Tips for booking a Athens hotel

Cheapest month:June
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Athens:R2 737/night
Absolute cheapest price found:R568/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
R900 - R5 232
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
R1 522 - R4 383
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 (7,9/10 from 282 reviews), Hilton Garden Inn Athens Downtown (8,6/10 from 191 reviews), and SpringHill Suites by Marriott Athens West (8,7/10 from 188 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 7,9 across 282 reviews.

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

    Best Western Athens is the hotel close to Sanford Stadium that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 282 reviews rating it at 7,9/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Downtown Athens?

    282 HotelsCombined reviews of Best Western Athens score it 7,9/10, making it a highly recommended hotel near Downtown Athens.