Graduate Athens

295 East Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601, United States
+1 706 549 7020

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based on 1,267 reviews
Graduate Athens - Athens, GA, United States
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KAYAK C$ 132
Priceline C$ 135
TripAdvisor C$ 153

Good to know

Distance to city centre 2.1 km
Location rating 9.2
Nearest Airport Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Distance to airport 103.2 km



King Rooms

C$ 132+

Bed type
Nightly base price
King bed
C$ 132 per night
King bed
C$ 153 per night
King bed
C$ 160 per night
King bed
C$ 169 per night
King bed
C$ 181 per night
King bed
C$ 182 per night
King bed
C$ 242 per night

Classic Rooms

C$ 362+

Bed type
Nightly base price
C$ 362 per night

Deluxe Rooms

C$ 135+

Bed type
Nightly base price
C$ 135 per night
C$ 174 per night
C$ 200 per night

Standard Rooms

C$ 248+

Bed type
Nightly base price
King bed
C$ 248 per night
Queen bed
C$ 393 per night

Queen Rooms

C$ 169+

Bed type
Nightly base price
Queen bed
C$ 169 per night
Queen bed
C$ 200 per night
Queen bed
C$ 210 per night
Queen bed
C$ 211 per night




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close to downtown in 49 reviews
coffee shop in 54 reviews
comfortable beds in 19 reviews
cookie cutter in 5 reviews
exhaust fan in 11 reviews
foundry in 14 reviews
funky decor in 60 reviews
great location in 108 reviews
loved the retro in 4 reviews
mold in the grout in 5 reviews
music venue in 17 reviews
musty smelling in 38 reviews
nice hotel in 91 reviews
noisy in room in 110 reviews
parking fee in 37 reviews
parking lot in 42 reviews
retro theme in 20 reviews
room was nice in 119 reviews
shuttle service in 16 reviews
staff was very friendly in 113 reviews
walking distance of downtown in 40 reviews
  • Good
    Mar. 2020

    Nice location and great shower

    As I was leaving the desk after checking into the hotel, the desk person (young woman) asked “Oh, do you need a parking pass?” Of course I did, since I am driving a car??? She handed me a pink slip to place in my car...okay, the next day I was charged 10.00 in addition to my rather expensive room rate. I think this was an inappropriate way to do this. I should have been made aware of this charge when given the slip of paper. There were assigned parking spots in front of each room...why do you charge for parking? I was told there was free coffee for us in the room/cafe next to the registration desk...but only between 7 and 8 am. I was told twice we could only have 2 cups of free coffee. Did I look like a person who would drink too much of their coffee? I was not going to be up before 8am anyway. Next, the room was very warm and stuffy when we entered. I turned the thermostat off of heat and to cool. The room stayed between 72 and 76 degrees all night. I called the front desk and they sent a maintenance man to check the thermostat (very nice young man). He tried, but nothing helped. He could not check it out on the roof at night...understandable. It was a warm and uncomfortable night. Last, but not least, the mattress was very saggy and kept pushing us to the center of the bed. Wow, we were glad to get out of there! This was our first stay in a Graduate Inn...never heard of them before. It will be our last stay, too. The surprise parking fee took the cake!...and compelled me to review and mention the other unpleasant happenings. I hope the air conditioning works for the next visitor in room 303...warmer weather is coming. Bottom line, we felt taken advantage of and rather abused. I still don’t understand the stressing of ONLY 2 coffees?

  • Good
    Mar. 2020

    The decor was really unique, great location!

    The rooms smelled of mildew.

  • Good
    Mar. 2020


    The rooms smelled like mold. I asked to be moved to another room but it smelled of mold as well.

  • Poor
    Mar. 2020

    The room is welcoming.

    The food, virtually everything about the food service (speed, quality, variety) was awful. The walls are so thin we could hear our neighboring guests say and do everything.

  • Excellent
    Mar. 2020

    The vibe of the Graduate Athens is awesome. It's eclectic and fun and is located in a great location. It's a couple of blocks from "downtown." The staff are very friendly and helpful. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are clean and it's a great place to stay in Athens. It's my go-to when I'm visiting my daughter at UGA.

    The doors could have better seals. I could see daylight around the edges of our door. I had to pay for parking which I've never had to do before. I'm not sure if the difference is that normally I book directly with the Graduate. Just be forewarned that if you book through, they charge $10 per night for parking.

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Athens, Georgia is famous for a few things: Georgia Bulldog football, music, and food. This town has everything travelers need when visiting a popular college town. The hotels here are great too. The Graduate Athens has everything that its guests need. It is historic and charming, and it is located in the Foundry Building at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a very short walk to the University of Georgia campus and features an outdoor pool, fitness center, spa, and on-site dining.

The guest rooms here have flat-screen television, triple sheeting on the beds, WiFi, iron, cooler, coffeemaker, Malin+Goetz toiletries, and USB charging station. The on-site dining that guests can enjoy is at The Foundry and Iron Works Coffee.

Athens has quite a lot to do for guests who stay at the Graduate hotel. They can check out a show at the Georgia Theatre, Cine, Cheeky Peach, Wuxtry Records, Agora Vintage, White Tiger Gourmet, The Old Pal, and Jittery Joe’s. There is a lot of shopping in the area and guests of the hotel will get a taste of college life when they walk down the streets of the downtown Athens area.

Booking a room here can be tricky because of the peak times of the year. The staff will be able to educate guests of the hotel about the busier times of the year for them and help them to book their room early in case of any college happenings. The staff will be able to answer all of the guest's questions to make this a fantastic visit!



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.6 Excellent

based on 1,267 reviews









Things to Know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Stylish hotel
  • Beautiful architecture

Check in

4:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Cribs available
Non-smoking rooms available
ATM on-site
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Bicycle rental
Outdoor pool
Express check out
Coffee shop
24hr front desk
Free Internet
Storage available
Wedding services

FAQs when booking at Graduate Athens

Where is Graduate Athens located?

Graduate Athens is located at 295 East Dougherty Street, 2.1 km from the centre of Athens. Lyndon House Arts Center is the closest landmark to Graduate Athens.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Graduate Athens?

Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Graduate Athens.

Does Graduate Athens offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Graduate Athens offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Graduate Athens offer free parking?

No, Graduate Athens does not offer free parking.

Does Graduate Athens offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Graduate Athens does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Graduate Athens from the airport?

Graduate Athens is 86.3 km from Atlanta De Kalb/Peachtree. Graduate Athens is 103.2 km from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

Can you bring pets to Graduate Athens?

Yes, Graduate Athens is a pet-friendly hotel.

Does Graduate Athens have a pool?

Yes, Graduate Athens has a pool on-site.


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Bar (4)
Lobby (2)


Most Popular Landmarks

  • Lyndon House Arts Center 205 m
  • Classic Center 384 m
  • Downtown Athens 0.5 km
  • 40 Watt Club 0.7 km
  • Sanford Stadium 1.3 km
  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art 1.6 km

Getting Around

Atlanta De Kalb/Peachtree 86.3 km
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson 103.2 km
Gainesville Bus 52.9 km
Gainesville 54.6 km

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