Do you need a place to stay?

If your family and/or guests need overnight lodging at the time of Commencement, below is a listing of hotels and motels in the general area. These are the closest to the College and, on most non-commencement days, can be reached in 20 minutes. NOTE: On Commencment day it can take close to two hours to get from these hotels to the Saint Mary's on-campus parking lots.

Many of the lodgings listed below have agreed to offer special rates to Saint Mary’s families. When you call for a reservation or pricing information, tell them you are coming to the Saint Mary’s Graduation and ask them if they have a special rate:


Lafayette Area

  • Lafayette Park Hotel
    3287 Mount Diablo Boulevard
    Lafayette, CA 94549
    (925) 283-3700 or (800) 368-2468
    Fax: (925) 284-1621 

Walnut Creek Area

  • Embassy Suites Hotel, by Hilton
    The Embassy Suites Hotel in Walnut Creek provides a competitve discount for SMC families in town for Commencement
    To receive the discounted rate, book with web ID code S5M
    1345 Treat Blvd.
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597
    *Prime location across the street from BART
    (925) 934-2500
  • Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek

    The Holiday Inn Express in Walnut Creek is pleased to offer a competitive dynamic discounted rate to SMC families inclusive of a hot breakfast buffet, parking, Wi-Fi access, and access to our courtyard heated pool and spa.

    Please reference ID number 100238311 to receive the SMC discount.

    2730 N. Main Street
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597
    (925) 932-3332
    800-924-6835 (Reservations)

Concord and Pleasant Hill

  • (Reservations: 800-321-2211) or Courtyard Marriott
    2250 Contra Costa Boulevard
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
    (925) 691-1444
  • (Reservations: 800-331-3131) or Residence Inn Marriott
    700 Ellinwood Way
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
    (925) 689-1010



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