The Hotel At Auburn University: A First-Class Campus Accommodation

Review of The Hotel At Auburn University | 241 S College St
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If “War Eagle” is your battle cry and orange and blue are prominent colors in your wardrobe, then likely you are already familiar with The Hotel at Auburn University. But, if you are a newcomer to this town in southeast Alabama, please know that The Hotel at Auburn University is widely-recognized for its comfortable rooms, well-organized conference facilities and restaurant, Ariccia Trattoria. It is located within walking distance of Auburn’s quaint downtown, as well as all of the action on the busy, popular university campus.

Rooms with plenty of amenities

Guest room
Source: Connie Pearson

In each of the 236 guestrooms and suites, the Sealy Posturepedic beds practically guarantee a great night’s sleep. Guests will also enjoy the tiled baths and rainfall showers, the complimentary Wi-Fi, and the flat-screen televisions with plenty of cable channels. Each room is also equipped with a microwave and small fridge, a lighted make-up mirror, a hairdryer, individually-controlled heating and cooling, an iron and ironing board, and a coffeemaker with a selection of complimentary coffees. There is a comfortable chair for relaxing, as well as a desk area with a chair and several outlets for recharging electronic devices.

Many spaces for corporate conferences, continuing education events and weddings.

Plaque denoting the location of the Dixon Conference Center
Source: Connie Pearson

Inside the hotel, the Dixon Conference Center has facilities with many types of room configurations for both small and large events. A technology team is available to support audio and visual needs, as well as satellite transmitting and receiving. Staff members are on site to help plan and implement the requests of clients, even those involving culinary and banquet requirements. Weddings are accommodated beautifully in this venue.

Easy proximity to university and town attractions

Sign at the entrance with Samford Hall in the background
Source: Connie Pearson

The vast Draughon Library at Auburn University is directly across the street, and within sight of the entrance is the iconic Samford Hall, proud symbol of Auburn’s historic campus and gathering place for students and alumni. A few blocks away, you will find Jordan-Hare Stadium where the Auburn Tigers play football on fall Saturdays. The Auburn Arena is a venue for concerts as well as home to the basketball team, and in the spring there are first class facilities for baseball and softball.

The Hotel at Auburn University is located on South College Street. In one direction, guests can walk two blocks to the downtown area for boutique shops and a variety of restaurants, both upscale and casual. By driving in the opposite direction, there are more restaurants, plus The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

Italian restaurant and snack shop in the lobby

Looking into Ariccia Trattoria
Source: Connie Pearson

Just a few steps from the reception desk, guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Ariccia Trattoria. The menu offers traditional American and southern cuisine, but the focus is on Italian and Mediterranean dishes. It is open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Piccolo is a bar and lounge within Ariccia Trattoria.

The Valentine Coffee Company, also in the lobby, features a wide variety of espressos, cappuccinos, lattes and teas, as well as plenty of grab-and-go breakfast and lunch items.

Pool, fitness center, pet-friendly rooms and charging station for electric cars

Outdoor pool at the hotel
Source: Connie Pearson

The Hotel at Auburn University acknowledges their clients’ needs for exercise and recreation by providing a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. The pool is open for use in the spring, summer and part of the fall and has a pool bar, so guests can enjoy cold beverages while they work on their tans. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day.

Ten of the rooms on the second floor are designed to accommodate pets. The floors are bamboo, there are no exposed wires, and food and water bowls are provided.

The Hotel at Auburn University has one of the area’s first hotel-based charging stations for electric cars, including Teslas. This amenity is available for all hotel guests.

Come for business or for recreation

Whether you are in town for a big sports contest, a visit with university students, a reunion with friends or for work-related events, The Hotel at Auburn University, coupled with its impressive Dixon Conference Center, is sure to provide a perfect setting. Your dining needs can be met on site or within easy walking or driving distance. Even your dog will enjoy staying here.

If you’re a fan of the Auburn Tigers, you will enjoy the touches of orange and blue incorporated throughout the decor and the framed photos of famous moments in Auburn history lining the corridors. Even if your allegiance is with another university, you can be assured of a comfortable and entertaining stay while you’re in Auburn.

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