Fodor's Expert Review Graduate Athens

295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, Georgia, 30601, USA

Centered around a former ironworks facility, this hip boutique hotel offers fresh, modern rooms, a full-service spa, a coffee shop, and a restaurant and live music venue—aptly named the Foundry. The property underwent a complete renovation in 2015, so the atmosphere is historic but modern and playful with university-themed decor and chalkboards in each room. With the inn’s great amenities and village-like setting, there's little need to leave the property, but if you do, you'll find the Classic Center Theater, the university campus, and historic downtown within easy walking distance.

PROS

  • spa, pool, and easy access to amenities
  • great restaurant and club
  • comfy rooms with fun, retro decor

CONS

  • live music at on-site restaurant and bar can bring a late crowd
  • room rates are pricey for university event weekends
  • exterior corridor motel-style layout

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Intimate
Central
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 706-549–7020

HOTEL DETAILS

122 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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