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Get an overview of this hotel4-star hotel with full-service spa and free airport shuttle


Located in the heart of Athens, this spa hotel is steps from Athens Welcome Center, Athens Heritage Tour, and Ware-Lyndon House. Classic Center and Downtown Athens Historic District are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Features

This hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a nightclub, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge.

Room Amenities

All 122 rooms offer conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, along with free WiFi, free wired Internet, and iPod docks. Flat-screen TVs, premium bedding, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.

Graduate Athens ratings based on 72 Verified Reviews

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4.3 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
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2 out of 5
by from NJ
Posted Feb 16, 2017
Pros: Wonder decoration and helpful staff. On site coffe shop was delicious.
Cons: Clean and dry out the rooms, they are old and moldy.
The Graduate is a charming and extremely well decorated hotel that would have been very enjoyable other than the smell. Upon first entry I thought my room was just old but after returning later in the evening I realized that it smelled like a house that experienced a flood and wasn't properly cleaned. I was exhausted so I went to bed and tried to ignore it but I woke up in the middle of the night with a sore throat, stuffy nose and horrible headache. AKA my worst allergy symptoms AFTER taking meds that evening. Many of my symptoms immediately disappeared when I left my room confirming the mold present in the room. I was extremely disappointed in what should have been a wonderful stay.
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1 out of 5
by from New Orleans
Posted Feb 3, 2017
Room was dirty, shower had mold along the edge, carpet was so old I didn't want to walk with bare feet on it. Felt like a cheap motel. Not worth the money AT ALL.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by Michele Uhaze
Dear Kate, We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your stay. Your experience sounds very uncharacteristic for our hotel, and we will be sure to pass along your feedback to the appropriate teams so that we may remedy the issues you have listed. Should you choose to stay with us again in the future, we are confident we can improve upon this experience for you. Sincerely, Michele Uhaze General Manager
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Kitsch getaway in charming college town

4 out of 5
by from Atlanta, GA
Posted Jan 12, 2017
Pros: Location and Charming decor and I loved the spa and Foundry!
Cons: There was a musty smell in the room when we first arrived.The inroom coffee station was lacking. I'd like a few options there for sure.
Location: Great location, many charming little restaurants and cafes near by. The art museum is great.
The Graduate is a super cute, kitschy hotel that is super affordable with benefits. The Foundry is located within the hotel and as a guest, you get free access. It's a pull up to your room kinda place, so when you open the door you are in the outdoor elements, but again, for the charming decor and price, no complaints. Staff was super friendly. Will stay here again!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 17, 2017 by Devin Heath
Dear marniebella, Thank you for taking the time to let us know all about your stay. It sounds like you really enjoyed out hotel and found it to be a great value. We’re pleased that you liked our kitschy décor, our spa, and The Foundry. Please know that we’re excited to host you again during your next stay. Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager
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Vintage decor made it a unique stay

5 out of 5
Posted Dec 17, 2016
Loved all the little touches in the room. Like the wallpaper in the bathrooms with illustrations of college graduates. Great location, a mere skip to downtown.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 27, 2016 by Devin Heath
Dear The Hashims, We are so glad you took the time to tell us about your stay. It’s always so wonderful when guests like yourselves appreciate all the details that have gone into our design. Should you return to Athens in the future, we hope to host you again. Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager
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Great Location

4 out of 5
by from Atlanta, GA
Posted Dec 12, 2016
Pros: Linens!
Cons: Parking
Location: Great location
Room size was good, bed linens were awesome! Parking was an issue due to the motel being full and a special event being held on site. Otherwise, it was a great stay. Will stay again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 13, 2016 by Devin Heath
Dear Kim, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We’re happy to hear that you’re a fan of our bed linens! For future reference, please know that we are happy to offer guests a complimentary shuttle to take downtown so that they can avoid the hassle that comes along with parking during the busy season. Thanks again and we hope you’ll visit soon. Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager
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Hotels staff incompetent and arrogant

1 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 28, 2016
Worst stay at a "luxury hotel" in many years. Will never stay there again...
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Charming Decor

3 out of 5
by from Greensoro, United States of America
Posted Nov 18, 2016
Pros: Decor
Cons: More working outlets.
Location: Convenient to downtown restaurants.
Decorated in 1960's retro modern decor. Attractive alternative to run of the mill chain hotels. Room had some maintenance issue. One light bulb burn't out. Front desk didn't have access to replacement till after I was out for the night so switched bulbs around instead. Electrical outlets on both bedside lamp bases were inoperative. Since there were no outlets in walls near bed I wasn't able to use my laptop for long while in bed. AC unit cabinet was not secured to unit body and made seeing adjustment range difficult. No free coffee in lobby just in room two cups which is ok. Staff was fine recomending a downtown sandwich spot.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 22, 2016 by D
Dear Eric, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are glad you enjoyed our convenient location and unique décor. We apologize if our services did not meet your expectations, and for any inconveniences that may have occurred. We will try to rectify these issues moving forward. Your feedback is much appreciated and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a more satisfying stay next time. Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager
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Nice hotel in downtown

5 out of 5
by from H
Posted Oct 2, 2016
Awesome hotel, you are in the middle of Athens everything is less than 2 minutes away.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 5, 2016 by Devin Heath
Dear Robert, We appreciate you taking the time to rate your stay. It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our convenient location, and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager
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Don't even consider

2 out of 5
by from NC
Posted Sep 12, 2016
Requested a rollaway bed prior to check in, confirmed at check in, and it wasn't there. The bathroom had hair on the floor from a previous guest, there were cobwebs in the room, one wall outlet did not work, and the bed was extremely hard. The springs in the rollaway bed were sticking out. Parking was a challenge to say the least. Do not waste your time or money on this place.
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Historic hotel within walking distance to downtown

3 out of 5
by from Atlanta, Georgia
Posted Sep 8, 2016
Pros: Nicely renovated historic hotel
Cons: Service and parking
Location: Downtown Athens and all of the cafes, music venues, and shops
This hotel is a nicely renovated historic hotel that is within walking distance to downtown. The only problem is that the parking is limited to only one car per room (others have to park the car down the street which is a problem if it is raining since all of the rooms are outside access). The staff and service are not as friendly as one would expect for its location in downtown Athens, however. We (two women) checked in the hotel in a rainstorm and no one offered to help us with the luggage in the rain. It was pouring outside and there were three male employees in the lobby. To make matters worse, they told us that we would have to park one of the cars down the street because they were expected full occupancy that night. Not the kind of service one would expect for a 4-star hotel!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 13, 2016 by Devin
Dear Robin, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. While we’re pleased you enjoyed our central location, we apologize if our service didn’t meet your expectations. Unfortunately, in choosing our historic location for our hotel, we have a limited number of parking spaces to offer. That being said, our staff should be at the ready to assist with luggage handling, and we will be sure to correct this issue going forward. We do hope that your stay improved after check-in and that you had a good time in Athens overall. If you plan on returning to the area someday, we are confident we can provide you with a much-improved experience. Sincerely, Devin Heath General Manager
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Graduate Athens features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

This 4-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 12000 square feet (1115 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers a nightclub, spa services, and a terrace. An area shuttle within 10 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) are complimentary for guests. Complimentary self parking is available on site. A total renovation of this property was completed in October 2014.

  • Fitness facilities 
  • Conference space 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Total number of rooms - 122 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Nightclub 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 12000 
  • Year Built 2002 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1115 
  • Free self parking 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Wedding services 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Flat-panel TV 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • In-room safe 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Continental breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

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 daily.

Nearby Things to Do

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.

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

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


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 25 lb)

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.

No elevators


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • 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
  • Graduate Hotel

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.