I really liked everything about this hotel and would definitely stay here again. The check-in staff was very friendly and helpful. There was plenty of parking at no additional charge. When I first checked in they reserved a room with 2 bedrooms but it was on the first floor. When I asked to be relocated to a higher floor as indicated on my initial reservation they had to downgrade me to an efficiency. At first I was a little put out about it. I didn’t need a 2 bedroom but a one bedroom would have been better. However the efficiency was really great and I was pleasantly pleased with my room accommodation and have attached photos to share.
The room had a good layout with both a desk and a table. The desk had plenty of outlets and free internet connections. I loved the fact that although there was a charge they had both a bottle of water on the table and one in the fridge for me as an option. This way I didn’t have to go downstairs and buy it from the market. Also it was $2.50 which is a little less expensive than the airport so not too unreasonable. They provide free popcorn which I always love and I had it for dinner one night. The sofa was large for an efficiency room but didn’t overpower and it was comfortable. There was only the one TV but it swiveled so that I could see it from the sofa or the bed. The linens were clean and the bed very comfortable.
The shampoo was Paul Mitchell and the soap was standard. The workout room was typical in that it had 3 or 4 machines but the one I wanted was available so it worked out. However towards the end of my workout I accidently caught my ear bud cord on the safety rope and stopped the machine. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to get it back on. Also, the TV was clear to the left of all the machines which means that there is no way you can see it without working out looking over your left shoulder during your entire workout. Either they need to move it or take it out because I just found it annoying.
Since I worked out late I wanted a healthy snack and was disappointed they didn’t have fresh fruit in their little market. However the front desk clerk went into the kitchen and got me a banana and an apple which I truly appreciated. I thought during the entire trip the front desk staff went out of their way to accommodate me.
I liked the location of this hotel. It’s sort of tucked back off the street a little and about 2 miles to the Penn State campus but close to major roads. Next time I’m in the area I would stay here again without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated! Residence Inn State College all-suite hotel combines all the comforts of home with the conveniences of a hotel. Our State College hotel near Penn State University (PSU) and Downtown State College (1.5 Miles) will keep you close to all of the action, your own students and to the exciting Penn State University sports teams. Residence Inn State College hotel is in the heart of Happy Valley and close to many area businesses making your commute to work an easy one. As the only extended stay all-suite hotel in State College, what we have to offer is second to none! All of our spacious suites offer fully equipped kitchens, separate living area and FREE High Speed Internet. Start your day every morning with our complimentary deluxe breakfast buffet. Socialize with us Tues - Thurs at our free dinner buffet. Unwind in our Billiards Lounge, Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Sport Court or Fitness Center. Among State College hotels, Residence Inn surpasses the rest, whether you're staying one night or thirty! ... more less
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