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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at the Nittany Lion Inn recently while attending a weekend swim meet. The location was perfect- less than a mile to the natatorium. The hotel itself was absolutely charming, with its high ceilings, fire in the fireplace (real wood burning!), ample lounge areas, and beautiful 15 ft (?) Christmas tree. Very upscale feel without a huge price tag....

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us during the recent swim meet that you attended. You were indeed here at a nice time of year when we are all decorated for the Holiday Season, the building does take on a certain level of charm in the spirit of the season. Thanks you for sharing your comments.

Lititz, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Appears to be an old building but modern inside. Spacious modern room with all amenities.Easy check-in,friendly service and location close to Penn State attractions.Breakfast was good. Only drawback is limited parking. Most people need to park in a nearby parking garage.

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing the Inn for your recent stay. I am glad to hear that you found our facility to be more than you expected including our dining opportunities. Thanks you for sharing.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Nittany Lion Inn was simply refreshing because, as an old hotel with a lot of history, it does not appear to be aged. With modern and spacious rooms, hallways, foyers and common areas, a person may forget the history of this place. The staff is wonderful and very accommodating. The rooms are clean and luxurious. The Sunday...

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind comments regarding your stay. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy our Sunday Brunch, one of the best in the area! Thank you again!

Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located on campus, which is great. It is beautiful inside. High ceilings, ornate trim, etc. The rooms are modern, spacious, and filled with plenty of amenities. You are a quick walk to the downtown area, close to the golf course (so I was told), and close to most things you'd want to hit up. The breakfast buffet...

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to comment on your recent stay here at the Inn. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and your Breakfast.

Nutley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just the best hotel to stay at when visiting Penn State, once you park you car, you can walk everywhere. It is such a great location and you have all the amenities. Great food in bar area and restaurant. Rooms are clean and well maintained. It is hard to book for a college football weekend, you have to...

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

We are indeed convenient to most State College area businesses and for those that arte not walking distance we also offer complimentary shuttle service. Pleased that you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shuttle takes you anywhere you want to go in State College but hotel is located on campus where you can also walk to and from downtown. Luxury bus takes you to and from Beaver Stadium free of charge. Free apples for the picking in the lobby. Manager, Michael Quinn was incredibly helpful! He got us from downtown to Pegula Ice...

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

So happy that you had an enjoyable weekend stay with us! Indeed our team works hard to be very flexible to our guest's needs. Hope to see you again soon.

State College, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took my parents to their beloved Nittany Lion Inn's seafood buffet for their shared birthday (They have the same birthday, honest!) and were sadly disappointed in comparison to our last visit. The price has increased, the quality and selection have gone way down. No more is the raw bar, the amount of prepared hot food has decreased and the...

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you are not pleased with the changes that we have made to our Seafood Buffet. These changes wee made over 2 years ago based on declining attendance to the event as it was. We are pleased that since the re-engineering of this offering, we have seen a much higher acceptance and attendance rate, but...

Reviewed 4 November 2016

college town and pleasant hotel to stay at if there are available rooms! hard to get a room for weekends due to football games. Hotel is on the expensive side specially considering it is located in a small college town and prices are even higher for the weekends. It would have been good if they included some sort of breakfast...

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback it is appreciated. You will be glad to know that during the months of December and January we will be offering a breakfast inclusive overnight package....it will truly be a great bargain!

Reviewed 2 November 2016

I really did not expect much from an old hotel, but we had our 50th sorority reunion there. What a great place !!! It is lovely, gracious, and is a little window on what life was like when everyone was not in such a hurry and people had manners. The rooms are spacious and well appointed; there is nice common...

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

WOW, thank you so much for your gracious comments! Our team here at the Inn works everyday to walk the balance between contemporary guest needs and maintaining the character of our 85 year history. So glad you enjoyed your time with us.

Mountainside, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I recently stayed overnight at the Nittany Lion Inn with my HS Junior who was touring Penn State. The location can't be beat, right in the center of the campus. It is a short drive to town. Our room was spacious but smelled musty. The bathroom was clean. There seemed to be always be some level of confusion between the...

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Inn. I am hopeful that you r child chooses to attend Penn State, I maight be slightly biased but I truly believe PSU provides an unparalleled experience and education like none other.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: American
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Nittany Lion Inn is a Penn State landmark, rich in history and tradition and a proud member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. Our AAA Four Diamond rated property is located on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University, serving as a travelers’ haven and a popular gathering place for Penn State alumni. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nittany Lion Inn

Address: 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803-3598
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Price Range: £108 - £203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nittany Lion Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 223
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Nittany Lion Hotel State College
Nittany Lion State College
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#1 Romantic Hotel in State College
#2 Family Hotel in State College
#6 Business Hotel in State College
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