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.
Bethel University is a private university with Christian roots, offering over 50 areas of Study in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Its community is dedicated to guiding students on their academic journey while building relationships that last a lifetime.
Indiana University South Bend
Indiana University South Bend As the oldest and largest regional campus of Indiana University, IU South Bend’s mission is focused on regional impact, partnership, and transformation. IU South Bend’s history is a mix of tradition and innovation. In 1916 Indiana University began teaching classes in South Bend at Central High School located downtown. In 1961, IU South Bend moved to its current campus location situated on 80 acres along the St. Joseph River in the River Park neighborhood. In 1967, IU South Bend conferred its first degrees. Since then, the campus has grown to approximately 4,500 students, offering nearly 100 degree programs, 12 varsity sports playing in the Chicagoland Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), campus housing, and more than 230 full-time faculty members. Graduates earn an Indiana University degree, which is respected worldwide.
Holy Cross College
Brother John Driscoll, C.S.C., served as president and dean for the first two decades of the college’s history from 1966 until 1987. After two interim presidents, Brother Richard Gilman, C.S.C., presided over the next two decades of growth and change from 1992 until 2010. Under Brother Richard, Holy Cross evolved from a two-year community college into a residential four-year liberal arts college. Today the college is led by Father David Tyson, C.S.C. In 1993, the College reached worldwide fame in the movie Rudy, the story of a young man who attends Holy Cross College and, through diligence and hard work, overcomes great odds to achieve his dream of attending the University of Notre Dame and playing football for the Fighting Irish. In those days, Holy Cross was a two-year junior college with a reputation for transforming good students into excellent students capable of admission to the nation’s finest universities. Today, Holy Cross’s reputation for producing excellent students is even stronger as a destination school in its own right. Students from 50 states and 30 foreign countries have earned their four-year BA degrees from Holy Cross College.
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.
Things To Do In South Bend
Local South Bend Attractions
During your South Bend, Indiana visit, be sure to explore some of the area's local attractions.
Rent a bike and explore the area. Trails weave through the beautiful campuses of Saint Mary's College, University of Notre Dame, and Holy Cross College.