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Top tips for finding Athens hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Athens, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Athens in December and January.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Athens if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Athens accommodation.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Athens for 3 days.
Students or other visitors who want to be near the restaurants and nightlife should look for a hotel in the downtown area, just north of Broad Street. Graduate Athens is a great hotel for a hip clientele.
If you’re in Athens on business or work travel, you might want to stick to quieter areas, farther away from the university campus and popular college spots. Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown has a business center as well as a large workstation in the room.
Bear Hollow Zoo may be your top destination in Athens while traveling with children. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia and Oconee Forest Park are also near the zoo. If this is your case, look into hotels in the south of the city closer to Woodland Hills, like The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. It’s about an 8-minute drive away from the activities.
For golfers traveling to Athens, you’ll be happy to hear there are a few golf courses around the city. For example, Spring Hills Suites by Marriott Athens West is a great choice for Jennings Mill Country Club, just an 8-minute drive away from the course.
If you plan to visit the museum and see what else the University has to offer, like the Georgia Museum of Natural History, stay at The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel to be within walking distance of the campus.
If you’re a theater buff visiting Athens, you will most likely be hanging out around the theater and arts district. The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Athens Downtown/University Area is only two blocks away.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Athens
Hotel Indigo Athens – University Area, An Ihg Hotel is an eco-chic boutique hotel right downtown. The hotel offers a bridal suite along with specialized venue spaces suited for the event you’re looking for. The hotel is two blocks away from all the restaurants and bars between Hancock Ave and Broad Street.
If you’re visiting Athens on a budget, there are hotel options a little bit farther from the city center and have available public transportation to get you where you need to go. Howard Johnson by Wyndham Athens is an affordable option on the west side of the city. You can get downtown taking either the 6 or the 20 bus line.
There are plenty of affordable options in the area like the Holiday Inn Express Athens – University Area that will suit your needs during your stay in Athens. This hotel is right next to the famous Tree That Owns Itself.
Graduate Athens should suit your needs if you’re looking for something a little bit nicer. It offers a pool and spa as well as live music at The Foundry. It’s in the downtown area and near the North Oconee River. The Classic Center and Georgian Hall are just a 6-minute walk from the hotel.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Athens. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
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