170 N Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30601-3802
Phone: 706/546-7311   |   Fax: 706/546-7959   |   63 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Your search for hotels in Athens, GA ends here. The BEST WESTERN Athens is conveniently located near the beautiful University of Georgia Campus. It is surrounded by Pre-Civil War Antebellum homes which now serve as office space, specialty shops, and sorority and fraternity houses. Conveniently located only blocks away, you will find our Athens, GA hotel surrounded by Downtown shopping areas, thriving night life, award winning restaurants, and fabulous boutique shopping. Athens Georgia is comparable to no other city! Whether you are visiting for business or leisure, the BEST WESTERN Athens provides a comfortable, clean and friendly environment for all of your needs.

Reasonable rates are just an added bonus to our Athens, GA hotel! Our guest rooms offer free high-speed Internet access, wired and wireless. All rooms proudly boast 32-inch flat screen televisions, Serta® Ultra-Comfort Pillowtop mattresses and a micro/fridge.

Our Athens, GA hotel's staff is infamous for providing every guest with award winning hospitality and happily goes above and beyond for our guests every day. Whether you stay with us for one night or for several, we want to make your stay in our Athens GA hotel as comfortable and memorable as possible.

Our renowned Athens, GA hotel is sure to please any guest. Don't hesitate; reserve your room at the BEST WESTERN Athens today! Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • 100% smoke free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Exterior corridor
  • Laundromat coin operated
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless internet access; All guest rooms are hardwired for internet access
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Complimentary USA Today newspaper
  • 24-hour front office with copier
  • Electronic key card locks
  • U.S. Government Fire/Safety Approved
  • Adjacent to the famous Varsity Restaurant with many fine dining choices nearby
  • Barrier free accommodations
  • Controlled access parking facility
  • Voice messaging services
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups


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Conveniently located, the best western athens in Athens, Georgia is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 33.955485  /  Latitude: -83.388365


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: All directions. The BEST WESTERN Athens is located at the intersection of Georgia 15, Old 441/129 and US 78 at the corner of Broad and Milledge. It is across the street from the famous Varsity restaurant.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Athens-Ben Epps Airport

A public use airpark, Athens Ben Epps Airport (AHN) serves the city of Athens in northern Georgia. Owned by Clarke County, AHN covers 425 acres, and encompasses two runways.

Serviced by SeaPort Airlines, AHN offers daily flights to Nashville, Tennessee. Established in 1917, AHN is named after Georgia initial aviator, Ben T. Epps.

Founders Memorial Garden

Established in 1936, the Founders Memorial Garden serves as a commemoration to the Ladies' Garden Club of Athens – the first garden club in the country. Set in Athens, just 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, this scenic spot is a pride of northern Georgia found less than two miles from the Georgia Museum of Art – neighboring the University of Georgia.

Take a stroll through the nearly three-acre garden – a haven for any fan of botany, forestry or simple garden keeping – and tour the Headquarters House. The Founders Memorial Garden also hosts classes for basic horticulture, landscape design, and garden study. 

Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art is the academic museum on the University of Georgia campus, as well as the state's official art museum. Experience world-class art while touring the Kress Collection, the Cesari Collection, the Green Center Collection, the Daura Center Collection and the Works on Paper exhibit. The museum also features an impressive array of traveling temporary exhibits.

Stroll through the Jane and Harry Wilson Sculpture Garden - dedicated to showcasing works by female artists. An interactive classroom and library are also available for families, students and teachers. After exploring the Georgia Museum of Art, stay near Athens while traveling in northern Georgia.

Highland Walk at Victoria Bryant

Just minutes from Athens in northern Georgia you’ll find Highland Walk golf course – a beautiful, 6,503-yard course with excellent greens and fairways. This public, 18-hole course is flush with rolling hills, Bermuda fairways, and sloping Bermuda Greens, ideal for skilled golfers.

Other enticing features include a full-service snack bar, individual lessons, and an on-site golf shop. Reservations are recommended, so book your tee time at Highland Walk today and experience a true, scenic Georgian round of golf.

McDuffie Fish Hatchery

Located in central Georgia, McDuffie Fish Hatchery provides ample fishing and outdoor recreation year round. The hatchery houses seven different ponds, each an anglers delight, offering up ample largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and channel catfish.

McDuffie features several concrete boat ramps as well, making boating, canoeing, and kayaking a must. Other attractions include covered picnic shelters, pet friendly accommodations, and of course, scenic views.

Sanford Stadium

With the seating capacity for 92,746 football fans, Sanford Stadium is the home turf of the University of Georgia’s Georgia Bulldogs in Athens, east of Atlanta in northern Georgia. Named for Dr. Steadman Vincent Sanford, an early supporter of UGA athletics, the stadium was a venue for the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Originally designed by TC Atwood, the stadium has undergone numerous renovations to accommodate more fans and provide more amenities. Called “the Greatest Spectator Stadium in the South,” Sanford Stadium serves as a battleground every fall for the intense rivalry between UGA and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

T.R.R. Cobb House

Built in 1842, the T.R.R. Cobb House is a historic home found on the National Register of Historic Places. Set in the Cobbham Historic District of Athens, just 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the T.R.R. Cobb House is yet another piece of historic architecture in Georgia. From Tuesday through Saturday, this historic home is open to self-guided and public group tours, so take advantage.

Explore the many exhibits of the T.R.R. Cobb House, including the original furniture of the Cobb family from 1852 to 1862 on the Main Floor. For a comfortable time in northern Georgia, enjoy all you can in Athens after your day in T.R.R. Cobb House.

University of Georgia Golf Course

Aside from being a world-class university, the University of Georgia also houses a public, well-maintained golf course as well. Located in Athens in northern Georgia, this 18-hole course makes for an excellent round for both skilled and novice golfers, due to its recent recognition as one of the “six best public golf course in Georgia.

What’s more, the course also houses a full-service clubhouse and practice facility, for those looking to grab a bite to eat or simply fine-tune their swing. Book a tee time today and play "Where the Dawgs Play.” Make the most of your next visit to Athens.

More Area Attractions & Services

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Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Athens. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

December 2015

December 1-4, 2015
2015 Holiday Book Sale

Get the reader in the family a great holiday gift at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens. There will be plenty of unique books and literature for sale. The book sale begins at 10 a.m.

December 5-13, 2015
8th Annual Christkindlmarkt

Helen's Main Street become a hub for unique Christmas gifts and holiday commerce during this annual market festival. There will be plenty of food and drinks on hand as well. The market opens at 11 a.m.

December 2015

December 5, 2015
2015 Christmas in McDonough

Get into the holiday spirit with McDonough residents during this evening downtown event, featuring a tree lighting ceremony and lively holiday parade to follow. The festivities are held at historic McDonough Square starting at 5 p.m.

January 2016

January 2, 2015
2015 First Saturday Hike

On the first Saturday of 2016, visitors are invited to take a ranger-guided hike of the Etowah Mounds in Cartersville. The hike 1.5 miles long, and features plenty of wildlife and nature viewing opportunities. The hike starts at 9:30 a.m.

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