Travel & Accommodations

Hotel Accommodations

ASV Hotel Blocks

Discounted blocks have been reserved at the below lodging locations with various cut off dates. All rooms are subject to availability and regular rates.

Please use the direct links and/or access codes to receive the conference rate. Booking lodging accommodation does not register you for the conference.

Hotel reservations are only possible via the below links or by contacting the hotel directly. No one will contact you directly to book your hotel room or offer you a “special discounted conference rate.” If you receive one of these calls or emails, it is a scam.

Hotel Indigo

Single Occupancy Room: $169/night plus applicable taxes and fees
Double Occupancy Room: $179/night plus applicable taxes and fees

500 College Avenue, Athens, GA 30601 | (706)546-0490

Located close to the University of Georgia, restaurants, and clubs, Hotel Indigo offers convenience and culture right out its front doors. With only a 5-minute walk to the Classic Center, this is the perfect place to enjoy the city and convenient access to the conference grounds. This elevated modern farmhouse-style hotel offers a unique in-house dining experience, The Madison Bar and Bistro, with a seasonally changing menu and farm-to-table meals. Pairing Southern hospitality with an appreciation for local culture, Hotel Indigo’s guest rooms are spacious and modern. There is also an on-site fitness center, business center, and free standard internet available to all guests.

Booking Link:
Call the hotel reservations directly at 1-866-808-1483 and reference the ASV Annual Meeting 2023 (block code: ASV)      

Enter any requested dates between check-in 06/22/2023 to check-out 06/29/2023

Remember, the group block and discounted rates will be available until 05/23/2023

SpringHill Suites

Room Rate: $169/night plus applicable taxes and fees

220 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA 30601 | (706)850-2072

Located on the west side of the University of Georgia, Springhill Suites is within walking distance of the downtown shops, restaurants, and music venues. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast before a quick 10-minute stroll to the Classic Center. End your day sampling local beers in the 1918 Lounge and relaxing on the outdoor patio. There’s room to spread out in this all-suites hotel, which features modern bathrooms, free WIFI, refrigerators, and microwaves.

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Athens

Single King: $159/night plus applicable taxes and fees
Double Queen: $159/night plus applicable taxes and fees

390 E. Washington Street, Athens, GA 30601

To make a reservation call the hotel at (800) 356-8293 and mention you are part of the ASV block or book online here. All reservations must be made by Wednesday, June 15, 2022 to receive the discounted rate.

Adjacent to the Classic Center, the Hilton Garden Inn has the perfect location in downtown Athens. Featuring an onsite restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner, and a pantry market that offers snacks. This modern hotel has complimentary WIFI, a 24-hour business center, and a fitness center.

If guests should call the hotel they will need to reference block code 00ACV!

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Room Rate: $139/night plus applicable taxes and fees

750 E. Broad Street, Athens, GA 30601 | (706)548-3500

Located in the heart of Athens, Homewood Suites has easy access to downtown excitement or more lowkey adventure seekers. Take a walk through the State Botanical Garden or Dudley Park or head to the city center for a great meal. WIFI and breakfast are complimentary if you don’t want to hit up a nearby restaurant. Offering all the comforts of home, Homewood has large suites, complete with large living areas, fully equipped kitchens, and a dining area.

From Hilton Honors app:

  • Once you are on the Homewood Suites by Hilton Athens page on your app, put ASV in the Group Code section.
  • Once the Group Code is in, book as you normally would with the dates.  You will see the group rates appear for room types available for the group rate.

University Housing

Residence Halls at UGA

Room Rates
Single room: $80 per night
Double room: $60 per night
(Rates include breakfast)

Reservations for staying in the University of Georgia (UGA) Residence Halls are being accepted ONLY through the registration site. ASV has also secured group reservation rates at several hotels near the Classic Center. Details and reservation links for those properties will be included in your confirmation email.

If you are not ready to commit to UGA Housing at this time, you can modify your registration and reserve UGA Housing at a later date. Please be mindful that rooms are limited. All modifications must be finalized by May 2023.

UGA Housing prices include linens and daily breakfast in the UGA Dining Hall. Linen service consists of one bath towel, bath mat, washcloth, pillow, pillowcase, fitted sheet, flat sheet, and blanket for each guest. Single-occupancy rooms are $80 per night including tax. Double-occupancy rooms are $60 per night including tax.

Traveling to Athens

By Plane

Located in Northeast Georgia, Athens is 61 miles northeast of Atlanta. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (https://www.atl.com/) has thousands of flights daily. You can continue on to Athens by bus, car rental, or local services such as Groome.

Athens-Ben Epps Airport is a small, regional airport with some commercial and general aviation operations. (https://www.accgov.com/airport)

By Groome Transportation Airport Shuttle

Groome Transportation offers service from Athens to and from the Atlanta Airport with convenient pick up locations and 22 trips daily. ASV attendees save an additional $5 each way on top of the discounted website pricing! Advanced reservations requires.  Use code ASV2023 to save!

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By Bus

Athens is served by Megabus (https://www.megabus.com/) from Atlanta and Augustus, Georgia, as well as Columbia, South Carolina.

By Car

(61 miles from city, 80 miles from airport)

I-85 NORTH TO GA 316

(shorter mileage but often longer driving time due to traffic)

  • Take I-85 North from Atlanta to GA 316 (Exit #106).
  • Follow 316 East for approximately 40 miles to the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10).
  • Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east.
  • After approximately 6 miles, take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.).
  • Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

I-85 NORTH TO GA 129

(longer mileage but typically shorter drive time, less traffic)

  • Take I-85 North from Atlanta to GA 129 South (Exit #137).
  • GA 129 becomes Jefferson Hwy., then Prince Ave. and leads directly into downtown Athens.

ALTERNATE ROUTES TO ATHENS FROM ATLANTA INCLUDE:

STATE ROUTE 78 EAST

  • Take GA 78 East. Exit right onto GA 316 and proceed on GA 316 to the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10).
  • Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east.
  • After approximately 6 miles, take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.).
  • Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

I-20 EAST

  • Take I-20 East to Conyers.
  • Exit onto GA 138 East (Exit #82).
  • Then take GA 78 East.
  • Exit right onto GA 316 and proceed on GA 316 to the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10).
  • Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east.
  • After approximately 6 miles, take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.).
  • Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

FROM THE NORTH:

  • Take I-85 South to US 441 South (Exit #149) for approximately 20 miles.
  • Go under the Athens perimeter
  • Road becomes MLK Jr. Boulevard.
  • Turn Right onto North Avenue.
  • Follow North Avenue into downtown Athens.

FROM THE SOUTH:

  • Take US 129/441 North.
  • Follow signs for US 441 into Athens.

Getting Around Athens

Uber & Lyft

Uber and Lyft are both available in Athens and will provide rides to and from local spots. To utilize, download the Uber of Lyft app on your smartphone.

Public Transit Options

The University of Georgia has a 12-route system to allow easy travel around campus. They will be on the summer route schedule which can be found here: https://tps.uga.edu/transit/summer/

Athens is serviced by its city-wide transit system. You can find routes, schedules and pricing here: https://www.accgov.com/TRANSIT

Car Rental

All major rental agencies are located at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Note that parking rates vary between hotels.

Advantage (404) 761-4999
Airport Rent a Car (404) 209-1222
Alamo (404) 530-2800
Avis (404) 763-6333
Budget Car Rental (404) 530-3000
Dollar Rent A Car (866) 434-2226
Enterprise (404) 763-5220
Hertz (404) 530-2925
National (800) 227-7368
Payless (404) 768-2401
SIXT Rent a car (888) 749-8227
Thrifty Car Rental (877) 283-0898

About Athens

Nicknamed the Classic City, Athens is best known for being the eclectic home town of the University of Georgia (UGA), the nation’s first state-chartered University and its largely intact nineteenth-century townscape. UGA is most recently known for their football team, the Georgia Bulldogs, win at the 2021 College Football National Championship. When you enter the official Bulldawg territory, you immerse yourself in a diverse world full of history, pride, art, gastronomy, and music.

Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, along the Oconee River, Athens was a powerhouse in textile manufacturing supplied by the vast cotton plantations nearby. The University drew not only prominent mill owners, merchants, and college professors but also aristocrats who wanted to educate their sons at the university. You can explore Athen’s rich heritage by visiting numerous Victoria-era homes and landmarks such as the Ware-Lyndon House. If you’re looking for opportunities to learn or view the beauty of Southern culture, you can take a trip to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia of the Georgia Museum of Art.

Downtown Athens is vibrant with art galleries, trendy shops, and world-renowned nightclubs such as the Georgia Theater and the 40 Watt Club. Inspired by the town’s creative energy, the budging food scene is full of new discoveries and slowly becoming known as a beer destination with great pubs and breweries.

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