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Graduate Athens

Graduate Athens welcomes pets of any size for an additional fee of $35 per pet, per night. Both dogs and cats are allowed. There are grassy pet relief areas on the property.
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Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 3 queen beds
    • Up to 6 people
    • Pet fee additional
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Welcome to Graduate Athens, where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay. We are located a short walk from the UGA campus and downtown Athens. Whether you're dropping in for a show at the Foundry, our multi-tiered music venue, or in town showing off the Alma Mater, our warm, friendly whip smart staff will be your compass guide so you can feel like a local, even if it's your first time in town. They provide use of a pet bed and dishes and offer Fido treats! Get ready for a night like you've never had before. Get ready to be inspired.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Graduate Athens has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Hand sanitizer is provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Cashless payment is available.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Restaurant
  • Parking Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Exterior Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Graduate Athens has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 19 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 1,092 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Anthony
    Oct. 15, 2022
    great place

    very retro

  • Jennifer
    Oct. 8, 2022
    In the middle of a remodel

    I try to find us nice places to stay that allow dogs, places with character and excellent locations.
    The line of Graduate hotels and the line of Kimpton hotels are both excellent for that. I very much like this Graduate. Athens, GA is an even cooler town than I hoped it would be. It is full of historic character and creative individualistic businesses. As per usual with Graduates, this hotel in in walking distance to the University and to tons of places to eat and drink. Also in line with the Graduate way, the rooms are decorated with a sense of humor and style that is charming and engaging.

    But this property is what was called a motor court motel. The Graduate was in the process of renovating in as we were there in August of 2022, converting it into a full on Graduate experience.
    I believe this means our room was newly redone. It looked visually great - less upscale than other Graduates we've stayed at like in New Haven, Philadelphia, and in Chapel Hill, but very creative and fun.
    It is great that they allow dogs. But they need to keep up the cleaning in those rooms. For a newly redone room, our room already had that doggy stink which we've never experienced in Kimpton or in the other Graduates. And it they aren't going to be careful about odor control and cleaning, the remodel designer should seriously consider leaving the dog friendly rooms with exposed concrete floors which they could seal.

    You have to pay for the privilege of staying with a dog, presumably because that creates a contingency fund for extra room cleaning effort. Housekeeping needs to keep up with that. So heads up if you are smell sensitive. And just know also that this is a fun redo over the skeleton of a motor court motel. They need to set their prices accordingly. FYI you'll be charged for parking, the pet fee, and all things like coffee, breakfast, are a la carte add ons. The check-in/coffee and breakfast lounge area is stunning design, full of exposed brick and vibrant colors: very cool.

  • Toni
    Jul. 27, 2022
    Cool theme

    The Graduate was a great place to stay, right in the heart of Athens in the college district. Close to everything. Very pet friendly though could have used a bit more grassy area but was able to talk a good walk in town. Loved the college theme idea.

  • Dannielle
    Jul. 17, 2022

    Will be back in October. Beulah approved.

  • John
    Mar. 20, 2022
    Downtown Convenient

    Extremely convenient to downtown Athens. Dog friendly hotel with some green space for dogs. Would be nicer if there was a dedicated pet area but this worked for us on an overnight stay.

  • Susan
    Mar. 15, 2022
    Good location for dog walking

    Accommodations are so-so for humans.

  • Kymberly
    Jul. 27, 2021
    Pet Friendly AND Great Location

    It was beyond all expectations. Very nice, comfy beds, pet friendly, and great location. Absolutely recommend it.

  • Mona
    May. 28, 2021
    Athens, Georgia

    Very pet friendly and fun place to stay.

  • Emily
    Mar. 13, 2021
    Great location, very dog friendly

    Walking distance to everything

  • Susan
    Nov. 6, 2020
    Very welcoming

    Loved this resort. Will definitely return this fun retro hotel.

  • Scott
    Nov. 5, 2020
    Great hotel

    This was a really cool place.

  • Meeta
    Sep. 1, 2020
    Great location!

    The Graduate Athens was a great place for us to stay. The staff was extremely friendly and had a lot of areas for pups to relieve themselves. It is also really close to the campus so you can take your pup walking around there. I would stay again at the Graduate Athens!

  • Dale
    Sep. 9, 2019
    Great place for humans and canines

    We stayed one night and will definitely be back!

  • Pj
    More than a year ago
    it was great

    Wonderful service. Lots of other dogs visiting.
    I had forgotten to pack the pup’s snacks but they they handed us a Barkbox when we checked in!!

  • Barbara Grosh
    More than a year ago
    both charming and welcoming

    We loved nearly everything about this place. Funky retro decor was fun, staff was friendly and helpful, dogs were treated well, the coffee shop with its college students was just lovely. Would come back again for sure!

  • Jennifer on Feb. 7, 2022
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  • Carrie on Sep. 9, 2019
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