Your home base for campus visits
Make the Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek your home base for your next visit to any of the universities near San Francisco! With free parking, free WiFi, great on-site dining options, and some of the East Bay’s premier pet-friendly accommodations, you’ll be fully equipped for a successful visit to any of the universities in the Bay area. Whether you’re attending an alumni function or touring the campus for the first time, you’ll feel right at home during your next campus trip. Book our discounted school rate and start planning upcoming campus visit!
Discounted campus visitor Rate
Take advantage of exclusive room discounts when you book with our special campus visitor rate! In addition to discounted accommodations, you’ll also enjoy free parking and free WiFi to help ensure an easy and enjoyable college visit. If you reserve your room online, just mention you’re visiting Saint Mary’s, Diabolo Valley, or any of the local universities to secure your reduced room rate. If you prefer to book by phone, give us a call anytime and mention the campus visitor rate to your hotel representative. Book your room today to enjoy:
- Discounted Accommodations
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Copying, Faxing, and Printing Services
- Great Pet-Friendly Amenities
Saint Mary's College of California
Saint Mary’s is a stunningly beautiful campus just 12 miles from the Crowne Plaza and 23 miles east of San Francisco. It’s distinguished by the white walls and red tile roofs of its Spanish Renaissance-California Mission-style architecture and surrounded by grass-covered hills that are sometimes crowned with fog blown in from the Pacific. If you are interested in sports, this is the place to visit! St Mary’s has 17 Division 1 teams competing in the West Coast Conference of the NCAA! Be sure to book a tour to one of California’s most pristine colleges! Schedule a tour or go on a virtual tour here!
Diablo Valley College
Diablo Valley College is one of three public community colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District. Opening in 1949, it has enrolled more than 22,000 students! DVC’s greatest accolade is that their students transfer into top universities in California like UC Berkeley, CSU East Bay and St Mary’s College! They rank in the top five in transfer colleges in the state of California! Come stop by and tour the campus or check out their website and tour the campus virtually with their pre-recorded tours presented by their student ambassadors!
California State University, East Bay
Cal State University, East Bay is one of the 23 schools in the Cal State University system! They were founded in 1957. The university has 2 additional campuses in Concord and Oakland with the main campus being located in Hayward. This is why they are named Cal State University, East Bay. Be sure to check out all the campuses with a virtual tour! Go on yours now!
Saint Mary's Parking & Directions
St. Mary’s College of California is located just 12.5 miles southwest of the Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek hotel, about a 20 minute drive. Parking is always free at our hotel, and Saint Mary’s has a handful of visitor lots on and around campus. To obtain an SMC visitor parking permit, just stop at the Public Safety Front Gate (you can’t miss it), and they’ll be happy to help you!