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295 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601-2610
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 17/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 17/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 26 hotels in Athens
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Welcome to Graduate Athens - We are located a short walk from the UGA campus and downtown Athens. Everything you need is right here-whether you're in town to wind up or unwind. Our rooms include Malin & Goetz amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi. 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. Hotel guests enjoy free entry to every show at The Foundry every Tuesday-Saturday. The Foundry Bar & Grill stocks every local beer imaginable and offers fun fresh fare. 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.
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Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid private parking on-site
Parking
Wifi
Saltwater pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Outdoor dining area
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Telephone
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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kle65 wrote a review 7 Jun
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This is a run down, musty mess. Dirty towels in our room. Window unit AC ran all night. Bar was not open so walked to the very nice hotel next door that had a great bar. Stay elsewhere! Our group will not go back!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Dear KLE, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay. Your feedback is very important to us and allows us to identify areas of opportunity for our team. I apologize that we failed to exceed your expectations, and the things that you mentioned are not in line with the level of service that we expect from our team. Would you be willing to contact me directly so I can gather more details about your stay and hopefully work to resolve these problems? If so, please e-mail me at akitson@graduateathens.com. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely, Amber
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DayTrip01909930966 wrote a review 1 Jun
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The Graduate is the perfect spot in Athens for a unique stay. Everything is wonderfully curated to give it that special feel you will not get at other hotels in the same price range. The employees were super nice and went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. We brought our dog and it was perfect. Plenty of places to walk around and multiple stations with poop bags available. Also, not only is the hotel walking distance to basically all the bars and restaurants in Athens, it's also walking distance from the North Oconee Greenway which is the perfect paved trail to take your dog on an afternoon walk. All in all an awesome hotel for you (and your dog). We would absolutely stay here again!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Dear DayTrip01909930966, Thank you so much for staying with us at Graduate Athens for the long weekend! I am so happy to hear that you and your pup had an exceptional stay and appreciate you taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! We hope to have you as our guest again soon! Sincerely, Amber
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dabzorgi wrote a review May 2021
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I want to make sure I get this across early because I want to make sure the employees get the recognition they deserve : the staff here is incredibly welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed every interaction with clerks and housekeeping alike! Aside from the really cool decor and charming staff, we were underwhelmed, though. When we pulled up we realized it was actually a motel with a nice paint job, but I had felt sure the 4 star amenities would make it stand out.. u fortunately I was wrong. Our A/C didn’t seem to work properly and we ended up sweating all night (to be fair we keep out home in the upper 60s, but still), and our mini fridge didn’t seem to work either. There was no coffee maker or microwave, and in general nothing that made it seem luxuries in any sense outside of the lobby, staff, and eclectic decor. The walls were thin, so the litter of puppies next door cried and barked any time we walked or spoke, which is part of booking a pet-friendly property in their defense. Overall, we aren’t above motel stays and don’t mind “economy” lodgings, but what I don’t like is being told it is a 4 star accommodation and then be led to a well-styled motel. If I could do it over we would have stayed somewhere less pricey with more to offer.
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Dear dabzorgi, Thank you so much for taking to the time to provide feedback about your recent stay. Your feedback is very important to us and allows us to identify areas of opportunity for our team. I am happy to hear that you were provided with exceptional service and will be sure to pass this positive feedback along to our team. They will certainly appreciate the kind words. Thank you for providing feedback about the lack of amenities. We are working on reopening our outlets and other amenities post-pandemic and hope you will give us another opportunity to have you as our guest in the future once we are fully reopened. Thank you again for staying with us and for providing honest feedback. Sincerely, Amber
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Mark S wrote a review May 2021
Blue Ridge, Georgia3 contributions
An older motel, but recently rennovated. Rooms were comfortable and had a trendy theme. The property is close to downtown and UGA so it is very convenient. Very nice grounds. We had no issues with our stay.
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Dear marksD2864FL, Thank you so much for staying with us at Graduate Athens and for taking the time to write a review of your stay. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and hope to have you as our guest again in the future! Sincerely, Amber
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Janet H wrote a review May 2021
Stockbridge, Georgia1 contribution
I stayed at the Graduate during UGA graduation. The room was decorated so beautifully and it was so comfortable and clean. I was able to bring our two English Cockers to stay with us and only had to pay an extra $25. The young man that checked me in was so friendly and helpful and it made the special day even more special knowing that I could relax because our dogs did not have to be left in a kennel overnight. It was surprisingly quiet and peaceful being so close to downtown on such a busy graduation night. I slept great after a very long day. I highly recommend this wonderful hotel.
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Dear Janet H, Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Graduate Athens during UGA Graduation! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to write a great review. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to Jacob at the Front Desk, and I know he will appreciate your kind words. We hope to have you as our guest again soon! Sincerely, Amber
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PRICE RANGE
US$96 - US$244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
foundry park hotel athens, foundry park inn, park inn athens
LOCATION
United StatesGeorgiaAthens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
122
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Athens
Which popular attractions are close to Graduate Athens?
Nearby attractions include LumberJaxe (0.4 km), Double Barreled Cannon (0.4 km), and Historic Athens Welcome Center (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Graduate Athens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Graduate Athens?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Graduate Athens?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Graduate Athens?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Graduate Athens?
Conveniently located restaurants include South Kitchen + Bar, Athens Bagel Company, and The Foundry.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Graduate Athens?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Graduate Athens located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Athens.
Are pets allowed at Graduate Athens?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Graduate Athens offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Graduate Athens?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tree That Owns Itself (1.2 km), Taylor-Grady House (1.3 km), and Morton Theater (0.6 km).