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"Really all around a great experience! Best sleep I’ve had in years. Walking distance to everything including the game. Shuttle service is a plus. Bike ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 03 Sep 2018

Hotel Description

4-star spa hotel near University of Georgia

Heart of Athens

Within a 10-minute walk of this Athens hotel, you'll find Classic Center and University of Georgia. Also, 40 Watt Club is within half a mile (1 km) and Sanford Stadium is within 2 miles (3 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and free airport shuttle. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like a free area shuttle.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 122 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs. Premium bedding, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Triple Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Graduate)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$84* Per night/room Oct 29 - Oct 30

Standard Quadruple Room, 2 Queen Beds (Graduate)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Suite, Multiple Beds (Graduate)

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Superior Suite, 1 King Bed (Graduate)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed (Graduate)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Graduate Athens ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Graduate Athens

Everyone (5)
1 out of 5

Posted by on May 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 16, 2019 by Jacob Veiga - Front Office Manager

Hello, Thank you so much for being our guest and for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay at our hotel. We appreciate your business and want to make sure that we are offering the best experience possible. I am so sorry to hear that we failed to exceed your expectations, and was hoping that you could provide some more details on areas of improvement. We take feedback from our guests extremely seriously as we understand it is the best way for us to recognize areas of improvement for our team and our hotel. I would greatly appreciate your time and any information that you are willing to provide. Again, thank you for staying with us. We hope to have you as our guest again in the future!

5 out of 5
Very helpful staff. Great place to stay. Was dog friendly and room very comfortable.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 12, 2019 by Meredith P.

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're so glad you enjoy your room and your stay. We hope to have you back soon!

5 out of 5
Really all around a great experience! Best sleep I’ve had in years. Walking distance to everything including the game. Shuttle service is a plus. Bike rentals a plus. Parking is a little crazy but why drive when you can take a shuttle bus or ride a bike or even walk. Coffee shop, bar and restaurant all on site. Great coffe, pretty good food.

Posted by , from Rosman, NC on Sep 3, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 4, 2018 by Meredith P.

Hi Tony, thank you so much for the review. We are so glad you had a pleasant stay and got to experience Athens on a game day - what a win! We hope to have you back soon to keep enjoying our different amenities.

4 out of 5

Very nice centrally located college theme hotel

Although centrally located it is tucked back in from a very busy intersection that makes it hard to see/find. Parking is very limited.

Posted by , from Shalimar, FL on Jan 11, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 22, 2018 by Amber Kitson, Front Office Manager

Dear Gary, Thank you for taking the time to provide honest feedback about our hotel, as it helps us to improve our service to future guests. We hope you will choose to stay at our hotel next time your travels bring you to Athens! Sincerely, Amber Kitson Front Office Manager

4 out of 5

Nice location down town Athens

The hotel it's self was exceptional, spent the first 30 mins looking at the interesting art in the room, the restaurant left a not so good an impression, the service and food I would say was fair at best.

Posted by , from atlanta, ga on Aug 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel close to UGA!

Very clean! Very retro! We loved our stay! Very close to UGA and a lot of downtown things.

Posted by , from bishopville sc on Jul 23, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice location

Pros: Close restaurants
Very close to all of the regular venues we visit in Athens. Nice, quaint location and plenty to do within their complex.

Posted by , from Madison, GA 30650, USA on Nov 6, 2012

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1 out of 5

Disappointed; Misleading Website, noise, crowds, partyers make it feel unsafe

We are completing our stay, and are very disappointed. This hotel was recommended for a conference nearby. The website suggests this hotel would provide historic charm and modern conveniences, but doesn't reveal that the events hosted by the hotel (parties, dances, receptions, etc.) impose dramatically upon the hotel's paying guests. Specific concerns: The hotel rooms are located in a converted motel or apartment, with room doors opening into a parking lot. Ice machines require a trip outdoors. Our room window faced the busy street, so we had traffic noises from both sides. The rooms form a semicircle facing the parking lot, with an open party pavilion in the center. The hotel books this pavilion for various parties, and on two of the three nights we stayed there were parties with bands blaring loud music late into the evening. I was told that the music would stop at 11pm, but I am writing this on Saturday night after 11, and the party is still going. I'll call the desk again. (They did stop the music after I called, but I sure do hate feeling like a curmudgeon.) The partyers' vehicles compete for the limited parking spaces available for hotel guests, and the guests are forced to park and directed to yellow curbs on site or remote lots FAR behind the hotel buildings. The partyers' themselves wander down the "motel" walkways with cigars and beer bottles, loudly continuing the party after the music stopped. This hotel provides the Southern Charm of a truck stop, and the owners/managers know it. When I went to the office building to complain, the desk clerk was on the phone apologizing to another guest; she said there had been many other calls. I am sorry we stayed at the Foundry Park Inn.

Posted by on Mar 27, 2010

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5 out of 5


Not what I expected at all - such a charming hotel and has a spa and we even went to see a live music show. Best beds in Athens with new down comforters.

Posted by on Oct 29, 2008

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5 out of 5

Enjoyed our stay

We really enjoyed our stay and have stayed at many hotes in Athens since our son is at UGA. This has been the best one ever. Came to Athens over football weekend and even thought it was so busy, the staff was fabulous and it was a fun filled time. The pillow top mattress was great and we really loved the Melting Point music show and the game day activities. We will be back!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2008

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Property Features

Graduate Athens offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 12000 square feet (1115 square meters) and includes conference space. Spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Graduate Athens. An area shuttle within 5.00 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times are free. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Athens hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 122 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 12000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1115 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2002
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl.) (129.6 km / 80.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle within 5.00 mi
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Graduate Athens offers 122 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This Athens hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Iron Works Coffee - Onsite coffee shop. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Foundry - This gastropub specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open select days.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Spa At Graduate Athens. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments.

The spa is open select days.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 7 AM to 11 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transportation is offered at scheduled times from 7 AM to 11 PM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs)


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Union Pay
  • No elevators
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 10.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Foundry Inn
  • Foundry Park
  • Foundry Park Athens
  • Foundry Park Inn
  • Foundry Park Inn Athens
  • Park Foundry
  • Graduate Athens Hotel
  • Graduate Athens
  • Foundry Park Hotel Athens
  • Foundry Park Inn Spa
  • Park Inn Athens
  • Foundry Park Inn
  • Graduate Athens Hotel
  • Graduate Athens Athens
  • Foundry Park Hotel Athens
  • Graduate Athens Hotel Athens

You should know

  • Graduate Athens offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.


Live Music

Book a stay in any room or rate category for travel Tuesday-Saturday and receive complimentary entry into The Foundry Restaurant and Event Center to enjoy live music.

Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.