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BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites
Ranked #8 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

Nothing special. When we walked into our first room, it was pretty beat up, with the security lock broken off door, did not look good. The manager quickly found another room that was clean and secure, no other problems...We were here for a Penn State tour, college is right down the road, easy enough to get to.....you don't even need directions as you can see Beaver Stadium from the hotel....All in all, hotel was fine, free breakfast was decent.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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bwupsales, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Thank you for your response to the hotel and future recommendations for people traveling to the area. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Happy Valley.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

This is a nice, modern hotel, built 4 years ago; it is located approx. 3 miles North of the center of State College, just outside of Lemont, PA. This hotel is clean, located in a very quite location, and the staff were friendly. We stayed on a Saturday night when it was not very crowded. Our room was clean and modern, the bathroom was sparkling clean, the beds/pillows were comfortable, and the WiFi worked very well, allowing me to update 2 laptops, one iPad, & 2 iPhones while there. The WiFi did not cut out or stall overnight as it often does at many budget hotels which seem to have a WiFi time limit. There are no restaurants nearby, but there is a Sheetz gasoline station within approx. 1/4 mile, where they sell made to order sandwiches, etc. The two things we did not like about our room were: 1) the nature of the "eco-friendly" room control, which in this particular case means the room lights (with the exception of 1), heat/AC are controlled via a mini computerized, environmental control on the wall. If your room keycard is not in the slot, the heat will not be on; it was preset @ 65F. This was a bitterly cold weekend, and it took well over an hour for the room to heat up. Oddly enough, the heat is not centralized but comes thru a typical, window-side heat/ac unit, and it blew cool air for quite a long while. We did not want to come back to a cold room that night, so we left one of our keycards in the computerized environmental control unit when we went out; problem solved. 2). The room sound insulation is not great. The room directly opposite ours was occupied with guests with children; we could easily hear each time they let the door slam shut and could clearly hear people talking in the hallway outside our room. I don't think anyone was in the room located behind our headboard, so I can't attest to any noise coming directly through the walls! On another note, the hotel has a small, indoor heated pool and hot-tub. The pool is really quite small and would be fairly useless if more than 4 or 5 people tried to use it at the same time. Both the pool and the hot-tub were very clean, as was the entire pool area. Breakfast is included in your rate, and the breakfast offerings were not bad for a budget end hotel. Overall, a good hotel and a good stay; we would stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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bwupsales, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Thank you for helping our future guests. We try to take pro active measures during the cold winter to make sure everyone has a comfortable warm stay. We set temperatures higher for the rooms that we have checking in. We are glad to hear that your room was sparkling clean. Our housekeepers work hard and always appreciate great feedback from guests like yourself. We look forward to having you again the next time that you are in the area.
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Albion, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

This was a great stay for me, they had truck parking, the rooms are huge, the only downfall was the showers, it was hard to keep the curtain inside the shower since it is just a stand up shower, great location, I will stay here again any time I am hauling to the steel mills out here in PA, also Champs Sports Grill delivers here and has awesome food

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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bwupsales, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Thank you so much for the reviews. We do have alot of parking for large trucks and buses. I am happy to see this review for future guests that have larger vehicles and encounter this problem daily. As for the stand up shower, we have regular showers in most of our rooms. Our handicap accessible rooms have a variey of bath/shower choices to accomodate different handicap needs. Let us know the next time you are here that you do want a full bath area and we will take care of this. Thanks again for the review.
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Williamsport, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed here on New Year's Eve. The hotel was clean. Our room was exceptionally clean. We swam in the pool, used the exercise room, and enjoyed the complimentary breakfast at the hotel the following morning. We wanted to get away for a night to celebrate the new year, and this was the perfect location. We will stay here again, and highly recommend the Best Western PLUS University Park Inn & Suites.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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bwupsales, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Thank you for the great feedback. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us to celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014. We hope that you were also able to enjoy the many attractions and events that State College offers for their First Night celebration. We look forward to seeing you the next time that you are in the area.
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

This was an exceptional value for the money. The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfast excellent. The hotel was easy to find, and in a very convenient location. While we did not use the fitness facilities, they were available and looked very sufficient for a nice work out. I will definately stay again on my next visit to State College.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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bwupsales, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Thank you so much for the great feedback. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

I was pleasantly surprised with this Best Western. The space between the beds is nice. Don't bump into one another. Room was very clean and same with the hotel. The staff at this Best Western is friendly. Enjoyed the breakfast. You are close enough to the mall to walk and there is a convenience store within walking distance as well. You would enjoy staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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bwupsales, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Thank you for the great reviews. We love to see appreciation for our housekeeping staff that work hard to keep our Ultra Clean certification. I am also glad to see that you enjoyed being close to the mall. We hope your review helps others visiting the area and look forward to your next visit with us.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

My husband and I travel to State College occasionally and after our stay at Best Western, I think we found a new hotel. We were really pleased at the hotel with everything. If I had to complain, it would be the pillows were too thick but hey you can't please everyone. I'm sure if I sat here and thought long enough I could find more faults, but really the question is would I choose this hotel again?? definitely

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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bwupsales, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Thank you for the feedback. You are not the only person that has mentioned our pillows being too thick. I enjoyed the feedback that you wrote about the pillows and do hope this will help other guests. We have looked into providing options for pillows and may implement that soon due to reviews from guests like yourselves.
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites
Address: 115 Premiere Drive, State College, PA 16801-7329
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in State College
#4 Romantic Hotel in State College
#5 Business Hotel in State College
#16 Family Hotel in State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
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