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Penn Stater Conference Center
Ranked #7 of 26 Hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence
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“Penn State weekend”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

If attending a game, stay here! The hotel is great, transportation convenient, no stress. The breakfast buffet is great. We had dinner at The Gardens and would recommend it as well. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Shopping is close and convenient to get to. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Spent a night at the legendary Penn Stater while my son was moving into his dorm room. The room was clean and bright, with a generously sized divided bathroom and pull out couch. Nice quality toiletries and the staff even provided us with a toothbrush/toothpaste to replace a forgotten item. If only a continental breakfast was available, it would have been a perfect experience. All in all, a pleasant hotel, with comfortable beds, soft towels and friendly and attentive staff.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

I had pretty consistently the same stay each of my 10 nights stay. It is very convenient if you are attending meetings or conferences to stay here. The parking is easy, safe and free. I stayed in 3 separate rooms on 3 separate floors over the three weeks I was there. The first room was dirty with left over peanuts on the floor and cobwebs under the dresser. I called the front desk to ask for cleaning. I stayed for 2 nights and housekeeping never cleaned up the peanuts from the floor. My friend picked up a glass to drink out of there was approximately 1 inch of dust in the glass. That room was quiet through. The second room the next week was an adjoining room. Also dusty and dirty with worn furnishings. I could hear every conversation that my neighbors were having next door through the adjoining door. I slept very little that week there due to the loud neighbors and poor room arrangement. The following room the next week also was adjoining with the same experience. I heard a phone ring and thought it was my own. If you are on business, the work area is tight and difficult to utilize.

The physical location of the hotel is far from desired items like downtown or Atherton st. I didn't mind that because the shuttle was very nice. The shuttle driver was very personable and gave great recommendations for dinner. The front desk staff the first two weeks were wonderful and helpful. Good short running path nearby for runners. Did not try the pool or fitness center. No outdoor pool.
The conference facilities are nice and the support staff for them are wonderful.

I went to Legends twice for a working dinner. Both times, the wait staff seemed like they hadn't worked larger crowds before or we overwhelmed. The second time I waited 20 minutes until I asked the bartender for a waitress.The food was ok once it came and appropriately priced. I would eat there again but only with a lot of given time.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Lancaster, PA, United States
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

I do a lot of conferences at State College and like to stay at the Penn Stater whenever possible. It's a big place so sometimes you walk quite a distance from the front desk but the rooms are great and the service attentive. Shuttle service downtown makes up for some limited restaurant choices. Plenty of parking. The setting around the hotel is beautiful.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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York, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Went to Penn Stater for a business show. Everything was very nice. Good food, nice rooms. Great place to stay for Penn State football games! Convenient to many areas in State College. It is convenient to the Interstates, many restaurants. Convention area was nicely adorned.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

My son and I spent 2 nights here this week. From the moment we arrived till we left, we were satisfied with everything this hotel had to offer. Upon arriving to State College, the hotel arranged their van (for free) to meet us at the airport and take us back to the hotel. The driver Steve was kind and helpful. The staff was very friendly upon check in and assured us if we needed anything they would be more than happy to assist. Even had a room ready for us even though we came early. The lady at the front desk gave us a list of restaurants in and around town we could eat during our stay. The room was huge, clean (including bathroom) and we had an awesome view of the mountains. Only thing about the room that I suggest is replacing the sofas. Looked old and stained and I wish the pillows were a little softer. But other than that, the room was awesome. We arrived around 2pm and were starving after a long flight, so we decided to eat at the Legends Pub inside the hotel. All I can say was- it was well worth starving for. My son loved the Penn Stater Burger! The fries were awesome! Staff friendly. The next morning we ate breakfast at the Gardens Restaurant (also inside the hotel). My son had the breakfast buffet and was satisfied with a good selection of eggs, bacon. pancakes and fresh juices. If my son decides to go to school at Penn State in the future, we will surely be coming back to the Penn Stater!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Penn Stater Conference Center, responded to this review, 5 August 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience - and for giving us the opportunity to have you as a guest during your visit to Penn State! Best of luck to your son in his college decision...if he does choose to become part of the Penn State family, or for any upcoming trips to Happy Valley, we will look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Philadelphia
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Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here. Was here for a conference, which they always do an amazing job with. Our stay was wonderful. Loved the room, nice and clean and the maid service was great. Every staff member we encountered here was so nice and cheerful. They are willing to help with whatever you need. Looking forward to staying again next conference time!

Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Penn Stater Conference Center
Address: 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803-6603
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in State College
#6 Family Hotel in State College
#8 Romantic Hotel in State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Penn Stater Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 300
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