Hotel Abacus formerly Graduate Athens

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295 East Dougherty Street Athens, GA 30601


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02/15/2024 – 12/31/2024

Need dates

  • 07/16/202409/30/2024
  • 11/01/202412/31/2024



Venue Highlights

3D Event Space

Cvent Photo-realistic 3D Event Spaces give planners the ability to realize their vision down to the finest detail.


Room features and guest services

  • Calls (local)
  • Calls (toll-free)
  • Internet access
  • Luggage storage
  • View (urban)
  • Voicemail box


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Outside caterers allowed
  • Pet friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Outdoor pool

Venue accessibility

  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance floor
  • Portable heaters
  • Staging area

Distance from airport

  • 4 mi. from venue


  • Paid parking$12.00 / day

Hotel Abacus formerly Graduate Athens Meeting Space

Total meeting space8,482 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms5
Largest room3,500 sq. ft.
Second largest room2,600 sq. ft.
Exhibit Space4,000 sq. ft.

Floor plans

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms122
Single (1 bed)55
Double (2 beds)57
Single (1 bed) rate$99.00 – $350.00
Double (2 beds) rate$110.00 – $150.00
Tax rate7%
Occupancy rate8%

Local Attractions

Athens - Cine

6 blocks away

The Foundry Music Venue

0 mi. away
Live music venue located on the grounds of Hotel Abacus
295 E. Dougherty St
Athens, GA, US 30601

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

3 mi. away
The Garden is located approximately three miles south of the University campus. It encompasses over 300 acres, much of which borders the Middle Oconee River, containing speciality gardens, special collections, and a tropical conservatory, featuring a broad array of native and exotic plants. More than five miles of nature trails traverse the natural areas of the Garden.
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA, US 30605

The Classic Center

Convention center
2 blocks away
In the heart of downtown Athens, Georgia, The Classic Center is a meeting, special events and performing arts venue providing entertainment, unique dining opportunities and programs for all interests.
300 North Thomas Street
Athens, GA, US 30601

40 Watt Club

7 blocks away
Internationally-renowned nightspot with live music almost every night of the week. The Fabulous 40 Watt is a must-see for any visitors interested in the growth of the Athens alt-rock scene. Named one of America's 40 Best Music Venues by Paste Magazine.
285 W. Washington Street
Athens, GA, US 30601

Georgia Museum of Art

1 mi. away
The GMOA's modern and elegant facility houses a permanent collection of more than 9,000 works of art as well as a variety of traveling exhibitions. A two-year expansion project is currently underway; the museum will re-open in early 2011 with triple the gallery space. Although the galleries and shop are temporarily closed, special calendar events are still open to the public, and gift items are available from the new online Web shop. See the Museum's website for a calendar of current "GMOA on the Move" events and exhibitions, which will bring GMOA programs and exhibitions to various venues around the state and country and enlighten the general public about the many programs that GMOA already offers state- and nationwide.
90 Carlton Street
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, US 30602

Downtown Athens

Business district
2 blocks away
The Heart of the Classic City, Downtown Athens, pulses from morning through night with a successful mixture of over 65 specialty retailers, 55 popular eateries, and 40 taverns and nightspots that play gracious host to our world-famous music scene and entertainment district. True to our name, Athens nurtures an eclectic culture of art, music, commerce, technology, and higher learning. We invite you to treat yourself to the best of the Classic City. SHOP Downtown! DINE Downtown! ENJOY Downtown! We sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay and come back to visit us soon!
Athens, GA, US 30601

Terrapin Brewery

1 mi. away
BREWERY TOURS AND TASTINGS: Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. with live music and tastings of Terrapin's full line of award winning beers and see the brewing process first hand. $8 beer glass for tastings.
265 Newton Bridge Rd.
Athens, GA, US 30607


Welcome to Hotel Abacus – 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. Get ready for a night like you’ve never had before. Hotel guests enjoy free entry to every show at The Foundry every Tuesday-Saturday. Get ready to be inspired. Here at Hotel Abacus, we believe life is a timeless journey filled with memory making stops, extraordinary rites of passage and all of the courageous leaps of faith that get us where we’re going . Just beyond the historic brick facade lies our very own Southern village. While Hotel Abacus tips a hand to its historic roots, it has fully embraced the southern Renaissance in all of its artistic edge and glory. Everything you need is right here—whether you’re in town to wind up or unwind. Our rooms are ready for a night like you’ve never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner including Malin & Goetz amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel lobby is caffeinated with just the right blend of grab and go goodness. Think home baked eats and a selection of the best brews. We’ve got just the right shot of espresso to pair with your morning news at Iron Worx. The Foundry, our historic music venue, served as the original iron foundry, and was reimagined to honor the site’s roots and preserve this piece of Athens’ fine past. The multi-tiered structure and soaring beams welcome crystal clear views, stellar acoustics and a place to celebrate the detail and dedication to craft. The Foundry Bar & Grill stocks every local beer imaginable and offers fun fresh fare whether you are catching a new artist or you’re just looking for a place in town to hang out and make some history of your own. Hotel Abacus has ideal spaces for social and business meetings alike. Combining rustic, sophisticated spaces with modern amenities, award winning cuisine and our trademark Southern hospitality makes Hotel Abacus the premier event destination of Athens. We are unrivaled when it comes to romantic wedding receptions, stellar banquets, corporate and government meetings, memory making reunions, convention specials and specialty events. We can accommodate meetings and events for groups of two to over 200 and we are equipped with all the latest technology to keep your meeting on point. Our ballroom and two Gallerias have original exposed pre-civil war brick walls and provide a backdrop of rich southern history. Our award winning cuisine provides great tasting traditional Southern favorites, using fresh local ingredients. Our catering menu offers a wide-variety of dishes perfect for your meeting, wedding and private event. Our culinary team is dedicated to creating an outstanding experience for groups of all sizes.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations must be cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night room and tax being charged to credit card.


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