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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area)
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Very friendly, helpful staff. Coffee and cookies available complimentary all the time. Great parking and location. Close to freeway, mall, Bryce Jordan Center and Stadium. Beautiful pool area and hot tub. Self serve laundry, fitness center. Everything up to date and clean. Excellent complimentary breakfast. Rooms clean, updated well organized.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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D S, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

Thank you for review of our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 3 May 2013

As many have commented already: great staff, nice rooms, very clean, and a pretty decent breakfast (though the food could have been warmer). The shower was unusually large -- could have quite a party in there! A word of caution: the shower floor was pretty slippery. Exceptional value for the night I stayed, but I know the room rates are much higher on special weekends (graduation, football games). If you're looking for 5-star hotels, you're not going to find them in State College. But this is the best of the best we' found so far!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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D S, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

Thanks for your kind review. We have placed Rubbermaid bath mats in every room to ensure the safety of all of our guests. Hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 15 April 2013

We've been making the rounds of places to stay this past year at State College. Most places have been average at best. We really enjoyed our stay this past weekend at Country Inn and Suites. The entire hotel is non-smoking and pet-free, great for someone like me with allergies. Getting non-feathered pillows was a quick call to the front desk. The included breakfast buffet was delicious (great do-it-yourself waffles). Rooms were spacious and clean. The maids were extremely friendly and helpful when additional towels were needed. When there was an issue with a double charge at checkout, the front desk manager quickly resolved the issue. The kids loved the pool and hot tub and they have a nice gym.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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D S, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

Thanks for your review of our hotel. We appreciate the great comments, and are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come stay with us again whenever you are in State College.

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

We did a quick overnight here for a visit to Penn State. The property is a mile or two from the University, so it's not walkable, but having said that, I would stay here again. It's clean, new, modern, with breakfast included. The staff was friendly and helpful. It's not a vacation resort, but for what it is, it's great.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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D S, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of the hotel. We hope to see you back soon. Next time you stay, please ask at the desk for a walking map of The Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. It is a great place to see wildlife and get some exercise.

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

The riding team we are members of just spent the weekend at the hotel for a horse show in a nearby town. The staff was courteous and accommodating. When we arrived there was a jar on the check in counter of goodie bags of horse treats for our team! With horse treats, human cookies, coffee and tea available at all times we couldn’t have asked for more. We all had rooms near each other so pre-horse show prep was easy and convenient. The rooms were clean as well as the workout room and Pool.
The staff was so thoughtful knowing we would be up and out before breakfast hours they had made up grab and go bags for us. We will definitely book here again next year!

Room Tip: We were on the second floor which was nice, we could use the stairs instead of the elevator.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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D S, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2013

Thanks for your kind words about our hotel. We are glad you stayed. Hope to see you again for your next event!

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Reviewed 30 March 2013

I haven't been to State College enough to say whether its the best hotel or not, but the Country Inn and Suites was only decent. The staff was the highlight, very friendly and accommodating. Another good aspect was the value. However the sound proofing was insufficient, and we could clearly hear our neighbors when they arrived at 12 am. The breakfast was pretty bad. We went to breakfast pretty late (but before it ended) and the food was cold! Even the coffee was lukewarm. I would recommend eating breakfast at the waffle shoppe in town because it was hard to find anything nutritious at the hotel. It was fine for a quick one night stay, but probable nothing more.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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D S, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Thank you for your review of our hotel. Thanks for your kind words about our staff. We are always looking for ways to improve. We take your comments to heart. I hope you will give us the opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

We have been coming to state college for 4 years now and this is our favorite. Comfy beds, quiet, excellent shower. Breakfast is only fair though. Climate control also excellent . Late 12:00 checkout is nice. Very close to PSU

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D S, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2013

Thanks for your review of our hotel. We are always looking for ways to improve. Your comments will help us fine tune our "Free Be Our Guest Breakfast"

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Address: 1357 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-6813
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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 Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in State College
Price Range: £65 - £217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area) 3*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Country Inn and Suites in State College is the area's newest lodging property, that offers 113 clean, comfortable and consistant accommodations with a touch of home! The hotel features a complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool and spa, fitness room, and meeting room. We're located just minutes from the Penn State Campus, on College Avenue/Route 26 at the US 322 Intersection. Come be our guest at the Country Inn and Suites! ... more   less 
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