Visiting Cal State? Choose Our Hotel Near Fullerton, CA!
California State University Fullerton
In 1951, Cal State Fullerton became the twelfth State College in California to be authorized by the State Legislature as a degree granting institution. The University was originally named Orange County State College. The name of the school was changed to Orange State College in July 1962. In June 1972, the final name change occurred and the school became California State University, Fullerton. Ever since Portola Inn & Suites has been accommodating the students and parents visiting the campus. Each year our hotel accumulates over 2,000 room nights from the State University.
In the fall of 2008, the Performing Arts Center was renamed Joseph A.W. Clayes III Performing Arts Center, in honor of a $5 million pledge made to the University by the trustees of the Joseph A.W. Clayes III Charitable Trust. During the fall 2007 semester, Cal State Fullerton had the highest enrollment of the 23 California State University campuses with a record-setting enrollment of 37,130 students.
Our Hotel's Near the Cal State Fullerton Campus
Cal State Fullerton was built on the site of former citrus groves in northeast Fullerton. Although established in the late 1950s just 6 miles from our hotel, much of the initial construction on campus took place in the late 1960s, under the supervision of noted artist and architect Howard van Heuklyn, who gave the campus a striking, futuristic architecture.
The campus also is home to the renowned Fullerton Arboretum, located in the northeast part of the campus. The campus has undergone many additions. Since 1993, the campus has added the College Park Building, Steven G. Mihaylo Hall, University Hall, the Titan Student Union, the Student Recreation Center, the Nutwood Parking Structure, the State College Parking Structure, Dan Black Hall, Joseph A.W. Clayes III Performing Arts Center West, Phase II Housing, the Grand Central Art Center, Pollak Library North. Whether you're in town visiting friends or family, our hotel's near CSU Fullerton is the top choice among Fullerton, CA Hotels! For information, please contact us!