Hotel Indigo Athens Downtown - Univ Area - an IHG hotel

500 College AvenueAthens30601USA
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About Hotel Indigo Athens Downtown - Univ Area - an IHG hotel

Located just a short walk away from University of Georgia, this boutique hotel was one of country’s first LEED Gold-certified hotels and is located right in the heart of the historic city.

The 130 rooms at Hotel Indigo Athens Downtown - Univ Area have been designed using salvaged materials from around the city and feature amenities like free Wi-Fi, TV, and coffeemaker with suites also featuring pull-out sofas.

The hotel houses a restaurant/bar, fitness room and a business center with meeting rooms. There is also a small art display gallery/museum and the Rialto Room which holds music events.

Guests can enjoy Happy Hour cocktails at the in-house v Madison Bar & Bistro with courtyard seating available. The National Restaurant nearby is also a highly rated restaurant.

Georgia Museum of Art (1.3 miles) and Sanford Stadium (0.9 miles) are some of the most visited places Hotel Indigo Athens Downtown - Univ Area.


500 College Avenue, Athens, GA, 30601, USA
Telephone: +1(706)5460430 | Fax: +1(706)5460490 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Unbeatable central location

Guests absolutely loved the location of the hotel, principally for two reasons. Firstly, they described it as being within very short walking distance of downtown Athens, which they said was safe, vibrant and had a number of great bars, restaurants and other amenities. Secondly, it was even closer to the University of Georgia campus, which seemed to be the main destination for many guests.

Great design and decor

Guests were clearly very impressed with the design and décor used in the hotel. They mentioned that it was modern and unique, giving them the sense that they were staying at a very chic and stylish downtown hotel.

Exceptional staff throughout

One of the first things guests brought up in their reviews was that the staff at the hotel were simply wonderful. They were repeatedly praised for being very professional and helpful, with a very strong focus on customer needs and how to meet them.

Negative Reviews

Spotty Wi-Fi

A number of guests reported having problem with the Wi-Fi. The main complaint seemed to be that it was a bit unreliable, with guests sometime being able to get a connection at good speed, and sometimes even get no connection at all.

No issues reported

So far, no recent negative opinion has been expressed by guests about this hotel.

No issues reported

So far, no recent negative opinion has been expressed by guests about this hotel.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1967 reviews across the web
9.1 /10
  • Hotel Indigo
    9.3 /10
  • Expedia
    9.0 /10
    9.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.5 /10
9.1 out of 10 based on 1967 reviews