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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Stayed here when had family visiting. Staff was very accommodating because I wanted a particular set of rooms. They got it for me. Breakfasts are very filling and impressive. Our room was quiet, clean and very comfortable. Very accessible location and lots of shopping and eating options close.

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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

I could live with the fact that there is a foul odor that pervades the property. What I can't live with is a property that can't provide hot water for showers - at any time let alone on two of three days!! The water was simply freezing, which is the last thing one wants when it's 45 degrees outside. The bottom line is this hotel is a world-class dump, and anyone thinking about staying here should really consider otherwise. I would sooner stay in Columbus and drive an hour each way than stay here. Holiday Inn should be embarrassed to have its flag flying over this property, which is why I will never stay at another property under the Holiday Inn umbrella. AVOID THIS PLACE!!!!

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 10 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

First time staying here. Great location in Athens. Plenty of dining options near by for dinner. Very friendly and helpful front desk staff. Had rate issue upon check in. Front Desk fixed it with no prob! Enjoyed their breakfast upon check out. Very busy since it was Homecoming weekend for Ohio. Refilled everything right away! Definitely would stay again!

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Compared to other Holiday Inn Express locations, I was disappointed in this property. There was quite a bit of mold on the bathroom ceiling of the room that I was in, and the bathroom needed some TLC (missing grout, one cracked floor tile). The property had signs of deferred maintenance (missing lighting fixtures, parking lot lights out). The other person we were travelling with had a problem with the shower in his room.

The parking lot was fairly small to begin with, and it had two or three semi trucks parked in it, along with dozens of large construction trucks and heavy duty pickup trucks.

The breakfast was nice, and they offered a little bit of everything. There was a pool, hot tub, and an exercise room.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2016

Dear Ed K,

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. We are pleased to know you liked the breakfast selections we offer. On the other hand, we are sorry you were not satisfied with the condition of our property and also your bathroom fell short of your expectations. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future. We appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve. Thank you for staying and we hope you give us another chance to show you how great our hotel is.


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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Hotel is well appointed, may be due some upgrade on carpet, but location and overall appearance of the hotel is really good. Very good breakfast. Nice pool. Confortable bed, large suite with coffee pot, fridge and sink outside bathroom.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens

Address: 555 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2104
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Region: United States > Ohio > Athens
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Athens
Price Range: $151 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Make yourself at home with Holiday Inn Express Athens Ohio. This choice Athens, OH hotel is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and is perfect for your leisure or business travel needs. Let our professional and friendly staff make your stay enjoyable in our brand new facility. We know you'll fee at home with us. Families will enjoy their stay at this Athens, Ohio hotel, located in one of the most haunted towns in America. Our hotel is close to several haunted attractions including Mt. Nebo, the Koons Spirit Room, the Ridges Cemetery and Old Lunatic Asylum. Our smoke-free hotel is conveniently located near Athens' attractions including the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Fur Peace Ranch, Stuart's Opera House and The Kennedy Museum of Art. Located one mile from Ohio University, our hotel is great for corporate travels. We offer easy access to U.S. Hwy 33 and 50. Columbus OH, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are within one to three hours by car. Ohio University is one mile and Hocking College is ten miles away. O'Bleness Hospital, Diagnostics Hybrids and Health Recovery Services are each 2 miles from us. Kerr Distributing is 15 miles away. In addition, we offer a 24-hour business center and free high-speed, wired and wireless Internet access to our guests. Stay Smart in our lovely Athens, OH hotel and enjoy a free hot breakfast, a large indoor pool with a spa, and a new fitness center. Let our hotel in Athens be your home in Athens on your next visit. ... more   less 
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