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George Mason University Hotels in Fairfax, VA

The first choice in George Mason University hotels is Holiday Inn Express Fairfax – Arlington Boulevard Hotel. We’re located in Fairfax, VA just three miles from George Mason University. Family, student groups, and visiting speakers prefer Holiday Inn Express when attending George Mason University, and it’s easy to see why:

  • Free Express Start® Breakfast Bar
  • Free High-Speed Wired and Wireless Internet
  • Free Parking, one of the only George Mason University hotels to offer free parking
  • Groups Rates, request a proposal for student and other group rates

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Events at the EagleBank Arena

With the Hotels Near Gmu Patriot Centerability to seat more than 10,000 screaming fans, EagleBank Arena (former Patriot Center) at Virginia’s George Mason University serves as the hub of collegiate ceremonies, world-class entertainment and electrifying college sports. Playing host to everything from basketball games to concerts to family fun, EagleBank is the home of George Mason University entertainment.

These halls have been graced with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan as well as professional boxing events and the touted George Mason University Patriots men’s basketball team. Looking for some family-centric fun? EagleBank Arena’s longest running event is Sesame Street Live, appearing since 1985. With a recent $10 million dollar renovation, you’ll love the revamped façade, concession stands and more.

Upcoming events include pre-season Patriots basketball, Gaither Christmas Homecoming and fun acts like Jeff Dunham, Russell Brand and Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music.

Athletics: The George Mason Patriots

With a reputation of excellence in all pursuits, George Mason University proudly fields 22 NCAA Division I varsity sports teams. The George Mason Patriots are members of the Colonial Athletic Association, which began in 1983 with several celebrated universities from the east coast.

The George Mason Patriots men’s basketball program is considered the star athletics program at GMU to this day. While the team has made several runs at the NCAA tournament between 1989 and 2008, it was their 2006 defeat of UNC and Connecticut in the lead up to the Final Four that finally brought the Patriots national acclaim amongst college basketball fans. UNC Wilmington, Virginia Commonwealth and James Madison University are considered GMU’s top rivals.

The George Mason Patriots men and women’s basketball teams play at the Patriot Center, located on-site at George Mason University.

Visit George Mason University

When visiting George Mason University, utilize the official Visitor Parking Lots located at Mason Pond, Sandy Creek or Rappahannock River to save a bit on your parking fee. There is no free parking at George Mason University. Special parking may be available for special events, including commencements, George Mason Patriots sports events and parents’ days. Regular campus hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-1000

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