Front Row To The Rock

Welcome to The Abernathy

A home for high ideals and warm handshakes, The Abernathy pays homage to the late Larry Abernathy, Clemson’s longtime mayor and a much-loved professor whose commitment to the city and school was all-inclusive. As the city’s newest boutique hotel, we honor our namesake with guest experiences that reflect the best of Clemson’s past, present and future. To stay here is to experience Abernathy’s Clemson: gracious, welcoming, effortlessly hospitable. 


Proud Partner of Clemson Athletics and IPTAY, and Proud Supporter of Dabo's All In Team Foundation.

Coach Dabo Swinney checking into The Abernathy hotel at front desk

Book Direct Benefits

  • Lowest Rate Guaranteed
  • Genuine Customer Service
  • Personalized Experience
  • Flexible Cancellation

  • 2018 Herbie Award Recipient

    Best Hotel 

    - Popular college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit's favorite pick for the 2018 college football season
  • Just wow! I'm all in. You're not going to find a hotel experience like this in Clemson.

    dabo-signature-5938803e8e59f.png - Head Football Coach - Clemson University
  • From management to housekeeping all employees were kind, considerate and always asking if we needed anything. The hotel was neat and clean and the bed was one of the most comfortable I have experienced. The level of excitement for customer service at this hotel made a lasting impression on us. Thank God for a hotel named The Abernathy!

    - Carl H., January 2021
  • Our group raved about the awesome rooms and how comfortable and well appointed they are. Plenty of room to spread out and relax! All was super clean and obvious attention had been and was paid to sanitizing everywhere and encouraging safety throughout the building. We cannot sing the praises of the staff enough! Honestly one of the very best —if not THE BEST— hotel stay experiences I’ve ever had!!

    - Lianne D., June 2020

Top reasons to stay

1 | You Can Walk Everywhere

Our Old Greenville Highway location puts you in close proximity to Clemson’s beautiful 1,400-acre university campus. In fact, you can hear the Tillman bells from here!

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2 | You're Proud of Clemson

The Abernathy is anchored in the highest ideals of Clemson University. Whether you’re a football fan, returning alum or first-time visitor, you’ll feel surrounded by the tradition, spirit and Southern charm of the university.

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3 | You Want Extra Space

Our generously-sized guest rooms are thoughtfully designed with your comfort in mind. From sitting areas with sleeper sofas to fully equipped wet bars featuring a microwave, refrigerator, and Keurig, our rooms really are a home away from home.

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4 | You Love The Outdoors

Clemson sits at the edge of Lake Hartwell, our man-made reservoir and a favorite spot for kayaking, swimming, boating, water-skiing, and fishing. It’s surrounded by more than seven miles of hiking and biking trails, too. 

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5 | You Love A Warm Welcome

Whether you’re visiting Clemson for the first time or you’re a regular, we’ll greet you with a welcome that’s warm and genuine. When we ask “What brings you to Clemson?,” we mean it.

  • "Our family's stay at The Abernathy was excellent. Besides the location being most convenient and the interior design enjoyably modern, it is the staff that took hospitality to new standards."

    - LexFamSC
    Lexington, South Carolina


Tiger Town

School pride and a strong sense of community are in lockstep in Clemson, a city that wins high praise for its positive “town and gown” relationship. Whether you’re here for the first time or you already know your way around, take a few minutes to explore the town beyond the university campus. We’re located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, right on the shores of Lake Hartwell.

Upcoming events

Clemson University
Sikes Hall
Memorial Stadium
 Doug Kingsmore Stadium
Y Beach

Nearby attractions

Clemson University

Established in 1889, Clemson is a nationally ranked public research university.

Sikes Hall

Clemson's main administration building, Sikes Hall on Calhoun Drive showcases regularly scheduled art exhibits on its ground floor.

Memorial Stadium

Known as "Death Valley" Frank Howard Field at Clemson Memorial Stadium is home to the Clemson Tigers football team.

Doug Kingsmore Stadium

Home field of the NCAA Clemson Tigers baseball team, this popular stadium seats 6,217 Tiger fans.

Y Beach

Also known as the YMCA Recreational Area, this lakefront spot is a favorite gathering place for fishing, volleyball, frisbee golf and Fourth of July fireworks.