Here in Athens lies the Double Barrel Cannon. It was forged in 1862 as a Uga, NCAA, football, tilt-shift, tilt shift, sec, Clarke County, created by Act of Dec. 5, 1801 from Jackson County, originally contained Oconee and part of Madison and Greene Counties. It was named for Gen. Elijah Clarke who came to Wilkes County, Ga., from N.C. in 1774 and fought through Ga., and S.C. during the Revolutionary War. He engaged in several battles with the Indians and signed treaties with the Cherokees in 1783 and Creeks in 1783 and 1785. He died Dec. 15, 1799. First officers of Clarke County, commissioned Dec. 31, 1801, were: Abner Bankston, Sheriff; Bedford Brown, Clk, Sup. Ct.; Gabriel Hubert, Clk. Inf. Ct.; Stephen Nobles, Surveyor; Daniel Conner, Coroner. I'm sure it seemed like a good idea at the time, but it was short lived for obvious reasons. How can you fire both barrels at the same time? Built with funds appropriated in 1845. Athens City Hall was built to provide a market on the ground floor where meat was sold. The building also housed the calaboose (jail), and the hall itself was used not only for political meetings, but for theatrical performances by native talent and traveling barnstormers.
The ground floor is constructed of Lexington limestone and the upper floors are of brick with limestone accents. The building still houses the Mayors office. 
Standing proudly outside the Classic Center - the city's convention center - and facing downtown Athens, the statue of Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, symbolizes the community's namesake - Athens, Greece. Joseph Henry Lumpkin, born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Dec. 23, 1799, entered the University of Georgia at fifteen, completing his college education at Princeton, New Jersey, in 1819. Lumpkin passed the bar in 1820 and began practicing law in Lexington, Georgia. He served in the State Legislature, 1824 and 1825, and helped from the Georgia Penal Code, 1833.
When the Georgia Supreme Court was formed in 1845, the General Assembly elected Lumpkin, Hiram Warner, and Eugenius Nisbet to the bench. His colleagues chose Lumpkin Chief Justice, and he held that position until his death, June 4, 1867. When the University added a school of law, it was given Lumpkin's name, and he lectured there until the outbreak of the Civil War. The eloquent opinions of Georgia's first Chief Justice, who revered the spirit as well as the letter of the law, were of inestimable importance in firmly establishing the Supreme Court as part of the State's legal system, Lumpkin's beautiful Greek Revival home was built in 1842. After his death in 1867, the house was used by Madama Sophie Sosnowski as her General Robert Taylor (1787-1859), a planter and cotton merchant, built this Greek Revival home as a summer residence in 1839. Shortly thereafter he moved his family here permanently from Savannah in order for his sons to attend the University of Georgia. Henry Woodfin Grady (1850-1889) lived in this house from 1865 to 1868 while a student as the University. His father, William S. Grady, bought th house in 1863 and it remained in the family's possession until 1872. Henry Grady often referred to this house as Local craft brewery, tasting room. Eight beers on tap and a helpful staff to help find the right beer for you. Opens at 5:30, nice way to spend an afternoon. Georgia law prevents its brewers from running tasting rooms. Brewers get around this rule by offering tours. You pay for a tour and, in this case, you get a pint glass and 6 - six ounce 'tastes'. Once you've paid and entered the facility the tours become 'optional'!! Great craft burger joint. Also serve dogs, chicken sands, and a couple veggy sandwiches. They have beer on tap and outdoor setting.
photo by

Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star hotel with restaurant and fitness center

Popular property highlights

Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Business center
Laundry facilities

Location

Located in the heart of Athens, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Classic Center and 40 Watt Club. Sanford Stadium and University Of Georgia Conference Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a business center, and meeting rooms.

Room Amenities

All 130 rooms provide free WiFi, MP3 docks, and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include room service, hydromassage showerheads, and coffee makers. Private bathrooms are not ensuite.

Hotel Indigo Athens University Area

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. This 3.5-star property offers access to a business center and meeting rooms.

Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Event facilities measure 9000 square feet (810 square meters). This business-friendly hotel also offers a fitness center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

  • Conference space size (meters) - 810 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 9000 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Restaurant 
  • Total number of rooms - 130 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Shower only 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Private bathroom (not in room) 
  • Free toiletries 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hydromassage showerhead 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Room service 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Hotel Indigo Athens University Area has a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Accessibility

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

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed

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 rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Indigo ATHENS UNIVERSITY AREA
  • Hotel Indigo UNIVERSITY
  • Indigo ATHENS UNIVERSITY AREA

We should mention

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.


Sorry, we seem to have had an issue loading our review content. Try again?

Top Positive Review

Top Positive Review

Top Critical Review