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Hotel Indigo Athens Downtown - Univ Area

500 College Avenue| Athens Georgia | 30601| United States| 1-706-2861704| Email Hotel
1-706-54604901-706-2861704
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Hotel Indigo Athens Downtown - Univ Area

A room with a view & a soundtrack.

In a pitchperfect downtown location convenient to restaurants, clubs and the University of Georgia, the Hotel Indigo® Athens Downtown University Area hotel is truly an inspiring alternative to your typical stay. Our thriving downtown neighborhood resonates with local color and sound, as does our hotel, offering everything from farm-to-table cuisine at Madison Bar and Bistro to our own art gallery featuring works by local artists. Relax in our courtyard with a distinctive cocktail from the bar, or reserve our Rialto Room for a private gathering or event. Our green hotel is LEED Gold Certified, and we’re pet-friendly, with special amenities for your furry friends.

Rooms

To inspire your travel

Highlights
Highlights
Distinctly Southern Style
Elevate Your Event
Distinctly Southern Style
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The Classic City has always been a cultural hub for artists and entertainers, and we've brought them under our roof! We invite you to spend time in our art gallery. Our collection changes seasonally to highlight the diverse local artists, each piece carefully curated to delight the senses--a perfect stop on your visit to the Lyndon House next door!
Elevate Your Event
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Our Rialto Club offers a chic alternative to stuffy boardrooms and cookie-cutter venues. Whether you're hosting a corporate event, reuniting with former classmates, or dancing the night away with wedding guests, our downstairs private event space is the place to make it happen --with premium bar selections, tasty catering options, and AV support.
  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum Check-In Age: 21
  • Credit Cards

  • Languages

  • Important Update

  • Internet Access

  • Parking

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      • Parking Description:$10.00 per day per car. As parking is limited, the hotel may not be able to accommodate guests with over-sized or multiple vehicles on high occupancy evenings. Parking is included in the rate on football weekends, but is limited to 1 car per room.
      • Number of Parking Spaces: 130
  • Pet Policy

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      • Pets Allowed
      • Guide Dogs, Service Animals Allowed
      • We are pet friendly! Up to 2 dogs per room with a 75 USD nonrefundable cleaning fee. The fee will be waived for service animals with proper documentation.
      • Pet Deposit per Stay: 75 USD
  • Accessibility

    • See Details
      • 7 Accessible Rooms
      • 3 Wheelchair Accessible Parking Spaces
      • Disabled or Accessible Parking
  • Facility

    • See Details
      • Number of Rooms: 130
      • Number of Suites: 12
      • Number of Non-Smoking Rooms: 130
      • Number of Accessible Rooms: 7
      • Number of Floors: 5
      • Total Number of Rooms with One Bed: 89
      • Executive Floors Available
      • Interior Corridors
      • FEMA Property Number: GA5549
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Area Attraction

Amenities

Business Services

  • Business Center
  • Copying Services
  • Email and Internet
  • Fax Services
  • PC Available
  • Unstaffed Business Center
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Open 24/7
  • Alternatives for Business Center: Guests needing additional business services that the hotel cannot accomodate can contact Bel Jean Copy/Print on Broad Street in downtown Athens.

Health and Fitness Center, On-site

Treadmill, Elliptical, Free Weights, Stair Stepper, Stationary Bike. Yoga Mat/Ball. All available on lobby level with 24 hours access

On-Site Fitness Center Available

  • Hours: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Fitness Center Type:Limited Offering

Standard Internet Services

  • Standard Internet service is free for all guests
  • Wired Internet Available in Standard Rooms, Executive Rooms, Suites, Business Center, Public Areas and Meeting Spaces.
  • Wireless Internet Available in Standard Rooms, Executive Rooms, Suites, Business Center, Public Areas and Meeting Spaces.
  • Internet Access Fee: 0 USD

    Entertainment and Recreation

    • Live Entertainment

      Pets Policy

      • Pets Allowed
      • Guide Dogs, Service Animals Allowed
      • We are pet friendly! Up to 2 dogs per room with a 75 USD nonrefundable cleaning fee. The fee will be waived for service animals with proper documentation.
      • Deposit: 75 USD

      Housekeeping, Laundry Services

      • Daily Housekeeping
      • Weekly Housekeeping
      • Dry Cleaning Pickup, Laundry
      • Same-Day Dry Cleaning

      Miscellaneous

      • Safety Deposit Box available, Front Desk

      Guest Rooms

      Premium Services

      Entertainment

      • Cable/Satellite TV
      • Stereo/Radio
      • Premium Channels Available
      • High Definition TV

      Workspace / Desk

      • Work desk with lamp
      • Desk Level Electrical Outlet
      • Spare Electrical Outlet at Desk
      • Electrical Adapters Available
      • Power Converters Available

      Phone / Fax

      • Phone with Voicemail
      • Cordless Phone
      • Direct Dial Phone
      • Speaker Phone

      Spa-like Bathrooms

      • Hairdryer
      • Private Bathroom

      Standard Internet Services

      • Standard Internet service is free for all guests
      • Wired Internet Available
      • Wireless Internet Available
      • Internet Access Fee: 0 USD

      Refreshment / Kitchen

      • Coffee Maker
      • Tea Maker

      Miscellaneous

      • Connecting Rooms Available
      • Double Glazed Windows
      • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
      • Iron / Ironing Board
      • Rollaway Bed/Cot
      • Separate Hanging Closet
      • All room non-smoking
      • Separate Hanging Closet
      • Crib
      • Number of Closets: 1

      Executive Club Level

      Premium Services

      Entertainment

      • Cable/Satellite TV
      • Stereo/Radio
      • Premium Channels Available
      • High Definition TV

      Workspace / Desk

      • Work desk with lamp
      • Desk Level Electrical Outlet
      • Spare Electrical Outlet at Desk
      • Electrical Adapters Available
      • Power Converters Available

      Phone / Fax

      • Phone with Voicemail
      • Cordless Phone
      • Direct Dial Phone
      • Speaker Phone

      Spa-like Bathrooms

      • Hairdryer
      • Bathrobe
      • Private Bathroom

      Standard Internet Services

      • Standard Internet service is free for all guests
      • Wired Internet Available
      • Wireless Internet Available
      • Internet Access Fee: 0 USD

      Refreshment / Kitchen

      • Coffee Maker
      • Tea Maker

      Miscellaneous

      • Connecting Rooms Available
      • Double Glazed Windows
      • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
      • Iron / Ironing Board
      • Rollaway Bed/Cot
      • Separate Hanging Closet
      • All room non-smoking
      • Separate Hanging Closet
      • Crib
      • Number of Closets: 1

      Suites

      Premium Services

      Entertainment

      • Cable/Satellite TV
      • Stereo/Radio
      • Premium Channels Available
      • High Definition TV

      Workspace / Desk

      • Work desk with lamp
      • Desk Level Electrical Outlet
      • Spare Electrical Outlet at Desk
      • Electrical Adapters Available
      • Power Converters Available

      Phone / Fax

      • Phone with Voicemail
      • Cordless Phone
      • Direct Dial Phone
      • Speaker Phone

      Spa-like Bathrooms

      • Hairdryer
      • Bathtub
      • Bathrobe
      • Private Bathroom

      Standard Internet Services

      • Standard Internet service is free for all guests
      • Wired Internet Available
      • Wireless Internet Available
      • Internet Access Fee: 0 USD

      Refreshment / Kitchen

      • Coffee Maker
      • Tea Maker

      Miscellaneous

      • Connecting Suites Available
      • Double Glazed Windows
      • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
      • Iron / Ironing Board
      • Rollaway Bed/Cot
      • Separate Hanging Closet
      • All room non-smoking
      • Separate Hanging Closet
      • Crib
      • Sofa Bed, Sleeper Couch
      • Number of Closets: 1

      Local Restaurants

      The Madison Bar and Bistro is truly a unique hotel dining experience. The seasonally changing menu features a variety of breakfast and dinner items, and the coffee is roasted just down the street at Jittery Joe's.

      Summary

      • Number of Restaurants: 1
      • Cocktail Lounge
      • Room Service
      • Service Hours : 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM

      Restaurants

      • Madison Bar and Bistro
      • Location: Across from Lobby
      • Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert
      • Hours: 6:00 AM-10:30 AM
        5:00 PM-11:00 PM -
      • 1-706-5460430
      • Casual gourmet dining located within the lobby of Hotel Indigo. Enjoy breakfast and dinner inside or outside in the courtyard when the weather is pleasant. Our Farmstead Lounge is available for more private seating. We also feature a full service bar with wireless internet access for our business travellers. Lunch is not served, but any of our front desk agents would be happy to guide you to any of dozens of local restaurants steps away in beautiful downtown Athens!

      Bars & Lounges

      • Madison Bar and Bistro
      • Location: Lobby
      • Hours: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
      • 1-706-5460430
      • Bars and Lounge Menu
      • The bar offers an extensive list of beer, wine and spirits. Full breakfast and dinner menus are served. Complimentary Wi-Fi access. Three televisions for watching big sports events. Open until 11pm, Sunday-Thursday and midnight, Friday-Saturday.

      Neighborhoods

      Explore our neighborhood.

      Athens, Georgia is a small town with a big city feel and culture-heavy downtown. Just five streets wide, Downtown Athens is home to a storied music scene that produced bands like R.E.M., the B-52s, and Widespread Panic. With a rising culinary reputation, Athens cuisine stands out with award-winning chefs like Top Chef Hugh Acheson serving Nouveau-Southern fare. Home to 37,000 University of Georgia students who make up a third of the city's population, Athens embodies the college town vibe (but gives a warm welcome to visitors of any age). The city offers restaurants, resurrected music spaces, lounges, boutiques, and breweries. Downtown Athens can be summed up quite simply: the energy is lively, the locals are boho, and the craft cocktails are strong.

      University of Georgia

      Founded in 1785, UGA is the oldest state-chartered public university in the nation. Today its 37,000 students make up a third of the town's population. Walk the tree-shaded campus and look at the splendid 19th-century buildings, including the Old College, built in 1806, and the university president's house, a Greek Revival mansion built in the late 1850s.

      University of Georgia
      The Tree That Owns Itself

      This iconic white oak in Athens has legal ownership of the small patch of land it grows on. It's the descendant of an oak that was so beloved by its owner, Col. W.J. Jackson, that he deeded it to itself in 1832. The Junior Ladies Garden Club planted the current oak in 1942 after its parent fell in a storm.

      The Tree That Owns Itself
      State Botanical Garden of Georgia

      Find your inner peace at this 313-acre preserve full of native plants, trees, and flowers. The Shade Garden, a light-dappled glade planted with magnolias, azaleas, and dogwoods, is as Southern as it gets. There are also five miles of nature trails with benches and trees where you can take a break from the Georgia sun.

      State Botanical Garden of Georgia
      Georgia Museum of Art

      See the work of local, regional, and national artists, as well as traveling exhibits from around the world, at the state's official art museum. Its permanent collection includes a wealth of works by 19th- and 20th-century masters like Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keeffe, and famed Georgia-born folk artist Howard Finster.

      Georgia Museum of Art
      40 Watt Club

      This is the cathedral of college rock, an epic music club that's one of the birthplaces of punk rock and new wave music. R.E.M. got its start here, along with The B-52s and a slew of legendary bands in the late 1970s. These days, the cavernous club is home base for a new generation of Athens bands.

      40 Watt Club
      Hendershots

      By day it's a coffee shop. By night it's a bar, with craft beer and cocktails replacing the espresso and lattes — plus live bands, open mic, and poetry readings. You can catch Max ZT, the "Jimi Hendrix of the Hammered Dulcimer," one night and a discussion of Georgia poets led by a University of Georgia professor the next.

      Hendershots
      Georgia Theatre

      A 1930s movie theater turned iconic music venue hosts local bands as well as nationally touring acts like the Alabama Shakes, Willie Nelson, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. There's more live music on the Rooftop, a bar and restaurant atop the theater with sweeping views of Athens.

      Georgia Theatre
      The Classic Center

      The most formal venue in town is at the Athens Convention Center. It features nationally touring acts like Wilco, Allison Krauss, and David Sedaris. With a more upscale vibe than the downtown music clubs, it serves as an alternative to Athens' typical blue-jeans-and-pitcher-of-beer feel.

      The Classic Center
      Condor Chocolates

      Spend Cheat Day at this bean-to-bar chocolatier and cafe in Athens' Five Points neighborhood. Award-winning chef Peter Dale and his brother, Nick, use cacao from their mother's native Ecuador to make pastries, hot cocoa, and a chocolate bar chock full of Georgia pecans that's to die for.

      Condor Chocolates
      Maepole

      Athens' favorite restauranteur Peter Dale makes it easy to eat fresh and healthy with a gourmet spin on fast food. You choose from ingredients like mashed sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, and beef meatballs, and get them piled them in a bowl and slathered with a sauce. It's perfect for a quick bite.

      Maepole
      Five & Ten

      Athens' most popular Sunday brunch spot features modern takes on Southern classics, like bourbon waffles, figbread pudding, and a version of eggs Benedict served on biscuits instead of English muffins. Chef and Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson is a regular on top-10 lists across the country.

      Five & Ten
      The National

      This beloved Athens eatery puts a Southern flair on European and Mediterranean food. Start with tapas like Medjool dates stuffed with Manchego cheese, then try the pan-roasted fish of the day. They work magic with veggies too, like seared pole beans with sesame, roasted beet with harissa, and zucchini with nduja.

      The National

      Offers

      Gatherings & Events

      Gatherings & Events

      Gathering And Events-Facilities

      Hotel Indigo Athens' outside of the box meeting and event spaces inspire your guests. We are able to accommodate the small meetings from 8 up to 250 person social receptions.

      • Total of Meeting Rooms: 4
      • Total Area of Meeting Space: 9000 SQ FT
      • Sales and Meeting Professionals On-Site: 3
      • Largest Room Capacity: 300
      • Largest Room Measurement: 12000
      • Smallest Room Measurement: 160
      • Exhibit Space Available

      Ready to Reserve?

      • For questions or to book by phone: 1-706-5460430
      • For questions or to book by email: abbyhicks@indigoathens.com
      Gathering And Events-Equipment
      • Cable Modem
      • Digital Projector
      • Dvd Player
      • LCD Projector
      • Lectern or Podium
      • Microphone
      • Modem Lines
      • Flip Chart and Markers
      • Whiteboards
      • Pens, Pencils and Pads Provided
      Gathering And Events-meetings
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