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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area)
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed here for a family visit and the hotel was fine. Clean, professional staff, and a decent breakfast. We wanted a basic hotel and got just what we needed. We particularly liked the Snapping Turtle warning in the lobby. Seriously.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

This hotel and it's staff were all perfect! I am normally quite critical, but I can say nothing negative at all. The staff was friendly & professional. The facility was clean and up to date. Breakfast was good. Very pleased with our stay.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed at Country Inn & Suites in State College over Memorial Day Weekend. Room was clean and beds were comfy. Bathrooms were well maintained as well. We did get 2 breakfasts but did not have them, being we were visiting family . Price was right and when we visit in PA again would not hesitate to stay there :)
Mich G. Long Island

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank themichgirl
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We switched to the Country Inn our last night during graduation weekend. We stayed at Toffetrees for two days at 599 a night (graduation rates) and then here for a night at 99. This is far superior to most of the older hotels in State College. The room is great and the service is excellent. The front desk is usually busy so check in might be a few minutes, but no one is complaining, just volume. Plenty of parking. I would make this one of your first calls for a room when visiting students at PSU.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Marc K
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We stayed here for a family wedding in late May. The price was very reasonable compared to the surrounding places. Location was very easy to get to and to get to all of the Penn State area.
the free breakfast wasn't bad, not the best, but somewhat decent. the rooms were clean as was the entire facility. Used the fitness center which wasn't big, but I was the only one in there. I saw the indoor pool which was very nice as well including a large Jacuzzi. the staff was friendly, especially Craig at the front desk.
I would recommend this hotel to all.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Ternick
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Nicki W, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2014

Thank you for your kind review of your stay with us at the Country Inn & Suites! I shared your compliment with Craig as well and he was honored that you mentioned him by name and I appreciate being able to recognize him for a job well done! On behalf of the entire staff we look forward to seeing you during any future stays in Happy Valley!

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Location is great, right on the edge of the University Park campus of Penn State. Close to Bryce Jordan Center and the stadium. Sits back off of highway 26 so very quiet. Staff is excellent. Accommodations; I can't think of anything else you could need. For me I love having coffee available 24 hours a day. Coin laundry, great complimentary breakfast(waffles, pastries, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fresh fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, juice), free excellent parking, pool and hot tub looking out the back at the woods which often have deer. Walking distance to mini store and some restaurants. Rooms are modern, clean, bathrooms spacious with counter space which is getting rarer these days at some hotels, refrigerator, plenty of electrical outlets. We stayed for 4 nights over graduation weekend and despite the fact that the hotel was completely sold out and the staff was worked to the max they were always pleasant and helpful. The only minor disappointment we had was that last year when we stayed here over graduation weekend they had a shuttle van that dropped us off and picked us up after, which was a big help as my husband has difficulty walking long distances; this year it was not available. We will stay here every time we visit State College. Be sure to use your AAA discount and sign up for Club Carlson.

Room Tip: Upper floors toward the back are probably quieter.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nicki W, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2014

Thank you for your kind review of our property! We are glad to see you have enjoyed your return stay with us here at the Country Inn & Suites. It is good to hear that we provided you with an enjoyable stay, through a demanding event, such as graduation! I do apologize for the inconvienance that you may have incurred due to the shuttle service from last year not being available. Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to seeing when your travels bring you back to Happy Valley!

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Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

EPIC FAIL!!! This hotel is an example of incompetance at its finest!!! My family of 8 stayed here from a Sunday to a Friday for a relative's Penn State graduation. We were advised check in would be starting at 3pm. As I have a toodler and we were on a strict timeframe for graduation ceremonies we arrived at the hotel around an hour early. The front desk employee informed me that out room was not yet ready but was guaranteed to be ready by 3. She also informed that (and pointed it out for me to see) that all housekeeping employees haf been bought lunch and were sitting eating it in the breakfast area. She told me that "as soon as they were done with lunch they'll get started cleaning rooms." We returned at 3 to be greeted with the beginning of the nightmare!! A dozen or more guests all were waiting, including oursevles, because no rooms were cleaned! We spent an hour chasing an 18 month old around the front lobby due to no room availability... This hotel had no foresight for a busy graduation weekend!!! Front desk staff were rude and brash in their manner of handling customers...making no assurances of when if ever we would get our room. I witnessed several guests booking rooms at other hotels just toeave this situation! This delay nearly made us miss graduation!! To cap this off they miss charged all of our accounts and this nightmare still continues!! I give one star because the hotel was not all that bad... Minus throw up all over a trash can in the 2nd floor landing. While were checking out we got the priviledge of listening to the front desk staff loudly and unprofessionally speak with customers over the phone about some sort of event booking that was messed up because of Carlsons website... Its like they dont want you to stay at their hotel!! Avoid this property at ALL costs!!!!

Stayed: May 2014
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D S, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Please accept our sincerest apologize for not being able to check you in at 3 pm. We strive to ensure that all of our incoming guests are accommodated the right way at the right time. At times our departing guests do not leave at the right time creating a situation that leads to unpleasant experience.

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Address: 1357 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-6813
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
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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: £64 - £215 (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
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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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