Hotels Near Mercer University, Macon, GA
Hotels-Rates can make your trip to Mercer University in Macon, Georgia easier and more comfortable by helping you book a hotel room near the historic private Southern school.
Our comprehensive hotel database shows 23 hotels in Macon within 5 miles of Mercer University, with the lowest rate for those hotels being $31.
We also found 4 hotels in Macon within 2 miles of the school, with the lowest rate among them $45. They are:
- TownePlace Suites Macon Mercer University is one-tenth of a mile from campus at 1550 Mercer University Drive, Macon, with rates starting at $139.
- Hilton Garden Inn Macon — Mercer University is a half-mile from campus at 1220 Stadium Drive, Macon, with rates as low as $125.
- 1842 Inn is just under 1 mile from campus at 353 College Street, Macon, with rates starting at $189.
- Econo Lodge Macon is 1.6 miles from campus at 1990 Riverside Drive, Macon, with rates as low as $45.
- Macon Marriott City Center is 1.9 miles from campus at 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, where rates start at $139.
Mercer University, a faith-based liberal arts institution with 12 schools and colleges, has made its home in Macon, GA, since 1871, when the institution moved from its original campus in Penfield, Georgia. Today the main campus, just off the Interstate 75 / GA Hwy 74 interchange, and the campus of the Walter F. George School of Law, on Coleman Hill overlooking downtown from Georgia Avenue, occupy separate locations about a mile from each other in Macon.
In addition to academics, Mercer is an NCAA Division l institution, and the Mercer Bears compete in more than 15 men's and women's sports in the Southern Conference.
Mercer University also serves the community with arts institutions open to public, including The Grand Opera House, an active theater built in 1884 and home to one of the largest stages in the South; the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, a distinguished institute that offers a conservatory experience in a university setting; and Tattnall Square Center for Arts, which houses Mercer's Theater Department and hosts community arts events.
Macon, about 80 miles southeast of Atlanta, officially became the consolidated Macon-Bibb County in 2014. It has a population of about 155,000 countywide, and is known as an educational, cultural and commercial hub of Central Georgia.
For many, their first association with Macon is the music they grew up loving. Macon was a home to Little Richard, Otis Redding, James Brown, The Allman Brothers Band, Bill Berry and Mike Mills of REM, Jason Aldean and Betty Cantrell, a country recording artist as well as the first Miss Georgia to become Miss America (in 2016). This musical heritage has led some to say Macon, Georgia, is "Where Soul Lives."
In fact, The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House, where the band and crew lived back in the day, is Macon's most-visited tourist attraction. It is about 2 miles from Mercer University on Vineville Avenue. The Rock N' Soul Riding Tour, which begins at the Macon Visitor's Center downtown, is a two-hour drive that uses landmarks in town to trace the journey of Southern rock and soul legends from Macon.
History buffs visiting Macon may already know the city maintains more listings on the National Register of Historic Places than any other city in Georgia. Two are the Macon City Auditorium, which has the largest covered copper dome in the world, and the Hay House museum, an 18,000-square-foot Italian Renaissance Revival mansion featured on A&E's "America's Castles."
Further back — over 17,000 years ago — Native Americans began to live on the site that is now the Ocmulgee National Monument just east of Macon and home to the continent's only Earth Lodge and Early Mississippian temple mounds. The two Civil War conflicts that took place in Macon happened on the grounds of today's Ocmulgee National Monument. The National Parks Service property is the ancestral home of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and has 7 earthen temple / burial / domiciliary mounds, a visitor center, a museum with over 2,000 artifacts, Civil War earthworks and 6 miles of trails.
Macon is at the intersection of Interstates 16 and 75 and U.S. 80, making travel convenient throughout Bibb County or to Atlanta, Savannah, Alabama or Florida. Whether you are a Mercer student, parent or alumni member, a music fan, history buff, tourist or business traveler, Hotels-Rates.com can help you book a comfortable stay near Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.