Historic Heartland / Athens

Graduate Athens

295 E. Dougherty St.
Athens, GA 30601

706-549-7020 | 866-928-4367
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Graduate Athens is serendipitously located near the heart of downtown Athens and the historic UGA campus. They've made their home in the Foundry, where blacksmiths crafted famed works like the UGA Arch and the Double-Barreled Cannon. This reimagined space honors the site's roots and preserves a piece of Athens' historic past.

Their carefully curated rooms not only offer a comfy place to lay your head, but they offer little moments of surprise and discovery around every corner. Think of it as a place where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay.

Whether you're in town for a show or visiting for business, you will feel like a local – even if it's your first time in town. This is Graduate – get ready to be inspired.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Facility Amenities

    Bar/Lounge, Exercise Room/Fitness Center, Free Parking, Full Bar, Full-Service Business Center, Full-Service Restaurant, Outdoor Pool, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Pool/Whirlpool (ADA Compliant), Restaurant on Site, Spa on Site

    General Information

    ADA-compliant, Connecting Rooms, Handicapped Accessible

    Meals Served

    Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late-Night, Lunch

    Room Amenities

    In-Room Coffee Maker

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms (Total): 119

    Room Type


    Setting & Style

    Historic & Charming, Metropolitan Setting, Romantic


  • New Year's Eve at Graduate Athens & the Foundry

    New Year's Eve at Graduate Athens & the Foundry

    12/31/2014 - 12/31/2014

    Make the smart choice this year and ring in 2015 with Graduate Athens and Motown legend Martha Reeves & The Grains of Sand Band at the Foundry. Fill the evening with bites and brews as you shake your tail-feather to some of Motown's greatest hits. You've got nowhere to run to but the Graduate Athens this New Year! 

    You'll enjoy complimentary party favors, our famous New Year's balloon drop, and a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 7 p.m. After the party, fill up on your way o... read more

Meeting Rooms

  • Name Dimensions Ceiling Ht Sq. Feet Banquet Cap. Theater Cap. Classroom Cap. U-Shaped Cap. Exhibit Cap. Conference Cap. Reception Cap.
    Foundry Ballroom - - 2660.0 180 250 150 - - - 200
    The Foundry - - - 160 - - - - - 225
    The Pavilion - - 1702.0 90 - - - - - 125
    Galleria I - - 1520.0 70 80 32 - - - 80
    Galleria II - - 1710.0 90 - 90 - - - 125