The Best Western Plus University Inn & Conference Center is one of the stars of Clemson, SC. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains; Clemson is situated along the shores of Lake Hartwell. Our 100% remodeled hotel and conference center is conveniently located at the intersection of highways 123 and 76, just one mile from Clemson University.
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Our spacious rooms feature either double queen beds, or single king beds. We also offer oversized rooms with a king bed, additional seating area and sofa bed. Whether you're traveling for business or leisure, our clean, modern rooms provide the perfect stay.
Connect to high-speed wireless internet throughout the hotel at no charge. Additional amenities include 40-inch HD televisions with premium channels, single serve coffee makers, mini refrigerators, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Our front desk is open 24-hours a day, along with our complimentary business and fitness centers, and self-pay laundry facility. Parking is free, and our ample lot accommodates buses.
No need to travel to enjoy a filling meal or delicious cocktail! The Alumni Restaurant & Bar is on-site and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. We feature locally grown ingredients and craft brews from around the Southeast. Start your evening off in our bar, featuring cocktails, fine wines, regional craft beers and appetizers. Then move to dinner for a mouthwatering culinary tour featuring local farms within one hundred miles of the Clemson area.
We operate one of the largest conference centers in our area. Our luxurious and flexible ballroom space is 6,200 sq. ft. Enhance your gathering with creative catering, audio/visual capabilities, and business services that ensure your events inspire and entertain. Whether hosting a gala wedding celebration or a board meeting, we offer striking venues, and passionate, professional service. We also provide on-site catering for all of your event and meeting needs.
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We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a rented room. The size limit for any one dog shall be 80 pounds. Other pet types (e.g. cats) may be allowed upon the hotel’s approval prior to arrival. Pet rate is $30 per day with a $150 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning and damage deposit of $150 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair or cleaning.
Hotel location and the surrounding area
Enjoyed our stay as usual. The staff was professional and polite. Check in was very easy. We wanted to be close to family and friends, and the staff was able to accommodate the request. Breakfast was...
This location is much better than what I would expect from what I typically expect from BW. It is very modern and well appointed. If you like freezing cold hallways, this is the place for you. The...
We had a very nice experience with the front desk attendant. She was very helpful and extremely nice and knowledgeable about the area. I believe her name was Mary. The room was nice and I...
North Alabama on 14-Nov-2019
The hotel is good enough for a short business trip. Beds are comfortable and rooms are very clean. Pillows could be better and the same goes for the breakfast options. For a hotel that caters to a...
By Aída M
Our room was very nice. Everyone was very friendly. You need to remember during school, there is heavy traffic. So, give yourself time to get where you are going. We loved staying there! There...
Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Business center, 24 hours, free
Audio/visual equipment and services
Meeting facilities, 6280 square foot meeting facility on site. Can host weddings, meetings, class room style classes and auditorium style setups.
Banquet facilities, 6280 square foot banquet facility on site. Can host weddings, meetings, class room style classes, and auditorium style setups.
Conference facilities, 6280 square foot conference facility on site. Can host weddings, meetings, class room style classes, and auditorium style setups.
Ballroom, 6280 square foot ballroom on site. Can host weddings, meetings, class room style classes, and auditorium style setups.
Parking for the physically challenged, 24 hours, free
Gift shop or newsstand
Free parking, 24 hours
Outdoor parking, 24 hours, free
Truck/RV parking, 24 hours, free
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
Cable or satellite television, CNN® or other 24 hour news station
In-room movies, HBO®, Cinemax®
AM/FM alarm clock
AM/FM radio stereo
Iron, ironing board
High-speed Internet access
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Easy chair available
Adjoining rooms available
40-inch HD television
Complimentary premium channels
Complimentary high-speed wireless internet connection
Wake-up call service
Multiple data ports
Single serve coffee maker
Iron and ironing board
Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 6
Raised toilet with grab bars available
Visual alarm available
Safety bar in shower
Walk-in shower available
Extra wide doorways in bathroom
Vanity area, lowered
1 mile(s) from Clemson University
15.2 mile(s) from Yokohama Industries Americas Inc.
13.4 mile(s) from St. Jude Medical®
11.4 mile(s) from Champion Aerospace Inc.
28.1 mile(s) from Alice Manufacturing Company
19.5 mile(s) from AnMed Health Cannon
15.2 mile(s) from Cornell Dubilier Marketing
19.4 mile(s) from Sauer-Danfoss Company
13.2 mile(s) from Reliable Automatic Sprinkler
10.2 mile(s) from BASF Catalysts, LLC
6.1 mile(s) from BASF Central
6.0 mile(s) from Shaw® Industries
10.3 mile(s) from Systems Specialties Incorporated
10.3 mile(s) from Milliken® & Company Pendleton Plant
8.6 mile(s) from Michelin® Tire Plant
13.2 mile(s) from TaylorMade, golf ball manufacturing plant
2.1 mile(s) from SC Botanical Garden, From a humble beginning as a camellia collection in the 1950s, the South Carolina Botanical Garden has blossomed into a 295-acre sanctuary for diversity by engaging people in the living world. The Garden serves as an interdisciplinary resource, focusing on teaching, research and outreach to advance awareness and understanding of plants, animals, minerals and South Carolina's culture. Furthermore, the SCBG is a refuge for life. It exists for enjoyment and education and is available and accessible to all people. The grounds of the South Carolina Botanical Garden are open and free of charge every day from sunrise to sunset.
1.6 mile(s) from Fort Hill, Fort Hill was the home of John C. Calhoun, South Carolina’s pre-eminent 19th century statesman, from 1825 until his death in 1850. The antebellum plantation home, office and kitchen are furnished mostly with family artifacts. It was through a succession of Calhoun-Clemson women that Fort Hill came into Thomas Green Clemson’s possession. In 1888, Clemson bequeathed the Fort Hill plantation and cash to the state of South Carolina for the establishment of a scientific and agricultural college. He willed that Fort Hill shall always be open for the inspection of visitors. Today, Fort Hill is just as Thomas Clemson envisioned — preserved, restored and open to the public for tours.
1.6 mile(s) from Hanover House, Hanover House was built in 1716 for French Huguenot Paul de St. Julien in Berkeley County, S.C. St. Julien honored his French heritage in the mortar of one chimney where he inscribed, Peu a Peu, from the French proverb, Little by little the bird builds its nest. In the 1940s, Hanover was moved 250 miles north to the campus of Clemson University, home to the state’s architecture school. It was relocated to the South Carolina Botanical Garden in 1994 and now overlooks an heirloom vegetable garden. Hanover House serves as a monument of an early French Huguenot colonial structure as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Spartanburg Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America aided in furnishing the Hanover museum with 18th and 19th century artifacts.
2.3 mile(s) from Old Stone Church, Built in 1802, the Old Stone Church stands as a remarkable testament to the history of Upstate South Carolina. From the simple elegance of the church’s sanctuary to the beautiful stacked-stone exterior, the church is cherished by the local community and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Buried within the church’s cemetery grounds are patriots, pioneers of industry and education, and soldiers, including such notable figures as Andrew Pickens and Robert Anderson. The Old Stone Church Commission is committed to preserving this rich history for generations to come. Today, the church plays an active role in the greater Upstate community, hosting weddings, funerals, church services and other gatherings.
23 mile(s) from Glassy Mountain, The SC Department of Natural Resources acquired the Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve on May 8, 1990. The preserve covers 65 acres and is located near Pickens, South Carolina. One of only a few Piedmont Monadnocks in South Carolina, this unusual land form provides a spectacular view and harbors several rare plant species. Glassy Mountain is a relatively undisturbed Piedmont Monadnock (an isolated mountain in the Piedmont). This type of landform is rare in South Carolina. Glassy Mountain's north face has extensive bare rock areas with steep inclines that drop nearly 400 feet in places. Granitic dome plant communities with associated plants (Yucca, Crotonopsis, and Talinum) occur there. A regionally threatened plant, thousand-leaf groundsel (Packera millefolium), also grows on the dome. The rare landform, plant community and plant types make Glassy Mountain a worthwhile addition to the state's Heritage Preserve system.
21.3 mile(s) from Hagood Mill, This restored 1845 gristmill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Hagood Mill is one of the oldest known mills still producing grain products in South Carolina today. At 20 feet tall by 4 feet wide, the mill has the largest waterwheel left in the state, and it's the only surviving one in SC made of wood. The site includes a reproduced Cherokee home site, blacksmith shop, 1791 Murphree cabin, 1830s Hagood cabin and more. The mill is open during daylight hours to picnic and hike and the third Saturday every month for folklife festivals with demonstrations, living history and musical entertainment. Group tours are offered by appointment.
28 mile(s) from Twin Falls, This easy trail follows Reedy Cove Creek, with almost no climbing or descending. There are several small side trails leading down to the creek where to view some nice cascades, and get your feet wet on a hot summer day. The trail ends at an overlook shelter featuring an excellent view of the Falls. These Falls are not identical twins as the one on the left drops straight down from its 75-ft perch, while the one on the right slides down the rocks at about a 45-degree slope. It could actually be called triple falls, because there is a third smaller waterfall that can be seen through the trees to the far right.
0.4 mile(s) from Red Bowl, Full Service, Pacific Rim, Open for: lunch, dinner,
0.5 mile(s) from McAlister's Deli®, Deli, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
0.5 mile(s) from Wayback Burgers, Fast Food, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
0.6 mile(s) from Super Taco, Fast Food, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, Delivery available.
0.5 mile(s) from Starbucks®, Coffee Shop, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch,
0.6 mile(s) from Dunkin' Donuts®, Coffee Shop, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
0.6 mile(s) from Sweet Spot Bakeshop, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
0.7 mile(s) from Pot Belly Deli, Deli, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
1.1 mile(s) from Tiger Town Tavern, Pub, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.1 mile(s) from Brioso Fresh Pasta, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
4.0 mile(s) from Calhoun Corners, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner,
1.1 mile(s) from Pixie & Bill's, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner,
.04 mile(s) from Study Hall Kitchen & Bar, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.0 mile(s) from Clemson University, Clemson University is a public, co-educational, land-grant and sea-grant research university in Clemson, SC. As of 2016, Clemson University enrolled a total of 18,599 undergraduate students for the fall semester and 4,807 graduate students and the student/faculty ratio is 16:1.
Founded in 1889, it is a top-25 public university.
Clemson's 1,400 acre campus is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and sits next to Lake Hartwell.
4.4 mile(s) from Southern Wesleyan Univ, Southern Wesleyan University is a four-year and graduate Christian college, with its main campus in Central, South Carolina. The university was founded in 1906 by the Wesleyan Church.
The main campus of Southern Wesleyan University is home to approximately 700 residential students pursuing degrees in more than forty areas of study.
3.7 mile(s) from Tri County Tech, Tri-County Technical College is a 2-year community college located in Pendleton, SC. It is part of the SC Technical College System. Established in 1962, Tri-County Tech has four campuses: Pendleton, Anderson, Easley, and Seneca, serving Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties.
4 mile(s) from Seneca
17 mile(s) from Anderson
46 mile(s) from Greenville
86 mile(s) from Asheville, North Carolina
132 mile(s) from Charlotte, North Carolina
133 mile(s) from Atlanta, Georgia
1.7 mile(s) from Fike Recreation Center, originally built in 1930 as the Clemson Field House, Swann Fitness Center is the main fitness building on Clemson's campus. Across its area of 175,000 sq ft., the Swann Fitness Center houses state of the art facilities.
3.5 mile(s) from Clemson Parks and Recreation, provides a variety of activities, special events, and athletics for a wide-range of ages. The Department maintains twelve parks, encompassing one hundred acres. Facilities include: nine lighted tennis courts, two lighted adult softball fields, one lighted girls softball field, three lighted youth baseball fields, one adult baseball field, two lighted soccer fields, a fitness trail, picnic shelters, play structures, and green space.
3.3 mile(s) from Central-Clemson Recreation Center, is a family facility that has been serving the upstate since 1998. CCRC is a joint venture between the Town of Central and the City of Clemson and committed to having the finest and safest center by taking pride in the services we perform.
0.5 mile(s) from Tiger Sports Shop
1.0 mile(s) from Entourage Clothing & Gifts
1.8 mile(s) from Mr. Knickerbocker, sports apparel
0.4 mile(s) from Publix, grocery store
0.1 mile(s) from CVS, pharmacy and drug store
1.0 mile(s) from Elkmont Trading Company, is a local, independent outfitter specializing in gear, apparel, footwear, accessories, gourmet food, women’s boutique items, and many other products. With more than 17 years of experience outfitting the Clemson community, ETC continues its mission to provide customers with unique, local provisions and serve as a resource to promote the vast array of outdoor activities offered throughout the upstate South Carolina region.
1.7 mile(s) from Walmart®
.5 mile(s) from Walgreens, pharmacy and drug store
49 mile(s) from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
133 mile(s) from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport