Here at Graduate Athens, we believe life is a timeless journey filled with memory making stops, extraordinary rites of passage and all of the courageous leaps of faith that get us where we’re going. Welcome to Graduate--where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay.
Just beyond the historic brick facade lies our very own Southern village. While Graduate tips a hand to its historic roots, it has fully embraced the southern Renaissance in all of its artistic edge and glory. Everything you need is right here—
whether you’re in town to wind up or unwind.
You’ll find us conveniently located on the edge of downtown Athens and just a short walk from the classic cool city scene and historic UGA campus. Here’s where you’ll find inside scoop on our favorite stops and spots in and around town.
Our rooms are ready for a night like you’ve never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner including Malin & Goetz amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi. Be prepared to be inspired.
The hotel lobby is caffeinated with just the right blend of grab and go goodness. Think home baked eats and a selection of the best brews. We’ve got just the right shot of espresso to pair with your morning news at Iron Works Coffee.
The Foundry, our historic music venue served as the original iron foundry, and was reimagined to honor the site’s roots and preserve this piece of Athens’ fine past. The multi-tiered structure and soaring beams welcome crystal clear views, stellar acoustics and a place to celebrate the detail and dedication to craft. The Foundry Bar & Grill stocks every local beer imaginable and offers fun fresh fare whether you are catching a new artist or you’re just looking for a place in town to hang out and make some history of your own.
At Graduate we are all about the R&R and making your acquaintance. Melt away your stress, unplug from the world and indulge in a few hours of off the grid me time. Let us know which spa service serves you best, and we can make it happen.
The location in Athens is great, and the value for the money is superb. And best of all - this hotel is PET FRIENDLY!
Parking is a bit cramped when the hotel gets busy (like the 6 wedding weekend we witnessed).
Customer service, design, layout of property.
Busload of highschool kids sports team staying beside and above me were quite rowdy, but hotel staff was able to quiet them after about an hour.