On the Campus of Saint Mary’s College and Only a Mile From University of Notre Dame
Saint Mary’s College
When you stay with us, you must walk the serene and park-like campus of Saint Mary’s College. Established in 1844, Saint Mary’s is a groundbreaking college that was one of the first schools to provide women with a liberal arts education. Over a century later, it has established itself as one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, still empowering women to become leaders in a wide variety of fields.
Directions and Transportation
Since our hotel is right on the campus of Saint Mary’s College, you don’t have to look far to discover what the campus has to offer. It’s all right out your front door!
Getting Here by Car
If you’re traveling to us by car, interstate 80/90 passes near the Saint Mary's campus making South Bend easily accessible from east or west. Take the Notre Dame/South Bend exit (exit 77).
Getting Around Saint Mary’s Campus
Once at our hotel, campus buildings and events are less than a mile away so you can walk to everything!
- Saint Mary’s College Student Center: 17-minute walk (.8 miles)
- Moreau Center for the Arts: 17-minute walk (.8 miles)
- Saint Mary’s College Angela Athletic Center: 13-minute walk (.7 miles)
- Madeleva Hall: 6-minute walk (.3 miles)
The University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame is one of the most well-established research universities in the world. And it is highly regarded for both its academic achievements as well as its Division 1 NCAA football team. When touring the campus, be sure to explore the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the on-campus chapel that has served the community since 1870. Due to its history and beautiful design, the Basilica attracts thousands of tourists each year.
Directions and Transportation
The Inn at Saint Mary's is right next door to the University of Notre Dame, so getting there is fast and easy. We’ll even give you a ride with our complimentary shuttle service. Or if you prefer to take your own car, it’s only a short ride away.
Drive Time: 4 minutes
Visitors must get a permit and pay to park at designated visitor lots:
- Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore (one-hour parking)
- Legends of Notre Dame (for customers only)
- Visitor Lot (paid parking)
- Joyce & Compton Lots (paid parking)
Cost to Park
Parking is free for the first hour (you still must obtain permit and display on dash during business hours). After that, you’ll pay . . .
- 2 hours – $1
- 3 hours – $2
- 4 hours – $3
- Over 4 hours – $8
Reserve Your Room Block
Whether you're planning an event or just need a place for your friends and family to stay after an outstanding college football game, The Inn at Saint Mary's easy-to-book room blocks provide a convenient and comfortable home base. With boutique accommodations, modern in-room amenities, and an unrivaled location right on Saint Mary’s College campus and next door to University of Notre Dame, your guests will enjoy their Indiana stay!
For room block pricing and availability, contact The Inn at Saint Mary's incredible team!
Sporting Events at Saint Mary’s College and University of Notre Dame
Saint Mary’s College
Basketball, lacrosse, softball, tennis—the athletes at Saint Mary’s College do it all. When visiting campus to enjoy a game, book your room with us to stay close to the action. You’ll only be a short walk away from all at-home athletic events.
University of Notre Dame
If you’re coming to town to watch the Fighting Irish duke it out on game day, reserve your room with us to enjoy the best location and modern amenities. So whether you’re visiting to cheer on Notre Dame’s varsity basketball teams, take in a football game, or enjoy a more obscure sporting event (fencing, anyone?), you’re only a short ride away. We’ll even take you there with our complimentary shuttle service.
On-Site Dining—Fuel Up for Celebrations and Game Day!
If you’re headed out to the big game or about to watch someone special graduate, you need to fuel up! And we’ve got you covered. Our InnJoy Cafe proudly serves Starbucks beverages and a variety of pastries, juices and other tasty snacks.
When you come back from celebrating commencement or cheering on your team, take some time to unwind at our Atrium Lounge, located in the lobby. You’ll find an extensive list of handcrafted cocktails and local craft beers.
Bistro 933 specializes in regional American cuisine and offers a full menu, including daily specials featuring local ingredients. Whether you’re celebrating the graduate, enjoying the company of a special someone, or hosting a business dinner, our modern dining room provides the perfect setting—and cuisine.
If you’d rather relax in your room, Bistro 933 will bring your meal to you. Order from the menu for delicious in-room delivery every day from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Host Your Event With Us!
If you’re planning a graduation celebration, class reunion, alumni meeting, business event, or a wedding with your college sweetheart, you’ve found the place to make it happen. Our Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center is multi-functional and able to accommodate a small, intimate gathering or a full-out party with a band and dance floor. Plus, our staff will help you plan it all—from the room setup to the drinks and dessert.
Get in touch with The Inn at Saint Mary's for pricing and availability for your upcoming event. Let us know what you have in mind, and we'll go above and beyond to make your meeting, conference, party, fundraiser, concert, or wedding an event to remember!