Hotel Accommodations and Activities


2013 Away-game Hotels

The Alumni Association has negotiated with hotels in cities where the Buckeyes will be traveling this fall so you can enjoy the camaraderie of other Ohio State alumni and fans. Unless otherwise noted, room rates are good throughout the weekend at all locations.  Be sure to pay close attention to the room block reservation cut-off dates.

Official Buckeye Bashes will take place at Cal Berkeley and Michigan only.

Sept. 14: Ohio State vs. Cal Berkeley

  • Berkeley, Cal. Hotel
    Be within walking distance of the football stadium and enjoy the setting of staying near the Berkeley campus.

    The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
    41 Tunnel Road
    Berkeley, CA  94705
    (800) 551-7266

    Room Rate - $199 a night + 14.065% local room tax
    Additional choices – Distinctive Room with bay view - $229 or a Spa Room - $259
    Parking – Special OSU rate of $10 per day
    Facilities Fee of $26 waived and you will benefit from many amenities.

    For Reservations:
    Call (800) 551-7266 or visit Claremont Reservations use Promo Code: BUCKEYES
    Cut-off Date: Aug. 14, 2013

    Distance from Oakland Airport – 20 minutes (Taxi - $40 or Shuttle - $22)
    Distance from SF Airport – 25 miles (Taxi - $80 or Shuttle - $30)
    Distance from downtown SF – 12 miles
  • Ohio State Team Hotel - Oakland
    Stay at the same hotel as the football team.

    Oakland Marriott City Center
    1001 Broadway
    Oakland, CA  94607
    (510) 451-4000
    (A very limited number of rooms are available)
    BART Station is across the street

    Room Rate - $139 a night+ tax
    Valet Parking – $33 per day
    Self-Parking - $24 per day

    For reservations:
    Visit the Oakland Marriott reservation site.
    Cut-off Date: Aug. 24, 2013
  • Downtown San Francisco Hotel
    The sales manager of this gorgeous boutique hotel in the heart of downtown San Franciscois an Ohio State alumnus.

    Hotel Zetta
    55 Fifth Street
    San Francisco, CA  94103
    (A very limited number of rooms are available)

    Powell Street BART station is right next door to the hotel to take you to Berkeley in 30 minutes.

    Room Rate - $249 a night + 15.565% occupancy tax
    Valet Parking - $50 per day

    For Resevations:
    Call (415) 321-5120 and tell them you are with the Ohio State Alumni Association block to get the discounted price.
    Cut-off Date: July 30, 2013 by 3:00 p.m. PST


October 5: Ohio State vs. Northwestern

Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore
5300 W. Touhy
Skokie, IL  60077
(847) 679-8900

Room Rate - $119.00 + 9.5% room tax

Seven miles from Northwestern
Bar Louie Tavern & Grill Restaurant attached to the property

For Reservations:
Call (866) 750-339 or (847) 679-8900 and ask for Ohio State University Alumni Association or code OSA or visit their reservation website


Nov. 16: Ohio State vs. Illinois

Country Inn & Suites
602 West Marketview Drive
Champaign, IL  61822

Room Rate: $179 for Standard Double and $189 for King Executive + local & state tax of 11%

Room rate is based on two adults (21 years and up), children not included.
$15 extra charge per adult in the room over the first two.
*Two night minimum stay is required

For Reservations:
Call (217) 355-6666 and use Promo Code: Ohio State Alumni Association
Cut-off Date: Sept. 15, 2013

Additional information will be added as it becomes available; please check back.