The Acropolis Select and the Hera are the two most convenient hotels to the things you want to see in Athens. We stayed for two extra nights at the Select prior to our Greece Tour last May. Was very glad we didn't have to change hotels or rooms. The Select is a typical RS city hotel, not as nice as the nicest ones they choose, but the rooms are large compared to most European hotels. The rooms have poor lighting, but you won't be there except to sleep! The breakfast room is nice, with plenty of seating, the Rooftop Bar/restaurant has a beautiful view and is very nice in the evening for drinks. There was a small fridge in our room. We did a day trip to Corinth the day before the tour and they picked us up at the hotel. Two outstanding restaurants within a couple blocks of the hotel: Mani Mani and The Balcony. The tour dines at Mani Mani the last night, but it was well worth going to on our own before the tour started (make reservations!).