 West Broad St., Athens, GA 30606
  • Inexpensive property
  • 2 floors in property
Average 3.0 /5 Reviews Call
Microtel Inn in Athens 1050 Ultimate Dr., Athens, GA 30606
  • Two star hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Stains on the sheets
  • Service is adequate
Average 3.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call
Comfort Inn & Suites 3980 Atlanta Highway, Bogart, GA 30622 ~5.28 miles west of Athens
  • 2 star Suburban property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Bathroom big
  • Clean Rooms
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call
Candlewood Suites Athens 156 Classic Rd., Athens, GA 30606
  • Inexpensive Suburban hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Rather comfortable
  • Polite staff
Average 3.5 /5 Review Score Call
Sleep Inn & Suites in Athens
109 Florence Dr., Athens, GA 30622
  • Two star Rural property
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Staff was wonderful
  • Shower can be a problem
Average 3.5 /5 Latest Reviews Call
Red Roof Inn & Suites Commerce - Commerce 30747 Hghway 441 South, Commerce, GA 30529 ~19.04 miles north of Athens
  • 2-star Highway property
  • Check in time: 3:00
Very Good 4.5 /5 Reviews Call
Best Western Winder Hotel in Winder
177 West Athens St., Winder, GA 30680 ~20.46 miles west of Athens
  • Inexpensive Rural hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Hotel could use some updating
  • Almost all guests thought the building wasn't nice
Average 3.0 /5 Read Reviews Call
Hampton Inn Commerce - Commerce
153 Hampton Court, Commerce, GA 30529 ~20.70 miles north of Athens
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 61 rooms in hotel
  • Amenities are not the best
  • Approx. half of guests said rooms were dirty
Average 3.5 /5 Recent Reviews Call
Howard Johnson Inn - Commerce 148 Eisenhower Dr., Commerce, GA 30529 ~21.04 miles north of Athens
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Right next to Interstate
  • Bathroom needs cleaning
Average 3.0 /5 Review Score Call
Super 8 Commerce : 152 Eisenhower Dr.
152 Eisenhower Dr., Commerce, GA 30529 ~21.04 miles north of Athens
  • Two-star Highway property
  • Check-in: 2:00P.M.
  • Large outlet mall
  • Clerk was great about that
Average 3.0 /5 Reviews Call
Best Western Commerce Inn 157 Eisenhower Dr., Commerce, GA 30529 ~21.07 miles north of Athens
  • Two star Highway hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Comfortable
  • The majority of guests enjoyed the furniture
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites 165 Eisenhower Dr., Commerce, GA 30529 ~21.10 miles north of Athens
  • Low Cost Highway property
  • Check-in: 2.00 pm
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call
Travelodge Commerce
267 Steven B Tanger Blvd., Commerce, GA 30529 ~21.14 miles north of Athens
  • 2-star hotel
  • Great location
  • Impressive bathroom
Very Good 4.5 /5 Guest Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Commerce Tanger
30539 Highway 441 South, Commerce, GA 30529 ~21.16 miles north of Athens
  • 3 star property
  • Great service
  • Timely housekeeping service
Average 3.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call
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When to Visit Athens, Georgia

Football fans visit Athens in fall and winter for University of Georgia Bulldogs games. The best time to visit for everyone else is in summer, when the weather is nice and kids are out of school. You can also attend AthFest, a music and arts festival that starts June 22nd, 2016. It showcases over 100 bands on three free outdoor stages. Arrested Development will headline on Saturday night. There's also a Club Crawl on Friday and Saturday that spans 14 Athens music venues. The annual festival supports AthFest Educates, a group that teaches kids about music and art.

Hotel rates are more expensive in summer, so you may want to visit in spring or fall if you don't plan to go to AthFest. That way, you can save money and still enjoy outdoor fun.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Athens

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average price trends by star rating class in Athens, GA. Analyze these line graphs to determine the least expensive time to book a room in Athens for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Athens, Georgia

4 Star Average Prices: $141.88

In Athens, you can treat yourself at a variety of luxury getaways. Hotel Indigo is just a couple of blocks from Classic Center, and it has a stylish, modern look. The rooms have MP3 docking stations, flat-screen TVs, free wireless internet access, desks, and complimentary newspapers. The bathrooms have designer toiletries, and there's a fitness center, a bar and restaurant with live entertainment, a business center with meeting rooms, and even an art gallery with works from local artists. Dry cleaning or laundry service and cooked-to-order breakfasts are also available, and pets are allowed.

Hotel Indigo is LEED Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. This means the building is eco-friendly, with energy-efficient heating and air conditioning and large windows for lots of natural light. The walls in the lobby are reclaimed wood, and the furniture in the rooms came from a regional manufacturer. The hotel even donates used soap bars to the Global Soap Project.

The Hilton Garden Inn is also just a few minutes away from Classic Center, and the rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, cable LCD TVs, complimentary wireless Internet access, safes, and desks. You can also ask for cribs or infant beds with no extra charge. There's a fitness center and a bar and restaurant with room service. The front desk and business center are both open 24 hours, and the spacious conference facility is perfect for weddings, family reunions, business meetings, and other events. Catering is available. There's even a convenience store in the hotel if you need a late night snack.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Athens

Affordable Hotel Options in Athens, Georgia

3 Star Average Prices: $105.09

Athens has several low-cost hotels with lots of amenities. Microtel Inn by Wyndham is near Georgia Square Mall and the Georgia Museum of Art. The rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, desks, free wireless internet access, and cable TV. You can also make free long-distance calls anywhere in the United States. Bathrooms feature showers and bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. You can ask for a free newspaper in the lobby, and the front desk is open 24 hours. You can bring your pet for a fee, and hot breakfast is free.

The Howard Johnson Inn in Athens is close to the Georgia Museum of Art, the University of Georgia, and Sanford Stadium. The rooms have coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, cable TV, and complimentary wireless Internet access. There's a computer station available for business travelers, weekday newspapers in the lobby are free, and the front desk is open 24 hours. You can also enjoy the outdoor pool and the free continental breakfast.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Athens

2 Star Average Prices: $68.74

2 Star Hotel Prices in Athens

Which Athens hotels have real discounts?

Many hotels offer discounts to help you save. The Hampton Inn near the Georgia Museum of Art and the University of Georgia offers up to 10 percent off for AAA or AARP members. Guests over 65 can also save up to 10 percent. Government employees and active members of the military can get up to 30 percent off. American and Canadian military veterans and their families can get up to 10 percent off. The hotel has a bar, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, free WiFi, a free breakfast buffet, and more.

The Best Western near Classic Center also gives AAA members, AARP members, and guests 55 and older up to 10 percent off. Business owners and their employees who enroll in the Best Western Business Advantage program get a 10 percent discount and 10 percent more bonus points from travelers' stays. Military, government, hospital, and university employees get up to 35 percent off. Racing fans who are Best Western Rewards members can get at least 10 percent off. Motorcycle riders can save 10 percent with the Best Western Ride Rewards program. Groups can also get discounts of up to 35 percent.

Rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screen TVs, complimentary toiletries, hair dryers, and coffee makers. Breakfast is free, you can bring your pets, and there's a fitness center and a business center.

The Best Value Options in Athens, Georgia

Athens has plenty of reasonably priced hotels that will give you lots of value for your money. Quality Inn & Suites near Georgia Square Mall has a free full breakfast, fitness facilities, a spa tub, free WiFi, meeting spaces, free newspapers in the lobby, and attractive, modern decor. The rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, desks, coffee makers, hair dryers, satellite TVs, and comfortable beds with soft pillows. Kids 18 and younger can stay with parents or guardians for free.

The Foundry Park Inn & Spa is within walking distance of Classic Center and the University of Georgia. The hotel combines sophisticated and rustic styles for a unique look. It has an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a business center, a restaurant, a pub, and The Melting Point, a popular music venue. The conference center has an open air pavilion and nine conference rooms, and The Foundry offers full-service event planning with catering and flowers. There's even a day spa that has massage therapy, facials, nail care, aromatherapy, and more.

The rooms at The Foundry have pillow top mattresses with down comforters, flat-screen TVs, and free internet access. A full breakfast with room service is available.

Courtyard by Marriott is near the University of Georgia and many popular music venues. It has a Starbucks that's open 24 hours, an upscale bistro and lounge, and a market that's always open. The lobby has touchscreens and complimentary newspapers for information anytime, and there's a business center, two conference rooms, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and laundry facilities. The rooms have hair dryers, Paul Mitchell products, free cable, free WiFi, DVD players, and terraces.

What to Do in Athens, Georgia

There are fun things to do all over Athens, so you'll always be close to entertaining activities no matter what hotel you choose. You can take a relaxing walk and explore Athens' scenic streets or enjoy classic and contemporary art at the Georgia Museum of Art. The museum has over 10,000 permanent works of art and 20 to 25 temporary exhibits every year. The Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden hosts rotating exhibits by female sculptors. Admission is free, and guided tours are available.

You can also check out Aurum Studios for custom-made jewelry and monthly exhibits. Create your own work of art and enjoy wine and beer at ARTini. Cine is an art house cinema that screens the latest independent and international films, as well as documentaries and classic movies. It also has a gallery with work from local artists.

You can take the Athens Heritage Tour on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at 2:00 pm. This 90-minute guided tour starts in the oldest house in Athens and goes through the historic downtown district. You'll also get to see many sites on the University of Georgia campus and the world's only double-barreled cannon.

Sports fans should see the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Sports Museum on the UGA campus. It houses the Georgia Bulldog Hall of Fame, with exhibits and memorabilia for all of UGA's athletic programs. Touchscreen displays even have video highlights of the best Bulldog football moments. The Dooley Sculpture Garden is right next to the building, and it has 11 separate garden areas.

You can also tour some of Athens' many craft breweries. Terrapin Beer Company offers beer tastings and live music. Southern Brewing Company welcomes kids and pets, and you can enjoy fun games along with your beer.

In Athens, Georgia, you can truly experience Southern hospitality. The friendly people in Athens will help you have an amazing time at a comfortable hotel that fits your budget. You can experience great music, inspiring art, an exciting football game, a tour of the historic district, and more.

What did travelers think of the city of Athens?

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

"Home Away From Home"
Score 5.0 / 5

I came to Athens to visit the college which was great and also enjoyed going to the mall.

Colleen S., from 10-Aug-2015
"Vibrant and Trendy Place to Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

The University of Georgia is amazing. The downtown area is a lot of fun, a true college town.

Seaneen B., from 23-Feb-2015
"Ideal Place to Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

The city was pretty quiet. The people are very welcoming.

Sanchez M., from 25-Sep-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Athens, GA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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