We stayed at the Courtyard for a football weekend. This was our first stay at the Courtyard, but I stay at Courtyards frequently on business trips. I used my Marriott points to book the stay, which was a wise choice since they raise the prices to $310/night (2 night minimum) on football weekends (as I'm sure every other hotel in State College does).
There was a nice spread of cookies and snacks (Penn State themed) in the lobby upon arrival. Check in was fine.
We had a king-bed room, which was a standard Courtyard room. The bed was very comfortable. There were several Penn State freebies waiting for us in the room, which was a nice touch.
Very importantly, the ice machine cranked out the ice for all of us filling our coolers for the big tailgate Saturday morning!
The pool and jacuzzi were very nice, with a waterfall and a good size pool. Our only complaint at all is with the fitness room. There were two treadmills, and my husband is a runner. He found them both to be in rather poor shape for serious running. However, I used the bike and elliptical, and both were in excellent condition.
There is a Ruby Tuesdays in the same parking lot that you can walk to for dinner.
All in all, a very nice Courtyard for business or pleasure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Among State College hotels, Courtyard by Marriott State College is the ideal oasis on the road for all travelers. Featuring many modern touches, the Courtyard lobby and Bistro offers spaces to connect, unwind, and eat. Start your morning right at this State College hotel with breakfast and Starbucks, then stop back again at the end of the day for dinner and a cocktail. Stay connected in our lobby or Business Center featuring free Wi-Fi. Unwind in our indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center. Perfectly situated in Happy Valley, this State College hotel near Penn State University, Bryce Jordan Center and Beaver Stadium is close to many area businesses and attractions. Relax in our spacious guest rooms, featuring FREE High Speed Internet and Wi-Fi, a large well-lit work area and 32" LCD flat screen TV. Sleep comfortably in our custom bedding with thick mattresses and fluffy pillows. When choosing State College hotels, come see why Courtyard by Marriott State College hotel is a step above the rest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott State College Hotel State College
- State College Marriott
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