Best Western Plus Hotel University Inn & Conference Center,  Clemson

4.0/5  - based on 71 guest reviews.
1310 Tiger Boulevard, 29631-1114, Clemson, United States - See map
+1 864 986 6200 +1 864 654 4995



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  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
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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. 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 travel is needed 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 for 600 or a board meeting for 20, 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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Best Western Plus University Inn & Conference Center,Clemson
  • 5
    « Block of Rooms & Cleanliness!! »

    Great Service! We reserved a block of rooms just 4 days prior to arrival. All 13 rooms were ready upon our arrival. I mentioned our team name at check-in and within a minute we had all the keys handed out to our entire team. It was amazing service!

    « Mainly good with a few issues »

    This hotel is a good location for Clemson. It was clean, staff was nice, rooms were clean. Only issue was the resturant. Breakfast came with the room but it was difficult to get service and food in the morning.One family came in 15 minutes before the end time, patiently waited, never saw a waitress and were then told no breakfast. We had waited 15 minutes for a waitress also, and it wasn't very crowded with 3 wait staff. It was weird.

    « Great Price and Location »

    Hotel was only 1-2 miles to Clemson. The price paid for the hotel was excellent. Great bargain. The hotel was either updated recently or is kept in pristine condition. The restaurant was convenient but not great. Breakfast was very good. Supper was ok. Kind of what you would expect for a hotel restaurant (not a continental breakfast but a full restaurant).

    « Great price for such a nice hotel »

    rooms were clean and a good size. big, remodeled bathroom. comfy queen beds and good pillows. free breakfast off a menu! very good. close to Clemson. friendly staff. would definitely stay there again, if he gets in!

    « Nice stay for quick in-and-out weekend visit »

    The hotel and staff were wonderful and we'd recommend this for a nice weekend visit. The location is great and recent renovations have made the surroundings bright and cheery. We didn't try the restaurant but hear the food is good

    « Visit to Clemson »

    As always, great hotel at great price and location. We stay here everytime we visit our daughter. We have stayed in every hotel in the area and this one is the best for the money. Clean, convenient and great staff

    « Great remodel! »

    The quality of service is good. The remodel is very nice. You can tell the rooms are fresh and new. All the bedding from the bed, the sheets and pillows are very comfortable and new. Location is great if your doing anything related to the University.

    « Clemson Visit »

    The hotel was clean and comfortable! The staff was very welcoming and helpful. I wish they had microwaves in the room it was a pain in the neck to go down 3 stories to the lobby to heat up food.They have a restaurant in the food was ok as far as flavor but for the price it could have been better. There is a KFC/LONG JOHN SILVERS across the street and a CVS right next door. It Is 6 minutes

    « Great Stay »

    Was there on business for the 2nd time within a few weeks apart. Staff was very helpful and the rooms were clean. It's great to have someone come in and make this a great hotel. Location is great and in comparison to other hotels in the area the price is great also. Management was great. We will be staying here on our next visit to the area.

    « Will stay again...... »

    This was one of the finest hotels we have stayed in ever. Clean, attractive, convenient, and friendly staff. Very reasonably priced when booked thru Free breakfast with Best Western card. Everything you would expect from a better hotel...

  • 5
    « Clemson Football Game day! »

    The Clemson area is a difficult place to get a good price on a room during the college football season, We were lucky to have an outstanding hotel provide a wonderful stay with great customer service with affordable rates! The hotel has just undergone a complete remodel and looks wonderful!

    « A Happy Stay »

    Our first time staying at the hotel under Best Western management. It has been 10 years since last time. The changes were all for the better and made our time there a very pleasant time. There is no doubt that we will stay at this hotel again.

    « Great place »

    Visiting my son that attends Clemson university and attending football game. Good location , easy to get to campus and downtown clemson,. Good parking and area felt safe. Hotel was very clean. , recently remodeled. Beds are very comfortable. Most of the staff was very friendly and professional.

    « Nice Hotel »

    This was a really nice hotel. The décor was new and up dated. We did have a few things that were broken in the room, like the bathroom doorknob & the curtain pull, which was irritating since the rooms were all new.

    « Awesome! »

    I loved this hotel! Very clean with awesome décor. I like the attached restaurant and bar. The room layout is very nice. I wish I could have spent more time in the hotel on this trip; it usually the opposite.

    « Clemson weekend »

    Rooms were $399 and hotels across the street were $245. I know we were limited on available rooms and it was a big game, but you could have been more competitive on $. Next time I will do a better job shopping around.

    « the place was clean and staff were hepful, however you have to pay for your breakfast to the tune of almost $10.00 for o »

    this is not the place for the elderly or someone with there family. The cost to the tune of $150.00 per night and breakfast at almost $11.00 per person is just to much. You can go across the street and stay for less and get your breakfast for free

    « Nice stay... »

    We spent 4 nights here in October. We came to attend the Clemson game. Overall the stay was nice. The rooms face and enclosed courtyard which is kind of weird because people across the way can see you if you don't have the curtains closed. They offer free coffee and water in the lobby and have a small snack shop/store where you can buy last minute stuff. Their was one night when we needed to speak to the front desk and the older woman working seemed overwhelmed or just didn't care. Overall out stay was good and we would return.

    « Short and sweet »

    I stayed at this Best Western for one night while there on business, and I was very pleased with my stay. The interior of the hotel is very chic and clean. They were super accommodating to my company and made breakfast a smooth and quick experience for us in the morning before we had to get on the road. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The internet worked well, including streaming Netflix. There's a bar/lounge attached to the hotel, which makes dining convenient.

    « Not worth it »

    Booked here because of great prices during football weekend. You get what you pay for. Recent Reno consists of spraying texture over existing wallpaper, doors don't fit can see out into the hall through the space between the door frame and the door of our room, no fire sprinklers in the rooms..thought that was a code requirement, fire doors don't appear to be to code either. The courtyard has been roofed over so the interior rooms now look into a ballroom, they have no natural light. Weird. Next time we will stay out of town.

  • 5
    « Excellent Place to Stay in Clemson! »

    My wife and I stayed here for two nights for the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. A complete renovation had just been completed, except for a new outdoor swimming pool which was under construction. The Atrium had been completely changed from an indoor swimming pool into a large area with a stage which could be used for conventions or large meetings. The multistory rooms surrounded the atrium. Each inside room overlooked the atrium and had a small balcony and sliding glass door, which was very nice. The entire renovation was beautiful. The Alumni Restaurant is part of the building, and was very nice. It served all three meals, but we had only breakfast and lunch there. The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. The prices were moderate. When we visit Clemson again, we will definitely stay at the Best Western Plus University Inn and Conference Center. GO TIGERS!

    « Ok »

    It was a nice hotel convientley located in downtown Clemson near shopping restaurants. However I was using points for my stay and made it clear at check in not to use the card on file, the girl said fine and would be no problem. Later that night I look at my account and they had taken money out with nor warning or authorization! The room was very nice and well decorated, bed was not very comfortable though.

    « Not worth the money during renovation »

    Stayed for a home game. It was convenient but not worth $280 for a ripped up parking lot in one side which happened to be where it would have been closer to our entrance making it a much longer walk. The pool is still under construction along with the main hall which I imagine they are turning it into an atrium eventually. Ask for an outside view if not half the rooms have no natural light making if feel your on interior room cruise. The hotel is clean but so are some better motels. I think I will stay further away and pay to park (which we did anyway over a mile to stadium). I heard some payed more than we did. Until this hotel gets their renovations done it is not worth the money especially for home games and even then it will be questionable. The alumni bar that is on its grounds has been dead every time we've been there. No atmosphere and no customers your going to want to hang somewhere else so what's the point for paying for this "connivence"?

    « Best Western Plus »

    This hotel had excellent service and the staff were very nice. They had some problems with the internet but everything else was nice. If you like ice in your drinks, request a room on the first, second, and third floor (the 4th floor does not have ice yet).

    « Clean, Quiet, Perfect »

    This hotel exceeded my expectations, considering its location. It was perfectly clean, the staff was professional and friendly, and the beds were very, VERY comfortable (nice linens). Will definitely stay here again.

    « Clemson Within Walking Distance »

    We were pleasantly surprised at what a wonderful stay we had at the Best Western in Clemson, SC for Parents Weekend. The location of the the hotel was ideal and easily walkable to all things on campus. I highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Clemson, SC.

    « GREAT place to stay Game weekend »

    This hotel was recently renovated and it shows. The building feels a bit like a large dormitory, however our room was clean and nicely furnished. We booked several months in advance at a pre-paid, non-refundable rate, and it was the best deal in town. We walked to the game. It was about a 30 minute walk, but that is a BIG deal with game day traffic and parking being the hassle that they are. Hotel does not offer a free breakfast, but there are lots of options in town. We enjoyed Pot Belly Deli and Waffle House this visit.

    « Exceeded Our Expectations! »

    We really didn't know what to expect this past weekend when we arrived at this newly renovated hotel for Clemson's Parents Weekend on Friday morning. We had an early flight and called from the airport about early check-in. The phone was answered right away by Desmond who said no problem. We arrived about an hour later and our room was ready. Check-in was quick and efficient by Desmond who could not have been nicer all weekend. Everything in the hotel is brand new. The rooms are situated around the conference center. It seems that odd numbered rooms open up into the conference center so no outside view or lighting from the window. (We would make sure we had an outside room next time and the is the only reason I didn't give 5 stars.) The woman who runs Housekeeping was on the ball! She was kind and efficient to both her staff and the guests. Our room was cleaned and filled with towels by the time we got back from breakfast. We ate at the Alumni Grill at the hotel. Buffet breakfast for $9.95 ends at 10AM. We ordered off the menu since we were late...good pancakes, bacon and omelettes. Darmella was an awesome server on a few occasions and so sweet! Club sandwich makes a nice lunch. We would probably skip the crab cakes next time. The staff here could not be nicer or more helpful. You can walk to Clemson but we drove the less than 2 miles. We appreciate that we were not gouged on the price this weekend as so many were at other hotels ($700/night for a typical $198 night stay). Our daughter is a freshman. We will be staying at this hotel often over the next 4 years!

    « Customer Service Training for Hotel Manager »

    I have been a regular guest at this hotel for a while now but it is my first stay since the name change to Best Western Plus. The rooms were great and the housekeeping staff were equally as well. The hotel manager at the time of my checkout was not however. I was double-charged for my 2 night stay and the hotel manager refused to adjust the bill and told me I would have to take it up with Discover Card. I have never received such an unprofessional response from any business in my life! I have taken up the issue with Discover Card and they are handling it but you can best believe I will not be staying at the Best Western Plus in Clemson, South Carolina again. Furthermore, I will advise my employer not to recommend this hotel for our out of town guests as we have frequently done in the past.

    « Great game weekend hotel »

    I had never been to Clemson. Planned a trip for a bunch of guys for Clemson football game. We had three rooms. We were all really happy with this hotel. The check in was efficient. The whole staff we encountered were very friendly. The rooms were large and nice. This place has just been renovated in early 2017 and it is like a brand new hotel. I travel a lot. I did not expect much from a "Best Western"... but I was pleasantly surprised and the place was super. I will now look at Best Western Plus with a different view. Oh, also, I think this is the closest hotel to Clemson stadium. So we walked. It is close to 2 miles.

  • 4
    « Great renovation, much nicer than expected »

    Great renovation and much nicer than expected at the time or booking Brand new interior and guest rooms, great club sandwich at the bar, I will return to this same hotel for my future trips to Clemson

    « Nice room but pricy on game weekend »

    Nice clean hotel much bigger than I imagined. Undergoing exterior renovations so parking is an adventure. Staff was young and had difficulty processing credit card. When selecting room ask for an exterior one as interior face Central meeting area, can be noisy

    « Very nice hotel »

    This hotel has undergone a massive transformation. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms very clean and the bed was incredibly comfortable! If you need a place to stay in Clemson, I highly recommend Best Western!

    « CLOSE to Memorial Stadium! »

    Perfect place to stay after Clemson games! Easy drive from the stadium even with traffic! Bathrooms are small but overall the hotel is very clean. Once the construction in the back parking lot is completed and the back doors are accessible, the hotel will be perfect!

    « Pleasant and helpful. »

    The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The fact that this hotel lifted the animal restrictions for the hurricane says it all. We needed up canceling our stay but will use this facility for all future trips to Clemson. It has been recently remodeled and I have heard great things about the comfort.

    « Comfortable, Clean and Beautiful! »

    This was my 3rd stay, and there are many reasons why I keep coming back! I first stayed here when we evacuated from the hurricane that was supposed to hit Charleston. It was under renovation, but was still clean and comfy! The staff is very friendly!!!

    « Nasty, Unethical and poorly run »

    Months in advance, we booked 3 rooms for day prior to total solar eclipse, 2 with connecting door because we travel with our children. Rate was $129. Confirmed the connecting rooms by phone in AM of arrival day. On arrival, witnessed rooms being sold for $999! Our connecting rooms were gone and they wanted us to consolidate into 1 room, presumably so they could gouge others at $999 rate. We went to their restaurant, 1/3 full, placed drink order, then food order. After 35 minutes I had to go to bar to get drinks. After 50 minutes we enquired about food. After 90 minutes we spotted desk clerk in restaurant and complained about 90 minutes & no food. She only wanted to talk about us canceling 2 of our 3 rooms. Shortly after, we left to go to KFC because kids were super hungry and still no food. Found Clemson police arriving at hotel: desk had called police to evict us altogether for "accosting" her. Police officer declined, advising that it is not a crime to complain about no food for hungry family after 90 minutes. He apologized to us on behalf of Clemson SC. Encountered others leaving restaurant and some returning from KFC with takeout. Further notes: 1. they advertised a pool but there is none, 2. half the rooms look onto an interior space not towards the outside so one hears interior noise and there is no outside ventilation. Of course, these were the rooms we were assigned despite reservations 3 months in advance. During 24 hours in Clemson, everyone (especially the police officer) we met was wonderful, friendly, helpful and welcoming. The total eclipse was spectacular, including Economic Development tent at airport (we flew into Clemson in small plane); we thoroughly enjoyed our stay other than the Best Western University Hotel which is the single most heinous business enterprise we have ever encountered.

    « Post-eclipse stay »

    Pleasantly surprised with hotel especially with previous BW experiences. Spacious room and bathroom. Clean, fresh, delightful. Convenient to campus and downtown and highways. Easy parking. Lots of restaurants close by

    « Warning: Under Construction »

    I think this is the first time I've ever stayed at a best western, I was pleasantly surprised. Close to campus, friendly staff, safe, quiet, comfortable beds, and a restaurant was on site. However, the hotel is appearantly currently under construction. The first thing we noticed was a smell, like mildew. Not great, but given that hotels in the area are currently going for 700-1000 due to the eclipse, and booked up months in advance, I could tolerate it. The layout is a bit odd with a large atrium that was surrounded by rooms, and hallways that didn't seem to connect well, almost looks like the building was once something else. I enjoy working out, but did not use the exercise room, it was very secluded from the rest of the building and was in the hottest part of the building. Much to the disappointment of my children there was no pool, although one is currently being built outside. Would I stay here again? Possibly. I'd just make sure construction was complete if I did so.

    « Renovation great ! »

    Recent renovation of this hotel is very good. The Staff is gracious and professional. The rooms are clean, bright, and comfortable. If you require a handicapped accessible room, be specific about your needs. Ask for one close to the lobby and restaurant as the new commercial carpeting can be difficult to push a wheelchair.

  • 2
    « Not Ready For Prime Time.... »

    Advertised as newly remodeled... I would wait for them to get it all done and act together if I were you. This hotel is not fully finished and we experienced more than a few issues. Will not bore you with all the details. Hotel rooms are clean and new common areas are nice, but that is the highlight.

    « Room accomadations »

    Nice Hotel, nice rooms but small bathrooms and closet space, parking lot was being redone perhaps will be fine when finished, staff was very accommodating rooms have all new furniture beds were very comfortable air worked very well

    « Great location to visit Clemson »

    While still under construction the room was spacious and extremely comfortable. Location was great for a college visit. Would definitely stay here again. Want to see when it is complete. Dining was unique and reasonable priced as well as delicious.

    « Helpful Staff & Beautiful Rooms »

    The hotel was recently remodeled and the rooms, bedding and staff are amazing. Hotel is located within walking distance (1mile) from Clemson University. Great for football weekends. The staff was helpful, kind and courteous. Some rates include breakfast so be sure to ask for your voucher at check in. Breakfast is simple and not great. You may prefer to order off the menu and pay for breakfast. Pool will open in the Fall '17. I recommend this hotel. Enjoy!

    « Renovations are working!! »

    This hotel is doing renovations, but did not hinder our stay. The people working made sure they got out of the way for us to get to our rooms. The place looks wonderful. Great Clemson theme going on here. Very clean room. Missed a pool, but it is on the drawing board.

    « Welcome to Clemson »

    Excellent service from everyone at the hotel. Friendly and helpful. Restaurant closes a little early but just need to plan ahead. Easy to get to Clemson University. An easy walk on game day! Will stay here again.

    « »

    We love the James F Martin Inn! Ami Moore, who works at the front desk, always greets us with a big, warm southern smile! She treats us like family, which makes us want to go back again and again! Beautiful property! Very clean and nice!

    « Not ready for primetime »

    The Inn appeared to be undergoing renovation and perhaps had opened a bit prematurely. There is no pool--it's in the process of being moved from an indoor pool to an outside pool. While our room appeared clean, the AC unit was falling out of the wall, there was no lock on the bathroom door, and no TV guide or hotel info of any kind in the room. The complementary breakfast was fine as long as you liked bread and bread products. The only non-wheat food I saw were bananas (Yay) and Red Delicious apples (Who eats those?). They had coffee but not tea which was strange.

    « Good hotel »

    Many of the rooms are connected to the atrium which lends itself to a very noisy experience. During our stay a very intoxicated alumni group occupied the atrium until after 1 am. With our 1st floor room we heard every word and were unable to sleep until after the party ceased. Not ideal especially when traveling with tired children. Noise may be better or higher floors but I do not know.

    « Awesome stay during the Spring Football Game »

    The location had obviously undergone a major renovation. All of the flooring was clean. Rooms were nicely appointed. Full DirecTV in my room, with a view of the courtyard beneath. Extremely friendly and gracious staff, who were willing to help.


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·From: Downtown Greenville. Head southwest on N. Church Street. Turn right at the first cross street onto Beattie Place and continue onto College Street. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto N. Academy Street. Continue onto US-123 S/Easley Bridge Road. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left to stay on US-123 S. The Best Western Plus® University Inn & Conference Center is just ahead. ·From: I-85. Head southwest on I-85 S. Take Exit 19B to merge onto SC-28 W/US-76 W/Clemson Boulevard toward Clemson. Continue to follow SC-28 W/US-76 W. Turn right onto Tiger Boulevard. The Best Western Plus® University Inn & Conference Center is just ahead. ·From: Atlanta, Georgia. Get on I-75 N/I-85 N. Follow I-85...

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