antebellum charm meets space age fun...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Athens/I-65 Welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Athens/I-65, ideally nestled at the base of the Smokey Mountains, just 25 miles West of Huntsville, AL. The Hampton Inn Athens/I-65 is a convenient destination located off I-65, at exit 351, halfway between Birmingham, AL and Nashville, TN.Come to shop and explore the charm of historical downtown Athens with its beautiful tree-lined avenues, amazing history with a visit to the Alabama Veterans Museum, peaceful walking trails, museums and inviting storefronts...Athens is home to The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention and a wealth of special events. You are sure to find a good time enjoying the Huntsville Botanical Garden, going to the rodeo, golfing at Athens Golf & Country Club, browsing art at the Huntsville Museum of Art, Shopping at Madison Square Mall, enjoying the outdoors at Monte Sano State Park or Point Mallard Water Park and much more...The possibilities are endless when you visit our friendly Athens hotel.Take an early morning stroll along the quiet sidewalks of Athens and watch the sunrise behind and over the tops of the stately Antebellum homes that stand proud near our hotel in Athens along historic Houston and Madison Streets. Once the sun is up on your day, make the short drive south from our hotel in Athens for a breakfast picnic and a canoe ride along the Tennessee River. Test your golf game against the famed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's northernmost course, Hampton Cove, located in Huntsville just minutes from our hotel on I-65 in Athens. Planning a visit to nearby colleges and universities? Athens State University is only 3 miles from our hotel and Alabama A & M University is within a 20 minute drive. Discover out of this world fun at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, located less than a half-hour away from the Hampton Inn & Suites Athens I-65 in Huntsville.