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      1819 Holiday Drive, Athens
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      Guests must reside outside of 50 mile radius of hotel with the exception of extenuating circumstances such as natural disasters.

      Welcome to Holiday Inn Express Athens

      Enjoy One of the Best Hotels in Athens, Tennessee

      Situated just off Interstate 75 halfway between Chattanooga and Knoxville, TN, Athens is a quiet city nestled in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains. Whether you're in town for business or leisure, we're sure you'll enjoy "The Friendly City."

      Need a place to stay for your business trip? The Holiday Inn Express® Athens, TN hotel is a great choice since we're within five miles of companies like Denso Manufacturing, Johnson Controls, ThyssenKrupp and the Mayfield Dairy headquarters. You can also use our Athens, TN hotel's 24-hour Business Center to prepare a presentation. Our 750-square-foot meeting room is great for hosting events, as well.

      If leisure activities bring you to Athens, TN, our hotel is the perfect jumping-off point to enjoy the surrounding area. Cyclists, bikers and road enthusiasts will appreciate that we're just a short drive from the Cherohala Skyway and the Dragon Back, which boasts more hairpin turns than any other 13-mile stretch of road in the U.S. You can also visit the Lost Sea in Sweetwater, TN and explore the underground lake, go spelunking and then camp overnight inside the cave.

      No matter what brings you to Athens, TN, our hotel's amenities, including an indoor pool and spa, Fitness Center and free, hot breakfast, are sure to please. Make reservations today to enjoy the Southern hospitality that makes us one of the best hotels in Athens, Tennessee.

      Features Our hotel offers secure wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. Additionally, we provide DSL Internet service for those guests who provide wired access. You choose!

      Business Services

      Wireless Data Connection
      Business Center

      Health and Fitness Center (On-site)

      Health/Fitness Center On-Site

      Health and Fitness Center (Off-site)

      Health/Fitness Center Off-Site

      Entertainment and Recreation

      Indoor Pool

      Housekeeping and Laundry Services

      Daily Housekeeping

      Dry Cleaning Pickup or Laundry Valet

      Same Day Dry Cleaning


      Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk

      Nearby Restaurants

      Ruby Tuesday's
      Location:  n/a
      Serves:  Lunch, Dinner
      Serves lunch and dinner with a variety of delicious meals to choose from. The restaurant is within walking distance from the hotel and they also deliver to the hotel lobby.
      Location:  n/a
      Serves:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Serves breakfast in the morning hours, then lunch and dinner. Has a variety of foods to choose from. Within .5 miles from the hotel.
      Location:  n/a
      Serves:  Lunch, Dinner
      Has a lunch and dinner menu. Serves a variety of foods. Within .6 miles from the hotel.
      Waffle House
      Location:  N/A
      Serves:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Open 24 hours a day with a variety of menu options including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Within walking distance from the hotel.
      Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
      Location:  Not located on hotel property
      Serves:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Open Door Cafe
      Serves:  Dinner
      This quaint cafe offers a wide cuisine with warm atmosphere. It is located downtown on the courthouse square and offers rich knowledge of the local history.

      Guestroom data services

      Wireless Data Connection

      High-speed Internet Access

      Business Center data services

      Wireless Data Connection


      High-speed Internet Access

      Public space data services

      Wireless Data Connection

      High-speed Internet Access

      • Number of parking spaces:64
      • Open parking lot well lighted and easy access to hotel entrances
      • Our hotel does not allow pets. There is a 100 cleaning fee for those guests who do not respect our no pet policy.
      • American Express
      • Carte Blanche
      • Diners Club
      • Discover
      • JCB
      • MasterCard
      • Visa
      • English


      • Number of rooms: 4
      • Parking
      • Service Animals Allowed

      Hotel areas that are accessible:

      Guest Rooms

      Exercise Facility


      Concierge Desk

      Registration Desk

      Public Entrance

      Hotel areas with accessible routes from accessible public entrance:

      Exercise Facility

      Meeting Room/Ballroom Area



      Registration Desk


      Accessible Guest Rooms

      Hotel provides the following:

      Portable Tub Seats

      TTY for Guest Use

      Assistive Listening Devices for Meetings Upon Requests

      Communication Kits With Visual Alarms And Notification Devices

      Closed Caption Televisions

      Accessible Self Parking

      Van Accessible Self Parking

      Number of Accessible Meeting Rooms: 1