October 15, 2019
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Very few exploits are more rewarding than winning a coveted award, especially for those in the hospitality industry. Here at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, we spend every waking hour ensuring that each and every guest has a five-star experience. That hard work and dedication, along with our first-rate amenities and luxurious accommodations, have led to countless awards, including ConventionSouth’s Readers’ Choice Award (four years running). You won’t stumble upon another university hotel that matches our warm hospitality, world-class conference facilities, and lavish suites. Our downtown Auburn locale is minutes away from Toomer’s Corner and countless bars, shops, and restaurants. Keep reading to learn more about our recent awards and accolades. 

Best Hotels in SEC College Towns

Our elegant university hotel was recently named one of the top 14 stays in SEC country by Southern Living. The prestigious magazine chose one hotel from each college town, and its team of writers wisely selected The Hotel at Auburn University as our city’s top option. What set us apart from every other university hotel on the list was our location—we’re “the front door” to campus, Jordan-Hare Stadium, and Toomer’s Corner.

The Herbies: 5 Best Hotels in the Country

Any time that you’re mentioned by famed ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, you’re doing something right. Last year, our sophisticated, conveniently-located university hotel was awarded a “Herbie.” Around the turn of the century, Herbstreit, a former Ohio State University captain quarterback in the early 1990s, began compiling an extensive list of his favorite players, restaurants, student sections, bands, and, yes, hotels. The Hotel at Auburn University was heralded as one of the top five hotels in the country in August of 2018, joining four others in Wisconsin, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Michigan, respectively.

ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award

Yes, our beautiful university hotel is known for its downtown location, high-end amenities, and dazzling suites, but don’t forget that we also provide some of the premier conference facilities in North America. We will be featured in ConventionSouth’s December issue, which will highlight over 300 of the country’s best meeting destinations. With over 2,500 nominees this year, we landed in the 86th percentile. If you’re searching for a sizable, state-of-the-art conference hotel, look no further than our award-winning downtown destination.

The Best Italian Restaurant in Every State

One of the primary reasons that we recently earned a AAA four-diamond rating is our luxuriant Italian restaurant: Ariccia Cucina Italiana. Earlier this summer, the folks at Taste of Home compiled a list of the best Italian restaurant in each state, and Ariccia made the list. Alexa Hackfort, who penned the article, admires Ariccia’s al fresco dining experience, extensive wine list, and fresh, seasonally-rotating ingredients. Ariccia is consistently labeled as one of the premier downtown Auburn restaurants.

To learn more about our award-winning university hotel, downtown Auburn dining, and gorgeous wedding facilities, please give us a call today at 334-821-8200. You can also book a stay by visiting us online at