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Photo credit: Kelly Queijo / College Visit TravelingMom

You know what they say about what’s important in real estate, right? “Location, location, location.” Well, the same holds true when you’re traveling with family to visit a college — and the location of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Murray, Kentucky, offers visitors is ideal. It’s right across the street from the campus of Murray State University!

You can see the CFSB Sports Arena from the front entrance and hotel lobby. This is not only where the Murray State Racers play basketball and volleyball, it’s also known as the Regional Special Events Center. Reagan Field, where baseball is played, and the Roy Steward Stadium are also within walking distance of the hotel. After your campus visit, less than an hour away, you’ll find plenty of family fun activities in Paducah, Kentucky

The Hampton Inn & Suites Murray is loaded with southern charm and hospitality making it an ideal place to stay if you’re traveling with family. And when I say “southern charm” I’m not kidding. From the friendly staff to the country gravy you’ll find at the Hampton’s free hot breakfast buffet (the gravy is made fresh every day), you’ll likely to want to sit a spell, put your feet up, and chit-chat in the lobby with other guests.

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Photo credit: Kelly Queijo / College Visit TravelingMom

That is, of course, if you can make yourself leave the comfort of Hampton’s plush, cozy beds complete with lovely lap desks for your computer or writing materials. My stay included some work-time in the room and I was quite comfortable using my computer and the hotel’s free wireless, high-speed Internet–all from the lap desk.

In addition to a coin laundry and room services, other amenities you’ll find include:
– Complimentary Fresh Hot Breakfast Daily (so good, I had to mention it a second time)
– Indoor pool
– Gym/fitness center
– Business Center
– Free parking
– Accessible registration desk, entrances, and parking

Murray State Ambassadors

The front-desk staff is not only friendly, but knowledgeable and ready to answer a campus visitor’s questions. Need a map of campus? They’ve got them. Don’t know which dean to see? They’ve got a list. Want to buy tickets to the game? No problem. The charges can be billed to your room. Hampton Inn & Suites Murray even offers students and parents who are there to visit campus, or are booking a room for orientation, an 18% discount on the best room rate for that date. Now that’s an offer that’s bound to charm.