Historic Roots, Southern Charm and Iconic Music Hall with a Whole Lotta Soul

Historic Roots, Southern Charm and Iconic Music Hall with a Whole Lotta Soul

Welcome to Graduate Athens – where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay.

Perhaps you’ve noticed we’ve made a home in the Foundry, where blacksmiths crafted famed works like the UGA Arch and the Double-Barreled Cannon. We’re located near downtown and just a short walk from the scenic and historic UGA campus. Our hotel has crafted the perfect setting for a wedding, company meet up and is the all-around smartest place to stay in Athens, GA.

The Foundry, our music venue, was reimagined to honor the site’s roots and to preserve this piece of Athens’ fine past. The multi-tiered venue welcomes crystal clear views, stellar acoustics and a place to celebrate with craft brews, Southern eats and new artists.

So, whether you’re dropping in for a show, showing off the alma mater or attending a meeting here in town, we’re here to make it memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip smart staff (#humblebrag) can guide you around Georgia’s finest – so that you feel like a local – even if it’s your first time in Athens.

Sit back with a copy of The Red and Black, grab a Terrapin Liquid Bliss and bite at the Foundry – this is the good life in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Our Athens boutique hotel 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. This is Graduate – get ready to be inspired.

“Ever crowned with praise and glory Georgia, hail to thee!”

24-Hour Fitness Center

Lace up your sneaks to get that heart rate up or pump iron anytime you please in our 24-hour fitness center located on the first floor of Hoyt House.

Pet Friendly

We love furry friends probably a little more than the next guy and would never dare ask you leave them at home during your travels. In fact, when you bring your four-legged companion along for the ride, they stay for free. Plus, we’ve teamed up with our pals at BarkBox to make your pup’s stay extra special. When you check in with Fido, he’ll receive a complimentary BarkBox as well as a bowl and blanket to enjoy during his stay*.

*BarkBoxes are complimentary. If you wish to take the bowl or blanket home with you, they are available for purchase through our front desk.

Shuttle Service

We always think a town is best explored on foot, but if your destination is a little further than you’d prefer to hoof it, we’re happy to give you a lift in our complimentary shuttle*.

*Shuttle service is based on availability and arrangements can be made through our front desk.

Complimentary Bike Rentals

Explore Athens on two wheels with our complimentary bikes. Available for rental through our front desk.

Outdoor Pool

Cool off by making a splash in our plunge pool or catch some rays atop our colorful lounge chairs. Our outdoor pool is open 7:00am to 11:00pm Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Spa at Graduate Athens

Treat yourself to some well-deserved R&R at The Spa at Graduate Athens. From facials and massages to mani/pedis, we’ll make your skin glow, back relaxed and nails perfectly manicured. For a full list of our services, check out the link below.

Spa Menu