Western Massachusetts Colleges and Universities
Located along the Connecticut River, in the Pioneer Valley, the Hampton Inn Hadley-Amherst, Comfort Inn Hadley, Holiday Inn Express Ludlow / Chicopee and La Quinta Inn & Suites Springfield are in the heart of the Five College Community, which comprises the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College and Hampshire College, five of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country.
Located in the Ludlow-Springfield area are more fine colleges including Elms College, Western New England University, Springfield College, American International College, Springfield Technical Community College, Holyoke Community College, and Bay Path College. Our La Quinta Inn & Suites hotel offers the closest overnight accommodations to Elms College. The Holiday Inn Express Ludlow / Chicopee is the closest accommodations to both the American International College and the Western New England University.
We are proud to be part of such an educational and cultural environment. Not only does the area offer great academics; but the colleges also host a variety of cultural experiences, including the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art; the National Yiddish Book Center, the Botanical Gardens at Smith College, the Emily Dickinson Homestead; the Center for Fine Arts and Asian Arts and so many more.
Our hotels are within minutes of all the colleges. We book quickly for graduation weekends; parents & family weekends; homecomings and back-to-school weeks. We recommend making reservations as much as a year in advance at one of our hotels to ensure great accommodations and location!
If you are traveling to the area visiting colleges in your search of the next step in your education, we hope you choose our hotels as your base camp. Several members of our staff have graduated or are attending area colleges. We welcome the opportunity to share our experiences at the schools and in the college community.
For more information on these fine educational institutions, visit the Five Colleges website.
If you are planning a group trip to visit area colleges or prep schools, please contact our group sales office for special rates.