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Athens, GA, United States
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Cheapest month:June
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Athens:$250/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$52/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$83 - $479
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$140 - $401
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Athens

About Athens

On the banks of the North Oconee River, Athens is a lively college town centred around its historic university. It’s home to stunning 19th-century mansions and the state botanical garden, as well as a quirky tree landmark.

Things to do

Stroll along the nature trails winding through the themed gardens of the beautiful State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Learn about the importance of cotton, tobacco and pears to Georgia’s social history in the Heritage Garden and journey around the world in the International Garden.

Athens is renowned for its antebellum architecture, with the octagon-designed T.R.R. Cobb House one of the city’s most striking landmarks. It has been beautifully restored to reflect its appearance during the mid-19th century, with original furnishings, period artefacts and weaponry on display.

Also of note is the Greek Revival mansion of Taylor Grady House, built in the mid-1840s for the state militia leader, General Robert Taylor. Stop in at the Church-Waddel-Brumby House, a Federal-style museum believed to be the oldest surviving residence in the city.

One of quirkiest landmarks in Athens is the Tree That Owns Itself, a white oak deemed to have legal ownership of itself by a University of Georgia professor in the 1820s. While the original tree fell in 1942, a new tree was grown using one of its acorns on the same site and is now affectionately known as the “Son of The Tree That Owns Itself”.

Getting around

Athens is around 1.5 hours’ drive from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and there are regular buses to the centre of Atlanta. Buses and taxis also service Athens and the downtown area is compact enough to explore on foot.

Athens travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Athens?

    Best Western Athens (7.6/10 from 323 reviews), Hilton Garden Inn Athens Downtown (8.5/10 from 208 reviews), and SpringHill Suites by Marriott Athens West (8.8/10 from 210 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Athens.

  • What is a good hotel near University of Georgia-Athens?

    Best Western Athens is a hotel near University of Georgia-Athens that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 7.6 across 323 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Athens near Sanford Stadium?

    The most popular hotel near Sanford Stadium is Best Western Athens, with 323 HotelsCombined users scoring it 7.6/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Downtown Athens?

    If you’re visiting Downtown Athens then the nearby Best Western Athens is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (323 reviews scoring it at an average 7.6/10).

  • How much do hotels in Athens cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Athens have been around $159 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Athens?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Athens starting from $125 per night in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Athens tonight?

    Users have found prices for hotels in Athens tonight starting as low as $125, rising to an average cost of $159, based on searches in the last 72 hours. Prices start from $163 for a 4-star hotel in Athens for tonight.