Ratings based on 474 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.0 out of 5
55% of guests recommend
3.3 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Georgia

Not worth the $$ for a Game Day Weekend!

Posted Nov 14, 2016
Run down motel with tiny rooms. Sunday morning staff was rushing us out by 9:00 AM. No extra linens in rooms and bathrooms are smaller than small. NOWHERE near worth the price they charge for a UGA Game Day weekend!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 18, 2016 by Judy Wilson, GM, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you were not happy with your stay at our hotel. Hotels increase their rates during special events such as ballgames, etc. We hope you will give us a second chance to change your view of our hotel. Thank you again.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

Not worth staying...but very friendly staff

Posted Nov 14, 2016
Pros: Friendly staff and clean towels. Decent location 2.5 miles from campus
Cons: Rooms have paper thin walls and you can hear everything from causal conversations to more...Outside patio was littered in cigarette butts that no one had cleaned up. I understand its Auburn weekend but for over $300/night so utterly disappointing
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 16, 2016 by Guest Relations Manager , Hotel Management
Jay, While we are delighted to hear our staff provided you with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and you felt our location was convenient being near the University of Georgia. We are disappointed to learn of the inconveniences you experienced with the noise issues. Thank you for letting us know.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

Nice hotel in a good area

Posted Nov 5, 2016
Pros: Area
Cons: It was good
Came to do work at the University of Georgia. This hotel is only 8 minutes drive away in a very nice area with lots of food places and such. Enjoyed being there, clean, simple, good if you need to come in for one night leave and look for a cheap place.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 16, 2016 by Guest Relations Manager , Hotel Management
IIan, We are elated to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we met your expectations for service, amenities and our location near the University of Georgia was convenient for your working needs. Thank you for sharing and we hope to have you back the next time your work brings you back to the area.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

Do not go there!

Posted Oct 26, 2016
Pros: The bed was comfortable.
Cons: Poor customer service.
Location: Athens, Georgia ----nothing to do
Check in 3pm, told to call ahead to have room ready. In town for wedding at 4pm, called ahead at 12 pm and 2 pm, unable to check in until after wedding. Booked double room, double bed, did not have double room, and it was a smoking room, should have been none smoking. Room was not ready because housecleaning took more than 4 hours to clean, and room was old, and poorly cleaned. Customer service was poor, no ink for printer, could not print out forms for signatures, or copy drivers license. Continental breakfast was slim, many locals in eating food. I will never go to one again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 16, 2016 by Guest Relations Manager , Hotel Management
Desiree, I'm glad you found our location to be convenient, though your impression of our services and hospitality is quite distressing. Thank you for bringing this matters to our attention so we were able to address them. We hope you will change your mind and come back for a better stay next time.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles, CA

Good location for a football game.

Posted Oct 3, 2016
Pros: Location
Cons: Better towels and breakfast that matches competitor's free breakfast.
The location is good as it's only a $5-6 Uber ride to downtown Athens. You will pay more for the room than you get in quality but there really is little choice. Towels are flimsy, room is clean but nothing special. Breakfast is minimal, coffee and bread with some fruit. Not a hot breakfast.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 9, 2016 by Judy Wilson, GM, Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson in Athens, Ga. We appreciate your business and hope to have you visit us again. We have taken note of your response and intend to improve in those area's. Again, Thank you.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from AL

Room was very small.

Posted Oct 3, 2016
Pros: Close to downtown.
The hotel is old but clean. Staff was efficient but not courteous or welcoming.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 9, 2016 by Judy Wilson, GM, Hotel Management
We appreciate your business and hope you will return again in the future. We will address these issue's with our staff. As general manager of this location, please except my sincere apology. I expect quality customer service from all our employee's.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

A blast from the 70s

Posted Sep 11, 2016
Pros: Still had an opening at the last minute for UGA's parents weekend
Cons: Updated the whole hotel!
I wasn't expecting much considering it's a Howard Johnson's but it was overpriced for what you got; it should have been cleaner, and "free breakfast" is a very loose term.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from georgia

fine for what it is

Posted Sep 1, 2016 on Orbitz
nothing special, but adequate. the hallway door didn't close properly, which is probably a security issue. bathroom could have been cleaner, but beds were comfortable and air conditioning worked fine. good enough
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 9, 2016 by Guest Relations Manager , Hotel Management
Kate, Thank you for your detailed review and for bringing these issues to our attention. We have addressed them immediately as we take our guest safety very seriously. We hope you will come see us again the next time your visiting the area.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 18, 2016 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 9, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
So wonderful to hear from you thank you for taking the time to rate your stay with us.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

bedbugs

Posted Aug 12, 2016 on Hotels
we did not complete our stay, due to discovering bedbugs upon check in. bad infestation. traveler beware
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 9, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
I apologize for the inconvenience you encountered and we have addressed this, Any issue related to pest alerts is quickly addressed through professional treatment and investigation.