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Motel 6 Canton, TX
2 out of 5
3001 N Trade Days Blvd, Canton, TX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $60 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated in a rural location, this motel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from First Monday Trade Days. Old Mill Marketplace ...
3.8/5Good! (396 reviews)
"It was a nice place with a pool my kids and I had a great time"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Motel 6 Canton, TX
Days Inn by Wyndham Canton
2 out of 5
17299 S I-20 Hwy 19, Canton, TX
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The price is $60 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Situated in Canton, this motel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from First Monday Trade Days. Old Mill Marketplace ...
2.9/5 (65 reviews)
"Location was close to our activities!"

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Canton
Super 8 by Wyndham Athens TX
2 out of 5
205 Dallas Hwy 175, Athens, TX
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The price is $55 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 25
Situated in Athens, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from East Texas Arboretum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Henderson County Historical Museum and Athens City Park. ...
3.7/5Good! (473 reviews)
"The room was very well maintained and clean.I felt very comfortable staying there during my visit. The Wyndham 8 is an excellent place to stay."

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Athens TX
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Days Inn by Wyndham Fairfield
2 out of 5
603 W Highway 84, Fairfield, TX
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The price is $61 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Situated in Fairfield, this motel is 6.3 mi (10.2 km) from Fairfield Lake State Park.
3.6/5Good! (114 reviews)
"Still not serving breakfast."

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Fairfield
Super 8 by Wyndham Fairfield Tx
2 out of 5
370 E I45, Fairfield, TX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $74 per night from Jul 31 to Jul 31
Situated in Fairfield, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fairfield Hospital District, Fairfield County Museum, and Moody Bradley House. Fairfield Lake State ...
4/5Very Good! (183 reviews)
"Clean and reasonably priced"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Fairfield Tx
Super 8 by Wyndham Canton
2 out of 5
17350 Interstate 20, I-20 and Hwy 19, Canton, TX
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The price is $60 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated in Canton, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Old Mill Marketplace, First Monday Trade Days, and Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark. East Texas Gators ...
3.2/5 (51 reviews)
"I like everything."

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Canton
Countryside Inn
2.5 out of 5
1614 West Royall Boulevard, Malakoff, TX
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The price is $60 per night from Jul 31 to Jul 31
Situated in Malakoff, this motel is 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from Cedar Creek Reservoir and 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from East Texas Arboretum. Henderson County Historical Museum ...
3.4/5 (74 reviews)
"Very clean room. Simple property, comfortable bed. Mexican food restaurant on property. Will stay here again when back in town."

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Countryside Inn
Gun Barrel Executive Inn
2 out of 5
2111 West Main Street, Mabank, TX
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The price is $73 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated on a lake, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cedar Creek Reservoir and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Tom Finley Park. Whatz-Up Family Fun Park and Purtis Creek ...
3.1/5 (184 reviews)
"Nice to be in a small town. Housekeeping saw me outside my door, stopped and told me if I needed anything, let her know. That seems like 4 star service at a 2 star ranked motel. I will stay there next visit."

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Gun Barrel Executive Inn
Van Inn
2.5 out of 5
2800 East I-20, Van, TX
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The price is $50 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated in Van, this motel is 6.6 mi (10.7 km) from Garden Valley Golf Resort and 11.2 mi (17.9 km) from East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park. Salt Palace Museum ...
3.3/5 (52 reviews)
"It was good. I would stay here again if I’m back in the area"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

Van Inn
Victorian Inn
2 out of 5
1803 State Highway 31 East, Athens, TX
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The price is $70 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated in Athens, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Henderson County Fairgrounds, Athens Scuba Park, and Henderson County Historical Museum. Cain Park II ...
3.1/5 (91 reviews)
"#1They advertise they serve breakfast but when I asked the guy so no due to covid. They need to catch up with what’s going on. A lot of Hotels everywhere are servicing breakfast. #2 They need bigger and thicker towels. Those towels would be good for my 5 y/o grandsons. Extra roll of toilet paper"

Reviewed on May 16, 2021

Victorian Inn
Budget Inn Fairfield
2 out of 5
303 Interstate 45 West, Fairfield, TX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $55 per night from Jul 31 to Jul 31
Located in the heart of Fairfield, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fairfield Hospital District, Fairfield County Museum, and Moody Bradley House. Fairfield ...
3.5/5Good! (54 reviews)
#MikeG
"I had ko complaints at all, the room was clean. It wasnt too expensive, and the drive to my work location was 15 minutes away! Perfect"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Budget Inn Fairfield
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Best Western Plus Royal Mountain Inn & Suites

Best Western Plus Royal Mountain Inn & Suites

2.5 out of 5
1814 Highway 31 E US, Athens, TX
The price is $85 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
4.5/5Wonderful! (533 reviews)
"Easy to book, good location, great staff"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2021

Best Western Plus Royal Mountain Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens, an IHG Hotel

2.5 out of 5
1119 E Tyler St, Athens, TX
The price is $94 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
4.3/5Excellent! (424 reviews)
"It was a great experience"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens, an IHG Hotel
Super 8 by Wyndham Athens TX

Super 8 by Wyndham Athens TX

2 out of 5
205 Dallas Hwy 175, Athens, TX
The price is $55 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 25
3.7/5Good! (473 reviews)
"The room was very well maintained and clean.I felt very comfortable staying there during my visit. The Wyndham 8 is an excellent place to stay."

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Athens TX
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Athens Motels for the Frugal Traveler

There are 9 hotels and other accommodations in Athens including only 2 inexpensive motels. When you pick one of these budget-friendly accommodations, you might not have many of the amenities found in a traditional hotel but you'll save more cash to use on your vacation.

Fun fact: The word "motel" was coined in 1925 by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel in San Luis Obispo, California. Often just a story or two, motel properties usually have outdoor access to guestrooms from the parking lot.

Listed below are some of Expedia customers' best-rated Athens motels available to book:

Super 8 by Wyndham Athens TX

  • Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Victorian Inn

  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and a business center are available during your stay.

Things to Do in Athens

Enjoy the coffeehouses in this relaxing, family-friendly area while you're sightseeing. Visitors like Athens for its shops.

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Cain Park II
  • Central Park
  • Athens City Park

You'll find these family-friendly attractions in the area:

  • Henderson County Fairgrounds
  • New York - Texas Zipline Adventure

During your trip, here are some other places to visit:

  • Athens Scuba Park
  • East Texas Arboretum
  • Henderson County Performing Arts Center

Athens is also known for its:

  • Scuba diving
  • Parks
  • Breweries
  • Wineries

Best Time to Visit Athens

Determine the optimal time to visit Athens by reviewing the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 72° F and nighttime temperatures average 34° F
  • April-June: 91° F is the daytime average and 49° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 95° F and nighttime averages are around 60° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 83° F during the day and 34° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 42.95 inches in a year

How to Get to Athens and Around the Area

Athens Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Tyler, TX (TYR-Pounds Regional) Airport 29.2 mi (47 km)

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