exterior view of the abernathy
close view to the fireplace lounge with a table and chairs

About Our Hotel

The Abernathy

The Abernathy is Clemson’s premier boutique hotel. Featuring an unbeatable location within walking distance of Memorial Stadium, our modern 41-room hotel is a welcome addition to the local landscape. Throughout each space, we pay homage to one of the city’s most distinguished citizens and visionaries, the late Larry Abernathy, who served both the town and school as a longtime mayor and a respected adjunct professor.


& Features

  • TAPS Bar & Café
  • Fireside Lounge
  • Private Meeting & Event Space
  • 41 Spacious Rooms & Suites
  • Complimentary Bicycles 
  • Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Pet-friendly Accommodations
  • Complimentary On-Site Parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • ADA Accessibility & Features, Learn More

abernathy about larry
A Nod to

Our Namesake

Larry Abernathy (1947-2012) was the embodiment of Clemson, and his passion and pride for the university knew no bounds. A gentleman, family man, and public servant, Abernathy was first elected to the Clemson City Council while he was still a student at the university. An avid outdoorsman, he once stated, “I am driven to environmentally friendly initiatives because I have three grandsons. And I want them to have a world that is as beautiful, as enjoyable, and as unharmed as it can possibly be.”

a clemson football team player running on the field
The Spirit of Clemson

Proud Partner of Clemson Athletics

The Abernathy is a Proud Partner of Clemson Athletics, IPTAY, and a Proud Supporter of Dabo's All In Team Foundation. We are happy to support the enduring legacy of Clemson University’s athletics in all that we do.

a man sitting on the sofa in the dabo room
The Spirit of Clemson

The Dabo Room

The Abernathy is proud to donate 10% of revenue from The Dabo Room — which is covered in priceless Clemson memorabilia — to Dabo Swinney’s All In Foundation, a philanthropic organization that raises awareness of critical education and health issues for people across South Carolina.

abernathy about petfriendly
Clemson Canines


As one of Clemson’s best pet-friendly hotels, The Abernathy invites your four-legged friends to join in on the fun with a variety of pet amenities, from tasty dog treats upon arrival to a convenient pet-walking area just outside the door. We provide everything to serve your furry friend's travel needs.

abernathy about golfdeals
Play a Round

Golf Specials

Enjoy the many opportunities for golf in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains during your stay! Special rates are available exclusively for guests of The Abernathy with our golf partners.

  • Cross Creek Golf Club: $65 per Afternoon Round
  • Boscobel Golf & Country Club: $32 per Weekday Round, $37 per Weekend Round
  • Legends Golf Center & Driving Range: Buy 1 Bucket, Get 1 Free

Please speak with an Abernathy associate to find out how you can enjoy these special rates during your stay.