The 50 Best College Hotels

Parents, alumni and visitors of universities who don’t want a cookie-cutter hotel experience, look no further. Below is a list of 50 unique hotels with above-and-beyond services and accommodations, all in close proximity to some of the country’s best colleges and universities.

University visitors want to stay somewhere that truly embraces university culture. From on-campus hotels, to boutiques that allow pre-game tailgating in their parking lots, this list has it all. Many of these establishments offer complimentary transportation to and from university events and are within walking distance of shopping, dining and nightlife. These hotels reject the “just a place to sleep” mentality, offering a memorable experience for every visit.

Our selections were based on the following criteria:

• Ratings from AAA, Forbes Travel Guide and TripAdvisor
• The little things that make an experience great, like in-room microwaves and safes, bathrobes and complimentary newspapers
• Facilities, such as fitness and business centers, dining options and parking access
• Proximity to university campuses and activities
• Involvement with university culture

If you are looking for a fabulous hotel, then look no further than our Top 50 College Campus Hotels.

50. Biddle Hotel & Conference Center – Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

The Biddle Hotel & Conference Center is ideal for visitors of Indiana University who want close proximity to campus events and facilities. Nearby, guests can wander to the entertainment district for convenient access to restaurants and entertainment. Onsite fitness and business centers allow guests to stick to their routines while traveling.

• Wireless Internet
• Premium TV channels
• Morning newspaper
• Free parking
• Hair dryer, coffee maker, alarm clock
• Work desk
• Cribs

You can find more information on The Biddle Hotel & Conference Center here.

49.The Kendall Hotel – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kendall Hotel

A business center is available, and the hotel offers nightly wine receptions to help guests wind down at the end of the day. The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar is open daily, serving American dishes made with organic and locally grown produce. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a short walk away.

• Individual climate control
• Parking for $30 each night
• Full breakfast buffet
• Nightly wine reception
• High-speed Internet
• Hair dryer and safe
• Coffee maker, mini refrigerator
• Pass to nearby fitness center

You can find more information on The Kendall Hotel here.

48.St. Julien Hotel – University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

St Julien Hotel

St. Julien Hotel has been rated with four stars from Forbes and is a recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond Award. The hotel is equipped with a business center, fitness center and a restaurant and bar with a scenic view of the Flatiron Mountains. Guests are invited to attend ongoing events, which can be found on the calendar located on St. Julien’s website.

• Infinity pool with whirlpool and outside terrace
• Parking
• Wireless Internet

You can find more information onThe St. Julien hotel here.

47.Vineyard Court – Texas A&M, College Station, Texas

Vineyard Court

Two blocks from Texas A&M University and a short walk away from superb dining, shopping, nature trails and an 18-hole championship golf course, Vineyard Court offers guests great accommodations in a fantastic location. Visitors can shop at the Post Oak Mall, visit the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, or check out the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, which features live animal exhibits and fossils and skeletal remains. Onsite, Vineyard Court guests enjoy the fitness center, business center, an outdoor pool and complimentary breakfast. The 47 suites at this establishment feature full gourmet kitchens and beautiful views of the Mediterranean courtyard.

• Wireless Internet
• Free parking
• Laundry and dry-cleaning service
• Outdoor barbecue grills
• Marble soaking tubs and coffee makers
• Evening social hour with complimentary wine, appetizers and dessert

You can find more information on The Vineyard Court Hotel here.

46.The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center – Rutgers, New Brunswick, New Jersey

The Heldrich Hotel, New Jersey - Benchmark Hotel International

The Heldrich, near Rutgers, celebrates New Jersey history with original works of art created by New Jersey artists in every room. The hotel offers guests complimentary access to the fitness center, business center and indoor pool. Guests looking to relax can also take advantage of the onsite spa and stop by Christopher’s restaurant for food and cocktails. Shopping, dining and nightlife can be found a short walk away.

• In-room safe
• High-speed wireless Internet
• Working desk
• Coffee maker
• Optional microwaves and mini fridges for a fee
• Hair dryer, dual phase shower head
• Laundry and dry cleaning services

You can find more information on The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center here.

45.Hotel Parq Central – University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Hotel Parq Central

Contemporary furniture and a relaxing atmosphere greets guests as they arrive at Hotel Parq Central. An outdoor dining area, garden park and rooftop lounge with mountain are available, as well as a fitness center and 24-hour business center. The hotel is a recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond rating, as well as TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award. Visitors of the University of New Mexico are offered free transportation to and from campus, as well as the airport and any location within a three-mile radius of the hotel.

• Free parking
• Complimentary upscale continental breakfast buffet each morning
• Wireless Internet
• Coffee and tea bar on each floor
• Jetted hot tub
• Same-day dry cleaning service
• Laundry facility
• Onsite therapy room and massage service

You can find more on The Hotel Parq Central here.

44.Modern Hotel & Bar – Boise State University, Boise, Idaho

modern Hotel & Bar

This boutique hotel is located in Boise’s Linen District, conveniently close to Boise State University. The hotel offers casual dining at the Modern Bar, with chef-inspired meals made with local meats and produce. During nice weather, the bar hosts local music on the outdoor patio. A business center with a computer and a printer is available for guests who need to work while visiting Boise. Dog-friendly rooms are available upon request.

• iPod docking stations with alarm clock
• Wireless Internet
• Continental breakfast
• Wakeup service
• Complimentary shuttle to and from the airport
• Laundry and dry cleaning service
• Rollaway cribs

You can find more information on The Modern Hotel here.

43.Hotel Lombardy – George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Hotel Lombardy

Hotel Lombardy is located in downtown Washington, D.C., near The George Washington University. Visitors are within easy walking distance of campus, as well as the National Mall, The White House and many of the Washington, D.C. monuments. Hotel Lombardy features 140 guest rooms, 20 parkview suites and one executive parkview king. Guests may dine at the Hotel Lombardy or the Venetian Room Bar & Lounge. The hotel offers an onsite fitness center and complimentary access to the pool at Washington Plaza Hotel.

• High-speed Internet access
• Turndown service
• In-room spa services
• Valet parking
• Complimentary shoeshine
• Sedan and cab services
• Same-day laundry valet

You can find more information on The Hotel Lombardy here.

42.Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center – Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama

kellogg hotel

The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center holds 108 rooms in a convenient, campus-based location. Guests can blow off some steam at the hotel’s fitness center, enjoy fine dining at Dorothy’s restaurant, relax in the Jacuzzi tub, indoor pool or at the Skegee bar and lounge. On game days, the Skegee Lounge offers large-screen viewing of the event and appetizer menus. The lounge also hosts Karaoke on Friday nights.

• Hair dryer and complimentary toiletries
• High-speed internet
• Writing desk
• Cable TV

You can find more information on The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center here.

41. The Bradley Boulder Inn – University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

The Bradley Boulder Inn

The Bradley Boulder Inn is a small boutique hotel with only 12 rooms. It sits just one block from Pearl Street’s shopping and restaurants. The inn was recently recognized in USA Today’s “10Best in Boulder, Colorado,” holds a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and is a common spot for CU parents and alumni. If you plan to stay here, book early! During CU events, the inn books up months in advance. Guests of the inn enjoy home-cooked breakfasts and wine and cheese hour daily.

• Onsite parking
• Access to fitness center
• Wireless Internet
• Complimentary coffee, tea and fresh-baked goods

You can find more information on The Bradley Boulder Inn here.

40.The Cook Hotel and Conference Center – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Cook Hotel

Funded and managed by the Louisiana State University Alumni Association, The Cook Hotel is the city’s only independently owned boutique hotel. Guests enjoy LSU-inspired decorations throughout the establishment and close proximity to campus. Nearby, visitors can tour a number of plantation homes and museums, including the Catalpa Plantation and the LSU Museum of Art. The LSU golf course offers special rates for alumni and students who wish to stop by for a game. Visitors can also take advantage of casinos, the Baton Rouge Zoo, winery tours, amusement parks and swamp tours.

• Complimentary buffet breakfast
• Free parking
• Wireless and wired Internet

You can find more information on The Cook Hotel here.

39.Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center – Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Georgetown U Hotel & Conference center

The Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center is the ideal location for parents, alumni and visitors of the university to stay. Located on campus, the center offers $12 passes to Yates Field House, which is located a short walk away from the hotel, a park-like esplanade overlooking campus, dining at the Faculty Club Restaurant and an onsite business center.

• Complimentary daily newspaper
• $25 parking
• Spacious desks
• High-speed Internet access

You can find more information on The Georgetown Unviersity Hotel & Conference Center here.

38.Hotel Vandivort – Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

Hotel Vandivort

Originally built as a Masonic Temple, Hotel Vandivort is an upscale boutique hotel located in the middle of Springfield’s dining and nightlife scene. A few blocks away is Missouri State University. Drury University is also nearby. The hotel has been awarded AAA’s Four-Diamond rating and offers services such as upscale dining at The Order.

• Wireless Internet
• Refrigerator, coffee maker and glassware in every room
• Mini bar and snack basket featuring local products
• Walk-in shower
• Optional mobile device control of audio, video and lighting

You can find more information on Hotel Vandivort here.

37.Hotel Veritas – Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hotel  Veritas

Hotel Veritas sits on the edge of Harvard Square, five blocks from Harvard University. Tufts University (3 miles) and Boston University (1.5 miles) are also nearby. Visitors may attend performances at the American Repertory Theatre and Jose Mate’s Ballet Theater, both found within close proximity to the hotel. Nearby museums include the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard Art Museum and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Guests who need to work during their stay can utilize the 24-hour business center.

• Wireless Internet
• 24-hour concierge service
• Complimentary Boston Globe newspaper
• Same-day dry cleaning and laundry services
• Electric vehicle charging stations
• Airport transportation

You can find more information on Hotel Veritas here.

36.Hotel Providence – Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Hotel Providence

A boutique hotel near Brown University, Hotel Providence offers transportation to university visitors, free of charge. Classic novels and works of art can be spotted throughout the establishment, along with a grand staircase and elegant décor. The hotel offers a business center, full-service restaurant and a fitness studio with an available trainer.

• Wireless Internet
• Valet parking
• Concierge service
• Turndown service
• Laundry and dry cleaning services

You can find more information on Hotel Providence here.

35. The Goodland – University of California Santa Barbara, Goleta, California


This hotel provides guests with a laid-back atmosphere in a great location. The Goodland offers a number of unique experiences, including in-room record players with a record concierge service, Wednesday-night trivia, live music, and morning yoga classes each weekend. Check out their website for a schedule of poolside DJ performances, drink specials and various other exercise classes. Guests also have access to the 24-hour fitness center and outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is located four miles from UC Santa Barbara and offers free transportation for university visitors.

• In-room yoga mat
• Wireless Internet
• Evening social hour and morning coffee and tea in the lobby
• Same-day valet/laundry and dry cleaning
• Complimentary PUBLIC bikes
• Pet-friendly options
• In-room spa services

You can find more information on The Goodland Hotel here.

34. The Sewanee Inn – Sewanee the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

The Sewanee

A warm, inviting establishment located just down the road from University of the South, the Sewanee Inn offers guests a boutique-style experience with elegant furnishings and thoughtful accommodations. Guests have access to nearby hiking trails, complimentary bicycles, Sewanee’s 9-hole golf course, a fitness center and a business center.

• Wireless Internet
• Complimentary coffee
• Full-service lounge
• Private transportation to the airport (cost varies)

You can find more information on The Sewanee Inn here.

33. Pomegranate Inn – University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine

Pomegranate Inn

This art-inspired inn takes pride in its vibrant décor and charm. The inn features art and sculptures throughout the building, a front lounge with plenty of seating for relaxing, as well as a parlour with games and a dining lounge. Various seafood restaurants and coffee shops are a few blocks away and Scarborough Beach is a short 20 minute drive from the establishment.

• Complimentary breakfast
• Individual room thermostat
• Spa-quality robe
• Wireless Internet
• Wine glasses, cork screw, iron and hair dryer

You can find more information on The Pomegranate Inn here.

32. Carnegie Inn & Spa – University of Pennsylvania, State College, Pennsylvania

Carnegie Inn

The first AAA Four-Diamond hotel in Central Pennsylvania, Carnegie Inn provides guest with a relaxing atmosphere and a superb dining experience at its Carnegie House Restaurant. Overnight packages typically include dining at the restaurant for two and a complimentary breakfast each morning of their stay. Guests of the inn also have access to a library with a fireplace and the award-winning spa. The hotel is located one mile from Penn State University campus.

• Wireless Internet
• Complimentary shuttle to the airport
• Deep soaking tubs
• Golf course views
• Nightly homemade cookies

You can find more information on The Carnegie Inn here.

31. Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center – Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Kent State Hotel

Adjacent to Kent State University, this hotel features the Nineteen 10 Restaurant and Lounge which specializes in Angus beef steaks and signature, university-inspired cocktails, like the Blue & Gold and the Kent Smash. Guests enjoy boutique-style rooms and a heated indoor pool and spa.

• Wireless Internet
• iPhone docking station
• Refrigerator and microwave
• Coffeemaker with Starbucks coffee
• Complimentary local and USA Today newspaper
• $10/day parking

You can find more information on The Kent State Hotel here.

30. Nu Hotel – New York University, Brooklyn, New York

NU Hotel

Located in downtown Brooklyn, Nu Hotel is an ideal place to stay for visitors of New York University. The hotel offers 93 loft-like rooms with hardwood floors, modern furniture and chalkboard walls. The hotel is equipped with a 24-hour fitness center complete with cardio equipment, a punching bag and free weights, vintage bike rentals, onsite bar and lounge, shipping center and daily complimentary continental breakfasts.

• Full-service mini bar
• Complimentary wireless Internet
• Guest parking
• Shoe shine service

You can find more information on The Nu Hotel here.

29. Dinah’s Hotel – Stanford, Palo Alto, California

Dinah's Hotel

Koi-filled lagoons, gardens with tropical landscaping and Dinah’s poolside restaurant provide guests with a unique experience while visiting Palo Alto. Complimentary transportation to Stanford University is included for guests, in addition to business and fitness centers and an outdoor heated swimming pool. The hotel is California Green Certified for its commitment to eco-friendly hospitality. Awe-inspiring statues and beautiful paintings from around the world can be spotted throughout the establishment.

• High-speed wireless Internet
• In-room coffee makers, refrigerator and safe
• Complimentary newspaper
• Free parking
• Cable TV
• Complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel

You can find more information on Dinah’s Hotel here.

28. Granville Inn – Denison University, Granville, Ohio

The Granville Inn, emerging from a $9 million restoration effort, will reopen the hotel and restaurant for business on May 8, and it will celebrate its new life with a party on May 21.  Outside shot taken on May 6, 2015.  (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)

The Granville Inn, emerging from a $9 million restoration effort, will reopen the hotel and restaurant for business on May 8, and it will celebrate its new life with a party on May 21. Outside shot taken on May 6, 2015. (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)

30 minutes east of Columbus, nestled along the western end of the Appalachian Plateau, is Denison University and the Granville Inn. The inn was built in 1924 and uniquely has a grand ballroom and two dining options, including the award-winning Oak Room with chef-inspired cuisine.

• 24-hour front desk service
• Complimentary bathrobe
• Hair dryer
• Upgraded bath products

You can find more information on The Granville Inn here.

27. Hutton Hotel – Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee

Hutton Hotel

Downtown Nashville is the place to be for great entertainment, shopping and restaurants. This boutique hotel is located in the middle of it all, and is a quick walk away from Vanderbilt University. Guests enjoy full access to the establishment’s 24-hour business center, fitness center with cardio machines, resistance equipment and free weights, onsite spa services and its 1808 Grille and Bar.

• Courtesy transportation within a three-mile radius of the hotel
• In-room laptop safe
• Complimentary shoeshine
• Valet laundry service
• 24-hour valet parking

You can find more information on The Hutton Hotel here.

26. The Georges – Washington and Lee, Lexington, Virginia

the georges

Located in Shenandoah Valley, this boutique inn features a lively piano bar, beautiful scenery and close proximity to the Virginia Military Institute, Washington and Lee University, shopping and restaurants. Nearby, visitors can also enjoy recreational activities such as hiking, kayaking, white water rafting and skiing.

• Walk-in shower, hair dryer and bathrobe
• Wireless Internet
• iPod docking stations
• Complimentary continental breakfast
• Daily coffee and afternoon refreshments
• Complimentary newspaper
• In-room safe

You can find more information on The Georges Hotel here.

25. Stone Porch by the Lake – Northwestern, Evanston, Illinois

Stone Porch By the Lake

The name describes this historic building well. With a prime location across the street from Lake Michigan, two blocks away from Northwestern University and a 30-minute drive from Chicago, this bed and breakfast is a great choice for those traveling to Evanston. Active travelers can take advantage of the jogging trail along the lake, while those looking to relax will appreciate gourmet breakfasts, heated bathroom floors, a DVD library and beautiful scenery.

• Guest kitchen with coffee, tea, fresh fruit and cereal
• Luxury linens
• In-room thermostat
• iPod docking station
• Wireless Internet
• Hair dryer

You can find more information on The Stone Porch By the Lake Hotel here.

24. Weber’s Inn – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Webers Boutique Hotel

Weber’s Boutique Hotel offers guests an onsite restaurant with an extensive menu and nightly entertainment, as well as an indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool spa, 24-hour fitness room, business center and the Cabana Café. Runners and walkers can also take advantage of the nearby Dolph Park and Nature Area trail.

• Business desk
• Refrigerator and coffee maker
• Hair dryer
• 65 HD and digital TV channels
• In-room safe
• Complimentary newspaper
• Same-day dry clean service
• Electric vehicle charging station

You can find more information on The Weber’s Hotel here.

23. The Old Powder House Inn – Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida

The Old Powder House Inn

The historic building is located a short walk away from Flagler College campus and a number of restaurants and attractions, including St. George Street. Other area attractions include the Guana River State Park, St. Augustine Cemetery, the Coquina Lighthouse and St. Augustine’s Alligator Farm, in addition to various beaches, ghost tours and historic churches. The establishment sits on a charming, tree-lined street. Inside, guests enjoy elegant décor in a relaxed environment. The inn provides full gourmet, two-course breakfasts daily. Accommodations:
• Wireless Internet
• Parlour with complimentary wine, cookies and healthy snacks
• Hair dryer and bathrobe
• In-room heating and AC unit
• Free parking

You can find more information on The Old Powder House Inn here.

22. The Oread – University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

The Oread

The Oread is the Jayhawk fans’ first choice for lodging in Lawrence, with plenty of accommodations and a great location: just one block away from KU’s memorial stadium and a short walk from Massachusetts Street’s many boutique shops and restaurants. The hotel has a fitness center and multiple onsite restaurants and bars, including the Cave nightclub.

• Mini refrigerator
• Wireless Internet
• Tanning
• Valet parking
• Hair dryer

You can find more information on The Oread Hotel here.

21. Iowa House – University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa House

Located on the University of Iowa campus, Iowa House offers visitors of the university a convenient place to stay with quick access to ISU sporting events, eateries, and the wellness center. Access to the wellness center is free to guests of the hotel, and includes use of the lazy river and rock wall. The hotel offers guestrooms with scenic views of the Iowa River. Special rates are available for Hawkeye fans during home football games.

• Free parking
• Daily breakfast
• Wireless Internet

You can find more information on The Iowa House Hotel here.

20. Hotel Deca – University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Hotel Deca

Named “Best University Hotel” by Seattle Magazine and located just down the street from University of Washington, this hotel is the perfect choice for parents and alumni attending university events. The hotel offers a fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights, and guests can also enjoy the 27-mile Burke Gilman Trail runs nearby. Available eateries include the hotel’s Post Alley Café or its District Lounge restaurant. Parking here is $20 per night and wireless Internet is complimentary.

• In-room safe
• DVD players and clock radios
• Wireless Internet

You can find more information on Hotel Deca here.

19. The Tiger Hotel – University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri


Within short walking distance of The University of Missouri’s Columbia campus and a number of restaurants, stores and bars, this full-service, boutique hotel is the perfect choice for visiting parents and alumni. The establishment features a business center and a Grand Ballroom for special events. Eco-friendly touches such as glass cups, recycling programs, automatic faucets, and the use of eco-friendly cleaning products help minimize your footprint during your stay.

• Same-day dry cleaning/laundry service
• Quiet hours from 11 p.m. – 9 a.m.
• Valet services
• Work desks, clock radios, Keurigs, laptop safes and iPod sound systems in every room
• Wireless Internet
• Turndown service

You can find more information on The Tiger House here.

18. Hotel Tillman – Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Hotel Tillman

Clemson’s only boutique hotel, Hotel Tillman is conveniently located within walking distance of Clemson University campus and Clemson’s Memorial Stadium. True to Clemson spirit, the hotel features orange and blue, tiger-themed decorations throughout the building. The breakfast bar serves omelettes, eggs, fresh fruit and a number of other options daily. Guests also have access to a fitness center with cardio equipment and a 32-inch television and a business center with a computer, printer and copier.

• In-room Starbucks coffee
• Wireless Internet
• Hot breakfast

You can find more information on The Hotel Tillman here.

17. Study at Yale – Yale, New Haven, Connecticut

Study at Yale

A lifestyle hotel located right by Yale University’s Art Campus, this establishment features a gallery of art created by Yale art and architecture students and a library of books by Yale authors. The hotel offers a 24-hour Lobby Café and a fitness center, as well as complimentary tickets to the university’s athletic events, stage productions and concerts.

• Leather chair and reading lamp
• iPod music dock
• Wireless Internet
• Complimentary passes to the Payne Whitney Gym located on the Yale campus

You can find more information on Study at Yale Hotel here.

16. Chestnut Hotel – University of West Virginia, Morgantown, West Virginia

Chestnut Hotel

The Chestnut is a boutique hotel located two blocks south of the University of West Virginia Downtown Campus Library. During WVU football season, the hotel offers shuttle transportation to and from games for a small fee of $3. The building has a rooftop cabana bar with hot tubs and is located a short walk away from Morgantown nightlife.

• Complimentary parking
• Wireless Internet
• Oversized suites
• Complimentary coffee, tea and breakfast each morning

You can find more information on The Chesnut Hotel here.

15. Inn at USC – University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

Inn at USC

Located on campus at the University of South Carolina, this hotel offers a long list of accommodations and services, from complimentary made-to-order breakfast, to microwaves and refrigerators in every room. The hotel was recognized by TripAdvisor with the Certificate of Excellence Award for its Southern hospitality and modern amenities. Active guests can enjoy the hotel fitness center, or head over to campus and try the UNC Strom Thurmond Fitness Center for a small fee.

• Complimentary hot breakfast
• Wireless Internet
• Free parking
• Microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator in every room
• Premium cable TV
• Blackout drapes
• Free bottled water in room
• Complimentary newspaper
• Hair dryer

You can find more information on The Inn at USC here.

14. Hotel Ignacio – St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

Hotel Ignacio

Recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond Award, Hotel Ignacio is conveniently located across the street from Saint Louis University. Guests enjoy a design-centric experience with architecture-related themes throughout the building. The hotel uniquely offers a Baiku Sushi Lounge, in addition to the Triumph Grill which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests. Facilities include a fitness center, business center and living room with fireplace. Dogs are welcome with a $75 pet fee.

• Weekday dry cleaning
• Bicycles available to borrow
• Various eco-friendly amenities, including green-certified cleaning products and recycling stations
• Wireless Internet

You can find more information on Hotel Ignacio here.

13. HotelRED – University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin


Hotel Red is located within walking distance of the University of Wisconsin and features balconies overlooking the football stadium. The hotel welcomes pets for a $50 fee. Complimentary B-Cycle memberships enable guests to take advantage of more than 40 miles of biking trails, and guests also have access to a 24-hour fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights.

• Same-day dry cleaning
• Complimentary parking (first come basis)
• Complimentary shuttle to airport
• Complimentary grocery pick-up
• Complimentary membership to B-Cycle bike rentals and kayak, paddle boat and paddle board rentals from Wingra Boats (seasonal)
• Wireless Internet
• Complimentary newspaper

You can find more information on Hotel Red here.

12. Hotel Belleclaire – Columbia University, New York, New York

Hotel Belleclaire

Nestled on a quiet, tree-lined street, Hotel Belleclaire is in a perfect location for guests who desire a relaxing environment with quick access to local attractions and businesses. Within 4 miles of the establishment are 11 schools, including Columbia University (2 miles), Fordham University (.9 miles) and New York University (3.9 miles). This hotel offers a media lounge with arcade games, mac computers and a printing station for boarding passes. A 24-hour fitness center is also available.

• Wireless Internet
• Daily newspaper
• Overnight shoeshine

You can find more information on Hotel Belleclaire here.

11. Bluemont Hotel – Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Bluemont Hotel

The Bluemont Hotel is adjacent to Kansas State University campus, within walking distance of the Aggieville shops and restaurants. The hotel offers a business center, complete with a printer and copier. Active guests can also enjoy the heated pool and 24-hour fitness center with free weights, treadmills and elliptical machines. The Bluemont Hotel has also partnered with Green Apple Bikes for the first bike share program in Manhattan. Guests may use the rental bikes for free.

• Complimentary breakfast
• Internet service
• Same-day dry cleaning
• Safety deposit boxes
• Pet friendly

You can find more information on The Bluemont Hotel here.

10. The Blackwell Inn – Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio


Located on the Ohio State University campus, this establishment is a popular stop for alumni and visitors of the university. The Blackwell was rated #1 in Columbus by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hotels of 2015,” is on Forbes’ list of Four-Star rated hotels, and has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years, earning it a spot on TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame. Onsite, the Blackwell offers 24-hour business and fitness centers, a fireside lobby lounge and a restaurant and bar.

• Complimentary airport transport
• Wireless Internet
• Coffee maker
• Weekday newspaper
• Hair dryer
• Turndown service
• In-room safe

You can find more information on The Blackwell Inn & Coference Center here.

9. The Hotel at Auburn University – Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

The Hotel at Auburn

A quick walk from Auburn University and Auburn’s bars and restaurants, this hotel offers two ballrooms, a café and the Ariccia Trattoria restaurant and bar where guests can enjoy live jazz music. Guests can also take advantage of the pool and fitness center.

• Wireless Internet
• Microwave and fridge
• Coffee maker
• Electric car charging station

You can find more information on The Hotel at Auburn Unviersity here.

8. The Carolina Inn – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Carolina Inn

Located on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, this inn has received a Four-Star rating from Forbes and the Four-Diamond Dining Award from AAA for its Crossroads Chapel Hill restaurant. Most overnight packages include breakfast, lunch or dinner at the dining facility. The hotel offers a fully equipped fitness center and a complimentary shuttle to UNC’s Finley Golf Course. Nearby, visitors can check out Franklin Street’s dining, nightlife and shopping, as well as the Research Triangle Park, the Memorial Hall Performing Arts Theater and the Ackland Art Museum.

• Complimentary local transportation
• Valet parking
• Turndown service
• Dry cleaning
• USA Today newspaper available in lobby
• In-room coffee and tea

You can find more information on The Carolina Inn here.

7. Tempe Mission Palms – Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Tempe Mission Palms

Tempe Mission Palms is recognized in TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame and has received AAA’s Four-Diamond Award. The hotel offers a workout facility, rooftop heated swimming pool and tennis and basketball courts, two Jacuzzi spas and a business center. Daily airport transportation is also provided. Arizona State University’s Tempe campus is a short walk away, as is Mill Avenue with access to various shops and restaurants.

• Valet service
• In-room coffee and tea service
• Wireless Internet
• Complimentary USA Today newspaper

You can find more information on The Tempe Mission Palms Hotel here.

6. Hotel Ella – University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

Hotel Ella

This AAA Four-Diamond-rated establishment includes all of the basic luxuries of a small boutique hotel, including complimentary wireless Internet, curated mini bars, luxury bed linens and complimentary bathrobes. The 24-hour fitness room allows guests to stay active during their stay. For meals, visitors can take advantage of Goodall’s Kitchen, the hotel’s American-style dining facility. Hotel Ella is located just six blocks to the east of the University of Texas at Austin, also within walking distance of the Pease District Park, Shoal Creek walking trail and the Blanton Museum of Art. Also nearby are the shops, dining and nightlife of 6th Street, as well as Austin City Hall, the Alamo Drafthouse and various museums and outdoor recreation activities. Hotel Ella offers a complimentary car service to destinations within a 3-mile radius of the establishment.

• In-room laptop safe
• Hair dryer
• Same-day valet laundry
• Custom skin and natural body care products
• Complimentary local newspaper
• Overnight shoe shine service

You can find more information on Hotel Ella here.

5.Hanover Inn – Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Hanover Inn

Staying true to Ivy League tradition, this boutique hotel adds a sophisticated touch to the traditional hotel experience. Hanover Inn is a recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond award for its superb accommodations and customer service. Guests may dine at the Hanover’s PINE restaurant for American food and relax at the full-service spa. The 108 guest rooms that make up this establishment feature blackout drapes, flat screen TVs and New England-style décor.

• Bathrobe, hair dryer, in-room safe
• Refrigerator
• Wireless Internet
• Complimentary newspaper
• Pass to nearby fitness center
• Hair dryers
• Dry cleaning services
• Video library

You can find more information on The Hanover Inn here.

4. Green Mountain Suites – University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Green Mountain Suites

The only independent, all-suite hotel in the Burlington area, Green Mountain Suites offers unique amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen, living room and separate bedroom(s) in each suite. The hotel provides a Fireside Breakfast each morning and a Fireside Reception each weeknight with drinks and dinner offerings. Guests have access to the exercise facility, fire pit and barbeque courtyard and indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Those visiting the University of Vermont can also take advantage of the daily complimentary shuttle.

• Coffee maker
• Daily newspaper available
• Valet services
• Safe deposit boxes available
• Wireless Internet

You can find more information on The Green Mountain Suites here.

3. Boar’s Head – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

The Boar's Head

Recipient of AAA’s Four-Diamond Award and the official hotel for the University of Virginia, the Boar’s Head is a one-stop spot for staying, dining and playing. The resort’s Birdwood Golf Course offers an 18-hole golfing experience with an incredible view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Boar’s Head was recognized by Tennis Magazine as the #1 Tennis Destination in the Mid-Atlantic region, and offers 26 courts and professional instruction for players of all ability levels. In addition to taking advantage of the resort’s sports club, swimming pools and bike rentals, guests can relax at the spa, and enjoy a Four-Diamond dining experience at the resort’s restaurant. Special membership rates are available for UVA staff, faculty, alumni and parents of current students.

• Three swimming pools, including a heated, 6-lane, 25 meter pool
• Fitness classes, seasonal hot ballooning, personal training, golf and tennis instruction available
• Balcony or patio
• Fireplace
• Bathrobe and hair dryer
• Writing desk, wireless Internet and cable TV
• Mini-refrigerator

You can find more information on The Boar’s Head Inn here.

2. Ivy Court Inn & Suites – Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

Ivy Court Inn

You will find Ivy Court Inn & Suites right across the street from the Notre Dame campus. The newly renovated boutique-style hotel boasts an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and provides a variety of great amenities, such as bike rentals with trail maps, an impressive fitness center and a hot breakfast buffet. During Notre Dame football season, the hotel hosts pre-game radio broadcasts and invites guests to tailgate in the parking lot or on the lawn. A fireplace, wraparound porch and freshly baked cookies help guests wind down after a day of excitement.

• Wireless Internet
• Cable TV
• Microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker in every room
• Hair dryer
• Complimentary USA Today newspaper
• Free parking
• Fax/copy service
• Guest computer and printer
• Rollaway cribs

You can find more information on The Ivy Court Inn & Suites here.

1. Washington Duke Inn – Duke, Durham, North Carolina

Washington Duke Inn

This hotel and golf course is conveniently located on the campus of Duke University. The hotel has received AAA’s Four-Diamond Award for 15 consecutive years and hosts three restaurants, including the Fairview Dining Room which has been acknowledged by AAA and Forbes for its locally-grown ingredients and seasonally-inspired cuisine. The 18-hole golf course, which was listed in Golfweek’s “Top Ten Golf Courses in North Carolina,” is open to all. Guests can participate in group or private lessons led by a handful of PGA professionals. The inn also offers a full-service bar, business center with computer and printer, fully equipped fitness center, 3-mile jogging trail and indoor pool and Jacuzzi for guests to enjoy.

• Cribs for young guests, as well as sitting services
• Access to Duke Faculty Club with an outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts
• Complimentary daytime valet service, $10 overnight valet service and free parking
• Mini bar
• Digital safe
• Hair dryer and bathrobes
• Premium cable channels
• Complimentary weekday newspaper
• Keurig coffee maker
• Turndown service and same-day laundry
• Private transportation to the airport
• Complimentary transportation to all Duke University campuses and the Ninth Street entertainment district
• Wireless Internet access and a desk and workstation

You can find more information on The Washington Duke Inn here.