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170 N Milledge Avenue
Athens, Georgia 30601-3802
United States


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Hotel Overview

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We understand the traveling public has come to expect more amenities when deciding on their lodging needs. So we are pleased to announce we have just opened our brand new tower extension! Our tower has 54 brand new interior guest rooms, a spacious lobby, fitness center, meeting room, large breakfast area and a Hydro Therapy Spa. To book a new tower room, make sure to reserve a room with a tower image!

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The Best Western Athens is conveniently located near the beautiful University of Georgia Campus. It is surrounded by Pre-Civil War Antebellum homes which now serve as office space, specialty shops, and sorority and fraternity houses. Conveniently located only blocks away, you will find our Athens, GA hotel surrounded by Downtown shopping areas, thriving night life, award winning restaurants, and fabulous boutique shopping. Athens Georgia is comparable to no other city! Whether you are visiting for business or leisure, the Best Western Athens provides a comfortable, clean and friendly environment for all of your needs. Let the Best Western Athens be your home away from home during a University of Georgia special event.

Reasonable rates are just an added bonus to our Athens, GA hotel! Our guest rooms offer free high-speed internet access, wired and wireless. All rooms proudly boast 32-inch flat screen televisions, Serta® Ultra-Comfort Pillow Top mattresses and a micro/fridge.

Our Athens, GA hotel's staff is famous for providing every guest with award winning hospitality and happily goes above and beyond for our guests every day.

Our renowned Athens, GA hotel is sure to please any guest. Don't hesitate; reserve your room at the Best Western Athens today! Enjoy your stay.


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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a rented room. The size limit for any one dog shall be 80 pounds. Other pet types (e.g. cats) may be allowed upon the hotel’s approval prior to arrival. The pet friendly rate is $30 per day with a $150 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning and damage deposit of $150 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair or cleaning.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Hotel Amenities


  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Scrambled eggs, omelets, pancake machine, self-serve yogurt machine, bacon, sausage and gravy, buttermilk biscuits, assorted cereals and pastries, assorted juices. Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • 100% smoke free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Free parking, One car per registered room
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Indoor pool Heated Indoor Hydrotherapy Spa with over 20 massaging jets. Open daily 10 AM - 10 PM. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 24-hour front desk Front Desk is staffed 24/7.
  • Laundromat Coin Operated Front Load Washer and Dryers. Nominal fee
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless internet access
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ice/vending machines Ice Machines located on each hotel floor.
  • Hot tub Indoor Hydrotherapy Spa. Open daily 10 AM - 10 PM. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Exercise facility Open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Fitness Center located on-site. Treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, and free weights with bench are available for guest use.
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Inter/Exter corridor
  • Business center Business center equipped with HP computers, free copying and printing services available 24/7.
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy services
  • Audio visual equipment, available
  • Conference services
  • Wedding services Reception space available for rent.
  • Meeting facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Convenience store/Sundry Market Center
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible Elevators available in 7 story interior tower.
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Gift shop or newsstand 24/7 Sundry Shop.
  • 24-hours, seven days a week business center
  • 24-hours, seven days a week market center accepts cash and all major credit cards
  • Electronic RFID key locks
  • U.S. Government Fire/Safety Approved
  • Adjacent to the famous Varsity Restaurant with many fine dining choices nearby
  • Barrier free accommodations
  • Controlled access parking facility
  • Voice messaging services
  • High-speed Internet access

Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 9

  • Physically challenged rooms/facilities available
  • Wheelchair accessible available
  • Visual alarm available
  • Knock lights available

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
  • Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
  • Accessible clear floor space
More Amenities


  • Desk/work area Desks available in all guest rooms.
  • Cable or satellite television
  • High-speed Internet access
  • In-room movies HBO and Showtime.
  • Voice mail
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Iron, ironing board
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Coffee maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wake-up calls Please contact front desk to set-up!
  • Sofabed available Available in our Family Suite rooms.

Standard Rooms

  • The Best Western Athens offers tastefully appointed furnishings that convey the feel of a bed and breakfast inn, but with all the expected conveniences of a modern hotel. Solid, soundproof all-masonry construction, traditional furniture, wing-backed occasional chairs, oversized writing tables, 46-channel remote-controlled cable television with HBO®, AT&T telephone service, dataports, free local calls. For your personal convenience each of our guest rooms are equipped with a coffee brewer, iron and ironing board, microwave, refrigerator, extra-firm beds featuring high quality color coordinated fitted sheets and woven 100 percent cotton thermal blankets, oversized/thick resort style towels, bright/shiny well lighted bath and vanity areas, outstanding shower pressure utilizing free flowing Teledyne Waterpik Shower Massage heads, and high efficiency individually-controlled heat and air-conditioning units.

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
  • Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle

Guest Room Communication Assist Features:

  • Closed-caption televisions
  • Visual fire alarms
  • Visual smoke alarms
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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Walgreens Pharmacy
  • 1.00 mile(s) from First American Bank
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Georgia Power
  • 1.50 mile(s) from YMCA
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Kroger
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Applebees
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Target
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Wal-Mart
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Flowers Incorporated
  • 0.70 mile(s) from Your Pie Franchising, Diners choose their dough, sauce, cheese & toppings at this pizzeria chain with gelato & microbrews.
  • 1.10 mile(s) from Barberitos Franchising, Barberitos hand crafts burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas, nachos and more using locally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients.
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Sams Club
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Zaxby's Headquarters, Zaxby's is a chain of fast food restaurants offering chicken wings, chicken fingers, sandwiches, and salads. The chain operates primarily in the Southern United States, and has more than 800 locations.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Athens Technical College, Athens Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. It was founded in 1958 as Athens Area Vocational-Technical School.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Piedmont Athens Center, Piedmont Athens Regional is a healthcare system located in Athens, Georgia that consists of an acute care hospital with 350-plus beds, four urgent care centers, a network of physicians and specialists, and a home health agency
  • 1.70 mile(s) from St. Mary's Health Care
  • 0.10 mile(s) from See Spark Go, Public Relations Company


  • 0.05 mile(s) from biking, hiking and hoofing, Athens is very well know for outdoor exercise of all types
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Athens Historic Antebellum
  • 0.80 mile(s) from Georgia Theatre, Georgia Theatre is a live music venue and event space in Athens, Georgia. Many prominent national and local acts across all genres have performed at the Theatre, including rock, folk, country, indie, alternative, hip hop and electronic
  • 6.20 mile(s) from Sandy Creek Park, 782-acre outdoor recreation area with nature trails, disc golf & boating activities at Lake Chapman
  • 0.80 mile(s) from Athens "Classic Center", The Classic Center is northeast Georgia's premier award winning convention center and performing arts theatre. Located in the heart of downtown Athens, Georgia, The Classic Center provides unique meeting space, outstanding special events services and a wide range of entertainment options, making this unconventional convention center the choice for conferences, meetings and special events!
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Piedmont Athens Medical, Piedmont Athens Regional is a healthcare system located in Athens, Georgia that consists of an acute care hospital with 350-plus beds, four urgent care centers, a network of physicians and specialists, and a home health agency
  • 0.80 mile(s) from Creature Comforts Brewry, Creature Comforts Brewing Co. is an Athens, Georgia based brewery crafts the finest balanced artisanal beers.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Georgia Museum of Art, The Georgia Museum of Art is an art museum in Athens, Georgia, United States, associated with the University of Georgia. The museum is both an academic museum and, since 1982, the official art museum of the state of Georgia
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Morton Theatre, Built in 1910, The Morton Theatre hosts performances by local and traveling companies.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Lyndon House, Hub of the local art community, LHAC, serves as a gallery space, teaching environment, gift shop/house.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Double Barrell Cannon, Original artifact from the Civil War. Many famous pictures have come from this unique attraction
  • 12.00 mile(s) from J & J Flea Market, Georgia's Largest Flea Market
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Broad River Outpost, Kayak and Canoe rental


  • Across the street from The Varsity, Fast Food, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Hot dogs and hamburgers, french fries and onion rings. An Athens tradition for over 80 years
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Saucehouse BBQ, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Rustic-style kitchen offering classic BBQ options with a choice of sauce, plus a bar with tap brews
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Depalmas Italian Cafe, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, Contemporary trattoria fare & wines served amid homey, old-school furnishings in a family eatery
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Porterhouse Grill, Bar/Lounge, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner, Polished, casual steakhouse offering classic meals & a wine list, plus live jazz on Wednesdays
  • 0.75 mile(s) from The Grit, Cafe, Vegetarian, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 100% meat-free eatery in a historic building serves innovative dishes in a diner-style setting
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Five and Ten, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Upscale spot for creative, contemporary Southern cooking with Sunday brunch & weekly burger nights
  • 0.75 mile(s) from The Last Resort, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner, Contemporary Southern cooking in the former space of an iconic music club graced with local artwork
  • 0.90 mile(s) from Shokitini, Bar/Lounge, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner, Upmarket Japanese place featuring hibachi entrees, house sushi rolls & sake, plus karaoke rooms
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Red Lobster, Bar/Lounge, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.75 mile(s) from Applebee's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.75 mile(s) from Chili's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.90 mile(s) from Taziki's, Cafe, Mediterranean, Open for: lunch, dinner, Comfy chain eatery providing made-to-order gyros & other Mediterranean dishes plus beer & wine
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Logan's Roadhouse, Bar/Lounge, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner,


  • .5 mile(s) from University of Georgia
  • 8 mile(s) from Athens Technical College
  • 3 block(s) from Piedmont College
  • 45 mile(s) from Gainsville Technical College
  • 30 mile(s) from Gwinnett Technical College

Nearby Cities

  • 18 mile(s) from Colbert
  • 20 mile(s) from Winder
  • 20 mile(s) from Jefferson
  • 22 mile(s) from Lexington
  • 22 mile(s) from Monroe
  • 22 mile(s) from Danielsville
  • 26 mile(s) from Madison
  • 26 mile(s) from Commerce
  • 41 mile(s) from Elberton
  • 43 mile(s) from Conyers
  • 60 mile(s) from Atlanta


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Athens Downtown, 30 Specialty shops within 3 miles radius
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Five Points, Local, specialty shops and restaurants
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Alps/Beechwood, Shopping center, movie theater, and restaurants
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Georgia Square Mall, Indoor Mall with food court and over 50 shops
  • 25 mile(s) from Tanger Outlet Mall, Shopping-mall chain featuring a variety of brand-name and designer outlet stores
  • 5.40 mile(s) from Epps Bridge Centre, Outdoor shopping mall with cinema and restaurants


  • 65 mile(s) from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 5 mile(s) from Athens Ben Epps